I woke up early (5:30 am) and couldn’t sleep. I figured the carport lights would come in handy. I grabbed a cup of coffee, and out I went to get after the Vespa. I am not at all confident paint can be done in the time frame I want, but I am going to ride, even if I have patchwork body panels.

An hour and 15 minutes later, I have rear crash bars.

All of the body panels, racks and the crash bars are OEM parts from Piaggio. Only the seat, footrest, and mirrors are aftermarket.

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The crash bars in particular are unusual because Piaggio does not make them for the ET4 any more.

One of the surprises of this project has been that a lot of these Italian parts don’t fit the bike or each other quite right. It is all coming together.

And most important, I will be riding today.

[UPDATE]

Second cup of coffee, front fender guard with awesome Piaggio logo installed.

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I also figured out how to mount the rack that goes under the bike for the leg shield bars. Those are next, but I have to wait for the hardware store to open. I need a screw that I lost last night. Don’t ask, as many F bombs fell upon the innocent populace.

[UPDATE] 7:56 am. 3rd cup of coffee, rear rack installed.

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Cheers, Oppo.

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[UPDATE] 10:55 am.

VESPA BODY WORK IS DONE!

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So happy.