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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Location: Veria, Greece
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:17 pm quote
Shimmed a new EFL axle for a friend's PX200 engine I'm overhauling. Old axle had too much play in the hub and the splines had started to deform. New axle shimmed to 0,15mm (Piaggio suggests 0,15mm to 0,40mm)...

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Location: San Francisco
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 am quote
270 miles yesterday, 341 planned for today

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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2079
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:23 pm quote
Today didn't start out as Engine Swap Day, but it ended up that way.

I've been toying with the idea of putting the Stella motor in the Sprint for a while, combining my fastest motor with my favorite bike. I might have even ordered the necessary parts, like a quick pull thottle pulley and long throttle cable.

I wasn't going to do it, but the Sprint motor has developed a worrisome slapping/ticking sound that matches RPM's, so I was going to need to pull the motor to see what was going on either way. It runs fine, but this slapping sound is pretty loud, and efforts to track it down have thus far failed.

All in all, it took me about 3 1/2 hours, but a good chunk of that was taken up with me completely screwing up the throttle cable replacement, resulting in having to pull the fuel tank and pop the headset off to get the new cable reinstalled.

It's all re-installed except the choke cable, with probably a bit more fine-tuning of the clutch and shift cables, but I took it around the neighborhood for a little test ride and...holy crap!

The weight difference between the Stella (~250 lbs, with racks, etc) and the Sprint (~180) is seriously noticeable. It was a blast to ride, even if I didn't really put it through its paces.

I'm glad I did it, even though I said I was going to keep the Sprint auto-lube and generally a high-torque tourer. It's now a pre-mix, side-draft monster. At some point, I'll probably swap the fuel pump over, too, but that's more to get the full use of the fuel tank with the higher head level of the PWK.

Next up will be opening up the Sprint motor and seeing what's going on with it. That's another project for another day, though.
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: 5409
Location: Indo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:35 am quote
I am bored
So i seek some sweat, hopelly i can sleep early tonight

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Gotta stay firm, stay healty and cheer guys

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:19 am quote
ebeth on EIGHT wheels!
Kinda expected this, but on one of those fabulous multi wheeled Indo 2 stroke contraptions.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2079
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:47 am quote
One not-so-good surprise when I rode the sprint this morning. I didn't have a right-angle for the throttle cable, so I just had it sticking straight up. This was never an issue on the Stella, but on the Sprint, the cowl was bending the cable down, holding the throttle slightly open and causing crazy revving any time I was in neutral.

Unlatching the cowl got it down from "dangerous" to "annoying," but it'll defintely be getting addressed ASAP.

Meh. Always something.
Molto Verboso
PX221 Malossi, O tuned PX200 and some motorbikes
Joined: 14 Jun 2017
Posts: 1276
Location: London UK
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:16 am quote
221 started to feel wrong going into 1st gear. Took the selector box off and the cruciform shaft was undone. That will do it. All ok now and nice to have a free fix for a change.
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2079
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:29 am quote
Sorted out the throttle cable last night, but then this morning, go to start it and no spark.

Seems the plug wire had pulled out of the CDI at some point in my fiddling. screwed it back into the CDI and was off again. I clearly need to take a look at where I have the CDI mounted, though, because the Sprint cowl seems tighter than the Stella cowl.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Location: seattle/athens
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:15 am quote
CM, when you have a lot of children it's challenging to pay enough attention to each one. Plus there's a boat!
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:24 am quote
Revealed the likely reason for my PX's idle circuit being blocked...

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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
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:29 am quote
Ah, you do have one to ride, easy fix that. But what about poor Buffy?
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Bodgerific 150 Super, 50s in progress
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:37 am quote
Sheís in here somewhere...

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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: 5409
Location: Indo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:47 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
ebeth on EIGHT wheels!
Kinda expected this, but on one of those fabulous multi wheeled Indo 2 stroke contraptions.
u tempt me Brother T
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2079
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:35 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
CM, when you have a lot of children it's challenging to pay enough attention to each one. Plus there's a boat!
LOL! That's painfully true. Right now, I'm at about .75 of 4 scooters running because I still need to finish up the punch list from the Sprint motor swap, and the plug wire keeps pulling out of the CDI, so I need to relocate that a bit.

Then, I can tear into the Sprint's motor, which is in the engine stand, hopefully that'll be a simple fix.

And, yeah, there's still a few items on the boat's punch list, as well...
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1467
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:21 am quote
NSR, but I thought about posting this. My new employer (Vodafone) gave me a new work / personal use car. It's a brand new, 2019 Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Although it's the base model, it comes with a great package of equipment and features. Only thing that was missing is a cruise control, which would be handy for me, cause I do a lot of highway driving. Guess what. Toyota doesn't want you to know that most of their models from 2010 and onwards, are already equipped with it and the only thing needed is the cruise control stalk (they ask 580Ä to "install" the cruise control, although the original stalk costs only 75Ä in Greece). I ordered a good quality clone stalk on eBay and the steering wheel cover from Toyota (it's not cloned yet). 25Ä later I have a perfectly working cruise control. Took me half an hour to install it (disconnect the service battery, unhook the airbag and screw the stalk inside the steering wheel) and that was it...









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Location: Madison WI
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:39 am quote
Chris
A very clever way to solve the issue.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:39 pm quote
(It was actually Monday, and not today, but Iím finally getting the time to post it up) But every Monday evening for 8 weeks during the summer, thereís a local mountain bike race series. All I got is a BMX to race, so I do whatever it takes to keep my little 20Ē wheels turning. The track is about 30 miles from my house, and getting there involves dealing with LOTS gridlock traffic. I do a fair amount of ďlane filteringĒ to cut down my commute time. And since the bike isnít any wider that the scoot, I can easily slip between cars.

It takes about 2-3 seconds to install the bike on the rack, and less than a second to remove it. The 3 miles of loose gravel that I have to ride on makes it a little sketchy, but once on the tarmac, it rides smooth at 70mph. I have no idea what other people in cars are thinking when I go by them on the highway, but they must be perplexed.

Iíve updated the rack a smidge since this picture, so itís even better now.

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1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Malossi 166 MKIII
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 720
Location: Staten Island, NY
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:45 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
(It was actually Monday, and not today, but Iím finally getting the time to post it up) But every Monday evening for 8 weeks during the summer, thereís a local mountain bike race series. All I got is a BMX to race, so I do whatever it takes to keep my little 20Ē wheels turning. The track is about 30 miles from my house, and getting there involves dealing with LOTS gridlock traffic. I do a fair amount of ďlane filteringĒ to cut down my commute time. And since the bike isnít any wider that the scoot, I can easily slip between cars.

It takes about 2-3 seconds to install the bike on the rack, and less than a second to remove it. The 3 miles of loose gravel that I have to ride on makes it a little sketchy, but once on the tarmac, it rides smooth at 70mph. I have no idea what other people in cars are thinking when I go by them on the highway, but they must be perplexed.

Iíve updated the rack a smidge since this picture, so itís even better now.
Now that's impressive!
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1463

Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:15 pm quote
I replaced the spark plug cap...AGAIN on my PK. It seems like every other time I ride it, I break the cap. I need to remind myself that it isnít a MX bike. The thing is I use the scoot around the farm for hauling around stuff and corralling the horses and alpacas (the farm dog also loves running along side the scooter as well). So I finally bought a grip of the red colored rubber NGK caps. Iíve been meaning to do this for the past 4 years or so. Hopefully I wonít have another broken cap anytime soon. Another bonus is the the scooter starts easier with a new cap and plug.

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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 135
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:09 am quote
whodatschrome wrote:
I replaced the spark plug cap...AGAIN on my PK. It seems like every other time I ride it, I break the cap. I need to remind myself that it isnít a MX bike. The thing is I use the scoot around the farm for hauling around stuff and corralling the horses and alpacas (the farm dog also loves running along side the scooter as well). So I finally bought a grip of the red colored rubber NGK caps. Iíve been meaning to do this for the past 4 years or so. Hopefully I wonít have another broken cap anytime soon. Another bonus is the the scooter starts easier with a new cap and plug.
Is this normal? I wondered why the OP of my bike had 4 new and one broken caps in the box of stuff he gave me. Do you have a link where to get the rubber ones?
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Honda elite
Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 451
Location: California
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:18 am quote
whodatschrome wrote:
(It was actually Monday, and not today, but Iím finally getting the time to post it up) But every Monday evening for 8 weeks during the summer, thereís a local mountain bike race series. All I got is a BMX to race, so I do whatever it takes to keep my little 20Ē wheels turning. The track is about 30 miles from my house, and getting there involves dealing with LOTS gridlock traffic. I do a fair amount of ďlane filteringĒ to cut down my commute time. And since the bike isnít any wider that the scoot, I can easily slip between cars.

It takes about 2-3 seconds to install the bike on the rack, and less than a second to remove it. The 3 miles of loose gravel that I have to ride on makes it a little sketchy, but once on the tarmac, it rides smooth at 70mph. I have no idea what other people in cars are thinking when I go by them on the highway, but they must be perplexed.

Iíve updated the rack a smidge since this picture, so itís even better now.
Wow killer set up and cool PK Ripper I had a Torqer anyone remember Webco?
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1463

Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:28 am quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
I replaced the spark plug cap...AGAIN on my PK. It seems like every other time I ride it, I break the cap. I need to remind myself that it isnít a MX bike. The thing is I use the scoot around the farm for hauling around stuff and corralling the horses and alpacas (the farm dog also loves running along side the scooter as well). So I finally bought a grip of the red colored rubber NGK caps. Iíve been meaning to do this for the past 4 years or so. Hopefully I wonít have another broken cap anytime soon. Another bonus is the the scooter starts easier with a new cap and plug.
Is this normal? I wondered why the OP of my bike had 4 new and one broken caps in the box of stuff he gave me. Do you have a link where to get the rubber ones?
It can be very common on a Smallframe...especially if the soft stock shock is still on it. When the suspension is compressed far enough, the spark plug cap foul out against the frame. Itís not an issue with a largeframe...then again I just removed a cracked spark plug cap from my PX a couple days ago as well.

I canít seem to find the link where I bought those caps. I must have erased the emails that I got from the company.
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: 5409
Location: Indo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:18 am quote
when i got my smallie that plastic cap crack and make the tip of my spark plug bend and i end up with a rubber cap but still use the bend spark plug

as for today i manage to fix the smallie after yesterday it loss power to the heat weather.. its does hot here, i can wash my cloth and hang it out at noon and half a hour later its dry

wonder why it loss power when it got too hot

have a nice weekend everyone and cheer

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it toast but still function

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got no leak here after she struggling for 2 days and 200km distance

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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 135
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:29 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
I replaced the spark plug cap...AGAIN on my PK. It seems like every other time I ride it, I break the cap. I need to remind myself that it isnít a MX bike. The thing is I use the scoot around the farm for hauling around stuff and corralling the horses and alpacas (the farm dog also loves running along side the scooter as well). So I finally bought a grip of the red colored rubber NGK caps. Iíve been meaning to do this for the past 4 years or so. Hopefully I wonít have another broken cap anytime soon. Another bonus is the the scooter starts easier with a new cap and plug.
Is this normal? I wondered why the OP of my bike had 4 new and one broken caps in the box of stuff he gave me. Do you have a link where to get the rubber ones?
It can be very common on a Smallframe...especially if the soft stock shock is still on it. When the suspension is compressed far enough, the spark plug cap foul out against the frame. Itís not an issue with a largeframe...then again I just removed a cracked spark plug cap from my PX a couple days ago as well.

I canít seem to find the link where I bought those caps. I must have erased the emails that I got from the company.
Great, thanks for the info.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1463

Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:42 pm quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
I replaced the spark plug cap...AGAIN on my PK. It seems like every other time I ride it, I break the cap. I need to remind myself that it isnít a MX bike. The thing is I use the scoot around the farm for hauling around stuff and corralling the horses and alpacas (the farm dog also loves running along side the scooter as well). So I finally bought a grip of the red colored rubber NGK caps. Iíve been meaning to do this for the past 4 years or so. Hopefully I wonít have another broken cap anytime soon. Another bonus is the the scooter starts easier with a new cap and plug.
Is this normal? I wondered why the OP of my bike had 4 new and one broken caps in the box of stuff he gave me. Do you have a link where to get the rubber ones?
It can be very common on a Smallframe...especially if the soft stock shock is still on it. When the suspension is compressed far enough, the spark plug cap foul out against the frame. Itís not an issue with a largeframe...then again I just removed a cracked spark plug cap from my PX a couple days ago as well.

I canít seem to find the link where I bought those caps. I must have erased the emails that I got from the company.
Great, thanks for the info.
I found the link... https://www.ngk.com/product.aspx?zpid=20168
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 135
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:55 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
I replaced the spark plug cap...AGAIN on my PK. It seems like every other time I ride it, I break the cap. I need to remind myself that it isnít a MX bike. The thing is I use the scoot around the farm for hauling around stuff and corralling the horses and alpacas (the farm dog also loves running along side the scooter as well). So I finally bought a grip of the red colored rubber NGK caps. Iíve been meaning to do this for the past 4 years or so. Hopefully I wonít have another broken cap anytime soon. Another bonus is the the scooter starts easier with a new cap and plug.
Is this normal? I wondered why the OP of my bike had 4 new and one broken caps in the box of stuff he gave me. Do you have a link where to get the rubber ones?
It can be very common on a Smallframe...especially if the soft stock shock is still on it. When the suspension is compressed far enough, the spark plug cap foul out against the frame. Itís not an issue with a largeframe...then again I just removed a cracked spark plug cap from my PX a couple days ago as well.

I canít seem to find the link where I bought those caps. I must have erased the emails that I got from the company.
Great, thanks for the info.
Awesome!

I found the link... https://www.ngk.com/product.aspx?zpid=20168
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2079
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:11 pm quote
Knocked out some punch list items on the Sprint. made a couple brackets for the CHT and tach, mounted them onto the mirrors SoCalGuy-style.

I still need to do final shift cable adjustment, and I'll relocate the wires inside the frame next time I pull the tank, but at least they're re-installed.

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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: 5409
Location: Indo
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:52 am quote
bought a long death super for $75 with a damage fuel line and flat tyre, and a very stiff gear cable, my plan is to use the engine for the pink pupm the tyre luckly it still can hold some air, change the cable and the fuel line and also tune the carb seek the spark.. voila it alive in the evening, since its have a old smelly fuel i have to give it a teist in the trothle and maybe somehow it disturb my neighbour (i guess) but suddenly some teens pop up and asking to buy it gotta let it go and seek a better engine (wish i can find a px engine) but still laugh till now as its the quickest vespa that i sold got my money back and a extra 2 pack of cigarete for fixing it

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when i got it and burrow the tyre pump from a kid

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got her home

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the new owners, gotta admit they do have the passion for vespa

Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1123
Location: Florence, OR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
got my money back and a extra 2 pack of cigarete for fixing it
Right on ebeth! The universe will hook you up with a sweet engine. Great job moving along a machine to someone who wants 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: 5409
Location: Indo
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
got my money back and a extra 2 pack of cigarete for fixing it
Right on ebeth! The universe will hook you up with a sweet engine. Great job moving along a machine to someone who wants it!"
its actually benefit me as i now have a new friends to ride together and their close so i can fix and maintenace the vespas with friends now

Cross my finger if i will find a busted px with a good engine so wish me luck Brother

Until then have a nice day and cheer
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:00 am quote
75$.. Damn
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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2079
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:07 am quote
That super looks amazing, ebeth. Glad you got it back on the road and made a friend along the way!

I need to spend some time on the front end of my Sprint over the July 4th holiday. Now that it has my fast motor in it, it's popped enough wheelies that I need to tighten the headset bearings.

I figure I'll do that, plus rebuild the front hub and finally install the new, stiffer spring & damper I've had on a shelf for three months.

And I have something that's rubbing intermittently at-speed in the back that I can't track down, so I guess I'll have that fun as well.
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:15 am quote
SaFiS wrote:
NSR, but I thought about posting this. My new employer (Vodafone) gave me a new work / personal use car. It's a brand new, 2019 Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Although it's the base model, it comes with a great package of equipment and features. Only thing that was missing is a cruise control, which would be handy for me, cause I do a lot of highway driving. Guess what. Toyota doesn't want you to know that most of their models from 2010 and onwards, are already equipped with it and the only thing needed is the cruise control stalk (they ask 580Ä to "install" the cruise control, although the original stalk costs only 75Ä in Greece). I ordered a good quality clone stalk on eBay and the steering wheel cover from Toyota (it's not cloned yet). 25Ä later I have a perfectly working cruise control. Took me half an hour to install it (disconnect the service battery, unhook the airbag and screw the stalk inside the steering wheel) and that was it...









Did this a few years ago on my wifeís corolla. Sneaky Toyota quoted me $380. I did it for the cost of gas to and from my buddyís Toyota wrecking yard.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1467
Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:01 pm quote
At last a smallie in my garage. Large frames are nice and all but smallies are fun to work on. Full overhaul for this little guy. It's been ridden hard for the past 8 years with minimum maintenance. It has a DR 68cc kit which will be scrapped (many soft seizes and too much wear - rings have a 2mm gap), a FACO "banana" exhaust and a 19mm Dell'Orto. Primary is stock. Cruciform is shot and the same goes for the conrod (they had installed a narrow small end bearing and it was working "sideways"). I'm thinking for a DR 105cc, 22/63 or 24/72 primary and keep the exhaust and carb...

I really love these little engines and their design...

Few photos of the smallie and my 25 year old handmade clutch compression tool...

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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
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Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:55 pm quote
Nice!!
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1980 Vespa P200e - 1979 P210E - 1995 PX210 Polini - 1990 Honda S50
Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 386
Location: South Florida, USA
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:29 pm quote
Re: new tire rear tires pirelli angel 100/90 10
roggerdavid wrote:
They fit and dont rub. It does make the scooter taller.
will shall see the progress, for now they feel solid and planted.

$43 on amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072C4GC34/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-ww/motorcycle/all-tyres/sheet/angel-scooter
Thousand two hundred miles later. Much longer lasting than Diablos and also good in the rain for now. Next update will be five hundred miles later.

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Joined: 01 Sep 2017
Posts: 356
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:48 pm quote
Got back on the horse ;P

Heavy rain today... nothing like being in the shed wrenching in the rain.
Next phase.. join these back together. Quick belt and happy enough with the profiles. Did some cutting outside the shed... filthy.

Coming together. Gonna have to learn to weld now.

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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 135
Location: Alexandria, VA
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:38 pm quote
Nice work. I assume you are welding them?

By the way, if you weld you know, make sure the galvanization is completely removed from those pieces.
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Posts: 356
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:59 pm quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
Nice work. I assume you are welding them?

By the way, if you weld you know, make sure the galvanization is completely removed from those pieces.
Yeah will do. Will grind/sand all surfaces just before welding. Using a baby fluxcore MIG. Will probably just spot-fill weld (to prevent warping and blow-throughs). Got some nice chunks of copper for heat sink too.

Need a welding bench in the carport...
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P125x (P200 Motor)
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Posts: 135
Location: Alexandria, VA
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:26 pm quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
Nice work. I assume you are welding them?

By the way, if you weld you know, make sure the galvanization is completely removed from those pieces.
Yeah will do. Will grind/sand all surfaces just before welding. Using a baby fluxcore MIG. Will probably just spot-fill weld (to prevent warping and blow-throughs). Got some nice chunks of copper for heat sink too.

Need a welding bench in the carport...
Nice, definitely post some photos. I will be doing some similar work this winter.
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