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Hooked
74 v90/100 smallframe, 1974 primavera 125 (getting there), 80 P200E,
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 253
Location: San Diego
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:03 pm quote
No more running out of gas on the next ride 😉 I might be asking you for some.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4887
Location: So Cal
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:12 pm quote
Looks pro John! Clean, simple, functional... the best kinda mod!
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:49 am quote
Got to ride phase 1 & 2 together on the P200 for performance improvement. Nice changes so far.

1. increased compression / decreased squish by lapping large amounts off head
2. added gearing by 90/90 tire swap from 3.5x10

Phases 3 and 4 up next
3. lightened flywheel
4. 24.24 carb

Fun to do them 1 by 1 and see the relative value of each.
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4045
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:05 pm quote
SDJohn do you have the carb already? I think I may have an extra one collecting dust on the shelf. Let me know.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:36 pm quote
Tierny I do, thanks for the offer. I ordered the DRT version with opened passages and a float chamber spacer. That way it's good even if I go to the Pinasco kit I have.
Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 419
Location: Toronto
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:26 pm quote
Watch this bid on how to change your tires:

Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 419
Location: Toronto
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:32 pm quote
Velasquez wrote:
Watch this bid on how to change your tires:

Let me try that again: I watched this video on changing a tire.

I should really stop posting from my phone. Autocorrect is killing me.

:face palm:
Banned
2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7468
Location: San Francisco
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:24 pm quote
Changed the front brake shoes on the GS today. The old ones had a nasty habit of grabbing uncontrollably and would do it even worse when it was wet or even humid.

Noticed the old shoes were Bajaj, replaced them with Newfren AntiAQUA and all is right with the world.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:37 am quote
Installed my lightened flywheel and tweaked the jetting on the P, was getting some trace knock at high RPM. The bigger carb is next anyway, and it will probably be better at those higher fuel flows, but I don't have time to swap the carb boxes and carbs this weekend.
Enthusiast
P125
Joined: 31 Mar 2016
Posts: 52
Location: Escondido
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:28 pm quote
Today I changed the clutch cable.
I read the instructions on scooter help about a hundred times, and the task went easy.
When I saw the pinch bolt was 7mm and the nipple was 8mm, I thought, "how ingenious, the job can be done with a single set of wrenches!" But, when I went to adjust the cable - it needs two 8s. Off to Home Depot to but a cheap wrench, and I have to go in a car!
The job is done, and now off, on my scooter, to buy tacos.
http://www.scooterhelp.com/genmaintain/vespa.clutch.cable.html

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Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4045
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:43 pm quote
Today I learned, or rather, relearned a couple things when working on a P200. 1) check the simple things first. The scoot was brought to me in non running condition, that is, no spark. The owner said it never really ran that good when it was running and maybe needed a rebuild. He suspected the cdi or stator or both were bad. He left, I checked compression (good) ,so I moved on to electrical, starting at the plug - when I went to check the wire, the cap seemed loose. Yep, loose and torn up enough not to give a decent spark. Cut it back, screwed on the cap, new plug, good to go.
2) Follow instructions.The owner mentioned that he timed it using the bikes battery. I checked the TDC, set a mark at 23* (factory marks were off about 2*) and using the scoots battery with my timing light, it seemed close. But when using my truck battery showed it about 5* off - 7* from the factory marks. In the instruction for the light, it mentioned using a battery not hooked to the source you were timing. This never seemed to matter when working on a car, but I an only guess Vespas are different. So I set it according to the second reading, set the mix screw at the carb (it was way too rich) and the owner came back and said it had never run this well.
A good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:52 pm quote
Fuc* I hat the lack of space in the carb area on a small frame.

... that's it.. vent over..

... trying to find the humor in it:

Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4887
Location: So Cal
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:11 pm quote
Took newly-built yellow scoot out for a little test ride...forgot I only had about a cup of gas in the tank and ran out at the bottom of the hill. Ended up pushing it 3 blocks in 90 degree heat to a gas station.

On the bright side, engine sounds and feels good...
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:16 pm quote
Yea, yellow lives!!
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:17 pm quote
Sounds like you need a Jerry can
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4045
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:08 pm quote
Mike, can't wait to see some pics of that yellow Super. Put 'em up!
Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 788
Location: Maine
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:39 pm quote
I've been riding every day.
My daughter has been in summer camps for two weeks.
And my wife and I have been going to the beach with some adult beverages every day... And eating at lobster shacks...



Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:51 pm quote
Nice pics! Looks like you are making the most of your time.
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:02 pm quote
Good looking bike October.. The bule is nice.
Ossessionato
73 Rally, 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 63 Li125, 65 Li225 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 3283
Location: Oceanside/ SF
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:47 pm quote
Led a scenic ride through North County San Diego. Made a few wrong turns but so far so good. Gotta finish the last 20 miles in the dark....

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Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 788
Location: Maine
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:53 pm quote
Vader19 wrote:
Good looking bike October.. The blue is nice.
Thanks!

I did all welding and bodywork myself... Replaced the floor pan... Painted it in my backyard!

Hooked
1979 P125X
Joined: 17 Jun 2016
Posts: 359
Location: Everett Wa
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:07 pm quote
changed my first tire today
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 713
Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:50 am quote
A.D. and D
whats your morning scoot search ritual? aka...waste first half hour at work...


Mine....

Scoot.net
MV
Craigslist

sometimes I get cheeky and flip the order around....

and how many times a day do you click into MV...probably not countable.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:12 am quote
cutting
october wrote:
I did all welding and bodywork myself.
well done on the welding .... i realised im not a goos stick welder but i can burn out holes real easy ..... still managed to put a plate in n fill this great hole

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Hooked
1979 P125X
Joined: 17 Jun 2016
Posts: 359
Location: Everett Wa
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:24 pm quote
Re: A.D. and D
modkuo wrote:
whats your morning scoot search ritual? aka...waste first half hour at work...


Mine....

Scoot.net
MV
Craigslist

sometimes I get cheeky and flip the order around....

and how many times a day do you click into MV...probably not countable.
my wife always asks me, "why do you keep looking at craigslist since you've gotten your scooter?"

for other scooters!
Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 788
Location: Maine
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:04 pm quote
Worked for most of the morning building an ice cream cart...





Then I couldn't take anymore of the heat... Went for a 35 mile ride with my wife, and ate at another seafood shack... BYOB gin & tonics in the Moxie box... Speaking of Moxie... Anyone here ever drank a Moxie?

Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 419
Location: Toronto
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:01 pm quote
October,

Is your bike a sprint or a rally? It's lovely. I have finally gotten my P150x running real nice and am really tempted to get a 70's bike to restore.

V.
Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 788
Location: Maine
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:35 pm quote
1966 sprint... P200 engine.
Came to me in boxes!

Here's what the floor looked like...


Ossessionato
73 Rally, 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 63 Li125, 65 Li225 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 3283
Location: Oceanside/ SF
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:48 pm quote
Finished Mcweber12s smallframe rebuild. Came as a box of parts. V90 motor, 100 sport top end, 125 frame. Fun little project.

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Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10207
Location: This is't my locker!
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:24 pm quote
That looks nice
Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 419
Location: Toronto
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:51 am quote
october wrote:
1966 sprint... P200 engine.
Came to me in boxes!

Here's what the floor looked like...


Woah!!!
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4887
Location: So Cal
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:29 am quote
MJRally wrote:
Finished Mcweber12s smallframe rebuild. Came as a box of parts. V90 motor, 100 sport top end, 125 frame. Fun little project.
Sweet lil thang, that is.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3988
Location: San Diego, CA
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:59 am quote
We're gonna have a smallframe contingent going here, awesome mcweber!
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 713
Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:41 am quote
small fries
gang o' supers and smallies in S-D !

Nice job MJ and nice bike Mc. lets do group ride soon...
Hooked
74 v90/100 smallframe, 1974 primavera 125 (getting there), 80 P200E,
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 253
Location: San Diego
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:50 am quote
Can't wait to try out the smallie. Very forunate and appreciative to have knowledgeable vespaholics around. Big thanks to MJ and thanks for hooking up the switch SoCal.
Addicted
1967 Granturismo 177, 1979 P200E, 1974 Primavera 125
Joined: 11 Mar 2013
Posts: 568
Location: Austin, TX
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:00 pm quote
Re: A.D. and D
Championstuff wrote:
modkuo wrote:
whats your morning scoot search ritual? aka...waste first half hour at work...


Mine....

Scoot.net
MV
Craigslist

sometimes I get cheeky and flip the order around....

and how many times a day do you click into MV...probably not countable.
my wife always asks me, "why do you keep looking at craigslist since you've gotten your scooter?"

for other scooters!
And/or parts..
Hooked
1964 GL 150 / 1974 Rally 200
Joined: 25 Oct 2012
Posts: 187
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:03 pm quote
Bought the last bits needed to complete my bike table on wheels so I can work comfortably on my new Rally. Rally's with a pro paperwork person to get registered in my name.
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 713
Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:37 pm quote
workstation
@lroussouw --- post up a pic of your worktable please. My scoots are about to have a garage again and I will need a workbench, preferably on wheels. I like the stand-up height like MJ Rally's, but also could do with sit down lower level working.

any of youse other mugs...please post up too so I (we) can compare.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4887
Location: So Cal
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:11 pm quote
You've seen my 3-piece bike bench. Features easy assembly/disassembly.
Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 3822
Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:33 pm quote
Damn Computers!
Today I ... Wish the posts started at the END of the page of the last page of the post, not the START of the page!

& what changed with Apple products? used to be able to stay logged in, now I get logged out whenever I 'open in new tab' or refresh screen or wait more than 30min between looking at the page... however on real computers (ie my work ones) it stays logged in (forever).
BTW: this 'change' only happened about 6 weeks ago.

Also, very happy there is no computer on a Vespa!
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