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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3557
Location: San Diego, CA
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:00 am quote
Agreed, that thing looks the business. Usually post up text details and we beg for pics, but now I'm with Pacrat - details please!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:23 pm quote
Toddy, welcome. Great looking bike and your paint job looks first class. Do you have any 'before' pics to share?

I like your location shots, best in the thread!
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Vespa Rally 200, Lambretta 200dl
Joined: 29 May 2013
Posts: 16
Location: Wiltshire
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:04 pm quote
cheers for the positive comments
it's totally stock (for now) as I restored it for my better half and she hasn't ridden for about 25 years, so nice and steady at least for a while
it needed a complete engine rebuild, bearings, seals, new crank and re-bore and so far it's running great - first rally of the season in a couple of weeks so fingers crossed it's going to get her there ok..
my biggest regret is not taking any proper before photos, but I have put a few up. i bought it on ebay and did contact the seller a while back to see if he still has the photos used for the posting but no response.
when he advertised it he said that the frame would probably have to be scrapped but we managed to save it, with a new floor and a bit of welding here and there
we were lucky as it had been taken apart about 20 years ago and kept in boxes so when we picked it up most of the parts were there and we just replaced what was necessary
i'm also restoring a rally 200 that was also bought in boxes and had a bad frame so new floor and even more welding on that one. unfortunately a lot of the parts were missing so that's taking a bit longer....

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Special 130 & Special 90
Joined: 12 Jan 2013
Posts: 47
Location: I N D O
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:29 pm quote
New sport seat
Hey folks, just want to share a quick review about smallframe sport seat i've just bought from sip scootershop, Sport Seat Cora MKII.. The main reason i change the single seat (my previous one is original single seat from SIP too) is, the previous seat is too soft and affect into riding quality.. doesnt stable when cornering and too thick and bulky compared with the body lines..

So far, the cora sport seat fits perfectly, no need much time and effort to assemble. And it turns out so beautiful, neat and sporty! Love every details and stitches. Great for aesthethic aspect, and great impact for riding quality, so far me likey so much!!

The product shot from Sip webshop :


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Special 130 & Special 90
Joined: 12 Jan 2013
Posts: 47
Location: I N D O
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:22 am quote
giramassi wrote:
Update on my SS90 now that my engine is now in the beauty. I hope you enjoy the pics!
Wooa.. SS90 is my absolute dream.. great paint and colour! love it very much..
Addicted
Joined: 30 Oct 2015
Posts: 520
Location: Peterborough/London, UK
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:29 pm quote
Restoration of my '69 50L is now complete...need to decide whether to keep or sell...

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Special 130 & Special 90
Joined: 12 Jan 2013
Posts: 47
Location: I N D O
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:53 pm quote
mattscoots wrote:
Restoration of my '69 50L is now complete...need to decide whether to keep or sell...
wow, what a great job.. love the color.. btw keep the 50!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:01 pm quote
Looks like a very nice paint job and the bike looks perfect now. With your other bikes, I'd advise you to sell only if you don't ride it, somebody would certainly enjoy it.



I had to go back & look to see it for a 'before' view. I assume that's not original paint & looked worse up close?
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Joined: 30 Oct 2015
Posts: 520
Location: Peterborough/London, UK
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:45 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
With your other bikes, I'd advise you to sell only if you don't ride it, somebody would certainly enjoy it.

I had to go back & look to see it for a 'before' view. I assume that's not original paint & looked worse up close?
Yeah, it's a matter of time and space...not sure if I have the space to store it safely and properly and not sure if it'll see enough 'road time' either...

The old paintwork was not original and wasn't an authentic 50L colour either, and did look quite shabby in places (I avoided those areas in my photos ).
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Sport 100
Joined: 08 Mar 2016
Posts: 40
Location: Boise, ID
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:58 pm quote
My soon to be smallie.

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3557
Location: San Diego, CA
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:55 am quote
Is it 100 Sport also? Seems like the green 100 Sports are coming out of the woodwork everywhere!
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Sport 100
Joined: 08 Mar 2016
Posts: 40
Location: Boise, ID
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:12 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
Is it 100 Sport also? Seems like the green 100 Sports are coming out of the woodwork everywhere!
Yea, same on as the other thread though.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:34 pm quote
John, you're probably thinking of this beauty from Deal o the Day. This one is only a measly 90 cc, but I'm sure Morrie will get more pics up in this thread when he gets all the new stuff he's got coming installed. Right now the poor little thing doesn't even have wheels on it.

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yeah, something's a bit leaky... so gas tap turned OFF now!

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Mon May 16, 2016 11:09 pm quote
^^^ debuts Wednesday at Ballard Backfire. MJRally lent a hand on the wiring and w/ a few minor modifications we had bright 12V lites all around w/ no blowing one if another goes out and decent working horn. Morrie has a plan to get blinkers working next. Here's where we wound up for now:


these connections worked well on this '74 V90, blinkers will power from empty top RH terminal

connections wrapped & tucked in, regulator will be moved to upper left corner, big washer is reliable ground for testing

and here's a nice old pic I just found

look at the shadows. cool!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
Fri May 27, 2016 1:47 pm quote
make your own joke
Isn't this the cutest thing?



I'm looking for better fuel economy on my Primavera, what jets should I use w/ this carb and a Simonini pipe? I know I'll lose a bit of top end, but would like to still pull strong off the line, so a bit on the rich side I think?
Thank you
Hooked
Vespa 2016 Sprint S 150, Ducati Scrambler Icon, Monster 796 20th Anniversary 62/200, Ducati Scrambler, Lambretta TV200, P125X, ETS 125.
Joined: 08 Jun 2014
Posts: 125
Location: San Diego
Fri May 27, 2016 3:33 pm quote
Here's a little gem for Smallies, I rare indicator kit for SF. NOS kit complete with Wiring harness, Blinker box, hardware. It is for sale but decided to go to the source. Let me know if anyone is interested.

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Molto Verboso
Joined: 24 Jan 2008
Posts: 1886
Location: Santa Margarita,Ca.
Fri May 27, 2016 9:25 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
Isn't this the cutest thing?



I'm looking for better fuel economy on my Primavera, what jets should I use w/ this carb and a Simonini pipe? I know I'll lose a bit of top end, but would like to still pull strong off the line, so a bit on the rich side I think?
Thank you
It looks like a carb, only smaller.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Sun May 29, 2016 12:45 pm quote
swapping 3speed gear set to 4 speed, etc
If you are converting w/ the kit from SIP and using your old 3speed axle or you're replacing shift cross, you will need to find a reliable way to trap the 2 spring loaded balls while you slide the shift cross over them. It's a strong little spring. After a lot of trying but not quite getting it together with little sticks and a lot of ball losing and swearing, I found a fairly easy method.

There's probably a special tool, but I never can wait so I welded up this U shaped clip. You could also bend one out of thick rod that just slips into the slots. The tips need to be squared off well & be even length when put in the axle slots. A small bevel on the underside of the top arm helps slip it over the ball. File all burrs & edges smooth.

You'll also need a thin strip of spring steel slipped under the bottom arm to hold the bottom ball in while you press the top ball down the hole and slide the U clip over it. To push the ball down against the spring w/ the best control, use a piece of tubing a bit smaller than the ball. I used a short piece of brass, but will find a longer steel tube & glue a magnet recessed in the tip.

Now you can pull out the thin strip and butt the ends of the shift cross against the tips of the clip and slide it on, keeping the clip & cross pushed tightly together so the balls don't escape between them.

You need to wear safety glasses, the little balls are pretty speedy when they escape and they probably will the first couple of trys until you get the clip tuned in and get the hang of it. A friend did this in his emptied half bathroom w/ all the drains covered, so he wouldn't lose the balls. Also, wrap in a big rag when you take it apart at the beginning or you'll be crawling around ball hunting. You have been warned, don't lose yours.

These are my 3rd rate practice pieces so don't mind the rust, beat cross & bent spring.


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    this one was made from a damaged cylinder stud cut in half & ends squared on grinder

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    tack welded first while clamped in place so it fits nice & snug

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    slip in the thin strip then flip it over to drop in bottom ball and spring
    you can see the edge of the hole under the clock spring strip

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    push the top ball down w/ a tube but use a longer one than I did and slide the clip over quick
    this is the risky part

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    balls in place under clip, ready to slide cross over them
    be SURE to press cross firmly against your clip while you slide it up the axle

    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
    Posts: 10207
    Location: This is't my locker!
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:57 pm quote
    ^^^ that's a great tool V... much better than my two little wood strips w/ divots in the ends... good stuff as usual. Mass produce? they'd sell.
    Veni, Vidi, Posti
    px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
    Joined: 08 Apr 2009
    Posts: 5109
    Location: west aus
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:31 pm quote
    Vader19 wrote:
    ^^^ that's a great tool V... much better than my two little wood strips w/ divots in the ends... good stuff as usual. Mass produce? they'd sell.
    Might make a killing
    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
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    Location: This is't my locker!
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:43 pm quote
    my 50 Special.. still needs some things.. lights for one, but it's getting there.

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    Addicted
    '77 ET3
    Joined: 05 Mar 2013
    Posts: 561
    Location: San Diego
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:56 pm quote
    Let it bleed
    Vader, your 50 spesh slays! As to be expected to what rolls out of the Vaderbilt garage.

    Details, details, details on your build.

    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
    Posts: 10207
    Location: This is't my locker!
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:01 pm quote
    Thanks brother.. You're too kind.. I appreciate it..

    I need 12v bulbs.. I blew the beans out of the 6v's.. I'm not done w/ the floor boards, need a tail light lens, etc etc etc thanks again Mr. J!
    Ossessionato
    2 X 74 Rallys, 66 Bluebadge, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 65 Li225 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
    Joined: 18 Jan 2012
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    Location: Oceanside/ SF
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:29 pm quote
    Wow V! Looks good man.
    Veni, Vidi, Posti
    a herd of easy shifty rats
    Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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    Location: seattle/athens
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:56 pm quote
    That looks so good and like only a genuine Vaderbilt® could! I am feasting on little things that I can see, but wondering about the ones I can't.

    I see no door, possibly caused by a motor looks like it's sticking out too far(?) and I believe I might know why.
    Quote:
    Details, details, details on your build.
    C'mon, spill. Your public needs to know more and many have short attention spans
    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
    Posts: 10207
    Location: This is't my locker!
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:23 pm quote
    M200 baby.. Wider case for fat arse crank. No doorS here. It's pretty peppy.
    Enthusiast
    Rally 180, TS 125, PX 150 and a lot of smallies
    Joined: 19 Oct 2013
    Posts: 77
    Location: Paso
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:09 pm quote
    What's your mileage whith that? I could only get 45 miles out of a tank with my M1L.
    Ossessionato
    T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
    Joined: 07 Oct 2010
    Posts: 4611
    Location: Dublin
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:30 pm quote
    Looking good Vader. Nice smally that isn't too pretty to thrash about on
    Veni, Vidi, Posti
    px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
    Joined: 08 Apr 2009
    Posts: 5109
    Location: west aus
    Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:11 am quote
    Looks like you could scare the crappers out of a few people when you tear past on that moped of death
    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
    Posts: 10207
    Location: This is't my locker!
    Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:05 am quote
    Thanks Mj, Voodoo, Jackson, Josh.. ccsp03 I'm not sure about the mileage.. I've only taken it around the block..
    Veni, Vidi, Posti
    74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
    Joined: 30 Nov 2011
    Posts: 6499
    Location: Victoria, Australia
    Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:01 pm quote
    Looks great - of course! What seat is that, a Streamline?
    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
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    Location: This is't my locker!
    Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:07 pm quote
    Ginch wrote:
    Looks great - of course! What seat is that, a Streamline?
    Thanks G... No it's the same tyoe seat on my Super and v90 (the one I cut into a cutback) only it's the small frame version.. Ancillotti from Scooter Center.
    Veni, Vidi, Posti
    a herd of easy shifty rats
    Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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    Location: seattle/athens
    Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:33 pm quote
    Re: Let it bleed
    mr.j wrote:
    ....

    Details, details, details on your build.

    OK, now we know what kind of seat you have, disk brake up front(nice job) and there's an M200 something or other in there. So that's it, the rest is stock? Doesn't look it....

    You got any motor pics?
    Mr. Clean
    P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
    Joined: 27 Jul 2010
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    Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:55 pm quote
    non stock?: pk conversion fork for grimeca disc brake, yss shocks front/rear, carbon hugger fender, cheap MC grips, rubber floor matt (gonna change to floor rails) 12v harness and light switch, sorry no motor pics... conti-twist tires, BGM fuel tap... 5 pennies in the center stand feet to make the stand legs longer ... that's all I can see from here. oh, DIY brake line... no horn. old dogleg clutch lever ? not much left..
    Hooked
    50 Special, and PX150
    Joined: 26 Sep 2011
    Posts: 352
    Location: south carolina
    Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:19 pm quote
    SF 50 Spec V5B3T 6V Battery?
    Hello...
    Thanks for advance for any help. I need a battery for 50 special, V5B3T, 6V.

    Will the following work? My only comment it is 12V.. My bike is 6V

    https://www.scooterworks.com/Battery-12V-12N55-3B-P-Series-P5234.aspx?catId=646


    Thanks
    Veni, Vidi, Posti
    a herd of easy shifty rats
    Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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    Location: seattle/athens
    Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:40 pm quote
    You will need a 6 volt battery like this one http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Batteries_1/6N4-2A

    How about some pics of your bike?
    Hooked
    50 Special, and PX150
    Joined: 26 Sep 2011
    Posts: 352
    Location: south carolina
    Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:45 pm quote
    V oodoo wrote:
    You will need a 6 volt battery like this one http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Batteries_1/6N4-2A

    How about some pics of your bike?
    I did get the battery from scootermercato. It will NOT fit. I will send pic later of battery not fitting..
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    Vespa 50N 1966
    Joined: 19 Aug 2016
    Posts: 7
    Location: The netherlands
    Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:45 pm quote
    The Flying dutchmens Vespa 50N 1966
    This is my Vespa 50N 1966 (with a 70s Vespa Special handlebar).
    Just got it a month ago.
    On the pictures the paint looks great but underneath it is pretty bad (and some cracks and rust on several places). This is the original paint.

    So things to do:


    - new paint job

    - Changing the badge and logo on the front to it's original shape (Piaggio square and a Vespa 50 logo).

    - Changing the rear light for the original from 1966

    What do you guys think?
    And what colour would be the best?

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    Hooked
    50 Special, and PX150
    Joined: 26 Sep 2011
    Posts: 352
    Location: south carolina
    Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:46 pm quote
    foosc wrote:
    V oodoo wrote:
    You will need a 6 volt battery like this one http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Batteries_1/6N4-2A

    How about some pics of your bike?
    I did get the battery from scootermercato. It will NOT fit. I will send pic later of battery not fitting..
    As you can see, the battery from scootermercato will not fit. So where can I get a battery?

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    Addicted
    1974VLB 1979VSX 1974V9A
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    Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:10 pm quote
    The flying Dutchmen wrote:
    This is my Vespa 50N 1966 (with a 70s Vespa Special handlebar).
    Just got it a month ago.
    On the pictures the paint looks great but underneath it is pretty bad (and some cracks and rust on several places). This is the original paint.

    So things to do:


    - new paint job

    - Changing the badge and logo on the front to it's original shape (Piaggio square and a Vespa 50 logo).

    - Changing the rear light for the original from 1966

    What do you guys think?
    And what colour would be the best?
    If that is the origional paint, I wouldn't paint it.
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