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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1619
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:47 am quote
Found this for a friend's COSA. A super rare metal fuel tank. Perfectly clean on the inside. Just needs a paint job on the outside...

He has already replaced a plastic one and the second one, already turned into a balloon, exactly as the first one. Crappy 90s plastics...

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: 7101
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:25 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
oopsclunkthud wrote:
I think Iíve got some as well that I will not be using. We should get the best one over to https://www.claussstudios.com to have a mold made
I was thinking about seeing if one of my 3D Printing buddies would be willing to help me draft one up for 3D printing.
I could make a 3d model for you if that doesn't work out.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2256
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 pm quote
I may take you up on the 3D model, ginch. SoCal is sending me a couple pieces to get me back on the road in the meantime.

I got my clutch cable back under control and finished getting the Sprint motor into the Stella this evening. Took it around the block even though pretty much every cable needs adjusting. Still, it was progress and I'll take it.

The clutch is also super-soft compared to what I'm used to, like I can barely feel it. I know some of that is the clutch being softer, but a lot of it is the better cable. Maybe time to revisit the clutch cable on the Sprint. (I can't believe I'm saying that)
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: 5488
Location: Indo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:59 am quote
Ape wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
put some make up on the vespa
Not only liking the new makeup, I am very impressed with the American flag screw driver?
thaankyu Brother A, the screw driver, well its the cheapest one i can find in a bazzar
pheasant plucker wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
put some make up on the vespa
I'll never get bored looking at that back tyre Brother E. It looks so so good on Pink. Especially on that terrain! How do you rate it for Indo roads and weather? Give us a review of the K58 please =)
well its all thanks to you Brother PPheas, the grip grip nicely even in rainny day (too nicely if u ask me), touch the rear brake lever a bit the tyre skid, good quality tyre compare to my previous tyres
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4045
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:07 am quote
Chandlermen, I looked around for some of the signal pods and came up empty. I had quite a few, but gave them away, maybe some to SoCal. If you get stuck< I'm pretty sure Kyle Salter has something close that would work.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2256
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:18 am quote
Tierney wrote:
Chandlermen, I looked around for some of the signal pods and came up empty. I had quite a few, but gave them away, maybe some to SoCal. If you get stuck< I'm pretty sure Kyle Salter has something close that would work.
SoCal hooked me up. These came last night and I just unboxed them a little while ago.

Ginch is going to help me with an STL file for 3D-printing the pods and after talking to one of the heavy duty Makers at work, he said I'd probably want to resin cast the lenses, so I'm reading/youtube-ing on how to get started on that. It looks pretty easy, and the parts that SoCal sent over are in better shape than any of mine, so things are coming along nicely

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GL, PK, PE200, Rusty Bluebadge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 702
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:50 am quote
Another project followed me home today. A smallframe blue badge with lots of rust ...I mean patina but the floor is holy so a New Zealand color ss90 replica are the plans. This one will take some time to complete.

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Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 1129
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:06 pm quote
rowdyc wrote:
Another project followed me home today. A smallframe blue badge with lots of rust ...I mean patina but the floor is holy so a New Zealand color ss90 replica are the plans. This one will take some time to complete.
Oh boy. Can't wait to see this one take shape!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7339
Location: seattle/athens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:26 pm quote
+1, licking my chops here.

I thought it was this one at first, also a Blue Badge!
http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2157511#2157511

This thing has it all, including a nice lil challenge for you.
Look at them tires, look at what we can see of that motor!

Spill all the details please, history, motor shots and the deal you got if you wanna?

That poor floor ....
almost as bad as mine was. ( hint hint) This is my usual fix now. 16 ga galvanized, 3 X thicker than old floor.


not much floor left but the rest was solid












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GL, PK, PE200, Rusty Bluebadge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 702
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:24 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
+1, licking my chops here.

I thought it was this one at first, also a Blue Badge!
http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2157511#2157511

This thing has it all, including a nice lil challenge for you.
Look at them tires, look at what we can see of that motor!

Spill all the details please, history, motor shots and the deal you got if you wanna?

That poor floor ....
almost as bad as mine was. ( hint hint) This is my usual fix now. 16 ga galvanized, 3 X thicker than old floor.
The dream plan is to turn it into a ss90 replica after over coming some obsticals like the rust rot in the tunnel. There's a hole on the left side and need to examine to see if very bad or repairable. May go galvanized steel replacement floor like you did if not repairable and ride until it falls aparts...while looking for a frame.

The history is Meg's bluebadge above came from the same area and I think from the same guy. If im correct, there's was a nos replacement frame in the lot, too. That was purchased by another forum member. The bluebadge I got was the prize from a different local rally in the area. Dr kit and other goodies were added to make it run. The po rode it a while but was stolen twice. After the last time it was stolen it was put away in a locked shed. He moved on to bigger scooters and one was a P. I've been helping him get the p going and he asked me did I want to buy the bluebadge. Just mainly to get it out the shed and control some of the rust.

Picked it up today. Smells like varnish. Going to do the regular to get it going and go from there.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2256
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:02 pm quote
Today was getting the Stella into a running state with the Sprint motor.

I took it out to run some errands and it goes pretty nicely, albeit with some adjustments still to do. I need to put in new throttle & rear brake cables, but they fundamentally work.

I put the lap blanket on it since this is the "winter" scoot. It's been laid down so many times on ice and snow that I've lost count. Last time was before I got the snow tires, though.

No progress on the Sprint turn signal project, other than a little research on resin casting.
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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7469
Location: San Francisco
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:15 pm quote
stripped the cases for my lambretta build. thought it would be a struggle but everything came apart without much fuss.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2256
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:02 am quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
stripped the cases for my lambretta build. thought it would be a struggle but everything came apart without much fuss.
Isn't "coming apart" the one thing Lambrettas do well?
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1619
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:41 pm quote
Refurbished a friend's "compact" COSA starter motor. New brushes (complete plate) and a general cleaning / greasing. Rotor's needle bearing, doesn't have a holding cage, so you need to be very careful not to lose them on disassembly...

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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1619
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm quote
One more friend upgraded to CR plates...

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Hooked
58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 171
Location: Long Beach, CA
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:34 pm quote
Had a box Vespa parts from ScootersWest/Motorsport stolen off my porch Those jersk are going to be sore when they try to resell some floor rails and rubber bits for my small frame. Tools!!!
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3990
Location: San Diego, CA
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:37 pm quote
GeekLion wrote:
Had a box Vespa parts from ScootersWest/Motorsport stolen off my porch Those jersk are going to be sore when they try to resell some floor rails and rubber bits for my small frame. Tools!!!
that sucks!!!!
Hooked
58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 171
Location: Long Beach, CA
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:54 pm quote
Scooterwest is taking care of me and sending me a replacement order NC. You guys rock!

BTW, super happy with their shipment the first time. Ordered @ 2pm, and it was on my porch in LBC the next day!

time for me to (finally) install that front door camera......
Hooked
P200E
Joined: 11 Apr 2010
Posts: 462
Location: The Town that dreaded Sundown.
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:04 am quote
today i.... built a flywheel holder, because Iím cheap and 10 bucks is good beer money

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Hooked
58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 171
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:17 am quote
Ape wrote:
today i.... built a flywheel holder, because Iím cheap and 10 bucks is good beer money
Nice work!
Hooked
58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 171
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:27 am quote
Ape wrote:
today i.... built a flywheel holder, because Iím cheap and 10 bucks is good beer money
Nice work!
Hooked
P200E
Joined: 11 Apr 2010
Posts: 462
Location: The Town that dreaded Sundown.
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:57 am quote
GeekLion wrote:
Ape wrote:
today i.... built a flywheel holder, because Iím cheap and 10 bucks is good beer money
Nice work!
Thanks! Looking at it now makes me wonder if I should of made the arm go the same angle as the fins
Hooked
bare metal cafe racer
Joined: 01 Sep 2017
Posts: 475
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:55 am quote
Went fishing...

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Hooked
P200E
Joined: 11 Apr 2010
Posts: 462
Location: The Town that dreaded Sundown.
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:43 pm quote
Made another tool, crank installer. Works great, needs a sand and paint.

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Hooked
58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 171
Location: Long Beach, CA
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:50 pm quote
Ape wrote:
Made another tool, crank installer. Works great, needs a sand and paint.
Nice work yet again!

Does the through bolt thread onto the end of the crank, and red pipe acts as spacer? similar to factory version.

You're making me itchy to bust out the welder again, for numerous things....
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1967 Granturismo 177, 1979 P200E, 1974 Primavera 125
Joined: 11 Mar 2013
Posts: 568
Location: Austin, TX
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:41 am quote
Is that weed-whacker ribbon?
pheasant plucker wrote:
Went fishing...
I just re-wired my P200. Hadn't thought of that. I used the old cable sheath method. Next time (hopefully not soon) I will give that a whirl.
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: 5488
Location: Indo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:09 am quote
Made a smallie front shock out of $2 bicycle shock
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: 7101
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:37 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
Made a smallie front shock out of $2 bicycle shock
Photos or it didn't happen!
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: 5488
Location: Indo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:10 pm quote
As u wish Brother M



Now give me a bright smile and cheer
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 167
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:27 pm quote
Displayed the bike for the last time before teardown!



Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1316
Location: Florence, OR
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:34 pm quote
Very cool!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7339
Location: seattle/athens
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:45 pm quote
We were kinda scary too.

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lots of scary crap

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even a one wheeled scary, but wish I'da thought of using a Vespa!

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Scared those lil candy grubbers good

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: 7101
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 am quote
Updated my threads by changing the location of my hosted photos. F you Photobucket!

I recently replaced the hydraulics on the Super and it's much much neater now.

Fork Swap for 150 Super

Disc brake setup for oldie

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