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Old 14th May 2012, 13:34   #121
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Hi sanjeev bhai

I had been away from the thread for a long time as my system had crashed,saw the pics awesome is the word. in fact an inspiration indeed.

i also updated ma thread check it out. hope you get the paoer issue resolved soon

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Hey Sushil...!!! Brother, Glad to see you on my thread.
You already know, i was waiting for your comments Thanks for the appreciation buddy.

Just checked your thread, very detailed explanation of the procedure you have given. Thanks for sharing the information.
The Scooter is running fine, it is a weekend runner. I get time only on the weekends to take it out.

Happy to see that you are already munching miles on your beauty. Hope to get my Bajaj 150 soon in my hands I will keep you updated.
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Two Generations coming together for a Photoshoot

Excuse me for Picture Quality, taken from my Mobile Camera.

PS: The LX-125 belongs to one of my Friend.
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Good to see the classic and the modern side by side! I seriously feel that Vespa should come up with a front mudguard mounted number plate as an option as the numbers on the front of the body spoil the looks of this excellent design.

Sharma_Sanjeevi : Did you convert your Vespa's electricals to 12V?

Regards and Keep Revving,

Rahul Waghmare.

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Old 6th December 2012, 09:26   #124
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Sharma_Sanjeevi : Did you convert your Vespa's electricals to 12V?

Regards and Keep Revving,
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Thanks Rahul..!!

No dear, yet not changed the Electricals to 12V. As my mechanic is missing from scene from last 3 months.
He is supposed to be back in January, and dont want to go ahead with any other mechanic.

I am very particular / posessive about my beauty, as you know we all are

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Two Generations coming together for a Photoshoot

Excuse me for Picture Quality, taken from my Mobile Camera.

PS: The LX-125 belongs to one of my Friend.
Nice to see the two beauties getting along.. If you look closely the newer vespa looks at the older one and the older one looks away as if "i know i am good"..

She is looking just great sir.. I hope the paperwork issue is sorted out now..

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Priyadarshan sir, your vespa and the one I have restored share one more thing similar i.e., the rear view mirror fitting welded to the handle (I guess it was then a mod done by few owners) as the vespas, bajaj 150 handles don't have a hole to fix the rear view mirror unless a shabby clamp is fixed with two bolts and I remember it used to tear the knees of the rider.

1.important thing, please remove those rexine covers on the dome as they will rust the domes, even a small amount of moisture while kept in the winter nights will spoil the domes. In case you need them to avoid scratches then you need to think of other alternatives but definitely not at the cost of the original domes.
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Nice to see the two beauties getting along.. If you look closely the newer vespa looks at the older one and the older one looks away as if "i know i am good"..

She is looking just great sir.. I hope the paperwork issue is sorted out now..
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Dear Priyadarshan,

Glad to see you after such a long time on my thread, how are you buddy..!! Hope you return soon. Thanks for the comments.

Paper work issue is yet not sorted out, i am continuously following up. Lets see how it goes. Wish me luck

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Priyadarshan sir, your vespa and the one I have restored share one more thing similar i.e., the rear view mirror fitting welded to the handle (I guess it was then a mod done by few owners) as the vespas, bajaj 150 handles don't have a hole to fix the rear view mirror unless a shabby clamp is fixed with two bolts and I remember it used to tear the knees of the rider.

1.important thing, please remove those rexine covers on the dome as they will rust the domes, even a small amount of moisture while kept in the winter nights will spoil the domes. In case you need them to avoid scratches then you need to think of other alternatives but definitely not at the cost of the original domes.
Dear Bala,

Thanks for suggestion regarding Rexine Covers, i would get them removed ASAP. Considering Mumbai weather, it is indeed dangerous with respect to rust accumulation. Can you suggest some alternative to prevent scratches ?

For Handle mounted Mirror hole, this, i think is an original fitment. Its not a modification. While restoring i observed, when the paint was removed totally. There were no signs of this being welded on to the Handle.

So i guess, this is an original fitment. Please do cross check with your scooter, and if possible can you post your scooter handlebar picture as well ?

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Sharma Sir sorry for the name error

I will definitely get you another alternative for the dome covers need to check for the pictures. AFAIK the rear view mirror mod still seems to me as a mod done by the owners and also confirmed by my tinkerer, if it was an original fitment then why not on all the scooters. I strongly remember I have never seen this kind of arrangement in scooters here in Hyd or the place I visited in A.P. I guess gurus can clarify. I will post the handle bar of the scooter I have and along with it I will also post the pic of my 64 scooter as well.
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Priyadarshan sir, your vespa and the one I have restored share one more thing similar i.e., the rear view mirror fitting welded to the handle (I guess it was then a mod done by few owners) as the vespas, bajaj 150 handles don't have a hole to fix the rear view mirror unless a shabby clamp is fixed with two bolts and I remember it used to tear the knees of the rider.

1.important thing, please remove those rexine covers on the dome as they will rust the domes, even a small amount of moisture while kept in the winter nights will spoil the domes. In case you need them to avoid scratches then you need to think of other alternatives but definitely not at the cost of the original domes.
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Dear Priyadarshan,

Glad to see you after such a long time on my thread, how are you buddy..!! Hope you return soon. Thanks for the comments.

Paper work issue is yet not sorted out, i am continuously following up. Lets see how it goes. Wish me luck



Dear Bala,

Thanks for suggestion regarding Rexine Covers, i would get them removed ASAP. Considering Mumbai weather, it is indeed dangerous with respect to rust accumulation. Can you suggest some alternative to prevent scratches ?

For Handle mounted Mirror hole, this, i think is an original fitment. Its not a modification. While restoring i observed, when the paint was removed totally. There were no signs of this being welded on to the Handle.

So i guess, this is an original fitment. Please do cross check with your scooter, and if possible can you post your scooter handlebar picture as well ?

Sanjeev Sir, Bala is absolutely right about those rexine covers. Get rid of them as soon as possible. If not moisture, it will certainly accumulate dust and ruin the fine paint job you have done..

Bala, I wish i had a vespa to say yes to your post here. Will get it someday though.

Priyadarshan
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Priyadarshan you sure will get your vespa soon for sure, I bet! all that you need to do is keep an eye on them, there are still few of them plying on the road, I've seen some beautiful examples still driven by the old people, though they will not part with them that easily but still they are the ones you should prefer. All the best.

Sanjeev please find the alternative to prevent scratches on the domes, still we are using the rexine on the domes but not stuck to it. Look at the pic the rexine is folded between the beading underneath the dome and they flutter like wings when the scooter is in motion, this is an age old design and were used in those days, I remember my dad used to have this on his Vespa then. Unfortunately I don't have the sizes but your upholstery guy can figure out or to simplify go for an inch or two more than the dickey bonnet/lid and with similar curve at the bottom have them on the both domes (not glued) . It is easy to wipe out dust and water and keeps the dome away from rust. Hope this will help you sir, please feel free to ask any question in regards to this.
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Sanjeev please find the alternative to prevent scratches on the domes, still we are using the rexine on the domes but not stuck to it. Look at the pic the rexine is folded between the beading underneath the dome and they flutter like wings when the scooter is in motion, this is an age old design and were used in those days, I remember my dad used to have this on his Vespa then. Unfortunately I don't have the sizes but your upholstery guy can figure out or to simplify go for an inch or two more than the dickey bonnet/lid and with similar curve at the bottom have them on the both domes (not glued) . It is easy to wipe out dust and water and keeps the dome away from rust. Hope this will help you sir, please feel free to ask any question in regards to this.
Thanks a lot Bala. I will try to get something like this made by my upholstery guy, which you have shown in picture.

Do post picture of your scooter's Handlebar.

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Sanjeev Sir, Bala is absolutely right about those rexine covers. Get rid of them as soon as possible. If not moisture, it will certainly accumulate dust and ruin the fine paint job you have done..
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Thanks Priyadarshan, I will surely get rid of these covers.

And, as Bala & you are suggesting, will get some covers customised for my beauty. Likewise shown in pic posted by Bala.
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Hi Sanjeev, We would love to see the updates.

BTW, i have handed over the spares list to the guy who stocks some genuine/Replica Vespa spares. He's promised me to take out whatever he finds Original and keep the quote ready in a days time

I saw few interesting stuffs for the Vespa 150 there

1) Stickers and monogram pack
2) Vespa aluminium tail light assembly ( Replica )
3) Vespa side folding foot rest ( sample piece but Broken )
4) White wall inserts
5) White side beadings

Lets hope i find what you need at the right price
Sanjeev, Your Vespa rocks! You've done a great job, now enjoy it. How has the paint held up?

Pavan, I'm in B'lore too and curious to meet the guys who stocks some of the spares/parts (e.g. rubber, speedo cables, etc). I'm just about to embark on my resto project as well. If possible, please send me a PM or contact details.

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Sanjeev, Your Vespa rocks! You've done a great job, now enjoy it. How has the paint held up?

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Thanks Miniwarmth.
The Paint has held up very well till now, no chipping nothing at all.
Hope it remains Shiny like this for coming years as well.

I will try to keep it Pristine condition, as far as possibly. As i have an open parking, so i need to be more cautious.
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hi, nicely restored.
can you provide a breakup of the total expenses?
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