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Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:38 am quote
I don't know shit about Lambrettas, but that's a sharp bike!

Crap, I din't want to start a new page w/o the pic of your Lambretta... put it up one more time (quoting didn't keep the pic, I tried)...
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 3410
Location: Denver CO
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:37 pm quote
Let me fix that...



Man, that's a sweet bike. Next time someone posts a bodge I'm going to post that up as a little eye bleach
Banned
63' VBB 177, 62' Lambretta LI 185
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
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Location: San Francisco
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:07 pm quote
That is a CA bike that a friend and I rebuilt from the ground up. Crazy ported stage 6 reed Mugello, JL exhaust, 30mm carb, bgm electrics. It's built to be fast and reliable. It sat in a hipsters alley unridden for years. It was yellow before I painted, and yellow it stayed. Next up... Stripes.

So yeah, it's not stock. Thanks to Jet200. Well except to the US DOT tail light and plate holder.
Mr. Clean
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:24 pm quote
That looks so nice... the seat, the Strap on the seat... all of it... seriously makes me want to dabble on the dark side of Lambrettadom.
It's great.
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63' VBB 177, 62' Lambretta LI 185
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:21 pm quote
Thanks man. I put a lot of blood (literally), sweat and tears into that bike. I was pretty happy with the way the seat turned out. The seat is an original Naomi Rossa seat from the 60's I got from a fellow LCUSA member. I had it powder coated gunmetal grey, then took it to a local crazy Russian upholsterer here in SF. I picked out some nice pebbled scratch resistant leather at a local shop and a tad bit of crock hide for the strap + gave him an original cover to follow pattern from as a pattern. He does fucking amazing work - unparalleled. Better than Pirate and they know their business. Anyone interested can PM me.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:47 am quote
Fitted my new fuel tap

Now I need petrol
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:54 am quote
shedding light
is that one of them aftermarket push handles behind the seat on the lammy .... the pix a little dark
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63' VBB 177, 62' Lambretta LI 185
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:03 am quote
It is a Madrid rack that comes with an incidental "ohhh shit" handle for the passenger.
Mr. Clean
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:10 am quote
carmonaville wrote:
It is a Madrid rack that comes with an incidental "ohhh shit" handle for the passenger.
I love that rack.. they make a similar Madrid rack for a sprint @ All Styles, but it's been off the site for a while...

Again.. Nice.
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63' VBB 177, 62' Lambretta LI 185
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:18 am quote
Vader19 wrote:
carmonaville wrote:
It is a Madrid rack that comes with an incidental "ohhh shit" handle for the passenger.
I love that rack.. they make a similar Madrid rack for a sprint @ All Styles, but it's been off the site for a while...

Again.. Nice.
Try Scooter Center Koln in Germany. I also got a nifty inline spare tire holder that is not installed yet. Nice as hell...

Here is a better shot of the rack.

lammy.jpg

Mr. Clean
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:26 am quote
That is the feces!
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
Joined: 15 Jun 2007
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Location: Denver CO
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:58 pm quote
....believed the weather report and didn't wear a jacket and left the rain gear at home. I'm going to get soaked
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:37 am quote
I am currently negotiating a price on getting my GT completely sandblasted, dents banged out, bodywork sorted and repainted & lacquered.

Wish me luck!
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:36 am quote
Negotiations failed, wanted to charge me a stupid amount of money!
Hooked
cosa, rally, T5, italjet F125, Lambretta, plus junk
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:48 am quote
how much?

and a mate of mine had a Rally sprayed at " roadrash paintwork" or customs
at Leighton Buzzard...think they charge about 600 all in..
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:36 am quote
gnasher wrote:
how much?

and a mate of mine had a Rally sprayed at " roadrash paintwork" or customs
at Leighton Buzzard...think they charge about 600 all in..
I was quoted 500, to me that just seems like far too much.

I had a guy local to Swindon (I'm down here a lot) and he used to do all my spraying, did a few cars for me and loads of bodywork but unfortunately he's no longer around.

A year or two ago I had half a Peugeot 106 sprayed along with some bodywork for 250, I wish he was still about as he'd do this for no more than 200 odd!

I'd pay a max of about 300 I think.


PS: Yea, I guess im just a cheap bastard!
Mr. Clean
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:42 am quote
[quote="AKP" Yea, I guess im just a cheap bastard![/quote]

Don't do it man... that's too nice a specimen to do hoopty.
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:48 am quote
Vader19 wrote:
[quote="AKP" Yea, I guess im just a cheap bastard!
Don't do it man... that's too nice a specimen to do hoopty.[/quote]

Yea for sure, but I think I can get a better deal.

Btw I pick up a PX engine this weekend, hopefully should be able to take it out for its first drive in a few weeks.
Ossessionato
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:11 am quote
run it as it is mate. shiny scoot are ten a penny. that shits got character
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:30 am quote
still here just
nearly got wiped out on me way to work .... a truck turned into a side street and a car shot straight across the duel carriage way from behind it .... i could see the drivers eyes in the car .....
the thing is he came out a one way street the wrong way ..... if hed have panicked n slammed on id have been air born .

had to pull over to calm down ..... if id have still smoked id have killed a couple
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:51 am quote
jackson85 wrote:
run it as it is mate. shiny scoot are ten a penny. that shits got character
Yep, after an afternoon of thinking I'm sticking to the original plan.

Pick up the PX engine this Saturday, I'll spend a week rebuilding that and then hope for some good weather and get it fitted.

Let the good times roll!
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:10 am quote
bovine
had a prange 177 in that colour
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, pts100 '82 and a racer px150 '94
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:28 pm quote
Re: still here just
T5bitsa69 wrote:
nearly got wiped out on me wjavascript:emoticon('')ay to work .... a truck turned into a side street and a car shot straight across the duel carriage way from behind it .... i could see the drivers eyes in the car .....
the thing is he came out a one way street the wrong way ..... if hed have panicked n slammed on id have been air born .

had to pull over to calm down ..... if id have still smoked id have killed a couple
glad to hear u made it without a scratch mate, its a wild world there in the street especially in ur place, dont wanna see another T5 get RIP

today i'm ridin miss sunshine to office and suddenly the engine stop running, gotta pull over, remove my side cowl and i open my spark plug.. it brown but some black dot appear in one side, clean the spark plug and the engine start again (weird ) arrive in office 20 minutes ago with my cloth wet all over cause sweating and till now i am still sweating (grr i hate hot day )

ride safe and cheer mate
Ossessionato
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:38 pm quote
ill trade ya a rainy day for a hot one ebeth. cold and rainy here.
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, pts100 '82 and a racer px150 '94
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:45 am quote
jackson85 wrote:
ill trade ya a rainy day for a hot one ebeth. cold and rainy here.
how lucky u are mate

have a nice rainny day in Dublin mate

ps: come here anytime u want mate, i guarantee you that will be many sun bath available for you (which i hate )
Turnkey 79
2 helmets, 2 jackets, 4 spark plugs, 2 rear bulbs, some bolts, a spring, an ET rear rack, clear indicators and half a can of unleaded, but no bike!
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:04 am quote
just spent 2 days fighting training!

Involves dressing up in red padding and then battering each other with truncheaons and baseball bats
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:15 am quote
Just took delivery of my PX engine that I'm sticking in the GT160 for a few months.

Needs: A few misc bolts here and there, Stator & Flywheel, CDI & Regulator.

Engine cost 120, parts will cost circa 100. Not bad all in all

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Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:40 pm quote
intermission
yesterday i ..... got home from work n the sun was out so pulled front hub off the bastard as it was leaking rusty water n thought the pads where fucked
... turned out water had got in there so brake cleaner n a copper wire brush cleaned it up .....
that spring between the pads is a bugger to play with..... re greased n sorted speedo cable too n found out the rubber doughnut was missing too .......
then stripped the rear wheel n turned tyre round as just noticed last owner put it on backwards ..................... then rain poured down
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T5s
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:22 am quote
slowly catchy monkey
took it outside while sun was out ........ wet sanded it then rain started so mocked it up .... gettin well pissed off with the weather

2012-04-28 10.54.40.jpg

Molto Verboso
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:31 am quote
Looking good bitsa !
TEAM #68
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:41 am quote
Today I bought...

12v Horn, 12v Switches, Wiring Loom, PX Stator & Flywheel, PX Kickstart, Suzuki LT Oil Tank, Spark Plug Cap & Lead, Black Stand & Feet, Woodruff Key set, Ducati CDI, 12v Regulator, Various different switches including brake switch, Flywheel Puller tool, Flywheel holder tool and a new rear light/lens for my GT160.

Damn.
Mr. Clean
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:20 am quote
AKP wrote:
Today I bought...

12v Horn, 12v Switches, Wiring Loom, PX Stator & Flywheel, PX Kickstart, Suzuki LT Oil Tank, Spark Plug Cap & Lead, Black Stand & Feet, Woodruff Key set, Ducati CDI, 12v Regulator, Various different switches including brake switch, Flywheel Puller tool, Flywheel holder tool and a new rear light/lens for my GT160.

Damn.
I know it can hurt... but it's in the interest of a cooler (I didn't say less polluted) planet, as well as your personal delectation... so sleep well knowing that simply by purchasing said items, You...YOU AKP... are creating jobs, keeping food on someone's table, putting Transformers in the Christmas stocking of someone's little bundle of joy, and that the world is a better place now that your wallet is a bit lighter.
Sweet beans Aaron
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:23 am quote
is that Robin Williams on your cowl?
TEAM #68
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:34 am quote
Vader19 wrote:
AKP wrote:
Today I bought...

12v Horn, 12v Switches, Wiring Loom, PX Stator & Flywheel, PX Kickstart, Suzuki LT Oil Tank, Spark Plug Cap & Lead, Black Stand & Feet, Woodruff Key set, Ducati CDI, 12v Regulator, Various different switches including brake switch, Flywheel Puller tool, Flywheel holder tool and a new rear light/lens for my GT160.

Damn.
I know it can hurt... but it's in the interest of a cooler (I didn't say less polluted) planet, as well as your personal delectation... so sleep well knowing that simply by purchasing said items, You...YOU AKP... are creating jobs, keeping food on someone's table, putting Transformers in the Christmas stocking of someone's little bundle of joy, and that the world is a better place now that your wallet is a bit lighter.
Sweet beans Aaron
Hahahaha brilliant. You're a great wordsmith Vader.
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:50 am quote
got a buyer for my px. here we go t5
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T5s
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:37 pm quote
go go gone
good luck ............... soon the fun will begin ............. its kitted?? if not id kit it ... i find my standard a letdown after the polini
Hooked
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:08 pm quote
Today I went to Astley Park in Chorley with me son and hier to see an art exhibition with a northern soul/mod theme. The artist lived in Parbold, the village where I grew up.
We ignored the signs and rode the scoot right into the courtyard.

Upstair in the exhibition a friend has been showing her Lambretta, which she's modded especially for the event.
Ossessionato
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:17 pm quote
Re: go go gone
T5bitsa69 wrote:
good luck ............... soon the fun will begin ............. its kitted?? if not id kit it ... i find my standard a letdown after the polini
yeah its got a malossi on it. original mk1 red. digital speedo. few scrapes and dents but its the same age as me and iv plenty of scrapes and dents. whoop
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:23 pm quote
hmmf
jealous
Ossessionato
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:54 pm quote
probably be a couple weeks before I get it. clutch needs sorting and that was part of the deal. plus im working next week and going to the football next weekend. so its all go. need to get a log book for my px too. ill stick up a few pictures when I get it though
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