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MB
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4343 posts since 27/9/05

27 Aug 2008 10:41
should have it 3 weeks, brand new £2250 Jawdropping! Laughing out loud
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

27 Aug 2008 10:47
FUK the credit crunch.
burny
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5786 posts since 25/5/06

27 Aug 2008 10:59
Should have done your research and got a LML. Vespa sold the rights back in the 70s to the design of their scooters to a company called LML in India. They have been making them exactly the same ever since and can be brought over here for 1700 on the road.

http://www.eddybullet.com/ this guys lives in my home town and gets a regular shipment from India on a monthly basis.

Saying that my girlfriend had both an Aprillia and a PX125 and loved them both.
shedboy66
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1011 posts since 21/9/06

27 Aug 2008 11:07
any scooterist will tell you to avoid an lml like the plague they look really good but as i was told by many people are made from coke cans the body work is poor and cheap materials used compared to vespa
burny
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5786 posts since 25/5/06

27 Aug 2008 11:15
My sister got one at the same time my girlfriend got her vespa, my girlfriend has since sold the vespa as it had too many problems over the 9 months she had it, my sister still uses her LML on a daily basis on a round trip of about 25 miles, 18 months later… them things are built for the roads of India and most Indians use their bikes for about 20 years so I don't think they lack quality at all mate.
shedboy66
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1011 posts since 21/9/06

27 Aug 2008 11:49
seriously i was told these things were not safe scooters, like i say if you ask any scooter enthusiast they would tell you the same, when more than one person who don;t actually know each other tell you the same horror stories i would trust them
but if shes getting on well with it fair play
shedboy66
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1011 posts since 21/9/06

31 Aug 2008 21:14
thought i would give you all an update passed my cbt today and it was faily simply albiet had some probs on my vespa px
leaked oil
steering was dodgy
gears were dodgy
some others i forgot pretty pissed off at the guy that sold me it

but the actual test was easy enough

half of the day spent in training centre wizzing around on your scoot
a talk about safety highway code no questions to trip you up
and then out on the roads which wasn;t as scary as i thought it would be
burny
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5786 posts since 25/5/06

31 Aug 2008 21:17
Laughing out loud told you so.
Congrats on passing tho Cool
mesh
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315 posts since 5/12/06

31 Aug 2008 21:34
Congrats mate Cool
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

31 Aug 2008 21:48
i failed first time round when i took my cbt Oops
shedboy66
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1011 posts since 21/9/06

31 Aug 2008 21:54
thanks lads it was actually alot of fun - recommended to all
just got to work out how i'm gonna repair all the faults
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

31 Aug 2008 21:56
Jason789 wrote: i failed first time round when i took my cbt Oops


I thought it was near impossible to fail? what did you fail on ?
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

31 Aug 2008 22:17
AAA wrote:
Jason789 wrote: i failed first time round when i took my cbt Oops


I thought it was near impossible to fail? what did you fail on ?

Was going weaving in and out of traffic, forgetting to indicate and going too fast near a school
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

31 Aug 2008 22:20
Jason789 wrote:
AAA wrote:
Jason789 wrote: i failed first time round when i took my cbt Oops


I thought it was near impossible to fail? what did you fail on ?

Was going weaving in and out of traffic, forgetting to indicate and going too fast near a school. had to pay half the price of a full cbt test to retake which I passed 2nd time round. but i was under the impression that if you fail you just retake without paying.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

31 Aug 2008 22:32
I took mine just over a week ago. The instructor was really cool, laid back very informal and let you do whatever you wanted. The training is easy, I was bored after 10 mins of the figure of 8. When we (me on a honda warrior and the 16 year old country girl on a moped) got on the road it was thrilling. Wish I'd got a bike when I was a teenager now.

I've been doing wheelies all weekend.
candidate
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2449 posts since 12/11/06

31 Aug 2008 22:55
I would love to see you in those awful priced checkered trews and your gucci leather on that thing!
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

31 Aug 2008 23:01
I was wearing my leather (worth 5 or 6 of those bikes) but not the trousers. They make you wear oversized hi-vis vests which make you look rubbish anyway. I didn't care, it was fun.

I was the first person in 2 years to get the A in BLASST, stands for auxiliary.
eliot_a
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1720 posts since 31/1/06

1 Sep 2008 09:53
Personally do not buy chinese import, spares are extremely difficult to get hold of, and they are very poorly made. It is very difficlut to fail a cbt unless you kill somebody pretty much. We run a scooter business and do not touch the chinese things cos its just not worth the hassle.
Square1
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668 posts since 26/8/06

1 Sep 2008 12:01
I ride a vespa lx 150, have had it for a couple of months now and couldn't be happier with it. The only problem is that they cost a small fortune here.. $7500au Eek

The upside is that i spend under $600 per year on insurance and registration and about $8 per week on fuel… they are also lots of fun, but i get picked on by my boss who rides a sports bike.
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

1 Nov 2008 13:58
Help, just about to pull the trigger on a new scooter, and can't decide, silver or black Puzzled

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