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Old 21st November 2009, 20:33   #436
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Many 'lower-level' guys who have old vehicles, despite having the interest, don't really understand the value of originality. One of them, though appreciative of my scoot, commented "iska painting zara hatke karAne ki baath thi! Kuch metallic colouraan mein...".....Oh well, to each their own!
Rightly said, to each his own. The whole thing about scootering is about being extravagant. outlandish, etc. I guess this is one place where "non-originality" is easily forgiven. Although I'd love to keep my vehicles as original as possible, I'd love to experiment on colors on my scoots, afterall it was made famous by the hippies of the 70s.
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Old 25th November 2009, 15:11   #437
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Greetings.

After regretably selling my last Lambretta, a one owner 62 example, the bug bit me once more and I am happy to share pictures of my latest acquisition with you - a very rare (in India) 1965 Lambretta Li 150 'Special'.

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Originally purchased and registered in Ooty as MDN something, she came to Kolhapur in 1970 and stayed with the same owner since. Years of wear and tear are naturally showing, and the handle bar has been replaced with that of a Vijai. Otherwise most things are in place (barring those sleek side trim 'spears'), and she starts and runs well.

I have some queries for the Lambretta gurus out there.
  • How does this engine differ from the ones fitted to local scooters, if any?
  • Are the drums supposed to be different on this scooter (compared to what is fitted, better pics later)
  • Any sources online where I can source the orignial handle bar, headlight and meter?
  • Anything else that you see out of place?
I'm very fortunate to have got this rare machine, and look forward to restoration process.
That looks like a Special 150 but what has happened to the headset? The one fitted is off a post 1969 Italian machine at the eldest. More likely it is off a Vijay.

Oops! Sorry karlosdeville, did'nt see your note about the handlebar.

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Old 25th November 2009, 15:29   #438
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Wow! looking back through this thread really reminds me of my mispent youth.
There were loads of motorcycle breakers about in the 60s and 70s and we could source all sorts of parts off scrap scooters,. Spent a lot of my time doing that.

The engine in the Li Special 150 was not a lot different to the later GP or your Vijay but the gear ratios were changed, there was an adjustable kickstart ramp, the rear drum was different and the barrell porting was different.
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Here's a picture of my Italian 1967 Special 150
In the UK it is the SX150
It was imported in 2008
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Team,

A bit of information hope someone finds it useful: Qualis suspension rubber bush perfectly fits onto engine mounting bush.
I was not able to find bushes in whole Pune and landed doing the above thing and it perfectly got in
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Guys,

found this spare part fellow in Delhi stocking Lambretta parts,

Lambretta GP-200 Spare Parts - KHANEJA AUTO PARTS, New Delhi, India

Might be a resource to some one.
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Guys,

found this spare part fellow in Delhi stocking Lambretta parts,

Lambretta GP-200 Spare Parts - KHANEJA AUTO PARTS, New Delhi, India

Might be a resource to some one.
'tried contacting them earlier, around 2-3years ago- no response.

I reckon they are an EOU and entertain only customers from abroad.
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He IS an exporter. The site is connected to TradeIndia
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'tried contacting them earlier, around 2-3years ago- no response.

I reckon they are an EOU and entertain only customers from abroad.
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He IS an exporter. The site is connected to TradeIndia
I din't knew of that. There are many other fellas in capital who make custom bike parts and all of them for export, poor us we starve for parts.
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I din't knew of that. There are many other fellas in capital who make custom bike parts and all of them for export, poor us we starve for parts.
It seems EOU's get some subsidies from the Govt. A 100% EOU means that all produce has to be exported, NOTHING can be sold locally. The Govt. can withdraw subsidies if it finds out that not all the produce is being exported. But I wonder how the Govt. can track these things. Surely, a part of the produce will reach the local market through some loopholes. Those who have the right contacts and influence will be able to get their hands on these parts.
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Supposing someone outside of India orders the parts for collection!
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Supposing someone outside of India orders the parts for collection!
Rightly said! This is the biggest loophole that I can think of. Someone in a neighbouring country (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) could order parts from India, hang on to them for some time, and then export those same parts back into India. I say "neighbouring country", because I imagine anyone who would do this, would want to keep the costs low while exporting and importing.
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Or if someone in another part of the world ordered the parts and told the supplier they would be collected by a 'representative' in India
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Dear Sid and Saurav,

need your help for API side panel monogram. also the horncast monogram for LI150 which says "lambretta innocenti" and LY150 which says "API Lambretta"
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Fantastic that you guys are restoring these Indian Lambrettas to original
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