Unpainting a scooter
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Molto Verboso
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:39 pm quote
No rush for success.
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:27 pm quote
researched
Once it's done I can rush a lot if I want, the old motor made only 5.3 HP and this 5 port reed valved 150cc LML is supposed to make 8, but now has a genuine Sito plus upgrade muffler!
So, probably 3 or 4 more at least?
so that's a no then?
Molto Verboso
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:02 pm quote
Re: researched
V oodoo wrote:
Once it's done I can rush a lot if I want, the old motor made only 5.3 HP and this 5 port reed valved 150cc LML is supposed to make 8, but now has a genuine Sito plus upgrade muffler!
So, probably 3 or 4 more at least?
so that's a no then?
Too funny
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 pm quote
first ride
With no lites, switch(including kill switch), horn, speedo, cowls, front brakes(eek!) or even much gas and wires hanging out the headlite hole . Oh and no helmet, oops! Good tires, though. But just up the hill to get the mail in zero traffic and YOLO. A break in the weather earlier but not when wifey got home and we could have got a nice rolling shot. Cold drizzle, no thanks.

Sorry.

But it ran OK, pulled well and all, but I did not wanna break the crank immediately, so took it easy not winding it out yet. Also front brakes would be nice and will need my full face helmet when I do take that first speed trial run w/ GPS and gloves on. No suave camel hair coat until Spring debut, coz too DAMN cold here!
BBrrrrr <--now blue
Molto Verboso
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:16 pm quote
Re: first ride
V oodoo wrote:
With no lites, switch(including kill switch), horn, speedo, cowls, front brakes(eek!) or even much gas and wires hanging out the headlite hole . Oh and no helmet, oops! Good tires, though. But just up the hill to get the mail in zero traffic and YOLO. A break in the weather earlier but not when wifey got home and we could have got a nice rolling shot. Cold drizzle, no thanks.

Sorry.

But it ran OK, pulled well and all, but I did not wanna break the crank immediately, so took it easy not winding it out yet. Also front brakes would be nice and will need my full face helmet when I do take that first speed trial run w/ GPS and gloves on. No suave camel hair coat until Spring debut, coz too DAMN cold here!
BBrrrrr <--now blue
Ya brakes can be kinda important
Molto Verboso
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm quote
Right on Voodoo - it's alive! Now I'm hungry for breakfast for some reason...
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:19 pm quote
rolling shots!!!
It IS alive, and fairly lively too . I let my friend take a spin for a pic and the damn thing is almost too fast as you can plainly see . I asked him to slow the heck down and finally got a slightly better shot. We then went for a ride. I TOLD him no front brakes yet, but he forgot a few times. That was fun.

Seriously, it pulls hard at first, then starts getting ragged, but when you shift to a higher gear it pulls again like a train until mid range revs hesitation and let down repeat. Must check timing, mixture & jetting. Pulled the stock cat muffler for a Sito + swap, but no upjet yet.

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Hey you, SLOW DOWN!

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Thx, appreciate it.

Molto Verboso
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:21 pm quote
Revived!
Please put a front brake on that thing.
Love it!
-CM
Molto Verboso
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:26 pm quote
Yay! Now let's go get some steak and eggs! Fantastic.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:02 am quote
Awsome , a video is always better. Sure sounds like jetting.
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:12 am quote
Voodoo on thw magic.. Look cool Brother T
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:02 pm quote
Well I got some fresh pics that are convincing me the two tone is just fine. The holidays, basement flooding coz curtain drain clogged(digging cold mud is sure fun), some personal bizz and my whole life outa control some days, but NOW I will get back to normal and finish this gem. Fix fuel leak, fiddle some wires, get a legal plate someday, repair the original speedo, maybe track down some front brakes.... it seems the list is endless.



I am liking my own custom paint job more and more, half rat and half High Class DeLuxe!

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Yeah, I think I'm in LOVE!

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:17 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
Well I got some fresh pics that are convincing me the two tone is just fine. The holidays, basement flooding coz curtain drain clogged(digging cold mud is sure fun), some personal bizz and my whole life outa control some days, but NOW I will get back to normal and finish this gem. Fix fuel leak, fiddle some wires, get a legal plate someday, repair the original speedo, maybe track down some front brakes.... it seems the list is endless.



I am liking my own custom paint job more and more, half rat and half High Class DeLuxe!
I like a two tone bike, scooter or car.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:41 pm quote
I got out and had steak and eggs the other day - and I thought about your super. Ha! And yes, I rode Ruby, the P200, in the rain, to get that steak and eggs.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:57 am quote
That two tone looks good.
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:05 am quote
Sunny side up... I like it
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Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:50 pm quote
Thanks for the compliments, Now you can like it BETTER coz it runs great and is fast too.

From almost a month ago: " my whole life outa control some days, but NOW I will get back to normal and finish this gem. " But that was before my little boxing adventure( free 26/26, small door smallie ). Now that's all buttoned up, I spent the morning chasing most of those little details so I could try a REAL run.

The thing just wouldn't make power before and I was so bummed. After tracking down a gas leak and replacing the fuel line, I decided to see what main jet was it running? EUREKA, I found the problem maybe, the jet stack was all loose! Tighten that sucker up, go for a test spin and TONS of reliable smooth linear power now AND it ALWAYS starts first kick. Time to gas it up, go for a celebration ride and take victory pics as promised!

A beautiful sunny day in the 60's for official inaugural riding with my pal who shot the pics then again w/ my son. They both just loved old hard boiled and all the smooth power on offer!

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Oops! Forgot to wipe off all the rest of that crap yella paint :(

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Oh well, nice day for a ride irregardless

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brakes seem to work, so that's good

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thing goes uphill REAL good

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unshaven maybe, but I has fancy coat!

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Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:33 pm quote
Glad it was a simple fix Voodoo! And that coat looks great with that scooter...or vice versa. And just about a perfect weather today for a ride too. I'm digging the two tone.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:56 am quote
Dude, is that you? I had no clue that you are such a style maven. I mean bro, like those photos should be in, like a Piaggio catalogue. You're even sporting a 1970s taboo cigarette.
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:21 am quote
Check out fucking Columbo on his new ride!

Bad ass - congrats man.
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:39 am quote
Themís some mean looking boots

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Molto Verboso
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:49 am quote
The Man, The Myth, The Magical Voodoo Legend - he comes out of the shadows and posts these awesome pics!

Right on brother - You have got to be the most stylin rider I have seen, besides K32 of course.

Is that a feather in your headset? See? - Even hard boiled has some added bling, and it's just a test ride. I love it! Congrats on the easy fix and making it roll again.

Now, why can't I get that ZZ Top song out of my head?

Molto Verboso
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:36 am quote
Voodoo love the way you do your own thing, not sure what the feather was for but looks like it didn't hang on long.
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:25 am quote
Ha ha, thank you friends, from the sartorial fashion capitol of the West Coast.


I could tell that the coat was very happy to be reunited as promised with this wonderful ugly duckling Vespa, and finally going for a short but sweet ride.
It then begged me to take it to be professionally cleaned and carefully pressed for the coming summer evening riding season, but only riding Hard Boiled.

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Coming....
(yes I DO have a feather fetish, and it did NOT get away nor the one stuck in my helmet nor the one on my Sprint)
My poor Sprint is just green w/ envy,

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and going.

and Sprint is SO pissed, won't even look at me!!!

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Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:32 am quote
Love it all. The Hummer with the scooter and the coat!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:12 pm quote
Brother T ur the bosss

Love you and work and love you more for the style u have
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:07 am quote
The original Joe Cool! Lookin' fine my friend.

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