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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: 6952
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:55 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
...I have started "playing" with SketchUp Pro and SolidWorks 2017...
Do they integrate somehow? I've been using Sketchup for years (architectural stuff) and am pretty comfortable with it.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1181
Location: Florence, OR
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:15 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
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."
Doohhh - I hate it when that happens!
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: 6952
Location: Victoria, Australia
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:21 pm quote
Yesterday I fitted the new Vape ignition. Starts really easily now which is nice... otherwise seems like a good bit of stuff.

Today I did a loop to see if it added anything performance wise but couldn't say really (guess that's a no).
But the other day I came across the Big Box Touring from a mate's motor that I'm rebuilding, and decided to try it out. The SIP XL box that I had on there (replaced a worn out SIP road 2) seemed fine but I just wanted to know if the BBT would make any difference.
Well! Heaps better! I gained top speed in every gear, 10 - 15 km/h in 4th! Plus it filled in a couple of annoying flat spots that I thought must have been fuel. Very happy!
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: 5437
Location: Indo
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:46 am quote
Good for you Brother M
Today i bleed the front brake and now its working strong and i also paint my seat frame with a toothbrush and dry it in ceiling since its a too darn hot day

Have a nice holiday everyone and cheer

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Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:24 am quote
Ginch wrote:
But the other day I came across the Big Box Touring from a mate's motor that I'm rebuilding, and decided to try it out. The SIP XL box that I had on there (replaced a worn out SIP road 2) seemed fine but I just wanted to know if the BBT would make any difference.
Well! Heaps better! I gained top speed in every gear, 10 - 15 km/h in 4th! Plus it filled in a couple of annoying flat spots that I thought must have been fuel. Very happy!
Damnit... You're making me think I should go the BBT route instead of the RoadXL I already have on the shelf for my Sprint.
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: 6952
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:02 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
Ginch wrote:
But the other day I came across the Big Box Touring from a mate's motor that I'm rebuilding, and decided to try it out. The SIP XL box that I had on there (replaced a worn out SIP road 2) seemed fine but I just wanted to know if the BBT would make any difference.
Well! Heaps better! I gained top speed in every gear, 10 - 15 km/h in 4th! Plus it filled in a couple of annoying flat spots that I thought must have been fuel. Very happy!
Damnit... You're making me think I should go the BBT route instead of the RoadXL I already have on the shelf for my Sprint.
Give it a go then! I was pretty surprised as I assumed the "Touring" part meant it was slanted towards lower rpm torque.

I was reading about box exhausts on Vespamoto... that guy who builds and sells complete motors of pretty high spec. Very interesting what he says...
Quote:
BOXING

Malossi, Pinasco, Polini, SIP, BGM - Sport, Road, XL, Bigbox, Touring

I have tried some of them and my absolute favorite here is the Polini box .
Works already at lower speeds, very nice to drive.
No matter if with Malossi 210/221, Quattrini 244/260.
I send with almost all engine orders.
The body is made of thick sheet metal, good fit and low in price.
https://www.vespmoto.de/2018/12/25/auspuff/
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4769
Location: So Cal
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:24 am quote
Ginch wrote:
Yesterday I fitted the new Vape ignition. Starts really easily now which is nice... otherwise seems like a good bit of stuff.

Today I did a loop to see if it added anything performance wise but couldn't say really (guess that's a no).
But the other day I came across the Big Box Touring from a mate's motor that I'm rebuilding, and decided to try it out. The SIP XL box that I had on there (replaced a worn out SIP road 2) seemed fine but I just wanted to know if the BBT would make any difference.
Well! Heaps better! I gained top speed in every gear, 10 - 15 km/h in 4th! Plus it filled in a couple of annoying flat spots that I thought must have been fuel. Very happy!
The BB Touring is indeed an excellent pipe... I’ve had one on the Yellow Rocket for a couple of years now. Breathes much better than the SIP Road.

The paint is a little thin... on mine, it cooked away pretty quickly between the exhaust stub and the box. But other than that, I totally recommend it over the SIP.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:29 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
The BB Touring is indeed an excellent pipe... I’ve had one on the Yellow Rocket for a couple of years now. Breathes much better than the SIP Road.

The paint is a little thin... on mine, it cooked away pretty quickly between the exhaust stub and the box. But other than that, I totally recommend it over the SIP.
Was that the Road 2.0 or the Road XL?

I upgraded from the 2.0 to the XL on my Stella and the difference was noticable. I do like the look of that broad power curve on the BBT.

Something to ponder on the flight home tomorrow.
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4769
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:54 am quote
Sorry, Road 2.0... haven’t compared it to the XL. Probably not as big a difference.

I do think SIP pipes in general are slightly better made than BGM. Not sure, but SIP may use thicker metal... it has a nicer sound to it. But if you feel like spending, the BB Touring is a great match for the Polini kit. You won’t be disappointed.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:13 pm quote
I made this
I'm in this group on Facebook n look at the page photo ..... fame at last

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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1527
Location: Veria, Greece
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:30 pm quote
Printed my first Lithophane. Took me 5 hours and 58 minutes. Came out pretty good. Just add a light source and the magic happens...

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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: 5437
Location: Indo
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:20 am quote
Its saturday night so we all should ride on and cheer

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This was suppose last week but you get the idea :lol:

Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1181
Location: Florence, OR
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:46 pm quote
That is an awesome picture ebeth! It made me smile a big ole grin! Ride on!

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Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
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Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:46 pm quote
sick!
happy new year and cheer e-bro!
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:15 am quote
I finally started the teardown on my Sprint's motor yesterday.

First up was scraping off all the crud, which took an hour or two by itself. It still needs more cleaning, but at least it's not a total muddy/greasy mess so I can work on it.

I don't think it had ever been opened up before, but it definitely needed a rebuild. Leaks on every seal, but almost no wear on things like the cruciform or gears. Maybe it's just how I build and ride my bikes, but this thing shows less wear on the gears and cruciform after at least 25 years (PO never rebuilt it) than I get in a year.

Assuming that I don't get pulled into too many other things, today will hopefully see me finishing the tear down and building up the cases around the ports with JB Weld prior to tearing into them with the ol' Dremel.

I also decided after watching The latest (ep 34) of That Scooter Thing that I'd go ahead and get a Vape ignition for it rather than mess with points and 6v. I have a few other things I need to get from SIP anyway (brake shoes? those wear out?), so why not, other than, well, money?

Assuming that I stay on track today, I'll probably have this motor at least running on the stand next weekend.

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It begins...

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I think the top end needs to be lapped...

Just kidding. I'm putting a Polini 177 on it!

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Maybe needed new rings, too.

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Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4769
Location: So Cal
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:40 am quote
So much potential
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:50 am quote
Finished the teardown this morning, then cleaned the cases and JBWeld'ed around the ports.

I also went a little bit crazy over at SIP.

The build plan is now:
- Polini 177
- 60mm Mazzi cut crank
- 24/24e with the fuel passage drilled out
- Polini Venturi carb adapter
- SIP (Vape) variable timing ignition
- Full DC & 12v conversion
- SIP RoadXL
- Clauss Mounts

I'll keep the autolube and see where all that gets me.
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PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
Joined: 22 Nov 2011
Posts: 2103
Location: Sydney, Australia
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:19 pm quote
Ad campaign featuring my scoot.

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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:44 am quote
Bobo wrote:
Ad campaign featuring my scoot.
That's awesome!

Did you have to talk them out of using a bodge like most advertisers seem to do, or did they have enough clue to know better?
Ossessionato
PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
Joined: 22 Nov 2011
Posts: 2103
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:50 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Bobo wrote:
Ad campaign featuring my scoot.
That's awesome!

Did you have to talk them out of using a bodge like most advertisers seem to do, or did they have enough clue to know better?
I'm sure that they'd have no problem using a bodge but I think they liked the colour of mine. Most girls seem to love the colour and most guys hate it.
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: 6952
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:57 pm quote
What colour?

Ossessionato
PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:20 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
What colour?

Baby blue.
Hooked
Vespa PX200e
Joined: 01 Sep 2015
Posts: 140
Location: Southeast Asia
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:00 pm quote
Nice LED headlight available for Vespa PX, Cosa, Sprint, GTR, Rally from Moto Nostra available at scooter centre for €199.00 plus fitting kit & postage.

Low consumption highoutput. You need a DC conversion 1st though.

https://www.scooter-center.com/en/mn1101/headlight-moto-nostra-led-highpower-oe-143mm-5-3/4-12v-dc-with-e9-mark-for-conversion-of-e.g.-vespa-px-cosa-sprint-gtr-rally

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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4769
Location: So Cal
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:00 am quote
Went to the San Diego Mods v Rockers ride yesterday with sdjohn and mr.j. Great turnout.

Ten miles out, and my red smallie started losing power ... temp started climbing ... 370, 380, 400, 410 ... engine had a crazy loud exhaust note. I’m thinking oh crap...

I kept riding for another 5 miles with my hand over the clutch until we got to the turnaround spot. The engine is racing like a madman so I kill it and coast in.

We give it a quick check and lo and behold, one of the bolts holding the pipe to the manifold has come completely off. The pipe is basically just hanging from the manifold studs. Only way to get to it on the smallie is to pretty much drop the engine.

So we huddle... survey our tools... find random log to use for a jack stand... and while the rest of the group is having a cold beverage we get to work.

Prop the bike up, pull the wheel, pull pipe, pull the tank, pull the carb, etc. and drop the engine right there in the dirt.

sdjohn finds an old cardboard box and cuts a new exhaust gasket, and we borrow a new bolt from the spare tire.

Twenty minutes later the smallie’s back together, fired right up, purred like a kitty and ran like a champ the rest of the ride.

Then the topper ... we get back to the meet up spot, and red smallie gets the “People’s Choice” award! Ha!

Thanks Secret Society peeps! And thanks my brothers/pit crew mr.j and sdjohn! Good times!

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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:02 am quote
Honored

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PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:27 am quote
Nice one
Hooked
‘64 V90 survivor
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 164
Location: Madison WI
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:55 pm quote
Well done
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Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:37 pm quote
Nice save, Mike. Looks like a good day all around.
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: 6952
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:46 am quote
Great story Mike, and congratulations!
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: 6952
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:31 am quote
SFR Prüfstandsgaudi 2019




Oh, and apparently number 4 with the Simonini (ultralight) cylinder was using an Egig exhaust...

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Location: seattle/athens
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:00 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Honored
After all that, deserved.


"...
sdjohn finds an old cardboard box and cuts a new exhaust gasket, and we borrow a new bolt from the spare tire. "

I was definitely right there with you at this point...
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:11 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
sdjohn finds an old cardboard box and cuts a new exhaust gasket
Bodge!

That's nice work in a pinch. And people wonder why I carry enough tools to basically tear down and rebuild a scooter any time I'm going further from my house than I could walk home.
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: 5437
Location: Indo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:49 pm quote
enjoying the peak of raiiny season its cold and the strees is quite so what more can i ask

have a nice rainny day and cheer everyone

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Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, 50s in progress
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Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:02 am quote
I got mail.

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PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 pm quote
That's a bloody big box. Don't leave us in suspense.
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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
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:30 pm quote
He didn't, he just left the teaser here, then went and started a proper thread.

Personally, I hit a patch of ice this morning on the way to work. Luckily, I was only going about 20 mph and it was big enough that I just slid along a little. The Stella slid about ten feet past me and didn't even quit running, so I stood it back up and continued on my way.

Even wearing armor, I'm still kind've sore this afternoon and have a pretty good size knot coming up on my left butt cheek. I'm sure it's going to be pretty colorful once it has a little time to come into its own.

One of those "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the ride?" kind of mornings.
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 Feb 06, 2019 1:27 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Honored
forget to said, ur rock and roll Brother M
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
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Posts: 2122
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:49 pm quote
I had a job candidate in for a final round interview today. During the phone interview, it came up that he was into Lambrettas, so we chatted scoots and harassed each other on our personal brand preferences.

Today, he brought me these at the start of the interview. Who wouldn't want to hire someone who's willing to troll his potential new boss at the start of the interview?

(and, yes, he's getting an offer)

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Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
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Location: Mims, Florida USA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:40 pm quote
Today I replaced the rear tire on my P2 and learned a valuable lesson. Torque your wheel nuts. In the past I just used my cordless impact and it caught up with me today. A few nuts just spin, so no splitting the rim today. They were over torqued apparently and I had to dig out an old wheel and deal with its rust to do it.
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: 5437
Location: Indo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:02 am quote
Was running late this afternoon to take my wife to his work place so i speed things up with the throttle, and my screen clip the edge of a truck we fine but we cannot said the same thing to our screen, guess its the end of the road for my customize screen

Learn my lesson will not fully open the throttle again in a tight road

Have a nice weekend everyone and ride safe.. cheer

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