Jawas in The Socialist Republic of Vietnam

I always assumed that they sold 207's and 210's in Southeast Asia, but I'd never seen any proof until now. I translated this page with google's automated translator and was sorely disappointed. Try it yourself to find out why. The first line is translated as, Been a dream of many young men of the century 80 years ago, but now it is a god of violence on the streets. break>

Communist sweetness...

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thats awesome those 210s must be 2 speed cause the 1 speed dont have enough torque for hauling stuff like that

but the 2 speed will pull a car and not notice it

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PushE.r Campbell /

It's cool to me just because I'm so used to seeing Cubs and Cub clones or Minsk motorcycles in anything about Vietnam and not Jawas. Apparently somebody in Vietnam noticed enough of them to write something about it, I just wish I could read it. There's got to be somebody who reads Vietnamese on here, or at least a better translator than google's. Also there's just something comforting about the fact that across the globe somewhere in Vietnam or Eastern Europe or Cuba there's somebody who's putting along on a 207 just like me.

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I stopped at a convienience store last night on my cub. The Vietnamese owner came out all excited pointing and saying " I had when i was in Vietnam!"

I told him it was nice to not have to explain what it freaking was for once. He told me some stuff about em , how to check certain things and the like. I let him drive it in his sandals. He said that was what he always did.

I said there must be millions in Vietnam now , but he said - and I quote " no no all gone all chinese hong kong plastic paitned crazy things" Im guessing he meant scooters. Sad.

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every time i see pictures of my friends from asia, had a few friends teaching over there, i always see a cub in the background or on a rack

it's sweet.

way sweetr'n a jawa.

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I love when people recognize your bike and want to share their story's of owning them.

The best for me and will remain with me for ever was from BoBo Bennideti. BoBo was a mid 80's year old man who owned a family ran sub shop in my neighborhood for well almost 80 years.

He had slipped into bad health and suffered from all timers and was more of a daily fixture for the store more then the sharp witted man that new everyone's name and the sub you desired before you ordered it.

The first time i pulled up on my passport. He jumped from his stool in the front window made his way out front and had t see my bike.

With the biggest smile on his face he asked if he may sit on my bike. He began to tell me about his from the 60's.

The Cub was his first and only two wheeled experience. He loved that bike and drove it every where. He would even drive it to his Sub Shop in the winter "back in those days I could leave it out front all day unlocked with out any worry".

Those ten minutes spent talking with him and hearing his story was not only a great experience for me but also for his family that had not seen him that coherent in a long time.

BoBo just passed away last year, But the image of a mid 80's man sitting on my bike with the biggest smile is still in my head like it had just happened today.

Mike

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What a cool story! Things like that make my day!

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Sweeter than a Jawa? Not MY 210. <3

Jawas are the new Magnum.

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Czech out the crazy ignition box strapped to that 207 tank! (Green bike with the Oxygen tank). It looks like he's also added extra shocks.

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yeah theres an italian place in methuen and the guy gets all excited when he sees my jawa he tells me all about the jawa he had in italy i let him ride that top tank and he gave me a free gelato

but they are the only moped you can carry stuff like that cause they have strong frames and wheels and they have lots of bottom end torque on the 207s and the 210 2 speed is like a damn tractor with its 24:1 low gear ratio

im thinking im going to build a tadpole trike out of my 210 deluxe 2 speed so i can go trash picking with it

i have the perfect front end for it from the golf cart

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>>>taykoff [s2m] /

wow...the first picture made my day, thanks for sharing this. Look how happy those two are...pure moped joy...

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just replace car for moped

makes sense to me.

Been a dream of many young men of the '80s, years ago, but now it is a god of violence on the streets.

Babetta is a brand of motorcycles Czechoslovakia (former name) is very popular Vietnam in the 80s of the last century, only wealthy families or have a home for labor export in Czechoslovakia to be able to buy this car. Youth is the time owning this car is very proud to ride it by the people of that time chiefly the bike.

Until now the producers make no doubt of their cars still Babetta also used in Vietnam, even used as a means of transport is very useful, but also dangerous on the road. No one ever said and why, the small car station that became a kind of "truck" to transport special bulky goods. Of course this type of cars are too broken, no lights, horn ..., even the brakes again. if people do not believe the way you will observe that the "silver" car driver "transportation" of this special review by the foot brake down the road.

oh i was working on my chappy and a came up and told me about how he had one when he was young,

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Wow that was weird.

I saw that picture of the one guy riding side saddle on the back of that jawa and thought, "Thats Raiden from Mortal Kombat!"

Then you said something about a violent god.

Whacky.

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PushE.r Campbell /

I've had more than one person stop me and say, I rode one of those in high school or something like that with the Jawa. My favourite experience though was meeting a fellow who used to race sidecar rigs in Portugal while I was loading groceries in the trunk of my Ural. He was a former professional hack monkey, very cool.

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