This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Patiently waiting...
I haven't riden in several days. The last time I moved the Vespa, I noticed the gear shifter went really loose and I guessed that the cable snapped. Sure enough, the cable was sheered near the shifter.

Vintage Vespa lesson #321: When you order cables, be sure to order extras even if you don't think you'll need them.

Now I am waiting on the following items: cables, plunger or actuating pad, pressure plate and pressure plate spring, a new cruciform (just in case), and a woodruff key for the flywheel. They shipped out late yesterday, so it might even be the weekend before the stuff gets here.

Good news, my new headlight assembly arrived! I may have been disappointed with somethings I have experienced with Heebie, but the assembly fit perfectly! All the things that drove me crazy about the old one are gone. How nice to no longer have electrical tape holding the assembly to the scooter! By the way, I hope to soon show a picture of something pretty cool I am doing with the old assembly.

Stay tuned!

Extra's is a good idea. Also you can pack some extra gear cables and a clutch cable in your glovebox and use them for anything that snaps.

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