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Old 01-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
damasovi
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Ensenada, Baja California
Oddometer: 2,624
vespa only? YES

amigo, there are other options there, how ever it can be done.

There is a guy here that has a 250 and has driving from Canada to Mexico and back and has no complains at all.

The question you have is very valid, I think the pump problem is a know problem and maybe there is like a year model or series that has that problem (like some GS650G, or KLR 08-09 and such) Maybe go to modern vespa and ask the vespa users there.

I would take the vespa I had and then just have it service, all the way to the valves, rollers and such. I have a KLR that has carburetors and I have had zero issues, so I would take the 250 if I had it simply because any way you will be stuck where ever waiting for parts since I really dough a vespa dealer would be there with what you need, I don't even there is an official Vespa dealer outside MExico city or Monterrey (the 2 biggest cities in Mexico, the BIggest country from here to Panana)

I DO get it about touring on a scooter to Latin America, I would like to take my scooter 100-125 cc down to Cancun from Ensenada so little wheals will be a thing to consider but the GT250 I drove has so much better suspention and bigger 12" wheals (my 100 cc honda has 10")

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