View Full Version : one for scooterist

20-01-2012, 11:43 PM
heres something for ya to drool atthumbup.gif

http://www.adverts.ie/car/other-motorbikes/other-motorbikes/1965-other-motorbikes-other-motorbikes-for-sale/1263624?notification=7a8dab12a3325d4443d182bcb4bfc 8de-1327102161#comment_6277614

20-01-2012, 11:53 PM
the bloody price of it

Hardly Davidson
21-01-2012, 10:34 AM
heres a tip: http://scoot.net/faq/Asian_Restorations

21-01-2012, 01:26 PM
i just asked your man is it on the original reg plate, if not its more than likely one of these asian imports

Hardly Davidson
21-01-2012, 05:14 PM
has a few hallmarks of the vietbodge anyway, it actually looks VERY like a bike i know of.

Hardly Davidson
21-01-2012, 07:41 PM
ive been looking at the pictures a good bit today, there seems to be somthing seriously wrong with the forks.
look at the front wheel.
http://c0.dmlimg.com/1fc1c1c2db5852e08ffc380475e263365756a67c55efde32e6 4571832fb64008.jpg

also, im pretty sure the shock is meant to be flush there where it mounts, theres a big gap in that.

http://c0.dmlimg.com/1fc1c1c2db5852e08ffc380475e26336aabcf3e95a7c468117 f0c0c5d739037f.jpg

its also got a later vespa px style kickstart, meaning its either a px engine or someone has split the engine and changed the kickstart quadrant with a later one.

22-01-2012, 06:33 PM
your man just got back to me sean, new reg plate!!!

Hardly Davidson
22-01-2012, 07:11 PM
definitely a vietnam bodge anyway just noticed too the 2 silver tabs on the hub there, basically those are the wheel studs the closest to the camera one there seems to have been drilled out and replaced with a 13mm bolt, it should be a non removable stud like the one further from the camera.

Hardly Davidson
22-01-2012, 07:42 PM

heres some more, notice how it has a px or later style brake pedal from the adverts one, more than likely 4 or 5 frames sellotaped together with a load of filler ontop

theres a fuckload of these on dd, a lot more than there used to be anyway. its a damn shame they are being sold here now, complete death traps and it will give the vespa more than a bad name, if your lucky the engine will blow up on day 1, if your unlucky your brakes will fail or your frame/forks will fall apart when your riding it

http://www.thevespawizard.com.au/the_black_vbb.htm article thats well worth a read on the subject


22-01-2012, 08:03 PM
and they're not fuckin cheap!

Hardly Davidson
22-01-2012, 08:37 PM
youd be better off paying 600-1000 for a recent enough px with disk brake, very reliable once minded and loads of modern features, and best of all you wont kill yourself off it. if you must have the looks of an older bike do your homework!