Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:21 am

Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1097
Location: S.Salem, NY
 
Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1097
Location: S.Salem, NY
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:21 am linkquote
I get it now. There's no way that thing steers. I wonder if it's fixed and they just haul it around and set it up.
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:27 am

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8444
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8444
Location: seattle/athens
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:27 am linkquote
Bah, I'd make the whole box pivot to steer. SLOWLY though, eh!

But you may well be right. Is that center stand just for insurance? Or the only way to hold that contraption up?
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:41 am

Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1097
Location: S.Salem, NY
 
Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1097
Location: S.Salem, NY
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:41 am linkquote
Strangely enough, I just rode the Blue Badge home from town following a trailer with a three-wheeled box bicycle thing like this on it. Like some 'food bikes' I see on the web, the pivot was centered underneath between the wheels and the steering handle swings with the box.
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:07 am

Hooked
MP3 250 / Vespa S50
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 125
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Hooked
MP3 250 / Vespa S50
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 125
Location: Toronto, Canada
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:07 am linkquote
V oodoo asked me to share a bit on the '79 Vespa 100. Italian people like doing Italian stuff surrounded by Italian things, so I put my Vespa in my kitchen and chase people around the house with food (not on the bike, at least not yet...)





I also made a video walkaround of this Vespa about 3 years ago... My production quality was pretty bad back then BUT for those curious about these old sweethearts, I went over some of the unique things about Vespas then versus now. Just wanted to do my part to document a little piece of history.

Speaking of old sweethearts, that's my 12+ year old doggo.

Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:00 am

Hooked
Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 283
Location: Planet Earth
 
Hooked
Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 283
Location: Planet Earth
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:00 am linkquote
This is my Motovespa PK XL 75. It had spent its life in Barcelona, Spain for its 34 years, it has 10,000 miles on clock. I took hands of it in August this year, it passed its MOT test with no advisory and was finally registered with a UK 'D' plate in October. It needed new stator, brakes, tyres, back light work, front shock, carb tear down, petrol tank clean and some various fixes on broken plastic lugs. Its original paint with many battle scars but adds to its patina. Fitted with a 20mm SHBL carb as standard and a BGM pro bigbox it zips along up to 50mph, fuel economy is a whopping 140mpg. Its very light and for around town, short 8 mile runs perfect for buzzing from a to b. Next year its likely to be receiving a 51mm crank and a polini 130 kit with upgear and engine recondition. Find myself using it more than my DR177 of late as kyboshed my lower back and its easy for me to handle until backs sorted.


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