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Wild_Goosechase
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:29 am    Post subject: Vespa engine swap? Reply with quote

Vespa with no engine, could get a big GY6 from China......

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192635847968
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first reaction had to do with lipstick and pigs but on second consideration; hey, it's yours, do whatever you want.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No title no motor looks like a parts bike to me...at best
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some states will allow registration with just a bill of sale on vintage units. Others, you'd have to get a bonded title. But yeah, probably better as a parts bike unless you REALLY want to see a project through to completion.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How could you bolt up a GY6 in a vintage frame?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the smell of 2 stroke oil in the morning the same as the next guy, but here's an interesting "engine" swap.

https://scooterlab.uk/stoffis-crank-e-electric-vespa-conversion-review/

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syd wrote:
How could you bolt up a GY6 in a vintage frame?

Well, basically you couldn't - at least not easily. Anything can be done, I suppose, but it would mean substantial modifications to the body to incorporate the GY6 mounts. I can't see why it would be worth the trouble.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



That's from the first Cannonball. That's Dr. FrankenHeyten's handiwork. He told me he made the subframe out of bookcase angle iron. Now if Chopper (pictured) could have gotten the electricals and fuel system sorted...

P.S. I know that's a Lammy, not a Vespa, but it shows that crazy things can be done.

P.P.S. I never noticed it before, but you can see my scooter just over the top of the VW on the left. Ha! Who knew?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Shocked

What were you riding jrsjr?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syd wrote:
Wow Shocked

What were you riding jrsjr?

2004 GT200L from the first batch to be brought into the United States. Piaggio made a 2003 model and sold it in the EU, but we didn't get them until 2004.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrsjr wrote:



Ahh, the traditional Lambretta rider position. A rare sight these days, but common one at scooter rally's across the country in the early 2000's.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrsjr wrote:
That's from the first Cannonball. That's Dr. FrankenHeyten's handiwork. He told me he made the subframe out of bookcase angle iron. Now if Chopper (pictured) could have gotten the electricals and fuel system sorted...

The Lambretta must have been embarrassed. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't like GY6? How about a KTM?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^so much want Clap ...that has to be the most fun/scary scooter to ride
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
jrsjr wrote:
That's from the first Cannonball. That's Dr. FrankenHeyten's handiwork. He told me he made the subframe out of bookcase angle iron. Now if Chopper (pictured) could have gotten the electricals and fuel system sorted...

The Lambretta must have been embarrassed. Wink

All I can say it, when it was running, it tracked true, which was a testimony to Dr. FrankenHeytens amazing fabrication skills.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In reality you can do what ever you want as long as you have the skill or the coin!. Usually it takes some of both!

Thing is if I was doing that much work I wouldn't be putting that motor into it. Turn it into a Cannonball bike!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: tOOK A BUDDY 125 AND SWAPPED ENGINE Reply with quote

SO i TOOK A bUDDY 125CC AND PUT A GY6 150CC ENGINE IN IT. iF YOU WOULD LIKE i CAN SHARE WHAT i HAD TO DO AND POST PICS JUST LET ME KNOW,
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures or it didn't happen. And hit your Caps Lock key, please.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:59 am    Post subject: Re: tOOK A BUDDY 125 AND SWAPPED ENGINE Reply with quote

Austjones wrote:
SO i TOOK A bUDDY 125CC AND PUT A GY6 150CC ENGINE IN IT. iF YOU WOULD LIKE i CAN SHARE WHAT i HAD TO DO AND POST PICS JUST LET ME KNOW,

Yes, we'd like to see it. Please hit the CapsLOCK key first, we're running low on capital letters.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syd wrote:
Pictures or it didn't happen. And hit your Caps Lock key, please.


Ive seen it. You have to cut most of the support for the pet carrier off. Cut it off or in half or lower the bike. Because the valve cover hits. The guy told me he had a friend do some machine work to make the wheel work.

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