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Old 27th November 2008, 13:08   #16
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Suren, can your chap locate me handle bar grips and a side foot rest like that?
Shall ask hillram to check with the mechanic since I have misplaced his number. One thing for sure is, the grips he did say that he would not be able to locate (hillram did ask him when we were taking delivery). The side footrest is something hillram might be able to find out about.

Karl while at it, could you take a snap of the speedo on your scooter and post it here? Mine has a Bajaj speedo and is not the original. Would like to see if I could hunt for one.
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Karl,Suren...checked about Handle grips and Footrest..Both can be purchased from a guy in Secunderabad..I will let you know the prices by tomorrow.

Karl..make that 2 Speedometeres if you can..i need one for my Vespa too.

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Karl while at it, could you take a snap of the speedo on your scooter and post it here? Mine has a Bajaj speedo and is not the original. Would like to see if I could hunt for one.
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Karl..make that 2 Speedometeres if you can..i need one for my Vespa too.
Here is my meter, also with the Bajaj logo on it.

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I too thought it was not original, but a senior restorer confirmed with me that in 63 this very same meter was offered. Since everything else on the scoot is largely untouched, I dont have reason to doubt him. The bill of sale of my scoot has Bajaj prominently on the letter head.

62 possibly had black VDO units, similar in size. Prior to that were the larger units with piaggio script on them

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A small update: I have begun using my Vespa as my daily ride, starting today. I just loved the drone of the silencer as it constantly revs even with the hand off of the accelerator.

Got my tyres changed today to Ceat Securas, the ones on the scooter were pathetic and offered a really scary ride when it came to riding on bad roads.

There is one small thing that nags me though: Is it normal for the Handlebar (front Fork) to have a slight shaking movement when it is driven in slightly higher speeds? This was very much pronounced when the tyres were not changed. After the tyre change it has reduced considerably. My mechanic feels it is Ok, but I just want to make sure that it is Ok to be so.

Mods can we have this Whole thread moved to the Post 1950 Section of the Vintage thread since all discussion is of Classics, for I see not much of Interaction when it is in the Motorbikes thread?
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Suren and Hillram, You continue to enthuse!! Wow classic pieces you have there!

I am still to overcome my hangover of Ram's Corolla!! AWESOME!
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Suren and Hillram, You continue to enthuse!! Wow classic pieces you have there!

I am still to overcome my hangover of Ram's Corolla!! AWESOME!
Thank you for the compliments Shrikanth and yes I am truly loving the Vespa, The engine is a dream and the drone is to die for. Am looking to buy an Open face helmet though since the closed face helmet that I have drowns the drone of the engine.

Ram's Corolla Sigh, how true, it really is a beauty and definitely stood out in FK's parking lot, and how.

John Keats was definitely right in writing "A thing of beauty is a joy forever".

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Yes Sir, my two and hundred cents too!!
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There is one small thing that nags me though: Is it normal for the Handlebar (front Fork) to have a slight shaking movement when it is driven in slightly higher speeds?
This happens on account of imbalance in tyres. Unfortunately I don't think we have a commercially available tyre balancer with a smaller spindle to handle two wheeler tyres. I face this problem on my VFR (albeit very very slight) following a tyre change
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This happens on account of imbalance in tyres. Unfortunately I don't think we have a commercially available tyre balancer with a smaller spindle to handle two wheeler tyres. I face this problem on my VFR (albeit very very slight) following a tyre change
Thanks for the valuable input DKG, lemme check what my mechanic can do about it. Worst case scenario a change of the rims (to new ones) would do, I hope.
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Worst case scenario a change of the rims (to new ones) would do, I hope.
Unless the rims had suffered damage there shouldn't be any reason to change them. Also even with a new rim imbalance can occur as the tyre often is not even in weight. Balancing is the only solution else we just need to live with that slight wobble.
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Suren,Get Surya
The feeling of immnese joy when i drive/ride these beauties is awesome.I dont even get such kicks in a modern car.Its something to die for.
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Hillram I agree. After meeting die hard vintage enthusiasts like you and Suren, I have gone back to the people I have sold my Yamaha Rx 100(Black) 1990 make!!( My graduation days!!) I would be glad to get it back in any form and restore it.( ah my pleasure, it would be!)
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I have a friend of mine who is coming from UK and has agreed to carry some parts for my 1963 vespa.

while browsing ebay, i came across many accessories for the vespa and one of such was the flyscreen for which the pix is attached.

I need to know if you would think, this will fit the vespas that were sold in India and also if any one knows what was the vespa 150 model known in the UK market?

Does anyone know a source for the floor trims, like the one is pix posted by Karl?
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I need to know if you would think, this will fit the vespas that were sold in India and also if any one knows what was the vespa 150 model known in the UK market?
As the vespas even in India were basically Italian initially, it should fit by all means.
Also, wasn't Vespa 150, the "home-market" name used everywhere?
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i am looking for lambretta gp 200 which come same like vijai super but model year is 1969 to 1971 any leads will be appreciated as i want to add this model in my collection of rare italian lambrettas.
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