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Old 02-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #2656
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You can quote without pictures too.
Yes...I know that.

But sadly too many people quote a whole lengthy pic heavy post and then just add a comment like 'Sweet' or 'Nice scooter' etc and we get page after page of the same pics just for a few short comments.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #2657
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hi guys
my Primevera 125 ET3 ...1976

Did you take your pics at the Centre Pompidou?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:41 AM   #2658
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Did you take your pics at the Centre Pompidou?
@ Gore-tx
good observation
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #2659
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good observation
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #2660
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My touring beater.
Bought it with 63miles on it this year!
Its just sat and was sold with no keys.
I also have a two more vespa's and an old Honda mess.

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #2661
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The biggest drag meet of the year for over this part of the world is on tomorrow. I've raced at Nationals meetings every year for the last 22 years........except for this one, the damn Vmax seems impervious to my feeble attempts to fix it.

However, all is not lost! SOMEONE has to tow around all the dragbikes after a run, so I'm crewing for a mate on his 8sec no-bar 1984 GSX, as part of a cunning plan to be part of the action. I intend to wear my cool "Vespa 90" T-shirt, and tow back 3 or 4 bikes at a time with my trusty scoot past the 20000 spectators. I'm gonna be famous!

Here we are, fuelled up and ready to ride the 350km t the track at dawn tomorrow........



........and notice the most important things necessary for the ride.
A helmet with auto sunglass function, a comfy jacket for the trip, and of course, the coffee!
HAHA! It's all good!

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:35 AM   #2662
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Nice X8.
250?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:06 AM   #2663
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Yeah, 250.
I prefer the 400s, an extra inch in the legroom and a bit more grunt, but really this 250 does it all for what I want.
60-70000km from now when it's gasping, which is really only 5 years away, I'll probably get a 300/350.
They're pretty capable these things.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:25 AM   #2664
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Yeah, 250.
I prefer the 400s, an extra inch in the legroom and a bit more grunt, but really this 250 does it all for what I want.
60-70000km from now when it's gasping, which is really only 5 years away, I'll probably get a 300/350.
They're pretty capable these things.
+1

I had a ride on a 200 probably 10 years ago.
The acceleration back then blew me away.. (the 200 is the same power
as 250.. almost).. but I've ridden the BV200 (Beverly) few days before and
I recall that the X8 had virtually no feedback from the front end.

To this day I think it was the most "detached" I felt on any scooter, and
most are bad that way. I even skidded the rear for 30-40ft and had NO
idea the wheel was locked up under deceleration.

On the plus side, it's probably the most comfortable, small wheeled scooter
I tried. I wish my DT300 was this comfortable.

The X8 400 has 14" wheels on both ends which should help a lot.
It was on my shortlist when I bought the Downtown.

I'm a huge fan of the Piaggio 400cc MASTER engine.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:08 AM   #2665
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The X8 400 has 14" wheels on both ends which should help a lot.
It was on my shortlist when I bought the Downtown.

I'm a huge fan of the Piaggio 400cc MASTER engine.
I'm a big fan too, love the 400s.
I prefer the 12" rear, the rim takes a CT easily (30K km tyre life), and is a bit deeper under seat. Having both would be perfect.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:12 AM   #2666
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I'm a big fan too, love the 400s.
I prefer the 12" rear, the rim takes a CT easily (30K km tyre life), and is a bit deeper under seat. Having both would be perfect.
True, true..
The storage (and especially double access) is amazing on the X8.

Also.. I don't seem to like the X-EVO as much.. don't know where they were
going with that scoot.


That's the best 400 piaggio based scoot that I ever tried.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #2667
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Gotta love those Peugeot!
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:06 AM   #2668
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You know I'm not particularly fond of the BV/Beverly, but this is the BV
done right. However, leftover stock here was sold quickly for the price
less then the BV125 (and this was a 400 and 500) because the 1)
imported "went under" and there was a lot of talk about electrical issues.

I got that thing up to 100mph indicated and it felt better planted at the
tight stuff then my kawasaki 650r. The 400's regular price was lower then
what they're asking for a BV350 now, however, the 500 with ABS was
A LOT (like 20-25%) more.

Too bad.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #2669
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2011 Yamaha Zuma 125 by JamesHenry, on Flickr

My commuter. It was a beautiful 35 degrees through rain and intense fog yesterday so I had to take it to work
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #2670
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this was my scoot from the ages of 16-18 had her brand new in 2009 up until 2011

Yamaha Jog RR LC called Chloe

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