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I give you...Bonheur! (pictures)

 
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bunny
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: I give you...Bonheur! (pictures) Reply with quote

Isn't she lovely?


Robbie (the mechanic) is still putting her together.


Such a cute face. That front rack? I didn't want one. They accidentally installed one. I got it for FREE!


GAWD! The wait is killing me! The bolts in the kit were missing so Robbie had to run to Home Depot (way far away) to get new ones. Which was okay because the kit bolts are black and the new bolts are chrome.


Our first HUG!


No, I am NOT Captain Morgan...just deliriously HAPPY! Itching to take off!


Geared up and READY TO RIDE!


This was actually my second ride of the day - went to show Bonheur to my SIL. *I* had the camera with me on the way home from VespaFW.


One the move! I love my Bonheur!

I plan on taking her to work on National Ride to Work Day next week. I need to get used to her quirks (weight, brakes, throttle, etc) before I will dare to ride that far. Will be practicing ALL weekend!

Thanks to everyone again for all the great advice and support. This is a GREAT forum board! YAY!

I will make sure to get more pics from the weekend for you on Monday!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CONGRATS BUNNY!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks you Jeezus! It is about time!























































Just kidding Smile Congrats on FINALLY getting your scooter!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd almost call Bonuher sexy!!! Very nice!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, look at her, all dressed up, too! The colors of your jacket go nicely with Bonheur.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: i give you...bonheur Reply with quote

Bunny -

She's gorgous! Just absolutely lovely. The two of you look so right together, like you were made for each other.

Happy trails this weekend! Congrats!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of course...a new thread! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That scooter is smokin' sexy. ...I'd definitely "bonheur".

(ducking rotten tomatoes)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ishi wrote:
That scooter is smokin' sexy. ...I'd definitely "bonheur".

(ducking rotten tomatoes)



Nice. Clap

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, she is indeed lovely! Congratulations, and have a fantastic time getting to know one another.

Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! She looks awesome all chromed out like that. Very well appointed. You'll be turning some heads for sure. Congrats.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY nice! Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Bonheur Reply with quote

Congrads !!!!!!!!!!!! Your color match is awesome. Love the jacket, what a perfect match. Looks great and the smile you are wearing tells the total story. Enjoy the journey and ride safe. Great Pics.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad that you finally got her! Clap
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooOOOOOoooo Cool nice Clap
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big congratulations Bunny! You've waited and waited and now you get to enjoy Boner, err Bone her... wait, grr... Bonheur! Twisted Evil

(My apologies... I had to.. just.. had.. to.....)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look how thrashed that Vespa crate is behind her... that can't be good.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful—congrats!

Moved thread to Gallery forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! She's a beauty. It was worth the wait, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Happy! Happy! Happy! What else can I say? Except, maybe, be careful out there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

illnoise wrote:
look how thrashed that Vespa crate is behind her... that can't be good.

Robbie said that one was next on his list. It was a Vespa PX200 I think...in scorpion silver? I remember glancing at the box label, but not really reading it, KWIM?

The box was actually in decent condition relevant to the amount of space he had to work in and the mounds of unpacked accessory boxes stacked up all around him. He has a tiny garage to work in and only one area for make ready.

And YES! Bonheur was well worth the wait...OHs office keeps summer hours, so OH asked to take a spin while I'm stuck here at work...*sigh* I could be scootering. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the "look wistfully out the window every 5 minutes while working" club!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Bonheur is Che Bella!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prettttty! Love your riding gear. What kind of helmet and jacket is that. You're as dressed up as Bonheur!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beagldog wrote:
Prettttty! Love your riding gear. What kind of helmet and jacket is that. You're as dressed up as Bonheur!

HJC half helmet with daisy decals and a First Gear Women's Contour Mesh armored jacket. Got the helmet and jacket at the MC shop where we got our cruiser. I've seen the jacket on newenough.com though.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! The dream has materialized and with actual photos.

Your helmet looks nice with the added decals. What jacket is that?

Have great fun riding and it won't take you long to become accustom to how Bonheur handles.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BEEEEEAAAUUUUTTTTIIIIFFFFUUUUULLLLLL!!!!!

I'm gonna get cowl protector too. What's that peg/handle? Is it a handle for passengers? I LIKE it!!! Where can I get that???

Congrats, Bunny. Very nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You look so happy! Thanks for sharing your joy.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ishi wrote:
That scooter is smokin' sexy. ...I'd definitely "bonheur".

(ducking rotten tomatoes)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sargelee71 wrote:
....What's that peg/handle? Is it a handle for passengers? I LIKE it!!! Where can I get that???

Yeah, what the heck is that thing? Oh I know...WHAT the heck is that thing?

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Umm...I do believe thats a screwdriver....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

methinks its the handle of a screw driver...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christy wrote:
methinks its the handle of a screw driver...
Damn! A perfectly rational explanation...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it leads one to think...how handy (no pun intended) would it be to HAVE such a handle for the passenger? I know on the back of a MC, it's not so hard to ride, but OH took me on the back of Bonheur and I realized how unwieldy it was getting on and off without footpegs and nothing to grab onto for balance.

This might be something worth fiddling with.

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