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    Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Axiom on Thu May 17, 2012 5:21 am

    Asking people who have more experience than me in this. I have a vespa T5 MK1 and in order to get it in the shed I will be needing to push it up a small hill / bank and coming down it. I don't have a pic of this hill but looking at this should help-> http://www.flickr.com/photos/24243611@N06/6631118819/ This isn't the hill, mine is a nearly half as tall and a little less steep and also just less than a metre wide I should thing. Will it be possible to get it up and down this?
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by josh on Thu May 17, 2012 5:35 am

    yes just make sure u give it a good push up and push with your legs more than arms and back mate

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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Axiom on Thu May 17, 2012 5:37 am

    What about when taking it down, would it skid with the brakes applied?
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Wally on Thu May 17, 2012 6:10 am

    Sorry mate, but this is a daft question. There's only one way to find out: TRY PUSHING A VESPA UP AND DOWN THE HILL. If you struggle, ride it. If you still struggle, park it elsewhere

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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by 2ToneJake on Thu May 17, 2012 7:24 am

    just ride it up there - i ride mine up the step into the shed everyday, but im just a lazy git Razz lol
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu May 17, 2012 8:08 am

    I'd ride it myself, or at least coast down the hill. Much easier.


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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Wally on Thu May 17, 2012 8:47 am

    I quite like how this question's main crux is the 'guess that hill' aspect Laughing


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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Axiom on Thu May 17, 2012 9:12 am

    The 'Hill' would be quite tricky to drive up I think, I'll get a decent picture of the actually hill tomorrow. See what you guys think
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by 2ToneJake on Thu May 17, 2012 9:33 am

    you'll be fine getting up it, just rev it and let clutch out slowly
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by bikeconvert on Fri May 18, 2012 1:33 am

    if all else fails you could get a winch at the top of the hill and attach it too your scooter then get somone to operate it at the top f the hill as youpush up the hill. or you could ride it up the hill , im assuming you dont live at the top of sutton bank

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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Axiom on Fri May 18, 2012 2:25 am

    Right I have just taken some pictures of this 'Hill' Razz


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    Post by bikeconvert on Fri May 18, 2012 2:33 am

    that is not a hill
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by ttscshaggy on Fri May 18, 2012 2:34 am

    Fuck sake man, man up......just ride it Laughing

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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Axiom on Fri May 18, 2012 2:37 am

    haha guys, keep in mind I'm a noob at scootering Razz Haven't finished the bike yet and don't know it's movability and such, so you guys think it should be easy then. Good Very Happy
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by bikeconvert on Fri May 18, 2012 2:41 am

    if your scooter cant get up that , i sugest you never take it out the shed as its not gonna go anywhere
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Wally on Fri May 18, 2012 5:06 am

    You can ride up that mate. Though I'd suggest shifting those paving slabs if you can


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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri May 18, 2012 7:53 am

    Just close your eyes and pretend your on a crosser Wink Razz

    On a serious note, I'd be careful riding up it. As wal says, best move the paving slabs. And ride with your feet hovering above the ground, so if you do start to fall, you can stop.


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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by Axiom on Fri May 18, 2012 7:59 am

    Some great advice guys, really appreciate it Very Happy
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    Re: Pushing a Vespa

    Post by josh on Fri May 18, 2012 8:02 am

    mate thats not a hill thats crazy just take paving slabs out and get spade and flattin the mud and harden it as it will make more compact and a smoother surface to ride up just build speed up before hill and hover the clutch just incase and NO BRAKES when going town just gently apply front brake not loads just little grabs at time

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