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Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
Joined: 07 Oct 2010
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Location: Dublin
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:22 am quote
Vader19 wrote:
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.
them cosa clutches can be a serious pain in the tits. I spent about 2 days of non stop work with 5 rebuild kits trying to get the thing to work without dragging. ended up just using an old mk1 clutch and it worked first time
Addicted
'74 Rally, '66 SS180, '64 GSmk2, & a mess of smallies.
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 729
Location: lawrence, ks
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:41 am quote
...woke up cold in Stockholm and realized that by the time I get home it will be too cold to ride in Kansas. Sigh.... At least I can start the next project...

Speaking of... if anybody is near Kansas hurting for a project bike, I have more than I can handle in the next decade...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:27 pm quote
T5bitsa69 wrote:
astromags wrote:
...quit my good-paying job of the last 12 years, with no prospects.
bloody hell ..... where ya heading now .... long vespa ride
there is some serious riding in my immediate future.
MV Saint
Haud yer wheesh't if ye cannae be nice
Joined: 12 Aug 2007
Posts: 3864
Location: Camden, Maine
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:19 pm quote
Today i........gave away a 84 P200 scooter.

I feel absolutely great about it. Local bloke that just never manages to get a break. Today was his day.

Cheers
Primasarah
1979 P200E, 1977 Rally 200, 1974 Primavera
Joined: 15 Mar 2011
Posts: 3087
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:20 pm quote
Shit, I wish I lived near ya!
Addicted
'61 Allstate / Vespa VNA with a '69 veloce 150
Joined: 07 Oct 2008
Posts: 853
Location: North Carolina USA
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:47 pm quote
Cheers JimH!
And here's to the bloke who got the P!
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P200e
Joined: 10 Sep 2008
Posts: 531
Location: Vista, CA
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:50 pm quote
Today I rode my wife's P200 and did not bust my ass like Regis Philbin.
Member
'80 P200E
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 13
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:57 pm quote
Walked past the Honda and Harley in the garage (yet again!) and finally washed the P200E I bought Labor Day weekend.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:08 am quote
planning off
got up with the full intention of doing some work on the bitza .... looked outside as i cleaned me teeth ..... fog.. n thick stuff .... put fire on n made a pot of coffee instead n watched idiot abroad
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
Joined: 07 Oct 2010
Posts: 4581
Location: Dublin
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:05 am quote
Re: planning off
T5bitsa69 wrote:
watched idiot abroad
oul pilko is some man. class show. I finished fine tuning my jetting. did a quick 15miles on the motorway at 70 just to be sure. didn't seize up at that so I think im good to go
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:29 am quote
beans
hahaha .... like that logic its just like mine 'its working well so it must be right' usually becomes 'its working well it must be ready to go bang' ..... hasnt done so far
Hooked
'81 50 special,'57 GS150 VS3,'59 152L2,'60 SII Li150
Joined: 18 Mar 2009
Posts: 173
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:33 am quote
astromags wrote:
...quit my good-paying job of the last 12 years, with no prospects.
Stephen, you crazy monkey!

There must be something in all that Mexican cane sugar your drinking.

Still a man's got to do, what a man's got to do.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:51 pm quote
Neil Edgar wrote:
astromags wrote:
...quit my good-paying job of the last 12 years, with no prospects.
Stephen, you crazy monkey!

There must be something in all that Mexican cane sugar your drinking.

Still a man's got to do, what a man's got to do.
I'll land in my feet. Since my first job at age 15, I've never been without a job fir more than a week. Each job was better than the one before. I have confidence my record will hold out.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:56 pm quote
throttle cramp
good luck n enjoy ya riding time while ya have a little free time
Hooked
74 Rally 200
Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 140
Location: Sonoma
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:15 pm quote
adastra wrote:
Speaking of... if anybody is near Kansas hurting for a project bike, I have more than I can handle in the next decade...
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:58 am quote
raising my not so normal smallie suspension up about 3cm in anticipate for the up coming flood

kinna weird if i may said

have a nice day and cheer mate

ps: Astro, wish u all the best in finding a new job mate
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 5109
Location: west aus
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:23 am quote
took the bajaj frame to an expert for his opinion and quote

picked up some px leggy trim, looked at the px then put it down again



measuring locks now
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:17 am quote
went home trough flooding road
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 5109
Location: west aus
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:22 am quote
koenig blues wrote:
went home trough flooding road
wet season allready have a gudangguram for me



spelt that wrong sorry
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:36 am quote
grass clippings
rode home from work .. after first corner i noticed the front indicators wernt working n the back uns stayed on ...... had a fiddle with em ... nothing changed so thought fuck it ill sort em when i get home .... last corner they started to work again .... bloody scooters dont ya just hate em
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:31 pm quote
...learned there are people spending a lot of good riding time changing cables.
Member
Vespa PK 50FL2-93, PK 125XL2-95, ET4 125-97
Joined: 21 Nov 2011
Posts: 27
Location: Greece
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:49 pm quote
today I took rubber floor mats off my PK, sprayed them with Silicon, I cleaned the surface above and managed to reattach the right mat only! I couldn't fit the left one...
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10098
Location: This is't my locker!
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:14 pm quote
put new fuel tap in (no more drip), put extension nut on rear shock (dropped top nut into frame (must have gone all the way to the front or just disappeared... doh!) and put a new center stand on (f'in spring was a stong bitch) 3 down about a dozen to go... just in time for winter... get it done now, ride in spring.
Molto Verboso
1974 Vespa Sprint Veloce, 1963 VBB 180 Custom
Joined: 10 Oct 2009
Posts: 1380
Location: Dallas, TX
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:08 pm quote
color sanded a few small areas on the orange project (see above) and prepped it for the final color coats tomorrow.
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 3410
Location: Denver CO
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:23 pm quote
adastra wrote:
...woke up cold in Stockholm and realized that by the time I get home it will be too cold to ride in Kansas. Sigh.... At least I can start the next project...

Speaking of... if anybody is near Kansas hurting for a project bike, I have more than I can handle in the next decade...
Today I wondered what projects adastra had.....and what part of Kansas we're talking about.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:56 pm quote
joshzingzing wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
went home trough flooding road
wet season allready have a gudangguram for me



spelt that wrong sorry
u mean gudang garam right, its a nice cigarate mate but u should try djisamsoe 234 its very suite in a wet and cold day and the smoke are similar with our 2 stroke

ps: if u really like gudang garam i can send it to you, i think sending cigarete isnt illegal right
Molto Verboso
1974 Vespa Sprint Veloce, 1963 VBB 180 Custom
Joined: 10 Oct 2009
Posts: 1380
Location: Dallas, TX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:04 pm quote
two more coats of paint on the project bike....

Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 5109
Location: west aus
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:36 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
joshzingzing wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
went home trough flooding road
wet season allready have a gudangguram for me



spelt that wrong sorry
u mean gudang garam right, its a nice cigarate mate but u should try djisamsoe 234 its very suite in a wet and cold day and the smoke are similar with our 2 stroke

ps: if u really like gudang garam i can send it to you, i think sending cigarete isnt illegal right
that reminds me,,, as i clean pubs i often find random money,,, ive been saving the rupiah coins to send you,,, but so far ive only found 1200 rupiah


The Duck
1967 Sears 125.....Primavera
Joined: 17 Sep 2011
Posts: 443
Location: Elk Park N.C.
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:17 pm quote
Today I....
Today I....Rode my Sears/Vespa to work, I was chased by two dogs (no leash laws in our rural County), parked my scoot in a Christmas Tree field, where I was counting trees into trailers for shipping, and had her admired and fondled by about 50 Mexican migrant workers.
On the way home I managed to slip in behind a Semi-truck to try to use him as an umbrella, (I have no windshield) and found myself speeding along at 55mph on less than full throttle. My first ever foray into slipstreaming, or draughting as the NASCAR fans say.

All the best,
Sir Paul.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:16 pm quote
joshzingzing wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
joshzingzing wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
went home trough flooding road
wet season allready have a gudangguram for me



spelt that wrong sorry
u mean gudang garam right, its a nice cigarate mate but u should try djisamsoe 234 its very suite in a wet and cold day and the smoke are similar with our 2 stroke

ps: if u really like gudang garam i can send it to you, i think sending cigarete isnt illegal right
that reminds me,,, as i clean pubs i often find random money,,, ive been saving the rupiah coins to send you,,, but so far ive only found 1200 rupiah


that should do just find mate, u can bought 2 gudang garam cigarete with that amount.. i didnt told before but that cigarete were sold pieces here so dont need to buy a whole pack as u can just bough 1 or two that will do just fine to help u smoke for 30 minutes especially after a dinner
Addicted
'74 Rally, '66 SS180, '64 GSmk2, & a mess of smallies.
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 729
Location: lawrence, ks
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:54 am quote
nigelthefish wrote:
adastra wrote:
...woke up cold in Stockholm and realized that by the time I get home it will be too cold to ride in Kansas. Sigh.... At least I can start the next project...

Speaking of... if anybody is near Kansas hurting for a project bike, I have more than I can handle in the next decade...
Today I wondered what projects adastra had.....and what part of Kansas we're talking about.
About 500 miles east!
What kinds? Gotta GS, an SS, a bluebadge smallie and an Li125 series 2. Something's gotta give...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:00 am quote
eye drops
fitted an indicator buzzer ...... now i shouldnt ride off with them flashing ...... might soon find out why people pull em off


ohh n held me new rack inplace .... looks sweet .... will be fitting it on saturday hopefully..... so youll have to wait for piccys
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 10098
Location: This is't my locker!
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:20 pm quote
waisted time at empty office checking out portable dyno's... 1st I haven't won the lottery, 2nd I have nowhere to put it.. Nice to dream... some cool ones.
Banned
63' VBB 177, 62' Lambretta LI 185
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Posts: 962
Location: San Francisco
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:36 pm quote
Hooked
04 Genuine Stella, 03 Vespa ET, 79 P125X and a 71 Rally 180
Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 425
Location: Lehi, UT
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:19 pm quote
Actually rode, for the first time in about a month.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4748
Location: Indo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:57 pm quote
lowering back my not so normal smallie as last nite i almost take off like a airplane due to the heavly wind and rain

test ride to office and it suite just fine except the bumpy bump due to lower front shock, wish i have a front smallie drum so i can use the smallie fork as this px one were too stiff
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 5109
Location: west aus
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:19 pm quote
put new leggy trim on the px200- found soaking it in hot water made it allot easier

and fixed the record player
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 15916
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:35 am quote
more tommorrow
pulled off simonini and washed it .... need to wash it again then vht it ready for winter .....

washed scoot then fitted rack .... need to find out where stand spring fits to the frame as i popped it off without thinking

rack.jpg
jealous? :)

Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:27 pm quote
today I saw a guying filming me on his smart phone. he was grinning and giving me a thumbs up cos I was on the motorway with the throttle open and the needle on the speedo pointing back at me.
Molto Verboso
borrowed time
Joined: 17 Oct 2010
Posts: 1127
Location: inland empire
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:43 pm quote
Is my birthday at a young 38, and am missing the classic not plastic rally cuz my head is stripped and can't seat the plug correctly..........blows!
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