Not a moped, but just as dumb!

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Is that a Piaggio Ape?

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> Nick MBC Wrote:

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> Is that a Piaggio Ape?

Almost. Bajaj FE Pick-up. Sort of a clone of a '60s Ape.

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> Almost. Bajaj FE Pick-up. Sort of a clone of a '60s Ape.

Damn, sounds like a great way to save money on an ape and get a dope vehicle. I'm jealous!

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Loving this, details as it gets going/built up please.

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Loving this, details as it gets going/built up please.

So far lots of rust, the windows fell out, somehow didn't break, on my way home. The engine was locked, someone took the cylinder off. I stopped for a coke on the way home and bought a quart of cheap atf at the same time and pored that in the crankcase. It was free by the time I get home.

I think my first step is gonna be to pull the engine so I can clean all the gunk out and go from there.

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The engine seems to match early '60s Vespa stuff but I haven't taken measurements to verify. I have had no luck finding more than passing conversation about these anywhere online.

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Good plan, what kind of trans does this have? You are very lucky about the glass, I bet hard to replace?

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> Thomas TPRF Wrote:

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> The engine seems to match early '60s Vespa stuff but I haven't taken

> measurements to verify. I have had no luck finding more than passing

> conversation about these anywhere online.

I've sure never even heard of this make/model either....but that's what makes it fun!

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Check this out.

Just nuts.

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Insane!

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Bajaj was pretty big on copying piaggio. Friend of mine has a Bajaj Sunny scooter and even the logo is a piaggio knockoff.

I've also seen some of those Ape copy's offered for sale, so they must've been exported to some degree.

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punkrock randy /

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Holy shite!! Crazy as F the way the sequential transmission is shifted!!! That looks like more fun than anything else.

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JEALOUS.

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Anything that's just as dumb as a moped appeals to me.

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> A Zed Wrote:

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> Anything that's just as dumb as a moped appeals to me.

I hear that. Dumb can be fun.

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> Simon King Wrote:

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> JEALOUS.

I agree. As a kid in the 70s, I remember something very similar being used by local "meter maid" cops. (edited)

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I think those were Cushmans?

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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I've seen actual Apes that were former police vehicles too.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

You may find the top-ends interchange, but that motor is markedly different that the either the small and large frame vespa stuff, '65+

If it shares similarities to the old faro basso models, you'll need to get most of those parts from italy, but there are actually some people making performance/repop stuff for those engines now.

Either way, very cool. I def would have bought it as well.

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Jesse Nordlander /

Totally rad, a liquid 2 stroke would provide daily drivability.

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Don’t put some big dick kit and pipe on it. The crank rod bearing in these are known to blow out on stock setups. We had one that was in a few parts and never got around to throwing a wrench at it. Was far too rusty for me to want to spend the time it was asking for.

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