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Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:29 am quote
Since I posted those pics w odd fork, I've tracked down a Stella front end, so that'll save hassle trying to fit an auto fork to it.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:38 am quote
Huggers aren't my thing, but, back in the day I actually had a p range with 3 inch extended and twisted chrome forks! Looked amazing but handled so badly, trading those for the Grimeca disc w standard forks was such a good idea!
Nothing's really decided as yet( except smooth panels) but I'm really enjoying getting back into my scooter!
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:22 am quote
biggraham wrote:
The more I think on it, I'm gonna try a solid silver first, maybe with some pinstriping. My other vehicles (Split bus and an RD400) both have faded paint, souped-up motors with better brakes etc
So having a shiny scooter isn't really a top priority. As all the mods so far are bolt-on (bar disc headset), I'm wary to modify my frame for a light fixture. I'm basically going for an early p range prototype idea but keeping indicators for legality's sake.
I like the Grimstead look but IMO itís pretty much an all or nothing deal. If itís not done right it can look bodgy.

Vader did a variation on the Grimstead thing back in the day that was pretty badass. It would pop in silver and red.

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:01 pm quote
Painting the new horn cast in what looked like the closest match from the local auto parts store. Won't be A1, but it'll help it look better, I believe.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:38 pm quote
Horncast with closer paint:

SUNDAY REAL FRONT.jpg

sunday top down.jpg

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:42 pm quote
More views :

Sunday rear.jpg

sunday side.jpg

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:53 pm quote
biggraham wrote:
Horncast with closer paint:
I like it. Get rid of the reflectors on the fender though.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:08 pm quote
After staring at these a few times, I realized I can move the taillight to the vacant flat area if I mount the plate as low as possible.
Which perhaps brings back light number two, as, much to my delight, it has an almost horn cast shape on its now visible top, and I can just for in a bare-bones plate frame, before LEDs, of course.
Losing light, yet I'll try for another photo.

low light 1.jpg

low light rear.jpg

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:09 pm quote
Looks pretty good!

low light top.jpg

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:07 pm quote
Looks cool down low. Nice solution.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:16 pm quote
Still not sure of the rear light, this 49 teardrop looks good:

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:09 pm quote
For testing our colour schemes:

vespa 5.jpg

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:11 pm quote
More:

vespa paint 6.jpg

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:23 pm quote
49 teardrop, better angle!

hot tod teardrop.jpg

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 pm quote
Did you see my Bajaj thread? Pretty much the same goal as yours.


Even figured on using the same tail lite(needs the base), but Legend cowls w/ zero blinkers.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:42 am quote
Voodoo, they could have been separated at birth!
Great minds, huh?
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:49 pm quote
Turns out, just my luck, the horn I was sent is a 6-volt ac, not the 12-volt dc I'd asked for. Wish I'd noticed before I spent an hour filing the horn cast so it'd fit. Any thoughts on getting by using the 6-volt ac horn? They suggested trying it first before returning it..
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:45 am quote
I just found some nice bar-end indicators. I'll be trying 'em out with the Stella headset!
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:59 pm quote
Before getting stuck in, I just realised I'll need a new gear selector, yikes!

Headset 1.jpg

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:09 pm quote
on the horn, i'd just install what you have. horns are useless anyway. I had my p200 for 7 years without a horn, previous owner lost/removed it during repaint. I never once though "gee, a horn would have come in handy today". Just make it look good.
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:13 pm quote
The horn I was sent is, unfortunately, the wrong one, I'd hoped to Dremel its horn cast, but that looks kinda iffy now.
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:22 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
on the horn, i'd just install what you have. horns are useless anyway. I had my p200 for 7 years without a horn, previous owner lost/removed it during repaint. I never once though "gee, a horn would have come in handy today". Just make it look good.
I agree that a Vespa horn is pretty much useless but disagree about a horn being useless. Wish a Vespa horn was loud enough to send warning when needed. Horns are underrated.
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