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Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:29 am quote
thought we should have a 'today i' scooter related thread to just say what youve done on/with/under/beside/infront of/behind yours ... so ill go first


today i ...............

insured the 'new un' washed destickered it ... adjusted the brakes .. filled it up n went out for a spin .... how i missed that low riding position n ripping the gears ....... tis good to be back ...... like the seat too.. arse back

your go
Molto Verboso
1974 Vespa Sprint Veloce, 1963 VBB 180 Custom
Joined: 10 Oct 2009
Posts: 1380
Location: Dallas, TX
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:08 am quote
today I.......

wet sanded the primer sealer and prepped it for the first coat of orange paint.
Hooked
'10 GTS 300 Super
Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 121
Location: State College PA
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:15 am quote
. . . looked longingly at my poor drenched beauty as I drove by her on my way to work in my cage in the rain. Just not up to sampling the abundant wet leaves scattered across the roads.
Hooked
p200/p170/v90
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 168
Location: FBI Hawaii
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:22 am quote
Today I rolled over to 10,000 miles!
Hooked
Vespa T5
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 112
Location: Cumbria
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:04 pm quote
Today I filled it up as I was running on empty as I used all my fuel riding back from the mablephorpe end of season rally...
Hooked
Vespa 150 . Tuned Chinese electric scooter! Honda 600 Silverwing powered reverse trike.
Joined: 17 Oct 2011
Posts: 255
Location: Lancashire, England
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:06 pm quote
Today I...............
worked on my auto so didn't have time to wash and polish my vespa.
The front brake had been slightly binding so I pumped a piston out, took the dust seal out and scraped the nick it sits in. It's sorted now.Next Tuesday I get a new front tyre and an MOT test.
I rode the Vespa on Sunday, though, just for riding's sake.
Bitsa..........a few of us from Chorley (6 so far) are talking about doing the Yorkshire Scooter Alliance "Allied Invasion" to Rotterdam in June. Have you done it in the past?
Addicted
1980 P200e, 1956 ACMA, 1979 P200e, 1974 Ciao
Joined: 04 Jun 2009
Posts: 766
Location: Ithaca, NY
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:53 pm quote
Today I.....

Wrung out my gloves, which were still full of water from riding home last night in a monsoon!

I also ordered up jets for my new 226 Hot Wing, and registered for the Scooter Cannonball!
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 3410
Location: Denver CO
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:51 pm quote
Today I smashed my finger putting my gas tank back in after replacing my sight glass.
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10098
Location: This is't my locker!
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:08 pm quote
I drained and pulled tank from VNB, ordered new FF fuel tap.
Hooked
50 Special, and PX150
Joined: 26 Sep 2011
Posts: 352
Location: south carolina
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:25 pm quote
Today I rode a 68 sf to find my 9 year son... he was just down the street outside with friends. I did not feel like walking the block..I am day three of a nasty virus..
Hooked
2009 Vespa GTS 250ie
Joined: 25 Oct 2011
Posts: 290
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:37 pm quote
... flunked my emissions test for the 8th TIME!!!!
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:02 am quote
today i was,

-this morning i changeing the fork of my not so normal smallie from the orginal fork that i force to accept the rear drum ( i still unable to buy the proper front drum so i use the rear that a friend gave to me) after i grind it to fit the front fork but the result is the drumis still way to left and not center so i swap back to the px fork

-changeing my not so normal smallie gas tank lever pin as the old one were gave up

-swap the licensed plate from my not so normal smallie to my miss sunshine

-went to office riding miss sunshine (yellow sprint v) about 2km from office i lost my rear brake due to the rear drum seal were broken and my brake shoes all juicy luckly i still have a nice front brake so tonight i will be replacing the seal

guess thats all for the day hope u all have a nice day and cheer mate
Molto Verboso
'99 PX200
Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 1223
Location: Cheshire, England, UK, Europe.
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:49 am quote
....stole my own scooter.

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Hooked
1966 Bajaj 150
Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 469
Location: New York, NY
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:17 pm quote
Tried to sand down my old main bearing to use it as a seal punch

Gave up on it and ordered the $12 punch
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:09 pm quote
praaaaap
rode to work on the 'new un' .... tis not as quick as the bitza but really need to twat it ... the hill i climbed at 65 and shot out of at 70+ is the true test but i got cut up by some dick in a bloody kia car......

got home to find the auto hire shite had been picked up n bitza was sat in the yard looking sorry for itsen ......... squeezed em both into the shed then went for a shower
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:13 pm quote
thunder
Duxuk wrote:
Bitsa..........a few of us from Chorley (6 so far) are talking about doing the Yorkshire Scooter Alliance "Allied Invasion" to Rotterdam in June. Have you done it in the past?
naa never done it ... dont really bother wi rallys but do the odd show n ride out .... i take me lid off n they all wonder why a biker is riding a vespa ......... got that look when i went to the ysa final frontier to buy the 'new un'
Hooked
'81 50 special,'57 GS150 VS3,'59 152L2,'60 SII Li150
Joined: 18 Mar 2009
Posts: 173
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:43 pm quote
......ordered an electronic ignition kit from Beedspeed for the smallie.
Scooter Pimp
------2007 Piaggio Fly50 2T------
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3061
Location: England
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:59 pm quote
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Today I....

Tidied out the garage....making room for my latest scoot....

Fabio

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82 Bajaj Chetak 03 Vespa ET4
Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 30
Location: FL
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:30 pm quote
Fixed 2 broken wires, fixed a grounding post, replaced a sheared flywheel woodruff key, re-checked the wiring at the ignition switch, tried a different ignition coil, and still didn't get a spark.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:32 pm quote
...hauled tacos and a Mexican coke in my toolbox.
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 3410
Location: Denver CO
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:07 pm quote
....realized it's currently too freaking cold to ride.

Nice pick up there Fabio.
Scooter Pimp
------2007 Piaggio Fly50 2T------
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3061
Location: England
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:27 am quote
nigelthefish wrote:
....realized it's currently too freaking cold to ride.

Nice pick up there Fabio.
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Hi NTF

I've got some work to do on it....but I think I can manage it if i can get the parts....short supply of some apparently

Fabio

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Ossessionato
'09 S50, '79 V50
Joined: 09 Mar 2009
Posts: 2105
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:37 am quote
Fabio Dougie wrote:
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Today I....

Tidied out the garage....making room for my latest scoot....

Fabio

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Nice!
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
Joined: 07 Oct 2010
Posts: 4581
Location: Dublin
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:40 am quote
..fitted a pinlock before heading to work in the rain. Outstanding, if you dont have one you should buy one.
Molto Verboso
1974 Vespa Sprint Veloce, 1963 VBB 180 Custom
Joined: 10 Oct 2009
Posts: 1380
Location: Dallas, TX
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:19 am quote
i turned mine orange....

Hooked
74 Rally 200
Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 140
Location: Sonoma
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:14 am quote
Today I,

(okay, last night I,) Changed out the rear shock so I could still ride my scoot while I rebuild the original dampers.

Today I, will ride it somewhere for lunch. Don't know where yet.
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Posts: 4581
Location: Dublin
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:47 am quote
JSharpPhoto wrote:
i turned mine orange....

very nice
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:27 pm quote
off roading
declared sorn on the bitza ..... need to get shifting but its cold
Member
'86 px200efl '78 GP150
Joined: 17 Nov 2011
Posts: 18
Location: england
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:53 pm quote
Today I removed the forks from my px, which then fell off the stand on to my Lammy , then realised i cant refit the speedo oil seal into the hub back plate doh..
Hooked
74 Rally 200
Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 140
Location: Sonoma
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:49 pm quote
RODE!

Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:27 pm quote
u all seem have a nice day

today (ealry morning for truth) stiching my seat cover for the not so normal smallie finish in the morning and went to office using my yellow sprint v



have a nice day and cheer
Molto Verboso
Joined: 31 May 2009
Posts: 1168
Location: NC, USA
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:49 am quote
astromags wrote:
...hauled tacos and a Mexican coke in my toolbox.
Okay, I'll bite. Does the Mexican coke taste better than the local offerings? Sorta like the locals say the small bottle cokes taste better than all others and are somehow different?

I have lived dangerously. Against advice, I have eaten from Mexican street vendors and lived, still do, and found whatever the ingredients, delicious stuff.
Ossessionato
1970 Vespa Rally 180
Joined: 04 Dec 2008
Posts: 4144
Location: Denton Tx.
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:46 am quote
mexican coke uses cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

Today I rode to work like always, but i wore my winter gear for the first time. brrr. 36degrees
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:48 am quote
blackbart wrote:
astromags wrote:
...hauled tacos and a Mexican coke in my toolbox.
Okay, I'll bite. Does the Mexican coke taste better than the local offerings? Sorta like the locals say the small bottle cokes taste better than all others and are somehow different?

I have lived dangerously. Against advice, I have eaten from Mexican street vendors and lived, still do, and found whatever the ingredients, delicious stuff.
What James John said.

I've been told that switching from cane sugar to corn syrup was part of coke's new recipe back in the 80s. The "classic coke" never went back to cane sugar in the U.S. I can definitely tell a difference.

Most of the taquerias around here and a few grocery stores sell cokes imported from Mexico.
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1966 Bajaj 150
Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 469
Location: New York, NY
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:53 am quote
boney wrote:
RODE!

I'm jealous as hell. So beautiful. I was in Sonoma about a year ago.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:55 pm quote
...quit my good-paying job of the last 12 years, with no prospects.
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10098
Location: This is't my locker!
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:39 pm quote
took apart and put back together my cosa clutch AGAIN hoping Id find something wrong w/ my assembly, plates or anything so I'd know the reason it won't work as a relacement of my 7 spring. Arhg! at least the wife let me bring it inside to work where it's warm.
Primasarah
1979 P200E, 1977 Rally 200, 1974 Primavera
Joined: 15 Mar 2011
Posts: 3087
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:41 pm quote
completely dismantled my Primavera engine that has never been opened before I owned it. Sending the cases, Malossi 135, and Malossi 24mm manifold off to GickSpeed for awesome work!
Hooked
1974 Rally, 1978 P200E, 2000 HD Fat Boy. 2007 HD Street Glide
Joined: 16 Sep 2009
Posts: 445
Location: Atascadero, CA
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:53 pm quote
scoured Craigslist for the next unfortunate project. Another null search
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:48 am quote
juuump
astromags wrote:
...quit my good-paying job of the last 12 years, with no prospects.
bloody hell ..... where ya heading now .... long vespa ride
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