Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:03 pm

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:03 pm linkquote
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!
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:18 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:18 pm linkquote
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.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:39 pm

nothing at all
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Posts: 9656
Location: westla
 
nothing at all
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Posts: 9656
Location: westla
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:39 pm linkquote
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.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:24 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11097
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Posts: 11097
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:24 pm linkquote
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
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 24 Jan 2008
Posts: 2060
Location: Santa Margarita,Ca.
 
Ossessionato
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Location: Santa Margarita,Ca.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:30 pm linkquote
[quote="greasy125"]here's me on my PK at rides of march in 08


You look cold.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:38 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11097
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Posts: 11097
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:38 pm linkquote
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
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:34 pm

Ossessionato
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Location: Santa Margarita,Ca.
 
Ossessionato
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Location: Santa Margarita,Ca.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:34 pm linkquote
Out of 12 people who made it to Atascadero that year, three were actually crying. I was proud.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:02 pm

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Mostly Lambrettisti
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Posts: 648
Location: SF, CA
 
Addicted
Mostly Lambrettisti
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Location: SF, CA
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:02 pm linkquote
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 Dec 22, 2013 7:16 am

Hooked
Smallframe Vespas
Joined: 28 Sep 2010
Posts: 124
Location: Belvidere,Illinois
 
Hooked
Smallframe Vespas
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Posts: 124
Location: Belvidere,Illinois
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:16 am linkquote
Here is one of my next builds for a racer. I hope to get back working on it this winter.



Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:28 pm

Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
Joined: 07 Oct 2010
Posts: 4630
Location: Dublin
 
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Posts: 4630
Location: Dublin
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:28 pm linkquote
Looking good greasy. I love pk almost as much as T5
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:24 pm

Scooter Pimp
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3098
Location: England
 
Scooter Pimp
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Posts: 3098
Location: England
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:24 pm linkquote
My old PK125....



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Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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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
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 pm linkquote
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 Jan 21, 2014 7:21 am

Molto Verboso
1966 Bluebadge, 1974 Super 150
Joined: 03 Jun 2013
Posts: 1117
Location: New York City
 
Molto Verboso
1966 Bluebadge, 1974 Super 150
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Location: New York City
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:21 am linkquote
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 Jan 21, 2014 7:36 am

nothing at all
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Location: westla
 
nothing at all
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Location: westla
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:36 am linkquote
Ive got a couple projects in front of me and then im getting the 'cow' out.



Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:56 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5853
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:56 am linkquote
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 Jan 21, 2014 10:26 am

Hooked
Vespa Rally 200/1967 Lambretta SX150,1979 P200E.1981 Primavera 125.
Joined: 05 Dec 2012
Posts: 165
Location: NORFOLK,ENGLAND
 
Hooked
Vespa Rally 200/1967 Lambretta SX150,1979 P200E.1981 Primavera 125.
Joined: 05 Dec 2012
Posts: 165
Location: NORFOLK,ENGLAND
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:26 am linkquote
Here's The wifes new 125 Motovespa Primavera,
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 5109
Location: west aus
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
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Location: west aus
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:45 pm linkquote
so shiny


Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:09 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5853
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:09 pm linkquote
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.
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:41 am

Foiled
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Posts: 1247
Location: Weaverville, NC
 
Foiled
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Posts: 1247
Location: Weaverville, NC
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:41 am linkquote
Wish

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Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:27 pm

Molto Verboso
'61 GS150Cushman '63 GS160, '74 Primavera, '77 Rally 200,'80 P200E '05 PX150,'13 946,'64 Vyatka VP150,'77 Vyatka-Elektron,'07 GTS250, '63Tula200M
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Posts: 1127

 
Molto Verboso
'61 GS150Cushman '63 GS160, '74 Primavera, '77 Rally 200,'80 P200E '05 PX150,'13 946,'64 Vyatka VP150,'77 Vyatka-Elektron,'07 GTS250, '63Tula200M
Joined: 13 Nov 2012
Posts: 1127

Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:27 pm linkquote
1974 US specs, original.









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Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:48 pm

Addicted
1990's 50s + DR 85
Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 558
Location: auckland, new zealand
 
Addicted
1990's 50s + DR 85
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Posts: 558
Location: auckland, new zealand
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:48 pm linkquote
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
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:34 pm

Enthusiast
p125x
Joined: 15 Apr 2014
Posts: 78
Location: SoCal
 
Enthusiast
p125x
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Posts: 78
Location: SoCal
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:34 pm linkquote
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.


Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:36 pm

Hooked
150 GLx, Rally 200
Joined: 09 Jun 2013
Posts: 256
Location: Netherlands
 
Hooked
150 GLx, Rally 200
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Posts: 256
Location: Netherlands
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:36 pm linkquote
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 Apr 30, 2014 8:44 am

Enthusiast
p125x
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Location: SoCal
 
Enthusiast
p125x
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Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:44 am linkquote
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 Apr 30, 2014 8:48 am

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:48 am linkquote
You know I love that Mr.10.. looks like it'll be sick!
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:57 am

Molto Verboso
1966 Bluebadge, 1974 Super 150
Joined: 03 Jun 2013
Posts: 1117
Location: New York City
 
Molto Verboso
1966 Bluebadge, 1974 Super 150
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Posts: 1117
Location: New York City
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:57 am linkquote
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.
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 am

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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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
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Posts: 8513
Location: seattle/athens
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 am linkquote
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 May 02, 2014 12:42 pm

Enthusiast
Rally 200, Nuova 125, GS 160, GTS 300 and SX 150
Joined: 05 Mar 2007
Posts: 76
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
 
Enthusiast
Rally 200, Nuova 125, GS 160, GTS 300 and SX 150
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Posts: 76
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Fri May 02, 2014 12:42 pm linkquote
Here's my 1966 Vespa 125 Nuova.



/Johan
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:05 am

Enthusiast
PX 200 E [+] and some old stuff
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 80
Location: Germany, Bavaria (BY)
 
Enthusiast
PX 200 E [+] and some old stuff
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 80
Location: Germany, Bavaria (BY)
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:05 am linkquote
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.





Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:01 am

Scooter Pimp
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Posts: 3098
Location: England
 
Scooter Pimp
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Location: England
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:01 am linkquote
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?


.
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:38 am

Ossessionato
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Posts: 3395
Location: pacifica,ca.
 
Ossessionato
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Location: pacifica,ca.
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:38 am linkquote
wanten wrote:
Here's my 1966 Vespa 125 Nuova.



/Johan
tastes just like root beer . love the color
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:57 am

Enthusiast
PX 200 E [+] and some old stuff
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 80
Location: Germany, Bavaria (BY)
 
Enthusiast
PX 200 E [+] and some old stuff
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Posts: 80
Location: Germany, Bavaria (BY)
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:57 am linkquote
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.
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:23 am

Banned
2:6
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Posts: 8107
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
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Location: San Francisco
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:23 am linkquote
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".
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:26 pm

Addicted
Too Many
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Posts: 563
Location: Soap Lake , WA
 
Addicted
Too Many
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Location: Soap Lake , WA
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:26 pm linkquote
My small frames.


1983


1970


1975


1978

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:42 pm

Addicted
1990's 50s + DR 85
Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 558
Location: auckland, new zealand
 
Addicted
1990's 50s + DR 85
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Posts: 558
Location: auckland, new zealand
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:42 pm linkquote
Looks like your 78 is the same colour as my 79





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Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:54 pm

Addicted
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Posts: 563
Location: Soap Lake , WA
 
Addicted
Too Many
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:54 pm linkquote
pretty rod_r!!!
it is sand blasted and primed, getting rust holes welded up and a new flat green paint job.
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:42 am

Molto Verboso
Joined: 31 May 2009
Posts: 1221
Location: NC, USA
 
Molto Verboso
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Posts: 1221
Location: NC, USA
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:42 am linkquote
His N Hers
66's



Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:04 pm

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
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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
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Location: seattle/athens
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:04 pm linkquote
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.

Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:14 pm

Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
 
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:14 pm linkquote
Nice Vüdü! I frakin' love small frames! stock, good, shitty whatever.. they're just cool!
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:17 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Posts: 8513
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: 8513
Location: seattle/athens
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:17 pm linkquote
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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