Vespa Stretch and Wide
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Joined: 02 Sep 2012
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Location: dorset
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:50 pm quote
Had a bit of fun moving the engine 7 inches back to create an exposed rear wheel,fat boy tyre on double wide rim. had to re think the shock to ensure minimal movement and compensate with some bum springs on a diy bobber seat. settled on a dirt bike shock set to rigid. auto scoot front end, lovely suspension, 2 different size tyre, no significant difference to handling. also lowered rear end a few inches. boost bottle makes no obvious difference to speed but smoother acceleration. I really enjoyed reading on this site about big tyres. I had a dilemma as you will see but i got it in. Amazing what you can do with a grinder and welder. IOW Rally this year, apart from wobbly drops as i hadnt used lock tight on the bolts - its all groovy.

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Molto Verboso
Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1350
Location: Lubbock TX
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:04 pm quote
American chopper should do a scoot like this but it'd be too damn much work for them. Besides they farm almost everything out anyway, except for the initial fabrication & assembly. Nice scoot post more pics as progress continues.
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:04 pm quote
That's cool as shit.. in a roadwarriortransformersgnarly kinda way... I dig it.
Like your wide rear.. a lot.. which tire (tyre) is that?
Very cool man.. liked the video too, good track.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:36 am quote
ohhhh deary dear ........ i do look the look of that ...... like the rear tyre size .... have ya seen the lowered t5 with the mini tyre

im gonna keep me eye on this thread
'77 P200e
Joined: 25 Jul 2012
Posts: 163
Location: Quartz Hill, CA
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:55 am quote
I love the bigger tire in the back. I'm not usually a fan of rat bikes, but I'm really glad I watched this, because that bike is SO cool. Really diggin' what you did with the engine cowl, too.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Indo
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:14 pm quote
show me more pics along the way mate, i am so follow this thread

good luck with the bike and cheer mate
Molto Verboso
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
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Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:29 am quote
Loving the look of this one !
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
Joined: 14 Jan 2011
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Location: The British Countryside
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:04 pm quote
great thread, come on, its been over a month, lets have some more pictures!
Molto Verboso
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:58 pm quote
Uber Rat!
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:58 am quote
here are some updates on my old pussy riot ratbike




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