Raising the dead.....Candy the Sprint
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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Location: Arizona
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:19 am quote
Wayyyyy back in 2000-2001 I built my Sprint 150 V that I had purchased from a friend. Sadly that dear friend passed away before he could see the final product.

1974 Sprint 150 V:
P200 engine
Malossi 210
Cosa 4th gear
SIP expansion chamber
Lightened flywheel
30 mil carb
And stuff Iím forgetting....but damn she was fast

For some reason after riding the hell outta the bike, I put her in storage and there she sat for the better part of a decade.

Well I got the bug to tinker and drug her big beautiful butt out and started to redo the bike nose to tail.

Going a little less tune with the same engine but a 26 mil carb and SIP road 2.

Watch this space.....will add pics when I can figure out how to put up multiple....first is how she looked before storage

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Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:26 am quote
That's a sharp looking bike! I'll look forward to watching your progress.

I have a 1976 Sprint V with a hotrodded LML motor in it and it's a blast to ride, and a '62 GL project bike that I'm thinking might get a hot P200 motor once I finally start making real progress on it.

Also, I hope your turn signals are still intact, because those things are 100% Pure Unobtanium these days.
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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:37 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
That's a sharp looking bike! I'll look forward to watching your progress.

I have a 1976 Sprint V with a hotrodded LML motor in it and it's a blast to ride, and a '62 GL project bike that I'm thinking might get a hot P200 motor once I finally start making real progress on it.

Also, I hope your turn signals are still intact, because those things are 100% Pure Unobtanium these days.
Sorry man, blinker holes are filled on the new build.

GLís are super duper DUPER cool bikes!
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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:43 am quote
Sorry I havenít posted progress in far too long. The bike is coming along, just a lot slower than I would like. But soon sheíll be back on the road.

How the hell do ya upload multiple pics???

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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:52 am quote
Progress pics.....

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Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:08 am quote
Always nice to watch an old scoot come back to life.
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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:18 am quote
Lynnb wrote:
Always nice to watch an old scoot come back to life.
This has always been one of my favorite bikes that Iíve owned. Really excited to get her back in the road!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:57 pm quote
I bet ur friend will be proud for u mate, and i really like the no oil sogn in the kick start, make a good warning to not kick it

Good luck with the project and cheer
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:25 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
I bet ur friend will be proud for u mate, and i really like the no oil sogn in the kick start, make a good warning to not kick it

Good luck with the project and cheer
I truly hope heíd dig what Iím doin.

I could just see myself gettin all excited about getting her together and kickin with no oil!! That would be a bad thing!!!! 🤣
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:35 pm quote
Yes very good idea for the oil sign. My newly rebuilt motor has sat dry for 7 years until I just put oil in it, but it was always on my mind.

Make sure lots of pics please.
Hooked
1979 P200E
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Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:24 am quote
GrandpaNate wrote:
I could just see myself gettin all excited about getting her together and kickin with no oil!! That would be a bad thing!!!! 🤣
When changing the oil on my wife's car, I suggested she roll the car off the ramps in neutral so we can put the fresh oil in without having to stand on our toes. She subsequently got in the car and started it totally drained. I had to wide-eyed shout at her "OFF OFF OFF" while giving her the neck slicing motion! She got a real good spook from that and asked why I told her to start it. I said I thought rolling it off the ramps pretty clearly meant don't turn it on. It was unharmed as far as I can tell but the wife was scarred a little from that haha

Point is it definitely happens and I like your idea.
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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:09 pm quote
Not exactly happy that Iíll have to take my cowl off to start my bike, but ya do whatís ya gots ya do....for now.

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:45 am quote
Red and Black combination is really nice.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:19 am quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
Red and Black combination is really nice.
Iíve kinda always dug the classics. Clean and simple.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:20 am quote
Digging through some old pics and came across a couple of when I first bought the bike back in 1998/99.

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Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:03 pm quote
Got some stuffs done.......











Hooked
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:54 am quote
luuurrvveellyyyyyy
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:59 am quote
Getting there....

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:39 am quote
Hooked
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:45 am quote
love me a nice gloss black scooter.

pain to keep clean and they show every mark and blemish, but such a nice thing nonetheless
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:49 pm quote
Shiny makes smiley

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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:50 pm quote
Shops a mess

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Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm quote
Itís the little things....loose fit of the tail light.

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Old Vespas and Lambrettas
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:14 am quote
Well this sucks....

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:47 am quote
GrandpaNate wrote:
Well this sucks....
To close up what am I looking at?
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:58 am quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
GrandpaNate wrote:
Well this sucks....
To close up what am I looking at?
The tire is splitting right above the tread.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:22 am quote
GrandpaNate wrote:
The tire is splitting right above the tread.
That totally sucks

Still, it's better you noticed it now than when it's underneath you on the road. What brand and type of tires are they?
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:08 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
GrandpaNate wrote:
The tire is splitting right above the tread.
That totally sucks

Still, it's better you noticed it now than when it's underneath you on the road. What brand and type of tires are they?
Super agree man!! They are SIP Performer tires.
Hooked
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:27 am quote
seems to me that
should warrant a fucking "I'm sorry, that's a bad batch,, here are some new tires"
Ossessionato
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:51 pm quote
That tire was manufactured March 2018. A two year old tire should last a bit longer than that. But it's an easy fix with some Shoe-Goo.
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:00 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
That tire was manufactured March 2018. A two year old tire should last a bit longer than that. But it's an easy fix with some Shoe-Goo.
Riiiiiiight.....🤣🤣
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:01 pm quote
Roliver1972 wrote:
should warrant a fucking "I'm sorry, that's a bad batch,, here are some new tires"
Thatís what Iím thinkin!
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:42 pm quote
New sticky buns for Candy. Some tasty Michelin S1ís!

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Hooked
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:59 pm quote
That's always been my go to tire
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:42 pm quote
Roliver1972 wrote:
That's always been my go to tire
Had em many many years ago and loved em. Thought they quit making them and was quite happy they are still around!!
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:50 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
That tire was manufactured March 2018. A two year old tire should last a bit longer than that. But it's an easy fix with some Shoe-Goo.
Voodoo'd be proud!
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