SS180 Pinasco Kit
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Hooked
PX 225, SS 180, 90SS
Joined: 07 Sep 2009
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Location: New Zealand
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:18 pm quote
Is anyone out there running a 225 Pinasco kit on an SS180?

Iím curious to hear opinions as Iím looking to get some more pep...

Or is it better to install a PX200 engine?
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1962 Vespa GS160, 1985 Vespa electric start T5, 1965 Lambretta TV200, 1966 Lambretta SX200
Joined: 30 Oct 2019
Posts: 31
Location: Seattle
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:30 am quote
To kit or not to kit
I have a GS160 and when I saw that Pinasco introduced the 225 kit I briefly considered installing one on my VSB, but when I read that I would have to modify my original exhaust and that the airbox would be hard to use, even though the original carb. can be used, I decided against it. Additionally, after I have hearing from others that were using the 225 kit on their VSB's and VSC's, that some porting is required to get maximum benefit, I was most certainly out. I don't want to loose the ability to restore a scooter to stock should I decide to go in that direction some where down the road (figuratively and literally). Use a P200 motor and go wild, just change the kickstart quadrant so you can use the Rally 200 kickstart lever. The motor won't stand out as being a P motor if you do. No matter what you do, have fun.
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
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Location: Siam
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:00 am quote
The VSB/VSC engines are the coolest Vespa engines. Better to leave stock and molest less worthy engines.
Hooked
PX 225, SS 180, 90SS
Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 157
Location: New Zealand
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 pm quote
So does the PX motor slot straight in without any dramas?

How about brakes? Are there any options to upgrade the front without butchering the SS look?
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: 7270
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:57 am quote
Isn't there a 208 conversion that involves using a P200 cylinder and a piston without a window in it?
Hooked
GS160
Joined: 11 Jun 2014
Posts: 272
Location: Ňland
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:32 pm quote
mbnz77 wrote:
So does the PX motor slot straight in without any dramas?

How about brakes? Are there any options to upgrade the front without butchering the SS look?
The short answer to the first question is yes. Then it depends on at which point it counts as drama. There are things to do. Some electricity, autolube yes or no, kickstart quadrant if you want the original look. PX rear rim if i remember right, for wheel alignment.

Second question: not really, for a trained Vespa-eye. PK fork with SS fork link cover is close but requires quite a lot of work to make it look right.

My opinions.
Molto Verboso
PX221 Malossi, O tuned PX200 and some motorbikes
Joined: 14 Jun 2017
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Location: London UK
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:09 am quote
The 225 Pinasco with slave reed is a great idea.

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/racing+cylinder+pinasco+225+cc+_81115600

You already have a stock 60mm crank. The Piston has enough side relief to not need to cut the cases, so fully reversable. Only issue is the price...wow.
Hooked
PX 225, SS 180, 90SS
Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 157
Location: New Zealand
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:53 am quote
Is anyone running this kit, I would be interested to know any experiences?
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