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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:52 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
T5bitza69 wrote:
Whooooa that screen .... Bet that'll keep the pinkys warm in winter ... think it'll need a wiper in heavy rain though as I can't see speed keeping it clear 😂😂
It'll keep the snow and sub-zero wind off my pinkies, too. It snowed yesterday and I had to ride down to the dentist for a filling. Half an hour each way and my hands were stinging, even with good waterproof winter weight gloves.
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Put it on your Stella
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2008 GTS 250, 1979 P200E
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:03 pm quote
So I took the scooter to get Mexican food, like I always do and got to the end of my street and the bike was running like crap, and blowing a lot of smoke. I stopped at the end of the block and had thoughts of blown seals, then realized I left the choke on. Doohhhh! Pushed it in and all was golden!
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76 Sprint Veloce
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Location: Los Angeles
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:23 am quote
Spent the night rebuilding my carburetor on the sidewalk in front of my apartment. Finally got it finished no leaks fires up fine. ....throttle cable snaps.
it kept idling....so I guess that's good.
Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 1855
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:17 am quote
Re: chocolate orange is terrible
V oodoo wrote:
Put it on your Stella
It's 21f out this morning. I'm going wish I'd done that over the weekend as soon as I leave the garage.
Hooked
1964 GS160, 1974 Rally 200, 1966 90ss
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:06 am quote
I got ready to paint some parts. But maybe I need to do more prep. It never feels like enough.

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Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:19 am quote
gmontag wrote:
I got ready to paint some parts. But maybe I need to do more prep. It never feels like enough.
I'm dealing with this same feeling about the boat I'm restoring, only it's the entire hull. I think I'm about ready to just start priming after the last round of fairing and hope for the best.
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: 6589
Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:37 pm quote
gmontag wrote:
I got ready to paint some parts. But maybe I need to do more prep. It never feels like enough.
Thanks for putting up that picture! I'll be painting on the weekend and realised I had forgotten to prepare my tail light base!
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PX125E
Joined: 06 Oct 2018
Posts: 58
Location: Gravesend, Kent, UK
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:04 pm quote
Jets
Yesterday I changed a main jet using pliers. I have a piece of wire which I put through the holes in the side to pull them out but I left it at home and couldn't wait.

Today I'm ordering 2 new jets and an atomiser, F*&king rats cocks!
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Posts: 1245
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:58 am quote
LOL!!!

449€ !!! for a CNC carb tub, 635€ with a Pinasco SI26/26 and 729€ with a Pinasco SI28/28. OK, I understand that your costs are high when you're a small business and you've just bought a very expensive CNC mill, but I just don't see it. The SI is outdated, but even so, why would someone pay 449€ for just a carb tub. Funny thing is that they try to justify the cost on the FB comments...

https://scooterlab.uk/new-chiemgau-tec-production-the-pool-si-carb-box-news/?fbclid=IwAR0W0Yg1ir35EPoPRRQQ_gvw19X92cfV8af6i6zZLUgfEXL4FwRQaP6KlRw
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One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:46 pm quote
A CNC version of the Pinasco high volume airbox would have been so much better. That cheap plastic thing is awful, but somehow it costs £50 / 57 Euro / $64 US
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:18 pm quote
Yes. It's ridiculous. I don't think the sellers will be retiring on the profits any time soon. You could achieve the aims of the box with half an hour and some JB Weld.
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:12 pm quote
Although I realised shortly after my post that CNC milling one out of a solid piece of aluminum would be a ridiculous waste of metal hehe. I'd settle for a pressed steel one, much like the stock Piaggio item, just bigger.
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Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:49 am quote
swa45 wrote:
Although I realised shortly after my post that CNC milling one out of a solid piece of aluminum would be a ridiculous waste of metal hehe.
Yeah, I'd hope they at least rough cast the box, then milled it down from there. But maybe they didn't, which would also explain why the damn thing is so overpriced. Big-ass piece of stock like that would be pricy on its own, plus the cutting bits, mill time, operator time, etc. all adds up.

In non-stupid-use-of-cnc news, I borrowed ph0ngvu's engine stand inspiration and threw a pipe stand together since I have at least four motors that need some rebuild love right now.

The parts were more than I was expecting, but I'm extremely pleased with the results, and it'll also hold up to running in quite nicely, I expect.

The only think I don't like is that the threads in the T's and the threaded rod that I'm using up front tend to bind up on each other. I'll probably pick up a couple of short nipples and thread those in to help with that, but that's pretty low priority for right now.

Now, I need to clean the damn workshop up enough that I have space to actually tear this thing down!

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Had to cut one T down to make it all fit.

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Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:15 am quote
Chanlerman, I built a motor stand similar to this a few years ago. It was a little pricey, but like yours, it was heavy duty enough to start the engine while mounted. I gave it away awhile back and if I build another, it will be out of PCV - a whole lot cheaper and should suffice for rebuilds.
Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 pm quote
Tierney wrote:
Chanlerman, I built a motor stand similar to this a few years ago. It was a little pricey, but like yours, it was heavy duty enough to start the engine while mounted. I gave it away awhile back and if I build another, it will be out of PCV - a whole lot cheaper and should suffice for rebuilds.
Yeah, I wanted one heavy-duty enough for running on, hence things like the double-stand back on the shock mount where a single support would be plenty for most applications.

Today was testing out the under-bar mirror, then sanding the primer and getting the first coat of paint on the hull of my project boat. Tomorrow night will be the second coat, then I'll decide if I'm going to wet sand and re-coat again, or just go with 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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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:07 am quote
Got hit by a car its a minor damage but the lady said she want to fix it.. well fingers cross

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:54 pm quote
Glad you're ok brother!
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:02 pm quote
Dude!
Hope you are all OK big-E! Not sure how you could hit a pink scoot....but... some people... are.....
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The Duck
1967 Sears 125.....Primavera
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Location: Elk Park N.C.
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 pm quote
Making Progress
Today I checked in with the mechanic who is going over my 66 Bluebadge motor. I hope to have my Cannonball scoot back together and looking good for Christmas.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:36 am quote
warm binmen
Bloody hell e ...... hope that legshield isn't too bent ..... 😯✌
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:38 am quote
Many thanks guys,love you all.. I am good as i bail out of the vespa when she hit me.. they dont call me flying monkey for nothing
The lady didnt pay when i said it will cost her $15 and i dont wanna mess with a older lady so i guess the reparing gotta wait and ride the smallie once again

Ride safe everyone and cheer
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:08 pm quote
scoot on!
put the head back on the super and had a nice winter 68 degree So-Cali ride. had to ditch the jacket cause it was too HOT! sorry east coast...I know you are getting pounded right now.
west is the best.

1 back on the road...2 to go. the P is getting a makeover and almost ready....and then sort the Franken-camo smallie.

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Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:17 am quote
modkuo wrote:
put the head back on the super and had a nice winter 68 degree So-Cali ride. had to ditch the jacket cause it was too HOT! sorry east coast...I know you are getting pounded right now.
west is the best.

1 back on the road...2 to go. the P is getting a makeover and almost ready....and then sort the Franken-camo smallie.
Ya man, good to see ol Blue back in action!
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:07 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
modkuo wrote:
put the head back on the super and had a nice winter 68 degree So-Cali ride. had to ditch the jacket cause it was too HOT! sorry east coast...I know you are getting pounded right now.
west is the best.

1 back on the road...2 to go. the P is getting a makeover and almost ready....and then sort the Franken-camo smallie.
Ya man, good to see ol Blue back in action!
No doubt. Blue has been out since october. runs better with the spark plug sleeve insert and no leakage. I should have called you to come out and play but i only started out on a neighborhood putz.....but it was way too nice of a day so I just kept cruisin.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:51 pm quote
modkuo wrote:
SoCalGuy wrote:
modkuo wrote:
put the head back on the super and had a nice winter 68 degree So-Cali ride. had to ditch the jacket cause it was too HOT! sorry east coast...I know you are getting pounded right now.
west is the best.

1 back on the road...2 to go. the P is getting a makeover and almost ready....and then sort the Franken-camo smallie.
Ya man, good to see ol Blue back in action!
No doubt. Blue has been out since october. runs better with the spark plug sleeve insert and no leakage. I should have called you to come out and play but i only started out on a neighborhood putz.....but it was way too nice of a day so I just kept cruisin.
Those are the best days - when you just keep riding.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:03 pm quote
Bobo wrote:
modkuo wrote:
SoCalGuy wrote:
modkuo wrote:
put the head back on the super and had a nice winter 68 degree So-Cali ride. had to ditch the jacket cause it was too HOT! sorry east coast...I know you are getting pounded right now.
west is the best.

1 back on the road...2 to go. the P is getting a makeover and almost ready....and then sort the Franken-camo smallie.
Ya man, good to see ol Blue back in action!
No doubt. Blue has been out since october. runs better with the spark plug sleeve insert and no leakage. I should have called you to come out and play but i only started out on a neighborhood putz.....but it was way too nice of a day so I just kept cruisin.
Those are the best days - when you just keep riding.
so so true and i will cheer for that
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1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:49 am quote
Dug into my smallie headlight, low beam was on/off the other day but high beam was fine. After a thorough wiring check with voltmeter and some demo using the battery charger came to the conclusion that it was just the bulb - wow, an easy one. We always go to the hard stuff if we've touched the area first (in my case, that's because I swapped to the euro style headlamp and had to modify the wiring in the past slightly).

Turned in an order at scooter mercato for bulbs, new brake shoes, and a rear tire for the P. The brakes are sucking on the smallie lately, the rear doesn't do much. They feel glazed (but not oil slicked - felt that once on my Lammy and will never forget how that feels). The front has been wanting a new cable for years so we'll do it all. On the P I'm done with Zippy1's, they cost 2x as much as the Michelin S1 and wear just as fast for no apparent benefit.
Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:13 am quote
You ever run Heidenau's? I've been all in with them since I first wanted a speed rated 8" tire and like them a lot.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 am quote
Not yet, chandlerman but maybe I should!
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Location: So Cal
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:57 am quote
Big, big second on the Heidi’s ... I will never use another tire on the Supers. Just wish the K75’s (M rated!) came in a 10”
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm quote
Well I'll have to give them a try later. SM only had 1 tire left for me, so I'll be mismatched for a bit anyway. The rear is bald, so something had to give.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:31 pm quote
I've been playing with my new 3D printer for the past 3 days. I got it on a Black Friday deal. It's a Chinese clone (Anet A8 ) of a more expensive 3D printer (Prusa i3). At 130€ including shipping and from a European warehouse, to avoid customs, it was a no brainer. It needs a few upgrades out of the box (2 Mosfets to handle the Amps from the heatbed and the extruder, better rail bearings from igus, a better 3d printed air nozzle, better open source firmware and a few other modifications). The screws that came with the kit were terrible, so I changed them all with inox allen screws. I also sheathed all the cables with a braided sleeve to give a more cleaner look. So my first prints had to do with my P. A new side cowl badge and a legshield badge with my nick...

I'm still trying different settings so my prints are getting better...

Enjoy...

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First try was a fail

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Second try came out perfect

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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 Dec 16, 2018 6:07 pm quote
Love that last one Safis!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:30 pm quote
That was fast!
Nicely done, did you make them from PLA? I recently got a JGAurora A5 which is bigger & comes mostly preassembled, but it's a bit more money (flash sale @$309 shipped in USA). And I just got some tough PETG filament that I will use to make this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1054950


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This ring allow you to make the original air box filter higher to use T5 filter or a 26-26 carburetor with a venturi cone. Is better use PLA than ABS because the gasoline melts the ABS


and one of these to replace my ragged cardboard one https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2945373
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:01 pm quote
Very cool Safis and Voodoo! I keep thinking of the carb that Hot Rod Al made - the vortex carb. What a great application for 3d printing - the vortex and a taller box cover with a spot for a foam filter. And I'm liking that timing wheel Voodoo! Good stuff...
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:40 pm quote
Re: That was fast!
V oodoo wrote:
The great thing about making your own timing degree wheel is, that you don't have to stick to the social norms of putting the numbers and degrees in the correct order. An out of whack timing wheel would make an excellent white elephant gift here at the Secret Santa Scooter Gift Exchange. Secret Santa Scooter Gift exchange? ...come to think of it, 3d printing out an ABS lump of coal might be a better contribution.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:59 am quote
Thanks Michael. Terry, yes it is PLA. I also got a deal on filaments, but unfortunately not too many color options from the European warehouse. I got 2 black spools, 2 red spools (it's more of a pink) and 1 white spool for 32€. The 3D printer you got is really great. I like the bowden setup on it, it's metal structure and the bigger hotbed. I'd say it plays on a more "professional" level. What do you use for designing your models?? I have started "playing" with SketchUp Pro and SolidWorks 2017 (given by a friend who upgraded to 2019)...

@whodatschrome : The messed up timing wheel would be funny as hell...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:38 am quote
So far Solidworks in Greece and online TinkerCAD here, which is great to start out with. I've just downloaded & started w/ Design Spark, a very nice freebie I found on YouTube here:

or https://youtu.be/ZXgMY3-hlgs if you use Chrome.

Somebody start a 3D printing thread.... So many possibilities scooterwise.
Molto Verboso
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:01 am quote
Over the weekend, I accomplished two things.

First, I finished re-glassing the hull of my boat project and, with the help of my buddy Steve and his high-school age son, flipped it back over so it looks more obviously boat-ish. Cut & installed a new transom, then fitted the deck back over the hull, which was kind've a PITA between the slightly increased size of the hull from the extra layer of fiberglass, plus the hull had bowed out a little while it was inverted. That wound up taking much more time than I'd expected, which is pretty much the story of this whole project.

During the course of flipping the hull, my wife came out to the garage to supervise and when she made a reference to the three scooters, Steve's son corrected her, "No, there's four."

I'd literally been telling them that she didn't know about #4 as she walked into the garage, to the point that we all kind've stopped with that stupid "we just got caught doing something dumb" look that I think we all know well.

I love my buddy Steve, but I wonder about his kid some days.
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