I purchased an abandoned VNB project.
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Running 1960 Allstate VNA, Project 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 49
Location: Cambria, CA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:57 pm quote
A few years ago I purchased an abandoned VNB project.
This scooter was a pile of parts when I purchased it.

Now that the Allstate is running It is time to make this thing run too.

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Primer gray. I'm going to leave it like this for a while.

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Is this saddle worth saving? Does anybody recover old saddles?

Hooked
1960 Series 2 Lambretta, 1962ish API series 2 Lambretta, 1974 Vespa Super 150, 1978 Rally 200, 1965 Allstate VNB
Joined: 18 Mar 2008
Posts: 252
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:11 pm quote
Nice bike.

If you don't want that saddle I'll gladly take it for shipping plus a modest amount. I'm looking for a VNB frame to recover.
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Running 1960 Allstate VNA, Project 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 49
Location: Cambria, CA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:27 pm quote
pemkt wrote:
Nice bike.

If you don't want that saddle I'll gladly take it for shipping plus a modest amount. I'm looking for a VNB frame to recover.
Thank you.

It is the only saddle I have so I'm going to have to use it for now.

If I end up using a different saddle I'll let you know.
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1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3723
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:33 pm quote
cool project, would love to do the same!
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Running 1960 Allstate VNA, Project 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 49
Location: Cambria, CA
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:02 pm quote
I made some progress on the VNB today and ran into a problem or two.

There is a black wire coming out of the wiring harness. I assume that it is a ground wire. What is the best place to hook it to?

The throttle cable seems short. I have the adjuster all the way in and the carb slide is only about halfway closed.

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Where should I attach this?

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1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Malossi 166 MKIII
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 968
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:32 pm quote
Ground connects to the top flywheel cover screw on px. Since that ground wire is so long you could probably attach it to the bottom left flywheel cover screw. You seem to be missing the screws except for the top one, including the cover in your photo.
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