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1979 P200E
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:04 am quote
Syntagma wrote:
I love this stuff, what a blast!

It was great wrenching and learning with everyone. I ended up swapping out my head for another where the spark plug socket wasn't stripped, completely cleaning and tightening the front brake, found a few more things that need attention, and I even made some new friends. It doesn't get too much better!

I can't say thank you enough, V oodoo, for hosting SK! We're all going to be eagerly awaiting your return.
+1 Terry thanks a bunch, everything was fantastic. Great set up and thanks for hosting. Hope you have a great time oversees. Let me know about the upcoming ride before your trip.

Post more pics of your white and black p2 when you get there, I need some inspiration!

Keep Scootin
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1974 Rally 200 (US), 1974 Primavera 125 (US), 1963 Solex 2200
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Location: Boston-> Kuala Lumpur -> Seattle
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:19 am quote
Had a great time, met some cool guys and even got to set some things straight on my scoot (in between ogling everyone else's rides). Thanks again for hosting Terry!
Hooked
1979 P200E
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Location: Seattle
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:33 am quote
HELP!!!!
So now I really am an unlucky pup...

Everything was fine and I cruised home last night....

this morning however I died out on the FREEWAY!!

I donít know what the hell happened.

I checkedÖgot gas, spark plug cap is on with the connector firmly in, all the basics are accounted for but itís weird. I started it this morning and it roared to life, everything normal then on the way to work *bbbuurrr* *burr* *brr* - Dead. It sounded and felt like I ran out of gas but there is definitely fuel. I unfortunately left my T Tool at Terryís place so I couldnít check the spark plug which may be the culprit. Got some lunch time tinkering to do, hopefully itíll work.

Only thing I did was clean the head and piston. And lowered the slow jet from 55 to 45. I hopin it's just spark...
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:30 am quote
I love that you guys enjoy it as much as I do. This must continue!!!
I'm a little pissed that I didn't get any shots of our little stainless steel hot dog grille in a wheelbarrow operation smokin' away. Mmmm
It worked great & we had some GOOOOD dogs, big fat ones. (Thanks Skott for snagging the gourmet weenies)




The Cafe boys did stuff to their bikes too, not exactly sure what.
But they seemed to know what they were doing, cutting & grinding and always put the tools back.




A month ago I showed Skott how to do his front brakes. Here he's showing Josh how to do it.


Grant's all original '74 Rally, I rode his & he rode mine on a 10 minute run.
When mine runs as good still stock as his, I will be VERY happy.

DIAGRAM! I don't need no stinking diagrams! Hal's smallie is now half wired up!

>Dinner Break<


Two Rally200s, an SS180 and a coupla 4 strokes that snuck in.


Brent's 98% done kitted smallie. SO nice! His P is under the weather after the BC Rally. Nicasil top end is unhappy he says:( ouch
The GL in the background is getting ready to tow the boat. No worries, it's kitted.


Best part is you ALWAYS get good help when you need it. Cafe kid holding lite for Scooter boy.


Favorite shot, with Skott finishing up first behind him.
Josh " Huh, you didn't tell me I had to work on the pull-and-service-and-replace-the-head production line."


G'nite, Grant, ride safe. See ya next time!


@Skott, uh oh...... you got my number, call me if you get stumped.
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1979 P200E
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:48 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
I love that you guys enjoy it as much as I do. This must



You don't have to take the cable off to clean and adjust the breaks......."OH YA" My bad but hey, you got a chance to tighten and adjust the cable right?!?!?!? most props go to Brent. Thanks guys.
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1979 P200E
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:51 am quote
Update to the madness
So I got the scoot back to before the tinkering....

Checked out the piston and head with very squinted eyes just hoping for the best and it looks fine. Just the way I put it back together.

I rode home yesterday but it died when I got up the hill and I couldnít get it back started.

It seems to be running well when itís cold but heating up too much after riding a bit. Plug isnít white and I was running rich before so who knows.

This weekend should be fun, hopefully I can tinker my way to a thriving scoot again.
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1974 Rally 200 (US), 1974 Primavera 125 (US), 1963 Solex 2200
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Location: Boston-> Kuala Lumpur -> Seattle
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:10 am quote
Turns out that twig between the cylinder and the head was the only thing making it run

I remember on Wednesday you were discussing whether it might be running too rich since it was smoking a bit at idle, did you change the mixture/jets or anything like that when you were wrenching on it?

All twig jokes aside, I don't see how the work you did cleaning up the head would cause this issue. Are you sure your plug wire is on the plug well, and that the wire itself is in good condition/not grounding on something?

Puzzling
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1979 P200E
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:57 am quote
Tishabet wrote:
Turns out that twig between the cylinder and the head was the only thing making it run

I remember on Wednesday you were discussing whether it might be running too rich since it was smoking a bit at idle, did you change the mixture/jets or anything like that when you were wrenching on it?

All twig jokes aside, I don't see how the work you did cleaning up the head would cause this issue. Are you sure your plug wire is on the plug well, and that the wire itself is in good condition/not grounding on something?

Puzzling
Checking to see if it's not grounding is an interesting point. I don't get how what I did had any major effect as well that's why I am a little baffled but it's ok, I guess it gives me a chance to check a few things I otherwise wouldn't.

Going to throw in another twig just to be safe.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:31 am quote
Good Times
Hi All ,

Just want to say I had a great time hanging out and wrenching with you guys .
Sorry to hear your p is acting up Scott....

A big thumbs up to Terry for getting us all together ,it is a great thing and I really enjoyed it.

It sounds like maybe we might get together to take a short ride with him before he goes , I'll get on him about it.

Also now we need to find an alternate spot to meet in his absence ....
Brent says he can host , but his space is small and can only accommodate 4 of us or so ... So any ideas ? Any friends with a big garage want to have a bunch of scooter nutz invade every 2 weeks ...

I hope we can keep it going as its a great community event that i really look forwards to.

So cheers all - hope to see you all soon.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:48 am quote
I participated to same weekly "bricole" night, fun and good lessons learnt. Have fun.
Nice rally color, I m so sad that "aubergine" wasn't in european rally market.
Hooked
1979 P200E
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Location: Seattle
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:38 am quote
Re: Good Times
the Falcon wrote:
Just want to say I had a great time hanging out and wrenching with you guys .
Sorry to hear your p is acting up Scott....

Were back up and running, thanks. Looking forward to the next meet. I'll reach out but my garage options are limited.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:07 pm quote
Re: Good Times
Skotieono wrote:
Were back up and running, thanks. Looking forward to the next meet. I'll reach out but my garage options are limited.
What was the issue?
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1979 P200E
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:23 pm quote
Re: Good Times
brentscheffler wrote:
Skotieono wrote:
Were back up and running, thanks. Looking forward to the next meet. I'll reach out but my garage options are limited.
What was the issue?
It's a mystery to me.

My spark boot kept coming loose before so thought it would be good measure to change the wire and boot, it fired up afterwards but died shortly after.

I then took the carb out but left the float attached to the banjo to check fuel flow and itís great. I then reattached the carb, and fired her up. Rode around for about 10 minutes with no problems at all.

A complete mystery to me but it ran great yesterday through all rpm ranges after it warmed up a bit. So in all, changed spark plug n boot, deattached the carb and reinstalled it. Magic.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:25 pm quote
Oh ya!
Just ordered my smoked out turn signals, and was offered a shed by a co-worker for a painting booth! I'm ready for some fumes...
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150 Super,Fly 150
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:37 pm quote
Re: Good Times
Skotieono wrote:
A complete mystery to me but it ran great yesterday through all rpm ranges after it warmed up a bit. So in all, changed spark plug n boot, deattached the carb and reinstalled it. Magic.
We call that PFM in the telecom world!

"Yes Mr Customer, we just engaged the PFM and it's now up and running."

Pure.F****in.Magic - just another telecom acronym to many

Glad to hear you're up and running!
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1967 Granturismo 177, 1979 P200E, 1974 Primavera 125 Hooligans S/C Seattle/Austin
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:01 pm quote
Re: Good Times
Skotieono wrote:
the Falcon wrote:
Just want to say I had a great time hanging out and wrenching with you guys .
Sorry to hear your p is acting up Scott....

Were back up and running, thanks. Looking forward to the next meet. I'll reach out but my garage options are limited.
I have a small garage and some tools if you're ever in a pinch.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:37 am quote
Re: Good Times
67GT125 wrote:
Skotieono wrote:
the Falcon wrote:
Just want to say I had a great time hanging out and wrenching with you guys .
Sorry to hear your p is acting up Scott....

Were back up and running, thanks. Looking forward to the next meet. I'll reach out but my garage options are limited.
I have a small garage and some tools if you're ever in a pinch.
To elaborate on my last post: I do not have the space to host an entire Klatch session but, I can host one or two scooters at a time. So, in the interim if any of you need a place to get out of the rain and wrench on their scoot, PM me.
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1979 P200E
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:47 am quote
Re: Good Times
67GT125 wrote:
67GT125 wrote:
Skotieono wrote:
the Falcon wrote:
Just want to say I had a great time hanging out and wrenching with you guys .
Sorry to hear your p is acting up Scott....

Were back up and running, thanks. Looking forward to the next meet. I'll reach out but my garage options are limited.
I have a small garage and some tools if you're ever in a pinch.
To elaborate on my last post: I do not have the space to host an entire Klatch session but, I can host one or two scooters at a time. So, in the interim if any of you need a place to get out of the rain and wrench on their scoot, PM me.
That's a great offer, I will be coming every Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday.

But really...Thanks.

Any time I can get some Pure F*** Magic I will just look the other way and be happy with the universe. Rode to work today with no problems! Keeping my fingers crossed for the ride home.
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150 Super,Fly 150
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Location: Seattle
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:42 am quote
My wife had agreed, and was excited, about helping me out with the scooter last night as we needed to get some things sorted before V oodoo left. However; when she got there she stated that she didn't want to get her hands dirty.

On the way home she stated "I'm not sure why you needed me there?" I told her at that point I wasn't sure either, she laughed, I groaned... WE found it funny, later, how the tables have turned.

We have a workshop in the basement with everything from a 21" Craftsman commercial table saw, 10" drill press, and mad amounts of other assorted wood working tools and artist supplies. When I met her (12 years ago) she was all about working with her hands and getting dirty. Now she's working for a HIGH end furniture gallery and can't be bothered with such things.

I love that woman!
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:14 am quote
you know wood isn't greasy...
I get it. Was a good time regardless, if somewhat abbreviated. AND she was interested in everything you're up to, can't say that about my wife and scooters. Be looking for you sometime this weekend to get your scoot and hopefully ride it all the way home while I'm hovering by the phone.
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1974 Rally 200 (US), 1974 Primavera 125 (US), 1963 Solex 2200
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Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:05 pm quote
Any of you guys planning on attending the paseo con los muertos rally on November 2-3?

https://www.facebook.com/events/560266780691291/
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1979 P200E
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:29 am quote
Tishabet wrote:
Any of you guys planning on attending the paseo con los muertos rally on November 2-3?


https://www.facebook.com/events/560266780691291/
Never heard of it but definitely interested now! If my girl is up for it, I'll be there riding 2 up.
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:16 pm quote
Tishabet wrote:
Any of you guys planning on attending the paseo con los muertos rally on November 2-3?

https://www.facebook.com/events/560266780691291/
Planning on it. Still haven't gotten the costume figured out.
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:48 pm quote


Darn it! Looks like I'm gonna miss this one. But I AM looking forward to resuming our evenings together as soon as I get back. Hope all of you are keeping your scoots running properly and wanna pick up where we left off anyway.

Regardless, have a good time on the rally .

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:16 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:


Darn it! Looks like I'm gonna miss this one. But I AM looking forward to resuming our evenings together as soon as I get back. Hope all of you are keeping your scoots running properly and wanna pick up where we left off anyway.

Regardless, have a good time on the rally .

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I'm sure you'll be there in spirit (pun absolutely intended).

Looks like you are keeping busy enough without us though

I will be in regular attendance for the coming sessions.
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:09 am quote
Always great to do this sort of think, we have a group in Melbourne who do it, and if you are from here and interested in coming along let me or El Ginchi know.
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:15 am quote
hi All
Hey my klatch brothers -

talked to Brent last nite and he's open to having a small group over at his place sometime soon.
i get my work schedule tonite for next few weeks so maybe tomorrow we can start to put together some poss dates.

look forwards to seeing some of you soon ¨ Terry will be pleased!

cheers¨
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Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:12 am quote
V oodoo wrote:


Darn it! Looks like I'm gonna miss this one. But I AM looking forward to resuming our evenings together as soon as I get back. Hope all of you are keeping your scoots running properly and wanna pick up where we left off anyway.

Regardless, have a good time on the rally .

Looks like I'll be investigating the cause of last nights' lockup. Depending on what I find, I hope to attend. My wife and I have gotten our costumes and everything.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:51 pm quote
Due to Mysterious clunk/lock

I will be splitting the case on my 67 GT. Would be a whole lot of fun if anyone wants to join and lend a hand.
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:43 am quote
Hi Scott
Wish I could make it - I have to work tomorrow evening.
Sure miss us all getting together and wrenching...

take care and good luck ~ hal
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:13 pm quote
Mini Klatsch in Burleywood

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Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:21 pm quote
67GT125 wrote:
Mini Klatsch in Burleywood
I personally like the p2 in the back right the best.
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:00 pm quote
Skotieono wrote:
67GT125 wrote:
Mini Klatsch in Burleywood
I personally like the p2 in the back right the best.
My GT may be old and not so pretty anymore but, she's still my favorite
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1979 P200E
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:21 pm quote
67GT125 wrote:
Skotieono wrote:
67GT125 wrote:
Mini Klatsch in Burleywood
I personally like the p2 in the back right the best.
My GT may be old and not so pretty anymore but, she's still my favorite
Honestly a p2 body with the GT legshield would be pretty damn awesome.
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Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:20 pm quote
Thursday, July 10. If you're close by or gonna be, you're invited. Please PM me.

Most of the usual crew.

Usual rules.

Need a volunteer to handle food, will be reimbursed. Please?


On a related note, remember that nice kid Morrie with the hot little cafe bike?



Some turd stole it.

Not to worry, Morrie went right out found hisself this old beauty!

vespa2.jpg

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1979 P200E
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Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:57 pm quote
Damn! Sad to see the racer go but you gotta love what he picked up.

I'll definitely be there. I look forward to wrenching.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:19 pm quote
Barring unforeseen events I will be there.... now to decide which scoot needs more klatch love
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Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:24 pm quote
Sweet!
Well , I am hoping to make it - Not sure if I have the day off or not - but I will try to swap shift if I am working that day - Look forwards to seeing you all.

Cheers and happy scooting~

Also btw - I am looking for a 20/20 oil injected carb to use for a test on a P125 I am trying to get going --any one holding one they want to let go or let me use for test ?
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:20 am quote
Re: Sweet!
the Falcon wrote:
Also btw - I am looking for a 20/20 oil injected carb to use for a test on a P125 I am trying to get going --any one holding one they want to let go or let me use for test ?
I have a 24/24 oil injected if worse comes to worse. Let me know if you want me to bring it.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:56 am quote
:)
Hi Scott -
Would be awesome of you - my scoot keeps fouling plugs and I've tried all different jet set ups ..so I am thinking the carb is borked- Be great to know for sure.
I did get the day off so I will be in attendance ~~

See you all soon ~
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