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Old 03-12-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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Full Circle- 125cc to 125cc

About 52 years ago my two wheeled adventures began on one of these:



This freedom machine came with 125cc's, three speeds, you mixed the oil, flipped the fuel toggle over to reserve when hitting empty (like the VW that took it's place) and would hit an optimistic 40mph! "Appliance Blue" is what the Sears sales brochure stated for color. Mine came lightly used like every other bike I have had and I spent a couple of years taking adventures that would have earned it an ADV sticker. Scars to prove it!
I even mounted a genuine Vespa sidecar on this little hero. That is a story in itself.
Growing up, trying to behave like a responsible adult for several years kept me off motors for a long time. About 12 years ago it was time to renew the passion.
A procession of great bikes came along. About the only major brands I haven't tried were HD's or Ducs. 650's,250's, 350's, 500's, liter bikes...singles, twins,triples all shapes sizes and styles.
Twist and go came in the form of a fine Majesty400. Now the itch of something smaller to dink around on got my attention.
Enter another 125cc scoot.......PCX125



Wow, have things changed! If I were a dog,my tail would not stop wagging.
I'm thinking the grin-o-meter will be on high soon.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Sometimes you just know you found the ONE!

Congrats amigo!!!

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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you'll love it......

congrats
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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Maybe I will bring the Zuma up for a drag race.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Tour de Lanier

Chad, we will need to run the "Tour de Lanier" on the tiddlers.
Check the Google map of Lake Lanier just below Tryon off 176. So many curves it will make you dizzy.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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ya'll know each other?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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Never met before. Just talked on this forum and competed for a few tags in the past.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #8
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Driller, looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear some reviews of how it handles on the street. Best of luck.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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Yeah I started in 1958 on a 1955 Sears Allstate Cruisaire made by Vespa. I have many fond memories of riding that scooter.

I went on to have many motorcycles and came back to scooters three years ago.

Have fun.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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Two recently restore allstates

Driller scouter source has two restored all states in Ohio. I don't imagine he would part with them for $319. They are excellent restorations.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #11
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Yeah, I get it. Even that "coming full circle" stuff. We are really enjoying the "his & hers" Honda PCX 150s we picked up last week. Of course, I must also say kudos on the color choice.

Have fun - keep those posts coming!

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:19 AM   #12
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Never had a scooter till about 10 years ago, now I've had several. I have an '09 Genuine Stella that is not that different from that Allstate/Vespa in appearance, 150cc 2 stroke 4 speed tops out at around 50 mph. I started in 1968 on a Bultaco Lobito 100, not sure what year but it was far from new.

I just decided to take the Stella to work this morning....
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #13
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Look at that price! If you had bought two 52 years ago and kept one in a box you would have been way ahead.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:20 AM   #14
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Yup, the small scoots are a hoot! I rode my Vespa PX150 to work today, smiling all the way.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:18 AM   #15
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About 52 years ago my two wheeled adventures began...

...Wow, have things changed! If I were a dog,my tail would not stop wagging.
I'm thinking the grin-o-meter will be on high soon.


Keep riding, Mike!
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