Winter project - crash damaged 1972 125 GTR
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:56 am quote
Looking good dude.
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:44 pm quote
I've not had much time to work on the scoot this month due to work commitments , so today I locked myself in the garage and got the cables and wiring through the frame and mounted a few bits and bobs.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
1975 Vespa GTR 125, 1976 Vespa V90 (Resto), 2001 Vespa ET4 125 (Sold), 2009 Vespa GTS300 Super
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Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:11 pm quote
That's looking beautiful. Love the colour. You'll be riding it before I'm on mine!
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:34 pm quote
Not sure about the black rubber

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Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:46 pm quote
Orange and black? What's not to love, great combo!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
1975 Vespa GTR 125, 1976 Vespa V90 (Resto), 2001 Vespa ET4 125 (Sold), 2009 Vespa GTS300 Super
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:09 pm quote
The Mocker wrote:
Orange and black? What's not to love, great combo!
+1 (given your only other choices are grey, white, red or blue?)
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:31 pm quote
Grey might be nice. White - I don't know, scoot is too sporty for that. Great job, nice color. You should be proud.
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:13 pm quote
The black rubber looks great with the orange.

Unless you can get one of the other colors dyed to match exactly, I'd go with it. Then again, I'd probably go with black even in preference to color-matched.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:57 pm quote
If you were toying with the idea of matching the rubber, then have a look here - http://www.scootercentral.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=17761 Pretty impressive result.

Thanks to Jeremy for the info.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:09 am quote
Thanks for the input. I think it will have to be orange and black.
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Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:06 am quote
Lookin' good!
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1974 Rally (3), 1971 Rally 180, 1960 Li 125
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Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 am quote
Hello.

I procured the same front fender and need to drill holes for mine as well. How did you do that? Did you drill from the inside out? Your color looks incredible. I used to have a Rally 180 with close to that color. I think I'm going to hate that I'm doing a partial rebuild on my 74 Rally. The floorboards could use a little work but overall the bike is very straight. I wish we had talented, and affordable, craftsmen here. I got a basic quote from a guy here in the US to do some bodywork and paint my scooter, $2500. I bought the scooter for a little more than that!
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:40 pm quote
Dwight Schmidt wrote:
Hello.

I procured the same front fender and need to drill holes for mine as well. How did you do that? Did you drill from the inside out? Your color looks incredible. I used to have a Rally 180 with close to that color. I think I'm going to hate that I'm doing a partial rebuild on my 74 Rally. The floorboards could use a little work but overall the bike is very straight. I wish we had talented, and affordable, craftsmen here. I got a basic quote from a guy here in the US to do some bodywork and paint my scooter, $2500. I bought the scooter for a little more than that!
Dwight I fitted the fender and marked the holes on the inside , I then removed the fender and drilled a pilot hole from the inside (about 2mm) then drilled the correct size hole from the outside

Ricky
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:54 pm quote
One step forward two steps backwards.

Due to a schoolboy error I had to part strip and reassemble the fork, while doing this I managed to drop it onto the new speedo cable and crush it, then I assembled the brand new petrol tank only to find out it is leaking at the seam and to top it all off the chrome is falling off my new headlight. I cant remember who I bought the tank and headlight from.

On the upside I managed to fit the toolbox and some other bits and bobs. My engine is built and ready for collection this Tuesday and the shop will fit the aluminum trim to the leg shield at the same time. So I hope to have it on its wheels this week.

Ricky

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Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:24 pm quote
Engine in and front end mounted - the end is in site.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:40 pm quote
Ricky what pipe is that? Looks nice.

And is that a reed valve manifold? Was that on it when you got it or something you bought?
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Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:17 pm quote
Ginch I added the reed valve and it's a Scorpion pipe. I am planning to get the scoot running this week should sound sweet.

Ricky
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Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:57 pm quote
ricky cantley wrote:
Ginch I added the reed valve and it's a Scorpion pipe. I am planning to get the scoot running this week should sound sweet.

Ricky
I like the look of it... chunky. What reed block is it? I don't think I've seen that one. And did you open up the inlet to match?
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Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:22 am quote
It's an Atomic mini No need to open up the casings,
Ricky
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Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:28 pm quote
i like what u did to the paint and best on the engine
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:34 am quote
ricky cantley wrote:
It's an Atomic mini No need to open up the casings,
Ricky
They look small but pretty nice. I'll be interested to see what you think of it.
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:12 am quote
My last scoot was a DR kitted 180 sprint with a sip pipe and re jet. This engin has had the cases ported and matched for the malossi 166 and the reed valve a race crank, updated clutch, 28mm carb with ram filter and a big shiny pipe. I really hope I see a difference.
I will spend Sat and Sun getting the cables connected and starting the thing. MOT here I come
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Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:44 am quote
After 3 hours wrestling with the Scorpion pipe it is on At one point I was thinking about pulling the engine back out and mounting the pipe, it was that much of a PITA.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:02 am quote
Its alive
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:14 am quote
ricky cantley wrote:
Its alive
Well done, makes all the effort worthwhile

I'm hanging out for that day with mine..!
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Vespa 2018 Sei Giorni & 1969 Vespa Rally 180
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Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:22 am quote
Just read through this whole post - well done it must be sooo exciting getting so close. Scoot already looks fantastic!!
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:04 am quote
Could not be bothered to work on the scoot over the last 2 weeks, I have had to repair the fuel tank that was damaged in the crash as the new one is a T bag and lots of other little frustrations with supplied new parts realy sapped my energy. But today I poped into the garage for 10mins, hooked up the break cables, adjusted the gears and clutch, fitted the old tank and seat and took the scoot out for a run up and down my road. I now have my mojo back a good couple of nights in the garage will see this on the road proper.
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:00 am quote
On the road

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Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:36 am quote
Are you in whitstable ?
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:45 am quote
Yep, you?
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:59 pm quote
Herne bay
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:24 am quote
stinging nettles
that is a right transformation .... id have done all the trims black not just the rubber ... itd make that orange pop .... even black painted badges
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Sun May 25, 2014 10:12 pm quote
It's done
At last it's done, so much for a quick build and on the road by spring, This turned into a full nut and bolt rebuild.

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Mon May 26, 2014 3:26 pm quote
first thing i am gonna said, its awesome mate
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Mon May 26, 2014 8:34 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
first thing i am gonna said, its awesome mate
I second Koenig's comments. It's a great looking machine.

Thanks for sharing your project with us...
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:14 am quote
Goon news the scoot sailed through its MOT and has had 100 miles of no issue running in. Bad news It now wont start - no spark bugger

At least I have had a chance to clean and polish it

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Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:54 am quote
love all of it. thanks for saving it.
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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:41 pm quote
Not sure what was causing the no spark issue but I pulled the flywheel and found some unexpected metal debris. A new vespatronic from ebay has solved the problem, and its orange

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Vespa 125GTR p125x p200
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Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:45 pm quote
Re: Twin
That's a good looking scoot, I've got 500 miles on mine now and its picked up a few scratches and scrapes but it was built to use not sell
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