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Sat, 16 Jul 2022 20:27:58 +0000

Hooked
Vespa GTS 250 , Baotian 70cc rat scooter, Yamaha V50M 1979
Joined: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:14:34 +0000
Posts: 477
Location: Wales
 
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Hooked
Vespa GTS 250 , Baotian 70cc rat scooter, Yamaha V50M 1979
Joined: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:14:34 +0000
Posts: 477
Location: Wales
Sat, 16 Jul 2022 20:27:58 +0000 quote
Normally use an ET4 but occasionally nice to take out the luverly jubbily Rat 50cc boosted to 70cc. Bought in a batch of 3 scooters for £30 each from the scrap yard and this one was the only one with reg doc and keys. The Vespa got stripped of engine and parts and kept for future project and spares and rest scrapped as couldn't justify getting a reg doc for the work needed. The other done up and sold on can't remember what make though.
Anyhow for local runs this does fine with over 16,000k on it built as cheaply as possible to see what can be done. No expense spared on wood filler, stitching the plastic panels back together, parcel tape and old bits of fibre glass sheet found dumped up the road. Vacuum feed replaced with proper on/off/reserve tap as no working fuel sender and fully road legal with mot and road tax or whatever they call it these days for just under £105. Sits for months and starts easier than Vespa.🙂
Made a good run out for our takeaway to night.









Sun, 24 Jul 2022 23:33:31 +0000

Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 14:09:48 +0000
Posts: 1705
Location: Hyde Park, New York
 
Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 14:09:48 +0000
Posts: 1705
Location: Hyde Park, New York
Sun, 24 Jul 2022 23:33:31 +0000 quote
Well done. The 50cc 39QMB is a pretty tough unit. Even here I've seen several of them with over 10k miles. Keep up the good work.
OP
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:40:54 +0000

Hooked
Vespa GTS 250 , Baotian 70cc rat scooter, Yamaha V50M 1979
Joined: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:14:34 +0000
Posts: 477
Location: Wales
 
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Hooked
Vespa GTS 250 , Baotian 70cc rat scooter, Yamaha V50M 1979
Joined: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:14:34 +0000
Posts: 477
Location: Wales
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:40:54 +0000 quote
kz1000ST wrote:
Well done. The 50cc 39QMB is a pretty tough unit. Even here I've seen several of them with over 10k miles. Keep up the good work.
Thank for that, I am sure to find another one up there over winter. Just taking this one to a environmental festival to show what can be recycled etc and repurposed for those of limited fund's during this transition to electric power or yogurt powered transport whatever the next trend is 😊
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:51:27 +0000

Ossessionato
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 08:14:34 +0000
Posts: 2047
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Ossessionato
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 08:14:34 +0000
Posts: 2047
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:51:27 +0000 quote
In many Asian countries, cobbling together bits of old scooter into a useful item of everyday transport is the norm. Well done for repurposing it Graham.
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:36:26 +0000

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: Fri, 06 May 2011 09:26:25 +0000
Posts: 3899
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: Fri, 06 May 2011 09:26:25 +0000
Posts: 3899
Location: Staffordshire England
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:36:26 +0000 quote
grahamlml wrote:
Bought in a batch of 3 scooters for £30 each from the scrap yard and this one was the only one with reg doc and keys
you woz robbed

I love Ratters!
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 05:25:48 +0000

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: Fri, 06 May 2011 09:26:25 +0000
Posts: 3899
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: Fri, 06 May 2011 09:26:25 +0000
Posts: 3899
Location: Staffordshire England
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 05:25:48 +0000 quote
Sorry to hijack your thread Graham, but 'Scooter but not Vespa' just seemed ideal place to drop this pic I took yesterday of a pristine Suzuki Roadie 125 I saw at Shobdon Airfield, showing none of its 37 years oldness! 💙



OP
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 10:28:43 +0000

Hooked
Vespa GTS 250 , Baotian 70cc rat scooter, Yamaha V50M 1979
Joined: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:14:34 +0000
Posts: 477
Location: Wales
 
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Hooked
Vespa GTS 250 , Baotian 70cc rat scooter, Yamaha V50M 1979
Joined: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:14:34 +0000
Posts: 477
Location: Wales
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 10:28:43 +0000 quote
fleece wrote:
Sorry to hijack your thread Graham, but 'Scooter but not Vespa' just seemed ideal place to drop this pic I took yesterday of a pristine Suzuki Roadie 125 I saw at Shobdon Airfield, showing none of its 37 years oldness! 💙
Not hijacked at all Fleece a good thread for others to put non Vespa/Piaggio pics.
Keep em coming. 😊
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