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Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:47 pm quote
13 hours through a 19 hour shift on my day off. Double pay and 2 days back int he book- schhting!!!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:13 am quote
Molto Verboso
1974 Rally USA 200(Celtic Barron),1980 P200e
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:24 am quote
Got my Sip box o'goodies from Travis. Nice SIP Road and a couple of carb. kits. Thanks, Travis
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:41 pm quote
aaahhhh
I just went out side to try this "Pocket Dyno" app... for kicks...
and I taped my phone to the glovebox and of course I didn't read Any of the instructions, (so I got no "results" anyway)..
you click the screen and it gives you a little red,yellow,green countdown, and I was trying to watch it, and the phone was kinda falling off, and the green light came on, I hit the throttle and was wheeeeeelllllieee... Aaahh, phone fell off, I came down... and now I have to go change my underwear.
It's supposed to use the gyro in the phone, but you're supposed to input all kinds of data (which I didn't of course)... but it looks kinda fun... I'll watch the tutorial and see if it's worth another go.
I should have kept going I was in a full on great form wheelie
Good times.... good time fudge factory
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:48 pm quote
you make me laugh Vader

Wicked!
Mr. Clean
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:52 pm quote
Try and tell that to my wife when she comes across a little "bundle" at the bottom of the laundry basket
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:02 pm quote
lol, bin it, hide the evidence or were they the favourites??
Mr. Clean
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:04 pm quote
LOL!!!! Favorites!!!!
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
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Location: The British Countryside
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:12 pm quote
I suppose if I had done that in my pink lacey ones, I'd do the same!
Addicted
'79 P200
Joined: 29 Nov 2011
Posts: 926
Location: Chicago
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:57 pm quote
While I was out and about I flooded my scoot (kill switch was on off ) Once I kicked it to life I realized my helmet was on the curb 2 inches away from the tail pipe facing it. So all that gas and oil that was blasted out the pipe went right on the face mask and into the vents. I rode about half a block till I stopped at a bar where I borrowed a wet rag and a glass of water an let it air out. Huffing gas and riding is not advised.

Edit: I moved the helmet so some cyclist could lock up her bike and didn't pay attention where I put it. I then rode to Vader's where I apparently missed his Evil Kineviling by minutes.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:07 pm quote
yesterday morning the rain pour in my house and like a happy lil kid instead of play in the rain, i wash my bike and my car under the rain.. and i dont even get sweat





this morning went to office with a big smile, as the rain pouring down again, it pleased both myself and my bike

have a nice rainny day and cheer mate
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:33 pm quote
glad you got the rain I sent you ebeth
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:46 pm quote
u should sent more mate, i have a good nite sleep last night in the cold rainny weather

thanks for the rain and have a nice rainny day mate
cheer
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:19 pm quote
hijack.. sorry Bitsa
a moment ago i saw a pics link from a local forum about a vespa race, so i'll share since the pics owner surely does have a great camera










































ps: since this pics isnt mine so i dont think it will be proper to make a new post and believe hijack bitsa post will be fine

enjoy the pics and cheer mate
Enthusiast
'74 Vespa Sprint Veloce, '70/'74 Sprint/Sprint Veloce, lookin' for a smallframe...
Joined: 07 Apr 2012
Posts: 71
Location: Yogyakarta
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:41 am quote
Great pics! I want to go to a race now!

Today I took a frame to the paint shop. Here's hoping we don't find too much filler/too many welds when they get the old paint off! There was no rust under the gas tank, so that's encouraging...

Also, my girlfriend wants it painted to match her favorite metallic red nail polish. Seriously? Don't want to go for an original red?

Well, whatever. It's her bike, so nail polish color it shall be.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:16 am quote
beware its gonna be a red candy tone try to use a gold metalic paint as the first layer with a rought metalik then spray it with the red candy tone and u'll have a very nice red colour that will suite the red nail colour

and yes i am planning to race since last year but my bike break tooooo many regulation

have a nice day in Jogja Jess and cheer
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 am quote
trumpet polish
bloody hell your race meets bring big crowds ........ they are way bigger than ours .. with more scoots

i adjusted my gear cables ... tightened front n rear brakes a notch .......... hopefully itll be a nicer ride to work tomorrow
Molto Verboso
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:36 am quote
Looks like a good race !
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:53 am quote
Great pics Ebeth!
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'74 Vespa Sprint Veloce, '70/'74 Sprint/Sprint Veloce, lookin' for a smallframe...
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Location: Yogyakarta
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:39 am quote
It's more of a dark red metallic than a candy red. I took the shop a sample swatch. They're going to try to match it and come back to us with some options.

Lots of regulations for the racing bikes, even in Indonesia? I wouldn't have guessed that! Good, though. "Safety first" isn't exactly the guiding principle over here, in my experience. It's usually more like, "Insha'Allah, nothing bad will happen."

Cheers!
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:04 pm quote
nice pictures ebeth. looks like a serious crowd. like the crowd at the road racing here.


found my log book today. can flog the scoot now. the wheels of progress are turning
Hooked
'67 Vespa 150 Sprint, '56 Vespa 150 (project)
Joined: 01 Jul 2010
Posts: 128
Location: Cleveland / Akron Ohio
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:50 pm quote
Stripped paint of of the '56. Hoping that I never see any yellow paint for along time.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Location: Indo
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:35 pm quote
jackson85 wrote:
nice pictures ebeth. looks like a serious crowd. like the crowd at the road racing here.


found my log book today. can flog the scoot now. the wheels of progress are turning
believe it or not it were basicly a supporter crowd so each racing team bring their club member and normally a club held around 100 member so if the club/team that participation were like 20 so the crowd will hit 2000 folks

good luck with bike and due show me ur t5mk1 when u got it mate
cheer
Birdsnest wrote:
Great pics Ebeth!
not my camera but glad u like it mate
JJC wrote:
It's more of a dark red metallic than a candy red. I took the shop a sample swatch. They're going to try to match it and come back to us with some options.

Lots of regulations for the racing bikes, even in Indonesia? I wouldn't have guessed that! Good, though. "Safety first" isn't exactly the guiding principle over here, in my experience. It's usually more like, "Insha'Allah, nothing bad will happen."

Cheers!
hahaha so u do know the rule in the road then (for most moslem) kinna like "by the will of Allah" nothing bad will happen

the regulation in the race that against my not so normal smallie is the hadlebar distance should be 60cm from one side to another and my previous handlebar less then 60cm, i change that with lammy bar but the regulation said the handlebar should be a vespa handlebar so mine is forbidden and since i mod the fork badly to fit the lammy bar i cannot go back to use any vespa bar.. isnt that sucks

anyway i am curious to see ur bike resto progress mate, can u post a pics along the way.. would love to see the metalic red in the making
good luck with the bike and cheer mate


today i put a dry fit to the seat that i weld in order to make it lower last night and test it to the office.. result : still soft and comfy





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'79 P200
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:00 pm quote
Got a box from my friend in Manchester with some NOS 80s bits.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:12 pm quote
ah you need a smallf headset,,then
Enthusiast
'74 Vespa Sprint Veloce, '70/'74 Sprint/Sprint Veloce, lookin' for a smallframe...
Joined: 07 Apr 2012
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Location: Yogyakarta
Tue May 01, 2012 1:55 am quote
That handlebar mess does suck, Ebeth. Time to build another racing bike!

I will start a resto thread when the shop has made some progress. First post will be the frame with the paint off.

Cheers!
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
Joined: 29 Nov 2011
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Location: S.West England
Tue May 01, 2012 2:30 am quote
Had a load of parts arrive for the GT160. Also bought some Piaggio Arancio 907 paint online to match the bike.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Tue May 01, 2012 6:16 am quote
joshzingzing wrote:
ah you need a smallf headset,,then
i am not afford to buy one, the reason why i cut a super headset is to lowerin the budget

have a nice evening in australia and cheer Josh
JJC wrote:
That handlebar mess does suck, Ebeth. Time to build another racing bike!

I will start a resto thread when the shop has made some progress. First post will be the frame with the paint off.

Cheers!
me building up another racing bike (never remember when i build one) nope, too pricey and i often use another part from another bike that have a decent shape.. told you i were scrooge beside other then that i found difficult to pass the regulation on a racing suit and cannot borrow anyone since i am too small and everyone seem too big not yet pay the registration which is kinna expensive to me.. at end i will just race in my own mountain

right now i am curious to see ur sprint progress

good luck with the bike and cheer Jesse
Hooked
2015 GTS SUUUUPPPPEEEERRRRR,
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Tue May 01, 2012 6:22 am quote
Put the Silverwing up for sale. Need to sell that and my Sportster and I'll go BV hunting!

Wish me luck!
Enthusiast
'74 Vespa Sprint Veloce, '70/'74 Sprint/Sprint Veloce, lookin' for a smallframe...
Joined: 07 Apr 2012
Posts: 71
Location: Yogyakarta
Tue May 01, 2012 1:37 pm quote
Ebeth:
Quote:
at end i will just race in my own mountain
My friend told me his dad used to race Vespas down the mountains. Night races, and you had two choices as a rider: They would cut your brake cable or your headlight cable, and then you race down the mountains at night.

No brakes or no lights. Gila!

My friend said his dad did it until he crashed one time, and then he never did it again.

Do you think this is true? I don't think my friend would lie, but he is the only person who has ever told me about that kind of racing. Have you ever heard about anything like that?

Cheers (and resto pics coming when they're available)!
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
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Location: The British Countryside
Tue May 01, 2012 1:44 pm quote
sounds like a deathwish to me!
Mr. Clean
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Tue May 01, 2012 4:20 pm quote
small block
Not a V8, but I got this block I've been waiting for, and I've got some minor mods to do, but it is as I'd hoped... shorter than the mrp... by 25mm... this is a good thing for me, as the carb was sitting so high it was hitting the inside top of the cowl on my super... so I'm happy about that, and it's a better design and really nicely made...
Other than that... just worked and shaved head O).... a little less goes in the bin each year..arrghh


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Tue May 01, 2012 7:21 pm quote
SIP?
Mr. Clean
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Tue May 01, 2012 7:36 pm quote
Ya... mmw via der sip
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Tue May 01, 2012 8:21 pm quote
JJC wrote:
Ebeth:
Quote:
at end i will just race in my own mountain
My friend told me his dad used to race Vespas down the mountains. Night races, and you had two choices as a rider: They would cut your brake cable or your headlight cable, and then you race down the mountains at night.

No brakes or no lights. Gila!

My friend said his dad did it until he crashed one time, and then he never did it again.

Do you think this is true? I don't think my friend would lie, but he is the only person who has ever told me about that kind of racing. Have you ever heard about anything like that?

Cheers (and resto pics coming when they're available)!
true indeed.. i dont know in Jogjakarta but in jakarta and bogor its very popular back in 80's till late 90' the race have a unique rule as the winner isnt who touch the buttom first but who will last till the buttom, most of them have a soft seize nor hitting a guard rail the worse is get hit by a car nor fall off the cliff but not so many victim beside the wrecking vespa

i try it once when i am high school doing downhill from puncak, bogor, west java at 2am and my choice is to release the rear brake cable (i am wearing glasses due to eyes problems so i need the light) damage my brand new adidas shoes pattern till it flat after that i graduate high school and never meet the crazy old folks again

ps: my older brother are loving that game thats why he had so many scars in his feet but luckily his is handsome than me so girl still crazy for him

have a nice day in jogja and cheer Jesse
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a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Tue May 01, 2012 8:27 pm quote
today i upjet the carb on the not so normal smallie and test ride to office



result is too flood and need to go down, will do that when its lunch time hour in office
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'74 Vespa Sprint Veloce, '70/'74 Sprint/Sprint Veloce, lookin' for a smallframe...
Joined: 07 Apr 2012
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Location: Yogyakarta
Wed May 02, 2012 1:53 am quote
Wow, Ebeth, that sounds like a whole bunch of crazy! I'm glad to hear that you never got hurt too badly!

Hope the carb adjustments go well. Bikin lebih ngirit, ya?

Cheers!
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1967 Sears 125.....Primavera
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Wed May 02, 2012 2:18 am quote
Back to work
Going back to work today, aftrer almost completing the cannonball.
Pics to follow.

Sir Paul
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ET4 & GT160
Joined: 29 Nov 2011
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Location: S.West England
Wed May 02, 2012 2:30 am quote
Took delivery of (all delivered to my work too, poor postman lol):

Flywheel Puller Tool
Flywheel Holder Tool
Glue Gun & Glues Sticks
48 Bright White 12v LED's
12v Horn
Spark Plug Lead & Cap
CDI & Regulator
12v Wiring Loom
12v Switches & Brake Switch
Stand Feet
Suzuki Oil Tank (Retrofitting to my GT160 for Autolube)

Still to be delivered (hopefully this week):

Rear Light/Lens
Black Stand
Arancio 907 Paint (GT160 Colour)
Stator Plate & Flywheel
Kickstart
Woodruff Key Set (Clutch & Flywheel)

Been a busy week!
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Wed May 02, 2012 2:57 am quote
Just fitted my classicracks rear rack, very nice rack, me happy
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