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by Jimo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: I know it's not a scooter but...
Replies: 31
Views: 973
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Re: I know it's not a scooter but...

I’m so, so glad that the bike is helping you, I’m looking to do the same with my new e-bike acquisition.
Keep warm xx


Jim
by Jimo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: I know it's not a scooter but...
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Great Britain

Re: I know it's not a scooter but...

Smeghead, recovery asap BUT Don’t try to do too much too quickly, great that you’ve now got an e-bike too, I hope it gives you many happy hours of pleasure, — I’ve just bought one too, a Batribike Quarts LCD little used off e-bay, it will arrive next Monday so something else to play with -and ride o...
by Jimo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro
Replies: 32
Views: 1238
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Re: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro

Ok mate, I'll zip it and also bin the Helix oil sump mesh thimble strainer and magnetic sump plug I unearthed recently. When I bought the Helix I assumed that the mesh thimble strainer would be missing so ordered a new one - it wasn’t so now I have two, don’t have a magnetic sump plug but may inves...
by Jimo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro
Replies: 32
Views: 1238
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Re: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro

which type of Vespa are you looking for Jim???? Actually I wasn’t looking particularly, I’m still trying to work on my Helix but weather at moment not conducive to working in the cold garage because of limited space...but today I’ve kind of joined smeghead and bought an electric bicycle, a Batribik...
by Jimo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: I know it's not a scooter but...
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Great Britain

Re: I know it's not a scooter but...

Get well as soon as you can.....I’ve been there and had two h/a’s, for me the worst thing was not being able to drive for 6 weeks! Glad you’ve got wheels again even though they are slower - but what the heck! All the best for a quick recovery.


Jim
by Jimo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: New Vespa (more BHP) GTS 300 For 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1896
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Re: New Vespa (more BHP) GTS 300 For 2019

Data, It sounds like the rust problem may have been addressed by Vespa manufacturers but time will tell - as well as the findings of users.

Jim
by Jimo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro
Replies: 32
Views: 1238
Great Britain

Re: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro

I would willingly pay cash for a non-rusting Vespa but they are nowhere to be found! Jimo According to your Signature you already have four old scooters and an even older motorcycle, why do you need another? Do you regularly ride or tour on the ones you already have. Like you Meldrew I’m past my fi...
by Jimo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro
Replies: 32
Views: 1238
Great Britain

VESPA - Good looking RR - Rusty Retro

I have to say that the retro look of yesteryear Vespas are to my mind great, reminding one of the late fifties early sixties period but the biggest worry today is Rust - which most Italian bikes are famous for, that and poor chrome! IF these things could be conquered the Vespa would truly shine. I o...
by Jimo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: New Vespa (more BHP) GTS 300 For 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1896
Great Britain

Re: New Vespa (more BHP) GTS 300 For 2019

OK so I’ve found out about HPE engines, but what does one do about the Rust problem that appears to be prolific with modern Vespas?


Jim
by Jimo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Mini-Muppets
Topic: I'm Back But....
Replies: 18
Views: 1970
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Re: I'm Back But....

Those Vespas look absolutely wonderful, can’t see any rust.....not out in the rain eh? Can’t blame you, WELCOME BACK.


Jim