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I know there are a few scooter boys on here. Might have to commute too far for me to be arsed cycling and I don’t want a car. I have a full motorbike license from when I was a teenager but I’m really not arsed about a big bike. There’s a definite appeal aesthetically, stylistically, economically and wearing a suit whilst riding.

So, any reconditions on where I could pick up a nice wee scooter? I’m not shelling out more than £1000-1500 so unfortunately a Vespa or Lambretta is out the question. Are those Chinese Modinas any use?

What’s the current best place in ed or central belt to pick one up?

Any guidance appreciated.
 

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I know there are a few scooter boys on here. Might have to commute too far for me to be arsed cycling and I don’t want a car. I have a full motorbike license from when I was a teenager but I’m really not arsed about a big bike. There’s a definite appeal aesthetically, stylistically, economically and wearing a suit whilst riding.

So, any reconditions on where I could pick up a nice wee scooter? I’m not shelling out more than £1000-1500 so unfortunately a Vespa or Lambretta is out the question. Are those Chinese Modinas any use?

What’s the current best place in ed or central belt to pick one up?

Any guidance appreciated.

You will get a Vespa P model, newer Vespa GTS auto or indian Vespa copy LML for £1,500 if you look hard. Forget a Lammy, lovely Scoots but costly to buy, run and maintain. Scomadi's are Lammy lookalikes but are not cheap. Some decent forums on facebook and I am sure Stevie Carr knows a boy in Dundee who buys and sells??? Second hand scoots are best bought from other scooter owners imo.

A 125 is fine around town, a 200 or bigger has decent oomph. Make sure you have somewhere lockable and safe to store her.
 

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You will get a Vespa P model, newer Vespa GTS auto or indian Vespa copy LML for £1,500 if you look hard. Forget a Lammy, lovely Scoots but costly to buy, run and maintain. Scomadi's are Lammy lookalikes but are not cheap. Some decent forums on facebook and I am sure Stevie Carr knows a boy in Dundee who buys and sells??? Second hand scoots are best bought from other scooter owners imo.

A 125 is fine around town, a 200 or bigger has decent oomph. Make sure you have somewhere lockable and safe to store her.

Is this a Vespa P? Cum central.


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Yeah, 125-200 will be fine, just the wrong side of town and there’s a gym at the office so I can ditch the bike (cycle version).
 

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Is this a Vespa P? Cum central.


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Yeah, 125-200 will be fine, just the wrong side of town and there’s a gym at the office so I can ditch the bike (cycle version).

No thats a classic from the 50's, if it was real it would be 4-5k, or more. A P range is one of these...Vespa Crazy Online Store

A GTS is one of these.....Vespa GTS 300 ABS Black | Vespa Crazy

An LML is one of these...LML Scooters | LML Scooters UK

A Scomadi is like this....Scooters for Sale by Scomadi - A Modern Classic
 

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I know nothing about scooters apart from the fact that I always thought they were cool. I had to look up the LML Star Auto. But scooterheids settle an old debate, is it Vespa's or Lambretta's that are king?
 

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I know nothing about scooters apart from the fact that I always thought they were cool. I had to look up the LML Star Auto. But scooterheids settle an old debate, is it Vespa's or Lambretta's that are king?

Older classic Vespa's or Lambretta's are getting expensive, prefer Vespas myself. Modern Vespas and Lammys are ugly though and modern scooterists often plump for the new world of automatic scooters that look like classics, have modern engines and brakes and are affordable. Modern brands include Scomadi, Royal Alloy and LML who went bust a few years back but still plenty of their scooters available. Still a big scooter scene and when my machines are running I scoot about with a few well kent Hibs fans.
 

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If I had any money I would probably get into it.I still have a provisional license sitting in a drawer somewhere.
 

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If I had any money I would probably get into it.I still have a provisional license sitting in a drawer somewhere.

You would need to do a CBT Bike test nowadays. A reasonable LML will set you back up to £1500.
 

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Older classic Vespa's or Lambretta's are getting expensive, prefer Vespas myself. Modern Vespas and Lammys are ugly though and modern scooterists often plump for the new world of automatic scooters that look like classics, have modern engines and brakes and are affordable. Modern brands include Scomadi, Royal Alloy and LML who went bust a few years back but still plenty of their scooters available. Still a big scooter scene and when my machines are running I scoot about with a few well kent Hibs fans.
Douglas D being one of them Mark?
 

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You have to accept the breaking down bit.

I have a 1963 Lambretta Series 3 (British); Had a MOT booked a few years back so started the Lamy up the night before and checked it was okay. The next day however -

It would not start - After dicking about for ten minutes and having another go at kick starting it again, my kids walked past and saw lots of petrol dripping out the bottom. Panels off and a bit investigation, discovered the float was stuck, which I stripped down and widened the hole on the hinge so it was free.

After all that i arrived 3 hours late for the MOT, which the Scooter passed first time, feeling chuffed I decided to take a longer route home only for the throttle cable to snap and me having to push it home over about 1/4 mile!

If you have a Lamy you will know days like that
 

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You have to accept the breaking down bit.

I have a 1963 Lambretta Series 3 (British); Had a MOT booked a few years back so started the Lamy up the night before and checked it was okay. The next day however -

It would not start - After dicking about for ten minutes and having another go at kick starting it again, my kids walked past and saw lots of petrol dripping out the bottom. Panels off and a bit investigation, discovered the float was stuck, which I stripped down and widened the hole on the hinge so it was free.

After all that i arrived 3 hours late for the MOT, which the Scooter passed first time, feeling chuffed I decided to take a longer route home only for the throttle cable to snap and me having to push it home over about 1/4 mile!

If you have a Lamy you will know days like that

I am proud to say I rewired a fair bit of my LML yesterday and got it back running again, was so chuffed and on a roll, I worked on my T5. After an hour of the usual oil, brakes, tyres, fuel, carb etc, I kick started her and she roared into life. I am so chuffed I am getting her MOT'd on Wednesday and putting her back on the road again if she passes.

As an aside, I popped down to mate who has 7 (yes seven) scooters, like many of us he was on his back on his drive under a mint condition late 50's Lambretta. I didnae recognise it as one of his, asked him if it was new, nope he was fixing it for an old lady for nothing!
 

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Scooter rally at Kelso apart from Covid they come every year in their hundreds from Friday to Sunday they come from all over. Fuckin mental they are ska 2tone reggae punk northern soul great spectacle and they are usually no bother.
I love it the place reeks of ganga and 2stroke. 878E2504-54A1-4E2E-847E-5F78E256CD8F.jpegE9544E8E-4E70-4DF7-B271-03F7B65704D0.jpeg
 

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Scooter rally at Kelso apart from Covid they come every year in their hundreds from Friday to Sunday they come from all over. Fuckin mental they are ska 2tone reggae punk northern soul great spectacle and they are usually no bother.
I love it the place reeks of ganga and 2stroke. C370AC6A-882A-4B53-A3D6-EDA63160FE32.jpeg
 

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It's no a scooter so maybe shouldn't post on this thread but my motorbike failed its MOT because of leaking fork seals. Replaced them, which was a beast of a job because the old ones turned out to be completely mangled. Went to take it for retest this morning only to find two puddles of oil beneath the forks.

After a fair amount of swearing about cheapo pattern parts being rubbish I've now realised I installed them upside doon. Tit.

Another afternoon in the garage underway.
 
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