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I have a 1963 Vespa 125. I got it a few months ago, but I'm not completely sure of its origins. It looks completely legitimate, and I'm fairly sure of it, but I have my doubts. Not restored, but in good shape. Engine has been worked on quite extensively, though. Any tips on how to find out whether it's a bodge or not?

Also, tips on adding extra mirrors/things to this model?

Also also, here's a picture I took a while ago. I've since replaced the speedo cover, which was completely cracked.
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from ur story u seem have a vnb series but i think more pics of the bike from overall angel will be better
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koenig blues wrote:
from ur story u seem have a vnb series but i think more pics of the bike from overall angel will be better
I'm pretty sure it is a VBB, yeah. I will post more pics tomorrow, I'll take some.
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no vbb were 125 cc, unless a vba they do have a 125 cc like this one (the white of course)

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the spare tire cover and blanking plate for the keyhole (I think that's what that thing is?) look suspicious to me. What makes you even question if it is a bodge or not? More photos will help.
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Solid headset and that speedo it is a vnb .Also the lock . I don't see bodge a all . Look at the letters on you're engine case . Vnb as with vbb has the screw hole for a spare tire .
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O GOD SO BUGGY :@

Posting pictures. How inconvenient.
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And another.
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yup, my guess its a vba 125cc nor vnb 125cc but why didnt u just put ur vin # here its much easier Razz emoticon
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koenig blues wrote:
yup, my guess its a vba 125cc nor vnb 125cc but why didnt u just put ur vin # here its much easier Razz emoticon
*edit* vba 150cc
from the speedo I guess its a vnb
and from rubber shield beading, passenger grip, spare tire cover and rubber on the tank... its from Indonesia
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the vba was the earlier model of the vbb 1958-60 there were subtle differences like the tailight and shit. its a 63 or later vnb cause it ain't a roundtail and its got a square speedo all vbb's have a clamshell. its got some bodgy shit on it but not alot overall so idk without seeing more detailed pics.
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koenig blues wrote:
yup, my guess its a vba 125cc nor vnb 125cc but why didnt u just put ur vin # here its much easier Razz emoticon
*edit* vba 150cc
from the speedo I guess its a vnb
and from rubber shield beading, passenger grip, spare tire cover and rubber on the tank... its from Indonesia
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+1 i think to post that but i afraid with the explanation i should gave.. but nino isnt vba were only 125cc kinna the a type of vb were 125 = vba and the b series were 150 like vbb Razz emoticon
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vba-150 vna-125 early vna was pistonported vnb-125 vbb-150
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vn..=125... vn, vna, vnb, vnc, vnl, vnx...
vb..=150... vb, vba, vbb, vbc, vlb, vbx...
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holy carp then this dude (the white one in my pics) were totaly busted by seller, he bought that vba that been told to him were 125 cc with 3 gears

ps: luckely i never trust engine below 150cc
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