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1964 GL 150 / 1974 Rally 200
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:33 pm quote
modkuo wrote:
@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.
Basically a coffee table on wheels. Inspired by the one in this video:
But mine is made from wood.

What appealed to me there is that bike can stay on the bench and I can put it between the cars in my double garage when not working. And when I want to work I can pull one car out and continue working.

It's not done yet though.
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:41 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
You've seen my 3-piece bike bench. Features easy assembly/disassembly. ]
I had some smarty pants comments about your old-door/sawhorse setup all rarin' to go .....but didn't want to get banned from your garage.

used the helpful "just walk away" feature.

the kickback coffee table setup above...might work. looks totally chill to have a conversation around.....but wrench?
Hooked
1964 GL 150 / 1974 Rally 200
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:02 pm quote
modkuo wrote:
the kickback coffee table setup above...might work. looks totally chill to have a conversation around.....but wrench?
I think in the first video (part 1) he goes on about how the setup is good. And how sitting down is a good idea.

I will find out if it's worth it. But it also will be convenient for me in storage of my project. Can push it out of way when I'm not working on it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Posts: 6838
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:19 pm quote
Re: Damn Computers!
SubEtherBASS wrote:
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!
I get an email telling me there is a new post... click on the link and you are taken to the post. Easy.
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64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
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Location: Maine
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:17 pm quote
modkuo wrote:
any of youse other mugs...please post up too so I (we) can compare.
My scooter bench is a piece of our old porch that I cut down...



Hooked
1979 P125X
Joined: 17 Jun 2016
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Location: Everett Wa
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:25 pm quote
october wrote:
modkuo wrote:
any of youse other mugs...please post up too so I (we) can compare.
My scooter bench is a piece of our old porch that I cut down...



that's actually quite brilliant
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a herd of easy shifty rats
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:48 pm quote
Re: workstation - wish list
modkuo wrote:
@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.
Keep an eye out for one of these, I'm still looking for one the right size and I'd probably put it on casters. Maybe even a big lazy Susan on top too. From Tips n Trix thread, forgot to mention that there's a place to park your knees too:

Congrats to Blackbomber for coming up with the best idea I've seen yet for a ghetto worktable.
Dead stable and access is great as you can easily walk all around it.
And there's a natural place for parts & tools without putting them on the scoot.
Thanks, BB
All we need now is an idiotproof way to get it up there. Long ramp... hoist...?
Blackbomber wrote:
...
Brought her down to my basement, and fashioned a work stand out of an old cable spool. Don't worry, she's firmly fastened down at the rear with a ratchet strap going through the motor pivot bolt holes on both sides:
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:01 pm quote
Duh
I'm not getting older, I'm getting stupider. I thought I posted this a coupla days ago, but no.


That is a lovely Ice Cream cart there, Mister. I like that it seems made mostly from recycled stuff.
Hooked
1979 P125X
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Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:16 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
modkuo wrote:
@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.
Keep an eye out for one of these, I'm still looking for one the right size and I'd probably put it on casters. Maybe even a big lazy Susan on top too. From Tips n Trix thread, forgot to mention that there's a place to park your knees too:

Congrats to Blackbomber for coming up with the best idea I've seen yet for a ghetto worktable.
Dead stable and access is great as you can easily walk all around it.
And there's a natural place for parts & tools without putting them on the scoot.
Thanks, BB
All we need now is an idiotproof way to get it up there. Long ramp... hoist...?
Blackbomber wrote:
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Brought her down to my basement, and fashioned a work stand out of an old cable spool. Don't worry, she's firmly fastened down at the rear with a ratchet strap going through the motor pivot bolt holes on both sides:
A lot of times electrical supply stores like Platt or Graybar will have spools like that that they will no longer be using. They are super practical. I hadn't thought of using one as a stand though.
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:24 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
That is a lovely Ice Cream cart there, Mister. I like that it seems made mostly from recycled stuff.
Thanks!
Yes, it's all made from stuff we had laying around....
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:18 am quote
razy
thanks gents. I like the idea of knee room, the half Chinese in me loves the lazy susan idea, and I think I have spied one of those spools lately....

I will fashion some kind of table, the key will be a height that one can sit and stand as needed. maybe dual height sections.

the rusty wheels are turning, any new ideas or brilliant learnings are welcome, in terms of storage, drawers, ramps, etc...

or donations in the San Diego area are welcome. I can come pick up part of your porch or whatever you think might help me.

I will also be covertly visiting construction sites this week in search of materials. I think I remember how this is done from my skate ramp building days.
Hooked
1964 GL 150 / 1974 Rally 200
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:07 am quote
october wrote:
modkuo wrote:
any of youse other mugs...please post up too so I (we) can compare.
My scooter bench is a piece of our old porch that I cut down...
Lol mine is that plus wheels, but building myself. My porch is brick and mortar so couldn't cut it off...
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:08 am quote
modkuo wrote:
I think I remember how this is done from my skate ramp building days.
Just don't make the transition too tight, or it won't be very fun to ride...


I get a lot of free materials from our local dump/transfer station. But they also allow picking...
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:14 am quote
Speaking of old skating days...
Look what I have...
All unmounted/unridden...


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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:27 am quote
Skate Rats
love those..!

We used to skate at Del Mar Skate Ranch. Steadham would pull these rail slides almost the whole way around the pool coping. He came to our ramp in chula one time with gator (shortly before his incarceration) and their crew. McGill used to fly out of that keyhole pool, hawk was like 13. Caballero, Hosoi...all of them. its a dirt lot now used as overflow parking.

I still have my Jeff Grosso and Vision Old Ghost.. the wheels are ground down to like the circumference of quarters. good times bro-ham.
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P125X, P200E
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Location: Fresno, CA
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:01 pm quote
I dont have room to store an assembled worktable so I need something that easily knocks down into storable pieces. For my first major rebuild I used the 4 milk crates that normally stay under my workbench and placed a 6 foot banquet table on top of them.

I have since gotten rid of the table and now I use two 6 foot long 12 x boards which I can more easily store in my garage. If I need extra stability I run a couple of cross pieces under the front wheel and sandwich the12 x boards between them with eye-bolts through which I run ratchet straps. If Im doing really strenuous work I also run a chain over a garage rafter and through the rear rack.

In summer, I park next to the pool and do my work from the water.

My workstand 1b.jpg

My workstand 2b.JPG

Pool 1b.JPG

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1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:56 pm quote
Fatbear what kind of ramp do you use to get it up there? One of those for pickup beds or? I too have space constraints.
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:03 pm quote
I have a rack like this one and I just use the ramp to get up on my platform.

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Steeellaaa!!
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Location: Canada
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:33 pm quote
october wrote:
Speaking of old skating days...
Look what I have...
All unmounted/unridden...


I'd ride that Mike Mcgill today if I had it. Love the shape. Old school, new school. Are those reissues?
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:30 pm quote
Claude wrote:
Are those reissues?
The Steadham and the RIP are originals... I've had them since around '85 or so...

The McGill is a reissue from the 2000's? It's weird, I can't find any info on it. It has more of a new school shape and has more nose. It doesn't have any graphics on the top...

The first "real" skateboard that I owned, was a McGill that looked like this:

I wish I still had it...
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:45 pm quote
october wrote:
Claude wrote:
Are those reissues?
The Steadham and the RIP are originals... I've had them since around '85 or so...

The McGill is a reissue from the 2000's? It's weird, I can't find any info on it. It has more of a new school shape and has more nose. It doesn't have any graphics on the top...

The first "real" skateboard that I owned, was a McGill that looked like this:

I wish I still had it...
I had that McGill from the 80's, also. I likes it. I had a few Powell's. A Guerrero street deck and a 87ish Caballero with that shitty bonite that felt dead. Good times. Backyard halfpipes with wood stolen from construction sites; you were there. Kids today don't know how lucky they are with a concrete skatepark or two in every city.

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Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:32 pm quote
^^^ those were the days..

here's one of me dropping in (and probably about to eat shit) at a crazy, massive death trap ramp called "The Temple"... it had to be 20 feet tall... it's was just a HUGE U shaped ramp w/ no flat bottom and 4 + feet of vert.. there was a roll-in, but dropping in was a right of passage.. deadly but you had to do it..


I think I'm on a U.W. Fish Stick.. my all time fav board was the U.W. Argyle, and while the "epoxy glass" was supposed to be unbreakable, I manage to break mine..

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Steeellaaa!!
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Location: Canada
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:53 pm quote
That looks awesome. You should found some masonite and you'd have great substitute for some old school pipe skating.

I periodically skate only to remind myself how old I am. I went to the 3rd largest skateboard park in the world and was the laughing stock of the locals. Chinese kids don't do political correctness. "When you were young skateboards must of been this wide, hahaha!!!" Holding up his hands to 10 or 12 inches. Shit my pants when I tried to skate. Unbelievable park. Tried to skate on my nieces penny board a couple a weeks ago. Those little things are fast.


http://www.smpskatepark.com/skateparkimggallery.htm
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:16 pm quote
That ramp is crazy...
Great picture Chris...

I love all that stuff.
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1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:55 pm quote
Found out my lightened flywheel has no magnetism on a visit to Motorsports.

Found out even in its lightened state it weighs more (5.9 lb) than the replacements that Motorsports sells these days (5.35 lb).

Could have saved a lot of grief had I known that earlier. So far I've bought the "good used" flywheel, shipped it to Fresno, had it returned because I had Al's old address, sent it back, got it, installed it, bike wouldn't start, removed it, and now dropped it off for remagnetization.

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:19 pm quote
alva shorts,. sorry...NSR
I still have my rector skatepads. Im gonna find the old pics. Op shorts, hang-ten socks....yeah!

Chris that ramp looks like half-death with no flat bottom and pieces in constant need of repair. we had one of those in the canyons of Bonita. one side taller than the other with 3 feet of vert. screws and nails not all flush, and pieces forever shredding off the plywood.

dropping in was a definite rite of passage. then the Acid drops, axle grinds on coping, rock-n-rolls, boneless back into the ramp... no helmets, maybe a wrist guard, rector pads. Indy Trucks and Rat-Bones wheels. hi top vans and a Bones Brigade T shirt.
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Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:37 pm quote
Re: alva shorts,. sorry...NSR
modkuo wrote:
I still have my rector skatepads. Im gonna find the old pics. Op shorts, hang-ten socks....yeah!

Chris that ramp looks like half-death with no flat bottom and pieces in constant need of repair. we had one of those in the canyons of Bonita. one side taller than the other with 3 feet of vert. screws and nails not all flush, and pieces forever shredding off the plywood.

dropping in was a definite rite of passage. then the Acid drops, axle grinds on coping, rock-n-rolls, boneless back into the ramp... no helmets, maybe a wrist guard, rector pads. Indy Trucks and Rat-Bones wheels. hi top vans and a Bones Brigade T shirt.
Totally.. Here's another ramp we skated that same day.. much more civilized w/ nice flat bottom.. still pre-Masonite.. it had to be earlier in the day, as I'm sure I left the Temple bruised and battered.

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:34 pm quote
Dogtown and C-boyz.
Frontside Even Yeah! Nice shralping Hafner...just need a can of Fresca in the pic.
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Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:22 pm quote
Awesome pics...
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Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:46 pm quote
put 300 238 miles on VCLG Three-Peaks Challenge (2016-08-06)

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1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:13 pm quote
Nice work how long did 300 miles take?
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:19 pm quote
i played arts and crafts!

[img]http://imgur.com/6rrPxIu[/img]

(don't ask what it's for, ugh)
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:47 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
i played arts and crafts!

[img]http://imgur.com/6rrPxIu[/img]

(don't ask what it's for, ugh)
Lavender?
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, (Both NZ new Airco assembled), Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200
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Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:24 pm quote
Agree,, my iPad has been logging me out indiscriminately for about the same time. Has stabilised lately, maybe the latest iOS update has fixed it.
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:14 am quote
sdjohn wrote:
Nice work how long did 300 miles take?
revised the miles down to 238. left the house at 7:30am got home at 7:00pm. Not sure the actual riding time but there was an hour for lunch, an hour at the top of mt Tam, and two hours at the bar at the end. maybe 7-8hr riding. First 50 miles were on the freeway getting to the start, the rest was mostly twisty.
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:43 am quote
Fatbear5 wrote:
In summer, I park next to the pool and do my work from the water.
THAT is a genius idea!
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2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
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Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:21 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
Found out my lightened flywheel has no magnetism on a visit to Motorsports.

Found out even in its lightened state it weighs more (5.9 lb) than the replacements that Motorsports sells these days (5.35 lb).

Could have saved a lot of grief had I known that earlier. So far I've bought the "good used" flywheel, shipped it to Fresno, had it returned because I had Al's old address, sent it back, got it, installed it, bike wouldn't start, removed it, and now dropped it off for remagnetization.

I've sold these before without ever considering checking if the magnets actually do anything.
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Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:23 pm quote
pigletpilot wrote:
Agree,, my iPad has been logging me out indiscriminately for about the same time. Has stabilised lately, maybe the latest iOS update has fixed it.
Its been shitting me for about 6 weeks... Also eBay & other sites seem to have the same problem.... I would have replied earlier, but had to wait to get to work for a REAL computer!
Hooked
1979 P125X
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:34 pm quote
Today the rebuild on my motor began. I didn't do much of the work, but I observed and helped when I could and learned a lot. We have been taking a lot of pictures and will do a post detailing the work through completion.

Luckily we found the problem

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Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:22 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
i played arts and crafts!

[img]http://imgur.com/6rrPxIu[/img]

(don't ask what it's for, ugh)
Lavender?
nah, some type of poly fibre and threebond 1194. i think i may still be high from the fumes...
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