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that pipe is bodge. that trim is bodge. those hubs are chromed, not a good sign either.
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do you ever see smallframes coming out of bodgetopia?
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http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/2100911
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Re: Holy mary mother of god
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http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/2100911
Thats a...Vietcong in full battle dress !! Wha? emoticon
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There is some real shitheaps for sale over here. but that has to be the best/worst iv seen in a while

http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/2023662

Another

http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/2052157

Another

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Love it!

"1965 VINTAGE VESPA GS 150 IN MINT CONDITION.AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTO'S THE SCOOTER IS WHAT I SAY IT IS MINT........THERE IS ONLY 191 MILES ON THE CLOCK,I HAVE OWNED IT FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS AND IT HAS BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER"

191 miles in five years? I can do that in an afternoon...

"Features include:

- Turning signals

- White wall tyres"


Features include:

A motor

Some wheels

A place to sit Laughing emoticon

Which is like the red one that was spammed all over Craigslist. It was everywhere and now I can't find it. It had

"loud horn

smooth running

blah, blah, blah."

There ought to be a law. No two tone paint... you can't unload it off the boat. Monochrome paint jobs are now illegal on imports. It must have two tone paint, matching upholstery, a winged Piaggio badge, the early headset and a headlight on the fender. Laughing emoticon
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could be like most people that buy bodge scooters. didn't know what he was getting. it was probably bought to be a piece of jewelry and rarely used. the scooter scene is fairly small in ireland. any time a genuine classic is up for sale you will know the seller or you will know someone who does.
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do you ever see smallframes coming out of bodgetopia?
Sorry amigo... this question got lost in the shuffle a little. Generally, no. IIRC, smallframes didn't get imported in droves to Vietnam, so it's not common to see one come out of those environs.
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On another note... let's try this thread as a regular post instead of a sticky for awhile. If we start getting a shit-ton of new b0dge threads we can put it back as a sticky. But, like the "Deal of the Day" post, we can still use it when we need it...
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still figuring things out
I'm going through the thread and please correct me if I'm wrong. A bodged Vespa or scooter is one that has been slapped together and presented as something it definitely is not. A custom has been something modified to an aesthetic level that maybe is beautiful in the eye of the beholder. What do you call a Vespa that parts were added out of cost necessity to have a street legal vehicle.

I would hate to think I have a bodged Vespa and my first ride I'll run into some of you with tomatoes to throw. All written in good humor and curiousity
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Re: still figuring things out
langelah wrote:
I'm going through the thread and please correct me if I'm wrong. A bodged Vespa or scooter is one that has been slapped together and presented as something it definitely is not. A custom has been something modified to an aesthetic level that maybe is beautiful in the eye of the beholder. What do you call a Vespa that parts were added out of cost necessity to have a street legal vehicle.

I would hate to think I have a bodged Vespa and my first ride I'll run into some of you with tomatoes to throw. All written in good humor and curiousity
IMHO, a bodge is a vehicle that hides many ugly and perhaps fatal secrets beneath its flashy paint job. My inclination is not to throw tomatoes at bodge owners, but to offer my condolences.
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Re: still figuring things out
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What do you call a Vespa that parts were added out of cost necessity to have a street legal vehicle.

You call that a "rat" bike depending on how much its been done. Many of us own, ride, and love bikes that are well shy of perfect.

My current daily rider Super isn't particularly pretty, the paint is coming off in places and its got some dings and scratches. It rattles a bit, and isn't wearing 100% correct parts (Its got a VBB tail light for example). But its mechanically sound, and a good rider.

Thats the difference from a bodge, you never know what's under the shiny paint on a bodge.
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This one is for sale in Boston. Didnt know we had palm trees


http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/2371486782.html
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vespa 1968 sprint VLB - $4000 (Scituate, Ma)
968 Vespa Sprint 150cc restored 3 years ago, less than 300 miles driven
has split white seat, full spare tire, front and rear luggage racks
lockable glove boxes. directionals, and extra spare parts
it has a cool vintage look
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Re: still figuring things out
Are you saying that you think your 1974 Rally 200 is a bodj? Probably not, the year and model are not what Vietnamese scammers have to work with. Does you bike have autolube, or a USA tail light? Plenty of legint '74 Rallys in the States, never seen a foreign bodge (well, just Euro) of that model and year.
langelah wrote:
I'm going through the thread and please correct me if I'm wrong. A bodged Vespa or scooter is one that has been slapped together and presented as something it definitely is not. A custom has been something modified to an aesthetic level that maybe is beautiful in the eye of the beholder. What do you call a Vespa that parts were added out of cost necessity to have a street legal vehicle.

I would hate to think I have a bodged Vespa and my first ride I'll run into some of you with tomatoes to throw. All written in good humor and curiousity
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ultra rare
Check out this ultra rare vasper.


Its a Vietnamese scooter and they outsourced their parts from italy.




http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/mcy/2374292247.html[/i][/b]
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Re: still figuring things out
Grover wrote:
Are you saying that you think your 1974 Rally 200 is a bodj? Probably not, the year and model are not what Vietnamese scammers have to work with. Does you bike have autolube, or a USA tail light? Plenty of legint '74 Rallys in the States, never seen a foreign hemorrhoid (well, just Euro) of that model and year.
[/quote]

I was at first but thanks to this thread I'm more than convinced it's not. I bought it from a very trust worthy person and it's in need of work, no shiny chrome bits or these "yellow boots" everyone is referencing. Not sure how to find out if it has autolube or a USA tail light. The light is about the newest thing on the bike.
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Re: still figuring things out
That's not a USA tail light, but the much prettier correct Euro one. But that's a very normal thing for people to switch out, and I see this bike has been at least partially painted.
langelah wrote:
Grover wrote:
Are you saying that you think your 1974 Rally 200 is a bodj? Probably not, the year and model are not what Vietnamese scammers have to work with. Does you bike have autolube, or a USA tail light? Plenty of legint '74 Rallys in the States, never seen a foreign hemorrhoid (well, just Euro) of that model and year.
I was at first but thanks to this thread I'm more than convinced it's not. I bought it from a very trust worthy person and it's in need of work, no shiny chrome bits or these "yellow boots" everyone is referencing. Not sure how to find out if it has autolube or a USA tail light. The light is about the newest thing on the bike.[/quote]
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Re: still figuring things out
Grover wrote:
That's not a USA tail light, but the much prettier correct Euro one. But that's a very normal thing for people to switch out, and I see this bike has been at least partially painted.
Cool thanks for letting me know. Under the maroon paint is more maroon paint that I'm going to guess was the original color that went all the way around the Vespa. The paint is chipping off in some places but it tells a lot about the last body work done. I have a summer project for sure!
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Fuck that kid, run it for the summer and do your work when the weather is shite later on in the year
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Fuck that kid, run it for the summer and do your work when the weather is shite later on in the year
I was going to say the same thing. And it's not like it get's real wet in California, so winter work shouldn't be too bad.
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davester wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE-1965-Vespa-Sprint-F150-Classic-Vintage-Scooter-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem43a70d3bdcQQitemZ290565471196QQptZScootersQ5fMopeds#ht_4126wt_728
I can fully understand why you believe this specimen to be bogus. It is a work of art, carefully crafted to capture every nuance of vietbodgery. Note the trapezoidal headlight, the wings sprouting from the Vespa badge,the yellow boots, the meticulously color-coordinated upholstery and the glistening expanses of chrome bling. This is the artist/restorer's homage to the oft-vilified products of Southeast Asian craftsmanship, and a subtle dig at those pedants who deprecate this genre.
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PeterC wrote:
davester wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE-1965-Vespa-Sprint-F150-Classic-Vintage-Scooter-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem43a70d3bdcQQitemZ290565471196QQptZScootersQ5fMopeds#ht_4126wt_728
I can fully understand why you believe this specimen to be bogus. It is a work of art, carefully crafted to capture every nuance of vietbodgery. Note the trapezoidal headlight, the wings sprouting from the Vespa badge,the yellow boots, the meticulously color-coordinated upholstery and the glistening expanses of chrome bling. This is the artist/restorer's homage to the oft-vilified products of Southeast Asian craftsmanship, and a subtle dig at those pedants who deprecate this genre.
I wanted to sit back with a glass of Sherry whilst reading your post
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PeterC wrote:
davester wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE-1965-Vespa-Sprint-F150-Classic-Vintage-Scooter-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem43a70d3bdcQQitemZ290565471196QQptZScootersQ5fMopeds#ht_4126wt_728
I can fully understand why you believe this specimen to be bogus. It is a work of art, carefully crafted to capture every nuance of vietbodgery. Note the trapezoidal headlight, the wings sprouting from the Vespa badge,the yellow boots, the meticulously color-coordinated upholstery and the glistening expanses of chrome bling. This is the artist/restorer's homage to the oft-vilified products of Southeast Asian craftsmanship, and a subtle dig at those pedants who deprecate this genre.
I wanted to sit back with a glass of Sherry whilst reading your post
As a former Bostonian, born and bred, I knew you'd understand.
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[/quote]
I can fully understand why you believe this specimen to be bogus. It is a work of art, carefully crafted to capture every nuance of vietbodgery. Note the trapezoidal headlight, the wings sprouting from the Vespa badge,the yellow boots, the meticulously color-coordinated upholstery and the glistening expanses of chrome bling. This is the artist/restorer's homage to the oft-vilified products of Southeast Asian craftsmanship, and a subtle dig at those pedants who deprecate this genre.[/quote]

Horrors! This should have been the model for the descriptions of the two specimens presently shown in the For Sale section. Will they disappear or remain as a shining example of artistic expression?
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OMG
now they have infested our very own Sacred Forum!!!
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modernvespa.com/forum/topic81976
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Oh! That is utter shite

I hope one of our Mods see this and shut it down.

Cheers
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the Falcon wrote:
now they have infested our very own Sacred Forum!!!
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modernvespa.com/forum/topic81976
It's like discovering one cockroach under the sink. You know there are more.
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indeed
jimh wrote:
Oh! That is utter shite

I hope one of our Mods see this and shut it down.

Cheers
-as most know i own a scoot from Vietnam ~ so i am not really down on them if they are solid - which mine is ... But i DO NOT like dishonest people...
to tell the truth is one thing - to act like its something else is offensive and downright rude. not to mention dangerous and expensive for the buyer...( which is always a noob - no one else would touch it - ask me how i know ...)

i agree with Jim - this guy needs to be shut down - if he stated they were asian scoots i wouldnt have a problem with it - he would only get taunted here any way. but my biggest fear is a noob sees it here and thinks it s legit .
i'm sure no one here wants to be a part of that happening!
as well he posted TWO scoots i now noticed!

Jess - Petty Tyrant - we are calling on u!!!
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And they are gone.....nice.
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this looks suspicious!
Stripped and totally rebuilt. All new custom paint in a Flying tigers theme. New wiring, rubber, tires, Super exhaust, MR2 mirrors, Corsa racing seat, insignia, floor rails, etc.
Original engine rebuilt, new 20/20 carb, upgraded cylinder, running on synthetic oil.
Has original 8" wheels. Sharp, reliable, cool.
I run it on premium gas -- gets 60-70 mpg -- and high quality synthetic oils.
Rebuilt, original engine runs fast and strong -- easy to start.
Collector plates so no tabs required ever again!
Body and cowls in perfect condition
New tires and tubes, new leg-shield trim.
No leaks.
Lights, horn, AND speedo all work.
Straight body -- no wobbles.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2397506328.html
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Re: this looks suspicious!
the Falcon wrote:
Stripped and totally rebuilt. All new custom paint in a Flying tigers theme. New wiring, rubber, tires, Super exhaust, MR2 mirrors, Corsa racing seat, insignia, floor rails, etc.
Original engine rebuilt, new 20/20 carb, upgraded cylinder, running on synthetic oil.
Has original 8" wheels. Sharp, reliable, cool.
I run it on premium gas -- gets 60-70 mpg -- and high quality synthetic oils.
Rebuilt, original engine runs fast and strong -- easy to start.
Collector plates so no tabs required ever again!
Body and cowls in perfect condition
New tires and tubes, new leg-shield trim.
No leaks.
Lights, horn, AND speedo all work.
Straight body -- no wobbles.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2397506328.html
Just asking the question: Does anything out of Asia still ride on 8's?
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Re: this looks suspicious!
the Falcon wrote:
Stripped and totally rebuilt. All new custom paint in a Flying tigers theme. New wiring, rubber, tires, Super exhaust, MR2 mirrors, Corsa racing seat, insignia, floor rails, etc.
Original engine rebuilt, new 20/20 carb, upgraded cylinder, running on synthetic oil.
Has original 8" wheels. Sharp, reliable, cool.
I run it on premium gas -- gets 60-70 mpg -- and high quality synthetic oils.
Rebuilt, original engine runs fast and strong -- easy to start.
Collector plates so no tabs required ever again!
Body and cowls in perfect condition
New tires and tubes, new leg-shield trim.
No leaks.
Lights, horn, AND speedo all work.
Straight body -- no wobbles.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2397506328.html
8" wheels, "original" engine... that sounds kosher. But...

What the hell is a " '69 round tail VBB?"

Then there's this: It's a virtual rip of Nammer eBay text:

" Rebuilt, original engine runs fast and strong -- easy to start. "

From eBay / Nammer FOB Saigon: "Easy starting. The engine runs smooth and strong, like brand new." Hmmm...

The final nail in the coffin: I don't care what it is, I'm not gonna pay $4200 for it. Not gonna and you can't make me!



Going rate for a Nammer, direct from 'Nam: $2200, ships free to Port Newark. It would be interesting to see what additional fees pile up. "Free" ain't free anymore doncha know?!
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1969VBB?
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VBA, VBB, VBC, Scarabeo
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barking mad wrote:
1969VBB?
Yeah. Much cooler than my '64-'65 VBBs. Probably almost as cool as my Super. "Smooth running, easy starting"... I can't wait to get one and see what technical improvements they made. Laughing emoticon

I'm glad they acknowledged their mistake and went back to the round tail for '69. Laughing emoticon
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oh yay another
www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/2200234 seen they went for the sporting look on this one. still has the obvious give aways though
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