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    My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by lucasgomersall on Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:38 am

    Just thought I'd let everyone know what I'm putting back together during the following few months... So here we go, complete documentation of the Vespa's rebuild... First off, a shot of the scooter in it's entirety: Note the Ulma cling film mudguard embellisher that is there because the forks weren't completed before before put in.
    The headset without speedo and speedo cable...Kind of shows the quality of the paint, but doesn't do it justice:
    The rear hub:As can be seen, most of the nuts and bolts and washers and the bits that if weren't noticed would be quite scary to ride on:
    Carb entrance:

    Cylinder and cables:

    Gear selector:

    Under the tank... Really shows how nothing on the paint job's been missed:
    The engine in it's magnificence... Just need a torque wrench to put it in properly:

    Another shot of the scooter:

    Opinions? I know Wally and Jord'd put 80's plastic all over it, but I think after the mudguard's been chromed along with the sidepanels, a couple of Hub embellishers and a metalplast flyscreen have been put on, it could be a winner?
    Maybe a horncast embellisher as well?
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:38 am

    Thats smart mate
    I do like the heasets on them

    But I think a chrome muddy and panels would kill it Evil or Very Mad
    IMO ofcourse
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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by Wally on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:51 am

    ttscshaggy wrote:Thats smart mate
    I do like the heasets on them

    But I think a chrome muddy and panels would kill it Evil or Very Mad
    IMO ofcourse

    Seconded


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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by JamesD on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:54 am

    i think the colour scheme jezza had on his on top gear in vietnam was cool as! i think older vespas look cool when they have a nice metallic spray job, but that's just me Smile
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    Post by 2ToneJake on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:43 am

    very nice, i wouldnt put the flyscreen on though - looks lush as it is

    what cc is it?
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    Post by Dean on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:29 am

    Dont listen to no one... Always do whatevr you want to do, but i think chrome panels and muddy would look great.. ive never liked horncast embellishments but like i say your choice... and a flyscreen would look great

    its gonna look Great!!
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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by NorthernJordan on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:41 am

    Looks great, really like the colour. But i can see it going well with chrome side panels and front mudguard. Personally, i think it would look better with some chrome embellishers on the side panels and mud guard. But then again it is your scooter.



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    Post by lucasgomersall on Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:17 pm

    It's a 150cc, so getting it past the DVLA and insurance'll be a shit, but I love her.

    That's the sorta thing I wanna go for, but without the florida bars. With one of these flyscreens?

    Yes, I know it's not a GS, but it's just to show what it'll look like with that headset. Get a couple of Ken Cobbing balloon grips that my mate's selling to me and bam, a simple but effective mod scooter with no tat.
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    Post by 2ToneJake on Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:19 pm

    lush
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    Post by Wally on Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:32 pm

    Gay No


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    Post by 2ToneJake on Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:46 pm

    what's gay bout it?
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    Post by Dean on Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:23 pm

    Its sick!
    and wally is just commenting about his own sexuality it seems Smile
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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by lucasgomersall on Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:31 pm

    Alright, guess it's going to be a SIP seat with a P200 block in it and a matt black paint job. Wink
    Nah, at least I'm not going excessive on the accessory and chrome thing. Can't stand that on Vespas.
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    Post by Wally on Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:11 am

    Sorry lads, I was drunk in charge of a laptop this morning. Surely what I meant to say is that "the scooters in question are infact the height of sophistication and exude a certain masculine charm, which I for one just love"

    ... maybe not quite those words albino .

    But it's your scoot mate and I certainly shouldn't be allowed to give style tips. That said I do prefer a plain looking vintage myself - no accessories and generally not messed with. I'd say good decision to forgo the lights and mirrors they are just wrong...

    and balloon grips are extremely uncomfortable by the way


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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:59 am

    Like wally says its your scooter, do what you want. But i think the chrome front mudguard is overkill.


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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by JamesD on Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:14 am



    one of the lads vespas. nicest vespa ever imo
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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by lucasgomersall on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:47 am

    JamesD wrote:

    one of the lads vespas. nicest vespa ever imo

    Funny you should send a picture of a Vespa with racing stripes, I was looking at an old picture of some lads sat on two GS's, one of them in a Jaguar style British Racing Green with the Le Mans racing stripes.
    If I was to chrome the muddy and panels, I'd buy aftermarket chrome ones and then keep the originals as is, so if I get bored then they're always there.
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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:11 am

    That might be the way to go, but wouldn't changing the mudguard be a bit of a pig?


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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by Dean on Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:04 am

    NorthernJordan wrote:That might be the way to go, but wouldn't changing the mudguard be a bit of a pig?
    hmmm, when i came of my 1st bajaj i had to change the muddy, wasnt half as bad as i thought it was gonna be Smile
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    Post by lucasgomersall on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 am

    Mehhh easy job on my Vespa. Single pinch bolt and just disconnect the froke brake. Easy stuff!
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    Post by Wally on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:52 am

    lucasgomersall wrote:Mehhh easy job on my Vespa. Single pinch bolt and just disconnect the froke brake. Easy stuff!

    There should be some locking rings on there young man albino


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    Post by lucasgomersall on Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:22 am

    Yeah, of course Wals. But everyone assumes that forks do incorporate them. Wink
    I mean taking the headset off and all that balls.
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    Post by Wally on Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:41 am

    I was being facetious mate... it's been a quiet day Razz


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    Re: My Vespa VBB rebuild

    Post by lucasgomersall on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:20 pm

    Update -
    Just bought a chrome mudguard for £30, so I can keep the original and not have to worry about chroming prices... Full nut, bolt and washer set due today, along with a junction box, fuel hose, stand kit, brake light switch and packing... Nice one. Very Happy
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    Post by Dean on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:26 pm

    lucasgomersall wrote:Update -
    Just bought a chrome mudguard for £30, so I can keep the original and not have to worry about chroming prices... Full nut, bolt and washer set due today, along with a junction box, fuel hose, stand kit, brake light switch and packing... Nice one. Very Happy

    Very nice..... where you get a chrome muddy for that cheap???

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