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Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:01 am quote
Bugger e I did like that screen on the pink thing ..... best bit about this story is you are ok n didnt get hurt ...... ride safe mate .....
I'm sure you'll find another you can make fit 😉
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4750
Location: So Cal
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:58 pm quote
Glad you're ok Brother E
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 6941
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:31 pm quote
Oops! Glad you're ok E. Trucks are not very forgiving!
Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, 50s in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 235
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:32 am quote
Today (well tonight) I rang SIP.

Because the order I placed and paid for on Friday, the one I paid extra for SIP express, the one I got an email about Friday titled "Your Package has been shipped out", the one I paid to have shipped time to have this weekend, the one that I emailed them about yesterday (no reply), the one that UPS say SIP haven't ordered a pickup for... is STILL sitting in their warehouse.

Apparently, if you order more than 1000 Euros worth in one go, SIP are required to fill out extra paperwork. They were too busy to do this Friday, (and it seems Monday), and to unconcerned to let me know. Nothing in my email telling me, nothing in their FAQ's, nothing in their order process, nothing in my invoice, and no need (it seems) for me to be upset.

Apparently, it "may" ship today, if they get the paperwork done. They're willing to refund my 5 euro express fee if I write to them and ask.

German efficiency? Not this week. Grrrr...
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2113
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:11 am quote
Planes & Trains Running on Time was the Italians

I used to pay the five Euro's for same-day packing, but found that it never seemed to make a difference as to when it actually arrived.

I also remembered to get registered for Amerivespa a few days ago, now I just need to get my logistics together so I'm not sleeping on the ground. I'm planning to ride up from Chicago if others want to meet up here and go.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5425
Location: Indo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:04 am quote
Re: squeaky voice
T5bitza69 wrote:
Bugger e I did like that screen on the pink thing ..... best bit about this story is you are ok n didnt get hurt ...... ride safe mate .....
I'm sure you'll find another you can make fit 😉
the crash isnt just eating my screen, turn out the g force make my shock broke and damage the nap for the shock holder in the drum.. change it with a new one out of px nap i have and spend some coin to buy a second used shock that i dont from which donour bike but for sure its so low and i like it..

another thing is i did fix the screen with a (dont laugh) a un used visor of a helmet

done with the front section just when i start to like the result, my rear tyre gave up,, it torn up well i am not surprise as i know it worn since 3 years ago

search everywhere i can in a day no one sold the used tyre with that size so i just have to stiick back to the 10 inchi tyre in the back since its skinny and i found a used wider tyre this morning so it in without a question


now time to ride it and seize the day

have a nice to you all and cheer

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i think it will fit on a smallie nicely

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in this part, the grinder is a powerfull tools :lol:

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it fit

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a homemade adaptor

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the front sure does lower this time

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just when i start to like the new stance

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spare tyre goes front while the front tyre goes in the rear

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and its doesnt look right

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found a wider tyre this morning

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now its better although is not 12" rims

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now its eager to be riden

Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2113
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:46 am quote
Giving credit where it's due, I placed a SIP order last night and it's already shipped with a tracking number and delivery estimation. This is actually better than I've come to expect from them.

I know some folks have had not-so-good things to say about SIP from a logistics/operations perspective lately, so I'm wondering if they made some changes internally for the better.
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 712
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:00 pm quote
P200 lump in your old largeframe
Bar Italia just made it easier to do your 12v conversion in most any post 1962 largeframe you are putting a p200 engine in. see their Instagram or call them. VBB2T. most VNB, VLA, VSB, VSC, VLB, VNC, VBC, VNL, VNL2T,VSD/VSE.
other customization available.

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Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:35 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Giving credit where it's due, I placed a SIP order last night and it's already shipped with a tracking number and delivery estimation. This is actually better than I've come to expect from them.

I know some folks have had not-so-good things to say about SIP from a logistics/operations perspective lately, so I'm wondering if they made some changes internally for the better.
SIP are usually very fast. A week or less to the USA west coast.
However recently I made the mistake of placing an order in early December. DHL took 5 WEEKS to arrive.

Lessons learned: Don't order in December, and don't use DHL.

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Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2113
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:39 pm quote
Yeah, DHL was definitely your first mistake. The only time to use them is if you're shipping somewhere really sketchy, so only they will touch it. They are basically the LTL (Less-than-loaded) carriers of the air freight world. Your stuff will sit in a container until they have enough to justify the cost of transporting it.

FedEx is my go-to for SIP and if I order over the weekend, I'll usually have it in Chicago by Thursday, Friday at the latest, unless it failed to get out of SIP itself on time, which did happen a few times lately.

And while SIP always ship Signature Required, they have a pickup arrangement at the Walgreens a couple blocks from my house, or if it goes back to the depot, it's only about ten minutes from my house, so I can get it in the evening after work or on Saturday morning.

So I fully expect to have my parts and hopefully have the Sprint ready for final carb tuning this weekend, even if the weather is supposed to be suck-tastic.
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:45 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Yeah, DHL was definitely your first mistake.
Yeah I use FedEx. The decision to use DHL was not made by me.
Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, 50s in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 235
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:13 pm quote
I ordered and paid bu 11:30 their time yesterday morning, with the added "SIP EXPRESS" tax.

As of now, it's still showing as not yet picked or packed. Seems paying the extra for three day shipping is a waste (again...).
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Posts: 7419
Location: San Francisco
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:56 am quote
It was to wet to pour aluminum but did get the cores done for my MotoBi manifold. Did a trial ram up of the green sand mold. Forgot to sieve the sand on the cope leading to a really lumpy and ugly surface. Also had some issues with the locating pin holes filling with sand, so need to plug one side of them.

Over all the patterns are working well, should cast sometime in the next week.

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cores

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core in ugly test mold

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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4750
Location: So Cal
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:45 am quote
Resprayed a friend’s headset yesterday ... stars aligned for a nice color and very nice finish.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 6941
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:56 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
...It was to wet to pour aluminum...
Not very hard core Patrick!

SoCalGuy wrote:
Resprayed a friend’s headset yesterday ... stars aligned for a nice color and very nice finish.
Looks great Mike! What do you use?
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 712
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:58 pm quote
huff
a sage once told me..."its all in the prep"

nice job socal.
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4750
Location: So Cal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:34 am quote
Ginch wrote:
Looks great Mike! What do you use?
Thx Ginch! Paint is a SS urethane w/medium reducer, color is Audi LY7C “Nardograu”, gun is Iwata 400 w/1.3mm nozzle. Lots of prep (per modkuo), keep everything squeaky clean, and cross fingers.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1518
Location: Veria, Greece
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:34 pm quote
Crazy Germans. P series, double disc brake, from Motorino Diavolo...

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Location: San Francisco
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:57 pm quote
completely unnecessary and cool as fuck!
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2113
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:08 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Crazy Germans. P series, double disc brake, from Motorino Diavolo...
Personally, I'd be happy if I could get my disc-brakes-per-bike average up to one.[/list]
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1518
Location: Veria, Greece
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 am quote
Saturday here, with Monday being a national holiday. While waiting for last minute parts for the Veloce, I started working on my friend’s Cosa. Cases cleaned, new crank bearing and axle seal installed...

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Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2113
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:29 pm quote
Came in from the garage and found a little present from my wife & daughter.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 6941
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:00 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Crazy Germans. P series, double disc brake, from Motorino Diavolo...
Saw that on FB. It's a shame they didn't have a photo with a wheel on. Funny, it's a national holiday on Monday here too!
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:17 pm quote
got the MotoBi manifolds cast, really happy with them

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Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:21 pm quote
Patrick's sandbox is for grownups...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 6941
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:59 am quote
Looks amazing P!
Hooked
Vespa P200, Primavera 130, VNA200, Italjet Pack-a-Way Moped, Ciao etc
Joined: 24 Oct 2014
Posts: 323
Location: Humboldt County, California
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:19 pm quote
Something's wrong
I was having a hard time getting my smallframe cases together. Then all of a sudden they went together easy...

Then I looked down at the bench.

time to go inside.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 6941
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:41 pm quote
Ha ha! Still, better that it was something big and obvious than something tiny and essential - that you didn't see until the motor was back in the frame making strange crunchy noises!
Of course, I wouldn't know anything about the last bit....
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2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 3793
Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:16 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
It was to wet to pour aluminum but did get the cores done for my MotoBi manifold. Did a trial ram up of the green sand mold. Forgot to sieve the sand on the cope leading to a really lumpy and ugly surface. Also had some issues with the locating pin holes filling with sand, so need to plug one side of them.

Over all the patterns are working well, should cast sometime in the next week.
Are you making dildos again?
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PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
Joined: 22 Nov 2011
Posts: 2100
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:34 pm quote
Gave the scoot a wash and now the bastard won't start. Got some investigating to do.
Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 3793
Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:09 pm quote
Bobo wrote:
Gave the scoot a wash and now the bastard won't start. Got some investigating to do.
Spraying water into the area around the flywheel is a BAD thing... i did that once & the pressure pushed water past the seal!
They never seem to run after washing, i now put plastic bags over electrics & flywheel
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PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Posts: 2100
Location: Sydney, Australia
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:29 pm quote
SubEtherBASS wrote:
Bobo wrote:
Gave the scoot a wash and now the bastard won't start. Got some investigating to do.
Spraying water into the area around the flywheel is a BAD thing... i did that once & the pressure pushed water past the seal!
They never seem to run after washing, i now put plastic bags over electrics & flywheel
I always remove the seat on the Guzzi and cover electrics with a plastic bag but never had a problem washing the Vespa before. There's a lot of crud on the motor where there wasn't last week so maybe there's a cracked hose. Won"t have time to check it out for a couple of weeks.
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2113
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:28 am quote
Yesterday, I went out to the garage and realized the license plate is missing off my Sprint.

I'm not sure if I just didn't get it well-attached when I installed it (seems unlikely, but who knows?), or if someone stole it. I guess I'll find out for sure if I start getting ticket notices.

Meh.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5425
Location: Indo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:34 pm quote
Me.. i just paint a rims that were given to me yesterday it is

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GL, PK, PE200
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 631
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:39 am quote
Nice paint job Ebeth.

Yesterday, helped a friend with a soft rebuild on his PX125 that's been sitting a couple years because of a seal leak. Prob go with a oversize 166 head and sr exhaust. Stator also needs repairing, too.

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Hooked
Vespa P200, Primavera 130, VNA200, Italjet Pack-a-Way Moped, Ciao etc
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Posts: 323
Location: Humboldt County, California
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:01 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
Me.. i just paint a rims that were given to me yesterday it is
EBeth, that is one sexy smallframe, especially with the square headset and new yellow rims.

And the license plate brackets are just my style
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bare metal cafe racer
Joined: 01 Sep 2017
Posts: 406
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:58 am quote
cleaned my workshop. even decorated.

i shit you not - 3x3m

still waiting on some parts before dry build. but no excuses once they arrive.

which reminds me of a funny language mistake...
there was this german medical student working in nz. shagging a local dr and when it was time she yelled, "i'm arriving, i'm arriving!"

https://imageshack.com/i/pmDv97mlj

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 6941
Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:50 pm quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
i shit you not - 3x3m
You must have one of those cameras that real estate agents use.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5425
Location: Indo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:32 pm quote
Thanks guys.. would it be a shame if u told you guys that i paint it with a used tootbrush

Have a nice day to you all and cheer
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5425
Location: Indo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:34 pm quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
cleaned my workshop. even decorated.

i shit you not - 3x3m

still waiting on some parts before dry build. but no excuses once they arrive.

which reminds me of a funny language mistake...
there was this german medical student working in nz. shagging a local dr and when it was time she yelled, "i'm arriving, i'm arriving!"

https://imageshack.com/i/pmDv97mlj
3x3 with a proper and complete set of tools like ur is a paradise for me
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