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Because you asked… and asked

February 28, 2008
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Almost from the beginning of this here blog, someone has asked, via search engine, “how do I shift gears on a Vespa.” Watch and learn:


 
Thanks to Wishville Studios for production assistance. Favicon

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7 Comments
  1. February 28, 2008 8:00 pm

    Very nice, Orin! I would like to know a little more of the how-to on this “How-To” video. Obviously, it was very professionally done (w/o any duct tape).

    Senator Obama came to Beaumont today. More on that later.

    Lorenzo

  2. Stubb permalink
    February 28, 2008 10:05 pm

    I would have LOVED to have this video just prior to buying my Stella. I couldn’t find anything (with pictures) on shifting. Hell, it took me forever just to learn that it shifted by twisting the entire left part of the handlebars (I thought it might just be part of the grip that twisted).

    I had never owned a motorcycle much less driven one prior to buying Stella, so I did as much online reading as possible and then took off to Bainbridge Island in hopes of buying one listed on CList (I didn’t know anyone that owned one either). I BOUGHT the one on Bainbridge Is. and had to drive it back to Queen Anne <<<>>>, but I made it in one piece.

    Nice Video!

    Also, where did you get those gloves. I noticed them on a ride and I’ve been looking for some like that. I really like the reflective features.

  3. February 28, 2008 10:27 pm

    Lorenzo: The video was made by having Kat(t) ride pillion with a video camera pointed over my left shoulder. We added the titles using Windows Movie Maker. Amazing stuff, this digital video.

    Stubb: the gloves are Glo-Glovs, which are designed to be worn over regular gloves. The company sez, “Breathable lightweight, durable non fraying Nylon/Spandex allows glove to stretch from Med. to XXL for wearing over most gloves.” About 20 bucks a pair, the Web site will point you to retailers…

  4. February 29, 2008 5:23 am

    Nice job on the vid! I can’t wait to see more ‘instructional video’ on two stroke repair (with voice over) in the future – next up carburetors? Who knows, this could lead to a good enough gig (licensed and generating revenue) for you to become the ‘Rick Steves’ of the scooter world! 😉

  5. February 29, 2008 8:30 am

    I love those gloves too. I might steal them.

  6. February 29, 2008 8:32 pm

    At first I was figuring the camera was hanging out of your mouth but then I remembered you wear a full face helmet. What a great team you guys make! Can you do some on parking on hills? 😉

  7. February 29, 2008 9:30 pm

    It’s amazing the way you made it. Nice and cozy on the scooter.;-)

    Lorenzo

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