What's your moped style?

GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
edited April 2008 in Strut Central
What do you have?
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  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    '81 Honda C70 Passport aka Honda Super Cub, Monza Red

    Technically a motorcycle but generally accepted as a moped.

    That reminds me I gotta buy a new battery this weekend. Hopefully winter ends soon so I can ride it.

  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." http://www.discogs.com/user/permabulker 1,416 Posts
    unfortunatly I don't have a ride at th moment. But I'm really considering to buy a
    vintage vespa scooter. One from the 60ies or early 70ies would be lovely.
    The only problem is my fingers are all thumbs... so the scooter shouldn't be susceptible to failure and therefore at least in vg++ condition.
    Does anybody know how much such a scooter would set me back?

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    a nice vespa like that, running perfectly, could set you back anywhere from $1500-$4000....

    id stick with something cheaper, like that passport button has. classic styling (based on the honda cub which is the best selling VEHICLE of all time) leg shields, they made them from 50-90cc and they are basically bulletproof.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    excellent thread.

    none of mine are mopeds, though. a couple nopeds and a couple motorcycles (even though the MB5 is a 2-stroke 50cc, it's a manual 5-speed that revs to 10,500 rpm and can go 50-55mph...)

    here are the bikes i currently own (im a honda nut):

    1982 NC50:
    IMG src=http://photos-729.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v148/227/109/501292729/n501292729_204024_3234.jpg>
    which i just bought this performance exhaust for:
    IMG src=http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/227/109/501292729/n501292729_439465_3023.jpg>

    1968 CT90:
    IMG src=http://photos-729.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v193/227/109/501292729/n501292729_379891_1040.jpg>

    1982 MB5 (which i just bought and fuckin LOVE):
    IMG src=http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/227/109/501292729/n501292729_439464_2733.jpg>

    and the 1978 NC50 i'm fixing up for my girlfriend (supposed to go get an air filter box and headlight ring for it today...hopefully):
    IMG src=http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v193/227/109/501292729/n501292729_346773_6492.jpg>

  • going to look at a Puch Maxi and Magnum today

  • markus71markus71 937 Posts
    I used to have one of these when I was 18. Went flat on my face twice and got rid of it.
    Strictly bicycles now.

    Tomos 4TL


  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    going to look at a Puch Maxi and Magnum today

    i might be looking at a couple Maxi's myself today, some guy has a couple non-running ones i might be able to get dirt-cheap...

    i was supposed to buy a running Magnum for $600 not that long ago, but the kid claims his dog ate the title....hahaha

    oh well. i'm happier with my mb5 anyway.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    I used to have one of these when I was 18. Went flat on my face twice and got rid of it.
    Strictly bicycles now.

    Tomos 4TL


    damn.

  • markus71markus71 937 Posts
    I used to have one of these when I was 18. Went flat on my face twice and got rid of it.
    Strictly bicycles now.

    Tomos 4TL


    damn.

    Tomos was the one you would ride when you were a bit more alternative.

    The 'macho' dudes would ride one of these:




  • akoako 3,409 Posts




  • markus71markus71 937 Posts




    You don't see these in the States?
    We used to see them all over Holland in the late 70's and 80's.

    I used to hate them back then but now I can appreciate the design.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    '81 Honda C70 Passport aka Honda Super Cub, Monza Red

    my friend's girlfriend's passport was formerly a red '81, now its this:

    IMG src=http://photos-715.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v120/20/31/14820715/n14820715_36149686_2455.jpg>

    but she just found out it has some serious engine problems so she might be getting a different bike.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts




    You don't see these in the States?
    We used to see them all over Holland in the late 70's and 80's.

    I used to hate them back then but now I can appreciate the design.

    nope. i dont think zundapps even made it over here at all. maybe kreidlers but ive definitely never seen that model in america.

    small motorcycles are a bit of a rarity over here. usually if you find them they are japanese bikes. i had a 1973 Honda CL70 but the carb kept leaking into the oil tank making it run inconsistently so i sold it to my friend.

    i know there are a handful of bigger puchs over here from the 60s. other than that not a lot of cool smaller euro bikes.

  • markus71markus71 937 Posts




    You don't see these in the States?
    We used to see them all over Holland in the late 70's and 80's.

    I used to hate them back then but now I can appreciate the design.

    nope. i dont think zundapps even made it over here at all. maybe kreidlers but ive definitely never seen that model in america.

    small motorcycles are a bit of a rarity over here. usually if you find them they are japanese bikes. i had a 1973 Honda CL70 but the carb kept leaking into the oil tank making it run inconsistently so i sold it to my friend.

    i know there are a handful of bigger puchs over here from the 60s. other than that not a lot of cool smaller euro bikes.

    If you were a handyman yourself, you would fool around a little bit with the tailpipe. I don't know exactly what it was that people did to them but they would make an awful lot of noise. And that smell!

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts

    my friend's girlfriend's passport was formerly a red '81, now its this:

    IMG src=http://photos-715.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v120/20/31/14820715/n14820715_36149686_2455.jpg>

    but she just found out it has some serious engine problems so she might be getting a different bike.

    WOW that's the slickest Passport I've ever seen. Where'd she get the chrome trim for the leg shield??? I bought mine minty like that, but 4+ years of city life and inhospitable weather have taken a toll. I was gonna devote this summer to making it shine again.

    Also if I were her, I'd just buy a new engine. They're only like $300 bucks right? Surely cheaper than a whole new bike that probably isn't half as cool looking.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    WOW that's the slickest Passport I've ever seen. Where'd she get the chrome trim for the leg shield??? I bought mine minty like that, but 4+ years of city life and inhospitable weather have taken a toll. I was gonna devote this summer to making it shine again.

    Also if I were her, I'd just buy a new engine. They're only like $300 bucks right? Surely cheaper than a whole new bike that probably isn't half as cool looking.

    yeah, she's still trying to get it fixed. however if she ends up getting a new bike, i've been showing her what she should try to find. trying to get her to buy an S65 or something. we'll see what she ends up doing.

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    I've got a silver Vespa PX200, my partner has a black one as well as a vintage 1962 SS180 that is painted bright orange. I have a bunch of classic motorcycles that I own with my Dad, but they are all in storage, not really applicable to this thread, mainly old Nortons & Yamaha race bikes, as well as some other odd stuff. Every now & then I'll go get one out of storage & give it a going over, I love that stuff so much, real fun to give myself a break from music for a bit.

  • fejmelbafejmelba 1,139 Posts


    Kaptein mobilette was my no.1 choice when i became 16.

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    checke dis out:


  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    my neighbor had this and we used it to have some cross fun in the forest

    it must have been dangerous. we were only 14 back then. it was his brothers bike.


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    What do you have?


    I don't scoot, I levitate.

  • CBearCBear 902 Posts
    Some of my scooters and the one I just bought for my girlfriend's birthday.









    I'm going to go clean up my Motobecane to take a pic of it.

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    mopeds... i'd only ever buy a Vespa. I'll get me a real motorbike one day and cruise through the ARC in Utrecht. I'm looking for a thing between a chopper and a race bike. which makes no sense at all, but i'd go custom made anyway...

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    and if i don't get a motorbike any time soon...
    an electric wheelchair would be my top choice for a perfect day at the ARC.

  • CBearCBear 902 Posts
    Here's the Moby...


  • hey a-ko, I found a nice 1979 pinto I'm putting a deposit on soon, going to put a kit on it as well.

  • SyminSymin 999 Posts



    nice soft focus

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    hey a-ko, I found a nice 1979 pinto I'm putting a deposit on soon, going to put a kit on it as well.

    damn, i'd love to get a pinto...nice work

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    Here's the Moby...


    nice...

    i know a dude with one of these, a batavus and 2 puch maxi's in a barn. hopefully i can get some of them offa him. i wonder if he has titles....
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