'Bene Blu', my Vespa 150 Sprint Veloce
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Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:38 pm quote
Sweet rides! I vaguely remember the 70's!
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:10 am quote
Obviously I'm jealous...
I have two Sprint V but not pretty than yours
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:20 am quote
veloce75 wrote:
Obviously I'm jealous...
I have two Sprint V but not pretty than yours
Looking at your profile: VLB1, VLB1, VLB1

Two Sprint V. 's and one Sprint? Are your Veloce's standard or kitted?
Any pictures are welcome too
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:17 pm quote
Sakkerju wrote:
Looking at your profile: VLB1, VLB1, VLB1

Two Sprint V. 's and one Sprint? Are your Veloce's standard or kitted?
Any pictures are welcome too
my SprintV was posting here... http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic41398

and another Sprint
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:25 pm quote
I love the picture on the streets (Jakarta?) in your other post, veloce75!

Good luck with finding the right colour for your Veloce....although I also like the blue one currently has

I bet your Veloce was build in 1975?
Your Sprint's colour looks a lot like my 50 Special 'Giallo'.
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Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:39 pm quote
Sakkerju wrote:
I love the picture on the streets (Jakarta?) in your other post, veloce75!

Good luck with finding the right colour for your Veloce....although I also like the blue one currently has

I bet your Veloce was build in 1975?
Your Sprint's colour looks a lot like my 50 Special 'Giallo'.
yes Jakarta! which always traffic jam in celebrating 60 years Vespa
both veloce75 and yellow sprint 74
your 50 Special Giallo "lime" It's very beautiful and you've taken very good care it
Molto Verboso
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:47 am quote
veloce75 wrote:
yes Jakarta! which always traffic jam in celebrating 60 years Vespa
both veloce75 and yellow sprint 74
your 50 Special Giallo "lime" It's very beautiful and you've taken very good care it
Ha ha, Giallo salutes you !
I love the avatar bad-ass scooper you posted elsewhere.
http://dimasnino.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/dsc03433.jpg

Jakarta, mmm, I wish I was a Java programmer for a living!
I wouldn't have to wear gloves and furry coat

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Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:34 pm quote
Sakkerju wrote:
Jakarta, mmm, I wish I was a Java programmer for a living!
I wouldn't have to wear gloves and furry coat
don't be!
I hate Jakarta...
- high air pollution
- traffic jam
- hot weather
Ouch!...
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:17 am quote
Veloce with a Sito Plus exhaust
I have used my Sprint V. this whole summer 100% stock.
The Veloce just seems to be able to maintain speeds at 53mph / 85kmh (as measured with a Garmin GPS - 90 kmh on speedo) in standard (flat/no wind) conditions.

Major roads in my country have a speed limit of 50 mph. Cagers however tend do drive with average speeds from around 55 mph.
So I just need a little bit more beef to get the jack-asses of my tail

I was thinking of placing a Sito Plus exhaust for just a little more power. It is ordered an will arive one of these weeks. I hope will not be to loud/metallica to my taste.
Before fitting, I will spay it over with heat resistent laquer.

I have also been thinking on getting a DR 177...but sacrificing originality and stock reliability is holding me back.
In the end, I just need +5 mph...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqDaCFwob3c

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Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:04 pm quote
good luck mate
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:06 am quote
Sakkerju wrote:
sticks wrote:
I really like what you did, looks so much better with out all that chrome.
Except for the taillight, she is fully original. I just didn't like the plastic Veloce/Rally taillight, so I used a Super version...
It is 'just' two screws so easily refitted
I may be a year late but I would love to get the original paint taillight for that color. But I understand you should actually keep it with the bike. My Veloce is the first release of that color from 1970 with much more patina.

[img]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/randomtone/scooter/scooterbraves.jpg?t=1265810566[/img]
Molto Verboso
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:35 pm quote
price wrote:
I may be a year late but I would love to get the original paint taillight for that color. But I understand you should actually keep it with the bike. My Veloce is the first release of that color from 1970 with much more patina.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/randomtone/scooter/scooterbraves.jpg?t=1265810566
Taillight not for sale, sorry
However, it is fairly easy to have the paint color reproduced to re-spray any original Veloce taillight blue.
I have a repro made to use for small damages/rust and also to have the sparewheel clamp blue as it would be in the '70.

BTW: Nice Vespa you have
Molto Verboso
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Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:47 am quote
I have upgrade my Sprint Veloce with a Sito Plus (PX125 type) exhaust for getting just a little more power. Up-jetted from 102 mm. to 104 mm.

It is not giving me that much extra top speed, but more acceleration power. Also, it is a bit louder with its more metallic sound (as expected).

My first experiences measured speed with a GPS (Garmin):
55 mph (88 kmh) meaning around 60 mph (95 kmh) indicated on the speedo

To keep it beter in shape, I spayed it over with blanc/transparant heat resistent laquer.
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1969 Sprint Veloce (1st series)
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Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:35 am quote
Liking your Sprint V. a lot; I have a first series 1969 Sprint Veloce in original metallic silver (this factory colour has a slight rosy hue which I've grown to like - you don't see this colour often).

Here's some pics on my Flickr photostream...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gs3vespa/sets/72157621050784141/

Ciao - Paul (Vespamore)
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:38 am quote
Paul Hart wrote:
Here's some pics on my Flickr photostream...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gs3vespa/sets/72157621050784141/

Ciao - Paul (Vespamore)
Yeah, Sprint V.'s rock
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1976 Sprint Veloce 150
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Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:24 am quote
Sakkerju wrote:
I have upgrade my Sprint Veloce with a Sito Plus (PX125 type) exhaust for getting just a little more power. Up-jetted from 102 mm. to 104 mm.

It is not giving me that much extra top speed, but more acceleration power. Also, it is a bit louder with its more metallic sound (as expected).

My first experiences measured speed with a GPS (Garmin):
55 mph (88 kmh) meaning around 60 mph (95 kmh) indicated on the speedo

To keep it beter in shape, I spayed it over with blanc/transparant heat resistent laquer.
Hello Sakkerju!
I've got a sprint veloce 150 1976 and had a full engine rebuild a few months ago.
I'd like to add a little extra as well and got the Sito plus laying in the garage.
Could you send me some more details on the jets and on the heat resistent laquer you used?
Did you order the jets from SIP? If so, do you still have the part numbers?
Thanks for your help!
Matt888
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:13 pm quote
Hi Matt,

I got my new jet from my Vespa dealer which he has in stock. Guess any PX style jet will fit, just up-jetted from 102 mm. to 104 mm...but result might vary with each engine.

I used Motip Heat Resistant Clear Varnish, nr. 04033 EAN 8711347040339
http://www.motip.nl/index.php?page=23&id=1137&cid=206#20647

This clear varnish HR lacquer is more sturdy than the black HR lacquer, so it is better protected against rust and stuff.

good luck!
Lurker
Sprint Veloce 1972
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Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:49 am quote
Foot Rest
Hi bene blu

I know it was a couple of years since this post but did you by any chance keep hold of the footrest/crashbars? I have a 1972 sprint veloce and am looking for the same so I can put my daughter on the back.

Or do you know where I could get hold of them?

thanks, racing jason
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:36 pm quote
dude
great scoots, what are those colors? the blue and the other one yellowish?

love the blue, want to paint my mp3 500 that color.

Al
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Fri May 06, 2011 12:25 am quote
where can I get this flat spare carrier?
Sakkerju wrote:
veloce75 wrote:
where all accessories at the first picture? if you do not wear it I hope can wear it... for free of course hehehehe
I wanted an original 'naked' bike this time. The racks and pieces are stored, but if you are interested...but feel free to pick them up from Indonesia

This rack with spare tyre is an additional accessoir:
Lurker
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Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:29 am quote
hello from greece..can you tell me please whats the code of your vespa's colour?thank you a lot
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:20 am quote
georot1981 wrote:
hello from greece..can you tell me please whats the code of your vespa's colour?thank you a lot
Hi georot1981,

According to the Vespa Technica part 3 book, it is:
- Marine Blue from 1976
- Max Meyer Colour Code 1.298.7275

I had my fixing spay paint scanned from the cowl shield as sample
Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:47 pm quote
Re-fitted the luggage racks after years of absence...just thought it would give a more vintage look

Molto Verboso
Vespa 50 Special '71 / Vespa 150 Sprint V '78
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Location: Europe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:45 am quote
My oldest Vespa shot in the oldest town in Flanders.
As a Roman city, it was known as 'Atuatuca Tungrorum'

Basically, both are Italian made

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