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itsraininginPDX Matthew Hamm
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Hi all. I am a returning twostrokesmoke member from Portland, Oregon - but that was like too many years ago. I've sold off all my scooters and spare parts over the past decade, all except for a 1960 VBA (150). I rebuilt the engine umm... also many years ago, and it's been sitting. I'm finally looking to get this thing back together and back on the road. This is the oldest Vespa I have owned, and is very different than the Lambretta that was my most recent old faithful steed. So I will no doubt need some advice. I'm also looking for some more scootering pals in PDX if anyone wants to hang out. ~Matthew

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biggraham Graham MacFarlane
Felton, CA, USA   USA
Hello everybody! Returning to scootering after a lengthy break, My last steed, back in Scotland, was a super tuned malossi T5, so, in a spirited attempt to recapture my past glory and performance, I was lucky enough to scoop up this:

http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic87680

My plan is to add a disc, rejet for sea level then have fun w Harleys smiling smiley

May ditch the indicators, going for an early p look, I have smooth panels and a bajaj front fender(also smooth sides, but with an old-school seam.


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gmvillan Gregg Miller
Mesa, AZ, USA   USA
Hey Folks,

Long-time scooterist here in Arizona, via Birmingham, England, Rhode Island and New York. My current P125X (with a P200E engine) was my second state-side purchase. I recently parted ways with my 1967 Sprint before moving to AZ. In the UK I owned (in no particular order) a 50 Special, a 100 Sport, a 125 Primavera and a 150 Super. The 150 Super was my "baby" as I essentially took an empty body and forks and built it back up piece by piece. Then alas, just as it was giving me great joy and service it was stolen and crashed by some local joy-riders.
Currently I'm in the process of rebuilding the motor on my P125/200. All the usual stuff (bearings, seals, cruciform etc) AND for the first time, I'm going to try some case porting to match up with a brand new Malossi 210 kit! It's a little scary to be thinking of grinding away at the cases, but I'm hoping for some online wisdom to help me along the way.....

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kb6emh Kenneth Robertson
Jonesboro, AR, USA   USA
New to the forum. Only two people in my family but five vehicles in the driveway. Have been riding motorcycles for 48 years. No Vespa dealer for many miles so maintenance is on me. Have mechanical background in high speed packaging industry. Formerly with a large international potato chip manufacturer, but semi retired.

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