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Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:14 pm quote
This is it first ride on the 63 Vespa vbb. Tricky shifting but everything works good. Just gotta figure out how to set the idle, I don't think it on the cable adjuster.

Sorry I don't know how to make the video work for both IE and Chrome. What a hoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIRwY6213KY

Last edited by Lynnb on Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:05 am; edited 2 times in total
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'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '64 VBB
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:25 pm quote
Congrats ! That is one of the greatest feelings. It's right up there with hearing a motor run for the first time. I love that period where a new bike seems slightly awkward and then you settle into it. I have a '64 VBB that just (?!) needs a coat of paint and complete rebuilding and I can't wait to try 8" wheels.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 1919

Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:56 pm quote
Moto64 wrote:
Congrats ! That is one of the greatest feelings. It's right up there with hearing a motor run for the first time. I love that period where a new bike seems slightly awkward and then you settle into it. I have a '64 VBB that just (?!) needs a coat of paint and complete rebuilding and I can't wait to try 8" wheels.
Thanks , you described it exactly , awkward yet a blast. I can run and throw around a 900 lb Victory motorcycle , yet this little blue guy needs my utmost respect.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:58 pm quote
Way to go Lynn. That first ride feels great, doesnít it? All your persistence paid off. Fine job, quite an accomplishment!
Hooked
79p200e 66smallstate 85pk50xl 84p125ets 63GL150
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:59 pm quote


WOOHOOOO!! Nice!! Sounds great! Looks great!
Congrats and well done!

btw Idle screw is on the top of carb coming through the lid of the airbox.

direct link for those that cannot see it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=28&v=WIRwY6213KY&feature=emb_logo
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:11 pm quote
Congrats, Lynn!

That bike looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing the first ride with us.

I know that 8" wheels don't get a lot of respect, but I love my VBB and am looking forward to having it back on the road.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 1919

Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:13 pm quote
Thanks SoCal been a long time coming, couldn't have done it without all the sites help and especially Voodoo that gave be the courage to fix what I did.

Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Hooked
79p200e 66smallstate 85pk50xl 84p125ets 63GL150
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:20 pm quote
Lynnb wrote:
Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Mixture screw with spring on it, is on the back of the carb facing rearward. Little hole with rubber plug at the bottom rear of the airbox is the access for it.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:22 pm quote
poidog wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Mixture screw with spring on it, is on the back of the carb facing rearward. Little hole with rubber plug at the bottom rear of the airbox is the access for it.
Thanks I won't be touching that screw
And thanks for posting my link, I still don't know how to do that.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:30 pm quote
Lynnb wrote:
poidog wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Mixture screw with spring on it, is on the back of the carb facing rearward. Little hole with rubber plug at the bottom rear of the airbox is the access for it.
Thanks I won't be touching that screw
And thanks for posting my link, I still don't know how to do that.
Press the url button on the top right paste the link after url them press url a second time.

https://www.upwork.com/resources/a-guide-to-campaign-tagging-and-online-tools-for-building-a-properly-tagged-url
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:57 pm quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
poidog wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Mixture screw with spring on it, is on the back of the carb facing rearward. Little hole with rubber plug at the bottom rear of the airbox is the access for it.
Thanks I won't be touching that screw
And thanks for posting my link, I still don't know how to do that.
Press the url button on the top right paste the link after url them press url a second time.

https://www.upwork.com/resources/a-guide-to-campaign-tagging-and-online-tools-for-building-a-properly-tagged-url
Didn't work for me Christopher.
Molto Verboso
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:59 pm quote
Lynn!
It's alive!!
Awesome!!!

Do'nt fear that mixture screw at the back.
Its gonna need some turning...
When the sun comes out - ride it a little bit more to get used to it.
But fire us up the basic specs - cylinder kit, carb size, jet stack (air corrector, main jet, and atomizer) to get it jetted in a bit better - if you wanna.

I may need some additional input on floor board stuff - so don
t disappear.
🙂
-CM
Molto Verboso
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Location: Florence, OR
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:08 pm quote
SCORE!!! Congratulations! That is just fantastic! You're gonna love it, now that you can ride it. Quirky, yep, but super fun to be sure.

You had the tenacity and perseverance of a blood hound on this one. Fantastic job! Soon you'll be parking in places that Victory could only dream of going.

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A couple of 8's on the sidewalk picking up burritos.

Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 1919

Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:32 pm quote
charlieman22 wrote:
Lynn!
It's alive!!
Awesome!!!

Do'nt fear that mixture screw at the back.
Its gonna need some turning...
When the sun comes out - ride it a little bit more to get used to it.
But fire us up the basic specs - cylinder kit, carb size, jet stack (air corrector, main jet, and atomizer) to get it jetted in a bit better - if you wanna.

I may need some additional input on floor board stuff - so don
t disappear.
🙂
-CM
Np CM Iím here to help, you guys have been more than helpful to get this project to the finish line. As for the settings , Iíll find out what they are but basically I wonít do much until I get the 500 miles in under Gick Speeds recommendations, he did tell me itís rich for now. Jonathan has been a great support all along.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 1919

Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
SCORE!!! Congratulations! That is just fantastic! You're gonna love it, now that you can ride it. Quirky, yep, but super fun to be sure.

You had the tenacity and perseverance of a blood hound on this one. Fantastic job! Soon you'll be parking in places that Victory could only dream of going.
Too funny Scott and thanks. Itís kinda funny because I have to sometimes have my readers on to see where Iím at with the gears, I gotta put a better neutral mark on the headset.
Iíll be following your lead with a better built fork and bench seat, but one step at a time.
Molto Verboso
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:24 pm quote
Forgot you had the motor done by Gickspeed.
Clearly you are in good hands.
Bike looks beautiful.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:42 pm quote
Awesome Sauce
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:58 pm quote
Nice one Lynnb! All the effort, now the payoff!

Here's how you make the two kinds of YT links -

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Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 am quote
Lynnb wrote:
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
poidog wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Mixture screw with spring on it, is on the back of the carb facing rearward. Little hole with rubber plug at the bottom rear of the airbox is the access for it.
Thanks I won't be touching that screw
And thanks for posting my link, I still don't know how to do that.
Press the url button on the top right paste the link after url them press url a second time.

https://www.upwork.com/resources/a-guide-to-campaign-tagging-and-online-tools-for-building-a-properly-tagged-url
Didn't work for me Christopher.
Try pressing quote on this post and you can see what it should looks like below. Post what you get even if it doesn't work.

https://youtu.be/WIRwY6213KY
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:00 am quote
Cool little puttster.
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:11 am quote
Epic work! Looks and sounds great.

Now put a bloody helmet and footwear on! In the wet too... on 8Ēs. And both you and the scooter are new at this... tisk tisk.
Style Maven
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:49 am quote
Lynn! Way to go buddy, it's been what? Eight years since you were first determined to rebuild this right? Looks like you did it and that first ride is just your down payment on the fun you're gonna have. Keep dialing the little stuff, it just gets better and better.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 1919

Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:34 am quote
poidog wrote:
Lynnb wrote:
Poidog I wasn't sure about that screw on the top , I thought maybe it was a mixture. Thanks I can mark that off of the list.
Mixture screw with spring on it, is on the back of the carb facing rearward. Little hole with rubber plug at the bottom rear of the airbox is the access for it.
I just thought of something, that mixture screw has to have the rubber plug in place or its going to leak air, I better get on that.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 1919

Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:59 am quote
Thanks guys , ok shoes on helmet on, really it just went that way, I started it outside and next thing you know I'm going down the road.

Thanks for the lessons , I think I got it now for posting YT links, just add the [url] in front and [/url] at th e rear of address. I feel so edgumacted now.

I fixed the youtube idle in my other post.

Now lets get on with buttoning this old girl up.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:13 am quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
Now put a bloody helmet and footwear on! In the wet too... on 8Ēs. And both you and the scooter are new at this... tisk tisk.
I lost a little blood from biting my tongue on this one! Glad it was you who brought it up!
Molto Verboso
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Posts: 1919

Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:44 am quote
Ginch wrote:
pheasant plucker wrote:
Now put a bloody helmet and footwear on! In the wet too... on 8Ēs. And both you and the scooter are new at this... tisk tisk.
I lost a little blood from biting my tongue on this one! Glad it was you who brought it up!
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