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58 VB1T, 68 SS180, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 309
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:26 am quote
Hello to everyone here on Modern Vespa NSM! Old Southern California scooterboy and new member here; so wanted to make an introduction.
Been lurking for a while, and finally following through on making a post

I've been into Vespa's and vintage scoots since my teens. Got my first stock P200 in '98 when I was 18, rode that thing everywhere for many years. Rebuilt it, restored it, tuned it, tweaked it, you know how it goes. Had a few other vespa projects along with other stuff through the years, but that was my first love. Finally had to let it go a few years back, and have been missing that 2stroke buzz ever since....

Now I'm a little older, a little greyer, and I like to think a little bit wiser; but thats debatable. I've recently aquired 2 new Vespa projects and feel that sweet buzz again! I've got a 3rd on hold, but that is a topic for another post. I'll be posting separate topics for each scoot, but wanted to give a quick overview here

First up, a 1958 Vespa VB1T. Socal bike, rust and rot free, bought from 2nd owner; collecting dust in a garage since '83. Missing some bits; but Gickspeed already hooked me up. So we are rolling slowly. I have a plan. Stay tuned

Next we have the 1981 Vespa 100 Sport. I hadn't planned for this one, but had to strike when the opportunity presented itself. Its a little rough, but mostly there. Told it was sitting for maybe 10 years, looks about right. Dont know much else.... this will be one for me and my 2 kids to bring back to life. She may even start with a lil gas and battery. Plan is formulating. Stay tuned...

Thanks for reading this long intro. Pictures below. Scoot safe!

My first Vespa 1979 P200 in 2000. after rebuild and repaint

58 VB1T, 68 SS180, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 309
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:28 am quote
Pics of the 1958 VB1T

as found

1. VB1T at home.jpeg
I can see for piles and piles and piles

paint strip 16.jpeg
silverhaired wasp hiding under the crimson

58 VB1T, 68 SS180, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 309
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:31 am quote
Pics of the 1981 100 Sport

as found

at home

we have a roller!

1952 Allstate 1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
Posts: 466
Location: Central california
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:37 am quote
Well welcome to the forum. Lots of good people here with a wealth of knowledge. People here enjoy pictures, so post a lot of pictures and ask a lot of questions. Welcome 🛵
2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 534
Location: central Illinois USA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:14 am quote
Addictive critters, these Vespa rides. And my weekend includes siphon gas out of the tank, pulling off the seat, then the gas tank to see if this old gal can make the Oiler work on her 1978 P125x. And then doing some tweaking with the windscreen on the new Piaggio Liberty. But it starts with that car to the dealership for service, already pulled the cover off. They have bugged my phone long enough I got it scheduled, seems they really donít understand that the car has about 1000 more miles before itís close to their 3000 miles between oil changes and a parked, covered car doesnít gain any mileage during riding season and ours started late this year in central Illinois so I have a lot of lost miles on scooters to catch up with. Itís riding season so get busy, we want to see those rides ready for the road.
It looks like you are going to have a lot of fun.
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: 5585
Location: Indo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:01 am quote
welcome mate and i do sure like ur projects
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1472
Location: Florence, OR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:00 pm quote
Hey GL - welcome to MV - NSM! I'll be looking for your threads on what you do to these beauties and seeing them transform. Thanks for posting the pics!
Molto Verboso
1980 P125X, 1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 1722
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:07 pm quote
welcome and looking forward to seeing these worked on!
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