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Oh Snap!
I don't have a lammy, but i'm going to do the knobbies and maybe a straight bar weld on the scoot. I'm so into this thread! I'm going totally opposite direction of Vader's clean scoots. Lord know all the imperfections my scoot has, now if it's covered with dirt and mud.......I can just blame everything on that!
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Rufi if you go knobbies and off road the chit out of it, you'll have not only my blessing, but I'll buy your 1st box of bandaids!, and I'll buy you some bad ass off road grips! do it man! we'll take it to the bear with the 185! Laughing emoticon
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Thanks for bringing this up. I'm having a ball researching it.

The Austrian technical museum has the entire photo archive from the 1960 ISDT online: http://www.technischesmuseum.at/motorsport-in-oesterreich/veranstaltung/articleid/2135

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A Polish Osa scooter:
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And now I'll quit bugging you with odd-scoots.
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This is where I learnt to ride as a kid. First on the super then on a honda c90. Both ex post office. I had one of those experiences of coming down a rise and sticking fast in a mud bog and being launched over the bars. I should have learnt by now to allow things to dry out after rain before riding there.
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I like that pic of the girl n chetak mud man.
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Was going to stay up at the top of the parking lot and risk getting towed.
Then I thought about this thread and went for it.
Steep gravel and mud is some crazy shit on S1 tyres!
Got stuck for a few seconds a couple of times.
Going back tomorrow...
Maybe I'll get a little wild next time...

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What would you change?
See there Will... wasn't that fun! And now you're hooked - I just love trail riding on a Vespa.
Now fold back or remove your mirror so you can go faster & I won't have to worry about you smacking it into a tree & getting it folded back for you. Ain't nobody behind you...

These pics & videos ARE getting to me, getting an itch.

So now I'm getting more & more stoked for a winter project building a frame up just for dirt riding. These are some of the random ideas that have occurred to me and I'm sure some will be stupid or impractical or doomed for some other reason, so fire away with your own suggestions or the problems you see in mine.

I was thinking about the widebody I posted earlier, it's not good enuff to restore, but maybe still too nice to make into a dirt bike. I can get a decently beat up Sprint very cheeep, with only a badly rusted floor & no motor. I was thinking of putting on a new 1/8" or 3/16" steel plate floor but leave off the reinforcing struts, to handle any ground contact. I'd also brace the frame to the column top.

The Sprint fork should be OK, I'd remove the mudguard anyway & see if I can maybe use a different shock & shock mount points to get more travel, then add a hugger. I have an electric start 150 motor w/ 10" wheels I'd try converting to 8" so I effectively get 'lower gearing' and I can run that 4.00x8 tractor tire. No kickstarter needed to catch on stuff too. Electric start is NICE when you're using both legs trying to stay upright.

At the back I'd stick the longest travel shock I could fit, moving the back of the motor down some and modify the pipe to clear. Maybe bring it over the top of the motor or over thru the toolbox cowl. High as I could route it I suppose.

I'm thinking of running all control cables outside the tunnel, on top of the floorboards tucked into the corner next to the tunnel.

Tractor seat probably. Match my back tire, right?

Needs to LOOK like a Vespa, so both cowls on & Euro Sprint headset w/ huge lite. Might cut down the floor a little, but full legshield for me.

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Other ideas welcome Eyelashes emoticon If/when I start, I'll prob do a project thread.
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Use a small frame.
Paint it flat black or camouflage it.
Throw on some dirt tyres.
Kit it out a little.
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Not mine, but some nice tires for someone's 8" dirtbike.
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Amazing thread!
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Found a pic of the scooter at the MX course
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Ooooh, getting air 2 up! Wha? emoticon

Jelly..
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http://thescooterdiaries.com

Check this out. This was the ultimate off-road scooter trek
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AND!! on a LD
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not me, my buddy jake
That's rad.. I love those tires!
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THOSE ARE SO EFFING RAD.
off to the snow races!
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^^^^ That is redonkulously sweet! I completely like it!

Maybe when the snow melts there's dirt here.
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^ totally cool Jinfu! you win!
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Ginchi, I'm up for that, are you game?
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Ginchi, I'm up for that, are you game?
Location is the difficult part. I've asked a few people but nothing as yet.
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That rock looks ominous

Guys' got some cohones
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Doing it in the dirt and in the air on 3 wheels.
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shit that looks fun.. like smashup derby ape racing
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Ginch wrote:
SubEtherBASS wrote:
Ginchi, I'm up for that, are you game?
Location is the difficult part. I've asked a few people but nothing as yet.
Definitely in Italy. I have been to few of those when... well, when I did not have gray hair..
We had races for mopeds (mostly Ciaos and Garellis) and Vespe. I never raced though. Never had the money to customize a scooter for that. Now I regret of course.
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mud
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Could this trip be done on a Vespa? What would happen as your altitude increased, need to change jets?
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