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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Thursday, September 07, 2006
Today could be the day...
I have everything hooked up except for the gear selector cables. Gas line: check. Brake cable: check. Clutch cable: check. Throttle cable: check. Choke cable: check. Air rubber: check. Wiring: check. Kick start: Oh, I need that too. It is supposed to arrive today.

My hope is that I will be able to get a moment or two this evening to get that lever on the bike, get it out of my garage, put some fuel in it, and then try to start Heebie up. I've even got the old center stand back on. I'm thinking that is going to be a temporary thing. I had someone cut off the offending piece of metal that caused the center stand to hit the exhaust. It is still a little narrow, but it will work until I can get something better.

So, I hope by the end of this day, I will be able to post that I got the engine to start. I don't expect I will ride it today, but getting it to start would be a wonderful goal.

why wait for the kickstart? I would pushstart it. Am I just too impatient?

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