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Old 06-16-2008, 04:59 AM
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It wasn't until recently that I have fallen back in love with a project I almost abandoned. About 4 years ago I picked up a 1974 Vespa 90. I bought it not knowing if it ran or knowing it's history. The guy I bought it from got it from a storage unit auction. Once I got the scooter home I filled it with gas and attempted to start it, seeing as how the kick started was broken and the throttle cable was snaped I had to get inventive. I pushed the scooter up the big hill by my parents house, grabbed onto the throttle cable with my right hand as I had to shift with my left, then began rolling down the hill in second gear with the clutch in, at about 30mph I dumped the clutch.......IT STARTED!!!!!

Fast Forward to now and since then I had replaced the throttle cable so it work normally. With gas prices the way they are and my close proximity to work, I've decided to get the Scooter into running order.

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It needs a few things. The head light is complete but a clip is broken off the rim and is currently in my parents garage while the JB Weld cures. Other than that, it need new front brakes shoes, a new kickstarter, a horn, and a few turn signals to be street-able.

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The engine is in good working order. Once it's going, it idles great, doesn't spew blue-smoke, and just overall sounds like a champ. It has 3.1 horsepower, it's a beautiful thing.

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Vespa's have a very unique shifter. Clutch in and twist to change gears, it takes a little getting used to but once you do, it's pretty easy.

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It really moving here but you cant tell.

I got some parts to order, I'll have and update in a few weeks as I really want to get this guy on the road by mid August.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:02 AM
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dude paul... thats sweet
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:03 AM
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I don't have any "mods" on my scooter, but I am thinking about making it into a bitchen' bike once I get it legit. I'm thinking of painting it a OEM MINI color, referable a retired Cooper only color, Silk Green, Velvet Red, Solar Red, Cosmos Black, or doing something crazy like urban camo or something.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:04 AM
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dude paul... thats sweet
Thanks!!!! It'll be sweeter once it's got a plate!!!

And I take care of THIS!!!!!!!

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..it's only on the surface.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:09 AM
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That is nuts. That thing fits you so well. I wish I could buy a scooter to save gas $$$.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:50 AM
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hahaha that thing is f'n awesome
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:18 AM
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frickin' cool Paulie, frickin' cool.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:24 AM
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we've got a new vespa at home, but i like the old ones better . I'm curious, are these vespa's popular, cause in belgium i see a lot of them oldies
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:49 AM
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great paul! I love vintage scooters!
just one thing: can't you get rid of these enormous turning lights?
EU versions didn't had any, at least try fitting some smaller one.
anyway it's such a cool way to move around, I dig it!
I also have a vintage scooter to restore, it's a '61 Innocenti Lambretta 125 Li, here it is
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and that's the way it'll be once restored
http://www.racinglambrettas.com/Lamb...I/finale02.jpg

try this link to get some useful info http://www.scooterhelp.com/
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:39 AM
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that's hot!
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:47 AM
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ours looks kinda girlisch, allthough my mom can't hold em steady and allready dropped it . It is fun to drive though . Curious how yours is gonna look like
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:58 AM
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That a lovely old Vespa you got there!

When are you going to start moddin' it!

How about a few wing mirrors?

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Old 06-16-2008, 10:11 AM
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Glad to see you are finally getting this scooter going Paul. I love it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:50 PM
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I've had blenders with more HP than that!

pretty neet tho
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Silk green and pepper white! That'd be hot

Awesome little vespa....looks like fun
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