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by smeghead
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Meets/Ride-Out Photos & Videos
Topic: Birthday Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Great Britain

Re: Birthday Ride

Yes, but you get free prescriptions, eye tests, a bus pass, regular bowel cancer screening kits, free annual flu jabs, and until recently there were free TV Licences for the over 75's. Shame on the BBC scrapping the scheme, they need more money to help pay exorbitant salaries to jug eared crisp ped...
by smeghead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: cvt
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Great Britain

Re: cvt

XMax400Paul wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:48 am
Saw that one... interesting transmission idea...
Can't Stand Henry Cole though... his diction and inflection is so annoying, he should present children's programs!
I can see your point about Henry, I'm ok with him. I like the other guy, he genuinely seems knowledgeable.
by smeghead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: cvt
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Great Britain

Re: cvt

I was watching a program this morning, Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove had found a 1960's Centaur scooter, USA made, it folded up. The transmission had loads of tiny ball bearings instead of variator rollers. Never seen that before, or the scooter.
by smeghead
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: Xmax Vs Forza. Round 2
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Great Britain

Re: Xmax Vs Forza. Round 2

It always absolutely staggers me that manufacturers can't get a basic but essential element like lighting right. There really is no excuse. It's just a poor show.
by smeghead
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: The end of the road
Replies: 43
Views: 1952
Great Britain

Re: The end of the road

I've sold my Vespa GTS 300 and am currently scooter free. I had a heart attack in September last year and that did it for me. Swmbo was worried every time I was on it so I thought it'd be selfish to carry on. Plus my hip arthritis is playing up, yesterday I was told I'd likely need a hip replacement...
by smeghead
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: Anybody we know?
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Great Britain

Re: Anybody we know?

It could be me but I've never been to Germany. I've read a lot about Meldrew spending time there though.
by smeghead
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: New MP3 300
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Great Britain

Re: New MP3 300

Are there 350 MP3s? There were 350 X10s (but not 500s in the UK), and the article refers to a MP3 500, but not a 350. The 350 engine in the Bev was fun!! :evil: Yup. https://www.piaggio.com/gb_EN/models/mp3-range/new-piaggio-mp3/piaggio-mp3-350/ Ah..thanks! That does sound fun.....except for the £7...
by smeghead
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: New MP3 300
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Great Britain

Re: New MP3 300

£7k is too much for 300cc. They should have dropped the 300 and reduced the cost of the 350. Far better imho. Are there 350 MP3s? There were 350 X10s (but not 500s in the UK), and the article refers to a MP3 500, but not a 350. The 350 engine in the Bev was fun!! :evil: Yup. https://www.piaggio.com...
by smeghead
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: New MP3 300
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Great Britain

Re: New MP3 300

£7k is too much for 300cc. They should have dropped the 300 and reduced the cost of the 350. Far better imho.
by smeghead
Wed May 15, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: Vespa GTS 300 HPE SuperTech
Replies: 24
Views: 2016
Great Britain

Re: Vespa GTS 300 HPE SuperTech

Jimo wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:43 am
I’m getting unduly excited by talk of this 300HPE vespa - which is bad at my time of life! And yet I’ve never ridden a vespa, might have to look further into this?

Jim
Jim, get your arse on a Vespa GTS 300. It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on.