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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:07 pm quote
Show me your favorite bikes that you've sold.
Were they always favorites or did you only learn to appreciate them after they were gone?

First USA and always a favorite Have fun Joey...
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
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Location: Central california
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:02 pm quote
Favorite rides that are gone
Well I would like to chime in...problem being I like to buy not sell. Sjan
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Location: San Francisco
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:44 pm quote
I had two bikes I really loved. The Stealth was a P125 that i used as a test bed for any idea I had. and the Pumpkin was a primavera that was just about perfect in every way. I sold them both to allow me to build a smallframe as a new test bed, Stealth 2.0. When I opted to paint it white it became the Unstealth.

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The Stealth

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The Pumpkin

Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1502
Location: Salem OR Sucks
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:20 am quote
Miss this bike.... '61 Allstate w/ VBB fork and a Rally 200 motor...

Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:44 am quote
vinegar
Didn't sell it it was written off but I still miss it loads ..... it's now me murderöné but it was faster n lighter n with my weight loss it would have been a rocket

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1 Empty Garage Space, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4034
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:37 am quote
Here's my Serveta going away. I learned to ride on it. It got me involved in LCUSA, writing a newsletter, etc. But in the end it was kind of an unreliable pile no matter how much love I gave it. I checked the maintenance records I was keeping when I sold it, and I don't think it ever went more than 150 miles without me having to do something. So it had to go. Sweet looking bike, rode awesome, but yeah, too much work.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:52 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
I had two bikes I really loved. The Stealth was a P125 that i used as a test bed for any idea I had. and the Pumpkin was a primavera that was just about perfect in every way. I sold them both to allow me to build a smallframe as a new test bed, Stealth 2.0. When I opted to paint it white it became the Unstealth.
LOL, what a pile and what a beauty. But both obviously rather special and I'll bet that P was every bit as solid as the Primmy.
Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1502
Location: Salem OR Sucks
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:30 am quote
Damn bitz... Thats one of the sweetest scoots ive ever seen...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:04 am quote
bulls
When I built it maybe 15 years ago I did it to piss people off .... It worked ..... then later I started getting good comments as tastes changed ...... I loved it n how it evolved

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In the beginning

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:01 pm quote
T5bitza69 wrote:
When I built it maybe 15 years ago I did it to piss people off .... It worked ..... then later I started getting good comments as tastes changed ...... I loved it n how it evolved
u know that u gave effect to my not so normal smallie, as i build it to pissed peoplea as well and it sure does work
Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1502
Location: Salem OR Sucks
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:09 pm quote
Re: bulls
T5bitza69 wrote:
When I built it maybe 15 years ago I did it to piss people off .... It worked ..... then later I started getting good comments as tastes changed ...... I loved it n how it evolved
Seriously... Id stab someone's grandma just for a ride around the block on that machine... Just sayin...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 pm quote

I think I remember when it got smashed. A sad, sad day for scooterdom.

Another view
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T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:26 pm quote
hmm
When it was written off the whole arse went inside n the reg was smashed to bits ..... that was one of the best breakdown trucks I was picked up in ..... never took a pic of it bust .... It broke me
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1328
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:06 pm quote
The Bajaj was great, and so was the PX150. I was sad to see these scooters go. I should've kept both!

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I put 13,000 miles on this scooter. The black accents is reflective tape.

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The PX150 was beautiful! I had a custom seat cover made locally, including the Vespa lettering on the side by the local shirtmaker. It had 600 miles on it when I got it and the PO had disconnected the oil hose and was premixing because the sight glass was

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Joined: 07 Feb 2016
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Location: Switzerland
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:57 pm quote
Should never have sold my 200...Big mistake ...

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'64 VNS4T (x2), '64 VLA1T, '71 VMA2T, '68 V5A1T
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Location: Down South, Sweden
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:46 am quote
My Vespa 50 N called "Bertil". Hand-painted it, but never finished it off. Sold it over ten years ago and have always regretted it...









Regards

/ VNS
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1 Empty Garage Space, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 am quote
I like the hippy smallframe, too bad you never put it together.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:32 am quote
Robbie 11 wrote:
Should never have sold my 200...Big mistake ...
Wow, I hope you got a TON for it, that had to hurt. But that first picture is the best, even competes w/ the awesomeness of your scooter and deserves reposting.

I give you The Gang of Ten - Swiss mountain valleys plus herds of Swiss cows and scooters,
encore edition:
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:39 am quote
Happy hippy smallie
Even the the wheels & tail light got attacked, but this time I think we can approve. Any possible way to find out if it was assembled and NOT repainted?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Indo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm quote
i miss them..
the sad part is i have to part away with my 1974 sprint veloce, its my first vespa and we share the same birth date and month, even my ex wife and i paint it and build it together actually i didnt sell them but my ex wife did cause i was sick 4 years ago not only i lose my sprint v she also sold the 1993 excel 200 (p200 on a t5 wannabe frame) and also my 1974 vw beetle but in return i did heal and still kickin till now the sad part is i even miss my ex wife badly as due to my illness her parent took her away from me, thats why now i have to stay strong and healthy so i wont lose my wife and vespa

and it goes to you all, stay healthy and enjoy life.. cheer

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i guess memory isnt something that we can buy

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Vespa GS150, Vespa GS160, Vespa 180SS
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Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 pm quote
The Happy Hippie smallie
The Hippie smallie is assembled, alive and parked in a scootergarage in Gothenburg, Sweden. I don´t know if someone is driving with him. I have a photo of it somewhere, shall see if i can find it and post. Otherwise i will take a photo of it next time i am there.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:30 pm quote


Thank you!

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'64 VNS4T (x2), '64 VLA1T, '71 VMA2T, '68 V5A1T
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 am quote
Re: The Happy Hippie smallie
sdjohn wrote:
I like the hippy smallframe, too bad you never put it together.
V oodoo wrote:
Even the the wheels & tail light got attacked, but this time I think we can approve. Any possible way to find out if it was assembled and NOT repainted?
hark wrote:
The Hippie smallie is assembled, alive and parked in a scootergarage in Gothenburg, Sweden. I don´t know if someone is driving with him. I have a photo of it somewhere, shall see if i can find it and post. Otherwise i will take a photo of it next time i am there.
I've seen "Bertil" alive and kickin' on a Swedish scooter forum a few years ago, so I know someone put him together. If I can remember right, "Bertil" was on the newer type of open rims when I saw the pic of him (I think I kept the painted closed rims for another project).

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Regards

/ VNS
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:44 pm quote
Someone in Chicago is enjoying this


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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:38 pm quote
another one gone
My younger son had dibs on a scoot when he took his MC safety class & got his endorsement. Done. We finally settled on my Rally 200, the Mercedes Benz of my fleet . Kinda sad, but really glad too and so his he. I didn't ride it much and this way it'll still be around for me to enjoy whenever I like.

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At its new neighborhood by the sea

Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
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Location: Florence, OR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:17 pm quote
Re: another one gone
V oodoo wrote:
My younger son had dibs on a scoot when he took his MC safety class & got his endorsement. Done. We finally settled on my Rally 200, the Mercedes Benz of my fleet . Kinda sad, but really glad too and so his he. I didn't ride it much and this way it'll still be around for me to enjoy whenever I like.
Now THAT is a machine I would miss dearly - maybe someday I'll get one, if one comes into my orbit. It's very cool though Voodoo that your son is getting it. At least it's still in the family.
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1974 Rally 200
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Location: Nyack, New York
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:10 am quote
@ Macgerk77: Nice scoot. I stupidly sold my '65 Allstate w/ a 180 top-end. If the bougie banker-type buyer is out there reading this, please seel it back to me. That thing was fast and ran cool and had 8" wheels. I miss that feeling.

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1990's 50s + DR 85
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:32 am quote
So many Smallframes
What an idiot

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1964 GS160, 1966 90ss
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:21 am quote
I should have never sold this 64 GL. I bought it as a "box-o-scooter" and restored it. Stock except for the SS180 seat. It's not like GLs grow on trees. I sold it when I had kids. The buyer flipped it to another buyer who crashed it within a month.

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patina SS180, tired P200E, project-on-hold VBC 150
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 pm quote
Smallframe 50, got me back on 2 wheels after a 15 year break. Bought for occasional commuting and events (pic from Distinguished Gentleman's Ride), turned out to be great fun and became an everyday commuter. Up-sized to P2 for better indicators, disc brake and touring events. Miss the smallframe nimbleness, but not sure how I would explain the appearance of an ET3 in the garage.

(in reply to Rod two posts up, I did think about buying the green smallie (102 kit?))

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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Location: Veria, Greece
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 am quote
Although not NSM, it's still a scooter. By far, it was my favorite and I always regret selling it, when I see it around in my town. Greatest ever scooter that came from the Gilera line, in means of Italian design (especially in this "Centenario Edition" - 100 years of Gilera), storage space under the seat, power (for a 300 engine) and handling (I would always scrape the center stand on twisty roads). It was an 80% motorcycle in scooter's clothing. While I had it, I upgraded the front suspension (stiffer springs and better oil) and front brakes (it came with only one disc at the left side). Wavy discs were from BRAKING and the Akrapovic came from a TDM900. It also had a tuned CVT, a Power Commander and a bigger fuel injector. I sold it in 2011 and got my Fazer...

I will always miss it...















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Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:17 am quote
The Happy Hippie smallie
Went down to the garage the other day and took some pictures of Bertil.
I was told he was waiting for an electronic ignition, then it was time to hit the road!

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:52 am quote
I forgot about this and just found out the good news here!



I was sad to lose my last running smallie, a V90, but it forced me to fix up a faster one w/ one more gear.
It went to a very good home eventually, though, and went from this


to this now w/ big motor upgrade and some other slick stuff.
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:54 am quote
I sold this to fund a project. God I wish I hadn't as I didn't need to.

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