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« on: March 29, 2012, 02:17:37 PM »

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http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/600cc-yamaha-engine-with-a-vespa-scooter-wrapped-around-it.htm
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 02:50:26 PM »

I can't help but think this is the Vespa that John B should own.  Just needs a nice two-tone paint job.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 03:41:43 PM »

Kinda destroys the step thru, tho.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 04:34:33 PM »

Things like that just make me wonder - Why??
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 04:41:38 PM »

Things like that just make me wonder - Why??

Before I saw your question, my thought when watching it was "because they can."
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 04:48:56 PM »

Why do any of us do things out of the ordinary?  'cause we can.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 05:28:00 PM »

Look what can happen when one has to much time on his hands. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 06:26:21 PM »

Let's see, Hmmmm........I have a blown up vespa and a wrecked 600 in the garage and need transportation.

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 03:36:45 PM »

Very creative.  I wonder if it can do a wheely 
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2012, 04:13:24 PM »

If you watch in the video it does indeed do a wheelie.  No, I get the bit about tinkering and the whole "because they can" thing.  But if you think about what he did he took a small manuverable scooter that probably got somewhere around 80 to 90 miles per gallon and replaced the engine with a much larger, heavier one that might get 40 miles per gallon if you are coasting downhill.  The larger engine not only dramatically altered the weight and balance of the bike, which ruins its mauverability and over stresses the little step through frame, but it the engine will propel the scooter at speeds that those little wheels just shouldn't spin and the brakes can't manage.  Other than all that it is pretty cool....  (I wonder if the guy riding it is still living??)
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 04:57:19 PM »

If he is, probably not much longer.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 09:05:10 AM »

Now that has given me an idea.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 01:24:08 PM »

LOL
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 12:37:59 PM »

Now that has given me an idea.

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plus Triumph Triple speed engine?


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