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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
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Location: Florence, OR
 
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Location: Florence, OR
I knew you'd find it. I'm just glad you didn't need to split the cases again

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76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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qascooter wrote:
I knew you'd find it. I'm just glad you didn't need to split the cases again
I'm still going to need to pull the cylinder to add that base gasket back, but if it's running well, that's a matter of deciding I need those last couple horses, which'll come in time.

What I really want to do is get the Smallie going, but that means clearing up my backlog of largeframe projects first. And money. Lots of money for what I'm planning...

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76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Location: Nashville
I think that I can now officially tick "fixing the GL" off the list.


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2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3133
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
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2007 Stella 225
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Posts: 3133
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
chandlerman wrote:
Digging in on electrical, I swapped the plug to start. No difference. I'm apparently out of spare new plugs, so I had to see which of the random used plugs I had would work. This was not all bad, because it caused me to throw out the various fouled plugs that I've never thrown away because I'm a hoarder.

With a Known Good plug, I finally got to timing. I had to re-mark the cases and flywheel, but once I did, I put the gun on it and...it was firing at TDC at 5,000 RPM's.

(That's one per degree of timing fail, btw)

So whoever had "timing set to TDC" in the betting pool can claim their prize.

Naturally, while I was adjusting the stator, the first rain in two weeks decided to roll in, so now I'm waiting out the thunderstorm to see if that's fixed it, but my gut is that it has.
You were so close to having a scooter that ran backwards only needed a few more degrees.

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Nashville
Christopher_55934 wrote:
You were so close to having a scooter that ran backwards only needed a few more degrees.
True, but I didn't wanna steal BN's schtick

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PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
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Molto Verboso
PX 200
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Posts: 1130

chandlerman wrote:
I think that I can now officially tick "fixing the GL" off the list.

So good…

2 down, 1 to go

Time it takes for parts to arrive for the smallie. You can start your saving plan now…

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Lucky
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I was thinking egig 170 for the Smallie, but the cylinders are sold out and the cranks are stupid-expensive, so I'm back to evaluating my options. I'm interested in the egig one-finger clutch, too.

But it's going to be a reed valve screamer, whatever I do. Maybe I'll splurge for a PipeDesign exhaust.

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chandlerman wrote:
I was thinking egig 170 for the Smallie, but the cylinders are sold out and the cranks are stupid-expensive, so I'm back to evaluating my options. I'm interested in the egig one-finger clutch, too.

But it's going to be a reed valve screamer, whatever I do. Maybe I'll splurge for a PipeDesign exhaust.
Will be fun regardless.

Oh don't skimp on the clutch basket… even if the basket on mine wasn't trashed, I think it wouldn't have took long to trash it…

There's no competition between the pressed basket vs CNC basket. It's light years ahead in terms of construction. Just the thickness of materials is evident.

But doing the maths… it still works out cheaper than a largeframe CNC clutch and it's better design.

No wonder those German and Italian companies work on so many smallframe parts…!!

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
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chandlerman wrote:
I was thinking egig 170 for the Smallie, but the cylinders are sold out and the cranks are stupid-expensive, so I'm back to evaluating my options. I'm interested in the egig one-finger clutch, too.

But it's going to be a reed valve screamer, whatever I do. Maybe I'll splurge for a PipeDesign exhaust.
Have you thought about the VMC ET7? Dirt cheap, aluminum and three part exhaust.
https://www.10pollici.com/en/homepage/classic-vespa/engine/cylinders/smallframe/racing-cylinder-vmc-135cc-et7-58x51-aluminum-booster-outlet-vespa-smallframe-side-spark-plug-2-piston-rings.2.1.25.gp.9466.uw

Sounds good to me:
I'd go one step further on the clutch. Get the Hartz 4 if you possibly can. Comes with proper basket and plates with thick tabs. Stings once but only once. I went first for BGM Superstrong and then updated to Hartz after much hassle.
https://www.lambretta-teile.de/Clutch-complete-LTH-Hartz-43-Vespa-V50-PV-PK-XL2






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PX 200
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PX 200
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Posts: 1130

FINYoshi wrote:
I'd go one step further on the clutch. Get the Hartz 4 if you possibly can.
The Hartz does look good… can't beat Honda plates…

With the Hartz, which engine cases are you using? V50 or primavera?

Does it rub on tire with the extra spacer if it's 3.00 tire?

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Primmy cases for me with PK XL2 clutch cover. The XL2 cover with geared actuator is not needed with this clutch though.

It needed the clutch cover to be spaced out a tad with the supplied spacer and I made my own shims behind the brake plate and wheel hub to get them out 1mm.

Detailed installation instructions writeup can be found here:
https://vespasmallframeforum.proboards.com/thread/23950/installing-hartz-4-clutch

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Nice…!

Ah it's you with the clutch!

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PX Vespa 125
Joined: 01 Jul 2022
Posts: 8
Location: Moira
 
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Location: Moira
You know what I have got the same problem with the 3)4 gear's slipping in and out my front wheel lock up but Hay l just kept pushing on for about 200 yards or so and I believe it is the clutch burnout. Hopefully a new plates may solve it just need to try and find a way to do it ✊

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Location: Nashville
I was expecting that I'd find bent tabs on the clutch plates as a big part of the problem, but it was definitely the excess gear play and cruiciform replacement that finally fixed it.

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PX Vespa 125
Joined: 01 Jul 2022
Posts: 8
Location: Moira
 
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Location: Moira
YER MAN just what I was thinking about and now I am starting to get the right plates ! and that seclusion part 👍 nice one l will get one of them as well ✊

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6815
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Nashville
I added some indicator LED's to my dash plate tonight. This will hopefully reduce the amount of time I spend cruising down the road oblivious to the fact my blinker has been on since I last turned.




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1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 337
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
 
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1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 337
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
What's that speedo stuff? See the trail tech nearby…..

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6815
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
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Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Nashville
Cdevillasante wrote:
What's that speedo stuff? See the trail tech nearby…..
It's a 52mm GPS speedo. The antenna is the black hockey puck on the mirror stalk. The two LED's on the blanking plate are turn signal indicators.

The trailtech is a tach, and mostly out of frame in the bottom right is a Koso CHT.
   

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