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Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:10:59 +0000

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Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:10:59 +0000 linkquote
This is the discussion area for the main Frequently Asked Questions article. If you have a question that you think is frequent enough to be covered here, post a reply and tell us about it. Hopefully one of the wiki editors will come along and create an article.

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:18:39 +0000

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:18:39 +0000 linkquote
This is new to me....wiki this & that....

Some questions......

What service can I do myself?
Do i need special tools? What tools?

Is this what you want?

Duh...

R

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:24:12 +0000

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:24:12 +0000 linkquote
glasseye wrote:
What service can I do myself?
Do i need special tools? What tools?

Is this what you want?
Yes, those are great topics. I might have even created a section on tools, let me hunt around for a sec...
Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:25:37 +0000

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:25:37 +0000 linkquote
Here's the article: Specialty Tools

My goal with that article (tho not finished) is to document what specialty tools you need, with pictures of the official ones and links to articles on how to make the home-made versions, where appropriate.
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:15:31 +0000

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Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:15:31 +0000 linkquote
As suggested elsewhere:
How do I scale an image to post/upload/for my avatar?
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:35:42 +0000

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Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:35:42 +0000 linkquote
ericalm wrote:
As suggested elsewhere:
How do I scale an image to post/upload/for my avatar?
Added:
FAQ: How do I upload a photo?
FAQ: How do I resize a photo?

They're just placeholders for now, but hopefully someone will come along at some point and start the content.
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:54:20 +0000

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Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:54:20 +0000 linkquote
well I have three,


New Improved Topic Linking


(NSR but MVR) Links in postsl


Too much junk in the trunk - Fixing the LX seat latch


I haven't had time today at work to read over how to post in Wiki.

If someone wants to go ahead that's fine by me, if not I'll do it tomorrow.
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 10:57:17 +0000

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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 10:57:17 +0000 linkquote
Wiki newbie questions:

    What are the different helmet options?
    What should I be looking for in a helmet?
    Can you recommend any hot weather helmets that are DOT approved?
    Riding gear and what you should look for?
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:30:31 +0000

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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:30:31 +0000 linkquote
TrafficJammer wrote:
Wiki newbie questions:

    What are the different helmet options?
    What should I be looking for in a helmet?
    Can you recommend any hot weather helmets that are DOT approved?
    Riding gear and what you should look for?
I could just adapt this into the Wiki format and massage the language in a few places to make it work.

However, IMHO product recommendations don't belong in the Wiki, which should be as objective and brand-agnostic as possible. We have a Reviews section of the forum and there have been many threads with discussions and recommendations for various types of helmets. Thing is, the recommendations are often all over the map and too varied to be of much use unless you've already done your research and have narrowed down your options.
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:41:26 +0000

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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:41:26 +0000 linkquote
Missing S150 on the mileage section of the FAQ
Could you add the S150?
Mine does about mid 70s when driving ~40mph (city), and mid 60s when driving 55-60mph.
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:48:47 +0000

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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:48:47 +0000 linkquote
Re: Missing S150 on the mileage section of the FAQ
kedierluc wrote:
Could you add the S150?
Mine does about mid 70s when driving ~40mph (city), and mid 60s when driving 55-60mph.
I've just made a change to group the LXV and 150 S with the LX150, since all three of these should be nearly identical WRT mileage.
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Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:49:22 +0000

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Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:49:22 +0000 linkquote
Added
FAQ: How do I Search Modern Vespa?

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:27:10 +0000

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:27:10 +0000 linkquote
Probably a dumb question, but....
Probably a dumb question but I couldn't/can't find any answers to it anywhere on the site, not in the Wiki or anywhere else, so I'm trying here.

Have been an MV member for several years. During that time I've both posted on and off, and also sent and received numerous PM's.

Recently a fellow MVer responded to a thread I'd started - about searching for an obscure old Scooter Decal/Sticker I was looking for - he had one, PM'ed me, I PM'ed him back, and he sent it to me - an act of MV generosity!

That was a few weeks ago. Then he just sent me a PM yesterday to follow up. I tried to PM him twice this morning - but discovered, to my amazement, that the PM's I sent him didn't get 'sent' - instead they seem permanent stuck in my Message Outbox (they haven't gone into the Sentbox, even though after I pressed 'Submit', I got a message saying my message had been 'sent'. But that's not the case.

So then I searched the site - and the Wiki - exhaustively - trying to find some solution to this weird problem. Couldn't find any. The closest I came was that, for similar issues, one should contact an administrator. Easier said than done - since I don't know who administrators are - or how to contact them. Further complicating my frustrations is the fact that since as of this morning my PM's don't seem to be sending, even if I could contact an administrator (presumably by PM?) - the PM wouldn't go through.

So in desperation I'm posting this request for help here. Sorry if this is the wrong place - but I couldn't find anywhere else. Hope one of the old-school MV illuminati can help me out here.

Many thanks in advance!
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:41:19 +0000

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:41:19 +0000 linkquote
A PM stays in the Outbox until it's been opened by the recipient - then it appears in your Sentbox.

This is no guarantee that the recipient has read it or understood it, but it's better than having just one box for outgoing messages.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:09:59 +0000

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:09:59 +0000 linkquote
Thanks for clearing that up!
Thanks for the reply, Jim - it makes total sense. Appreciate the quick answer!
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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:14:07 +0000

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:14:07 +0000 linkquote
My for sale post keeps getting deleted.
Hello
why does my for sale post keep getting deleted please
Thanks Simon
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:50:46 +0000

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:50:46 +0000 linkquote
Re: My for sale post keeps getting deleted.
onlyfools wrote:
Hello
why does my for sale post keep getting deleted please
Thanks Simon
See the reply in GD:
Why does my for sale post keep getting deleted
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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:09:51 +0000

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:09:51 +0000 linkquote
I realize the 50cc engines aren't as poular but, almost nothing refers to them. what info about the bigger engines is relevant to their smaller cousins? and what is different?
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 08:54:43 +0000

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Fri, 01 Jan 2016 08:54:43 +0000 linkquote
You have the most simple version in a range of features, but the basic design of your HiPer4 engine and the most modern (unnamed) BV 350 engine is the same. The biggest difference is water-cooling, where you have air-cooling and electronic injection, where you have a carb. The BV 350 also has a different clutch from all other models, if you consider that part of the engine.

Your engine compares best to an air-cooled carbed bike like the older LX 150 or S150 with the LEADER engines and less with the newer LEm engine with 3 valves. You could also compare yours to the newer quadrovalvole, but that is also a 50cc and equally rare here.
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Mon, 22 May 2017 02:44:26 +0000

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Mon, 22 May 2017 02:44:26 +0000 linkquote
Where is my classified ad?
Where is the classified I put up?
Is there an area where I can see my post?
I just can't find it.
Mon, 22 May 2017 14:32:28 +0000

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Mon, 22 May 2017 14:32:28 +0000 linkquote
Re: Where is my classified ad?
Penni wrote:
Where is the classified I put up?
Is there an area where I can see my post?
I just can't find it.
It will have been removed. No [LOCATION] in the title.

Topics Without [LOCATION] First WILL BE DELETED ON SIGHT!
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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:29:16 +0000

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:29:16 +0000 linkquote
Broke key
Hello all
I have a 250cc MP3 Piaggio I bent the key now I can't start the bike. How do I go about getting another key
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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:26:48 +0000

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:26:48 +0000 linkquote
Revolver Exhaust on Vespa PX 125
Hi all,
I am wondering whether removing the can end muffler of my revolver exhaust would do any harm to my Vespa. I'm thinking it won't as all the mileage would still be there so the gases and heat are still exiting the engine. I'm only talking about the very end of the exhaust referred to as the can.
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