Volare! Oh, Oh!!!!!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Lobby, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Yep. Picked up something Italian today. :evil

    No pics yet, as I'm waiting for a part or 2 to make it look perfectamundo (is that Italian?)

    Wait. Patience. It will taste better if it simmers. :evil
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  2. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Skin like Corinthian leather? :lol3

    C'mon, at least tell us her name. :ear
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  3. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Sleek. A bit retro, but definitely modern.

    Used, but with only 200 km on it. (there's a hint. Speedo in KM)


    My daughter has ridden it. :eek Believe it or not. "I'll never ride a motorcycle!" She was scooting all around the parking lot. :lol3
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  4. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    :thwak Post pics! :thwak
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  5. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    OK.

    Tonight. Promise.
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  6. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Like this?

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    Just kidding.
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  7. EatAtJoes

    EatAtJoes Ed Venture Heir

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    Genuine Corinthian Leather.
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  8. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Set your Booty.



    On a Malaguti!


    Ciak 150
    4-stroke
    big wheels

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    Here's the deal. We went "looking" for scooters (yeah, right) this past Saturday. I really wanted to see a Bajaj Cheetak, so off we went to a dealership in Houston.

    His shop is full of bikes, but they're all customer maintenance. Apparently, the shop does quite a business.

    He had this Malaguti on consignment in front. My wife loved it. Her 1st question: "is this a reputable brand?"

    "Sure," I replied. "It's one of the Big 3 Italian brands, along with Vespa and Aprilia."

    Her eyes lit up.

    "You know, it's gonna be more expensive than a Chinese clone?" I probed.

    "I don't care. Bring it on!"

    I test drove it.

    We thought about it overnight, then went over to the shop on Sunday morning and picked it up.

    Notice it's missing an ear. :eek1 The mirror is in the shop somewhere. If they can't find it, they'll order a new one. :D

    We paid too much $. But that's ok. She smiles when she rides it. :lol2

    Oh, I rode it to the gym this afternoon. I had to talk scooter for the 1st 20 minutes before I could exercise. :lol3
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  9. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    That's a cool rig, lobby. :thumb
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  10. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    :clap

    YAAAAY!!!!!

    Way to go! Keep us updated. :beer
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  11. ridetwistyroads

    ridetwistyroads tailwind please

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    my first car was a '79. Four door. slant6, and wow, what a dog. i kind of miss her though! :lol3
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  12. SinOfSaul

    SinOfSaul Loyalist

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    scooter? :evil
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  13. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Yeah. Look at em. 16" of round, rolling rims. Yeah, sleek and slim.

    Do these larger tires make any difference compared to smaller tires? Hell, I dunno!

    My wife thought they looked cool. A nice mixture of modern and retro. I agree.

    Interesting that I haven't even read the manual. :lol3

    "Your scooter. Get the manual, read it, and tell me how to check the oil, what tire pressure to use, where the battery is, where you check brake fluid, and most importantly, where you add gas."

    She looked at me kinda funny, but did it. She now officially knows much more about the bike than I do. :lol2
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  14. SinOfSaul

    SinOfSaul Loyalist

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    Yeah, it's all a state of mind.. :norton


    Don't Harley riders call their bikes scooters? :evil

    Nice scooter, or whatever..... no honest! :evil :D
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