Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:29 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:29 pm linkquote
so i scored an all orginal american market super 150 and i really can't leave well enough alone...

here's what it looked like when i brought it to the shop:


i think the paint will rub out, so i'll start there.
then it'll get a p200 motor and either a 10" rally fork or a bajaj antidive fork. don't worry though, that motor and fork will go to another project to keep another bike on the road.

a new seat and some rubber trim is in order too.

but the american market "trailer" rear light is staying!

best,
-greasy
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:26 am

Ossessionato
2x '06 GT200 ~ '78 P200 ~ '73 Vespa 90
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 2591
Location: San Diego
 
Ossessionato
2x '06 GT200 ~ '78 P200 ~ '73 Vespa 90
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 2591
Location: San Diego
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:26 am linkquote
Very nice find, greasy! The body is in excellent shape and the paint is too bitchen. Look forward to your progress reports.
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:03 am

Enthusiast
1960 vbb 150
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 59
Location: ireland
 
Enthusiast
1960 vbb 150
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 59
Location: ireland
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:03 am linkquote
AMAZING, leave it the way it is ,i have 2 supers i,ll post photo later,
best of luck with your new toy
paul
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:23 pm

Banned
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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7780
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
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Location: San Francisco
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:23 pm linkquote
180 kit, 23 tooth cosa clutch and a fat pipe and carb and you'll be passing the p200 even with the 8in wheels.

My first scoot was a super that same colour.
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:06 pm

Ossessionato
One of each
Joined: 17 May 2006
Posts: 3415
Location: Ranura de Monedas, NorCal
 
Ossessionato
One of each
Joined: 17 May 2006
Posts: 3415
Location: Ranura de Monedas, NorCal
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:06 pm linkquote
What is the orange arrow pointing to on the scooter?
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:02 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:02 am linkquote
buglake wrote:
Very nice find, greasy! The body is in excellent shape and the paint is too bitchen. Look forward to your progress reports.
i've taken a precursory stab at the paint. and she's not gonna rub; so it's time for some wet sanding. i'm going to try and preserve the "beater" asethetic, though.

got a few bikes to slug thru over the next few days, so after that i should be set to make a mad dash at this monster.

best,
-greasy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:04 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:04 am linkquote
paul mc mahon wrote:
AMAZING, leave it the way it is ,i have 2 supers i,ll post photo later,
best of luck with your new toy
paul
heh heh heh... i love me some supers, but i really can't leave well enough alone. besides, i can't stand 8" wheels on this style of bike. on a vbb or what have you, sure, no problem....

best,
-greasy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:06 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:06 am linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
180 kit, 23 tooth cosa clutch and a fat pipe and carb and you'll be passing the p200 even with the 8in wheels.

My first scoot was a super that same colour.
just picked up a vbb project, so the motor is going there. the fork will go to a vietbodge.

however, i do love me some zipped up 125/150 motors...

thoughts on the 180 vs the malossi 166? i really really like the malossi... and i've got my ideas about the DR180...

best,
-greasy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:08 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:08 am linkquote
ritchj wrote:
What is the orange arrow pointing to on the scooter?
that there's photo trickery!

the arrow is actually an indicator for the jack-point on the racecar in the background.

best,
-greasy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:27 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
SawStop
Joined: 19 Oct 2005
Posts: 5391
Location: Puyallup, WA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
SawStop
Joined: 19 Oct 2005
Posts: 5391
Location: Puyallup, WA
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:27 am linkquote
I think wetsanding and buffing that bike will look awesome! We'll definitely need pictures.

Aaron, your avatar is amazing, some of us keep getting older, and you just keep looking younger!

:)
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:49 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:49 pm linkquote
Len Smith wrote:
I think wetsanding and buffing that bike will look awesome! We'll definitely need pictures.

Aaron, your avatar is amazing, some of us keep getting older, and you just keep looking younger!

pictures are coming. the paint on this one is interesting.

as for my looks, well the long nights and beer have certainly taken their toll. but what can i say, the right top and some multi-vitamins bring out the youngster in me.

best,
-greasy
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:11 pm

Banned
Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 3121

 
Banned
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Posts: 3121

Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:11 pm linkquote
Sweet
Sweet.

I so need to dump a project scooter on you.
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:27 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8914
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:27 am linkquote
Re: Sweet
Lucky Bastard wrote:
Sweet.

I so need to dump a project scooter on you.
you know my shop door is always open for you.

throw something in the back of your truck and haul ass down here!

we can get silly!

best,
-greasy
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:31 am

Banned
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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7780
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
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Location: San Francisco
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:31 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
oopsclunkthud wrote:
180 kit, 23 tooth cosa clutch and a fat pipe and carb and you'll be passing the p200 even with the 8in wheels.

My first scoot was a super that same colour.
just picked up a vbb project, so the motor is going there. the fork will go to a vietbodge.

however, i do love me some zipped up 125/150 motors...

thoughts on the 180 vs the malossi 166? i really really like the malossi... and i've got my ideas about the DR180...

best,
-greasy
The DR has lots of low end power but the thick (2mm) rings make it only safe to about 7000 rpms. The malossi will rev for days making up for it's smaller displacement.

With a stock pipe or a sito+ I'd do the DR, for a properly tuned machine go malossi.
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:35 am

Enthusiast
1960 vbb 150
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 59
Location: ireland
 
Enthusiast
1960 vbb 150
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 59
Location: ireland
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:35 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
paul mc mahon wrote:
AMAZING, leave it the way it is ,i have 2 supers i,ll post photo later,
best of luck with your new toy
paul
heh heh heh... i love me some supers, but i really can't leave well enough alone. besides, i can't stand 8" wheels on this style of bike. on a vbb or what have you, sure, no problem....

best,
-greasy




Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:36 am

Enthusiast
1960 vbb 150
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 59
Location: ireland
 
Enthusiast
1960 vbb 150
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 59
Location: ireland
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:36 am linkquote
my vbb with 10 inch wheels



Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:48 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6897
Location: GT, Texas
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6897
Location: GT, Texas
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:48 am linkquote
Brilliant! If I ever found a vintage Vespa 'round here, I'd shit my pants.
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