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Old 05-16-2006, 02:23 AM
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Question Thinking of Buying a TNG Venice LX 50cc. What do people think? Good or Bad?

I am looking around for a scooter. and I am looking to possibly buy a Venice LX by TNG. I've heard a lot of not so good things about the LX from this forum's posting. But would still like to know what everyone thinks.

Also if not a Venice LX does any one recommend any other companys models, or makes for a new first time scooter buyer?

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Old 05-16-2006, 06:13 AM
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Hey Mell

Do you have a good TNG dealer near you? I wouldn't buy a TNG unless I had a knowledgeable dealer nearby for some support.
If you aren't set on buying a new scooter and price is a concern, try looking for a used Kymco, Yamaha or Honda.
You can also get some good prices on new TGB scooters which is a good scooter.
I've heard there are some problems with the LX Venice, but not as many with the plain Venice.
There are also quite a few people who own Vento scooters on this forum and they are pretty happy with them.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:08 PM
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Wink yeah....don't know...

I do have a TNG dealership in town, and one in Portland, OR which is where I am moving too. however that doesn't sound so good! Will it always break down? will I always have to take it in? I'd at least like a little bit of a reliable scooter if I am buying it new.

New doesn't really matter though as long as it can seat two people, and has storage options and goes between 30-60 without dying I'm fine.

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Old 05-16-2006, 03:18 PM
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I have two TNG Venice scoots. All I've ever had to do is keep gas and oil in them, change the plug once a year, check and adjust brake cables, and I change the rear gear oil once a year just because. Otherwise I've not had to do anything else to them. I'd say the TNG scoots are plenty reliable.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:50 PM
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i agree with the above poster, they're great..ish. but speaking from a lot of experience with both makes, i would recommend a yamaha vino over the venice ANY day.

i've had many venice lx's and though they're rated for two people they seem to hardly carry one person as fast and well as a vino (rated for one person) carries two people.

i'm sure it's party a tuning issue, but still...
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:59 PM
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Get a used Vino. $1800 and under.

Read my past tng posts and you will see why.

Also-
Why is everybody moving here? All it does is rain here in PDX!

The whole pearl jam/nirvana thing is in seattle.
Is'nt that what seattle is all about?
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:18 AM
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I love my Venice. With the 70cc engine riding 2 people is no chore.

It all comes down to style and budget. I bought a venice and spent the extra money on upgrades that i saved over the vino. and i was able to buy one new. Some used bikes you don't know what you really are getting into. (Quirks, lemon, etc...)
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:51 AM
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I have a Venice LX that I bought a few months ago. Storage is a little bit of an issue: I have a big head and my 3xl helmet won't fit under the seat: the space is a little small. Also, there is no way you're going to get a stock LX up to 60mph (even de-restricted). For what you want, you might want to look at a scooter with a larger engine, or plan on upgrades.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:53 AM
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All it does is rain here in PDX!
Not lately.
Put the A/C in Sunday, and been using it daily since.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:31 AM
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Question thanks! soo I'm still looking...and I've found a deal...

I will post this probably as a new thread as well, but I found a 2002 ET2 Vespa with Helmet and Cover for $1900...

Is this good deal? Is this a steal...or should I give a more look around?


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