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must be a repaint (not "originale" paint), and a crazy price, but what's bodgey about it? I don't know much about handlebars, but it looks a real one to my untrained eye.
The powder coated rims and flywheel cover worried me. Also I've never heard of an "originale" model.
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I was going to buy this 1984 Special 50 as I was first in line, but worried that it was a bodge and now I'm regretting it.
Thoughts?
I'm just too new to Vespas to know quality from not.
It had been updated to a 75cc. Was import from Italy.
Second person in line bought it
I like it also. I'm not an expert but it does look like it has normal wear.
How much was it? Fear not. You will find another.
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I was going to buy this 1984 Special 50 as I was first in line, but worried that it was a bodge and now I'm regretting it.
Thoughts?
I'm just too new to Vespas to know quality from not.
It had been updated to a 75cc. Was import from Italy.
Second person in line bought it
I like it also. I'm not an expert but it does look like it has normal wear.
How much was it? Regret not. You will find another.
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lisantica wrote:
I was going to buy this 1984 Special 50 as I was first in line, but worried that it was a bodge and now I'm regretting it.
Thoughts?
I'm just too new to Vespas to know quality from not.
It had been updated to a 75cc. Was import from Italy.
Second person in line bought it
I like it also. I'm not an expert but it does look like it has normal wear.
How much was it? Regret not. You will find another.
It was only $800 and 300 miles on it. I didn't have a lot of time nor experience to figure it out fast enough, so I had to pass it on to the next super lucky person.
I'll stop kicking myself pretty soon.
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autojack wrote:
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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/4755838570.html
must be a repaint (not "originale" paint), and a crazy price, but what's bodgey about it? I don't know much about handlebars, but it looks a reail one to my untrained eye.
Sprint era fork, rear brake lever similar vintage for starters
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1965 Vespa VBB 150 3000
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4704037927.html

1965 Vintage Vespa Super 150 2200
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4747187268.html

Total vespa rookie here but these both look suspicious.
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1965 Vespa VBB 150 3000
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4704037927.html

1965 Vintage Vespa Super 150 2200
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4747187268.html

Total vespa rookie here but these both look suspicious.
Both with bodgetastic two-tone paint....
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1965 Vespa VBB 150 3000
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4704037927.html

1965 Vintage Vespa Super 150 2200
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4747187268.html

Total vespa rookie here but these both look suspicious.
Well spotted young fledgling
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1978 vespa scooter 2000
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/4762241156.html

What about this?
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1978 vespa scooter 2000
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/4762241156.html
What about this?
Super with 10 inch wheels - but it's not a '78. Last year of the Supers were '76. It may be worth checking out.
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Tierney wrote:
041kenyo041 wrote:
1978 vespa scooter 2000
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/4762241156.html
What about this?
Super with 10 inch wheels - but it's not a '78. Last year of the Supers were '76. It may be worth checking out.
I see it has a Rally front end with Euro style handlebars and Rally mudguard.
And the Supers were made up until 1979, not '76.
Not unless you're referring specifically to US models which i'm unsure of.
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1978 vespa scooter 2000
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/4762241156.html

What about this?
Looks like a US scoot with some owner-mods... not sure what that black thing is on the left cowl.
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The black thing is a fold out foot peg.
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Small frames bodge?
This is a first for me. The 2 tones and the low mileage (7miles for the grey one and 20 for the blue one) are very fishy. No license plate as well...


http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/4765790712.html
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Wow, that's really beauti ...


Oh, I can't even say that with a straight face.
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Is that ABBA's scooter?
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Ha

That's ridiculously glorious. I wanna paint one of mine like that!
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I spend time on craigslist and my husband asks "are you bodgespotting?" I do spend a lot of time laughing at the high priced pretty looking bikes on CL.
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Wouldn't touch that with your wallet.
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The nerve of this guy... he doesn't say it's Viet but it so obviously is. Some of his comments are amazing. Or galling. I can't decide.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vespa-Scooter-Very-Rare-1957-/111533899419?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
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I bid $1 Razz emoticon Hope I win.
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I bid $1 :P Hope I win.
Ooooooo, I think you over bid, your not going to be able to get your investment back.
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The nerve of this guy... he doesn't say it's Viet but it so obviously is. Some of his comments are amazing. Or galling. I can't decide.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vespa-Scooter-Very-Rare-1957-/111533899419?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
My god, somebody bought it.
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Ouch. A dingo ate his wallet.
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Bodgy bodge who ever Bodged!
Has anyone on here ever bought a Bodge?

Did it really break in Half?

Did it turn into a fire ball of death?

Want to hear some stories.

Want to hear your adventures in yellow boot buying idiocy.
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I realize that this may seem self-serving and tautological, but I don't know that many victims of bodgery hang out on NSM---few want to be reminded of their previous problematic choices.
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Neurotic-Hapi-Snak wrote:
Ginch wrote:
The nerve of this guy... he doesn't say it's Viet but it so obviously is. Some of his comments are amazing. Or galling. I can't decide.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vespa-Scooter-Very-Rare-1957-/111533899419?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
My god, somebody bought it.
No nobody bought it. A whole pile of us Australia ns sent him one dollar offers and he removed the listing. One of us even offered him a half eaten sandwich.
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Ginch wrote:
The nerve of this guy... he doesn't say it's Viet but it so obviously is. Some of his comments are amazing. Or galling. I can't decide.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vespa-Scooter-Very-Rare-1957-/111533899419?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
My god, somebody bought it.
Hi mate,
that was exactly my reaction. I nearly fell backwards.
One born everyday
ahahah!!!!
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Re: Bodgy bodge who ever Bodged!
Rudechem wrote:
Has anyone on here ever bought a Bodge?

Did it really break in Half?

Did it turn into a fire ball of death?

Want to hear some stories.

Want to hear your adventures in yellow boot buying idiocy.
I have not but there have been quite a few on here that have and posted about it. Usually turns into a money pit, then they try to get half their money out of it, followed by disappearing from the forum.
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What happened afterwards...
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Shouldv taken the sandwich



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Re: Bodgy bodge who ever Bodged!
Rudechem wrote:
Has anyone on here ever bought a Bodge?
Not too many have on here. Quite a few on here have tried to help victims of bodge, online and in person. Like has already been mentioned they are money pits and with many, either the frame or the engine, or both, is not salvageable.
Rudechem wrote:
Did it really break in Half?
Yes. Some bodges have developed cracks at the shitty welds holding two frame halves together. Hell, some don't even have welds holding them together, instead bondo and cardboard are used. There is one that even did split in half while being ridden (albeit at low speed by a mechanic who knew it was unfit to be ridden.)
Rudechem wrote:
Did it turn into a fire ball of death?
Not a fireball, persee, but many bodges do suffer catastrophic engine failure. What do you expect when they shim the crank with pop cans and peen the cases to keep the bearings from being thrown?
Rudechem wrote:
Want to hear some stories.
Want to hear your adventures in yellow boot buying idiocy.
Not too many horrible stories because most people have enough sense to realize something is wrong with their "professionally restored" scooter and take it to a real expert, many of whom frequent here and tell us the horrifying details.
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Re: Bodgy bodge who ever Bodged!
Rudechem wrote:
Has anyone on here ever bought a Bodge?

Did it really break in Half?

Did it turn into a fire ball of death?

Want to hear some stories.

Want to hear your adventures in yellow boot buying idiocy.
I remember reading about a guy in Russia back in the '80s who bought a bodge. He hit a pothole with it and it cracked the frame. It also led to the total collapse of the Soviet Union. So, yeah. It can be pretty bad.
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I'm on my way to an MOT......
Nothing wrong with this. Safe as houses and no doubt runs as smooth as a freshly buttered bannister.*

*you may, of course, die during your trip.
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Um......
"Where did you leave your scooter frame?"

"Over there by that steam rollerrr.......oh fuck...."
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Re: Um......
Quervin wrote:
"Where did you leave your scooter frame?"

"Over there by that steam rollerrr.......oh fuck...."
That we be an awesome piece of wall art.

You could however find two more like it, weld them together.
Spray two-tone paint, add a couple of cheeseball chrome accessories, a fender light and some yellow booties.

Toss in some southeast Asian paving stones and... Viola
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