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Getting some mild miles in and re-gaining some trust after tackling a bunch of issues one-by-one. The latest was a broken Grand Sport (Meteor) piston that shattered it's skirt at a high idle!
After a full case splitting teardown and cleanout I said "F-it" and am running the piston as-is with the missing skirt.
After running my Malossi Sport for a while, I pulled it down for an unrelated problem and noticed that the skirt was just bottoming out on the case. Don't know how I didn't pick that up the first time! But I see that the latest Malossi piston version has a slightly shorter skirt for just this issue. Hope yours hangs together ok.
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Finished up on my head. Got to 2.2 mm squish. I think I can go more if I want to though. Warm compression 140 psi. Set the timing to 18 degrees until I figure out where to run this. Runs better, better at high RPM than before, where it used to stumble a lot.
Have you thought about taking a little out of the bowl? If you were to lower the squish any further then it might be worth thinking about.
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Yes Ginch that's why I stopped where I did. I'm thinking to go further I'd send it off to Hot Rod Al and have him take the last bit, open the chamber, and o-ring the head. It really depends on if I continue this route or plop on the Pinasco. This was dirt cheap to try, so I had little to lose. After I install my flywheel, tires, and new DRT 24.24 carb, I will size up the performance and decide.
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Nice. Did you lap it all by hand?
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Yes. I was using 120 grit but lost patience and went to 60. That's the way to do it . Then 120, 220, 400.
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Nearly done on t5. Just need to fit the seat, stand, exhaust. Fuel it up too
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Nearly done on t5. Just need to fit the seat, stand, exhaust. Fuel it up too
Good news. How long has it been off the road now Jackson?
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I got smashed xmas week. So a hell of a long time. Finding time to do it was the killer
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On a bright note..I will be in the Pacific Northwest on Monday and have plans to meet up with the one-and-only V oodoo. Looking forward to it, Terry!

Happy 4th to youse mugs in the states! No offense to those elsewhere who lost a colony but gained things like American rules football, blonde beach babes and rap music.. Not to mention freedom fries and McGriddles.

Cheers all !
Well Mr m did show up, even if a day late but he was bearing some nice scooter stuff gifts including a ScooterWest T that is going to Greece w/me. And what fun we had, we spent the whole day riding and wrenching while telling stories that never ended. He now has smallie fever and is completely over the notion that they're 'too small' for him.

We worked our way out north to Mukilteo where the Cannon Ball Run will be ending in a few days, taking the side roads through Shoreline, Richmond Beach, Woodway Park, Edmonds, Perrinville, Lynnwood and finally Mukilteo. We had some light rain from time to time, but it always cleared up instead of getting worse so we kept going. We did stop for some really good pizza on the way(Thanks, Mathias), but spent most of the time riding, sometimes swapping bikes.

We even went on a second early evening ride & saw the local wonders - Giant Metal Chicken, the Bottle Tree and Welding Painting Man(our local response to Hammering Man). We also got in lots of wrenching - had to sort out a flooding problem on green Sprint - we got the VB1 running for the first time this year, that turned out rather exciting. We both took it for a short spin before discovering the front wheel nuts needed tightening - Mathias learned the joy of fixing dead spark plugs with the cheapo HF mini plug blaster - we finished up a crank puller tool I made for him, him on the drill motor spinning it and me on the angle grinder working the shank down so it fits thru the hole in an old clutch cover.

Anyway, I had a great time Mr m playing show & tell and I hope you get back up here again.

Jackson, where's pics?
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V oodoo ! At airport posting a quick teaser pic Had an amazing time! Thank you!
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Drat
Late plane from seattle and now missed Portland connector.

Had a great time with V oodoo. Awesome ride...got to try out most of his stable. The man makes his tools and whatever else he needs. Had a Pretty ride around north seattle and gleaned some scoot knowledge which is always good. Thanks Again Terry!
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Had my bubble burst slightly when I realized my Primavera speedo is 5 MPH optimistic near 50 MPH. I knew it was probably reading high, but yikes! I'm not as fast as I thought . Still a fun bike, no worries.
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Could've fooled me sdjohn. Your little Primavera can hustle! 8) You have a great bike on your hands...just keep an eye on that gas tank.
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Yeah John, don't sweat it, your Primmy goes plenty fast... 'course we all feel slow when mr.j's in the house. Razz emoticon
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Re: Drat
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Late plane from seattle and now missed Portland connector.

Had a great time with V oodoo. Awesome ride...got to try out most of his stable. The man makes his tools and whatever else he needs. Had a Pretty ride around north(of) seattle and gleaned some scoot knowledge which is always good. Thanks Again Terry!
Hope you are back home safe & sound, missed connections suck.

Yes indeed, too bad there isn't a bargain coastal 200MPH bullet train from Seattle to So Cal that hauls scooters too. That could be an overnite run and lead to even more fun times in both places. I would love to cruise some of the places you guys go.

sdjohn, how fast do you figure you've had that little rocket going? I reckon my Prim hits 50, maybe a little more w/ a stock Sensation 3 port top end, 24PHBL & Simonini pipe.
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sdjohn, how fast do you figure you've had that little rocket going? I reckon my Prim hits 50, maybe a little more w/ a stock Sensation 3 port top end, 24PHBL & Simonini pipe.
I set it up to pull the hills around here. I've got several 50MPH zoned hills that are quite long along my usual routes. I want to keep it in 4th and keep up with traffic, and it does that. On the flats, it's good for 55MPH indicated (50 real) and up the hills about 48-50 indicated (43-45 real). So I can't complain. Getting a wider rev band would be the only way to expand it, but going to a pipe with more revs would probably ruin the even torque curve it has with the Polini. How do you like your Simonini? The pipe is one area where I'd like to explore but the battery box is limiting.
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Could've fooled me sdjohn. Your little Primavera can hustle! 8) You have a great bike on your hands...just keep an eye on that gas tank.
Thanks! I bought one of these but I'm struggling to figure out how to attach it to the spare. Double sided velcro loops to each side of the tire? It fits in the space but there's no solid backing, just the spare mount.
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I reckon my Prim hits 50, maybe a little more w/ a stock Sensation 3 port top end, 24PHBL & Simonini pipe.
Voods...your smallie hit 50 for sure, 45 easily. the bike speeds up nicely even with my bulk. As was said...I have a new-found admiration for them after riding yours. the pipe sounds great and the pickup is really smooth.
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V oodoo wrote:
I reckon my Prim hits 50, maybe a little more w/ a stock Sensation 3 port top end, 24PHBL & Simonini pipe.
Voods...your smallie hit 50 for sure, 45 easily. the bike speeds up nicely even with my bulk. As was said...I have a new-found admiration for them after riding yours. the pipe sounds great and the pickup is really smooth.
Smallies rule! Join the club modkuo and socalguy, the cool kids are all doing it. 8)
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Could've fooled me sdjohn. Your little Primavera can hustle! 8) You have a great bike on your hands...just keep an eye on that gas tank.
Thanks! I bought one of these but I'm struggling to figure out how to attach it to the spare. Double sided velcro loops to each side of the tire? It fits in the space but there's no solid backing, just the spare mount.
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I have a 1.5 liter fuel friend which is a bit longer and rests on the outer diameter of the spare tire. I secure it with a long backpack webbing strap with a quick release buckle. The strap runs thru the loops of the can and around each side of the spare.

You could try using a pot lid (ask Socalguy ) to cover the spare up.

Cut relief slots on each side of the lid, double sided velcro on the can and cinch it down with a webbing strap.
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V oodoo you've got some pretty rad scoots!
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V oodoo you've got some pretty rad scoots!
for sure!
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Could've fooled me sdjohn. Your little Primavera can hustle! 8) You have a great bike on your hands...just keep an eye on that gas tank.
Thanks! I bought one of these but I'm struggling to figure out how to attach it to the spare. Double sided velcro loops to each side of the tire? It fits in the space but there's no solid backing, just the spare mount.
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I have about a 2 litre (half gallon ish) container I keep between the spare and legshield. It stays there all the time. Mine jams in with a bit of foam rubber. You may be able to do something similar.
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just a tip on how to open velcro quietly ............

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Working indicators and speedo. Years since Iv had that
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Looks great Jack.. Really great.
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I'm happy with how it's turned out. Been riding around grinning all day
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I'm happy with how it's turned out...
And so you should be mate! That looks fucking sweet, Jacko!

Been off the grid for a while, and just noticed today that Squaretails is gone?...when did that happen?

Hope you're all well though fellas.
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Yeah I last posted there in March when I started the build. Went to update a little while later and sure enough it was gone. Thought it was just a problem on my new phone but bits said it to me then too
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Very nice work there, Mr Jackson Clap emoticon

PS: copycat - if you look about 25 posts up the page at the green Sprint, you can just see a T5 tray just like yours installed on the green Sprint.
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Looks great Jackson. You should be happy!

Now that it's done, you have time to mow the lawn...
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It's a beaut! Great color, cool seat. Nice work!
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I spy......SoCalGuy.....we finished up the super today. To include floor rails and amateur peening, front and back brakes, misc touch ups and adjustments.

Jackson, yours looks sick!
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today I learned the long, difficult and incorrect way to put in the clutch cable housing on my P125X.

I know there are much easier ways, but the old one was so effed up that it kept hanging up on everything because of the tears in it.

After about an hour my daughter and I finally got it in. No wonder my old clutch cable broke, that thing was put in all half assed and through pinch points. Plus the bare cable was run over the handle and exposed rather than under the handle with the cover tube going all the way to meet up with the inside of the handle.

Whoever put in the old one had no business working on a vespa.
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Looks great Jackson. You should be happy!

Now that it's done, you have time to mow the lawn...
Haha I know buddy. Done it yesterday. Have spent all my days off for the last month doing the scoot so the othe stuff suffered. Well worth it.
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That Super is cool Modkuo! Nice work.
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That super is sharp as fuck.
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'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
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Got to agree, it turned out one of the best home brew paint jobs I've seen yet. You guys did your homework and did your prep work right too.

And that minty floor trim gave me the needed incentive to weld up the torn area on the floor so I could install the floor trim & finish some of the other cosmetics on my trusty old 90. Down to a very short list now.

The two outer floor trim pieces are old and polished up, but new to the bike and were shortened a bit to match the frame holes. I used pop rivets except on the endcaps where I used the correct domed rivets & waffle setting tool. Sure does make the bike look complete now and the other owies seem less noticeable.

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This was the worst side but rubbed out fairly well

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I will daub some gloss red paint that matches pretty well on some of the worst scars
Already did that on the cowl just above the door & where I welded the floor just ahead of the kickstart in the first pic, did you notice?

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This cleaned up nicely

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I use machine screws to hold things in place while doing the pop rivets & used this trick https://modernvespa.com/forum/post1677532#1677532
You can see the 'new' trim is not perfect. I tried for the best match I could get to the frame edge as the priority in fitting the 'foreign' pieces.
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I even had some nice looking old used rubber to match the rest, fresh boiled and scrubbed up for the debut!
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