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VLB1 - Sprint 67´
Joined: 21 Jan 2013
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Location: Haslev,Denmark
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:44 pm quote
Build this up over the summer 2012. Now awaiting parts from sip ( 177 pinasco alloy set )
I have driven 3500km on a vespa, so far.

Great forum. Coming from the 750turbo.com site, being a former kawasaki rider.

cheer

Kind regards Jonas, denmark

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Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:47 pm quote
That is a beautiful classic. Thank you for sharing.
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'89 T5 and some - the 'bradford' bull ..... stripped '98 silver t5 classic - the bastard
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:49 pm quote
here we go
wonder where that was 'restored'
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VLB1 - Sprint 67´
Joined: 21 Jan 2013
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Location: Haslev,Denmark
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:29 pm quote
In my garage. All exept paintjob.
What makes you wonder mate ?

This is my first vespa, so I am all new to this, and it problably aint 100% original, but I build it like I wanted it to look like, and I am satisfied.
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VLB1 - Sprint 67´
Joined: 21 Jan 2013
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Location: Haslev,Denmark
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:56 pm quote
SoulSurferr wrote:
That is a beautiful classic. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks alot. I like ridding it allot.... Only problem is, in denmark its -10 celsius and summer is several months away
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:57 pm quote
Wrisberg wrote:
I build it like I wanted it to look like, and I am satisfied.
that's what its all about
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 pm quote
Looks like a lot of work was put into it. Did you rebuild the original motor ? Top end wore out or just want more 'fast'?

I sympathize with you about the weather too. Same here.

I'd LOVE to see some 'before' pics too, if you have some.
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VLB1 - Sprint 67´
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Location: Haslev,Denmark
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:48 pm quote
Thanks.
I have a lot of photos from the process, I will gladly post them tonight.
The engine is stock, never opened (it has been Danish from 1967) and the mileage is 35000km. I have the original papers from the first owner, so I have some sort of idea that it's correct with the mileage. It has been storaged for many years and I am the third owner.
The reason for buying a 177 set is because I want to be able to ride 80km/h without the throttle maxed out.
Coming from a 750 turbo, that doesn't feel right
Hooked
vespa lx50 2006
Joined: 31 Dec 2012
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Location: Nottinghamshire, England
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:57 am quote
Nice looking scooter,i have a black scooter and think they just look really good when polished up.

Russ
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:52 am quote
sbow me more pics of the resto mate, i like pics
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:48 am quote
Wrisberg wrote:
In my garage. All exept paintjob.
What makes you wonder mate ?

This is my first vespa, so I am all new to this, and it problably aint 100% original, but I build it like I wanted it to look like, and I am satisfied.
It's not too dissimilar in style to vespas restored in places like Vietnam - they have a really bad reputation for dangerous and substandard work, so people are suspicious of anything that looks like that.

I think yours looks very nice, and if you've done the work yourself there is nothing to worry about.
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VLB1 - Sprint 67´
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:17 am quote
177 just arrived at work, and wuhuu!

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VLB1 - Sprint 67´
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Location: Haslev,Denmark
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:24 am quote
[quote="Dr Zoidberg"]
Wrisberg wrote:
In my garage. All exept paintjob.
What makes you wonder mate ?

It's not too dissimilar in style to vespas restored in places like Vietnam - they have a really bad reputation for dangerous and substandard work, so people are suspicious of anything that looks like that.

I think yours looks very nice, and if you've done the work yourself there is nothing to worry about.
So nice well looking restored vespas are not around, other than in Vietnam?
A sweet looking Vespa, build in us/UK can't be hard to find?
In Denmark I think there is several.

I have never seen a Vietnam Vespa, but if they look like mine, they look great!
I can imagine that craftsmanship obviously would lack,.
I have welded many hours on mine, it was terrible!

I post pictures for you guys later. Hope I can do it today.

Great day folks!
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gtv 250, px 125 with sidecar, Harley softail, bike, BMW f650gs
Joined: 28 Feb 2010
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Location: Bristol. UK
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:50 pm quote
Welcome!
I too like your scoot, ignore others who dont, theyre just grumpy because its winter!
I've just ordered the dr 180 kit for my px with a sito plus exhaust, I'd be interested in your opinion on the performance difference when you fit the 177cc kit.
What exhaust are you going to run?
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px 150
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Location: Athens Greece
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:17 am quote
Be aware if you bought your scoot from Vietnam. The rebuilds from there have many issues although they look really nice.
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PX125E (Parmakit TSV Alloy 187cc, 60mm long stroke race crank, 28mm carb, Parmakit electronic ignition, PM Tuning Evolution exhaust.
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Location: Northumberland, UK.
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:05 am quote
WOW........... thats all I need to say...........
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'89 T5 and some - the 'bradford' bull ..... stripped '98 silver t5 classic - the bastard
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Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:30 am quote
plexiglass
shame you went for that 'theme' as it looks alot like this this .............. bloody big coincidence so you can see why people are asking
Molto Verboso
1979 sil lambretta GP175 then vespa S150 2008 now
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Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:02 pm quote
Really clean scoot. Chrome package, whitewalls, pipe you name it.
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