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New whites on my Italia!

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: New whites on my Italia! Reply with quote

Just took my car in for its 500 mile service and randomly I asked if my order for white grips and seat came in and it did! I was going to put them on myself but realized I would have no clue how to put on the throttle grip.

Lots of love for the people at Noho Scooters! On to the pics (sorry for the quality, only had my cell handy)..... Very Happy





I can already tell the grips are gonna be hard to keep clean.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is really sharp looking...elegant.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: WOW Reply with quote

Sweet! Looks very good... You should be very proud!

Kindest Regards,

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotsgard the grips...might help
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful.

Edited to ask - where do you all get the little chrome edging, like on the front panel and fender?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can get it at autozone or pepboys
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's.Really.Nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarbyWalters wrote:
Scotsgard the grips...might help


Where would I find the Scotsgard?

And thanks for the comments everyone. By the way, does anyone have any recommendations for keeping my whitewalls white? it seems almost impossible to get them like new, especially the rear.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: How Did You Remove The Old Ones? Reply with quote

So how did you remove the grips??

I have the chrome grips from JC Whitney (5 in) on order, delivered today or tomorrow I think.

While riding this weekend and checking the stock grips it seems they are on REALLY tight. Any guidance info will be greatly appreciated.

I will be putting them on and the short windscreen this week.

Thanks in advance...Tom

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, I recall someone using WD40 and wiggling it out. I haven't personally tried this.

Scooter Newbie: LOVE the matching seat, grips and whitewall tires!!! It looks SHARP!!!

I'm debating between black grips with a chrome tip or if I can find them, matching tan grips for my seat.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: How Did You Remove The Old Ones? Reply with quote

twharton wrote:
So how did you remove the grips??

I have the chrome grips from JC Whitney (5 in) on order, delivered today or tomorrow I think.

While riding this weekend and checking the stock grips it seems they are on REALLY tight. Any guidance info will be greatly appreciated.

I will be putting them on and the short windscreen this week.

Thanks in advance...Tom


I think Tbone is right. the wd40 acts as a lube to get the grips out, and then it acts almost like a sticky glue when it dries. I personaly didn't install them though, since I just had the service guys install'em while I was gettin my 500mi service. Hope that helps,

The brown seats and grips would be super classy Tbone. especially with a matching bag on the rear rack.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish the seat WAS brown! I'd have about 3 different options off the top of my head (Including the Vespa GTS brown with chrome tips! Similar to the black one's I'm considering.)

It's a light tan and there hasn't been too many options that I've been able to find.

Due to my Chrome kit, I don't think saddlebags are an option. Plus, as of yet. I just don't need the extra storage. That's right now. Things might change.

Now, my concern for the tan grips was sweat/grime or other dirt showing on the grips and cleaning them. How are you combating those things on the white seat and grips?!?!?!?!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice combo! Looking good! Happy scootin'
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: nice! Reply with quote

I didn't think the Italia could look much better but evidentially it can!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want them!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: nice! Reply with quote

Just_Jess wrote:
I didn't think the Italia could look much better but evidentially it can!

Hey, Jess. another new local Buddy rider! Welcome. They're really turning them around quick up at NoHo. I'm glad to see love for my local dealer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keeping the Whitewalls, White Grips, and White Seats is easy with this little tool... Trust me it works great!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, Jess. another new local Buddy rider! Welcome. They're really turning them around quick up at NoHo. I'm glad to see love for my local dealer.


Hey Erica!
Yeah No Ho scooters is great. I've been way happy with my buddy i can't wait to meet more buddy riders.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SERIES ITALIA RIDER wrote:
keeping the Whitewalls, White Grips, and White Seats is easy with this little tool... Trust me it works great!!!!


Magic Eraser is awsome, but make sure to keep it away from your kids. If your young kids decide to color their skin with markers and then erase it off, you could end up on the ER. Some chemical in there can be very aggresive to their skins.

It works great as intended, though.

Voice of experience.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, Jess. another new local Buddy rider! Welcome. They're really turning them around quick up at NoHo. I'm glad to see love for my local dealer.


Hey Erica!
Yeah No Ho scooters is great. I've been way happy with my buddy i can't wait to meet more buddy riders.

There are a lot of scooters in the Hollywood area; I'm sure you'll see some Buddys. I used to ride there every day until recently changing jobs.
Beware of Hollywood and Highland... worst intersection in town for making a left turn!

BTW, I'm an Eric, not an Erica... until the operation, at least... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are a lot of scooters in the Hollywood area; I'm sure you'll see some Buddys. I used to ride there every day until recently changing jobs.
Beware of Hollywood and Highland... worst intersection in town for making a left turn!

BTW, I'm an Eric, not an Erica... until the operation, at least... Wink


Sorry about the Erica thing, I thought at first you were Eric then I saw the A so I wrote Erica- then I realized you were Eric.
I hate Hollywood and Highland with a passion, whether I'm walking, riding a bike, taking the metro or riding a scooter. It is awful! Highland and Franklin isn't much better either, in fact on one of my first rides out a woman in a minivan almost merged into me around that intersection.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just_Jess wrote:
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There are a lot of scooters in the Hollywood area; I'm sure you'll see some Buddys. I used to ride there every day until recently changing jobs.
Beware of Hollywood and Highland... worst intersection in town for making a left turn!

BTW, I'm an Eric, not an Erica... until the operation, at least... Wink


Sorry about the Erica thing, I thought at first you were Eric then I saw the A so I wrote Erica- then I realized you were Eric.
I hate Hollywood and Highland with a passion, whether I'm walking, riding a bike, taking the metro or riding a scooter. It is awful! Highland and Franklin isn't much better either, in fact on one of my first rides out a woman in a minivan almost merged into me around that intersection.

Yeah, I used to have to come down Highland on my way to work. I got so I'd just turn on Odin across the street from the Hollywood Bowl and go down Cahuenga.

You also have to watch out for motorcycles around there. A lot of crazy and erratic lane splitting going on where the street curves and narrows north of Hollywood Blvd. I also saw a Vespa GTS take out the rearview mirror of a BMW along that stretch. Ha!

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