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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: 5300
Location: Indo
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:27 am quote
Its not from Indonesia yes.. its too shiny to be Indonesia vespa
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Beetle
Joined: 19 Jul 2017
Posts: 93
Location: Wyoming
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:34 pm quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
it's a hotcake VBB at $4200, any taker?
I swear I have seen this scooter before....

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5070
Location: Home of the Alamo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 pm quote
A steal at 15,000.

He meant Yen, right?
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LXV 150 Midnight Blue (SOLD)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 2428
Location: Bangkok
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
Its not from Indonesia yes.. its too shiny to be Indonesia vespa
Too shiny to be yours? you mean? hahaha
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 am quote
aaaaaa... clunking and knocking noises but still ride good. Owner has cheated death for 4 years.

beside that, the exhaust is massive.

some poor soul eventually bought it for $1775

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LXV 150 Midnight Blue (SOLD)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 2428
Location: Bangkok
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:17 pm quote
Quote:
beside that, the exhaust is massive.
Apparently a Prima pipe. It looks OK to me.
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 pm quote
waspmike wrote:
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beside that, the exhaust is massive.
Apparently a Prima pipe. It looks OK to me.
Let's hope it's legit. I've seen fake one from Indonesia
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LXV 150 Midnight Blue (SOLD)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 2428
Location: Bangkok
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:22 pm quote
Fake from Indonesia? I'm shocked. A reverse engineered replica maybe, but fake?
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:33 pm quote
Ads is like a few months old. I remembered I saw this like a year ago. Could it be new owner trying to sell to recover cost after realized he got junks?

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Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 4240
Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:56 pm quote
Is that him wiping away his tears?

But the colour looks so pretty... that's go to be with thousands!
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1306
Location: Veria, Greece
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:11 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Is that him wiping away his tears?
Nah, I think he was sweating, afraid that the victim could change his mind and leave...
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'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '76 V90 ( 133)
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 513
Location: S.Salem, NY
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:06 pm quote
Looks like he has the whole weight of the left scooter on the kickstand.
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Vespa super 150
Joined: 08 Jan 2019
Posts: 39

Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:20 am quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
a whooping 6.8k for a vbb?
When a seller is typing in all caps thats generally a good sign that your getting into a bad situation.
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:03 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Is that him wiping away his tears?
Nah, I think he was sweating, afraid that the victim could change his mind and leave...
Either that or feeling grateful that he survived.
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1041
Location: Siam
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:18 pm quote
yike a VLB with VBC looks at 7k price. Some poor soul has purchased it.

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Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1946
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:03 pm quote
All bodges are professionally restored, they are just restored by people whose profession is building bodges.
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Joined: 02 Feb 2019
Posts: 45

Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:35 am quote
What happens when a bodge hits a big pothole?
The fork snaps in half, of course.

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59" Allstate
Joined: 03 Aug 2018
Posts: 139
Location: TC Florida
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:34 am quote
Re: What happens when a bodge hits a big pothole?
NotAutomatic wrote:
The fork snaps in half, of course.
Is that your scooter ? If so tell us more. I'm always interested in looking to see how the failure came about. Any more pictures ?
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2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 3733
Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:13 am quote
Re: What happens when a bodge hits a big pothole?
NotAutomatic wrote:
The fork snaps in half, of course.
Re: What happens when a Kiwi VBC hits a big pothole, then an even BIGGER fallen tree, then after sliding down the trunk it is stopped by the even thicker stump of the tree, then goes over a bank into the bush...?

Answer: Well, the fork stays in 1 piece & simply bends to match the gentle curve of the floor


Note: i only have 13 photos in my photo album!

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Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1946
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:18 am quote
Re: What happens when a bodge hits a big pothole?
SubEtherBASS wrote:
Re: What happens when a Kiwi VBC hits a big pothole, then an even BIGGER fallen tree, then after sliding down the trunk it is stopped by the even thicker stump of the tree, then goes over a bank into the bush...?
This is why I don't hit potholes.
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Posts: 45

Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:23 pm quote
Re: What happens when a bodge hits a big pothole?
FatAmy wrote:
NotAutomatic wrote:
The fork snaps in half, of course.
Is that your scooter ? If so tell us more. I'm always interested in looking to see how the failure came about. Any more pictures ?
Here ya go. Not my scooter, but I do know the owner.
Check out the bodge handiwork

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1974 Rally 200, 1974 Rally 200 with sidecar, 1980 Bajaj Chetak, 1966 Bluebadge, 1962 VNB, 1985 T5, 1982 50 Special
Joined: 09 Apr 2009
Posts: 551
Location: Atlanta
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 pm quote
I have seen that welding of a ten inch fork bottom onto an eight upper fork before.
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:21 am quote
holly cow. I have heard about they cut out the 8" bottom to weld in the 10" one on those VBB but never seen one until now.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1306
Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:07 am quote
One in Greece, registered as a historic vehicle. Poor guy...

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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:56 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
One in Greece, registered as a historic vehicle. Poor guy...
a combo of Super and VBB and Sprint
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Posts: 45

Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:31 pm quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
SaFiS wrote:
One in Greece, registered as a historic vehicle. Poor guy...
a combo of Super and VBB and Sprint
...and judging by the kickstart, probably LML as well.
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
Joined: 23 Apr 2016
Posts: 1536
Location: North Jersey
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:44 pm quote
Is the owner a pimp?
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2008 GTS 250, 1979 P200E
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 913
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:04 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
One in Greece, registered as a historic vehicle. Poor guy...
Ouch - and the dude was probably so proud. I can hear him now "check out my vintage, all original Vespa!".
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: 5300
Location: Indo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:30 am quote
waspmike wrote:
Fake from Indonesia? I'm shocked. A reverse engineered replica maybe, but fake?
ok i am guilty.. a reverse enginered.. hell yeah i ride with 2 clucth plate instead of 3 last week now it has a proper 3 plate
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5070
Location: Home of the Alamo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:33 am quote
SaFiS wrote:
One in Greece, registered as a historic vehicle. Poor guy...
El bodgerino deluxe!
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1306
Location: Veria, Greece
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:44 am quote
Funny thing is that he posted more photos of his collection and the rest of his Vespas seem original. I don't know if he knowingly bought the bodge or not...

Examples...

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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:09 am quote
nothing to say.

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Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1946
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:42 pm quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
nothing to say.
Because nothing says 'bodge" like a bunch of spade connectors crimped outside the junction box, combined with a still-fresh bar code sticker still on the sketchy LML crate motor.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:28 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
ph0ngvu wrote:
nothing to say.
Because nothing says 'bodge" like a bunch of spade connectors crimped outside the junction box, combined with a still-fresh bar code sticker still on the sketchy LML crate motor.
Well I'd certainly rather have a new LML crate motor over the typical nightmare bodge engine. At least it's likely to be somewhat reliable, and keep running after your fork snaps in half.
Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1946
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:08 am quote
I'm going to guess that the current victim/owner put that motor in it after discovering that the "professionally restored" one that came in it was suitable only for conversion into beer cans.
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:57 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
ph0ngvu wrote:
nothing to say.
Because nothing says 'bodge" like a bunch of spade connectors crimped outside the junction box, combined with a still-fresh bar code sticker still on the sketchy LML crate motor.
right not thing jumped out as bodge but still a lot give you doubt. Naming a few: the 4 holes for license plate, crashbar bolted directly onto cowl and fender, fork link cover made in Nam, floor rail is too long/legshield trim become floor rail (one could argue amateur restoration), engine bolt insert from the wrong side...

Some poor soul eventually bought this 99% de-bodged scoot for $2500.
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2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 3733
Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:26 pm quote
Vintage1 wrote:
Is the owner a pimp?
The type that offer a 18yr old, never been ridden, but deliver one that cant stand straight, most of the teeth have been (or should have been) replaced on, with soo much makeup falls off in chunks whenever ridden hard & an exhaust as loose air continually escapes & every now & then push out a used rubber, unable to maintain a seal they are so perished
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 295
Location: US
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:35 am quote
Pricing at 3.5k with only 74 km and already has shifting issue and leak? This junk cannot cost as much as the Snap-On box behind.

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Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1946
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:47 am quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
Pricing at 3.5k with only 74 km and already has shifting issue and leak? This junk cannot cost as much as the Snap-On box behind.
Also, no tail light, running light, or brake light, and the white walls are separating.

Those must have been 74 HARD kilometers.
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