VESPAAAAAAA :)

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by davidoft, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. davidoft

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    saw this non runner on facebook a few miles away, seems like i had to buy it :D

    was restored a long time ago then just left out in the garden :eek:

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    Borrowed my mates van to collect it

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    what a lovely coil wire :eek:

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    carbs a bit gooey too, but the 2 strokes kept it from corroding
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    those point dont look to clever

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  2. Dubs

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    What’s the going rate for mixed scrap? :thinking:
     
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  3. Great restoration project
     
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  4. davidoft

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    a small fortune
     
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  5. Is that it? I thought you'd got a phone full of recommissioning pictures:D
     
  6. davidoft

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    slowly slowly catchy monkey ;)
     
  7. You can have the next month off...;)x
     
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  8. I so want a Vespa. I had a Taiwanese knockoff of a PX150 back in the 80’s. It would go just fast enough to kill ya. Just a basic P200E would do it. They are not so numerous in the northeastern US. California smog laws resulted in the 2 stroke models no longer being imported. Only 1 state but it was most of the US market.
     
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  9. You gonna Subaru dat?
     
  10. davidoft

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    easy peasy ;)
     
  11. davidoft

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    I’m definitely much cooler now I have one :cool:
     
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  12. and I didn't think that possible!
     
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  13. I should clarify; I didn't think you could be less uncool :p
     
  14. davidoft

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    o_O:p
     
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  16. davidoft

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    tyres had been sat flat for 10 years, went through the mot though :eek:
    better safe than sorry so a threw caution to the wind and purchased 2 bra new tyres :D

    little bit of wood for the perfectly balanced scoot

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  17. Dazza

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    Dump the split rims and get some tubeless ones:thumbsup:
     
  18. davidoft

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    nah, theyre minta now ;)
     
  19. Dazza

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    They go down very quick as well when punctured , far safer to go tubeless with slime
     
  20. 976F1ED9-DF4F-4363-AFA1-06F99A53A724.jpeg Curious about your Vespa. What model is it? What size engine does it have? Do you have any plans to kit the engine, etc?

    I recently picked up a 1962 Vespa VBB 150. It is slower than the 80’s 150 I had years ago. The body is rough but not rusty. The engine has a lurchy third gear. I’m considering rebuilding the engine with a 177 piston kit. I hope to use it for longer distance rides on secondary roads so hoping to get the cruising speed closer to 55-60 mph.

    Nice scoot!
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