Smallframe with a P200 engine?
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:20 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
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That green smally looks pretty cool Voodoo! It also looks like your motor is "warmed over" a little bit as well?
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Fooled you! That's a 2007 Stella, cut up and narrowed down. That is a smallie headset though. Look here : Cutdowns, show me cutdowns Motor is stockish P200 w/ Pinasco alloy kit, PHBL24 & a fat pipe. AND a custom kickstart!



Deadline extension noted and re: 'hot laps', you remind me of my test runs on the Greek island where I started out fooling with these things. We are on the side of a small mountain, so when I test run it's always uphill so I can coast back to base when something goes wrong.
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:07 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
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That green smally looks pretty cool Voodoo! It also looks like your motor is "warmed over" a little bit as well?
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Fooled you! That's a 2007 Stella, cut up and narrowed down. That is a smallie headset though. Look here : Cutdowns, show me cutdowns Motor is stockish P200 w/ Pinasco alloy kit, PHBL24 & a fat pipe. AND a custom kickstart!



Deadline extension noted and re: 'hot laps', you remind me of my test runs on the Greek island where I started out fooling with these things. We are on the side of a small mountain, so when I test run it's always uphill so I can coast back to base when something goes wrong.
Yes, you did get me! I remember reading your thread a while back when you welded on the side cowls, but I somehow missed the rest of the build. The reason I remembered was because I did the same thing to my T5 racer a while back. There was just too much rust on the square tail to save it, so it got “streamlined” a smidge...

Fantastic work! Yours came out quite nicely and looks visually proportionate, which can be quite difficult when a large frame gets cut down.
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:21 pm quote
I did another little modification today on the PK. I wasn’t too particularly satisfied about the current way I have to refill the oil reservoir. I currently have to stick a hose on the end of a funnel, then very slowly let the oil drain into the Nalgene bottle. The hose has to go up and under the cowl, so it’s similar shaped the same as a Crazy Straw. It still only takes about 2-3 minutes to completely refill the tank, but I wanted a simpler solution. Why? Because if I go on a 200 mile one way ride, I don’t want to have to bring a proprietary funnel and hose with me in order to refill the reservoir.

So I decided to drill a hole...

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:29 pm quote
...and then I made it bigger. In fact it’s now a 1-1/4” diameter hole. I guesstimated about where I though the center of the reservoir cap was, and it turned out I drilled it dead on! If you look down the hole, you can see the pink Nalgene cap and the silver check valve breather cap.
I used a holesaw, then cleaned it up some with a step bit, then dressed any sharp edges with a round file.

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:32 pm quote
I conveniently had a 1-5/16” rubber plug to stick in the 1-1/4” hole that I found in my shop.

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:36 pm quote
With the plug installed, I don’t think it looks too evasive...

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:39 pm quote
This little mod should make it much more convenient in the long run to keep the reservoir filled.

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:43 pm quote
I also got a picture today of a couple of my PK’s together...

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:00 am quote
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:02 am quote
I still need to add a few things, such as emblems and I’ll probably paint the cowls white .

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:03 am quote
And a front on shot...

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:04 am quote
The back corner...

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:07 am quote
The aftermarket fly side cowl is a pretty poor fit. I might have to fab up my own. But I don’t know yet.

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:08 am quote
And a top view...

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:38 am quote
whodatschrome wrote:
... goals were ... cute, goofy, and cool enough at the same time that it makes 90% of the people who see it laugh or smile and the other 10% shake there head at it....
I’d say you nailed it!
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:20 am quote
WTG!! Came out great. The only thing I personally didn’t like, are the rear indicators / break lights. I think that if you were to put lenses on top, they would look much better. There are red lenses from Bosatta...

https://www.scooter-center.com/en/7674788/pair-of-indicator-lenses-bosatta-vespa-pk50-xl-pk125-xl-rear?number=7674791

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:00 pm quote
Instead of painting the cowls white, I’d paint the glovebox, horncast and lower headset a satin black.

So how’s it run?
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
WTG!! Came out great. The only thing I personally didn’t like, are the rear indicators / break lights. I think that if you were to put lenses on top, they would look much better. There are red lenses from Bosatta...

https://www.scooter-center.com/en/7674788/pair-of-indicator-lenses-bosatta-vespa-pk50-xl-pk125-xl-rear?number=7674791
It sounds like you and I are on the same page about covering the rear signals with a lens. I originally planned to do that, so I ordered a new set of lenses for the rear, but they fit so poorly I didn't install them. I was also concerned that road film, water, and dirt would get between the LED and the lens. It was the amber colored ones that I purchased though SIP. Though they are amber colored, whenever the running or brake light was on, red was the color that was show because the LEDs were so bright. I might try refitting them again at a later point.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:10 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Instead of painting the cowls white, I’d paint the glovebox, horncast and lower headset a satin black.

So how’s it run?
I think I might agree with you that a satin black might look better. But the thing is, when I got the pink frame, the side cowls that came with it were already painted white. It looked sooo wrong, I kinda liked it like that. So would the scoot look cooler with those parts black?...I think 90% of us here would say yes...but remember, the whole point of the build is to make people scratch their head and laugh.

When I get a chance, i'll swap on the white cowl again and take a second look at it. It was about 6 months ago since I fitted that cowl on, so with the scooter now assembled, I might not like it as much...well see.

The scooter seems to be running OK. It tops out at only 65mph. That same engine that was previously in my P2, used to be good for 70mph+. The only thing that has been changed with the motor is a new Sito (replacing the old Sito), and the SIP Vape ignition. Perhaps it's that prefilter screen that I put over the carb box inlet?...I'll do another speed run with it removed to see if it changes anything.
As for handling...at highway speeds it rides like a normal P2. At real low speeds, such as below 5mph, it feels peculiar if you try braking and turning to the right at the same time. It's because of the wheel offset from the front wide tire kit. It will make the scoot turn sharper to the right when braking right. When you're going faster it's not noticeable. Once the roads dry out some, i'll try it out on the twisties.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:52 pm quote
Love it and Happy Valentines Day! Love the little details like the strap loops on your centerstand bolts and the genuine swing away Stadium mirrors. The cowls, paint 'em white. You know you want to, it'll complete the look and you can always change things later. It'll be cute.

Looks like you have no rear 'bumper' or it hasn't arrived? You got PM - if you need one, I'll get on it.

P.S. I think you need to do an update here soon: PK love page
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:15 am quote
Hack photo shop job preview - just squint...

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Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:19 pm quote
I like it! Have you looked at running the front brake line down the left side of the horn cover and around the back of the fork?
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