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2007 Stella 150
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 761
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:08 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
... got the fork back into the GS.

I'm now convinced that the bodges have the right idea! May as well make all the parts from coke cans, it would be lest work then reworking the "Top quality" replacement parts so that they actually fit.
DR Pepper cans would be better.
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a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5684
Location: Indo
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:42 am quote
Enjoying the evening

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05 Stella, '62 VBB, 76 Sprint V, 63 GL
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 2606
Location: Chicago. Well, Evanston, but that's almost Chicago
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:29 am quote
I cleaned my garage over the past few days for, I realized, the first time in over two years. I made some shelves, which helped a LOT, along with disposing with several things that really should have gone away long ago.

It's weird to go into the garage and be able to just walk without having to twist sideways or step over things...

No progress on the VBB because the new crank has been, according to FedEx, sitting in Cologne for the past five days.

And since it's not "due" until tonight, FedEx won't do anything about it until it's officially late. But at 8:01 CDT tonight, I'll be after them if it hasn't showed up.

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That's a coffee spill behind the Stella that I just haven't cleaned up yet. Every time I go past, I think it's oil.

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I sorted through almost all of the nuts, bolts, small connectors, etc. There's still more to do, but I'm making progress. I have containers now of M6, M7, M8 that I can sort through, rather than what I've been doing, which is, "I can't find any X.

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74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 7706
Location: Victoria, Australia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:06 pm quote
Made some spring changes to a pair of YSS shocks.

More on that here - http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2421260#2421260



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2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4430
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:08 pm quote
My Vespa story of the week is I used a P200 clutch spring to fix my vacuum cleaner's foot lever. It was originally with a plastic spring to force it back, but it snapped off years ago. I was so sick of the vacuum falling over I almost tossed it but I had a search on YouTube and found some ideas on how to fix it but just needed a spring. Whenever I need a random bit of hardware, I think scooter spare parts - it was an amazing perfect fit, and now it works like new
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:37 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
My Vespa story of the week is I used a P200 clutch spring to fix my vacuum cleaner's foot lever. It was originally with a plastic spring to force it back, but it snapped off years ago. I was so sick of the vacuum falling over I almost tossed it but I had a search on YouTube and found some ideas on how to fix it but just needed a spring. Whenever I need a random bit of hardware, I think scooter spare parts - it was an amazing perfect fit, and now it works like new
Malossi makes XXL springs if you're vacuuming deep shag carpet.
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74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 7706
Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:11 am quote
whodatschrome wrote:
sdjohn wrote:
My Vespa story of the week is I used a P200 clutch spring to fix my vacuum cleaner's foot lever. It was originally with a plastic spring to force it back, but it snapped off years ago. I was so sick of the vacuum falling over I almost tossed it but I had a search on YouTube and found some ideas on how to fix it but just needed a spring. Whenever I need a random bit of hardware, I think scooter spare parts - it was an amazing perfect fit, and now it works like new
Malossi makes XXL springs if you're vacuuming deep shag carpet.
Last season (2019) the Malossi Cup was run over a series of highly technical and difficult student share houses. Some of the vacuuming at this elite level will literally take your breath away.
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