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Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:22 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
chandlerman wrote:
Along those same lines, anyone know which is the correct plate set for the superstrong? Is it these?
You should measure the inside diameter of the clutch basket. BGM started with the 108mm plates/basket and then they silently moved/upgraded to the 110mm...
Thanks for the heads up!

I can't recall if I've had this clutch for one or two years now, so I guess I'll have to pull it and measure before I can place an order. Meh.
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2211
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:52 pm quote
So the spacers I ordered from SIP a week ago arrived today. I wanted to possibly take the barrel on the Stella down a millimeter when I put the BGM back on it, see how the port timings worked out.

Now, though, I kind've feel like I'm on hold until I get the clutch sorted out. Plus, it's like 95f out at 9 at night.

Of course, I decided to take Friday off because, well, I can, so maybe I'll have a little quality wrench time and go crazy on the Stella during the day since Slaughterhouse doesn't start until Friday night and worst case would be riding the VBB.
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2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7458
Location: San Francisco
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:52 pm quote
Fitted a new carb to the MotoBi (sorry for the 4T stuff). Have to say I really like the Yoshimura YD 24 so far. seems to use the PWK slide and jets.

Yesterday made the adaptor for the manifold, today mounted it all up, ran the cable and fuel line. jetting is really close right out of the box.

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3750
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:08 pm quote
Cool bike Patrick, let us know how you get on with that carb, sounds like pretty well so far.

Today I cleared my smallframe for reentry to the active fleet (some carb issues last week) and got my 9000 mile service done on the Ninja 250. Still need to do a chain on there though, mine appears to be shot with tight spots. That'll be a job for another day.
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Vespa PX200e
Joined: 01 Sep 2015
Posts: 140
Location: Southeast Asia
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:59 pm quote
Upgrade from my modified SIP box exhaust to pipedesign S-Box 220 III PLUS. So far very happy. It is quieter and has better pickup and more power. No dyno unfortunately but I gained 3kph on the top end.

Attached is picture of standard on right pipedesign on left

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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: 5470
Location: Indo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:13 am quote
share u all my pics in the last day of asian games 2018

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since the security is too tight, i have to use the front licensed plate or get arrested :lol:

Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1579
Location: Veria, Greece
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:14 am quote
Designed and uploaded to "Stickers International" a custom horn cover badge. I ordered it in a "Rainbow Chrome" background and currently waiting for the postage quote. If it's reasonable, I will order 7 pieces for £15 (minimum order)...

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T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:47 am quote
Tongue n groove
Went for a blast after dropping a shocker off at the post office. ..... never ever trusted me speedo .... it's 4mph under .... got an app for me phone ..... went down the mad mile into a head wind n decided I need a tighter lid ....

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Shove me phone in here

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Had to slow when a car joined in front off the slip road

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Indo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:47 am quote
in case u all miss my pink vespa, she is in a treatment as we speak

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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: 7034
Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:30 am quote
What's happening E?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:25 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
What's happening E?
i shrink the tail section and want to add front disc brake and wanna make a reinforcement ring for my clutch basket
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T5s
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Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:41 am quote
Salt and vinegar
This happened on a head clearing blast. .... 4 n a bit hours to get recovered 😠😠

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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: 7034
Location: Victoria, Australia
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:09 pm quote
Bugger!! What happened?

Last week (when I did a big end in the 177) I called a taxi and was going to go home and get my trailer to pick it up. But they sent a mxi-taxi with a tailgate loader and it fit in there nicely.
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T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:51 am quote
Not pissed off
Was on an uphill duel carriageway n the van in front wad only doing 30 so I thought I'd pass him .... He saw me n sped up ..... I'm guessing heat size but I'm not looking till I get me new shed up ..... that's where I'd been ... to size up a bloody shed for it to keep n safe it dry over winter

I know I could give it to me mates to sort but I hate relying on others. .. n he only charges me parts cos it's me n I hate that ..... I know it's hard to understand


Was well entertained while waiting for RAC . Saw a nurse smash into a jeep with an old couple in. Both heading for Pinderfields hospital
Then a scooter with 3 screaming kids on it with no helmets. They came off the m62 round the roundabout n back on the motorway. Police followed about 5 mins later.
The RAC guy said the kids do it cos the police can't chase riders with no helmets. If they die the police are to blame. 😠😠
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:00 pm quote
Re: Not pissed off
T5bitza69 wrote:
Was on an uphill duel carriageway n the van in front wad only doing 30 so I thought I'd pass him .... He saw me n sped up ..... I'm guessing heat size but I'm not looking till I get me new shed up ..... that's where I'd been ... to size up a bloody shed for it to keep n safe it dry over winter

I know I could give it to me mates to sort but I hate relying on others. .. n he only charges me parts cos it's me n I hate that ..... I know it's hard to understand


Was well entertained while waiting for RAC . Saw a nurse smash into a jeep with an old couple in. Both heading for Pinderfields hospital
Then a scooter with 3 screaming kids on it with no helmets. They came off the m62 round the roundabout n back on the motorway. Police followed about 5 mins later.
The RAC guy said the kids do it cos the police can't chase riders with no helmets. If they die the police are to blame. 😠😠
smart kids

heres to bright ur day Brother Jim and maybe a smile

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yes i manage to repaint it

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T5s
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:29 am quote
I likes
Love that fat tyre..... and that shade of pink
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
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:50 pm quote
i got good news for you, this afternoon i will work like flash to fox the clutch and make that basket ring as well as those homemade seat, then put everything back to the bike and in 9PM i will ride it to Jogjakarta (700km) to attend a vespa party will send pics to make ur weekend pink

until then have a nice day and cheer

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no disc this year, maybe next year

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: 7034
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:52 pm quote
Nice comfy seat!
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Vespa PX200e
Joined: 01 Sep 2015
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Location: Southeast Asia
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:18 am quote
Crank turned up today. Got the main bits now. Pinasco case & 64mm kingwelle crank

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Vespa PX200e
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Posts: 140
Location: Southeast Asia
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:44 pm quote
Got my quattrini 60MM crank trued as the last time I was at my mechs he said it was not true. This crank has been in daily use for over 2 years.

What a massive difference. what I thought was normal 2 stroke vibration was obviously not normal. vibration is massively reduced, to feel almost non existent now. Ride is incredibly smooth.

In future I will get the crank checked for true whenever I get a new build/ crank replacement.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 pm quote
cruise not speeding
got back from a rallies 1.500km in 5 days

more story when i wake up, until then have a.nice dah and cheer

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1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 695
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:22 am quote
Posted in another thread, but it belonged here as well.

I thought that I had to replace the headlamp on my P200E and had been looking for an upgrade. I bought the halogen from Scooterwest because they said this about it:

"These headlights are a guaranteed improvement over any other P-series headlight. We include the appropriate 35 watt dual filament halogen bulb so all you need to do is install this headlight assembly and light up the night. Passers-by will expect a 2012 BMW 1200GS based on the brightness and will stand in shocked adoration of the remarkable headlight in your otherwise crappy old 1979 Vespa P200.

The modern clear lens really improves the physical aesthetics of any old P-series Vespa. These are not difficult to install into any year P125, P150, P200, or Stella scooter. Some minor modifications might be required.
"

I'm really not happy with it for several reasons. One, the pilot bulb DID come with it, so I wasted the seven bucks on the super bright LED pilot light that I bought to go with it. Second, it seems to draw so much juice that other things (like blinkers and tail light) no longer work. This has yet to be confirmed, but I haven't had a chance to get back to it. Third, it's this wiffley little plastic unit. There's absolutely nothing to it. The bulb itself may be worth six bucks, but it certainly isn't worth half what I paid for it. Fourth, it replaces the entire headlamp unit. There's no beauty ring or anything else; just an ugly gap all the way around.

Lastly, when I looked at the old unit, it is truly a work of art. The glass bulb is nestled comfortably within a housing that is made from multiple stamped metals with springs and screws and things. It is completely over-engineered and must weight a good three pounds.The difference between old and new is crafted vs mass produced.

Funny thing, when I plugged the new bulb into the harness I got no light. I thought, "Crap, it's not the lamp." So I looked at the switch. I bumped it and the lamp came on. My small brain started connecting dots and I put the old unit back in and, sure enough, it worked fine. I just assumed the bulb had blown.

Since I had it apart, it gave me the opportunity to look into another problem. I've never had a high beam on this bike, but I never really worried about it either. I pulled the switch out, and after cleaning out the dead spiders and stuff noticed that someone had repaired the high beam wire with wire nuts. Yeah, these :



I nipped a new patch wire and replaced the old with some proper connectors and sure enough, the high beam works as well.

I'm considering returning the halogen. I mean, it works and all, so shame on me for assuming, but ninety bucks is ninety bucks.
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T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 am quote
fighty
Found this on facebook. ... dunno what it is but it looks a beast ..... I'd love a sit on it ☺

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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:27 am quote
1st gen X9 500. What's left of it...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:08 pm quote
the headlamp does remind me of Vader
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T5s
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:35 am quote
sleeved
koenig blues wrote:
the headlamp does remind me of Vader
Me too ..... think that's what pulled me toward it 😜
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Too Many
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Location: Soap Lake , WA
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:25 pm quote
Today I got a little line drawing tattoo to commemorate our new to us little blue truck.





~Megan~
Sent from my iPhone 7+





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‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
Joined: 30 May 2018
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Location: Madison WI
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:00 pm quote
Can you fit a smallie in the bed?
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:21 pm quote
exmayor wrote:
Can you fit a smallie in the bed?
Diagonally I think I can. 🤔
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‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:10 am quote
That will be photo worthy
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T5s
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:49 am quote
everybody went surfing, surfing tinterweb
Better question ...... would it move with a smallie in the bed 😂😂
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:19 pm quote
T5bitza69 wrote:
Better question ...... would it move with a smallie in the bed 😂😂
Very slowly. And hopefully I wouldn’t need to go uphill. 🤣
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:12 pm quote
memreez
dropped the engine on the P yesterday and the first thought was...."well that is so NOT Vaderkleen!"

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T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:35 am quote
Pissed offness
Finally got a shed to work in ....... trying to find out why it heat seized. ... lube fail me thinks 😠

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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
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Location: So Cal
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:10 am quote
modkuo wrote:
dropped the engine on the P yesterday and the first thought was...."well that is so NOT Vaderkleen!"
5 lbs of grime right there. P should fly now!
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
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:51 pm quote
Re: Pissed offness
T5bitza69 wrote:
Finally got a shed to work in ....... trying to find out why it heat seized. ... lube fail me thinks 😠
Your shed or someone else's? The barrel looks retrievable in that pic... acid is the way to go.
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T5s
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:45 pm quote
roomy
It's my shed .... We had an extension taking over the back yard that we didn't use .... cos I'm sorting the house ready for our lass I had it removed n me n our lass built this shed...... it's just big enough for 2 scoots .... that's one of the reasons why I'm getting rid of one ....

I'm thinking the barrel is ok n it will be reused but me mate that owns a shop is looking for the cheapest way to make it work ..... what acid would you use to clean that lump near the exhaust port???
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:22 am quote
Glad to hear you finally have some space out of the weather to work!

I've used hydrochloric acid with really good results on nicasil and cast iron. It's the stuff brickies use to clean up mortar after they finish (in case it's called something else there). Don't use it inside the shed though, you need plenty of fresh air as it's very nasty stuff.

Looking at the picture of the piston again, it's possible you may even be able to save it with the acid... worth 1/2 an hour of your time anyway. On mine I used a small paintbrush and repeated application to the area where it's smeared, then a sharp blade to try to free the rings. Also a wire brush. I washed it off with water and started again and eventually they came loose. Not exactlty to an as-new condition but good enough to do another 15,000 on.
The good thing is the acid seems more aggressive on the smeared vs. the virgin aluminum.
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:35 am quote
slow wiggles
Cheerz ..... I'll definitely give that a go .... me mate at his shop is looking for a piston n said he'll charge us flat .... no vat
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:41 am quote
I used muriatic acid to clean the aluminum off the Nicasil when I cleaned up the barrel on my BGM. It worked like a charm.

I don't know about the UK, but in the US, muriatic acid is much easier to get.
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