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Ossessionato
a lambretta or two
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Location: San Francisco
Thu May 08, 2014 10:38 pm quote
Sara Alexandra wrote:
SFvsr wrote:
Nice Nammer VBB
Sorry, not a Nammer, owner with "different" taste.
Yeah. I dig that Nammer rear brake pedal. Reach for the stars!
Molto Verboso
Broken Dreams
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Posts: 1368
Location: Camas WA Sucks
Thu May 08, 2014 11:12 pm quote
Heinous... who would DO that??

Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
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Posts: 5109
Location: west aus
Thu May 08, 2014 11:17 pm quote
nearly winter here so that means it's cool enough to wear the boot of the ugg. the bogan the hippy or the kiwi. lashed out on a pair of oz made merino ones
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu May 08, 2014 11:19 pm quote
oh yeh

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 5510
Location: Victoria, Australia
Fri May 09, 2014 4:20 am quote
Almost time to break out the Boots Of Gum Josh!
Mr. Clean
P,SUPER,V90, 50 Special
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Fri May 09, 2014 5:26 pm quote
Swapped out a warped FA Italia rim for a new Piaggio rim.. and the wobble is all gone.. I won't buy anything other than Piaggio for split rims from now on..

Also, replaced the rear tire w/ a new one... front tire has all kinds of plenty of tread left on it.

Bike is faster now.. I swear. I should have ordered brake pads.. now I have to do it all again when I do.

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The plane represents air pollution and Juan Trippe

Mr. Clean
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Sat May 10, 2014 3:32 pm quote
Went to Sears and got some tools! I went for a Bench Grinder, but they didn't have the one I wanted in stock so I got some other stuff I wanted.. ratcheting open ended wrenches for one, and one of those "automatic" wire stripping pliers.. Genius.. perfect every time.. another "why didn't I get that a long time ago" item.. I know I know, stripping wires isn't all that challenging but for 20-something bucks and how well it works I think it was worth it..

Had a couple visitors pop by.. Jimbob and Mr.Moi.. running in a spare top end before he embarks on the cannonball... I really liked the Bajaj 4-stroke fork he's using.... the built in anti-dive is pretty cool and it uses what looks like a rear shock.. interesting and the anti-dive works well.. (good luck Phil! )

Off to see A Perfect Circle.. kind of a work thing, taking clients.. but Maynard is always good... and given the fact the guitar player was the guitar tech from Tool, they sound awfully Tool-esque... in a good way.

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Mr. Moi Cannonball Rally.. Bajaj fork with Anti-dive setup

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Mr. Moi, Jimmy and Owen

Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Sat May 10, 2014 4:26 pm quote
Maynard always delivers
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T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun May 11, 2014 5:52 am quote
one and only
a t5 without indicators or spare wheel holder .......

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Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Sun May 11, 2014 5:58 am quote
You gonna stick the spare on the leggy?
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T5s
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Posts: 16192
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun May 11, 2014 6:05 am quote
1/1
ohhhh yeees .... killing rust next week if its not raining
Mr. Clean
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Sun May 11, 2014 9:09 am quote
Looks good B...
Ossessionato
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Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sun May 11, 2014 11:09 am quote
Nice clean look Bitza.....
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T5s
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Posts: 16192
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sun May 11, 2014 12:05 pm quote
trick
is rally panel toolbox rubber the same as engine side rubber n whats it called as i cant find any
Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 347
Location: Toronto
Sun May 11, 2014 2:41 pm quote
I broke down twice!!!!

Was having what I thought was a beautifull ride. Suddenly the Vespa got very boggy. I pulled over and smelled gas. Shut off engine and could see gas pouring out of the scoot! Opened carb box and could see fuel line came loose and would not stay on. So I used hose clamp on oil line to make sure gas line would stay on. After ten minutes I was back on the road.

Five minutes later clutch cable snapped!!!! I think I'm being hunted by gremlins.
Molto Verboso
Broken Dreams
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 1368
Location: Camas WA Sucks
Mon May 12, 2014 12:08 am quote
rented a 20' uhaul to go pick up my Rally 200 from storage. Or the frame and motor parts i should say

Either way, it's nice seein 2 scoots in the garage again
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, pts100 '82 and a racer px150 '94
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4927
Location: Indo
Mon May 12, 2014 1:33 am quote
notice that my rear shock is kinna weak



luckly i wasnt using the sprint last weekend or i might damage Scott Pipe



have a nice day to you all and cheer

ps: thanks for the great wishes as well, love you guys
Mr. Clean
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Mon May 12, 2014 4:32 pm quote
... wrote a letter to Scooter Center asking what we can do about my BGM tap with reserve light.. the float doesn't float!

My tank is FULL and the light just keeps coming on intermittently, so I started with wiring.. I checked all the contacts, power and ground and everything is good.. it's brand new since I just built the bike..

Same problem.. So, being that it's a very simple 2 wire setup, I ran new wires.. covered all the connections to prevent any bad grounds or anything else..

Light still popping on and off.. high revs, idle.. just very randomly..

So I open the tank while the bike is running, shine a blinding light inside and I can see the float isn't really floating up at the top...

So I take a pick and push it down to where it makes contact and the light comes on.. as it should.. then I pull the float up with the pick and the light goes off.. as it should..

As soon as I'm not manually controlling the float though, it starts ON/OFF/ON/OFF as the float just bobs around near the bottom of the little post it rides on..

This isn now good and is extremely annoying with the light coming on and going off intermittently as I ride..

I wish I had some spare Nitorphyl lying around, I'd make my own float or wrap the existing one in a little piece.. see if I could get it to actually float better..

Only wasted about 2 hours chasing phantom electrical issues... but at least my wiring is brand new.. AGAIN..

I'm standing by... awaiting a response from Scooter Center.
Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
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Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Mon May 12, 2014 7:09 pm quote
Car fuel tank signals have so e form of resistor inline so th gauge stays th same over bumps and up hills, I guess this does not,
Try electronics from a LML tank.
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PX 200 e 1998
Joined: 11 Sep 2012
Posts: 42
Location: Israel
Mon May 12, 2014 10:25 pm quote
Pictures from last Vespa meeting in Ramat Hasharon - Israel

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Member
PX 200 e 1998
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Location: Israel
Mon May 12, 2014 10:26 pm quote
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Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 3108
Location: Millbin, Ostrayleea, mate
Mon May 12, 2014 11:34 pm quote
If tach, I'm heading to Tel Aviv in September , so let me know if you are stuck for parts etc
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!
Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 3646
Location: The British Countryside
Tue May 13, 2014 7:54 am quote
Been away for a week What have I missed team?
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, pts100 '82 and a racer px150 '94
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4927
Location: Indo
Tue May 13, 2014 11:04 pm quote
hehehe...
today i just finished building a new not so normal engine this engine will never gonna be able to mount on a vespa frame









hopely i will be able to find a lammy frame for the engine till then have a nice day to you all and cheer
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 16192
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Wed May 14, 2014 1:17 am quote
jelly
I like where that is going ..... cut the arse outta a vespa n squeeze it in ..... shame I cant send you the bitza frame its got the tank n panels just needs the arse cutting off
Ossessionato
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, pts100 '82 and a racer px150 '94
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 4927
Location: Indo
Wed May 14, 2014 5:58 am quote
if u were my neighbour i cannot imagine how wild we can be on a vespa project together

have a nice day in yorkshire and cheer mate
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!
Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 3646
Location: The British Countryside
Wed May 14, 2014 7:27 am quote
I'd be next-door-but-one to get some tips!
Addicted
'78, '80 P125X, '80 100 Sport, '74 150 Super
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Location: Seattle
Wed May 14, 2014 7:46 am quote
Time-Sert
Last week I noticed oil building up on the exhaust clamp and eventually discovered a lose nut on a cylinder stud. Replaced stud and used some loctite blue with no luck, the case had been stripped.

After doing some research and talking to a buddy, I decided to give the Time-Sert kit a try. And I am glad I did. It was super easy to install- almost too easy - and worked like a charm. Better than stock.

If you ever need to retap for a cylinder stud, I highly recommend the Time-Sert (M7 1.0 with the 18mm length inserts.) The kit is not cheap but does come with a drill bit, counter bore, tap, and installation tool along with 4 inserts (10mm length, too short for cylinder studs, but the inserts themselves are only a couple bucks each.)

If anyone in the Seattle area has a need, I have the tools you can borrow, you'll just need to order the inserts.
Mr. Clean
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Wed May 14, 2014 5:29 pm quote
had a headache... it's hot as bhhaaaaaaalls....
.... here in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Wed May 14, 2014 8:13 pm quote
Its fucking hot in SF baby. WTF!
Mr. Clean
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Wed May 14, 2014 8:16 pm quote
Speed_Kills wrote:
Its fucking hot in SF baby. WTF!
I don't know... but shit down here is burning... it's pretty bad.
Molto Verboso
'74 Rally
Joined: 30 May 2013
Posts: 1133
Location: Melbourne, London, Durham NC
Wed May 14, 2014 9:36 pm quote
Today was a banner day. Picked my bike where Roberto was fixing some wiring issues but looks like I have an issue with my key switch. I guess as one I pulled that earth green wire the bike was perfect. Finally, after so much grimness not being able to ride, I got to take my bike out for a decent run. And it was brilliant. Driving very nicely. Happy days with some good weather here before I fly out on Sunday. So happy to have a bike On. The. Road.
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 14, 2014 9:55 pm quote
Same happened to me a while back. Wouldn't start. Thought my stator had shat itself again but I had good spark and good readings on the multimeter. Pulled the green wire and it started. Plugged it back in and it died. Pulled the ignition barrel out. It looked fine. Gave it a jiggle and put it back in and has been starting fine since. Vespa gremlins. Bloody beautiful weather here too. Winter stay away.
Molto Verboso
'74 Rally
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Posts: 1133
Location: Melbourne, London, Durham NC
Wed May 14, 2014 10:18 pm quote
It was a bugger. Like the cause of the issues I had a few months ago. I fixed the clutch side seal that had shat itself anyway, but frustrating that it would start, run and act like there was a fuel issue, keeping stalling and then starting when kicked over. Guess there is something loose in there. Will get it fixed, but right now I'm enjoying these few days of great weather first
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
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Location: west aus
Wed May 14, 2014 10:33 pm quote
yep. it's supposed to be raining here but I got sunburnt having lunch at the beach


paradise. even Hobart is warmer than Brisbane today
Molto Verboso
'74 Rally
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Location: Melbourne, London, Durham NC
Thu May 15, 2014 1:40 am quote
joshzingzing wrote:
yep. it's supposed to be raining here but I got sunburnt having lunch at the beach


paradise. even Hobart is warmer than Brisbane today
Are you holidaying with the rednecks up there?
Ossessionato
T5 Pole Position, T for thoroughbred
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Location: Dublin
Thu May 15, 2014 12:39 pm quote
Played wacky races with a dude on a Harley Ferguson sportster. Fucked my rear shock on a pothole that was more like a sinkhole. Had the bastard till I ran out of revs at 8500rpm.
Mr. Clean
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Thu May 15, 2014 12:41 pm quote
A for effort Jack!
... what happened to the shock? something break?
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:01 pm quote
Today I listed one of the Vespas
http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/mcy/4471617660.html

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Ossessionato
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:08 pm quote
Think the seal went in it. It's squishy as fuck. It is a bgm set to the second suggest setting as was previously like a rock.
Think I have a standard one and some taffy springs in the shed. That'll do for now
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