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Old 02-13-2014, 08:44 PM   #3166
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This guy epitomizes for me the odd diversity of Key West's "One Human Family" philosophy. Nattily dressed unlike the stereotypical ratty waterfront bum and somehow riding a Vino 125 with a wide brimmed fedora. ATGATT is a concept not frequently seen in this town. If that annoys you let me refer you back to the city philosophy.
I understand the individual's right for ATGATT or not... but, how does one keep a fedora on one's head while riding?? If I am just running to the mailbox (about 5 blocks from our house), I may rotate my ballcap so it till stay on my head at 15 mph... but, a fedora? Tacks? Staples?
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:54 PM   #3167
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I understand the individual's right for ATGATT or not... but, how does one keep a fedora on one's head while riding?? If I am just running to the mailbox (about 5 blocks from our house), I may rotate my ballcap so it till stay on my head at 15 mph... but, a fedora? Tacks? Staples?
Part of a toupee fedora combo held on by super poli-grip.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #3168
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My second ever scooter. I miss it.


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Old 02-14-2014, 09:47 PM   #3169
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My second ever scooter. I miss it.


is this the 2 or 4 stroke? we get both down here... I want one of those

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Old 02-15-2014, 12:19 AM   #3170
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Part of a toupee fedora combo held on by super poli-grip.
Cap'n Jim's puzzlement is mine. I hate hats anyway but wearing while riding beats me.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:21 AM   #3171
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is this the 2 or 4 stroke? we get both down here... I want one of those

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Two stroke. The four stroke has an instrument pod and a hump on the floorboards. Very um, modern?
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:29 AM   #3172
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Key West

Where scooters are utilitarian elements in the landscape.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:07 AM   #3173
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The wife and I always hit key west almost every year. I went over to look at a real ratty blue zuma one time. It had 32000 miles, I was like wow. I hate how everything is left out side and all rusty though

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Old 02-15-2014, 10:12 AM   #3174
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I took this pic this morning but couldn't get my scooter in it. You won't see this in Key West.

Gorgeous picture!
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #3175
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Traded my Moto Guzzi California for this a couple of months ago. Straight across for a change didn't cost me a dime. New experience for me - pretty cool for around town, running errands etc. Can't wait for spring!

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Old 02-15-2014, 11:00 AM   #3176
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is this the 2 or 4 stroke? we get both down here... I want one of those

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Old 02-15-2014, 10:20 PM   #3177
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Traded my Moto Guzzi California for this a couple of months ago. Straight across for a change didn't cost me a dime. New experience for me - pretty cool for around town, running errands etc. Can't wait for spring!


you, sir, have good tastes in bikes and scoots.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:45 PM   #3178
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Traded my Moto Guzzi California for this a couple of months ago. Straight across for a change didn't cost me a dime. New experience for me - pretty cool for around town, running errands etc. Can't wait for spring!

Absolutely stunning. Naysayers be damned. I still want one.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:33 AM   #3179
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That's the proper pick of the Piaggio family line, it's all the BV500 should have
been, better suspension and brakes, more underseat storage, better seat.

Not sure if you get it with the 460cc or the 492cc engine, if it's 492 it's
virtually flawless.

Not as frisky and psycho as the BV350, but a better all-rounder IMHO.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #3180
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That's the proper pick of the Piaggio family line, it's all the BV500 should have
been, better suspension and brakes, more underseat storage, better seat.

Not sure if you get it with the 460cc or the 492cc engine, if it's 492 it's
virtually flawless.

Not as frisky and psycho as the BV350, but a better all-rounder IMHO.
Thanks Cortez, It's a 2009 so I'm pretty sure it's a single-plug 460. I'll have to dig into it one of these days and find out.
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