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1990's 50s + DR 85
Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 558
Location: auckland, new zealand
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:07 pm quote
I used to post here up until 2015, when I got into old cars and out of old scooters. Now the old cars are gone, and a new old scooter has arrived.

Like my other bikes, this is an ex Japan re-issue. 1200 km on the clock, been sitting in the importers store room since 2011.

Appears to be all original. I have already removed the bar ends, and already come across my first issue to fix, but it starts first kick even on old petrol.

My plans for it a fairly minimal. I'll probably go with a 75cc or 85cc kit, vintage tail light and maybe upgraded front shock.

Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 540
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:45 am quote
Thought Iā€™d share this. My ss90 lookalike project has wheels and a motor!

Sent from my iPhone 7+

Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1398

Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:01 am quote
It's looking real good with that SS tank Nutmeg.
Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 540
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 am quote
Thanks. It came with the fiberglass top tank and a fiberglass front fender and engine door. The seat is getting reupholstered.
‘64 V90 survivor
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 149
Location: Madison WI
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:37 am quote
V oodoo had posted that he was going to thin the herd and I have wanted a smalli for some time. All of the details worked out and this survivor ‘64 V90 will be showing off its patena in Madison WI in a few days.
Will be changing tires, adding a legshield spare and probably respraying the exhaust.






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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: 5385
Location: Indo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:44 am quote
thats a nice smallie mate way nicer then mine
2010 gts 300 super super. 09 MP3 500 super duper
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 263
Location: tampa
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:28 am quote
my first vintage vespa
picked up a future project for me. just couldnt pass on the condition and price. 383 miles on this sport 100. picked it up for 400 from police impound yard with no title.
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3679
Location: San Diego, CA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:31 am quote
nice pickup jerry!
2018 GTV300 sei giorni, 2012 LXV 125ie and V90
Joined: 11 Mar 2018
Posts: 237
Location: Eternal Spring Country/Guatemala
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:05 pm quote
V90 from 1966. Almost ready, having trouble with sparkplug, cap and cable plus need a new exahust and change of front break pads, but it works now.


'81 Special, '78 P150X, '13 LML Star 200
Joined: 30 Nov 2018
Posts: 33
Location: Ukraine
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:32 pm quote
Here is my 1981 50 Special. At the time of the photo was installed 75 Polini, 3.72 Gear Box, 19.19, exhaust SeriePro Sport Replica
2005 GT 200L, 1978 P200E, 2010 S50 4V, 1966 Blue Badge (Polini), 1965 90 (Malossi)
Joined: 10 Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:38 pm quote
Here are my two I just acquired. 1965 90 and a 1966 Blue Badge. Bought them as a pair. Polini parts on the BB, Malossi on the 90. More pics to come.

90 has a 3.5 x 10 wide tire conversion. Whats up with that?





Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6823
Location: seattle/athens
Tue May 28, 2019 11:29 am quote
Back to my roots
rmwill wrote:
90 has a 3.5 x 10 wide tire conversion. Whats up with that?
I'm guessing it's a cheap but modest upgear, I run the same on one of my smallies - easy to do but a stock muffler will hit the fatter tire unless the edge is cut back.

Meanwhile speaking of double smallies, I got my first one ten years ago on the Greek island of Kefalonia where my wife was born. It is a 1974 50S of my nephew's(the red one) that he used to deliver mail locally for twenty years and was parked in a field when it stopped running. With the help of the internet & NSM, I got it running in the summer of 2009 so I could ride to the beach and park closer than a kilometer+ away uphill w/ a car. Thus began my love/hate relationship with these elegantly simple, but often frustratingly challenging machines.

We usually visit Greece each year and spend much of the time on this beautiful island, but last year there were too many distractions in Athens and we didn't make the 3 hour drive & 4 hour ferry trip. But we're here now and I could hardly wait to check the Vespas, now two smallies with another one(the brown one) added 3 years ago.

The good news is that after two years both fired up after opening the fuel valve. They had been left in cool basement storage w/ gas in the tank and the carb run dry. The bad news is both had fussy carb problems that have now been mostly fixed except the red one needs hopefully only a new spark plug which nephew is picking up today.

Meanwhile, the brown one is ride of choice anyway, port matched 125cc, 90/100 primaries, big carb & a Polini pipe so it eats the local hills very nicely even 2 up. Now if the Sun would just come out & get warm for a long and winding ride!

Later: OK, spark plug and sunshine arrived about the same time. Now red one seems to run fine so time for a test run. Up the mountain always because coasting back to the house is so much easier when testing which too often reveals another problem. But this time little red scoot performed flawlessly, the 70cc DR spinning furiosly in 3rd much of the way where the brown one would be in 4th. Uphill w/ curves & hairpins on decent pavement is my favorite ride anyway and lots of that here.

PS now we leave here & clutch cable broke on brown during farewell ride..... oh well.

getting them out and running

brown flies right up the mountain, just turned over 800 miles on the new speedo

later, new sparkplug and red gets up there as well

long way back down to the village

early evening and the sun is going down

little Vespa make big shadow

1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4621
Location: So Cal
Tue May 28, 2019 12:07 pm quote
Good times, Terry. This kind of stuff makes me want to get out and ride.
1964 GS160, 1966 90ss
Joined: 08 Sep 2011
Posts: 216

Tue May 28, 2019 1:16 pm quote
Nice pics Terry. That sounds like a dream. Safe travels home.

I took a longish ride yesterday. Man, what a difference a smooth clutch makes.


Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 6823
Location: seattle/athens
Wed May 29, 2019 5:26 am quote
The SS is looking like a boss! Nice pics? Thanks, I got more.
Yep, I'm in love w/ smallies all over again!!!

These stay in the family.

Here's Myrtos Beach, the reason I fixed the red one 10 years ago.

You can see the pavement going down to the beach like a demented snake.
There are places like this all over the island. Better have good brakes!

Here's a close up of the road & you can see cars in the huge parking lot and ppl on the beach.
The parking lot overflows very early in the day in July & August

Brown is setup for offroad - no muff or centerstand dangling and a 16 ga bashplate w/ reinforced edges plus that gearing.

Met some company on the way down from a test run on red.

And..... broken clutch cable on brown. Time to limp home & put it away to fix next time.

Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1071
Location: Florence, OR
Wed May 29, 2019 7:57 am quote
Thanks for that Voodoo! What a beautiful stretch of beach, sand, and snake road! Wow!
'66 Super 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2017
Posts: 421
Location: MN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:40 am quote
Even better than postcards, V oodoo. Gorgeous shots of your smallies in Greece! Thanks for the "wish I was there" post.

Too bad about brown, though. S'pose I could head over and fix that clutch cable for you. Just sayin'...
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