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Happystrada wrote:
I just bought this kit for my 946, is there a more detailed DIY for this?

Scooter west does a really good job with their kits featuring Robot and I've done the lighting on a few of my Vespas and this looks like it could be simple with good instructions.
Youtube has it
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we need this for the BV350 SO SO BADLY.
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I just completed this over the winter....brace yourself

If be happy to spend some time on the phone explaining some things.
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I just completed this over the winter....brace yourself

If be happy to spend some time on the phone explaining some things.
Awesome! I'll PM you when I'm close to doing it. I pland on doing the multimedia kit at the same time so once I have it all I'll do it
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I know I'm in a definite minority here; but I don't find the pods all that offensive. They're higher and wider, which in my book makes them safer.
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I know I'm in a definite minority here; but I don't find the pods all that offensive. They're higher and wider, which in my book makes them safer.
Totally agree. Also, 30 years later my 946 will be authentic, unique US-only modification with bigger engine and DOT required optics. I keep original US spec blinkers on my 74 Primavera- there are not that many Vespa , imported in 1970's, which are all original.
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vyatka wrote:
Vespizzare wrote:
I know I'm in a definite minority here; but I don't find the pods all that offensive. They're higher and wider, which in my book makes them safer.
Totally agree. Also, 30 years later my 946 will be authentic, unique US-only modification with bigger engine and DOT required optics. I keep original US spec blinkers on my 74 Primavera- there are not that many Vespa , imported in 1970's, which are all original.
Vyatka, I'm thinking of having it both ways. Have the conversion and keep the parts to reverse the process. I really like the cleaner look the designer intended.
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I know I'm in a definite minority here; but I don't find the pods all that offensive. They're higher and wider, which in my book makes them safer.
Just wait...study it longer and you'll get offended. The fronts I didn't mind that much, it's the rear. Totally broke up the shape and I actually ran into them a lot. No other modern vespa has ever had stalks sticking out the back. They just had to go.
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JOE SCHMOE wrote:
Wow that looks wwaaayyyy better.

Edit: The reflectors still look awful though.
It's amazing that they would drill holes in the side panels to install stupid reflectors. At least make them adhesive based so you could opt out if you like.

Damn DOT regulations.
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new panels do not come drilled for the reflectors.

We agree....why drill them, use adhesive like all other brands, so they can "fall off" and look proper.
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Not to be a party-pooper (but he is) - they are still invisible to following motorists. Why weren't they put higher up, closer to a driver's sight line?

At least one 946 has been rear-ended (and totalled).
And in the event of litigation and investigation, the use of nonstandard and potentially unlawful turn signals could mean the difference between recovery and being deemed partly or entirely at fault for getting rear ended, esp. at night - think jury which does not like motorcycles or scooters to begin with and insurance company lawyer arguing that the rider deliberately made his lights less visible for style...

DISCLAIMER: Not legal advice, no attorney-client relationship here, I don't know you or what state you live in or anything about accident/traffic law, in fact I may or may not even be a lawyer (or a dog - after all, it's the internet).
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new panels do not come drilled for the reflectors.

We agree....why drill them, use adhesive like all other brands, so they can "fall off" and look proper.
Good news!
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AF1 Racing wrote:
new panels do not come drilled for the reflectors.

We agree....why drill them, use adhesive like all other brands, so they can "fall off" and look proper.
hey, I bought the kit from you, are there any more detailed instructions anywhere?
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Happystrada wrote:
AF1 Racing wrote:
new panels do not come drilled for the reflectors.

We agree....why drill them, use adhesive like all other brands, so they can "fall off" and look proper.
hey, I bought the kit from you, are there any more detailed instructions anywhere?
there are not....it's probably best for pros.
You have to take the 946 apart pretty far, and after that, its easy basic wiring mods to make them work.

some notes I found:
I pull the stock front TS wires down out of the headset, and use those to going down to the new front signals. The new signals are 3-wire which are +running, +turn, ground for both. Solder that all up using the correct wires from the bike...you'll have one extra ground you can tape off in the front.

Relay replaces the current one right near the front turn signals.....connector is not the same....direct solder that.
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Brilliant! I might even start thinking about calling my old S150 Gringa just because of those ugly turn signals.
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Finally did mine yesterday, this is a pretty easy install!

Hardest part is taking the scoot apart, no need to disassemble anything on the handlebar other then removing the beautiful egg shaped US spec pods

I love how clean it looks now!

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Happystrada wrote:
Finally did mine yesterday, this is a pretty easy install1

Hardest part is taking the scoot apart, no need to disassemble anything on the handlebar other then removing th beautiful egg shaped US spec pods

I love how clean it looks now!
You're right... That does look very clean! Well done!
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