Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:42 am

Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Location: Hertford, North Carolina
 
Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:42 am linkquote
Well, guess who has Gone Vintage? Almost.

I went to Scoot Richmond yesterday and came home with a 1981 V5B3T Vespa 50 Special. It has been Malossified to 136cc. The test ride was sweet. Lots of giddyup. I have to get used to the foot brake. My GTS doesn't have one but my Sportique back in the '60s did.


Front view


Rear view


Sitting in the snow

Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:44 am

Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
 
Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:44 am linkquote
After her indoors saw it sitting out there she took pity.


Inside

Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:52 am

Molto Verboso
borrowed time
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Location: inland empire
 
Molto Verboso
borrowed time
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Location: inland empire
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:52 am linkquote
Nice....that look great.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:07 am

nothing at all
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Location: westla
 
nothing at all
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:07 am linkquote
Frikkin sweet.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:10 am

Ossessionato
Chetak
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Posts: 2033
Location: New Mexico
 
Ossessionato
Chetak
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:10 am linkquote
Oooo Sweet! Very Nice. 8) R
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:15 am

Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Posts: 1879
Location: Virginia, USA, from London, England
 
Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:15 am linkquote
Proper tasty. Love it.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:42 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 5149
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:42 am linkquote
Nice looking scoot. And you got balls for riding in the snow.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:51 am

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:51 am linkquote
Nice scooter. Clean garage too.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:06 am

Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
 
Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:06 am linkquote
I just got back from a quick spin around the block. That little thing handles nice. A bit of a wheelie in first gear. I am so looking forward to my first rally with it.

Question: It has a tendency to slip out of fourth. Is that rider error?

I thought I might be hanging on to the grip too tight as I have not grown accustomed to the difference between it and my GTS.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 am

Molto Verboso
Mia Dolce II 2017 GTV 300, Ragazzo Vespa 946, Il Pazzo BV 350, & Mia Dolce GTV 250 -sold-
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Molto Verboso
Mia Dolce II 2017 GTV 300, Ragazzo Vespa 946, Il Pazzo BV 350, & Mia Dolce GTV 250 -sold-
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 am linkquote
Don't crash it before I get to ride it. Beware the Ides of March!
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:51 pm

Ossessionato
a lambretta or two
Joined: 31 Mar 2012
Posts: 3726
Location: San Francisco
 
Ossessionato
a lambretta or two
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Location: San Francisco
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:51 pm linkquote
Definitely need more pictures of it parked.



Looks like a nice scooter.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:58 pm

Addicted
Vespa PX200
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 621
Location: Sydney, Australia
 
Addicted
Vespa PX200
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:58 pm linkquote
That's a really nice bike. Someone must have done a LOT of work on it as I didn't think the 50cc could be taken all the way to 136cc. Maybe they started with 90cc in the first place. It also seems to have the semi-dropped handlebar of the SS90 (perhaps the 50 Special came with those bars as standard - someone'll know).

Whatever, it looks sweet
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:26 pm

Ossessionato
2017 BMW R1200GS and 2010 Vespa GTS 250 (shared)
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Posts: 4213
Location: San Diego
 
Ossessionato
2017 BMW R1200GS and 2010 Vespa GTS 250 (shared)
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:26 pm linkquote
Congratulations. Beautiful.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:53 pm

Hooked
GTS 300 Super Sport SE
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 233
Location: Florence, Alabama
 
Hooked
GTS 300 Super Sport SE
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Location: Florence, Alabama
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:53 pm linkquote
Raputtak wrote:
I just got back from a quick spin around the block. That little thing handles nice. A bit of a wheelie in first gear. I am so looking forward to my first rally with it.

Question: It has a tendency to slip out of fourth. Is that rider error?

I thought I might be hanging on to the grip too tight as I have not grown accustomed to the difference between it and my GTS.
Popping out of 4th sounds like a worn cruciform to me. Good looking scoot. Congrats on the purchase.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:03 pm

Molto Verboso
07 LX50
Joined: 10 Feb 2013
Posts: 1977

 
Molto Verboso
07 LX50
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Posts: 1977

Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:03 pm linkquote
Popping out of 4th sounds like a worn cruciform to me. Good looking scoot. Congrats on the purchase.[/quote]

But it just came out of a shop.Were they inside it or did they just get it n flip it?
Maybe 25* had something to do with it.
Wait till you can't find rear break on the GTS,lol Nice!
Was that you that bought 946 that got wrecked in Richmond ?
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:19 pm

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Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:19 pm linkquote
- if the twist grip selector (up at the headset) is not lined up right then the inner gear wheel can touch things = pop out of 4th

if adjusting the gear cables (under engine) doesn't help this issue than it could be another issue:
- make sure the two gear cables are not too tight and "fighting" each other = there should be a slight amount of wiggle with the left hand before either cable is under tension.

nice ride...!!

get one of these asap:


http://www.sip-scootershop.com/EN/Products/56016500/Rear+Light+SIEM+for+Vespa+.aspx?_country=E993AB67-6807-4109-BBED-F6374EBF9F9B&gpc_origin=pla&gpc_feed_alias=us&gpc_pid=56016500&gclid=CNHEvKm9rLwCFWVxQgodoEcAYA

there are cheaper plastic ones available but this metal one is way nice and shall make that small frame one sick looking ride...!!
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:35 pm

Hooked
p200
Joined: 02 Oct 2013
Posts: 157
Location: Tujunga, Southern Cali..
 
Hooked
p200
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Posts: 157
Location: Tujunga, Southern Cali..
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:35 pm linkquote
Con grads on the bike.. You know they say once you vintage.. Plastic just feels cheap..
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:17 pm

Hooked
1967 VBC 150 (Sold) 2013 SYM Wolf Classic (Write-off) 2005 PX150 2016 Primavera 150
Joined: 23 Jul 2013
Posts: 158
Location: Toronto
 
Hooked
1967 VBC 150 (Sold) 2013 SYM Wolf Classic (Write-off) 2005 PX150 2016 Primavera 150
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Location: Toronto
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:17 pm linkquote
+1 on the cross, probably worn out. You should check out the engine anyways on your new purchase make sure things are correct, no worn parts, etc. Cheers! Nice scoot
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:41 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6508
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:41 pm linkquote
Nice acquisition there! Have fun with it, keep us posted on your gear issue.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:59 pm

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:59 pm linkquote
That's dope.. I agree w/ Spider about the tail light.. but regardless it looks tight! Cheers
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:02 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
 
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T5s
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Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:02 am linkquote
stealth
nice .... but agree with the rear light .... n that zorst could do wi some vht .... if ya cant be arse ill come over n take it of ya hands
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:06 am

Ossessionato
a lambretta or two
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Location: San Francisco
 
Ossessionato
a lambretta or two
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Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:06 am linkquote
TCC wrote:
That's a really nice bike. Someone must have done a LOT of work on it as I didn't think the 50cc could be taken all the way to 136cc. Maybe they started with 90cc in the first place. It also seems to have the semi-dropped handlebar of the SS90 (perhaps the 50 Special came with those bars as standard - someone'll know).

Huh?
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:48 am

Foiled
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Location: Weaverville, NC
 
Foiled
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Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:48 am linkquote
Removed





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Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:17 am

Molto Verboso
2011 300GTV
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1732
Location: Agate Fossil Beds, Nebraska
 
Molto Verboso
2011 300GTV
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Location: Agate Fossil Beds, Nebraska
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:17 am linkquote
I like in the pic,,,, the Vespa gets the only shoveled portion of the drive.
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:26 am

Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
 
Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:26 am linkquote
Re: stealth
T5bitza69 wrote:
nice .... but agree with the rear light .... n that zorst could do wi some vht .... if ya cant be arse ill come over n take it of ya hands
Although I spent some years in Lancashire, I don't talks Yorks. Can you translate this into English, please Bitsa? Ee by gum...
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:03 am

Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
Joined: 07 Oct 2010
Posts: 4630
Location: Dublin
 
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:03 am linkquote
Your exhaust could do with a clean and a good coat of hight temp paint.I know some northerners
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:27 am

Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
 
Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
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Location: Hertford, North Carolina
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:27 am linkquote
jackson85 wrote:
Your exhaust could do with a clean and a good coat of hight temp paint.I know some northerners
Yes, but it's the white roses I don't understand!
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:57 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 17005
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:57 am linkquote
bbq
cock on jacko
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:28 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:28 am linkquote
thats a sweet smallie mate
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:19 am

Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
 
Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
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Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:19 am linkquote
Oh Man! You bought that Tim! You got a good find right there. I've been around that thing while it was getting buttoned up and it's just as clean inside as it is out. The drop bars are awesome too. Really glad for ya! Bring it to Dogwood Rally? See ya soon!
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:56 am

Hooked
1985 T5, 1978 50 Special, 1985 Honda Elite 150, 1965 Honda C100, 2007 Vino 125
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Posts: 336
Location: Home of the Mayo Clinic
 
Hooked
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:56 am linkquote
spiderwebb wrote:
- if the twist grip selector (up at the headset) is not lined up right then the inner gear wheel can touch things = pop out of 4th

if adjusting the gear cables (under engine) doesn't help this issue than it could be another issue:
- make sure the two gear cables are not too tight and "fighting" each other = there should be a slight amount of wiggle with the left hand before either cable is under tension.

nice ride...!!

get one of these asap:


http://www.sip-scootershop.com/EN/Products/56016500/Rear+Light+SIEM+for+Vespa+.aspx?_country=E993AB67-6807-4109-BBED-F6374EBF9F9B&gpc_origin=pla&gpc_feed_alias=us&gpc_pid=56016500&gclid=CNHEvKm9rLwCFWVxQgodoEcAYA

there are cheaper plastic ones available but this metal one is way nice and shall make that small frame one sick looking ride...!!
Is this one similar to that one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VESPA-125-150-SUPER-150-SPRINT-150-GL150-SS180-TAIL-LIGHT-CHROME-SET-/320927897065
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:01 am

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:01 am linkquote
this is my favorite tail light for the 50 special.. (look great on a P too)

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/rear+light+bosatta+for+vespa+_56520000
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:17 am

Addicted
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Posts: 629

 
Addicted
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:17 am linkquote
nope
that is a link to a larger Super rear light
those look good on Stellas and others rides with those funky large euro lens
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:18 am

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:18 am linkquote
He's talking about Your link.. not mine!
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:21 am

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Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:21 am linkquote
[quote="Vader19"]this is my favorite tail light for the 50 special.. (look great on a P too)

]
that does look nice and is a lot cheaper
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:57 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:57 am linkquote
varning
got a v50 light for me rebuild but they dont come with a brake light .... so ya need to butcher it .... i have a light to fit in it .... also they dont have a plate light either
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:11 pm

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Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:11 pm linkquote
Re: varning
T5bitza69 wrote:
got a v50 light for me rebuild but they don't come with a brake light .... so ya need to butcher it .... i have a light to fit in it .... also they don't have a plate light either
sure they do
what re you talking about...??

the OG v50//90's had 2 bulbs (torpedo type)
one stayed on and lit the plate and was at the same time a running light

the other was for braking
both were like 5 or 7 watts
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:29 pm

Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
Joined: 07 Oct 2010
Posts: 4630
Location: Dublin
 
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:29 pm linkquote
Think the 50n had no brake light bitsa. Maybe that's the one you got
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:36 pm

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:36 pm linkquote
The one I linked has no brake light.. you have to add one.. doable.
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:52 am

Molto Verboso
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Location: NC, USA
 
Molto Verboso
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:52 am linkquote
...and the light was good and it looks good in the light with that light.
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