Vintage vespa with sidecar
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Molto Verboso
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:14 pm quote
About the bike running better with no top on the box...is it possible that the air is restricted from coming through the frame?...as in, does that single seat block the air inlet that's located at the top of frame?
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:13 am quote
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on to the road now Bro nice and smile
So tru.
"needed" to swap out main jet and take one more spin around the block at 9:00 pm last night - just so I could sleep a little better.
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About the bike running better with no top on the box...is it possible that the air is restricted from coming through the frame?...as in, does that single seat block the air inlet that's located at the top of frame?
We are going to find out. Bought this - so I could measure static pressure - after all the discussions I had read - and with my experience not being able to match performance with any jetting once the top is put back on.
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Sounds like you're having a bunch of fun! Which leads me to ask - where does the electric conversion lie in all of this?
PS

Ginch:

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Molto Verboso
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 am quote
charlieman22 wrote:
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on to the road now Bro nice and smile
So tru.
"needed" to swap out main jet and take one more spin around the block at 9:00 pm last night - just so I could sleep a little better.
Quote:
About the bike running better with no top on the box...is it possible that the air is restricted from coming through the frame?...as in, does that single seat block the air inlet that's located at the top of frame?
We are going to find out. Bought this - so I could measure static pressure - after all the discussions I had read - and with my experience not being able to match performance with any jetting once the top is put back on.
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Sounds like you're having a bunch of fun! Which leads me to ask - where does the electric conversion lie in all of this?
PS

Ginch:
That believe that your meter is a bit too gender specific...in order to not step on any toes, how about if we refer to it as a non-binary-o-meter?
Hooked
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:02 pm quote
There is a meter for measuring O?
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: 6884
Location: Victoria, Australia
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:54 pm quote
charlieman22 wrote:
PS

Ginch:
That tells me (I think) that the electric locomotion is a way off as yet!
whodatschrome wrote:
...how about if we refer to it as a non-binary-o-meter?
There's no doubt about it, you have the soul of a poet.
Hooked
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:22 am quote
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That tells me (I think) that the electric locomotion is a way off as yet!
Good deciphering - focus is on creating the needed power with cyl & head combined with the pipe that is already installed.

However if you look carefully - the thumb is shown forking upwardly & extending forward - indicating that my plan is to use my time to focus on the building of a side car frame that transfers load more globally on the scoot and operates leaner or locked.

Power seen in the non-separation of the fingers should be sufficient to make nice overall touring/sport performance.

Cyl/side car are next up.

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Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:37 am quote
And here I thought that hieroglyphic had something to do with 4th of July

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Hooked
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:53 am quote
Oh - I think that's Ausi hyro for turbo charge - or shrimps on the barby - one of those symbols that means two things.

:-)
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 Jul 03, 2019 6:38 pm quote
Ha! I didn't even see that thing!
Hooked
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:21 pm quote
Busy/fun times.
Decided to take my bike up north as had some work that left large windows of time to play - if I could only figure out how...
Then of course, I thought I better do a little upgrading before I go - 'cause - what could possibly go wrong if I made a bunch of changes before traveling.

Ended up working until wee hours of morning two nights in a row to whip up some proper lighting - some may recall my first attempt at adding LED's melted down my harness.

Positive note - ended up understanding my elec system far better with a little help from the crowd - thanks all who input.

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Added Sip Rd II and veturi - was at 102 MJ - moved to 112, then 116, then 118... Ended at 125. Was kinda shocked - but its a whole new bike

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After wiring harness debacle - decided to use the DC power in my side car (little 12V) and re-wire bike with learnings. Put running, brake lights, speedo, accent lights, all on DC circuits and fabbed a control panel. Kinda fun to flip toggles when I par

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Reason # 36 everyone needs a sidecar. Right hand side has master and kill switch to add security. Trunk locks.

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With new LED lights - felt a ton safer for night - tip of the hat to Aerochip on lighting needs. So nice to drive at night now

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Last min disaster with brake switch. Seriously have no idea how you install the closed at rest version. Internal components made of tin - can't solder to them - too flimsy to wrap wire around. Was stuck with no brake switch!

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Cut up piece of copper gutter and fabbed new parts I could solder to - total move of desperation at 1:00am night before exit.

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Now I just needed to load this in to that - alone... Did not want to be a you tube fail video/ darwin awards winner...

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$60 power winch from harbor freight. Bolted to a piece of metal to fit between cab and bed of truck

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Came with a remote!

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Just need to pack a togo set of tools

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Giant towel tool roll - made me laugh a little - heavier than the side car - but truck had room so...

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Gratuitous additional shots - was pleased for neither damaging myself or truck (I've been known to do both...)

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Pay off - better than I had imagined. Bike running great - sun out - high grade heroin.

Hooked
bare metal cafe racer
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:53 pm quote
Ha - love it all.

My latest 12v acquisition is a compressor for the tires. Will easily fit in the glove box. Bought it because needed to pump up a basketball... seemed like the best way
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58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:28 pm quote
Awesome work! Great idea with the winch, good use of improv skills with the copper!
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:35 pm quote
Impressive! Much could’ve gone wrong with that winching ... that you managed to get your rig loaded without causing any damage earns you high marks.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:58 pm quote
Wow - that was fun! Great job!
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