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Vespa 150 Resto

VESPA 150 with a Pinasco tuning cylinder, 24 mm Dellorto, 12V conversion, 4-speed gearbox: added sparkle to the last restoration rolling out the doors before Christmas!
 
Ride Safe and see you all in the new year!

Vespa VNB 1961. Grandfather’s Legacy

 

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The owner’s grandfather had owned the scooter from new in Qld. And though his grandfather and his relatives are still disputing what colour they remember it was originally, as she had been painted numerous times in different colours, the original colour was found inside the headset.

With the scooter restored to original glory, with the addition of a 12v conversion, and finished off with the restored aftermarket side panel trims that adorned her for many years, she is now sitting proudly back in grand dad’s lounge room. But the grandson being the new custodian, has no plans of leaving her idle, she will be ridden proudly once again around the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Team GS 2016- The Australian Classic Scooter Mille Western Australia

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With this year’s leg of the Australian Classic Scooter Mille to be held in Bunbury Western Australia, Team GS have been busy rebuilding their machines to suit the long winding Western Australian roads.

With last year’s Mille testing all 40 riders and their classic machines to the limit

with torrential rain, gale force winds, and icy roads over mount Hotham, we are all  hoping that the Gods of Speed will not only  be on Team GS’s side but all riders,  over the  2 days of navigating  the gruelling 1100km event.

Merry Christmas and see you again in the New Year!

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S.S.Scooter Engineering wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you to all our loyal customers and suppliers- Ri
e safe over the holidays and see you in the new year.
To book your scooter in please call us in the new year:

 

We will be closed from the 23rd of December 2015 and reopen on the 13th of January.

 

HOHOHO Sandy Claus and team

 

 

White Ribbon Day RIDE OUT

Join us for White Ribbon Day Ride Out.
As a White Ribbon Australia Ambassador we organize a ride out for the scooter community every year around White Ribbon Day.

Everyone is welcome to join and support our motto for this year:
“Only Real Men Ride Classic Scooters”

Support WR and get your shirt for $30 (cash only please) on the morning of the ride out, or prior at the workshop. All proceeds will be donated to White Ribbon Australia. We have raised over $300 so far! We have all sizes and they fit ladies too!

Meetin Point: Corelli’s Cafe 352 King Street, Newtown
Meeting Time: 9.30 am for a 10 am take off
Where to: 7 Bridges Ride approx 2h return (map will follow)
End point: Alexandria Hotel for lunch and a cool drink!

Make sure you arrive with a full tank and wear your WR shirt for a group photo we will send to White Ribbon Australia’s website and Facebook Page!

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Real Men Ride Classic Scooters T shirts – sold at the National Classic at Phillip Island!

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With the 25th of November, International White Ribbon Day, soon approaching

SS Scooter will be donating the proceeds of our latest designed T-Shirts.

With the Logo that “Real Men Classis Scooters”, it is time for all the men in our scooter community to stand and be counted for all the women in our world and take the White Ribbon Oath, and of course buy a SS Scooter T shirt at Philip Island.

Together we can make a difference.

https://www.facebook.com/whiteribbonaustralia/

 

A Massive thanks to Dion “While you were Sleeping”, for an amazing job on the shirts, and hope to see you there on your GS150.

We will also be organizing a White Ribbon Ride out on Sunday the 29th! So all those in Sydney, save the Date!

 

Australian Classic Scooter Mille 2015- Go Team GS

With the 2015 Classic Scooter Mille event to be held on Phillip Island Victoria, we at SS Scooter have got Team GS prepped and ready for this year’s gruelling 1000 + km journey up through Victoria’s Alpine passes to Mount Hotham. With rain and colder spring conditions on the for-caste, it’s gonna be an amazing and challenging 25 odd hours in the saddle passing through some of Australia’s most beautiful riding roads.

Quite Marks 1961 GS 150 engine was completely overhauled, with an up-gear kit installed and the barrel and piston more heavily ported, she was Dynoed at over double its original horsepower and a top speed of over 112km/hr. A SIP speedo was installed to keep track of his engine temp and of course speed. My GS160 mk2 had its clutch rebuilt after last year’s event and have had a few more creature comforts made, like a custom comfy seat, digi speedo and scrollable map….GPS and phones are not allowed as part of the event. And Scooter Fleur’s GS 160 MK1 with simply serviced and given a new rear Tyre!!!! Talk about reliable.

SS Scooter wish Team GS luck and see you and the rest of the competitors at the finish line.

http://scootermille.weebly.com/

Spring is here- time to ride!

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Our latest rebuild is about to hit the road ready for spring.
 This Vespa has been given a new lease of life.  It’s owner rides it almost 5000km annually. And in the last few years it has suffered its fair share of knocks.  She has chosen gorgeous  teal green, and with 12v electrics and retro fitted indicators  her beloved VBA has been revamped and ready to hit the Sydney roads  again.