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Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4178
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:28 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Piaggio, once again "redesigns" and chooses a new oil filter supplier for the Leader engines. New supplier is MAHLE. I had to design a tool and have it cut. First one was "cheaply" done on a waterjet to make sure it fits. Next one will be inox and laser cut...
but your profile doesn't even show a Vespa in the list with a leader engine - are you holding out on us?
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1727
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:20 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
but your profile doesn't even show a Vespa in the list with a leader engine - are you holding out on us?
Haha. No, but we still service loyal customers from when we had our shop...
Hooked
04 Genuine Stella, 03 Vespa ET, 62 Motovespa 150S (with a P125X engine) and a 71 Rally 180
Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 450
Location: Lehi, UT
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:37 pm quote
Finally started insulating my shop.

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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: 5526
Location: Indo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm quote
Trying hard to assembling my pink engine after changing all the bearings, its suck to the reality that the last time i open it i didnt change the christmass gear and the cruciform.. I know my bad as i try to reduce the cost to buying part. Learn my lesson well and change thw whole worn thing inside

Have a nice monday and cheer everyone
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: 5526
Location: Indo
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:22 pm quote
Is Alif the no oil boy birthday so we decide to hit the mountain to celebrate his 17th, a good moment to test the pink engine and hang out with Mr. Toni, Sofyan and his friends.. Even better my wife and mr. Toni wife is joining us along with his daughter as well.. Hope the no oil boy Alif have a blessed year a head

Happy holiday and cheer everyone

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Bogor west java, city of rain

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Our favorit nearest mountain, puncak

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Banned
Joined: 04 Jul 2019
Posts: 55

Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:42 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Piaggio, once again "redesigns" and chooses a new oil filter supplier for the Leader engines. New supplier is MAHLE. I had to design a tool and have it cut. First one was "cheaply" done on a waterjet to make sure it fits. Next one will be inox and laser cut...
The good news is MAHLE makes very good parts.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 1394
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:51 pm quote
Enjoy the ride! Hopefully no oil boy no longer lives up to his moniker!

Happy holidays to you and your family brother e
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: 5526
Location: Indo
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:06 pm quote
Thanks Brother S, i apriciate it a lot

Happy holiday to you and ur family as well, tell them i say cheer
Hooked
1984 PX(177)EFL
Joined: 14 Apr 2017
Posts: 212
Location: Cornwall UK
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:20 am quote
I love your build and your adventure posts Ebeth; I just followed you up Puncak on Google Maps.

Happy holidays, and best wishes for the new year.
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: 5526
Location: Indo
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:34 am quote
If u curious about our adventure today, we didnt just go to pincak but also bukit khayangan, in english its like paradise hills.. Why cause u need to be angel to get there

If words wont desribe the harsh things pics will do.. This is my gift for Alif and for everyone here.. The sense of adventure

Merry Christmass and cheer everyone

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Its not a road.. Its mud

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But the destination is worth fighting for

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Addicted
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1001
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:41 am quote
koenig blues wrote:
If u curious about our adventure today, we didnt just go to pincak but also bukit khayangan, in english its like paradise hills.. Why cause u need to be angel to get there

If words wont desribe the harsh things pics will do.. This is my gift for Alif and for everyone here.. The sense of adventure

"But the destination is worth fighting for"


Merry Christmass and cheer everyone
Indeed, it is. And a merry Christmas to you and yours, as well!
Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2288
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:26 pm quote
That looks like an awesome place to take a ride, ebeth! I'm jealous!

Here in Chicago, I was happy that the snow and cold are holding off so I could get the Sprint out instead of the Stella. I'd forgotten how fast and fun to ride the Sprint is.

Much better than the Stella, even if it's imminently more practical for this time of year.

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Action shot from a few weeks ago. Even parked under a bridge, it was covered in snow, including inside my helmet!

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: 5526
Location: Indo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:21 am quote
Come here and i took you there Brother C

Today i change the front disc brake shoes, i know i ride it to hard till the shoes fall off glue it back and good to go

Have a nice holiday and happy new year 2020

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7500
Location: seattle/athens
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:06 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
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i know i ride it to hard till the shoes fall off glue it back and good to go

Have a nice holiday and happy new year 2020
Love you, man! Sounds like something that I'd try to pull.


And an Indo Happy 20 20 to you too, pal. Party on.

Ossessionato
05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2288
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:43 am quote
Today was back to the snow and the Stella. Snow tires are doing really well, though.

I went out to the garage and noticed a decent sized pool of 2t oil underneath it, which did not make me happy. Regardless, I rode it because the sight glass was still full, but I'll be pulling the tank on New Year's Day, even if it's 20f degrees out.

Also, I have another wire into the headset that seems to be dying (headlight turns off when I turn the handlebars all the way to the left). Looks like time for more remedial electrical work, too. Meh.

Maybe I'll even get motivated to fix the choke cable correctly rather than with the bodigiest of bodging that's in there now, even if it works just fine.

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Yes, that is a bit of cabling tied into a knot to bridge the gap from the cable end to the choke...

Hooked
P Series / Li / LML / Motobi
Joined: 24 Jun 2019
Posts: 120
Location: 3rd Rock From the Sun
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:25 am quote
Picked up a 125 Efl engine just to break it for the v4a3box and Iingernals
Addicted
Steeellaaa!!
Joined: 03 Aug 2013
Posts: 935
Location: Canada
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:02 am quote
Paging Koenig Blues. Are you in this video? Sadly it's in der German.

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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: 7192
Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:34 pm quote
It must have been a couple of years since SubEtherBass and I had a ride with just the two of us. And this turned out to be quite memorable, as often happens with Callum for one reason or another.
We were down at Callum's in Coronet Bay and having a look at maps, trying to work out a route that took in as many good roads as could be fitted in a day. At least some parts of the Grand Ridge Road were a given, with a loop back that hopefully didn't involve straight highway roads... we were spoilt for choice.
The day started with a bang, albiet a small one as we headed to the servo. Which was 100 metres away. Blown tube on Speedy... just one of many in recent times with the last being on xmas day.
Once under way it didn't take long to find the awesome roads and the amazing scenery. While the smoke haze obviously had an ominous feel, it did lend a certain mystery or eeriness to the views. There was suprisingly little traffic. Once into the twisties and further, we only saw two utes and a pair of dirt bikes in about a three hour period! The best bits of the GRR are fantastic but you do need to watch for those mid-corner bumps and dips which can be a bit scary.
Then we got out of the farmland and into the forest and it was absolutely gorgeous. The photos don't do it justice. After a bit we ended up on a well-made logging road, although the gravel size started to get bigger and bigger!
After a bit Speedy decided to pull over, complaining of an odd feeling of disconnectedness and a possible tummy bug in the crankshaftal area. The clutch was removed for inspection with suprising ease, in fact had the scooter been upright it would have fallen out once the cover was off.
Being a bit short on super glue Speedy was escorted to the privacy of some nearby bushes/swamp, so we piled on mine, two up, back for a vehicle to collect it with.
That in itself was also great fun, as twisty dirt gave way to twisty bitumen, although some of the decision making of the road repair crew in that part of the world left a bit to be desired! They kept making 'repairs' that somehow always ended up as a narrow band of fine gravel spread in a half-metre wide strip, almost always just before the corners!
Once on to the highway we filled up then sat on 100 for the next 40 minutes, well aware that we didn't want to be looking for Speedy in the dark. That was also fun - but not too much a Callum had a little snooze. Well it had been a long day.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7500
Location: seattle/athens
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:04 pm quote
You GUYS!

Doesn't get much better or worse than that.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1353
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:03 pm quote
Wow - Now THAT's an adventure! Thanks for the story Ginch - truly an awesome day in the grand scheme of things!
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: 7192
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:58 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
Wow - Now THAT's an adventure! Thanks for the story Ginch - truly an awesome day in the grand scheme of things!
Ha ha! It seems to be the sort of thing that happens a lot when you ride with SEB!
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1727
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:46 pm quote
A bit of Cosa "Mark 1" love for today...

New clutch plates...

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All done!!!

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Crispy old plates!!!

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Location: Hustletown, TX
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:09 pm quote
Love that color!!!

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