Sun, 22 Dec 2013 01:03:33 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 01:03:33 +0000 quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Vader19 wrote:
T5bitza69 wrote:
oops where ya been hiding that .... need more pix of the rearsets n bars n the whole thing ..... that mirror looks useful
Right? that thing looks killer.. road warrior small frame, only nice lookin'!.. I'd love to see more pics.
Started a project thread: UnStealth
That's awesome! Thank you! and that picture is killer! What else you been hiding! Awesome bike man! thanks for the thread!
OP
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:18:24 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:18:24 +0000 quote
Yes, great build thread w/ lots of interesting tricks.

AND it would seem that I need to send Patrick a sweet reward for posting the best pic on the front page.
I was leaning towards Jimmy cuz he's obviously having the best time w/ a fine old scoot at one of my favorite places, the waterfront.

Sorry Jimmy, but the response to this:



is thru the roof.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:39:01 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:39:01 +0000 quote
Patrick and scoots is way above my pay grade.

No comp.

I just ride alot.

That pic of me was on the set of Nite n Day at long beach.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:24:43 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:24:43 +0000 quote
here's me on my PK at rides of march in 08



however, this for some reason is one of my favorite shots:



note: it was taken more than a month later, i just happen to almost always wear the same thing.

what i'd really like to find is the photo of patrick and i riding side by side somewhere in the marin headlands, i know it's floating around somewhere...

what is astonishing is: how much smaller the unstealth is than my PK when side by side (not to mention how much of a better rider he is than i am!).

best,
-greasy
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:30:26 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:30:26 +0000 quote
[quote="greasy125"]here's me on my PK at rides of march in 08


You look cold.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:38:18 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:38:18 +0000 quote
scootermarc69 wrote:
You look cold.
only my balls, only my balls.

everything else was warm and toasty.

all kidding aside it was a little crisp that day, but not nearly as bad as that year it rained when we rode wayyyy the fuck out to BFE... i had to turn around and go back to SLO cuz my helmet was totally soaked and dripping water down the back of my neck and into my jacket! took the fwy the WHOLE way back...

-g
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 05:34:16 +0000 quote
Out of 12 people who made it to Atascadero that year, three were actually crying. I was proud.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:02:59 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:02:59 +0000 quote
This was from a 60's Vescony catalog found in the glovebox of a GS160 I acquired. A lot of neat stuff in the catalog. Some of it I had seen before, some I had not. Why can't they make single serving oil like that anymore. Truly space-age.

The top image pertains to small frame, the rest does not, but who gives a shit - its Saturday! I plan to archive this as a PDF later in the week as the pamphlet it literally falling apart.















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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:16:44 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:16:44 +0000 quote
Here is one of my next builds for a racer. I hope to get back working on it this winter.



Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:28:33 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:28:33 +0000 quote
Looking good greasy. I love pk almost as much as T5
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:24:39 +0000

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:24:39 +0000 quote
My old PK125....



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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:32:55 +0000 quote
sdjohn wrote:
...
Then I made a diagram showing all the case bolts and whether a nut or a bolt head faced the flywheel side. I took measurements of the bolts as they came out and noted them on the sheet for later.



-John
Figured I would repost this here for future reference, instead of Random tricks & tips cuz it's just for smallies

Thanks John, good one
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:21:17 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:21:17 +0000 quote
I just picked up this little guy, so I thought that I would share. It's a 1974 US Spec Primavera.

It's in great original shape as far as I've seen... just needs some love.

Anyone holding original indicators? I'm also missing one of those pyramid looking brackets that the indicators mount on.



Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:36:41 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:36:41 +0000 quote
Ive got a couple projects in front of me and then im getting the 'cow' out.



Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:56:16 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:56:16 +0000 quote
V oodoo wrote:
sdjohn wrote:
...
Then I made a diagram showing all the case bolts and whether a nut or a bolt head faced the flywheel side. I took measurements of the bolts as they came out and noted them on the sheet for later.



-John
Figured I would repost this here for future reference, instead of Random tricks & tips cuz it's just for smallies

Thanks John, good one
No problem. N = nut, B = bolt head The lengths of the 2 missing ones are unknown because they are studs and I haven't finished splitting it.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:26:33 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:26:33 +0000 quote
Here's The wifes new 125 Motovespa Primavera,
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:45:38 +0000

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:45:38 +0000 quote
so shiny


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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:09:47 +0000 quote
My diagram above sucks. It's missing a bolt! Of course I took the missing bolt out and recorded it as the wrong number, so it's all jacked up. When I put it back together, maybe I'll make another.
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:41:37 +0000 quote
Wish

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:27:51 +0000 quote
1974 US specs, original.









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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:48:16 +0000 quote
Good Book
I recently bought the book by Mark Paxton....

How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters

It's excellent. Plenty of color photos for a complete strip down and restoration of a smallie
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:34:06 +0000

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:34:06 +0000 quote
How rare are the US spec Primavera's, T3's, and ET3's ??

I need
xkrebstarx wrote:
I just picked up this little guy, so I thought that I would share. It's a 1974 US Spec Primavera.


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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:36:44 +0000 quote
Soooo - i'll be getting started on this project soon, I could do a seperate thread on it?


Still wet in paint booth


In paintbooth nr 2


Metallic matt "opaco blu scuro"


In sunlight


*Every* other part would be (matt) black (not all parts in this pic are for a V50 though ;)

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:44:38 +0000

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:44:38 +0000 quote
mr10 wrote:
Soooo - i'll be getting started on this project soon, I could do a seperate thread on it?
i'm sure graphic smallframe porn is allways welcome
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:48:10 +0000

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:48:10 +0000 quote
You know I love that Mr.10.. looks like it'll be sick!
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:57:09 +0000 quote
Oliver Tamborine wrote:
How rare are the US spec Primavera's, T3's, and ET3's ??

I need
The Primaveras and 100 Sports are not rare on the East Coast. I see loads of them. More smallframes and Allstates than proper largeframes here. There's a few '64 V90s for sale in my area right now at decent prices. I'd pick one up, but life is in the way right now.
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:22:50 +0000 quote
Ummmm... Mr10, your color, I want it!

Best combination of blue, black and semi gloss I've ever seen, and on a very well prepped frame.

Congrats on a top notch job!
Fri, 02 May 2014 20:42:05 +0000

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Fri, 02 May 2014 20:42:05 +0000 quote
Here's my 1966 Vespa 125 Nuova.



/Johan
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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:05:03 +0000 quote
Here ist my 1977 Primavera. Italian spec. in original paint.

Currently, I am working on it, to bring it back on the road. It was parked for 20 years in a garage.





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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:01:14 +0000 quote
efendi wrote:
Here ist my 1977 Primavera. Italian spec. in original paint.

Currently, I am working on it, to bring it back on the road. It was parked for 20 years in a garage.


Out of curiosity...what does the 90 roundel denote....is it kph perhaps?


.
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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:38:03 +0000 quote
wanten wrote:
Here's my 1966 Vespa 125 Nuova.



/Johan
tastes just like root beer . love the color
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:57:34 +0000

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:57:34 +0000 quote
Fabio Dougie wrote:
efendi wrote:
Here ist my 1977 Primavera. Italian spec. in original paint.

Currently, I am working on it, to bring it back on the road. It was parked for 20 years in a garage.


Out of curiosity...what does the 90 roundel denote....is it kph perhaps?


.
The possible topspeed in km/h, I guess. I think it was a law in Italy, to mark the slower traffic.
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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:23:24 +0000 quote
efendi wrote:
The possible topspeed in km/h, I guess. I think it was a law in Italy, to mark the slower traffic.
That could be fun to mark up tuned bikes in a similar fashion with a "130" or "140".
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:26:01 +0000 quote
My small frames.


1983


1970


1975


1978

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:42:08 +0000 quote
Looks like your 78 is the same colour as my 79





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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:54:13 +0000 quote
pretty rod_r!!!
it is sand blasted and primed, getting rust holes welded up and a new flat green paint job.
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:42:18 +0000 quote
His N Hers
66's



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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:04:42 +0000 quote
Half ass luv rubs
Geez Bart, what a lovely pair. I think I like hers better, w/ the silver wheels & real deal seat.

Here's a few pics of the 50N I'm just finishing up finally. I just did half of it kinda rough so far on the original blue paint revival, thought ppl might like to see the difference.

I think this was the least Vespa they ever sold, if not the cheapest. NO speedo, NO brake lite, NO metal floor trim, THREE speed and I believe the smallest tires sold on a production Vespa, 2.75x9. Yup, the TIRE is smaller than a 3.50x8. Narrower, about the same OD and a bigger ID resulting in a whole lot less rubber. This thing was built CHEAP.


as found


topless


rubbed


not rubbed


half & half


ditto


no longer topless, new DR70, 19 carb & a loud ratty pipe.
Ha HA, outa control on those tiny 9's, but I have the conversion rims to put 10's on it, which I hope the motor can now pull.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:14:11 +0000 quote
Nice Vüdü! I frakin' love small frames! stock, good, shitty whatever.. they're just cool!
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:17:13 +0000 quote
Thanks. Yeah, this one is a blast, but not scary fast.

And you think your smallie is nimble compared to your big ones, try these skinny little 9's if you ever get a chance. Tiny tires? This is like the Austin Mini of Vespas, gocart/roller skate. I'd love to keep 'em but they're way too old w/ small cracks showing and nearly impossible to source.


giant 3.00x10 along side on Mercato adapter rim


they're really not much fatter than my mountain bike tires are

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