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TEAM #68
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Wed May 02, 2012 4:34 am quote
Piaggio Arancio 907 Paint arrived! Only managed to find one company in the UK who'll produce it for me.

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Wed May 02, 2012 5:17 am quote
AKP wrote:
Piaggio Arancio 907 Paint arrived! Only managed to find one company in the UK who'll produce it for me.

So... Is it yellow? Or orange?
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed May 02, 2012 5:23 am quote
Green Tree Scooters wrote:
AKP wrote:
Piaggio Arancio 907 Paint arrived! Only managed to find one company in the UK who'll produce it for me.

So... Is it yellow? Or orange?
Haven't test sprayed it yet, I'm at work.

There is a spec of paint on the bottom of one of the cans (I had some custom aerosols made up) and it looks to be the yellow'ish colour.

I will do a test spray tonight and post the results.

I'm hoping the 907 is the yellow colour because I've just bought a few cans of it and it's pricey!

Molto Verboso
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Wed May 02, 2012 5:32 am quote
Today I resprayed my fuel tank in a neat silver
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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Wed May 02, 2012 5:36 am quote
There seems to be a fair bit of spraying going on, anyone with pictures?
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 02, 2012 5:39 am quote
I havent got any pics, but at the weekend I will be putting a clear coat on my wheels.

More spraying !
Mr. Clean
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Wed May 02, 2012 5:50 am quote
AKP wrote:
There is a spec of paint on the bottom of one of the cans (I had some custom aerosols made up) and it looks to be the yellow'ish colour.

I will do a test spray tonight and post the results.

I'm hoping the 907 is the yellow colour because I've just bought a few cans of it and it's pricey!
I hope you got a nice match... post the pics when you can... really want to see it. r u going to test it somewhere hidden?, and r u planing on spraying the whole bike w/ the cans?
TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Wed May 02, 2012 6:07 am quote
Vader19 wrote:
AKP wrote:
There is a spec of paint on the bottom of one of the cans (I had some custom aerosols made up) and it looks to be the yellow'ish colour.

I will do a test spray tonight and post the results.

I'm hoping the 907 is the yellow colour because I've just bought a few cans of it and it's pricey!
I hope you got a nice match... post the pics when you can... really want to see it. r u going to test it somewhere hidden?, and r u planing on spraying the whole bike w/ the cans?
For the moment, i was just going to spray the headset as it's currently orange (from same model, but different bike, swapped at some point in it's life).

I'll test spray on a panel inside the bike somewhere.

I might do the whole bike at some point, or might get a shop to do it. I have some very good suppliers that can do 2K primer and 2K lacquer in a can, it's amazing stuff. Take a look at the link below.

I used it for this project: My ET4 Project. and had great results, it's a proper shop finish.

They have made it to the same spec as the original paint, so I'm reasonably confident it'll be a nice match but we shall see later.

Mr. Clean
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Wed May 02, 2012 6:35 am quote
That's great man... your et4 turned out nice...
Can't wait for this one...
Mr. Clean
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Thu May 03, 2012 3:55 pm quote
did some dremel and took a quicky on my "break"
I finished milling the reedblock to fit and take the reed cage... looks food so far
Then I took a quick scoot up the block. Jetting's not perfect, but it's got potential... Damn inner city streets.. f'in bumpy and too short... can't get on the pipe in 4 need space... a T5 4th's gonna help.
gotta cut that time in half and I think the limit is probably 25 on the block. Aarrggh




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I have a few scooters....
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Thu May 03, 2012 4:02 pm quote
That engine is a thing of beauty.
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
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Thu May 03, 2012 4:12 pm quote
2 things Vader:

1. That motor is lookng awesome.

2. The phone taped to the glocve box for the GPS speed is totally ghetto and somewhat awesome. Next time some one posts a thread asking for a GPS mount suggestion I'm posting your video.
Mr. Clean
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Thu May 03, 2012 4:33 pm quote
nigelthefish wrote:
2. The phone taped to the glocve box for the GPS speed is totally ghetto and somewhat awesome. Next time some one posts a thread asking for a GPS mount suggestion I'm posting your video.
Thanks brothers..... that motor will go in the super, and you like my tape... nice right I was gonna use black, bit it's gorilla tape and I feared the "Super Sticky"
At least I had a real gopro chest harness instead on my earlier posted gheeeettto tupperware set up... I thing at a time... someone over in "projects" I think had a nice iphone mount... One thing at a time, and ghetto? hey if the shoe fits You should have seen my 1st piece of video.. the phone app was on Heads Up mode, and it was all backwards...
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Thu May 03, 2012 4:47 pm quote
Vader19 wrote:
nigelthefish wrote:
2. The phone taped to the glocve box for the GPS speed is totally ghetto and somewhat awesome. Next time some one posts a thread asking for a GPS mount suggestion I'm posting your video.
Thanks brothers..... that motor will go in the super, and you like my tape... nice right I was gonna use black, bit it's gorilla tape and I feared the "Super Sticky"
At least I had a real gopro chest harness instead on my earlier posted gheeeettto tupperware set up... I thing at a time... someone over in "projects" I think had a nice iphone mount... One thing at a time, and ghetto? hey if the shoe fits You should have seen my 1st piece of video.. the phone app was on Heads Up mode, and it was all backwards...
Hey use what ever camera mount you want as long as I'm not looking at you're crotch its all good.

I really think that the diffeerence between a shifty side and the modern side of this forum is well summed up in your video. There have go to be a dozen or more GPS/phone mounting threads on the modern section. On this side we just duct tape shit and it works just fine.
Mr. Clean
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Thu May 03, 2012 5:04 pm quote
You're right... I think I'll stay true to myself and rock the tape... just until I lose a phone while hauling ass, and it get's squishes by the a-hole riding said ass
Molto Verboso
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Thu May 03, 2012 5:45 pm quote
Cool ss90
Saw this today.



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a not so normal vbb2 '64
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Thu May 03, 2012 9:59 pm quote
JJC wrote:
Wow, Ebeth, that sounds like a whole bunch of crazy! I'm glad to hear that you never got hurt too badly!

Hope the carb adjustments go well. Bikin lebih ngirit, ya?

Cheers!
until now i only crash 3 times from a vespa but did it while i am riding only once on a downhill in the morning (the front brake shoes somehow lock due to cold weather and a tight cable ) the other two happen when i am being a hopeless passanger

the carb adjust work, now the not so normal smallie run faster (walau kencang tapi masih bisa 1 liter untuk 50kilo) but the dexcel is damage so the fuel keep leaking out, try to fix in the morning but fail to do so and end up destroying the gasket.. thinking to buy a gasket but forget to bring extra money this morning

have a nice day and cheer Jesse
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Thu May 03, 2012 10:06 pm quote
Vader19 wrote:
nigelthefish wrote:
2. The phone taped to the glocve box for the GPS speed is totally ghetto and somewhat awesome. Next time some one posts a thread asking for a GPS mount suggestion I'm posting your video.
Thanks brothers..... that motor will go in the super, and you like my tape... nice right I was gonna use black, bit it's gorilla tape and I feared the "Super Sticky"
At least I had a real gopro chest harness instead on my earlier posted gheeeettto tupperware set up... I thing at a time... someone over in "projects" I think had a nice iphone mount... One thing at a time, and ghetto? hey if the shoe fits You should have seen my 1st piece of video.. the phone app was on Heads Up mode, and it was all backwards...
wow nice vid mate and that engine is something but i gotta it seem ur hotwing isnt that loud mate

ps: open my fb page i shot a vid there between the wind and the pipe u'll hear it and its a stock pipe

have a nice day and cheer mate
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Fri May 04, 2012 1:11 am quote
mighty looking lump vader. I love the look of a vespa engine without the cooling shroud.
TEAM #68
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Fri May 04, 2012 2:59 am quote
Nice Vader!

My flywheel and stator arrived today, along with a new rear lens, kickstart, woodruff keys, stand and a few other bits.

This weekend i'll be rebuilding the engine.
Mr. Clean
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Fri May 04, 2012 3:27 am quote
koenig blues wrote:
wow nice vid mate and that engine is something but i gotta it seem ur hotwing isnt that loud mate D
Thanks Ebeth... but thats's not the Hotwing... it's an SS pipe on the P (it's supposed to be 9db quiter than a sito+) not sure I believe it, but I really don't care... but there you go KB i'll do a video w/ the hotwing and we can compare.
Cheers brother.
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Fri May 04, 2012 6:23 am quote
Nice one Vader !

Love that scoot
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Fri May 04, 2012 10:20 am quote
noid
rode home from work after working away 3days n bloody back brake pedal has stiffened up yet again ..... best free it up tomorrow
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Fri May 04, 2012 12:14 pm quote
Real men don't need brakes...
Turnkey 79
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Fri May 04, 2012 1:43 pm quote
how the hell do I access the brake fluid???
Mr. Clean
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Fri May 04, 2012 5:14 pm quote
Plate Pullers
I recieved 2 of the Plate Pullers advertised up top in the banner ads.
Very cool... I needed two so I can push my luck a little more and use the one plate I have with current tags on two bikes (I'm gonna go do it... just haven't felt inspired to go downtown and deal w/ the SOS here, but soon...). Anyway, if anyone wants my take pm me... I will tell you, I'm gonna rock 'em... they look great and the guy making 'em is a Top Dude... Very Cool, honest, helpful etc... Top man...
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Sat May 05, 2012 12:19 am quote
helper
markysparx wrote:
how the hell do I access the brake fluid???
ya buy a px125 disc n then ya wont ask daft questions
Mr. Clean
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Sat May 05, 2012 8:45 am quote
tools help
I ran my clutch cover up to a machine shop and had them use a lathe to open up space to fit my basket... you can see where I spent a couple hours with the dremel (to ugly effect) my hand/eye is apparently not suited for detailed milling work (the reason I didn't become a neurosurgeon... many brain-op patients are alive and happy today)
took the guy about 5 minutes... done! A friend said it looked like I was trying to tame a bronco unsuccessfully... aaaahhhh Correct sir!...
After admiring the tools they have I decided to have him make me an axle (not finished yet) for a custom bike I'm doing... It's have 20/5 front tire.. (that's in feet)





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Sat May 05, 2012 9:20 am quote
good stuff vader. some times you just gotta give work to the man with the necessary skills and the right tools
Primasarah
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Sat May 05, 2012 9:59 am quote
big ups to local machine shops. i went to my local machine shop to get my cylinder milled down and they did it on the cheap with great results.
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Sat May 05, 2012 10:01 am quote
fuck yeah Travis support your local shops
Primasarah
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Sat May 05, 2012 10:02 am quote
They're good guys, I bring em all my stuff to be glass blasted and my bearings to be pressed.
Mr. Clean
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Sat May 05, 2012 10:09 am quote
jackson85 wrote:
good stuff vader. some times you just gotta give work to the man with the necessary skills and the right tools
True that Jackson... I'd done a great job on the reed block I thought I was on a roll, but the round-ness, and then a little helping "willy-nilly" got the better of me... But now I know the guy and he did it for me "on the arm" wouldn't take anything from me... Very cool cat.

Funny side note... This guy is a young kid who will inherit this killer shopand his Father was there (old Polish man) and I asked the thickness of the material at the bottom (or top) over the coved... he literally grabbed it between his thumb and forefinger and said 3 16, and sure as shit it was... His son was amazed but knew his Father's skills... the Dad said to the son.."you just have to use the computer" and tapped on his head... it was quite cool... Experience!!!
Primasarah
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Sat May 05, 2012 10:53 am quote
Brilliant! The machine shop I use is a family business too. The dad and son work in the shop, the mom does the paperwork.

They specialize in car and truck crankshafts. Some really cool shit.
Molto Verboso
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Sat May 05, 2012 11:46 am quote
Ordered a new float needle
Mr. Clean
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Sat May 05, 2012 12:00 pm quote
a better run
I found a longer stretch of semi-open road, and took a run... my GPS maxed
it at 73.9... into a wind.
I'm gonna go tomorrow early, so there'll be no cars and hopefully less or
no wind. 6 more and I'll crack the 80 mark I'm looking for. (and then
onward)
I'm still gonna put a t54th in because I've got stock P gears in now, and I really don't think I'm mearly maxing out the pipes potential w/ revs... but it was fun. I did pass a cop going the
other way... D'oh!

Hey Nigel (Mr. Fish)... I split the ghetto difference and found an old
iphone cover that had a little flip out part to stand it on a table, so I
taped velcro to one side and velcro on the GB, and it works... still
keeping some trash-roots as I didn't pop for the fancy chit.... I'm looking
for a thumbs up or down so I can decide whether or not to continue using it
for real... what you think?
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Sat May 05, 2012 12:33 pm quote
slowly slowly fell asleep
had another play with me rebuild after sorting the brake pedal on me bastard .. n tightened the front brake
Hooked
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Sat May 05, 2012 1:24 pm quote
Today.... I passed my motorcycle test! Finally! Now I will be able to ride and enjoy my 1961 VBB1!
Mr. Clean
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Sat May 05, 2012 1:40 pm quote
Congratulations...
Happy Scooting!
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Sat May 05, 2012 1:44 pm quote
....bought a new helmet and changed my case oil.
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