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    Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 22:46
I bought this as a 'barn find' two years ago - 1965 original. Shot to pieces and held together by rust! Spent 12 months stripping, blasting, cutting, welding, priming, spraying, re-looming, cabling and swearing! Dropped a 200 engine in so picks up to about 70mph - 10" wheels and drum brakes.........what could possibly go wrong?! I avidly avoid the scooter scene - some guy in a parka told me last weekend that I could put in a Pinasco 215 top end and get.......19bhp and 75mph......woooooo..........that's dropping into second gear on my Tuono!
 
That said it's a fun little run around and looks nice sat next to my Nero Tuono - Beauty and the Beast!
 
Perhaps I should let Griff loose on it - V-Twin GS Vespa - now there's a thought!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paddedcell100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 23:16
Ooh...i like that ...had a couple of later Vespa's when I was a boy, not as nice as that though, very smart and a lovely addition to the collection, top work that man .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rsvwalt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 10:56
I was always a lambretta man myself, did the scooter scene in the early 80's and had some great times, covering more miles than the so called bikers I worked with. Then I bought my mates kh250 and did over 40,000 miles on it and it's been bikes ever since.
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nice vespa...
wish I never sold my lambretta
 
ported 190 kit, 24mm dellorto, kegra expansion pipe sounded like a moto-crosserEvil Smile
 
disc brake front end with shortened headstock chopped legsheilds, no  floor boards,  rearset footpegs,
 
it was no show winner but it flew Thumbs Up and scare the crap out of me handling LOL


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Why! It’s like sitting on a mobile toilet , no mirrors to kick either , ahhhhh those were the days !
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Better to have something you don't need than need something you don't have....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 14:17
Nice but I think that would be lethal

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paddedcell100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 14:39
Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

Nice but I think that would be lethal



Be funny on a trackday at Mallory though
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Originally posted by Paddedcell100 Paddedcell100 wrote:

How's about something like this 😎

http://classic-motorbikes.net/what-wed-like-to-buy-today-350-ypvs-lambretta/
rossa/ rosser conversions?
 
have you ever seen the one with the rg500 engine squeezed in it!!!!
 
 
 
infact if you like engine conversions into lammys check this out
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paddedcell100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 16:18
Well that's just rude....hahaha...an RG500 powered Lammy ...i love things like that, that might be stretching it a bit far though .
I do love those 350 engined conversions though,I could have one of those in the collection quite happily
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Wasn't there a GPz900 engined scooter on YouTube once?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paddedcell100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 19:17
Just to take things that one step further though, what about this...i think it went up in flames shortly after being built(which was probably for the best ), but what a blast that would have been...

https://youtu.be/E5ASczHtLSw
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 19:32
Now, I like that!

Griff needs to get on with putting one of the 990's into his Grom!
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Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

Now, I like that!

Griff needs to get on with putting one of the 990's into his Grom!


Amazingly well put together by the looks of it wasn't it, I think it could have done with some wheelie bars though
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