Monday, 15 December 2014

Vespa SS180 with finnish!

This is my 1967 Vespa SS 180, bought in april 2013. After the purchase I mounted the tank and repaired the lamp housing with metallic glue, rewired it and changed the saddle. It started nicely but after a couple of starts the piston rings gave up. I ordered new ones and a Ken Cobbing-replica exhaust from SIP.
A lot of other things happened, a Cosa, a VGL, and so on...
Now I'm giving it some tender loving care again. The piston rings are mounted and the compression is healthy again. I have also replaced the kick lever since the splines were worn.
Looking forward to try it in better weather conditions!
I will keep it as is. It has a lot of cool period stickers. It was sold new in Helsinki, the capital of Finland and later it went to Åland, the archipelago between Sweden and Finland.
One of the cool stickers are from 1973 Pori Jazz Festival, where Keith Jarrett, Jukka Tolonen, Nanni Porres, Tasavallan Presidenti and more were among the performing artists that year.

Yellow light bulb in the December sun.

Pori Jazz Festival 1973!   

Something about Jesus Christ.

"For race only", he he. Ken Cobbing replica from SIP.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Great scooter rideout!

Some friends on Vespas and one Lambretta during The Visby Vespa Club summer rideout on the island of Gotland. It's my red Cosa far away in the picture. Later there was a gymkhana and it ended with a dinner.

At the local "brewery"...

My PK 50 XL on the far right.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Young son on Vespa PK 50 XL

Here's my middle son, 16 years, riding a scooter for the first time. Almost legally...
Earlier you only had to be 15 years old to drive 50 cc moped in Sweden. Nowadays it's compulsory to have a license that will set you back about €500!
These pictures are taken near our country house, practically no traffic at all.
Doesn't he look happy on the Vespa PK 50 XL?

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

One more for the road?

Okay, it's been a while. Maybe this is a new beginning or not...
This is my recently bought Vespa V50N, according to Scooterhelp a 1967 model. Everything is there except the the front light housing and handlebar cover. It's body is actually straight and nice, the rust (ruggine) is only on the surface.