1960 Vespa Douglas 152L2 with a few upgrades

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Bofs
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Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:35 pm

I`m currently doing this up for my mate Gary, his 2009 PX was wrote off last year so instead of reframing it he went with my idea of a vintage scooter with all his modern goodies.
We went for a set of PK forks to fit his PX disc front end and decided to keep the electric start with one of Beedspeed`s custom looms.
Here`s the progress so far.

Started off with a really solid wee 152L2 outta Fermanagh that I had, already blasted and primed.

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The colour is "AZZURRO METALLIZZATO" - (Original Piaggio paint - code number 667)

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New floor kit, re-using the original central 152L2 strips.

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I removed the battery tray, added a bit in to make it wider to fit the modern 12v battery and refitted to the frame with a few extra brackets to fit the regulator,starter relay and fuse.

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The original tail-light with SIEM lense, love them lights 8) Had to fit a brake switch to the frame and stop-and-tail light to this too.152L2`s had no brake light.

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Drilling and tapping for the starter button.

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The oddball 152L2 headset, more like a Lambretta than Vespa. As far as I know this was the last Vespa model to feature the split headset until the bloody PX.

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More to come 8)
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Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:52 am

Yes please mate this is already looking great. I love that colour.

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Bofs
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Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:58 pm

Cheers Diablo

Got the underseat choke sorted today.

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And sorted the remote hydraulics for the front disc,hiding it behind the spare wheel.

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Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:11 pm

I'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to Vespa's but this looks interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. A tidy bit of work.

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Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:16 pm

why put choke under seat?....would this not make starting tricky
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Bofs
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Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:26 pm

That`s where it was originally but the old cable and lever set-up didn`t suit the PX choke. It`ll be fitted with a single saddle and clearance and access is fine. I know what you mean though,would have been a right bollox with a dual seat.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:15 pm

now this is a interesting thread keep it going m8
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Bofs
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Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:08 pm

Nearly there now,just a couple of fiddly things to do,like trying to find a 152L2 leggie badge.

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Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:36 pm

You've made a beautiful job of the Bofs. I'm very impressed and I bet he's pleased too. :D

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Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:06 pm

Brilliant. I really like that.
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