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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:55 am quote
Rattle can the snallie

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Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 pm quote
Iím a little bit apprehensive...

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Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:15 pm quote
finished the manifolds for my Motobi

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Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:06 pm quote
Discovered that it is much better to pull each mount in separately...

(i.e. I somehow made that much harder than it needed to be, and learnt from my mistakes).

Fortunately managed to rectify the situation.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:02 am quote
I always want to cut my engine for a bigger tyre.. But never have the time ur look good Brother

Ood luck with the project and cheer
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Location: Indo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:56 pm quote
Done with smallie now its time to hit the massive monday traffic jam

Seem i need a new project

Have a nice monday to you all and cheer

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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2117
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:43 pm quote
Another awesome looking project, ebeth! I always love to see what you come up with, and am even more amazed at how quickly you're able to get them done, too.

I spent most of my weekend doing carpentry on my boat project, along with a little carb tuning on the Sprint and freeing up the rear brake on the Stella, which finally succumbed to road salt and locked up last week. I thought I was going to get away without any issues this winter, but, Nope.
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:12 pm quote
Had the day off, so I changed the gear oil, put in a new spark plug, (NGK B8es), cleaned the air filter and added a bit of air to the tires.
Weather is good so I went for a nice ride.

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2010 GTS 300
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:07 pm quote
What's The Color?
koenig blues wrote:
Rattle can the snallie
I'm a big fan of yellow bikes. What is that color?

Thanks in advance.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:19 pm quote
Re: What's The Color?
25BIKEZ wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
Rattle can the snallie
I'm a big fan of yellow bikes. What is that color?

Thanks in advance.
its a yellow chrome mate
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Location: Indo
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:30 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Another awesome looking project, ebeth! I always love to see what you come up with, and am even more amazed at how quickly you're able to get them done, too.

I spent most of my weekend doing carpentry on my boat project, along with a little carb tuning on the Sprint and freeing up the rear brake on the Stella, which finally succumbed to road salt and locked up last week. I thought I was going to get away without any issues this winter, but, Nope.
thanks Brother C, wanna know my secret why it look so quick on the making, cause i took a lot if time to collect the coins while my mind keep thinking to do this and that once it collected.. its like practicing the variabel everyday in my mind about what to do when the time come and i must said i am not a very patient person when it time to work, once i rub with a sand paper i have to rub it till it smooth even if it took me all day and all night long to rub

Good luck with ur boat and vespa as winter is almost ended and summer is waiting for us

Ps: i am still jealous for ur dod sprint

Have a nice day and a great weekend to you all and cheer
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:00 pm quote
Thanks, E!

This weekend was mostly boat work, with a little bit of mixture screw adjusting on both the Stella and the Sprint. The Stella was too lean, so didn't return to idle well, the Sprint was bogging a little off the line. Both are running much better now, even if the Sprint still needs a proper dialing in.

On the boat, I finished the cockpit carpentry, poured foam under the deck, and built up all the deck features. Just a little finishing work, like rounding corners, then it'll be time to lay on fiberglass and do the last of the painting.

I'm like you when it comes to thinking through projects. Even when I have all the parts in hand, I'll work it through in my head over and over until it feels right, then execute in one big push. I don't know if that's the best way to do it, but it works for me.
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:22 am quote
Had a strange loss of power on the Stella. Went from running great with the air screw adjustment to no power.

I suspect that I had a bit of JB Weld where I broke through the transfers come loose and it's leaking air, because it smelled like burnt oil when I parked. It might also just be a dirty jet, but the impact is across all throttle settings.

Either one of those, while moderately annoying, would be fine compared to pretty much all other options.
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: 5429
Location: Indo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:59 pm quote
Change my inner persneling cable.. and prepare to go on a mountain trip

Have a nice weekend to you all and cheer

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In reality i have to lay down under the smallie :lol:

Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Location: Veria, Greece
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:08 am quote
Received my badges for my blue P. Although my 3D printer is fine, those were ordered from Sculpteo and printed with SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology and a new material called Alumide (a mixture of plastic and aluminum powder). Their print quality is exceptional (I've also ordered them to be chemically "polished")...

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Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:37 pm quote
Those are awesome SaFis!
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: 5429
Location: Indo
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:38 pm quote
On a mountain with friends that celebrate their club anniversary

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For some reason they put my pink as the mascot

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'05 Stella
Joined: 11 Sep 2018
Posts: 10
Location: Evanston, Il.
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:11 pm quote
I rebuilt the brake caliper (frozen piston), and the master cylinder. Fitted a Retro LED bobber taillight that I found in a box of old parts. Not so sure about the looks, but it is unbreakable (I tried it, dropped it several times).
And that's it. Bike started right up, ready for the season.

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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:58 pm quote
Looking sharp! Now you just need to get your license plate renewed by the end of the month and you're good-to-go!
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'05 Stella
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Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:15 pm quote
Thanks! I chose the two blurriest pictures to make it look impressive. Yeah the 2019 sticker, i really hope itís color goes together well with the indicators.
chandlerman wrote:
Looking sharp! Now you just need to get your license plate renewed by the end of the month and you're good-to-go!
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1980 Vespa P200e - 1979 P210E - 1995 PX210 Polini - 1990 Honda S50
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Location: South Florida, USA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:24 pm quote
add another phone mount ....
because the other is holding the speaker

magnetic holder test with my shaky vespa

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Cheaper on amazon thou

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Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:31 pm quote
Cracked open my 6V AC horn and cleaned up all of the corrosion. Put it back together and sealed with silicon. THE QUACK IS BACK!

Also reinstalled a new speedo cable. With the reconditioned speedo from Speedo King everything moves as smooth as silk.

The only thing not working well is my brake light. The harness checks out. I believe there is a bad connection at the stator.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:03 am quote
SaFiS wrote:
Received my badges for my blue P. Although my 3D printer is fine, those were ordered from Sculpteo and printed with SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology and a new material called Alumide (a mixture of plastic and aluminum powder). Their print quality is exceptional (I've also ordered them to be chemically "polished")...
Is that a standard font SaFiS?
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:14 am quote
Gt6MK3 wrote:
Is that a standard font SaFiS?
Yes. Itís the old, original Piaggio font. You can find it online for free. Itís called primavera...
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1522
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 am quote
I've just arrived home with this in my trunk. It's a solid, trap head, Bajaj frame with a bit of rust here and there. I was looking for a Sprint type frame for a long time, for a project I have in mind and this came at the right time. And it was a steal for only 100Ä...

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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:45 am quote
cowl guards are serious
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:52 am quote
hibbert wrote:
cowl guards are serious
Whoa... military grade. Definitely keep.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:57 am quote
Yeah, they're huge and heavy. Definitely going to keep them, but they won't go back on this frame...
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 pm quote
new tire rear tires pirelli angel 100/90 10
They fit and dont rub. It does make the scooter taller.
will shall see the progress, for now they feel solid and planted.

$43 on amazon
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Location: Indo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:04 pm quote
Re: clones
T5bitza69 wrote:
Yesterday. .... They're ganging up
i miss Brother Jim
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:46 pm quote
Re: clones
koenig blues wrote:
T5bitza69 wrote:
Yesterday. .... They're ganging up
i miss Brother Jim
me too my friend....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
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Location: Victoria, Australia
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:56 pm quote
Over the weekend I fitted a AF Parts carrier and no-name caliper. LTH had a sale on the carrier, which was the type without a speedo drive. Even after I bought a Koso speedo sensor it still worked out $100 cheaper than the type with a speedo drive. Also, it only took me 6 - 7 hours to bleed it. A Personal Best!!

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Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:09 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
Over the weekend I fitted a AF Parts carrier and no-name caliper. LTH had a sale on the carrier, which was the type without a speedo drive. Even after I bought a Koso speedo sensor it still worked out $100 cheaper than the type with a speedo drive. Also, it only took me 6 - 7 hours to bleed it. A Personal Best!!
Nah dude - those RPM calipers sold out on AliExpress. Can't get them anymore. The ones you have are the same as my Pinasco's. Even the other calipers are getting hard to get. People must be buying them all up.

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I wanted these... out of stock

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These are cool... only grey no black tho

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Ended up with these... That logo is gonna get dealt to.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:17 pm quote
Quote:
only took me 6 - 7 hours to bleed it. A Personal Best!!
Hahahahaha.

Did you use the tilt and tap u accidentally invented?!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:48 pm quote
Charlieman, I used every trick! Even the strap-the-orbital-sander-to-the-master-cylinder-and-leave-it-running-for-an-hour trick! I had the scooter almost on it's side so as to leave a continuous uphill path for the bubbles. That and continuing to bleed the master cylinder at the connection to the hose were the key I think.

PP, those calipers you're showing are a little different than mine. I compared my one to the Stage 6 caliper before buying and satisfied myself that they were the same thing.
Yeah I know what you mean about the writing... someone said that it looked cool and that I should try it first before painting it. Now that it's on I don't mind it so much. I could say it's from a specialist manufacturer in Germany (Rechsaltz-Pelzer-Meissner) as I don't think that many people will look and point and shout "AliExpress!" Certainly now that I chose the one without a spelling mistake in the word 'racing' anyway.

Here's one -
http://tinyurl.com/yyjubhv4
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:00 am quote
Ginch wrote:
PP, those calipers you're showing are a little different than mine. I compared my one to the Stage 6 caliper before buying and satisfied myself that they were the same thing.
Yeah I know what you mean about the writing... someone said that it looked cool and that I should try it first before painting it. Now that it's on I don't mind it so much. I could say it's from a specialist manufacturer in Germany (Rechsaltz-Pelzer-Meissner) as I don't think that many people will look and point and shout "AliExpress!" Certainly now that I chose the one without a spelling mistake in the word 'racing' anyway.

Here's one -
http://tinyurl.com/yyjubhv4
But note the Stage 6 logo is a damn decal! Like seriously not even machined in! That RPM logo is legit I think - nice design. And you can't get the style I want in RPM anymore - in fact a lot of the particular calipers are selling out - but you can't see that until after you place your order (AliExpress glitch). The version I want (as above) has a particularly low profile... There's a method to my madness ;P
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:00 pm quote
So my week has gotten off to a rough start.

First, when I went to leave for the train yesterday morning, the Stella wouldn't start. Turned out to be just out of gas, so that wasn't terrible.

Then, as I was leaving to get gas I brushed the tail light of the Sprint, and it promptly disintegrated into pieces on the floor. FML.

So I put enough gas in the tank to get over to the gas station, pull out my 2T oil, and realize it's almost empty and I don't have any more, so I added a little, rode over to the gas station, then measured out how much I had to determine how much gas I could buy. Half a gallon later, I'm headed home.

This morning, I super-glued it all back together and it's good again, then because I was heading in late and the weather was nice, decided to ride into the office.

I'm rolling down Lake Shore Drive (highway along the Chicago lake front). I'm not sure how fast I was going because the speedo on the Sprint is, at best, aspirational, but probably about 60 based on what traffic usually runs at along there. The CHT had stabilized at about 325 at half throttle and I was rolling happily down the highway when...hard seize. Rear wheel locked, I grabbed the clutch, rolled to the side of the highway (no shoulder, of course), and just sat for a minute. I kicked it over and, to my surprise and delight, it fired right back up, so I dodged that bullet. Bless that Polini's cast iron heart.

The CHT never read over 325, but it showed the peak temp as 373.

I rode on down to the office and parked, but I was pretty irritated and have pretty much lost faith in the ol' Trailtech at this point.

Hopefully the ride home will be less eventful.

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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
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:29 pm quote
Wrapped up a P rebuild/refresh for a local SD rider. Just in time as two more folks asked me for help with their Ps.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm quote
...Welded for the first time.
(cross member for side car connection).
To say the finish was horrific, would be charitable.

Gotta start somewhere.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:39 pm quote
... woke up.
Brewed cup of coffee.
Went to the garage - looked at the butt ugly weld job I had done.
Took a sip of said cup of coffee.
Considered butt ugly weld.
Realized it was also welded on backwards...
Genius.

Hacked off.
Ground down.
Second effort - almost looks like welding.

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