My Vespa Adventures

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by sergeibelski, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    Sergei, it's been said before, but bears repeating. Your photos are AWESOME and your willingness to take on multi-state long distance tours on your 250 and 300 Vespas is inspiring.

    I've been eyeing the 300 Super at the local dealer and like it very much. I ride a superscoot now (Silverwing), but I think the 300 Super would be a great machine as well.

    Would be interested in some information about how your 300 did on long distance. Any problems? Any difficulty maintaining speeds? Fuel mileage? Anything else you think is important to know?

    Thanks again for the photos. I downloaded some for a little slideshow here on my computer...I hope that's OK.

    Bob
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  2. sergeibelski

    sergeibelski Been here awhile

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    Thank you Bob!

    For my long trip I used 250 GTS... so I can't really say yet how 300 would show its self.. My 250 is in the show for a while now so I can't do direct comparison to 300... but I think my 300 is about 10km/h slower than my 250.

    250 was great on my long trip to Mexico! No problems with it.. I got hit by a rock and my oil filter got cracked in half so had to replace that. Other wise mechanically was great! Didn't have any difficulty maintaining the speed, but I had to use full throttle lots. I would really recommend the windscreen for it. As soon as I got mine installed, my was able to go faster and didn't have to struggle to hold on.... I wouldn't do a long trip without it!

    I didn't calculate the gas milage much.. its great around the city.. on a highway my gas milage on my 300 is very close to my friend's BMW 650, just a tiny bit better... I think its because my 300 was straggling more to go full speed against the wind. I'm doing about 180 km on a tank of gas. (it have been very very windy around here lately though).

    Sergei
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  3. sergeibelski

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  4. mikesova

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    I want one. :cry
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  5. hexnut

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    Really great photos and a great scooter as well.

    Does that short windshield work that well. I don't much care for the tall ones and was thinking about putting a shorter windscreen on my scooter and was wondering if they were worth it.

    Thanks and have a good one
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  6. sergeibelski

    sergeibelski Been here awhile

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    Thank you very much! That small windscreen is amazing! I wouldn't be able to ride on my long trips without it! Top speed increased (well getting to the top speed is much easier and faster) and I don't get tired fighting the wind. But I think it would depends how tall you are and the way you sit. I'm 6' and I slouch a little.
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  7. sergeibelski

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    One from today :)
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  9. sergeibelski

    sergeibelski Been here awhile

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    I noticed that I didn't post any Vespa photos for a while. I still ride pretty much every day, but always for work and don't have time to stop and take photos of my scooter. Today I decided to take a break and go for a nice ride :)
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  10. btcn

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    Man those photos and Scooter are just so awesome!

    One question, how do you keep that scoot so sparkling clean?

    I'd love a Vespa like that, but that scoots to nice for me.
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  11. sergeibelski

    sergeibelski Been here awhile

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    Thank you! It's not that clean if you look closer :) Actually last couple of photos I just washed my scooter the day before :)
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  12. Serbchaser

    Serbchaser Chasin' the Serb

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    Awesome scooter and photos. I am looking at a GTS 300. I would need to pick it up and ride it approximately 600 miles home. It has the windscreen. How is it on the highway (buffeting, etc.)? Thanks - awesome pics.
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  13. btcn

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    Sure! It looks pretty clean to me though! Man I can't keep my Elite clean! Its ALWAYS dirty, I just rarely wash it these days, since I use it for everything. I just clean it when I do maintenance on it usually.
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  14. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Hey Serge - great photos as always!

    Sure would love some text when you post 'em and info on the rides you take to get there. Maybe someday I'll get there myself.

    Keep 'em coming!
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  18. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    Great photo's as usual mate.
    A few of those look a bit like over here at the moment (or will be in a couple of weeks). We've had RAIN (WOO!HOO!) and I guess canola fields look the same the world over, endless waving fields of yellow. :clap
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  19. amycyclenut

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    F'ing awesome pics dude! :clap :clap
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