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Hi, looking for advise on buying an Alpina project

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Been reading back through the thread as well as a little internet research.  We intend to spend winters down in Spain, and we need a something for the bread / supermarket run plus something that might be good for a  ride out in the adjacent hills.. My head is telling me a little fourstroke 125 scooter ,  but my heart really fancies an Alpina.. I am quite used to Bultacos but could I get my wife on the back of it.. Shes quite up for a scooter...Thoughts....

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The first models of Alpina (85 and 99) have a fairly short seat but the models after them are fine for two-up riding for two people depending on how big their bottoms are.

No Alpina is what you would call powerful but the 325cc and 350cc models have enough suitable pulling power for two-up riding.

I don't know what "shes quite up for a scooter" means

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After thirty years of marriage....  anyway.. been looking on a couple of Spanish websites and a nice restored model 213 for sale... 3500 euros.. 1979 .. but do I really wanting to be trying to kick one of those over down the beach in my Jangles.... when you have a nice electric start scooter...this is the question...I would be looking to rent my villa out,  and trials riders might be tempted if I said they could use the Bulto in the garage....or even a scooter .

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Yes the 213 is a wonderful thing but does take a serious kick to start. I wouldn't be game to try in jangles which I suspect are the same thing as flipflops/jandals/thongs

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Yep Jangles are what your neighbours down under call flipflops... which as your just across the ditch, thought  you would get the gist.. I think if I had my flipflops and and thong on riding my Bultaco it might draw the wrong attention.. if you get my drift.....yep having to wear my Gaerne's to the beach might not be too practicle...Still tempted though...

 

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Now I'm really confused 😵. I was thinking that Kiwis call them Jandals, a shortened version of Japanese sandals

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After speaking with my mother in law, you are of course correct....Jandals....we got there in the end.....whatever they are possibly not appropriate footwear to kick a Bultaco into life..

 

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12 hours ago, metisse said:

After speaking with my mother in law, you are of course correct....Jandals....we got there in the end.....whatever they are possibly not appropriate footwear to kick a Bultaco into life..

 

 

why not get both ? scooter for the shops/beach/wife and alpina for the numerous endless trails ?

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That would be a perfect solution, but one of us might not see it as that.......

 

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