I own WAY to many scooters... post your hordes!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by theageofindustry, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. theageofindustry

    theageofindustry Adventurer

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    Some of you may know me from other forums or maybe since I'm the prez of the Lambretta club USA, or maybe because my wife and I are the North American distributors for Corazzo or even still you might have bought parts from me through my vintage scooter parts biz pistonported.com.

    Yikes, that is a lot of stuff. Anyway, obviously someone who is that involved in the scooter game has probably got a lot of scooters and you would not be wrong for assuming so.

    I mainly use the Advrider forum to buy and sell things and lately I have been getting hot and heavy into a new used BMW airhead I just recently acquired so I've been hanging about the airhead forum here. I thought I'd just pop into the scooter space since well I own a lot of scooters. Many of these get featured on Corazzo's social media pretty often since I commute to work on them from spring until fall.

    So here's a thread for those of us who may have MSS (multi-scooter syndrome) or MMS (multi-motorcycle syndrome). The only know treatment to such an affliction is to purchase more scooters or motorcycles. You could also have MSMS (multi-scooter and motorcycle syndrome) which appears top be chronic. Again, the only treatment for such an affliction is to purchase more scooters and motorcycles. It really is a terribly epidemic.

    People are always asking me or my wife how many scooters and motorcycles I own. I honestly just gave up and tell them I don't know.

    I'll start and this is literally just off the cuff:

    Vespa Cosa 200 mk2:

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    Lambretta S2 LI125 w/200cc Mugello kit:

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    1955 Lambretta 150D:

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    1959 Lambretta Series 1 LI150:

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    1964 Vespa vbb:

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    2003 Genuine Stella:

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    1964 Lambretta TV175 Ali Ghan Shriner

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    197? SIL Vijai Mk1 Lambretta

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    And those are just the ones that run!

    Not pictured... let me think about that.

    API S2 Lambretta

    Man is that the only non-runner I have in the fleet right now? That's pretty alright actually!
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  2. theageofindustry

    theageofindustry Adventurer

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    Scratch that, almost forgot about El Toro!

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    Also non-running now so that's 2 non-running scooters in my horde. I also have:

    2 Honda CX500's
    BMW R80RT Airhead
    BMW R1100RS
    1980 Honda XR250
    1979 Yamaha DT100

    But all of these are motorcycles so they are only treating the Motorcycle side of my MSMS.
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  3. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Nice collection with great patina. I too (briefly) had a '64 TV175. Should have never....
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  4. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Been here awhile

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    I too also have a fare amount of scoots. I don't know how many...I'd have to go over to the shop and start counting. I keep them all in running condition (no easy feat). I thinned the herd a little bit last year and got rid of a P2 and a GTR.
    I rarely ever contribute to any of the "Battle Scooter" threads because I get the impression that most people here aren't into the vintage scoots. But post something up on the forum about a modern TnG, and people will flock to it.
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  5. theageofindustry

    theageofindustry Adventurer

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    Yeah I am mostly here for the BMW airhead stuff but thought, "hey they have a scooter forum and I own a metric assload of those so may as well post!"

    I celebrate everything on 2 wheels, just some things I celebrate more than others. ;)
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  6. RCmoto

    RCmoto Long timer

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    I'm undecided if I'm happy or sad my garage only fits 10.
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  7. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    My herd is in my signature line, I think. 8 at the moment. I'm facing garage congestion, so somethings got to go.
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  8. MiniBike

    MiniBike Casual Observer

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    No hoard and it's certainly not exotic, but I've got a Ruckus, a BIG Ruckus and a Schwinn Graduate 150 (the one that started it all in '06). I only have a single (a'hem) car garage, so there's barely any room for the Triumph Bonneville.

    I noticed the CX500 Custom in the original post. That's the bike I wish I'd never let go of, but MBS wasn't an option back then.
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  9. theageofindustry

    theageofindustry Adventurer

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    It'll probably be exactly how it happens to me:
    I decide I need to sell something, something comes up that I can't pass up so I don't and then I wonder why I have so many.

    Then all of a sudden you have 9 and the process repeats itself.

    As another said here, at least of all those scooters I own, only 2 are non-operational. So at least I feel like it's not for nothing since I ride them and maintain them.

    :hmmmmm
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  10. JerryH

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    Some very nice scooters. I own 7 bikes total, though only 2 are scooters (including a 2009 Stella and a 2006 Vespa GT200) and one of them is a motorcycle parts bike. I'm planning on buying a new or slightly used 125cc scooter in the near future. Likely a Taiwanese brand, like a Kymco Agility 125. I have room for all these bikes. The problem is maintaining and exercising all the running ones. I won't let a running bike just sit there, it has to be started and warmed up at least once every 2 weeks, also put in gear to keep the clutch from sticking. My problem is, I don't really want to sell most of these bikes. I am a collector. I would sell a couple, but I put them on Craigslist at what I considered a fair price, and got offers of less than half that. I'm not giving them away. I'd rather let my kids have them.
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  11. RCmoto

    RCmoto Long timer

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    Exactly how I feel.

    I always tell people that if I won the lottery (I don't play it), first thing I would do is find and buy all the previous makes/models I've owned. Currently I'm between 40-50. I keep a spreadsheet w/all the specs, dates/states bought/sold, miles, VIN's etc. - that's healthy, right?
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  12. theageofindustry

    theageofindustry Adventurer

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    My Dad has only sold 1 motorcycle he ever owned and that was a cb350 he bought while he was stationed in Puerto Rico with the Navy. He always says he regretted that and hasn't sold one since.

    I've sold a bunch of motorcycles but I can only remember 1 scooter so I guess this is hereditary....
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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    at one point in time, i had 150+ motorcycles/mopeds/scooters

    5000 square feet, handle bar to handle bar. out of the 150, 100 were runners, and some weren't. this was before i got a camera/phone capable of pics, but i can tell you this, my current stable of 1, is way easier to manage.
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  14. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Eighteen of them here.....ten motorbikes and eight scooters.
    Sadly there's too many prying eyes and loose tongues to risk showing domestic based photos.
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  15. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    I feel like those Lambrettas are the most beautiful scooters ever made. Yours look like they're in good hands. Good on ya for keepin em going.
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  16. theageofindustry

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    Clearly you have are managing your treatment of msms properly!
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  17. Dabears

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    I don't know how ya'll manage it. I got rid of my BMW GS and just have the P200e and the SYM HD 200. That said, when you factor in the motorhome, my 15 year old pickup and my wife's car, then tack on the lawn mowers, leaf blowers, pressure washer, gas trimmers, etc....I seem to be working on something all the time or using the above for their respective purposes.

    I just spent the better part of a week replacing the turbo on my daughters CX7, while my brand new guitar has sat untouched for weeks. I retired a couple years ago, and my project list just keeps growing. Any more scooters or motorcycles (how I would love one of Corazzo's Lammies or a couple Sportster projects, or another Vespa or, or, or...) I think I would be so far in over my head I would just give up and go back to work!
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  18. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    I only have 4 (all Hondas right now: Zoomer X, PCX150, GROM, and NC700X). I change too often to really grow a collection. 4 is already too much. Between annual registration and state inspection plus the insurance, it adds up pretty fast. But it's fun and I am grateful for all the bikes I have had the chance to ride and own.
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  19. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    I've got my

    royal enfield continental gt
    Cz 125 type 488
    Cz 180 type 488
    Vespa px125e
    Honda hobbit
    Honda hobbit vl
    Honda vision 50 x
    Puch maxi n
    Puch maxi s

    The thing is when they're all old or projects there so much to do to keep on top of them....

    I only had the Enfield and vespa on the road this year and the vespa mysteriously lost spark while out on a ride last week so it's not even going now, and I haven't had time to look at it yet so don't know when it'll be back on the road.

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  20. Buster Grumpy

    Buster Grumpy Sucker for "great deals"

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    I have 6, but only one is licensed and insured. 4 will be cleaned up and sold once I get cured of my proclivity to procrastinate.

    2004 Vino 125: Only street legal scoot right now. Does everything I need, but could use a little more top speed.
    2009 Zuma 125: Just bought it yesterday. Might keep it and the Vino, but may decide to keep only one if the other sits too much. I'm in no hurry to decide.

    Eventually getting rid of:
    2006 Ruckus: Bought as a theft recovery - it's in rough shape and no title. No idea what I'm gonna do with this one. Prolly should just sell it a parts bike. I'm obviously too lazy to part it out.
    2000 Victory Sport Cruiser: In long term storage. I need to service it and sell it. I've owned it for a long time, but it is just too much of a hassle to ride to be useful.
    1985 Suzuki FA50 noped: Oil tank is leaking a little. Need to fix that and sell it. Too slow to be useful. Fun though.
    1978 Honda Express noped: POS. Way too much work needed and even if I did it all it would still be too slow. Will likely sell cheap for parts.
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