Thu May 03, 2012 3:43 am

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1962 VESPA SPORTIQUE, 1980 VESPA 100 SMALL FRAME, 2000 VESPA PX 125, 1996 VESPA ET4
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Thu May 03, 2012 3:43 am linkquote
Hi new scooter to show you hopefully going to collect it tonight a 1962 Vespa 150 sportique. My friend owned it and was selling i couldnt resist it its a thing of beauty! the photos dont do it justice the paint job on this scooter is something else its 2 tone with a gold fleck. Orginal engine runs like a dream im well happy!!











Thu May 03, 2012 3:46 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 3:46 am linkquote
Ps and its not from Nam..restored by retrospective scooters in London.
Thu May 03, 2012 4:35 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 4:35 am linkquote
Billy Anthony wrote:
Ps and its not from Nam..restored by retrospective scooters in London.
That comment alone suggests you feel the look may represent a nammer.

Nice bike though, I'm a fan of yellow bikes -my GT is yellow so im a bit biased. Not a fan of the chrome bits but thats all personal choice.

Hope we have some sun soon so you can go out and enjoy it!
Thu May 03, 2012 4:40 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 4:40 am linkquote
She is 100% my friend owned it!
Just saying like as I know what the nam debates are like
How is your GT coming on any recent photos?
Thu May 03, 2012 5:15 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:15 am linkquote
Billy Anthony wrote:
She is 100% my friend owned it!
Just saying like as I know what the nam debates are like
How is your GT coming on any recent photos?
No real noticeable changes unfortunately, the weather has been terrible so haven't had a chance to work on the bike.

Have tonnes of stuff I've bought sitting here ready to be fitted. Apparently it won't rain this weekend so that might be my chance!

You have any plans for this bike or pretty much leave as is?
Thu May 03, 2012 5:15 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:15 am linkquote
I would at least take that wing off of the front. Best of luck and happy riding.
Thu May 03, 2012 5:33 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:33 am linkquote
No will pretty much leave it as it is..like I said the photos don't do it justice you have to see the paint work on this it's fantastic!
The weather ain't be so good I bet your busting to get your GT on the road. Is your GT a GT R?
Was looking at my friends the other day his a GTR such a scooter!
Thu May 03, 2012 5:42 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:42 am linkquote
I was just hangin with a guy from Manchester yesterday. He was telling me how pricey an old scoot is in England. He gave me a little history on models that were popular and why, and the bodging of bikes from gougers.
He also tried to explain the glitzy theme bikes to me, it seems that a lot of the over the top theme bikes started as bikes that have been in the family forever.
Your bike looks to still have 4 lug 8"s. The thing I always wonder about though is the key turn under the seat. Did the company install a battery?
Thu May 03, 2012 5:52 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:52 am linkquote
Yeah key is under the seat, it's pretty bling but that's the idea of it it's an original 60s MOD scooter I guess you either like this style or you don't!
Thu May 03, 2012 5:56 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:56 am linkquote
Ps sorry yeah 8 inch wheels and yes think there is a battery in there need to check that later.
It's not the quickest scooter you will ride but that doesn't bother me all that much!
Thu May 03, 2012 6:13 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 6:13 am linkquote
Glove box door has a VN specific gasket on it. Take it off any apply to the cowl itself.
Thu May 03, 2012 6:23 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 6:23 am linkquote
I like it, but I realize there was a time before all the bodge bikes flooded the market. I would say it does have some nam "tendencies" but anybody can do that with a credit card and a [redacted] order.

Why stop painting bikes two-tone and adding accessories. They were like that long before nammers came about.

Now the nam builders are learning and some of the more current offerings appear almost like correct original restorations. Does that mean we can't paint our bikes in solid colors?

I say build your own bikes how you want them. It's your ass in the saddle when it's done so you better like it.

As far as the key, I added one to my brothers Allstate when I built it. Same spot and probably the same emgo switch. I know a lot of bodges come with them but he was using it to commute to the UofM so any additional security measures (no matter how lame) hopefully helped prevent it's possible theft.

He still owns and rides it today so I guess it worked.
Thu May 03, 2012 6:30 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 6:30 am linkquote
I live in N.Ireland and to be honest you dont see many bodges dont think i have ever saw a bodge at a rally!
I like how this scoot looks it wont be to everyones tastes but as you say my ass is on the saddle and that will do me!
Thu May 03, 2012 7:07 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 7:07 am linkquote
Its a nice bike !

But it sure does have a lot of nam parts on it and does not look like Retrospective Scooters work
Thu May 03, 2012 7:31 am

Ossessionato
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Thu May 03, 2012 7:31 am linkquote
dont see many bodges cos the things barely run. but check out donedeal or gumtree and you will see tons of them for sale
Thu May 03, 2012 7:41 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 7:41 am linkquote
Stigg my friend got it from retrospective scooters 2 years ago and non of the parts on it are from nam my mate is a scooter head he wouldn't touch that shit!
Thu May 03, 2012 7:59 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 7:59 am linkquote
I think if it had a bench seat on it, people would think less nam... (for whatever reason)
I did see that same bike on 4 other sites. (couple may just be using the pic)
"rodnsods.co.uk" (had black saddle seat on it and no wing badge, but looks like the Same bike)
"newoldbike.co.uk" it what looks like it's current state (and says it was restored by Retrospective.
"solidbondscooterclub.com"

it's on a few other sites but I think just for the pic... volkszone and vespaclubofbritan
Thu May 03, 2012 8:04 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 8:04 am linkquote
I'd try and get a heritage certificate on that detailing the owners going back to 1962.

The number plate holder is nam, the petrol tank gasket is nam, the cowel door gasket is nam, the legshield wings are nam, buddy seat plate looks nam, seats look exactly the same as mine, the heavy chrome legshield trim is a favourite here too.

I know you love the bike and tbh that's really what matters. I just don't understand why your mate who knows his scoots or the shop that had it before would spend so much time and effort sourcing nammy looking parts...
Thu May 03, 2012 8:05 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 8:05 am linkquote
Yeah he put it on gum tree and eBay..solid bond is a scooter club here in Belfast
Thu May 03, 2012 8:08 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 8:08 am linkquote
I have the bench seat for it..a mutual friend recovers seats only did it a few weeks back in leather!
Thu May 03, 2012 8:10 am

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Thu May 03, 2012 8:10 am linkquote
Pretty sure it's registered with the Vespa club of Britain will check later
Thu May 03, 2012 12:10 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:10 pm linkquote
If it's not from the NAM, I simply don't get why they would source the NAM specific parts like the tank and glovebox door gaskets. The tank rubber is beyond available in England. That plate holder is NAM specific too.

That bike is not comparable to the bikes on their website.
SGN Scott wrote:
I'd try and get a heritage certificate on that detailing the owners going back to 1962.

The number plate holder is nam, the petrol tank gasket is nam, the cowel door gasket is nam, the legshield wings are nam, buddy seat plate looks nam, seats look exactly the same as mine, the heavy chrome legshield trim is a favourite here too.

I know you love the bike and tbh that's really what matters. I just don't understand why your mate who knows his scoots or the shop that had it before would spend so much time and effort sourcing nammy looking parts...
Thu May 03, 2012 12:14 pm

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1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Thu May 03, 2012 12:14 pm linkquote
Some concerning things coming from users "in the know" above. If you like it you like it.
Thu May 03, 2012 12:30 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:30 pm linkquote
I asked him tonight yeah he got the number thing on eBay and a few other parts but it's still the real deal so a few things like that doesnt take away from what it is!
I can take the wings off and change a few things but it's still an original scooter and not in bad shape for 50 years old!
Thu May 03, 2012 12:32 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:32 pm linkquote
Gickdspeed it's not from Nam kinda annoying your saying that bit arsey but there you go!
Thu May 03, 2012 12:36 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:36 pm linkquote
Are there Piaggio Sportiques? I thought they had Douglas badges.
Thu May 03, 2012 12:41 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:41 pm linkquote
For insurance it's down as a VBB
Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 pm linkquote
pretty pointless picking up on minor "faults"..

its not a restored bike.. its done how the owner at the time wanted,

the logbook or V5 will show if the bike has been imported or not...

if it really matters.. I've seen plenty of genuine "British" Vespas full of rust and with plenty of bodged repairs...
Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 pm linkquote
Billy Anthony wrote:
Gickdspeed it's not from Nam kinda annoying your saying that bit arsey but there you go!
If you don't want people thinking it's from Nam don't buy cheap Nam bling for it. If you want cheap bling then you should be ok with people thinking it's from Nam. Simple as that.

Not really my cup of tea with all the chrome but I do have to say I like the spot lights and am wondering if you are powering them by seperate battery or if they are wired?
Thu May 03, 2012 12:49 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:49 pm linkquote
Billy Anthony wrote:
For insurance it's down as a VBB
I've just checked the insurance database. The vehicle is currently not insured.

Is it being used on the roads?
Thu May 03, 2012 12:57 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:57 pm linkquote
Thu May 03, 2012 12:59 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 12:59 pm linkquote
you going to make a citizens arrest AKP??
Thu May 03, 2012 1:00 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 1:00 pm linkquote
No not yet AKP will do it next week my mate put it on the market a few weeks ago! I stated earlier that my mate wouldn't put cheap stuff on it and it's came to light after asking him he did but a few parts of eBay but it's nit picking its a genuine scooter so buff said!
Thu May 03, 2012 1:01 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 1:01 pm linkquote
gnasher wrote:
you going to make a citizens arrest AKP??
If I went around putting everyone in handcuffs that was dodgy I'd be wearing a dozen pairs.

Thu May 03, 2012 1:02 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 1:02 pm linkquote
Ha Ha
Thu May 03, 2012 4:29 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 4:29 pm linkquote
You're saying that your friend ordered glovebox door trim to be delivered to him in UK from Vietnam?

And then put it on an original UK Sportique himself?

An original UK Sportique that's not written as such on it's registration?

How would one even acquire a taste for the look of glovebox door trim?

I call shenanigans.

PS real Douglas Sportiques do have a Piaggio horncast badge, or so Google image search would seem to indicate.
Thu May 03, 2012 4:40 pm

Ossessionato
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Thu May 03, 2012 4:40 pm linkquote
Grover wrote:
You're saying that your friend ordered glovebox door trim to be delivered to him in UK from Vietnam?

And then put it on an original UK Sportique himself?

An original UK Sportique that's not written as such on it's registration?

How would one even acquire a taste for the look of glovebox door trim?

I call shenanigans.

PS real Douglas Sportiques do have a Piaggio horncast badge, or so Google image search would seem to indicate.
Hey, people have bad taste all the time, look at how many people buy smart cars.

No really, this is total BS, that bike is sketchy as hell and the OP will never admit it. So what, it's his bike, if he refuses to see the truth thats not my problem.
Thu May 03, 2012 4:45 pm

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1962 VBB
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Thu May 03, 2012 4:45 pm linkquote
Just from the pictures provided you can tell all the non-stock parts? I guess that further proves I have alot to learn. Aside from all the chrome, that whack badge and the tassels
Thu May 03, 2012 4:58 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 4:58 pm linkquote
Dude! (Bill) if you like it and it's solid... get it! If you dig the "stuff" on there... rock it, if you don't... change it, but don't change it to please anyone but yourself, and don't give Any thought to those whose bag isn't that stuff... It'll be you bike... end of story... That's what it's ALL about!!!!
And remember... when you here shit talkers... Consider the source... and remember your taste may not be theirs... That's it... someone already wrote this above... simple... If it's a solid frame and motor... those are the bones and count... the chingaderas people add is nothing more than personal preference.
I've seen many a bike I wouldn't be caught dead on, but I keep it to myself and remember a little "whatchoo talking 'bout Willis"!!! In fact go you tube a different stokes episode, learn the theme song and live by it's meassage... get the "Arnold" tatoo too... that'll give people something to talk about other than what THEY think of your bike...
Gonna go watch now... "cause it takes.. different strokes to rule the wohorhorld" ( sing it, you'll feel better.. I know I do)
Thu May 03, 2012 5:17 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 5:17 pm linkquote
I own a NAM bike. I like it. It is a p125x and I ride it lots when I am back in Sai Gon.

The OP can like the bike or not, I don't care. I really like my NAM bike. That being said, what a few of us are saying is it is more than likely that bike was sourced from the NAM. No one in England sources NAM specific gas tank and glovebox door gaskets.

IMHO, that is a Ly Thai To special.
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