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V oodoo wrote:
sconner60123 wrote:
I might get totally flamed for this but -

I think that some of the bodge bikes coming out of Asia are cosmetically GORGEOUS. Super gorgeous actually. The two tone paint with matching seats and all the chrome and white walls...absolutely spectacular in my eyes. Some of those builders have the cosmetics nailed.

Too bad the bikes are jerry rigged down to every last bolt.

Running for cover as I press "submit"
Me three, but on these German 'bodges'. Possibly even mechanically sound, you know those clever & obsessive Germans. Which is funny, considering the source of the phrase "jerry rigged".
I'm pretty sure it's "jury rigged". I always thought it derived from law courts until I just found out that it derives from sailing. Language is odd.
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Language is odd and it seems both terms are used, with a slight difference in meaning.
More here and also info on 'jerry built'

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/132868/jury-rigged-or-jerry-rigged

Maybe jerry built would fit sketchy scooters from Germany best Nerd emoticon
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V oodoo wrote:
Language is odd and it seems both terms are used, with a slight difference in meaning.
More here and also info on 'jerry built'

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/132868/jury-rigged-or-jerry-rigged

Maybe jerry built would fit sketchy scooters from Germany best Nerd emoticon
There you have it. It sure is, however, unfair to all the scooter restorers out there named Jerry. I'd say 'bodge' really is the best. I can see shades of butcher, dodgy, and hodgepodge in that word.
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^^^three strikes & yer OUT!

but other than the 12 pak glove box & volcano speedo, what are you guys seeing? Those say Bajaj rather than Bodge. Maybe just a poor akward Bajaj looking odd on eights w/ a 10" centerstand at a silly high price because it's wrongly labeled as a Vespa?
Yep. Bajaj.

Hard to tell the age. Bajaj made a modified Super/Sprint well into the 80s (maybe even 90s).

They imported a lot of them to California in 1980-81. They had 10" wheels and were badged Chetak.

This one has Piaggio badges. lol.
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I just tried to make an offer for $1.

This was the reply.

YOUR OFFER IS SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW THE ASKING PRICE.
Please be aware a reserve on your credit card will be placed for an amount up to the full asking price regardless of your offer amount. Your credit card will not be charged if your offer does not succeed.
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That one is pretty hard to resist commenting on. When I saw this
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OFFERED BY DISEGNO KARINA GENTINETTA, LLC
$11,800
I thought just possibly could it be just a high end, expensive Italian restoration in an unusual color w/ some bad 'period' trim for trendy ppl?

Nope. Shame on you, DKG
nice
even the wings & pop up speedo, along with nearly everything else possible
nice even the wings & pop up speedo, along with nearly everything else possible
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Whoa Nellie!
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http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/5130774330.html

"Original condition. Runs great. Hard to find paint scheme."
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Re: Whoa Nellie!
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http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/5130774330.html

"Original condition. Runs great. Hard to find paint scheme."
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bodge Vancouver
umm...!http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html
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Re: bodge Vancouver
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umm...!http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html
Now with clickable link. http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html

He needs $4000.
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Re: bodge Vancouver
astromags wrote:
spielawieler wrote:
umm...!http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html
Now with clickable link. http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html

He needs $4000.
He needs to stop dreaming and accept the fact he will get $400
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Re: bodge Vancouver
almogavar1969 wrote:
astromags wrote:
spielawieler wrote:
umm...!http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html
Now with clickable link. http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/5152792855.html

He needs $4000.
He needs to stop dreaming and accept the fact he will get $400
Ready to go...

Rusty?

To bits?
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Just posted on CL here in Phoenix.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/5161868859.html
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Haole wrote:
Not bodge. American market p series.
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I was unaware they came with wood trim and that fail light
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^^^ what the hell, is that all wood on there?

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Haole wrote:
I was unaware they came with wood trim and that fail light
The handcrafted speedo resize plate, fender crest, and wooden legshield trim are a nice touch.

It's missing the oil tank.

if i had to guess... someone resurrected a dead bike with no knowledge parts are still available?

still. looks like an US bike. The crafty wooden replacement for the plastic fuel lever give it away.
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It's the Wagon-Queen Family Vespa.
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^^^ That one ticks all the boxes. ^^^
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Still for sale! I put that up some months and some pages back.
Not much there in the way of truth in advertising.
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Still for sale! I put that up some months and some pages back.
Not much there in the way of truth in advertising.
i thought I had read that description before somewhere.... well I also sent them a request about it!
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Ginch wrote:
Still for sale! I put that up some months and some pages back.
Not much there in the way of truth in advertising.
Sorry Michael missed that one.
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No it's worth putting up again! Never read such a load of tripe before!
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Mmmmmm, tripe, loike mah gwanmarmy oost two mayke
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1-Adam-12, 1-Adam-12, Please Respond Code 2
here is the perp.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/mcy/5171695638.html
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This fella swears blind that the VBC he has for sale is not an SEA bodge. Looks like he's done a great job using all the same parts and restoration techniques!! What is with those handlebar things?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1965-vespa-vbc-150-/131576540003?hash=item1ea292ab63
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This fella swears blind that the VBC he has for sale is not an SEA bodge. Looks like he's done a great job using all the same parts and restoration techniques!! What is with those handlebar things?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1965-vespa-vbc-150-/131576540003?hash=item1ea292ab63
Yet writes: The scooter was located and modified to the ACMA look(as my wife wanted one of these and they are very rare and expensive) by an Australian friend who works for Planet Vespa in Vietnam and shipped over for completion.
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The nerve...
Interesting, an 'honest' ad Wha? emoticon
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Will Vietnam ever run out of 60's Vespas? I mean, only so many were originally sold there, right? There has to be a finite number left to bodge up and export. Will they eventually just use a tiny scrap piece of frame, build the rest from Indian parts, and call it "Vespa"?
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Any body watched Vietnam in HD narrated by Dexter? I think I saw my bodge on there before it earned its combat patch.
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price reduced - oh such a value

http://scoot.net/classifieds/forsale.html?id=54008
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Bodge 101 video. Truly epic. Ticks all the boxes with regards to proper
workshop techniques, tooling, attention to detail, etc.


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I always wondered how they chromed just the collar at the top of the fork tube. I had visions of the frame hanging upside down, barely immersed in the plating tank and how hard that would be to do for so little 'benefit'. Doh...
Left hanging...
Shudder!
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Left hanging... Shudder! If you need to do this, please suspend the headset from above
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Doing the VSB fork lock I did just flip the headset back... it's not the same as a VNB/VBB/GS150, but I definitely did not struggle lifting it off. It looks like they made the cutout on the bodge fork with an angry rodent. And the fork bearing lock ring looked like it had outlived about thirty bikes. 15:35, "That's flush". Ha!
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V oodoo wrote:
I always wondered how they chromed just the collar at the top of the fork tube.
Come on, really? Pop rivets for the win. Every time.
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Newbie here, saw this at a recent classic car auction here in the UK, my knowledge of these is minimal but it just looked wrong to me, what are your thoughts?

Here's the link

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