the_Nong on July 31, 2012, 10:00:35 PM
yes, i'm going back in riding a Vespa.

it was an opportunity for me because our family vehicle is now being utilized by my wife and the kids. they go to school early in the morning and my wife in the mid morning then me by lunchtime. later in the afternoon, everybody is on their way home in the vehicle while i am still at work. going home is a little hassle, with my old age and i got used to being in a cage, i have a hard time going home to malate from abs-cbn, MRT then LRT then walk arounf 10 blocks then go up the stairs to the 6th floor.. whoah.. on the other hand, taxi. 200 bucks one way..

i wanted to go on two wheels and i got attracted to the Yamaha FZ-16. low down payment, low monthly. then DirekReg asked me, why not continue the legacy of the Vespa. i can't go wrong. then, i have searched for use/pre-owned units. i was shocked discovering that prices went three times higher! bnew units too. i was even focused on buying the LX150, kaso, de-kambyo parin gusto ko eh.. anyway, after searching the net, i stumbled on my old friend (the guy who influenced me about riding a PX) who's selling an LML Vespa PX150 unit (formerly Star), 2008 all-stock with carrier and GIVI box for only 85k! and i was in glad that finally im having one! then Dave came along. our British friend that goes to the PI and rides with the boys once in a while, hehehe.. Dave bought Orenji during the 1st quarter of 2006. now, he saw my enthusiasm in getting a unit and now offered me Orenji at a reasonable price (of course may 'tawaran' in the process), an now the deal is closed!

Orenji has been in 2211 ever since and in good condish. with a few bumps, rusts, and dents, she's still a beauty! hopefully by friday or over the weekend, ill take her home. few upgrades, tune ups, cleaning and a little this and that.. she's getting back!

i will post pics soon!

thank you for welcoming me back. see you around!
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the_Nong on July 31, 2012, 10:02:43 PM
sorry, daming 'typo' & wrong grammar.. diko na ma-modify eh..
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the_Nong on July 31, 2012, 10:04:33 PM
btw, Orenji is my 2nd unit.

Dimplez was my 1st. Dimplez and i go back a long way.. she's in my avatar.. her final look..
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lex on July 31, 2012, 10:53:17 PM
for official use also ...  ;) hahaha

the_Nong on July 31, 2012, 10:57:13 PM
for official use also ...  ;) hahaha

yeah.. last of Dimplez..
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silver2tone on August 01, 2012, 09:13:57 AM
Nice to hear this Nong :)

iCeMaN on August 01, 2012, 09:24:46 AM
babalik at babalik ka talaga...

direkyey on August 01, 2012, 09:53:39 AM
Okay yan, Nong.
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the_Nong on August 01, 2012, 02:19:35 PM
thanks guys!

here's Orenji.. Phase One:





"Hood Ride" hehehehe..
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Scoot65 on August 01, 2012, 06:47:59 PM
Hiya Nong,

It's good that we have closed the deal and you are about to get Orangi back!!

Sorry about the rust and dents, the main culprit was when I got knocked off by a car on a hair-pin bend. I was riding with Cliff and few of the other guys and the car driver was too busy looking at the line of Vespas rather then negotiating the sharp bend in the road.

The engine is sweet, taking me and Riza (my wife) from Manila up to Angeles and then on to Subic and Iba before returning to Manila.
BTW rode from Subic to Manila on one tank of petrol.  FUEL EFFICIENT!!!!

 
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the_Nong on August 01, 2012, 07:04:15 PM
Hiya Nong,

It's good that we have closed the deal and you are about to get Orangi back!!

Sorry about the rust and dents, the main culprit was when I got knocked off by a car on a hair-pin bend. I was riding with Cliff and few of the other guys and the car driver was too busy looking at the line of Vespas rather then negotiating the sharp bend in the road.

The engine is sweet, taking me and Riza (my wife) from Manila up to Angeles and then on to Subic and Iba before returning to Manila.
BTW rode from Subic to Manila on one tank of petrol.  FUEL EFFICIENT!!!!

 

thanks Dave! still, despite the accident, she still runs!! i hope to see/ride with you soon again!!
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the_Nong on August 01, 2012, 07:07:11 PM
Orenji on a Photoshopped profile... circa 2006..

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v22 on August 01, 2012, 07:15:40 PM
Ayus fafi! :)

the_Nong on August 02, 2012, 08:59:02 PM
just got home.. it was a blast! 1st time in 6 years that i rode Orenji..
i am amazed that 'it' is still in me.. thank God for bringing me to and from work safely... RAKENROL!!

still 'prepping-up' for Phase Two... hehehehe..



question:
to SIP TUBELESS RIMS or to NOT? whatchuntink?
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lex on August 02, 2012, 09:16:22 PM

question:
to SIP TUBELESS RIMS or to NOT? whatchuntink?

corny yan hehe