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agigau_k
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:38 pm  Reply with quote
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Okay, I worked all the bugs out of my 71 vespa 150, its good to go now. engine, speedometer, center stand, all work.

Asking 1700.00

You can see the craigs list ad for additional information if interested.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/375506547.html


If interested, send an email, thank you.


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Did you get something else?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:27 pm  Reply with quote
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Okay, I worked all the bugs out of my 71 vespa 150, its good to go now. engine, speedometer, center stand, all work.

Asking 1700.00

You can see the craigs list ad for additional information if interested.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/375506547.html


If interested, send an email, thank you.


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Can I buy the gps unit?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:09 am  Reply with quote
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I'll be willing to negotiate the GPS sale after I sell my Vespa.
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agigau_k wrote:
Okay, I worked all the bugs out of my 71 vespa 150, its good to go now. engine, speedometer, center stand, all work.

Asking 1900.00

You can see the craigs list ad for additional information if interested.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/371239106.html


If interested, send an email, thank you.


What makes this scooter a Vespa?
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guessing in this case that vespa=scooter

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Bajaj used to make Vespa under license agreement with Piaggio.

This is from the FAQ on the Bajajusa site:

"Bajaj Auto does make a few scooters that have a remote resemblance to the early VespaŽ. Forty years ago, Bajaj Auto was building VespaŽ scooter under license from Piaggio. Splitting with Piaggio around 1970, Bajaj Auto set off on their own engineering and design path."

From what I understand, Vespas were made in a number of places in their original heyday. Italy, England, India, etc..

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Thank you P125 Josh I couldn't have said it better.

Unfortunately a lot of people say the same thing why is this guy selling this bike as a Vespa...its not a Vespa.

Quote from Derrick last October 2006

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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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agigau_k wrote:
Thank you P125 Josh I couldn't have said it better.

Unfortunately a lot of people say the same thing why is this guy selling this bike as a Vespa...its not a Vespa.


It really isn't a Vespa if it has a Bajaj serial number. Just as a Stella isn't a Vespa. I could care less and would have confidence that either is a close equivalent. But to be accurate, it is not a Vespa unless it was produced and sold as a Vespa. If it was produced and sold as a Bajaj, it's a Bajaj. If it's a Douglas Sportique, it's a Douglas Sportique. There's nothing to be ashamed of in that. there serial numbers will tell the tale. If it's a Vespa serial number with a Bajaj motor or headset, it's a Vespa with a Bajaj motor or Headset. Now rebadged Vespa products like the Allstate are a different story. They were made by the Vespa factory, retain identifying serial numbers and just had an additional non-unique indentifying plate attached.
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WEll sure, but if Bajaj split off from Piaggio around 1970, and this is a 1971 Bajaj... what's up with that?

Yeah, sure, it's kind of like calling an allstate a not-a-vespa, but ... according to a Bajaj VIN, it still isn't a vespa. Not that this fact really affects the "vintageness" of the bike (the seat and the blinkers do that just fine), but it's still just one of those brand-name issues which tends to grate on some people more than others.

Like every facial tissue is a kleenex, every video game system is an atari (or nintendo, or whatever), etc.
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I'd be more concerned that it was "restored" in Indonesia/VM than if you call a Bajaj a Vespa.

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Agreed.
If this was produced after Bajaj stopped making scooters for Piaggiao (serial number verification) then it isn't a Vespa. I think there is a Vespa badge on the front faring, but I can't tell. Could be a replacement. A Vespa made in any country should still be considered a Vespa assuming it is made as such. Similarly, a VW made in Mexico is still a VW, but not a German VW. Is there a difference? Anyway, looks like a nice bike.

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Well I didn't go for vintageness. I am glad I changed the seat on the bike; has anyone really sat on one of those old vintage seats they are bad. Also, when you use your manual hand signals people who only drive cars don't know what they mean, they think you are flipping them off; especially during right hand turns.

Oh, and there isn't a VIN on the bike, there is only a Frame number; yes I did look in the right spot. So without a VIN...well. The steering lock / glove box key displays Bajaj and the guy in AZ who swears his vintage VW shop guys restored the bikes to make extra cash, says he has the shop, guys and tools to do restorations.

The AZ guy said he purchased a defunct scooter shop..(whatever)... Had his Vintage VW guys restore the bike bodies...(sure)... Put some sort of rebuilt crate something motors in them...(whatever that means) Say's he sells the restored bikes all over to bike shops and I was lucky to get the bike for the price I paid...(yeah right)...

Since this is my first vintage type bike, I don't really have the vintage knowledge to call him a liar, and his story sounded real.
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do you still have the old saddle seat that came on it? If so I could use something cheap.

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