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Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:39:14 +0000 quote
Another year, another bump...

I still haven't got around to firing up this scooter yet. For some reason i haven't been too motivated to finish up a few details on it...such as the wiring. All i need to do is buy a battery for it, then i can build a battery tray, wire in a relay and fuses, and hook up the ignition switch wires. It would literally be a one day job, but i've just been unmotivated to by a single flippin battery! I must be lazy or something.

BUT, i did install a LED inside my taillight. I used an off the shelf trucker light (that i bought from Six-States). I figure if the light can handle the riggers of being on a semi-trailer, then it can surely work on the back of a Vespa.

I simply gutted out the stock taillight housing enough to just barely fit in the LED. Then i gooped in a bunch of epoxy. Yes it looks ghetto, but once the lens is back on, it hides a multiple of sins. The bonus about using a "trucker" light is that they are pretty darn bright, which is always good thing when it comes to being seen on a moto.









Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:27:01 +0000

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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:27:01 +0000 quote
Do you need the wiring connected to start it? Surely just hearing it running will give you the motivation to get it finished so you can impress your neighbours with impromptu wheelies.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:37:23 +0000

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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:37:23 +0000 quote
Matchlessman wrote:
Do you need the wiring connected to start it? Surely just hearing it running will give you the motivation to get it finished so you can impress your neighbours with impromptu wheelies.
Yes, i just need to finish up some wiring. Since i installed a variable Vape DC i need to move around a few wires and then add in a relay and some fuses...which i have had for at least a year all waiting to for me to install. For some reason i haven't been motivated to finish up the last little bit. It probably has to do with working on multiple other scooter projects that i'm trying to knock out...which is no excuse. I just need to pony up and buy a little Li-ion battery and spend the day or two to button it up.
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:38:27 +0000

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:38:27 +0000 quote
whodatschrome wrote:
For some reason i haven't been motivated to finish up the last little bit. It probably has to do with working on multiple other scooter projects that i'm trying to knock out...which is no excuse.
hey! I demand royalties! that is my trademarked excuse!

all kidding aside, I love the tail light mod. if I wasn't fully AC on the PK I'd totally do the same.
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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:01:01 +0000

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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:01:01 +0000 quote
Proof that i am really that close to finishing up the scooter. The stator and rectifier have been all wired up for the past year. I've also had the fuse/relay block fixings for the past year as well. I just need to buy a battery...so that i can fab a battery tray. Once the tray is built and positioned on the frame then i know where i can mount the fuse block...then i can finish the wiring. I'm also thinking about going back and installing an in-line flashing brake line module. Simply because i don't want to get rear ended by a car. I have them installed in all my other PX scooters and they do their job very well.


i'll wire it up so that the ignition key will activate the relay. I'll run my grip heaters and LED headlight (and eventually spot lights) through the relay.


It's about as compact of a water resistant fuse holder that i could find.


You can see the Vape rectifier tucked back in the frame. I left the stock regulator hooked up for now (so that i wouldn't forget what those wires are for when i go to finish up the wiring).

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Fri, 30 Dec 2022 05:26:01 +0000

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Fri, 30 Dec 2022 05:26:01 +0000 quote
I finished welding up a battery tray this evening. I made two battery trays. One for my Allstate 200 and one for this scooter. I ordered some aluminum spacers from Mcmaster and they arrived this afternoon.


If you look closely in the pic, you can see me still wearing a stiff sole medical sandal. Reason being is that i had metal plates and screw surgery removed from my foot about 1.5 weeks ago. I find it's a perfect footwear for welding in.


Spacers tack welded to the backside of the battery trays.


The rubber band is a 2000-2020 KTM dirtbike battery retaining strap and a kickstand retaining strap.


The box was built to fit a battery that i removed from my KTM.



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Fri, 30 Dec 2022 05:46:10 +0000

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Fri, 30 Dec 2022 05:46:10 +0000 quote
I also removed my Grimeca disc brake kit (it's going on my Allstate 200) and installed a LML Stella hydro brake. I couldn't find the LML's little metal retaining tab that compresses the little black rubber speedo cable doughnut, so i welded up extra material around that area so that i could use a PX/Grimeca retaining tab. I didn't take any pics of the welding process, but here's a couple of what the final product looks like. The paint was dry enough that i fitted the caliper carrier this evening.


You can kinda see where i built up some material, drilled a hole, then tapped it to a M5x.8 thread pitch.


I'm sure the missing LML retaining tab will show up very shortly...since i modified the caliper carrier to us a Piaggio tab.

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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 02:39:20 +0000

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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 02:39:20 +0000 quote
...and the propriety LML speedo cable retaining tab decided to grace me with its presence today. Turned out it was in a transparent peanut butter container...with "PK 125 parts" clearly written on the lid. Except the container was hiding out underneath the Allstate 200 project and not the PK project. I spent a lot of time looking for this part, both in my shop and online. I also spent even more time welding extra material onto the LML caliper carrier in order to utilize a PX retaining tab.


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