My first Vespa!!!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by IBJanky, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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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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  2. seraph

    seraph asshole on a scooter

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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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  3. IBJanky

    IBJanky Adventurer

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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
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  4. IBJanky

    IBJanky Adventurer

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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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    myke
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  5. DarthJ

    DarthJ Been here awhile

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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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  6. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    A REALLY classic Vespa. Any updates?

    -Eff
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  7. IBJanky

    IBJanky Adventurer

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  8. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Come on we need more of an update than that.:huh

    It been a year. Tell us about it.:freaky
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  9. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    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..........:rofl
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  10. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Been here awhile

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    Really good looking Vespa. That color scheme is so awesome!
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  11. kyhillbilly

    kyhillbilly Been here awhile

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    Beautiful scooter!!!! One of the top 5 bikes on my "lust list".
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  12. Phipsd

    Phipsd Been here awhile

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    It will be interesting to see if your experience turns out like mine. I am having so much fun on my SYM Citycom 300i that the my V-strom 1000 is mostly gathering dust unless I go on a big trip. Lucky for me it was paid for long ago or I would be really choked.
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  13. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    That is a sweeet scooter. Unfortunately a brand new one here goes for over $8500 OTD, so as much as I like it, I won't be buying one.
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  14. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    My first Vespa... Front Massoli shock, rear Jettin bushings, Stebel horn, Top Box LED signals, Jettin bar ends and CRG Lane Splitters.

    Loving the OP's front brake mod... Next up will be rear Bitubo shocks.

    So much fun up in the canyons it ain't funny :evil

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