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Last post 05-18-2011 09:19 PM by hank. 16 replies.
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  • 05-10-2011 11:50 PM

    • bradr
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    5 Speed PX 200

     Hey , has anyone had any experience with the 5 speed kit that is available for the Vespa px? , i was looking at it on the "scooterworks" site today , maybe its a new thing , maybe its been around for yonks but i only saw it today & thought that it sounded brilliant to have an extra gear , can anybody give me any feedback?.

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 05-11-2011 01:00 AM In reply to

    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

     funnily enough i saw them in there email they sent the other day haven't found much information that recommends them + there is no warranty on them Sad

  • 05-11-2011 10:16 AM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

     Yes i noticed the no warranty bit ,  also noticed the big price reduction  hmm

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 05-12-2011 02:29 PM In reply to

    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    An extra gear....  do I really want to be riding my PX at more than 100kmh???  I think there are a few things that I'd be wanting to upgrade first!!



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  • 05-12-2011 07:57 PM In reply to

    • 15UZU
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    steve@ace:

    I think there are a few things that I'd be wanting to upgrade first!!

    Ike....the whole scooter! Stick out tongue



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  • 05-12-2011 09:08 PM In reply to

    • hank
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

     maybe you cood get the gears frozen first

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 05-13-2011 01:25 PM In reply to

    • jonners
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    Steve makes a really good point - do we want/need to go any faster?

    I certainly didnt get a PX for speed.

    80km/hr is what I find comfortable cruising speed. Faster and you start to get the 10" wheel wobbles :)

    besides - any faster and people can't see that you're on a geared vespa!

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  • 05-13-2011 02:05 PM In reply to

    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    15UZU:

    steve@ace:

    I think there are a few things that I'd be wanting to upgrade first!!

    Ike....the whole scooter! Stick out tongue

    You cheeky beggar!  Hehehe!    The thing about geared scooters is that there is nothing like them.  They handle, well, interestingly, but that's part of the delight and the challenge.  Its only for those who are skilled enough Stick out tongue back at you with knobs on    Wink



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  • 05-13-2011 05:36 PM In reply to

    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    steve@ace:

    15UZU:

    steve@ace:

    I think there are a few things that I'd be wanting to upgrade first!!

    Ike....the whole scooter! Stick out tongue

    You cheeky beggar!  Hehehe!    The thing about geared scooters is that there is nothing like them.  They handle, well, interestingly, but that's part of the delight and the challenge.  Its only for those who are skilled enough Stick out tongue back at you with knobs on    Wink

    so are they crash knobsBig Smile

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  • 05-13-2011 08:31 PM In reply to

    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    The geared scoots are not for everyone even though they used to be when that's all there was.

    I love my PX! It's a great interactive feel riding it.

    "Vespista" is not actually Italian slang for a drunken Vespa rider.
  • 05-13-2011 08:52 PM In reply to

    • miketl
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    If the 5th gear is something like an overdrive I think it would make the PX better at hill climbing.  I find 50kph to 1105kph a rather broad range for 4th gear.  One can detect a difference as you reach 75kph.  Is that when the second jet kicks in?  I think it would be kinder on both the engine and gear box if this is where the 5th gear comes into play.  Yeh,  I know it's possible to wring 70kph (80kph on the dial) in 3rd gear, but that's not the recommended way of riding these scooters. Dare I admit I found this out on a ride to Sorell.  I'd changed down at the airport roundabout and accelerated out onto the causway without changing up (the causeway speed is 80kph).  To its credit it hummed along quite nicely but I don't think I'd like to repeat this feat too often  Stick out tongue  So back to the discussion, perhaps there is merit in pursuing a 5th gear.

    ciao,  Mike

    Riding an 08 Vespa PX 200, and a 2012 Harley Sportster 883 Superlow
    previously big red Audrey an Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie, an Aprilia Scarabeo 200, and originally a Suzuki F50 Step-through
  • 05-13-2011 09:15 PM In reply to

    • hank
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    miketl:

    If the 5th gear is something like an overdrive I think it would make the PX better at hill climbing.  I find 50kph to 11105kph a rather broad range for 4th gear.  One can detect a difference as you reach 75kph.  Is that when the second jet kicks in?  I think it would be kinder on both the engine and gear box if this is where the 5th gear comes into play.  Yeh,  I know it's possible to wring 70kph (80kph on the dial) in 2nd gear, but that's not the recommended way of riding these scooters. Dare I admit I found this out on a ride to Sorell.  I'd changed down at the airport roundabout and accelerated out onto the causway without changing up (the causeway speed is 80kph).  To its credit it hummed along quite nicely but I don't think I'd like to repeat this feat too often  Stick out tongue  So back to the discussion, perhaps there is merit in pursuing a 5th gear.

    ciao,  Mike

     

     just fixed that for you mike

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 05-14-2011 12:13 AM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

     Wow , some very interesting comments , the speed comment is very relevant as far as the 100kph goes , i wouldn't like to go over 100kph either cause i think that would be getting a bit scary but my thought is better cruising revs at the 85-95 kph range & maybe slightly better economy? with a 5th gear , but as has already been asked , is 5th an overdrive ratio or have they simply made a closer ratio and left 5th gear the same as my present 4th gear , thats why i am hoping to hear from someone who's had some experience with one as i can't find any feedback anywhere on the various worldwide forums.

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 05-14-2011 11:32 AM In reply to

    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    Why not give them a call and ask them at Scooterworks?

    "Vespista" is not actually Italian slang for a drunken Vespa rider.
  • 05-14-2011 12:11 PM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: 5 Speed PX 200

    Cuttlefish:
    Why not give them a call and ask them at Scooterworks
     

     

     Ah yeh i could do that i suppose , it only a passing thought at the moment , i'll probably wait till i see/hear something around the traps & that might spark enough enthuisam to proceed furtherSmile

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
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