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  • The latest addition finished at last.

    Didnt really know whether this should be in Hobbies or Cars and Vehicles but i thought i would show off my latest addition to the collection. Not everyones cup of tea as it were but i know there are a few people on here that share my passion.

    This is my 1968 Lambretta SX225 that has taken me 3.5 years to build and boasts the best of everything available in the market today. It is as beautiful as it is fast and despite me still playing with the jetting of the carb it has already clocked 80 MPH on the by pass in Bali at 4am in just the third gear (there are 4). It is the fastest in the country without a doubt and has a build spec as long as your arm and a price tag i am too scared to mention in case the wife reads this.

    The whole scooter was built up from a empty engine casing and a rotting bare frame that was recovered from the Bandung area about 5 years ago and has a legal D plate and all the paper work. All parts have been imported from either Europe (engine) or Vietnam (bodywork) it really has been a labour of love that i am very proud of. Hope you like it to.IMG-20120603-00928.jpg
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    Last edited by ScooterIndo; 20-06-12, 05:38.

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    I am not a fan of scooters, but you have done a great job it looks fantastic. You should be very proud of it.
    [COLOR=#ff0000]Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds[/COLOR]. Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Looks great Scooter,,,

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      • #4
        Being a fellow fan of anything two wheeled, and having chatted to Scooter several times over the build, all I can say is the time, effort and cost are well worth it.
        I know some of the superb details and excellent one off parts that have gone into this build. Mate you have a gem, and that colour is superb.
        Looking forward to a visit to Bali at some stage, sharing a few beers and you boring me with all the intricate details of the build. Good luck with the jetting.
        Are you going to star it in any UK scooter mags or websites?
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        There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
        Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
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        • #5
          Very good job indeed. I don't know much either but I can understand that a lot of work when through it when I see that you have retrofitted disk brakes so seamlessly.

          What do you intend to do with it? Will you keep it as a collector? Ride it? Or sell it for a profit?

          I saw a documentary a couple weeks ago in France about a foreigner in Bali who buys beat up vespas and restores them beautifully to sell them all over the world as special orders. I'm pretty sure you must know this guy being such a scooter afficionado and the work you've done on the Lambretta definitely is up to professional standard and reminds me of this guy.

          Oh and is this a Stig helmet? :P
          Last edited by El_Goretto; 20-06-12, 10:08.

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          • #6
            Nice job, haven't seen many Lambrettas around; enough old Vespas of course.

            Probably not very interesting commercially speaking? Saw them for 2.000-5.000 back in Europe.
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            • #7
              Thanks for all the positive feedback guys.

              To answer a few of the points raised;

              Kim+Mika - it has already been featured on a few websites and specialised group pages in FB - not planning on any scooter magazine features.

              El Goretto - After the amount of blood sweat and tears over the last three and a half years spent building it i dont intend to sell it any time soon, and even if i did i would have difficulty in doing so due to the high spec and costs incurred. just to give you an idea of the build cost, i could have bought a brand new MIO twist and go for the price i paid just for the piston head and barrel.

              I do know of the french guy in Bali and agree with you, he does do some good work on a commercial basis. I also used to do the same thing for a few years but quit it to focus on my real job as it became too difficult to run by proxy.

              And yes the helmet is a "stig" helmet although his is a much higher spec than mine which is a Simpson Bandit.

              J-Star - Yes youre right there arent many Lambrettas aroound these parts as they were never imported into indonesia as Vespas were, there are a few hundred here in indonesia brought in by individuals as grey imports in the 60s and 70s, there is however a Lambretta club that we set up to represent Indonesia on the world lambretta map. They have regular meetings and can be found on Facebook and www.lambrettaclubofindonesia.com

              As for being uninteresting commercially i think your right, as they can be brought for the sum you mentioned (in euro right??) but this one is in a different league due to the fact i have spared no expense on the build as i was building "my dream bike"

              Again, thanks for all the nice comments guys nice to know that despite this being a bit of a specialised interest people can appreciate the sheer hard work thats gone into this machine.

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              • #8
                I echo the other comments, that is incredible mate, and that blue, is it baby blue just looks really, really nice.

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                • #9
                  She's a beaut. I don't have a very high interest in automotive matters, but since I believe in fixing stuff myself whenever possible, I do appreciate a product of labor of love. The high attention paid to details is obvious.

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                  • #10
                    i am also not a scooter fanatic, but i would love to give this one a spin. Those disk brakes and exhaust are the only tell tale signs that some serious dough has been spent. Would love to see the faces on the tiger riders and the like as you leave them trailing behind

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by beebop View Post
                      Would love to see the faces on the tiger riders and the like as you leave them trailing behind
                      Nah its not the Tiger riders that you wanna see it was the guy on the Harley last Sunday -

                      Weekend warrior bad boy leather gear = IDR 4-5 million rupiah
                      Harley Davidson motorcycle = IDR 350 million rupiah
                      Additional tassled accessories and show chrome = IDR 10 million rupiah.

                      Getting left standing by a 44 year old home built scooter = Priceless

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                      • #12
                        Lovely looking machine. Well done. I have a bit of a soft spot for older cars and bikes. Lock it up at night!
                        "[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Helvetica Neue]I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.[/FONT][/COLOR]"
                        George Bernard Shaw

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ScooterIndo View Post
                          Nah its not the Tiger riders that you wanna see it was the guy on the Harley last Sunday -

                          Weekend warrior bad boy leather gear = IDR 4-5 million rupiah
                          Harley Davidson motorcycle = IDR 350 million rupiah
                          Additional tassled accessories and show chrome = IDR 10 million rupiah.

                          Getting left standing by a 44 year old home built scooter = Priceless

                          You should sell the idea to Mastercard. I would love to see that scene. Great job, scoots!
                          "Science is the philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance"

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                          • #14
                            Thats a nice looking machine Scooter. Impressive

                            Ray
                            When my wife wants my opinion, she gives it to me

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                            • #15
                              I want that stig helmet in dark blue to complete the 125 ET3 you gave me..!
                              Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action can get you closer to your dreams.

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