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    Post by Eton Rifle on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:23 am

    Right lads an lasses I'm gunna have to save up for a scooter an hopefully get one before beginning of next season now iv had a twist an go but not a proper chariot so my question for ya is , What scooters would I be best looking at for reliability an price ? As my apprenticeship only sees fit to pay peanuts !
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:38 am

    What kind of budget would you have to play with?


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    Post by Jamie on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:39 am

    i would recommend a Vespa PX allday long.
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:46 am

    If you are on a tight budget go for a PX125, they are reliable and pretty solid bikes. You could get a decent one for around 1200-1300 or one that needs a bit of work for about a grand. The main downside to these is they are a little slow, 55 mph.


    If you have a bit more cash to play with, go down the route of a Vespa T5. These are fast, reliable and great for rallies. These are the only vespa you can take your motorcycle test on. They are a fair bit faster than a PX, say 65mph maybe more on a good day Smile You should get one for 1600 give or take a little.


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    Post by Jamie on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:59 am

    I got my PX125 for £1000. stuck a Sito Plus exhaust on it, can pull 60mph.

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    Post by Eton Rifle on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:01 am

    So would you say px are as reliable as t5
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:07 am

    I would say standard they are both pretty reliable. But it all depends on millage and how well they have been maintained.


    I must have done over 1000miles in the last 6 months on my T5 and never had a mechanical problem. Just a failed hub Razz


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    Post by Jamie on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:09 am

    im on 19000km after 10 years, never had a problem.
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:10 am

    The hub failure was down to the fact i had shit nuts on the studs and they had worked their way loose.


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    Post by Eton Rifle on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:13 am

    Are px easy to come by an what's the parts situation like for them ?
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:17 am

    PXs are probably one of the most common scooters at any rally. Parts for both T5s and PXs are very easy to get and most general parts are inexpensive. PXs are still sold new now.


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    Post by Eton Rifle on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:21 am

    Magic cheers fella's il get saving an get my hands on one
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    Post by Jamie on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:21 am

    PX parts are easy to get hold of, as they are still in production.
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    Post by lukeskin on Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:29 am

    Alright there mate, i too have a t5 very nippy and reliable, the parts for them are creeping up as they are getting harder to get hold of, ive seen t5 engines going for 600-700£ on ebay, px's can be very nippy as stantard, the main issue is the weight of the person on it, for example if i go on my mates px and he goes on my t5, i would be faster on his px, but yes with a sito plus, simonini or sterling pipe makes um a little bit better and do get too 60 (just) on my sat nav, so id say go for a px abit cheaper too get hold of, parts are alot easier too get hold of and a little bit cheaper.
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    Post by josh on Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:38 pm

    i myself have a px with a simonini pipe onit and it runs well done over a 100 mile on it since feb and never gone wrong apart from speedo cable that was just general work that but mine will site at 55 pull to 60 highest iv saw on me clock was 65mph that was chasing a t5 with a 175 kit on it down hill
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:22 am

    You cant go wrong with a px125 really. I guess you would get an early one in good nic for a grand and more for a disc.


    If you are on a budget i would say best to buy in the winter, as every fecker wants a scooter in the summer and ask around locally you never know what kicking around. Someone might need to get shot of summit quickly.


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    Post by ttscshaggy on Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:00 am

    josh wrote:i myself have a px with a simonini pipe onit and it runs well done over a 100 mile on it since feb and never gone wrong

    I reckon you need to get out on it more !
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    Post by Eton Rifle on Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:08 am

    Yeah iv been spreading word round for a px an there's a few on eBay as well that are pretty decent price ATM il just see what's around before Christmas time cos I'm gunna have to do my cbt again before march an I need to learn how to ride a proper scoot not a twist n go
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:46 am

    ttscshaggy wrote:
    josh wrote:i myself have a px with a simonini pipe onit and it runs well done over a 100 mile on it since feb and never gone wrong

    I reckon you need to get out on it more !
    100miles fuckall Neutral


    I agree, i'm hardly a mile muncher but i do that most weekends! :O


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    Post by josh on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:15 am

    haha i ment a 100 god i would be ashamed to only of done that
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:19 am

    What do you mean confused


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    Post by Jamie on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:24 am

    i got my bike in march, i have done 2500miles give or take on her.
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    Post by josh on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:42 am

    over 1000 sorry haha
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    Post by Jamie on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:02 am

    Doing Woolacombe?
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    Post by josh on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:47 pm

    no too far doing rhyl though

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