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Honest-to-Goodness Series Italia pics!

 
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DouglasLive
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2007 Buddy "Series Italia"

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Honest-to-Goodness Series Italia pics! Reply with quote

Okay all you SI fans, here ya go:

http://picasaweb.google.com/dstalnaker/2007BuddySeriesItalia

Shelby from ScootOver in Tucson delivered it Tuesday afternoon (3/20) and I wasted no time putting 15 miles on the odometer tooling around Tubac. My wife suggested we take it to the park for a photo session and -- voila! -- please enjoy the results above.

Needless to say, I love it. A ten year "scooter dream" became reality yesterday. Smile All you Southern Arizona scooterists need to head south to Tubac and join in the fun!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y'all are cute! Offer these photos up to Genuine for use on their website. What a lovely shoot. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great guys. I really love the look of the Italia.

I may have to get some whitewalls for Libby. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Classy looking!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Congrats, Doug. Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the pics. Let me know what you think of the windshield after a while, as that is the style I want to get for my SI. I think it looks good, not to obvious.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice photo shoot, and congratulations on the SI.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Series Italia Green with envy. Congrats on the new addition to the family. Did ya'll ride two up ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lojical1 wrote:
I'm Series Italia Green with envy. Congrats on the new addition to the family. Did ya'll ride two up ?


We did! I was a bit wary at first, never having had a rider before, but it worked out well. The Buddy is so easy to ride and so stable, it wasn't much different than one up. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Congrats, Doug. Reply with quote

PasadenaSue wrote:
Let me know what you think of the windshield after a while, as that is the style I want to get for my SI. I think it looks good, not to obvious.


I think you'll really like it -- very classy-looking and, of course, functional. The "Prima" sticker was very easy to remove and I recommend you do so immediately after installation. Wink

Still toying with the idea of installing a chrome front rack. I don't want to cover up the "Series Italia" sticker, but I think the rack gives it an even more interesting, retro-ish look. Would LOVE to find a chrome swan fender crest too! Anyone tried one intended for a Vespa on a Buddy? Genuine needs to give us more chrome options. Yes, I'm a closet Mod. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great snaps! Love the low light pic.

Great idea on the chrome on the fender. I am loving the look on my new SI, but it seems to me to be missing a chrome accent down low on the front end somewhere. A little chrome down low would add more visual balance. I added a front rack (and chrome rear rack), but something on the fender would work even better.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slowgo wrote:
Great snaps! Love the low light pic.

Great idea on the chrome on the fender. I am loving the look on my new SI, but it seems to me to be missing a chrome accent down low on the front end somewhere. A little chrome down low would add more visual balance. I added a front rack (and chrome rear rack), but something on the fender would work even better.



Maybe something like the great mod x-mojito50mod did to his fender?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the ticket.

Or step it up to big classic ornament!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slowgo wrote:
That's the ticket.

Or step it up to big classic ornament!


Too big? I was thinking more along the lines of this:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't usually recommend buying scooter parts from Asia via eBay, but I have seen quite a few old-school fender crests for fairly low prices from a few sellers there.

Check out Mike from NoHo Scooter's "mod Buddy," which a lot of people confuse for a vintage European scoot: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=783



Won't be doing much lane splitting with this beast, but he does ride it!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm incredibly jealous.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As there don't appear to be any Buddy-specific fender crests out there yet, if someone has a chance to test the arc of the front fender on the buddy with some other fender crests, please post it.

I found some good options for PX and other scoots, but they could be quite a cludge to fit one on the Buddy unless the arc and width of the front fenders are very close.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:




I may be alone in my sentiment, but that is decidedly unattractive.

No amount of chrome and/or related do-dads will turn your plastic Buddy into a cool retro-scoot. The Buddy has great lines, and it's a shame to mess them up with all that clutter. IMHO and all that...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vitaminC wrote:

I may be alone in my sentiment, but that is decidedly unattractive.

You're not alone. The white walls however (especially on the SI) are pretty attractive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteMer wrote:

You're not alone. The white walls however (especially on the SI) are pretty attractive.


Yeah, I think they'd look pretty sweet on my black B125 too Cool Of course, it will probably take me three years to wear out the current set of tires! Rolling Eyes
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DouglasLive
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vitaminC wrote:

I may be alone in my sentiment, but that is decidedly unattractive.


I agree. But there's room for a small, chrome flourish of some kind on the front fender. Maybe something straight down the middle? I'm still searching. Smile
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