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Old 11-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #16
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.... I KNOW I'm gonna miss that Elite 150! Thats why I'm struggling so much with the decsion!

That Elite 150 is worth way more to you than what you'll get selling it.
KEEP IT
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:58 AM   #17
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That sounds like an interesting story, any chance you did a ride report with pix?
Yes, I did it for charity and I wrote a long blog of it with a ton of pics. Here is the link:

http://www.cycle4strays.com/2009_Buzzin__4_Strays.html

At the end of the ride I sold it (along with pretty much everything else I owned and left by bicycle for Costa Rica, where I am now. Leaving next Sat for the Panama Canal (again by bicycle...)
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #18
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That Elite 150 is worth way more to you than what you'll get selling it.
KEEP IT

Yea it is worth a lot to me. I'm really goin to try and see what I can do to get the money and keep it. I'm still debating, you see I may just save up by fixin and sellin bikes and save up for my dream bike, but man do I want a Harley!
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:02 AM   #19
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Yea it is worth a lot to me. I'm really goin to try and see what I can do to get the money and keep it. I'm still debating, you see I may just save up by fixin and sellin bikes and save up for my dream bike, but man do I want a Harley!

OMG WHY???


A scooter will give you exactly the same kind of performance... in a much lighter and nimbler package. No need for assless chaps either!



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Old 11-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #20
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Nice!

I have an '06 GTS250 with a little under 19k miles on it and love it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:29 AM   #21
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That's the best color IMHO, and the mods you did are the exact same mods I
would do!

Amazing scoot!
Congrats!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #22
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Nice scooter! I can definitely see one of these 300s in my future. All the displacement and power of most maxiscooters but without the grandpa styling, extra length, and excess weight.

How is that Brembo caliper? Looks like a beast!
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #23
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Nice scooter! I can definitely see one of these 300s in my future. All the displacement and power of most maxiscooters but without the grandpa styling, extra length, and excess weight.

How is that Brembo caliper? Looks like a beast!
The Brembo caliper is a lot better than the stock caliper that came with the bike. It's probably the best mod I've done on the scooter :)

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:58 AM   #24
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Just installed the flyscreen. I tested it out today riding in the freeway, and I like it better than without! :)





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Old 12-02-2011, 04:10 PM   #25
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Nice! I will be trading in my Silver Wing for a Shadow Aero (love the retro style) in the spring. WAS going to give SW to fiancee after she takes the rider course but she saw one of those Vespas at the dealer when I went to drop off SW for service and wants one. They have a cool retro look and the engine's big enough to get some oomph. (wonder if she realizes no bike in our stable is allowed to be bone stock?)
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #26
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A REALLY classic Vespa. Any updates?

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:51 AM   #27
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A REALLY classic Vespa. Any updates?

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Yup, I installed a Stebel horn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prUY1PYLyq0



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Old 12-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #28
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Come on we need more of an update than that.

It been a year. Tell us about it.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #29
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The Brembo caliper is a lot better than the stock caliper that came with the bike. It's probably the best mod I've done on the scooter :)

myke
That's what I wanted to hear, thanks man!

After 100km I was wondering if a caliper upgrade would help the front of the X8 (single 260mm disc and small caliper).
I spose the 6-piston 'Busa Tokico in the shed is a bit of overkill for it though..........
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:34 AM   #30
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Really good looking Vespa. That color scheme is so awesome!
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