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An addition to the family...

Discussion in 'Bike Related Photographs' started by Richie B, May 26, 2015.

  1. Richie B

    Richie B Active Member

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    The Vespa just simply didn't cut it with commuting on the Motorway.
     

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  2. Richie B

    Richie B Active Member

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    Vespa up for sale on eBay if anyone's interested, eBay item number: 281700525571
     

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  3. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Can we take it that the Fazer is a tad narrower than the GS for the purposes of commuting? :D
     
  4. Richie B

    Richie B Active Member

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    Indeed! Plus I don't want to rack up unnecessary miles up on the GS.
     
  5. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I thought that was the whole point, no? ;)
     
  6. Richie B

    Richie B Active Member

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    Sorry, 'unnecessary boring motorway commuting miles' :)
     
  7. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I was only pulling yer leg. Honest. :D
     
  8. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    Absofuckinglutly, ride the thing. Don't be another polisher :eekicon:
    I always thought :cool: the GSA was better than my transalp in commuting. People do get a bit scared I'd a 1/4 of a tonne of German scrap metal come approaching at 70 miles. I know now how Moses felt at the red sea :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  9. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    Has the new girl replaced or joined the vespa? :D :D





    one can never have too many bikes. :cool:
     
  10. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Lovely bikes to ride Richie (in a middling il4 kinda way), easy on fuel too :)
     
  11. Richie B

    Richie B Active Member

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    The Vespa will have to go mate, can't be too greedy :)
     
  12. Richie B

    Richie B Active Member

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    Yeah, first trip yesterday, smooth as you like. Just need to get a bigger screen.
     
  13. Richie B

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    UPDATE

    So, it's very clean, cost £1400 for a 1999 model with 22K verified miles. 3 days and 150 predominantly motorway miles in the saddle with the following observations:

    Pros :thumbsupanim:


    Fun
    Fast and manoeuvrable; filter through the narrowest gaps
    Don't need a ladder to get on it
    55mpg over 150 motorway miles at approx average 80mph
    Research suggests cheap and cheerful to maintain

    Cons: :(

    It's not a GS


    No regrets. It's not going to win the Paris Dakar or first prize in a beauty contest but now I have the best of both worlds.


    (P.S. Anyone want to buy a Vespa? :eekicon: )
     
  14. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    They're ACE machines - I've had one like yours and a 2002 model and covered over 40k miles between the pair of them.

    Enjoy it Richie :thumbsup:

    Steve T

    :cool:

    PS - if you need a new alternator cover, I've got one still in it's wrapping paper sitting on a shelf in the garage ;)
     
  15. Richie B

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    Cheers Steve :)
     

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