What I did tonight

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by RedRocket, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I've been trying to find a way to merge these two subjects out of the garage, and on to the road,

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    So I took a little trip down to San Diego and
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    Picked this up. It turned out that Emilio was a 1st class scooter geek, as you can see from this photo. He had pictures of hotted up Italjets on the wall. On a table he had a powertrain from a 58 Lambretta.
    Can anyone guess the scooter in the picture? Here's another bad shot.
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    Anyways, I let him fill me in the history of scooters, and the pros and cons of Lambrettas over Vespas. The scoot he had even had a remote starter!
    After the dissertation he let me buy the hack for a more than fair price.
    Got it home in one piece. I'll wait till daylight to unload it.
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    It looks a little 80's but is in good, clean shape. It has a 13" car tire on it.
    I think I dunn good. Haven't got a suitable horse to pull it with yet, but I'm sure I'll fall onto something big, old, cheap, and Japanese.
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  2. Gravity's Dog

    Gravity's Dog Amanda's brother

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    Are you tri?






    Beautiful. Congrats. :thumb
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  3. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Cool project. Looks like you have a little speed demon on your hands.:D
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  4. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Anybody got anything gathering dust in a garage,

    Big, cheap, and Japanese, say 750 cc or above that I can pull this with?
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  5. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    A GSC Stella or a Vespa 'P'?
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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I think your 2nd guess may be right. It's a 92, or 93 model. Never officially imported. He even had a Vespa remote start system on it. It wasn't as nice looking as a Stella.
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  7. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    I'm curious. Why would you need a remote starter?
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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    He was just showing it off. It was a factory alarm thingie, and this was a part of it's capabilities.
    Maybe with the remote start you could have your cloud of 2 stroke smoke already wafting around there for you when you walk up to it.
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  9. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    How about big, old, cheap and German?

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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    PX200
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  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  12. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    Do you want a frame? 'Cause I can rig something up. I have J-B Weld, you know.

    My father made me wear a hat he picked up in the road.

    Am.
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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Picked up a tug boat today. :thumb

    It's just like this-
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  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Rick, are you going to paint the hack to match the bike, or vice versa? :D
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  15. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The paint on the bike is too good to screw up, so it'll be the sidecar that gets the re-splash.
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  16. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    I may have a painter for you near LA if you need one.He's a goofy bike nut and does good work.Fair price also if you tell him mulekick sent ya..Let me know
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  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I appreciate the offer.
    Being in the car business, I know a couple of body shops already.
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  18. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The Torquey Tug
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    Snuggled up beside each other.
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    They look like a decent pair.
    That's the man with the torch, Matt Gibbs of Felony Fabrications.
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    A little fittin', weldin', and paintin' and we'll be on our way.
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  19. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    Thats gonna work out kick ass!!!!I love it!!
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  20. MooseKiller

    MooseKiller Tripod

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    Woo hoo!! Lookin' good.. I can't wait for the ride report for this one... Bring it on!!

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