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PureDrivenSnow wrote:
If that is the origional paint, I wouldn't paint it.
I think i have no choice:
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It might not be origional paint. Should those bolts be painted and the leg shield texture seems a bit off?

I'd embrace those areas in the photo as "character".
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Not original paint. The legshield crack looks like filler.
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SoCalGuy wrote:
Not original paint. The legshield crack looks like filler.
Hmm oke thx. The seller told me it was the original paint. But i think he heard that form te previous owner. It was imported from Rome in 2005.

Now i know for sure i will do the paint job
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Minty "second hander"
My 50 special as purchased from 1st owner in Germany.
I was handed over the original payment/bill from the original purchase back in 1971...costing 1400 Deutsch Marks at the time.

The bell ringer and bar end blinkers had to go, since they are not mandatory at my location
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Bell ringer? What's that? Nice bike.
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Re: Minty "second hander"
Sakkerju wrote:
My 50 special as purchased from 1st owner in Germany.
Very nice!
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Long time no see everyone. Sorry I have been more of a FaceBooker than on here. I have some Small Frame specific questions and I will start a special thread for it. I wanted to post this picture here because it was something that happened this weekend and I am pretty darn stoked.

So Dan didn't think that I could get it done. I wanted Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to sign my Ciao and Smallie. They were doing a small town tour in WA. They stopped in our town. We sat out front of the march booth and I just started talking to anyone important looking. We saw the guys pull up and around the alley. I think we tugged enough at the producer of the Downtown music video that she caved and we were in! I came prepared with paint pens and cut the guys loose. We talked scooters for a minute, Ben really liked my Smallie and doodled on it for me.

We picked up this 1964 50N frame for $100 and are in the process of getting some excess wide body parts traded for a running 90cc engine. So that will make #8 for the garage in small frames. Dan picked up a Bravo for $100 within the last month also.
Maybe some of you recognize him.
Maybe some of you recognize him.
Had to bring a Moped for autographs.
Had to bring a Moped for autographs.
signed. He liked my bike.
signed. He liked my bike.
New to me frame.
New to me frame.
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1979 50 Special
Here's my 1979 Vespa 50 Special that I've had since 1979. Original paint, original scratches and crash damage from riding the hell out of it. Put a 102 Polini kit on it in '84, with a 19/19 carb and 125 straight cut gears.

I rode it all over Europe, taking it on several long trips. I love this bike.
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Since the snow and ice is mostly gone, I gassed up the smallie and went for a little 25 mile ride!
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Here you go Voodoo, for posterity.
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Here you go Voodoo, for posterity.
ahh this red smallie again, why its so different with the red one i have Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Here you go Voodoo, for posterity.
Friggin beautiful..
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My SmallState!

In the December 2016 Magazine it was the raffle bike for the Dallas Classic rally.
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Looking for a spare tire holder for the Primavera. SIP has a few, but the descriptions are dimensions are confusing. Any recommendations?

Thx all. Happy 4th!
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Perfect, thx!
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Looking for a spare tire holder for the Primavera. SIP has a few, but the descriptions are dimensions are confusing. Any recommendations?

Thx all. Happy 4th!
is it 5 lug open? or 4 lug closed? Primmy is Open and 5 lug mostly. we use this one on SIP for all of the 5 lug open rim smallies

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/spare+wheel+holder+cuppini+_90951000
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new here / first NSM!
Hello everyone! This is my first post here. I just bought my first NSM bike and after browsing this forum for a while in search of info, I figured I'd pop in and say hi. I don't even have my plates yet and am learning how to ride it (after a year on a beater 50cc twist and go), but I'm learning more every day and it's all very exciting! Here's my 74 Primavera -

p.s. any other Boston folks here?

- shannon
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I got this '81 100 Sport a couple months ago as a beater & future project bike.
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Nice 2 tone there!
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My orange!
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My orange!
I applaud your taste! My SF is orange too
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So tempting and only $159 shipped to my door.
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Looks like maybe a Quatrini knock off. Should I? Linky w/ lots more pics: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Super-quality-cc-vespa-ceramic-vespa-cylinder-55-9MM-cylinder/32815340835.html
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Do it! It's for Science, right? Plus it says Super quality.
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If it's the same as this...

https://www.avotecnica.com/cilindro-e-pistone-pro-cup-3-con-testa-in-alluminio-nicasil-vespa-et3-56mm-p-1292.html

Lots of guys in Europe run this Pro Cup kit and I haven't read anything terrible about it.
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Go for it Terry. What's the worst that could happen?
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has any body ever fitted an anti dive fork link on a primavera
if so what did you think of the result pro's and cons
thanks
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has any body ever fitted an anti dive fork link on a primavera
if so what did you think of the result pro's and cons
thanks
In order to make anti-dive work the brake shoes or caliper must be free to rotate around the axle as they do in the P and PK fork. On the older small frame fork the shoes mount direct to the trailing link, making them pro dive, and anti-dive impossible. unless...

One thing that could be done would be to remove the stops and turn the fork around 180 deg. This would make it leading link and the braking force would then lift the front end, making it anti-dive.

The P and PK forks are neutral with regards to dive, so there is zero dive from the braking force and the only dive you get is from weight transfer.
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I am resurrecting this thread after Terry (V oodoo) suggested on posting these here. I have come across on two NOS smallie battery doors on our shop's basement. My father can't remember on how or when he got them. It is also strange for US market parts to exist in Greece. Maybe we had a customer long time ago with a US market smallie and never came to get them, I really don't know. Before selling those on eBay, maybe someone is interested or need one. I am asking 70EUR - 80EUR (80$ - 90$) for each one. Maybe it's too much, I really don't know, but I've seen them reach up to 300$. Terry offered to bring them to the US and ship them to anyone who is interested or else I have to see for shipping costs. Anyways, if anyone is interested, send me a pm and we will arrange something. Thanks...
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PM sent!
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145490 is battery flap for 50 Elestart and US models from 1968. The horizontal lines on the latch handle indicate 1979 or newer, so there's that. Those are for US market 1979/1980 100 Sport 50 Special over here.
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I could measure them. Maybe they were mislabeled that's why they ended up in Greece. If you take a closer look the second one's code has been erased and the code written on refers to a PK door. But from the looks of them they seem correct...
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wOw!
Safis hits jackpot!

Hey SoCal, how about take a pic of your battery door to compare? It's definitely off an '80 50 Special, but is the same shape as the one on my Primavera which I wish I had a closeup pic of available to compare the latch detail. PK doors are completely different w/ no external latch.
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Here you go. Looks right to me.
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SaFiS wrote:
I am resurrecting this thread after Terry (V oodoo) suggested on posting these here. I have come across on two NOS smallie battery doors on our shop's basement. My father can't remember on how or when he got them. It is also strange for US market parts to exist in Greece. Maybe we had a customer long time ago with a US market smallie and never came to get them, I really don't know. Before selling those on eBay, maybe someone is interested or need one. I am asking 70EUR - 80EUR (80$ - 90$) for each one. Maybe it's too much, I really don't know, but I've seen them reach up to 300$. Terry offered to bring them to the US and ship them to anyone who is interested or else I have to see for shipping costs. Anyways, if anyone is interested, send me a pm and we will arrange something. Thanks...
I am quite possibly interested in one of these if they have not been spoken for. My husband and I visit Terry every so often....
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Sorry, but Terry and Mike grabbed them already. Terry will be bringing them with him when he comes back...
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Smallie p0rn from Fabbri Racing...
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Fabbri has som cool stuff. But that is porn for the eyes.
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