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agigau_k
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:24 pm  Reply with quote
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Hello, I got a Vespa from someone at the end of this summer. The person told me it was a 1971 Bajaj 150. The scooter looks just like a Vespa VLB Sprint. The VIN doesn’t start with, or contain any markings starting with VLB or any other V.. letters, just a 12 digit frame number. I don’t see any information on line that Bajaj made a 150 vespa like this in 1971. The key for the column lock has the name Bajaj on it. Any idea’s where I would find more information on this mystery bike? I don’t have a title yet for it I am still working on that. The scooter has a Piaggio horn emblem on it, and the beat up old seat that I took off of it had a Piaggio metal plate riveted on the back of the seat.
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Picture?

you can upload pictures here scoot.net/gallery/bbs

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:27 pm  Reply with quote
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Okay, I will take a good close up picture of the bike tonight and up load it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:51 am  Reply with quote
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I added 3 pictures to http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/index.html its the black vespa.
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Your neighbor still has their Kennedy sign up? Sore loser.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:23 am  Reply with quote
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It looks like what your friend said - an early Bajaj 150. It's basically an Indian made Vespa sprint 150 with the early style hexagon headlight. The Indians didn't change much at first (luckily!). It wasn't until the end of the 70's that they messed up the styling. Oh well, Piaggio messed it up too!

To bad all those old Bajaj scooters are getting "converted" to Piaggios.

Remember the "SORE LOSERMAN" signs? That was funny.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:29 am  Reply with quote
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They made them with a P style glovebox? What kind of expansion chamber is that? Does it have electric start?


http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/IMG_0823.jpg
http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/IMG_0820.jpg
http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/Frontofscooter1.jpg

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Good point Matt!

It's clearly NOT stock.

Could be a Viet-bodge... or an Indian-bodge. It's hard to tell these days.

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The scooter was converted to a 12V with and electric start.
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Probably from Vietnam.
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By the way thanks for all the information on the bike. All the information on the internet indicates Bajaj didn't start making scooters until 1972.
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If it helps it looks like a well done one!

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May I ask how much? Hopefully the guy didn't rip you off.

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Hopefully for free.
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Derrick wrote:
Hopefully for free.


I'd guess Indonesia.
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