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Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:03 pm quote
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
Too late, chandlerman
And now I get to wait for parts - one of the mixture screw o-rings was trashed. A tiny little bit of rubber stops me in my tracks
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x 2), 74 Primavera (x 2), 06 Fly 150
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Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:27 pm quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
Very nice. Welcome to the Super club!
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Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:57 pm quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
That's the spirit!
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: 8014
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:52 am quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
I like your style.
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 150
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:22 am quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
The blue one may need to be buffed out with some rubbing compound, after that she should be good to go.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:51 am quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
ur the boss mate
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:58 am quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
more pix please on both

Yellow looks very well preserved.
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P200 VNB Li125
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:01 am quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Birdsnest wrote:
Today I went to work on the Lambroken, but realized the rescue dog we grabbed on Saturday needed my attention more....

#Goodproblems
She does look like a sweet girl, love her coloring. Give her ear scratches for me. Rescues are the best, they appreciate a good home.
Done!
Thx

Ape!!!! Nice score! Post more pics!
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:59 pm quote
reinstalled the brake pedal and set the cable on the smallframe, was waiting for the rubber that goes between the pedal and the bottom of the floor - done

cleaned my Ninja 250 carbs, just need to wait for the replacement mixture screw / o-rings to put that back together

checked my tire pressures after 6 months of not much riding - wow should have done that sooner, the GTS was way down and the ninja was too.
Molto Verboso
bare metal cafe racer
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Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:08 pm quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
Balanced my wheels... Well... got them balanced I should say. They needed it anyway (can you believe)
So... had a ride yesterday and must say the bike feels much better. Even at ‘round town speeds (maybe 70kmph). I hadn’t really felt what I would imagine unbalanced wheels to feel like before (no point of reference) but notice now just how smooth it feels.

Btw... I was told they needed balancing before putting the no.pressure caps on. So that’s brand new sip tubeless rims with k61s on. “Perfectly balanced”... meh. The usual.
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:54 pm quote
Ape wrote:
Today I, did a thing. Instead of focusing on getting the P200 going. I bought two more. 🤦🏼‍♂️
Atta boy and VERY nice Super!
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:18 pm quote
Schwing!
Nice acquisition on the Super and the scarecrow scoot !

Today I.....sadly had to post the Smallie on scoot.net. It needs to stay in the MV family peeps...

Cheers and stay safe!
Ossessionato
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:06 pm quote
Re: Schwing!
modkuo wrote:
Nice acquisition on the Super and the scarecrow scoot !

Today I.....sadly had to post the Smallie on scoot.net. It needs to stay in the MV family peeps...

Cheers and stay safe!
what's up with that? you don't want a Ninja250 in trade do you?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:54 pm quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
... I was told they needed balancing before putting the no.pressure caps on.
What are no.pressure caps?
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:28 pm quote
Re: Schwing!
sdjohn wrote:
modkuo wrote:
Nice acquisition on the Super and the scarecrow scoot !

Today I.....sadly had to post the Smallie on scoot.net. It needs to stay in the MV family peeps...

Cheers and stay safe!
what's up with that? you don't want a Ninja250 in trade do you?
thanks for your text mang ! Miss all you guys broski!! lets distance-ride soon!! Ninja sounds so fun but Ive gotta thin the herd... as a (laid off in March and recently termed) 30-year Marriott Convention Manager my world is turned upside down, even in a destination city .

last in...first out. The Super will never go, and the P will hang on till the apocalypse....

Live long and prosper.

MK
Hooked
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:53 pm quote
Thanks everyone! The '62 is to be buffed for fun and put away for a later project? The Super has some whiskey dents but is super (no pun intended) OG. Really happy with the finds they will both be awesome bikes!

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Molto Verboso
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Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:26 am quote
Ginch wrote:
pheasant plucker wrote:
... I was told they needed balancing before putting the no.pressure caps on.
What are no.pressure caps?
Sorry... typo. Motogadget mo,pressure caps.

https://motogadget.com/shop/en/m-pressure.html

Figured these caps would throw the balance more so waited until I had them on.
Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
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Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:17 am quote
Today I finally went for a ride on the PX200E
Yip, after a few years or so of pedantic restoration I've FINALLY got the PX200E finished & ready for sale, & went for a sneaky ride around the block just to check everything worked.... and it was great.

A good friend popped in (something that's "rather difficult " given that Victoria has been in LOCKDOWN for almost 4 months) with his PX200E so I could work out all the small bits n pieces that I had missed...
2-tone may mot be for everyone, but hey, only 1 person needs to buy it. Heres a few pics...

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I also like the spare wheel cover, and WILL be painting the grey to match

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I am starting to think that the glovebox lock would look better in red?

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One of my fav bits if the grille over the horn, I think it looks great in red

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P200 VNB Li125
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 am quote
Looks great! Well sorted.

(I have seen a few times a red Piaggio Hexagon... obviously an aftermarket custom print type thing... but that may look great if you could find/make one.)
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Location: Nashville
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:12 am quote
Re: Schwing!
modkuo wrote:
as a (laid off in March and recently termed) 30-year Marriott Convention Manager my world is turned upside down, even in a destination city .
Ouch. I always hate hearing that, and there's way too much of it these days. Even in places where hospitality and tourism are being allowed to come back, the people are still staying home to stay safe. I read a story last night about how after Disney was allowed to re-open their theme parks, even at 25% capacity they can't sell out, so they just laid off 28,000 people as a result.

Everyone stay healthy!
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport
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Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:25 am quote
Re: Schwing!
chandlerman wrote:
modkuo wrote:
as a (laid off in March and recently termed) 30-year Marriott Convention Manager my world is turned upside down, even in a destination city .
Ouch. I always hate hearing that, and there's way too much of it these days. Even in places where hospitality and tourism are being allowed to come back, the people are still staying home to stay safe. I read a story last night about how after Disney was allowed to re-open their theme parks, even at 25% capacity they can't sell out, so they just laid off 28,000 people as a result.

Everyone stay healthy!
Thanks C-man. Yeah, its a grim prospect for a return also. Unfortunately companies also are terminating the senior managers and execs, prepping the next gen of managers since they have a couple years to groom them before business returns a bit, and seriously lightening the payroll.

Like a lot of venues...who is going to sit next to 1000 ppl at a conference? who is going to want to eat off of a buffet anymore? kids travel sports? Its gonna be years, and most still won't ever be the same again. Comic Con? Lollapalooza? Soccer and Sports Stadiums that hold 80K? I drive by Disneyland in LA twice a month its been closed since March and it is sad to see the spires of the recently opened Star Wars Land, the Iconic Materhorn peak, and the entire area is basically hotels and the old convention center. The "happiest place on earth", is an economic wasteland right now. Knotts is right there and Universal Studios on the other side of LA. Movie industry? and that is just one city in one country. It blows the mind and the economics are unfathomable.

But hey..!...ive still got 2 scoots that run and have found lots of new trails to hike or bike, away from all the maskholes. Getting a whole lot better at fishing too.

I need to keep reminding myself that this is NOT retirement, and I have go find new career soon.

Cheers peeps.
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:58 am quote
You nailed it. I used to spend about half my work life traveling to events at convention centers like the one across the street from Disneyland (that was the Palo Alto Ignite Conference in 2019, if I recall correctly) and a good chunk of the other half keeping restaurant workers employed with business lunches and dinners.

Now, I've had literally one work-related face-to-face interaction, and even that was conducted a bit under the radar. So long as folks like myself are Zoom Workers, the Hospitality Industry will never come back.

Worst of all, I haven't even lost any weight in the process.
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 150
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Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:50 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
You nailed it. I used to spend about half my work life traveling to events at convention centers like the one across the street from Disneyland (that was the Palo Alto Ignite Conference in 2019, if I recall correctly) and a good chunk of the other half keeping restaurant workers employed with business lunches and dinners.

Now, I've had literally one work-related face-to-face interaction, and even that was conducted a bit under the radar. So long as folks like myself are Zoom Workers, the Hospitality Industry will never come back.

Worst of all, I haven't even lost any weight in the process.
I've read about a few leased office buildings that the companies have broken the lease paid 10 of millions in fees and walked away never planning to reopen. I used to ask, why do these places send workers to a meeting somewhere and spend thousands of dollars in per diem when they could meet online and be done in a few hours. People looked at me like I was stupid, now its a good idea go figure. I think Pinterest did it for about $89 million dollars.

I've also used online chats with video to work with a vendor to show them what didn't work. Much easier than trying to explain it on the phone.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:14 am quote
Fix my rear brake, finally it can stop better now

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Hooked
Rat 2003 Stella 2T; 1979 P125x (in pieces, out for paint)
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 273
Location: Madtown
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:11 pm quote
Today I put the snow tires on my VW GTI. Trying to get a lug nut off the front right wheel, I sheared off the 1/2"-to-3.8" adapter to my longest socket wrench. Whoops.

So I pulled out the trusty Kawasaki impact driver. Whack whack whack. Finally the bugger spins out. Doh. It's half a lug nut. Other half is firmly embedded in the hub.Bollocks.

So I ended up getting all four snow tires mounted, but one is missing a lug nut. I guess I'll take it to the shop on Monday.
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P200 VNB Li125
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Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:26 pm quote
Rebuilt a sticky clutch on the P200 with Poi Dog.

Then decorated the P for Halloween (courtesy Mr Greasy) and took a quick ride through the neighborhood.

The kitted VNB is fast becoming my favorite scoot. #grunt

Good Saturday.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:44 am quote
Making my ground cleareance higher

Have a nice sunday to you all and cheer

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Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:34 am quote
koenig blues wrote:
Making my ground cleareance higher

Have a nice sunday to you all and cheer
How'd you increase your ground clearance, ebeth? Is it just increasing the rear shock/spacer height? I'm having clearance issues with my Sprint and don't really know what to do about it.
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:28 pm quote
So I dug in and answered my own ground clearance question. Even worse, the shock was completely out of the upper mound and the old distance nut was GONE!

So I ordered a few new spacers to experiment with and will put it all together once the get here. At least it's supposed to rain all week, so I probably would just use the car if I needed to go somewhere anyway, but it's the principle of it!

To add insult to injury, the shock has rubbed on the tire and worn a pretty good ring into it, so now I need to replace the tire, too. Meh.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:34 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
So I dug in and answered my own ground clearance question. Even worse, the shock was completely out of the upper mound and the old distance nut was GONE!
So the top of the shock was not attached to anything?!!
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
So the top of the shock was not attached to anything?!!
Yup. I unbolted the shock motor bolt and it literally fell off into my hand. I still haven't figured out what happened.

I noticed yesterday that the kickstart was hitting the ground too soon, but figured it must have slipped on the splines, even though that didn't really make sense. I started out thinking I'd model the effect of increasing the spacer on clearance. I was not expecting that.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:42 pm quote
Wow. Surprising you didn't notice anything else! Like the top banging about when you went over bumps.
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:43 pm quote
I was too busy waiting for the pipe to hit the ground.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:49 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
Making my ground cleareance higher

Have a nice sunday to you all and cheer
How'd you increase your ground clearance, ebeth? Is it just increasing the rear shock/spacer height? I'm having clearance issues with my Sprint and don't really know what to do about it.
actually i use Brother PP 12 inchi rims

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:54 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
I was too busy waiting for the pipe to hit the ground.
i was once in ur position, i also didnt notice anything when my upper shock bolt were wasnt tighten properly, and its a common thing to happen when u only tight the shock by twisting it with hands, instead of a wrench (like me )

Good luck with the rear shock and cheer Brother C
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:50 am quote
Thanks, e!

Did you just replace the hubs with some that will fit the 12" wheels?

And how's it do for clearance versus the swingarm and front fender/suspension?

I can see where SIP has replacement hubs to fit 12" GL wheels, but they make it sound like you need (rather than "should") do a whole bunch of other upgrades, e.g. brakes, at the same time.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:39 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Thanks, e!

Did you just replace the hubs with some that will fit the 12" wheels?

And how's it do for clearance versus the swingarm and front fender/suspension?

I can see where SIP has replacement hubs to fit 12" GL wheels, but they make it sound like you need (rather than "should") do a whole bunch of other upgrades, e.g. brakes, at the same time.
nope its just a standar stud and a standar 10" hub

With a used tyre with size 120-70 in the rear and a 110-70 in front, it move freely

And yes i need a better brake, not cause the rims but cause my rear drum brake is worn

Hope thats inspire Brother C, have a nice day and cheer

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My custom rims

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Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:30 pm quote
Weird day as I had two P200s with blown clutches, sheared woodruff keys, damaged woodruff key slots (gonna try JB weld) and worn Oiler gears.

What are the odds of that one?

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Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:59 pm quote
I wonder if the keys ever get sheared while removing the flywheel? Or not?
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