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 on: Yesterday at 18:39:43 
Started by chippyzip - Last post by Sancho
https://www.google.com/search?q=vespa+museum+milano&prmd=misvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjF7sONwf_fAhWMSBUIHbj5CEAQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg&biw=960&bih=600#imgrc=pFV1-oG2TXccbM

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 on: Yesterday at 08:40:49 
Started by chippyzip - Last post by roadster
It is something of a bitter pill to swallow but the fact is that most of the technological innovation of the last century has been funded or promoted by military requirements. So those of us that are interested in technology and engineering can't help but gravitate to those kinds of events or museums. I tend to think of those who recreate militaria and play with tanks, jeeps, gun carriages etc., not to mention civil war and wild west reenactors, with benign indifference. After all it keeps them out of trouble much as tinkering with two wheelers does for us.

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 on: January 20, 2019, 23:23:56 
Started by chippyzip - Last post by Dave Milnes
Age probably more than machine. Scooter riders, or more precisely maxi scooter riders are of an age that just missed the last war but has a fascination for it. Also the engineering behind the machinery of war is interesting. I'm a bit like you, I'm not overly interested in military museums and such, but if they are free I'll give them an hour or so.

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 on: January 20, 2019, 16:04:46 
Started by chippyzip - Last post by chippyzip
Hi,

I've been scootering since the early 80's when I bought my first Vespa- a Vespa 100 way back in 1982, and since then been riding scooters since then, from V125's Sprints, Lambretta's and my X10. But what has puzzled me and has for a long time, what's the connection between scooters ( or rather their riders) and the Military? I mean, a lot of the VCB events are military based, like a rideout to a army museum, or event, and even local scooter clubs lean towards these kind of events!

No disrespect to scooter riders as a whole, but I've never been interested in these events, and so duck out of a lot of these trips, but it does make me wonder why? Do scooters as a whole have a military history? after all, early scooters were dropped behind enemy lines! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa_150_TAP  or did they start, as I thought, as a cheap means of transport?

Graham   

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 on: January 19, 2019, 18:59:15 
Started by Mr Nozzle - Last post by Noggin the Nog
Ouch!!

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 on: January 19, 2019, 18:36:45 
Started by LauriHaapala - Last post by Dave Milnes
One long followed by 2 short is key programmed but not detected. This is usually the pickup aerial that surrounds the ignition barrel has failed. 3 short flashes would be transponder not recognised which is a worse situation.
Try a new aerial but if that doesn't sort it then the decoder has failed. This can be replaced with a brand new one but without a master key you are unable to program it to recognise the key you have. Hope an aerial sorts it!!

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 on: January 19, 2019, 17:41:02 
Started by Mr Nozzle - Last post by Mike H
What the hell? 

 8 
 on: January 19, 2019, 15:31:48 
Started by Solo - Last post by x9smoothie
Can't believe that is an X9. Lots of work put into it

 9 
 on: January 19, 2019, 15:28:01 
Started by x9smoothie - Last post by x9smoothie
I use the ratchet strap myself for the back tyre and works really nice

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 on: January 19, 2019, 10:55:39 
Started by Mr Nozzle - Last post by Mr Nozzle
The drive belt + fitting and rear brake disc + pads and free up the seized pistons was just over £500.
They're also charging me for a new exhaust valve and seals after it blew up on the way home! It's still there and should be ready next week. 

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