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Normally use an ET4 but occasionally nice to take out the luverly jubbily Rat 50cc boosted to 70cc. Bought in a batch of 3 scooters for £30 each from the scrap yard and this one was the only one with reg doc and keys. The Vespa got stripped of engine and parts and kept for future project and spares and rest scrapped as couldn't justify getting a reg doc for the work needed. The other done up and sold on can't remember what make though.
Anyhow for local runs this does fine with over 16,000k on it built as cheaply as possible to see what can be done. No expense spared on wood filler, stitching the plastic panels back together, parcel tape and old bits of fibre glass sheet found dumped up the road. Vacuum feed replaced with proper on/off/reserve tap as no working fuel sender and fully road legal with mot and road tax or whatever they call it these days for just under £105. Sits for months and starts easier than Vespa.🙂
Made a good run out for our takeaway to night.
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Well done. The 50cc 39QMB is a pretty tough unit. Even here I've seen several of them with over 10k miles. Keep up the good work.
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kz1000ST wrote:
Well done. The 50cc 39QMB is a pretty tough unit. Even here I've seen several of them with over 10k miles. Keep up the good work.
Thank for that, I am sure to find another one up there over winter. Just taking this one to a environmental festival to show what can be recycled etc and repurposed for those of limited fund's during this transition to electric power or yogurt powered transport whatever the next trend is 😊
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In many Asian countries, cobbling together bits of old scooter into a useful item of everyday transport is the norm. Well done for repurposing it Graham.
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grahamlml wrote:
Bought in a batch of 3 scooters for £30 each from the scrap yard and this one was the only one with reg doc and keys
you woz robbed

I love Ratters!
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Sorry to hijack your thread Graham, but 'Scooter but not Vespa' just seemed ideal place to drop this pic I took yesterday of a pristine Suzuki Roadie 125 I saw at Shobdon Airfield, showing none of its 37 years oldness! 💙
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Sorry to hijack your thread Graham, but 'Scooter but not Vespa' just seemed ideal place to drop this pic I took yesterday of a pristine Suzuki Roadie 125 I saw at Shobdon Airfield, showing none of its 37 years oldness! 💙
Not hijacked at all Fleece a good thread for others to put non Vespa/Piaggio pics.
Keep em coming. 😊
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