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Vespa 50N 1966
Joined: 19 Aug 2016
Posts: 7
Location: The netherlands
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:10 am quote
PureDrivenSnow wrote:
If that is the origional paint, I wouldn't paint it.
I think i have no choice:

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1974VLB 1979VSX 1974V9A
Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 607

Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:02 pm quote
It might not be origional paint. Should those bolts be painted and the leg shield texture seems a bit off?

I'd embrace those areas in the photo as "character".
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:39 pm quote
Not original paint. The legshield crack looks like filler.
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Vespa 50N 1966
Joined: 19 Aug 2016
Posts: 7
Location: The netherlands
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:58 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Not original paint. The legshield crack looks like filler.
Hmm oke thx. The seller told me it was the original paint. But i think he heard that form te previous owner. It was imported from Rome in 2005.

Now i know for sure i will do the paint job
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
Joined: 20 May 2008
Posts: 1343
Location: Europe
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:05 am quote
Minty "second hander"
My 50 special as purchased from 1st owner in Germany.
I was handed over the original payment/bill from the original purchase back in 1971...costing 1400 Deutsch Marks at the time.

The bell ringer and bar end blinkers had to go, since they are not mandatory at my location

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3557
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:20 am quote
Bell ringer? What's that? Nice bike.
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:26 am quote
Re: Minty "second hander"
Sakkerju wrote:
My 50 special as purchased from 1st owner in Germany.
Very nice!
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Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 531
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:57 pm quote
Long time no see everyone. Sorry I have been more of a FaceBooker than on here. I have some Small Frame specific questions and I will start a special thread for it. I wanted to post this picture here because it was something that happened this weekend and I am pretty darn stoked.

So Dan didn't think that I could get it done. I wanted Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to sign my Ciao and Smallie. They were doing a small town tour in WA. They stopped in our town. We sat out front of the march booth and I just started talking to anyone important looking. We saw the guys pull up and around the alley. I think we tugged enough at the producer of the Downtown music video that she caved and we were in! I came prepared with paint pens and cut the guys loose. We talked scooters for a minute, Ben really liked my Smallie and doodled on it for me.

We picked up this 1964 50N frame for $100 and are in the process of getting some excess wide body parts traded for a running 90cc engine. So that will make #8 for the garage in small frames. Dan picked up a Bravo for $100 within the last month also.

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Maybe some of you recognize him.

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Had to bring a Moped for autographs.

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signed. He liked my bike.

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New to me frame.

Enthusiast
VNB 210, VNB 200, 50 Special, Lambretta Li 125
Joined: 15 Dec 2016
Posts: 61
Location: New York
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:29 am quote
1979 50 Special
Here's my 1979 Vespa 50 Special that I've had since 1979. Original paint, original scratches and crash damage from riding the hell out of it. Put a 102 Polini kit on it in '84, with a 19/19 carb and 125 straight cut gears.

I rode it all over Europe, taking it on several long trips. I love this bike.

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Hooked
1978 50 Special, 79 P200e, 74 Primavera
Joined: 29 Feb 2012
Posts: 117
Location: Oregon
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:18 pm quote
Since the snow and ice is mostly gone, I gassed up the smallie and went for a little 25 mile ride!

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Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:37 pm quote
Here you go Voodoo, for posterity.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5269
Location: Indo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:59 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Here you go Voodoo, for posterity.
ahh this red smallie again, why its so different with the red one i have
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:33 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Here you go Voodoo, for posterity.
Friggin beautiful..
Molto Verboso
Joined: 24 Jan 2008
Posts: 1886
Location: Santa Margarita,Ca.
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:11 am quote
Some things are best left as is

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Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 531
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Mon May 08, 2017 7:59 pm quote
My SmallState!

In the December 2016 Magazine it was the raffle bike for the Dallas Classic rally.

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Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:16 am quote
Looking for a spare tire holder for the Primavera. SIP has a few, but the descriptions are dimensions are confusing. Any recommendations?

Thx all. Happy 4th!
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3557
Location: San Diego, CA
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:47 pm quote
Perfect, thx!
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Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 531
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:39 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Looking for a spare tire holder for the Primavera. SIP has a few, but the descriptions are dimensions are confusing. Any recommendations?

Thx all. Happy 4th!
is it 5 lug open? or 4 lug closed? Primmy is Open and 5 lug mostly. we use this one on SIP for all of the 5 lug open rim smallies

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/spare+wheel+holder+cuppini+_90951000
Hooked
1974 Vespa Primavera 125, beater TnG
Joined: 07 Jul 2017
Posts: 304
Location: Boston, MA
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:35 am quote
new here / first NSM!
Hello everyone! This is my first post here. I just bought my first NSM bike and after browsing this forum for a while in search of info, I figured I'd pop in and say hi. I don't even have my plates yet and am learning how to ride it (after a year on a beater 50cc twist and go), but I'm learning more every day and it's all very exciting! Here's my 74 Primavera -

p.s. any other Boston folks here?

- shannon

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Hooked
'79 ET3, '81 100 Sport
Joined: 07 Sep 2016
Posts: 143
Location: Santa Cruz
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:07 pm quote
I got this '81 100 Sport a couple months ago as a beater & future project bike.

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Hooked
50 s
Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Posts: 212
Location: Athens Greece
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:46 am quote
Nice 2 tone there!
Hooked
50 s
Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Posts: 212
Location: Athens Greece
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:56 am quote
My orange!

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Hooked
1974 Vespa Primavera 125, beater TnG
Joined: 07 Jul 2017
Posts: 304
Location: Boston, MA
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:40 am quote
panos wrote:
My orange!
I applaud your taste! My SF is orange too
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:34 pm quote
Guinea Piggery

So tempting and only $159 shipped to my door.


Looks like maybe a Quatrini knock off. Should I? Linky w/ lots more pics: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Super-quality-cc-vespa-ceramic-vespa-cylinder-55-9MM-cylinder/32815340835.html
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
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:54 am quote
Do it! It's for Science, right? Plus it says Super quality.
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1974VLB 1979VSX 1974V9A
Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 607

Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:39 am quote
If it's the same as this...

https://www.avotecnica.com/cilindro-e-pistone-pro-cup-3-con-testa-in-alluminio-nicasil-vespa-et3-56mm-p-1292.html

Lots of guys in Europe run this Pro Cup kit and I haven't read anything terrible about it.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:16 am quote
Go for it Terry. What's the worst that could happen?
Hooked
vespa 125 vnb1t
Joined: 13 Jul 2011
Posts: 364
Location: antibes , france
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:59 am quote
has any body ever fitted an anti dive fork link on a primavera
if so what did you think of the result pro's and cons
thanks
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2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7341
Location: San Francisco
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:02 am quote
shipscat wrote:
has any body ever fitted an anti dive fork link on a primavera
if so what did you think of the result pro's and cons
thanks
In order to make anti-dive work the brake shoes or caliper must be free to rotate around the axle as they do in the P and PK fork. On the older small frame fork the shoes mount direct to the trailing link, making them pro dive, and anti-dive impossible. unless...

One thing that could be done would be to remove the stops and turn the fork around 180 deg. This would make it leading link and the braking force would then lift the front end, making it anti-dive.

The P and PK forks are neutral with regards to dive, so there is zero dive from the braking force and the only dive you get is from weight transfer.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1183
Location: Veria, Greece
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:00 pm quote
I am resurrecting this thread after Terry (V oodoo) suggested on posting these here. I have come across on two NOS smallie battery doors on our shop's basement. My father can't remember on how or when he got them. It is also strange for US market parts to exist in Greece. Maybe we had a customer long time ago with a US market smallie and never came to get them, I really don't know. Before selling those on eBay, maybe someone is interested or need one. I am asking 70 - 80 (80$ - 90$) for each one. Maybe it's too much, I really don't know, but I've seen them reach up to 300$. Terry offered to bring them to the US and ship them to anyone who is interested or else I have to see for shipping costs. Anyways, if anyone is interested, send me a pm and we will arrange something. Thanks...

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Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:38 pm quote
PM sent!
Hooked
Joined: 13 Dec 2014
Posts: 197
Location: Ohio USA
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 pm quote
145490 is battery flap for 50 Elestart and US models from 1968. The horizontal lines on the latch handle indicate 1979 or newer, so there's that. Those are for US market 1979/1980 100 Sport 50 Special over here.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1183
Location: Veria, Greece
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:08 pm quote
I could measure them. Maybe they were mislabeled that's why they ended up in Greece. If you take a closer look the second one's code has been erased and the code written on refers to a PK door. But from the looks of them they seem correct...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6637
Location: seattle/athens
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:44 pm quote
wOw!
Safis hits jackpot!

Hey SoCal, how about take a pic of your battery door to compare? It's definitely off an '80 50 Special, but is the same shape as the one on my Primavera which I wish I had a closeup pic of available to compare the latch detail. PK doors are completely different w/ no external latch.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4249
Location: So Cal
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:20 pm quote
Here you go. Looks right to me.

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Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 531
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:34 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
I am resurrecting this thread after Terry (V oodoo) suggested on posting these here. I have come across on two NOS smallie battery doors on our shop's basement. My father can't remember on how or when he got them. It is also strange for US market parts to exist in Greece. Maybe we had a customer long time ago with a US market smallie and never came to get them, I really don't know. Before selling those on eBay, maybe someone is interested or need one. I am asking 70 - 80 (80$ - 90$) for each one. Maybe it's too much, I really don't know, but I've seen them reach up to 300$. Terry offered to bring them to the US and ship them to anyone who is interested or else I have to see for shipping costs. Anyways, if anyone is interested, send me a pm and we will arrange something. Thanks...
I am quite possibly interested in one of these if they have not been spoken for. My husband and I visit Terry every so often....
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1183
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:07 pm quote
Sorry, but Terry and Mike grabbed them already. Terry will be bringing them with him when he comes back...
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1183
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:00 am quote
Smallie p0rn from Fabbri Racing...

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Vespa t5 Mk1
Joined: 03 Sep 2015
Posts: 88
Location: Norway
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:37 pm quote
Fabbri has som cool stuff. But that is porn for the eyes.
Anyone here tried parmakit challenger?

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Parmakit challenger 130 ecv 30mm intake

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