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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1384
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 am quote
Lucky enough to find, possibly, one of the last NOS air bellows for a COSA. And it was dirt cheap, just to get it of the self. Bag had 5 pieces inside, when it reached the shop, many years ago. Gave it a wash, just to get the dust off...

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3670
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:47 pm quote
Didnít drive my P because of a no start. Got home and found the kill switch set to off . Doh.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:02 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
Didnít drive my P because of a no start. Got home and found the kill switch set to off . Doh.
I forget about the kill switch on my Sprint about 1/3 of the time. I just hate not getting a one kick start when I do it.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3670
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:05 pm quote
I never use it so it takes me longer to find it. I suspect my kids had something to do with this....
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:28 pm quote
Failed hot wiring attempt?
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3670
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:18 pm quote
Most likely a bit of pretend scootering in the garage.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:43 pm quote
Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4515
Location: So Cal
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:54 am quote
^Why I made my kill a push button.

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3670
Location: San Diego, CA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:47 am quote
Itís even worse for me when it happens in my Ninja because that bike always starts.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:04 pm quote
The Stella has a push button kill switch. The VBB has both a toggle and a push button, but I accidentally disabled the toggle at some point, so it's not an issue. As the Sprint is becoming my daily rider, I'm getting in the habit of flipping the toggle on. For some reason, I tend to forget in the morning much more than other times, even though that's the most habit-driven part of the day.
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: 5373
Location: Indo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:58 am quote
just finish cleaning my smallie after get cought on a flood yesterday, 6 hour and 1 finger damage but it worth the result

shame my camera isnt able to shoot object when the sun in down, will show it tommorow

have a nice weekend to you all and cheer

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flood victim

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homemade gasket get busted

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clean that dirty engine

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skid the homemade exhaust intake with a sandpaper

Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:26 am quote
The Stella had kind've a rough week.

First, the cowl pin weld gave out, which tore the kill switch wire in two.

So I fixed the kill switch wire, considered who I know who could do a quick spot weld for me, and rode to the train the next morning.

On the way to the train, I hear a strange thumping sound. Get there and discover that every lug nut on the rear wheel is loose. Fortunately, I checked before I tried to ride it home, because I'm pretty sure that if I had, it would have come off before I got there.

Luckily it was a regular steel split rim, so at least I didn't destroy another tubeless rim, but a bummer nonetheless.

I've mostly been riding the Sprint, which remains super-fun, but I'm in the final stretch of getting my boat project wrapped up for Memorial Day, so there's not much time for dealing with scooter issues right now.

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That's not good

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: 5373
Location: Indo
Wed May 01, 2019 10:31 am quote
just get back from a vespa party

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Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon May 06, 2019 2:43 pm quote
Had a great ride over the weekend down to visit Ninjah and some other local scooterists at his shop downtown. I took the Sprint and put some more highway miles on it. It's really happy running at about 60 MPH and feels amazingly solid at those speeds considering that it still has the stock front suspension--I haven't gotten to swapping out the damper and spring yet.

I also had the realization that I probably need to clean the air filter on the Stella since it's been sucking up dust for over a year and never been cleaned. I was thinking that it seemed like it didn't really want to rev out any more, which could be why.

And the weather is finally getting decent, just in time for Amerivespa, in a little over a month!
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: 5373
Location: Indo
Wed May 08, 2019 3:29 am quote
Took the pink out to play in rain

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Hooked
bare metal cafe racer
Joined: 01 Sep 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Wed May 08, 2019 3:31 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
Took the pink out to play in rain
Best ferring. I think better than the old one.
Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1502
Location: Salem OR Sucks
Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 am quote
Got a call from the lady I just bought my Allstate from. Apparently she found a couple old Vespa shirts she wanted to pass on to me. Too bad I'm a little guy and they're size huge.









Thought about cutting the graphic off the T-shirt and sewing it on a hoodie (BC I'm just punk rock like that) til I saw the back. Mario's was a local institution that closed down long before I showed up. That shirt is a freakin cultural artifact.
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 3811
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sun May 12, 2019 6:54 am quote
Hang that Mario t-shirt on the garage wall in a place of honor
Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1502
Location: Salem OR Sucks
Mon May 13, 2019 6:14 am quote
Tierney wrote:
Hang that Mario t-shirt on the garage wall in a place of honor
Garage?? One can dare to dream, I suppose...

I managed to find this

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/portland-or/maurizio-bianchini-6103895

Apparently the guy was the real deal. I read on another site that he ran the longest continuously operating Vespa shop in the US (1957-2000) how he survived Vespa's withdrawal from the US market in the 80's is beyond me.
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: 5373
Location: Indo
Mon May 13, 2019 2:35 pm quote
fixing the no oil boy bike

he got hit by some man from behind and make his bike frame twist in the back , so i hit, weld and shrink the rear, while i doing that i think why not fix all of it, so i end up drop the engine to weld the engine mount and move it almost 1 cm forward so the bike will straight and heat the fork and smash it to the ground to make it move forward 4cm as it was bent to the back since last year and reshape his horncase, floorboard, front fender and fix the stoper in the fork as well.. basicly i end up creating more damage in his paint then the guy that hit him, but he have a straight bike now.. i hope , cause it sure does a stress release to me

when he saw his bike, he yell my bike (the best laugh i have) he have to filler it itself if he want me to paint it

will wrap it up this evening, if i still have some energy left

ride safe and cheer guys

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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: 6783
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon May 13, 2019 6:43 pm quote
What was the idea of moving the engine mount forward Ebeth? Not sure if I follow.
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: 5373
Location: Indo
Mon May 13, 2019 9:52 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
What was the idea of moving the engine mount forward Ebeth? Not sure if I follow.
his engine isnt in the center so i muve the left side forward, if u curius why i call it a habit some folks dont use their choke but instead leaning the bike to the right every morning once their lower their jetting to get a better fuel saving, some folks dont use a jack when they put the engine back to the frame after paint, folks dont change their mounting rubber quickly when it worn, folks carry too much weight at some point, folsk dont tight their engine swing arm bolt properly.. those stress the left side frame of the engine mount and create a gaping hole, eventually make ur rear and front tyre didnt line properly

seen it a lot fix it a lot so i said its a habit
Hooked
bare metal cafe racer
Joined: 01 Sep 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Mon May 13, 2019 10:58 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
fixing the no oil boy bike

he got hit by some man from behind and make his bike frame twist in the back , so i hit, weld and shrink the rear, while i doing that i think why not fix all of it, so i end up drop the engine to weld the engine mount and move it almost 1 cm forward so the bike will straight and heat the fork and smash it to the ground to make it move forward 4cm as it was bent to the back since last year and reshape his horncase, floorboard, front fender and fix the stoper in the fork as well.. basicly i end up creating more damage in his paint then the guy that hit him, but he have a straight bike now.. i hope , cause it sure does a stress release to me

when he saw his bike, he yell my bike (the best laugh i have) he have to filler it itself if he want me to paint it

will wrap it up this evening, if i still have some energy left

ride safe and cheer guys
I hope you are going down to the local motor vehicle licensing authority to have all that welding work inspected and certified!

Haha. More Brother E(pic).
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: 5373
Location: Indo
Tue May 14, 2019 9:10 am quote
no need, as beside u guys here, almost no one in Indo know i can do such stuff, and i am planning to keep it that way for my method is always extreme

here's the pics of the no oil indo boy bike, maybe paint it i the weekend if the weather is nice

have a nice night and cheer

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Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1502
Location: Salem OR Sucks
Sun May 19, 2019 4:19 am quote
Today I actually went ahead and placed my first order for my upcoming project. Just basic shit, like specialty tools, engine stand, auxiliary tank etc. Even so, it sure feels good to get the ball Rollin.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3670
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun May 19, 2019 11:45 am quote
Found that shifter ball from my smallie that I lost a few years back

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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:45 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
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!
Very cool. I am stealing this. Do you happen to have the dimensions for it?
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2005
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun May 19, 2019 4:49 pm quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
Very cool. I am stealing this. Do you happen to have the dimensions for it?
Not off the top of my head, but I can measure them up pretty easily.
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun May 19, 2019 4:59 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
Very cool. I am stealing this. Do you happen to have the dimensions for it?
Not off the top of my head, but I can measure them up pretty easily.
No hurry, but I would appreciate it!
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