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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:44:37 +0000

Molto Verboso
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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:44:37 +0000 quote
Anyone see this yet? Thoughts?
Keeps the engine and transmission so you still shift. That's pretty awesome.

https://scooterlab.uk/pinasco-eureka-geared-electric-vespa-news/
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 06:34:55 +0000

Molto Verboso
PX 200
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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 06:34:55 +0000 quote
Looks cool!

First time I've been interested in an electric Vespa.

But saw it was from Pinasco… so minus 100points.

Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:30:23 +0000

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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:30:23 +0000 quote
108 wrote:
Looks cool!

First time I've been interested in an electric Vespa.

But saw it was from Pinasco… so minus 100points.


I'm pretty sure they'll find a way for cracked pistons, cranks, etc. even being electric…
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:08:21 +0000

Molto Verboso
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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:08:21 +0000 quote
SaFiS wrote:
I'm pretty sure they'll find a way for cracked pistons, cranks, etc. even being electric…
Shame.

The brand seemed pretty strong in the 80's. Not many companies coming out with parts like them.

Recent rep will be tough on them.
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:21:31 +0000

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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:11:21 +0000

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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:11:21 +0000 quote
108 wrote:
Shame.

The brand seemed pretty strong in the 80's. Not many companies coming out with parts like them.

Recent rep will be tough on them.
Exactly. They were OK in the 80s and unfortunately lots of their kits got stuck there too (not to mention overpriced compared to Malossi and Quattrini). Since Andrea sold the company, quality went down, even if they seem to do some revolutionary stuff. Marketing seems to be more important to them…
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:19:11 +0000

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:19:11 +0000 quote
SaFiS wrote:
Exactly. They were OK in the 80s and unfortunately lots of their kits got stuck there too (not to mention overpriced compared to Malossi and Quattrini). Since Andrea sold the company, quality went down, even if they seem to do some revolutionary stuff. Marketing seems to be more important to them…
Not much longevity with that approach…

Scooter owners get wise pretty quickly.
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:18:16 +0000

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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:18:16 +0000 quote
How does that work? Electric motor inside the casings? Also, it sounds terrible. I'm still interested in an electric motor for my Super if a kit pops up that's affordable with good range.
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 13:34:53 +0000

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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 13:34:53 +0000 quote
It's the future slowly creeping up on us. Eventually anyone still using fossil fuel in transportation will become the enemy.
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:32:34 +0000

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VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc vmb VSX
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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:32:34 +0000 quote
^^^^
Cue the Rush song Red Barchetta (Cleverly redone of course, an a ska version called Red Lambretta).
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 21:38:49 +0000

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 21:38:49 +0000 quote
Birdsnest wrote:
^^^^
Cue the Rush song Red Barchetta (Cleverly redone of course, an a ska version called Red Lambretta).
Red Barchetta, er, Lambretta Now who can play this Ala SKA? FridayMatinee?
Sat, 12 Nov 2022 02:49:26 +0000

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Sat, 12 Nov 2022 02:49:26 +0000 quote
Bobo wrote:
Also, it sounds terrible.
That's probably about what our scooters drive train sounds like without the two-stoke staccato covering up the noise. Maybe they'll engineer a playing card and laundry pin to put in the flywheel fins.
Sat, 12 Nov 2022 03:43:40 +0000

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Sat, 12 Nov 2022 03:43:40 +0000 quote
scootermarc69 wrote:
That's probably about what our scooters drive train sounds like without the two-stoke staccato covering up the noise. Maybe they'll engineer a playing card and laundry pin to put in the flywheel fins.

no worries, they'll just sell a set of speakers so you can have a sound track like how they pipe in the engine sound on the new cars.

fortunately we're all set:
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:40:20 +0000

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Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:40:20 +0000 quote
I like the geared approach - at least in concept.
Always thought it would provide more top end - though know most electric vehicles don't use any sort of transmission.
What does Tesla know anyway?

Our gear trains are really that loud.
Kinda silly they kept the fins on the fly wheel - that is just lost power.
Maybe that will be changed on the production model.
Suspect they have a pulley behind the flywheel and the motor mounted where the cylinder head would have gone - also with a pulley - belt connecting the two.
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 11:23:17 +0000

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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 11:23:17 +0000 quote
charlieman22 wrote:
What does Tesla know anyway?
Well, I've seen enough videos of them either catching fire or running amuck not being able to stop to wonder about this question. The owner is also more than enough of a jackass to dissuade me from ever buying one of their cars.
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