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Hooked
P200, Stella, P150S, CH80
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Location: San Diego, California
 
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P200, Stella, P150S, CH80
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Location: San Diego, California
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I bought this Rally a couple of months back with a not too good respray silver paint.
The engine was seized and so was the fork axel bearings. I pulled the fork and engine and I am rebuilding them both (slowly but surely).
Many of you know me as the guy who converts all my Vespas to electric. Not all of them... most of them
So, while I am in the rebuild process of the engine/fork, I converted my Rally to electric with a bunch of spare EV parts I had lying around! I also slipped in a fenderless P fork too just to get it rolling around.

13 inch hub motor with disc brake, 72v battery and a kelly KVD controller (thanks charlieman22 for the push to get a kelly). Laser cut CAD designed steel swingarm. Took about 2 hours to get to this stage of conversion. Quick action throttle to a cable throttle box so it still has a mechanical feel when you want it to GO.

And boy does it GO! I haven't gotten a real top speed run yet because it goes way to fast to try to hold my phone with the GPS speedo app running. It does fly by traffic with ease and takes off like a banshee.
The plan is (and has always been) to put it all back to gas powered. But, I am having so much fun with this that I might just interntionally take a little bit longer rebuilding everything.

What do you guys think? Have I desecrated the sacred Rally? Do you like the hot-rod large rear wheel look?
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Hooked
P200, Stella, P150S, CH80
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Location: San Diego, California
 
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P200, Stella, P150S, CH80
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Location: San Diego, California
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Picture of the *cough cough* subtle battery pack strapped to the side for now. Over the weekend it will go in the gas tank location under the seat.
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Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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I do like the beefy look to the rear wheel and how it fills out the ass end. with a front fender it probably wouldn't look awful, and with a 12" conversion up front and a disc it'd probably look quite sharp.

just ditch that saddle. rally's deserve a bench.
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Molto Verboso
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Location: Los Angeles
 
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bernietime wrote:
What do you guys think? Have I desecrated the sacred Rally?
Yes.
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1977 Rally 200
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
 
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1977 Rally 200
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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bernietime wrote:
Picture of the *cough cough* subtle battery pack strapped to the side for now. Over the weekend it will go in the gas tank location under the seat.
That looks amazing, did you keep it electric?
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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As long as it is all reversable and you have all the original parts, I don't see a problem.
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