Rattiest bike award
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Vespa GT125
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Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 am quote
Hi all.

So apologies it's not a vespa (although maybe that's a good thing #abused )
But l couldn't resist posting a photo of this bike l saw in kefalonia on holiday. There were several ratty bikes but this one seemed to be held together on a wing and a prayer. I don't think they are into MOTS like we are? 😀😀

Anyone seen worse??

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Molto Verboso
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Mon May 13, 2019 5:14 am quote
Personally, I probably would have invested in some rope over the string, but then I would also do some more expensive repairs, like a nice duct tape cover on the seat.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 am quote
I dunno. That front fender looks just a little too clean for that bike.
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Mon May 13, 2019 6:18 am quote
The antithesis of street cool. I would hate to sit on that saddle after it had rained.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon May 13, 2019 11:51 am quote
Touring300 wrote:
The antithesis of street cool. I would hate to sit on that saddle after it had rained.
Calling it a saddle is, er, rather generous.


I'd thought some of the scooters parked around Rome looked pretty ratty...and seen some chewed-up seats, but this one is well beyond any I saw.....
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Mon May 13, 2019 12:21 pm quote
This one
Saw this bad boy on Naxos, not sure if it still runs, lol

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Vespa GT125
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Tue May 14, 2019 6:54 am quote
Seems to be a bit if a Greek thing going' on with these ratty bikes?!! Lol 😀😁
Molto Verboso
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Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 am quote
Greek islands are full of ratty or rusted / rotten out scooters / bikes. That Honda Cub is probably a 50cc, so no MOT test is required. MOT tests are required, on everything over 50cc.

The following P200 came into my hands as a gift in 2017, also from Kefalonia. Apart from the engine that fired up on 2nd kick, the rest of it was scrapped. That's what years of salty air and neglect do to a scooter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMmo3OyJTTM

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue May 14, 2019 7:49 am quote
That's just.....sad. OTOH, you got The Little Engine that Could there....
Molto Verboso
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Tue May 14, 2019 7:57 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
That's just.....sad. OTOH, you got The Little Engine that Could there....
Yes, it is very sad to leave them disintegrate like that. The engine on the other hand, was fully overhauled, is well and moves my everyday, Ratty PX200...

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From this...

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To this...

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And finally this...

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue May 14, 2019 12:26 pm quote
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Wed May 15, 2019 5:45 am quote
Mr fledermaus. Without a shadow of a doubt, you win the the award for the rattiest bike find ever!! 😀😁

Unless.... anyone knows better??.....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed May 15, 2019 6:10 am quote
Paul_l wrote:
Mr fledermaus. Without a shadow of a doubt, you win the the award for the rattiest bike find ever!! 😀😁

Unless.... anyone knows better??.....
You have to have me mixed up with SaFiS. I've got nuttin.'
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