January 31, 2013

Corrections in Vespa

Email from Vepsa:

Return-path: Envelope-to: Paladin@dslretorts.com
Delivery-date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:45:40 -0500
Received: from pggcrmm.piaggio.com ([193.178.234.74]:36243)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:43:19 +0100 (CET)
From:

Dear Mr. Paladin,
Thank you again for your inquiry regarding your 2012 Vespa LX 150 i.e.(62.8 bore) As mentioned to you the displacement of your Vespa is 150 cc and is legal on California highways, further proof of the displacement of your Vespa's engine can be found on the vehicle emissions control information sticker that is located under the seat bucket and adhered to the metal portion of your frame. We hope that this has answered your question on your Vespa LX 150 i.e. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Thierry Customercare 800-631-1101 / 212-380-4433

PS: there was a typo on the website regarding the bore. Thank you for pointing this out to us. It was rectified.

RE: PowerSports Network and Vespa USA.
Vespa USA have corrected the bore, as done Powersportsnetwork.com. Now I have to check about the Piaggio Fly 150 -- it has been listed as a 62.6 bore for several years, and it is why I wanted a Freeway Legal Vespa and not the 149.6cc Fly. Not that I care -- style counts and the Fly has NO style.

Posted by Paladin at 12:59 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2013

Road Trip

Full tank, mostly.
TA in Indio: 8.963 gallons @3.559 = $31.90
Pilot Quartzsite: 5.25 gallons @3.099 = $16.27
Cheveron Tucson: 12.249 gallons @ $2.979 = $36.49
Loves in Las Cruces: 12.152 gallons @ $3.059 = $37.17
Loves Lordsburg: 10.09 gallons @ $3.059 = $30.87
Pilot in Eloy AZ: 9.714 gallons @2.999 = $29.13
Flying J in Ehrenberg: 9.579 gallons @ $3.199 = $30.64
Cheveron in Gardena: 11.044 gallons @ $3.599 = $39.75
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37 miles to dealer and back, plus the trip: 1625 miles, 68.951 gallons, $252.22, plus $48 and change for the trailer. (About 24 mpg 60 mph trailer + bike and 70 mph without.)

Left Gardena about noon Friday, back about 4pm Sunday -- 52 hours.

Reason for the trip was:
Patch of two pictures of the New Owner and the Previous (me) Owner.

Posted by Paladin at 06:44 PM | Comments (0)