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Rik Shaw15/03/2017 20:42:25
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In Morrisons car park today. My pic does not do justice to this silver dream machine.

Rik

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mechman4815/03/2017 21:15:46
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Now that's what I call a scooter... superb... Ooooh the days of Mods & rockers.

Remember these from days of yore...

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​My first bike; same model but in red colour...
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​George.

 

 

 

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duncan webster15/03/2017 21:30:17
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Posted by Rik Shaw on 15/03/2017 20:42:25:

In Morrisons car park today. My pic does not do justice to this silver dream machine.

Rik

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I thought all old mods had seen the error of their ways. Turn on all those lights and the engine stops, not that you'd notice as they only developed about a mouse power anyway.

mechman4815/03/2017 21:35:40
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Ahhh yes! but is it the 125 / 150 / or the 'special' ?

​Geo.

John Stevenson15/03/2017 22:14:33
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The lights are in lieu of brakes. wink

JA15/03/2017 23:14:11
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Rik

NO. It is a scooter.

I have to admit there is worse.

JA

Bazyle15/03/2017 23:54:45
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When I work in the local office I go past a garage that specialises in vintage Bentleys. Last week there were 5 outside. Sometimes they test run round the industrial park and sit idling outside our office.

Neil Wyatt16/03/2017 08:38:29
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What makes me smile is when the owner turns up in a zoot suit or a parka, and he's ten years older than me

Neil

mgnbuk16/03/2017 09:21:20
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The lights are in lieu of brakes.

Regenerative braking ?

Nigel B

Chris Evans 616/03/2017 09:31:45
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Grrrr. they sound like hairdryers. As an ageing Rocker I still hate the things !

Really what I could never understand was the whole mirrors and lamps thing, as Neil says most of the guys riding them in "Period Dress" are old enough to know better. But the world is a big place and room for all.

Nick_G16/03/2017 09:38:07
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Mmmmh, dont know Is there only me that thinks it looks a ridiculous monstrosity.??

But that is only my opinion. There are obviously a large number that don't agree with me and the guy that owns and rides it must have massive pride in it. ........... And that is all that matters really. smiley

Nick

robjon4416/03/2017 09:44:16
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Please sir, I once had a ringside (pillion) seat view of a traffic light grand prix on the North Circular between a Vespa GS 150 & a Vincent Rapide, by my reckoning the big Vin was already doing 10mph more than the scooters top speed before it changed into second gear, I never did figure out how they became 'cool', we rounded out the afternoon by going to drool over George Browns 'Nero' on display in the window of his shop in Stevenage. Happy days.

Rex Hanman16/03/2017 09:56:49
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Posted by mechman48 on 15/03/2017 21:35:40:

Ahhh yes! but is it the 125 / 150 / or the 'special' ?

​Geo.

I reckon it's an SX 150 or 200 as it has the extra shock absorber on the front suspension, even though the screen appaears to have LI on it. That said, the side panels are wrong for an SX so it might be a modified LI or a hybrid.

Don't ask me how know, i'll get my zoot suit.

Russell Eberhardt16/03/2017 10:14:12
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Posted by Bazyle on 15/03/2017 23:54:45:

When I work in the local office I go past a garage that specialises in vintage Bentleys. Last week there were 5 outside. Sometimes they test run round the industrial park and sit idling outside our office.

Now you're talking, a 4½ litre blower Bentley is my dream machine.

Russell

Rik Shaw16/03/2017 10:55:18
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"Ahhh yes! but is it the 125 / 150 / or the 'special' ?"

George - It's more than "special" because it has been sign written "Very Special". If I see it again I will post a view from the back end because I've never seen so many mirrors on a scooter. From the vintage petrol can with its solid brass stopper on the rear carrier to the silencer in the form of a can of "coke" the owner has gone completely over the top (and then some) with the embellishments. If the object was to impress then it worked and not just for me - others stopped to admire as well!

Rik

Jon Gibbs16/03/2017 13:31:08
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Apart from the dBA levels there's not a huge amount of different to this wink...

Jon

old Al16/03/2017 13:41:16
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We all have our own tastes and scooters are not mine. Give me a ploddy old Matchless anytime.. But its different and a change from conformity. Bring it on.

duncan webster16/03/2017 18:36:33
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Posted by robjon44 on 16/03/2017 09:44:16:

Please sir, I once had a ringside (pillion) seat view of a traffic light grand prix on the North Circular between a Vespa GS 150 & a Vincent Rapide, by my reckoning the big Vin was already doing 10mph more than the scooters top speed before it changed into second gear, I never did figure out how they became 'cool', we rounded out the afternoon by going to drool over George Browns 'Nero' on display in the window of his shop in Stevenage. Happy days.

I must admit that I actually rode a scooter for 3 days in my youth. It did get away from the lights better than my Velo, (for about 5 yards) but going round corners was a nightmare, much graunching and showers of sparks from the running boards, if that's what you call them. Got shut and went back to proper motorcycle

mechman4816/03/2017 19:47:27
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I once had a pillion ride on a Vincent 'Black knight' 1000cc. Talk about skid marks ( of the burning rubber type smile o ) boy did that thing move! I went on to a James 197 with a Villiers engine... nice & sedate ... up to a point, My dream machine at that time was to have a Triumph 650 Bonneville... never did get it crying 2

​George.

Steve Withnell16/03/2017 20:16:37
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Posted by Nigel B on 16/03/2017 09:21:20:

The lights are in lieu of brakes.

Regenerative braking ?

Nigel B

No - photon braking!

Steve

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