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Nice one Josh. The headsets on the older ones look so much better.
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how did you go with those 2 px's bobo?
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I had malossi race springs in my clutch. Was agony to drive. Ended up using standard springs but malossi clutch plate kit instead. No hassle so far
I heard that about the single spring setup. The XL2 small frame clutch has six small springs, so you have a bit more choice. I can even go 3 sport and 3 race if I want to go in the middle of the 2.
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how did you go with those 2 px's bobo?
Still undecided. The original plan was to save for a Guzzi V7 so I can ride with my brothers and mates who often do trips away. The wife is dead against that but happy for me to get the PXs. Gotta work it out.
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joshzingzing wrote:
how did you go with those 2 px's bobo?
Still undecided. The original plan was to save for a Guzzi V7 so I can ride with my brothers and mates who often do trips away. The wife is dead against that but happy for me to get the PXs. Gotta work it out.
Get the PX, put a BSG 300 in it and wait for the Guzzi's to catch up... job's right.
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I had malossi race springs in my clutch. Was agony to drive. Ended up using standard springs but malossi clutch plate kit instead. No hassle so far
I agree, The Malossi springs are murder in traffic or on a hill. Carpal tunnel syndrome...
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Met up with SoCal Guy and jammed over to Gelato Vero for a cup. Rode the Super 8 affectionately known as 'brownie'. That SUP is a tank, interesting ride on the 8's, its has that low stance accompanied with a torque grunt.

According to SCG the SUP its like an overweight smallframe Laughing emoticon
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Awesome ride mr.j! Mine eyes hath been opened to the joys of a well-kitted smallie ... forgot to turn the GPS on, but pretty sure I was in the 60's going UP Montezuma Rd on that little rocket ship of yours, and it wasn't even breaking a sweat. Holy smoke does that thing go!
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I had malossi race springs in my clutch. Was agony to drive. Ended up using standard springs but malossi clutch plate kit instead. No hassle so far
I agree, The Malossi springs are murder in traffic or on a hill. Carpal tunnel syndrome...
Well I have to agree now after trying it. Sad thing is the clutch still slipped even though I had them in there. Harder to make it slip but it dragged like hell and hurt to try to shift. I think I'm going to have to get one of the better clutches if I want to put the power to the wheel on those hills. I knew it was a disaster after just trying in my driveway but I had to go drive it just to know if it would hold or slip.

Today I also said goodbye to my Serveta. I wanted to get something more Rocker to balance out the Mod in the garage, and it was the one that didn't make the cut.
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Awesome ride mr.j! Mine eyes hath been opened to the joys of a well-kitted smallie ... forgot to turn the GPS on, but pretty sure I was in the 60's going UP Montezuma Rd on that little rocket ship of yours, and it wasn't even breaking a sweat. Holy smoke does that thing go!
Nothing like riding with friends to start you on the slippery slope of tuning!
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SoCalGuy wrote:
Awesome ride mr.j! Mine eyes hath been opened to the joys of a well-kitted smallie ... forgot to turn the GPS on, but pretty sure I was in the 60's going UP Montezuma Rd on that little rocket ship of yours, and it wasn't even breaking a sweat. Holy smoke does that thing go!
Nothing like riding with friends to start you on the slippery slope of tuning!
Yeah, I blame you for all my purchases these days!
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Yup. But when I have someone to blame it on.......
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67GT125 wrote:
jackson85 wrote:
I had malossi race springs in my clutch. Was agony to drive. Ended up using standard springs but malossi clutch plate kit instead. No hassle so far
I agree, The Malossi springs are murder in traffic or on a hill. Carpal tunnel syndrome...
Well I have to agree now after trying it. Sad thing is the clutch still slipped even though I had them in there. Harder to make it slip but it dragged like hell and hurt to try to shift. I think I'm going to have to get one of the better clutches if I want to put the power to the wheel on those hills. I knew it was a disaster after just trying in my driveway but I had to go drive it just to know if it would hold or slip.

Today I also said goodbye to my Serveta. I wanted to get something more Rocker to balance out the Mod in the garage, and it was the one that didn't make the cut.
I just don't get it SDjohn If you pick up the BGM clutch, the tool to build it up in the scoot is worthwhile. Congrats on the sale and looking forward to seeing what bike will stand in its place.

Lol Ginch & AlMac...ya I see a BBK in SCG's future
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Today I also said goodbye to my Serveta. I wanted to get something more Rocker to balance out the Mod in the garage, and it was the one that didn't make the cut.
Cool man. What are you thinking?
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Your Rally . Nah I really do think I want to get something rocker. I'm really geeked to go try out the newly reintroduced Yamaha SR400. Air cooled single cylinder is right up my alley. If it isn't something along these lines, there are lots of 70's bikes that interest me but one of my goals was to make life simpler and I'm not sure they fit the bill.

Mr J. the other idea on my clutch was that perhaps in my zeal to get the clutch to stop dragging I over adjusted the cable. It still dragged, but that doesn't really mean that I had it under adjusted. There just might not be enough gap with the throw I have to stop clutch drag with this stack of parts and over adjusting it made it good enough to try but allowed the slip.

I'm actually thinking to go down to the sport springs and try the 3 plate setup. This would need less throw to avoid clutch drag, so the adjustment to allow full spring engagement might be easier, though you lose the surface area advantage.
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Very neat. 6 grands not too bad and the kick start looks fun.
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looks comfortable to ride

no power or torque figures mentioned though


http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/08/26/2015-yamaha-sr400-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/
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Yeah I read that review too, they do say it'll do 80 and that's more than enough for my needs. I'd like to be able to hop on/off the freeway but I don't want to spend time there.
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... went on my 1st "lambretta only" ride...

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Good to see you took it out Vader!
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me too.. it's fun.. takes some getting used to though (for me at least) my body is so used to Vespas and this is totally different (again, to me at least).. but I'm loving it.. I can't say for sure if I prefer it.. but the more I ride it, I probably will.. to me it's like jumping on my small frame right after riding my P.. both good.. just different..

My plan is to get the panels painted (I should have done it when I got the frame painted, but I was tight on bread) so I can run them some times.. I'm glad I didn't hack any of the floor board brackets off the bike.. I was THIS close.. but I plan to do the panels.. ride it without for a while, then put the panels on and wait 'till I tire of that.. THEN put the leg shield on and ride it like that (with just the hugger fender.. I like that look too) THEN.. add the stock fender.. try and squeak 4 bikes (at least incarnations) out of one! make my monies go as far as I can.. Razz emoticon
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Cheers vader. Look at this grumpy fecker

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Cheers vader. Look at this grumpy fecker

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Xponia pola! (many years)
Hey Jackson, why the sour puss? Because no Vespa birthday cake?

Have another pint or two and soon you'll be .......

HALFWAY BURPY!!!
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They considered a vespa cake but it would be a cake with an icing scooter on top. Veedub was a better option. I wasn't that moany. Just look it in the photo. But I think it's time for a flat cap and pastel colours
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Happy Birthday Jackson!! Me and Ayrton Senna are celebrating... I'm just out of the shot because I'm on earth and he's somewhere else.
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Yesterday, I drained out the 2nd fill of kerosene that I've had in my P2's gearbox for the past three months, hoping to dissolve/make a dent in whatever crud may be occupying space in the gearbox. The bike had been parked for most of the 3-1/2 decades before I bought it a couple of years back, and I've only been able to squeeze about 125cc of oil into the gearbox over several changes, before it's running back out of the fill hole (bike on the level, etc.). This load of kerosene poured into the gearbox a pretty transparent, colorless fluid, and came out somewhat yellower (something like a normal urine sample), and drained a bit over 160cc, but still not near the 250ccs that's the supposed capacity of an empty gearbox.

The kerosene/solvent is apparently doing something, but I don't know whether/how much further to go with this. I haven't run the bike with the kero in the gearbox, and I don't want to actually have it move my fat arse around with solvent, rather than lubricant, in it, but I could run it on the centerstand if stirring a warmed-up gearbox would matter.

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Beer in the glovebox
Today I set the timing in my P200e and went for my first real ride after new crank, bearings, seals, rings, etc...

I went to the local beer man and bought one of those big cans of Fosters Lager..they are great with salt if you are hungover which I am...or was ealier.

I tossed the can in the glovebox of the P and slammed it closed. With a mighty hiss, foam and beer went everywhere. The hinge caught the can just right.

So my Vespa was re-christened in the parking lot of a 7-11.

Thats what I did today....
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Big cans of Fosters... jeez that brings back some memories.
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Iv done that one before jimdaddy.
Pretty annoying
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Ah the annual unsticking of the brake pedal has come around. I shall look forward to this glorious festival set for my next day off and shall enjoy front brake until then
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Re: Beer in the glovebox
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I tossed the can in the glovebox of the P and slammed it closed. With a mighty hiss, foam and beer went everywhere. The hinge caught the can just right.

So my Vespa was re-christened in the parking lot of a 7-11.

That's what I did today....
Done it! Also, riding back from SF to Humboldt after Kings one year (right around you actually, Ukiah) I had stuffed a few Heineken keg cans in my already stuffed glovebox.
Hit a small bump on 101 and the box pops open and a can flies out!

My buddy Rob was riding behind. He said he didn't know whether to take evasive action or laugh his head off. The can started spraying and spinning in the air as it bounced down the highway and towards his legshield.
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Did up my EGT gauge on the Super.. ready for vegas.. I wasn't ready to tear a bunch of stuff apart to do it.. so I fished a wire through the headset main bolt hole and down the fork.. and lucky me.. got it through on the 1st try. so I continued.. just pulled the wire up from the tank, drilled the exhaust and mounted the sensor, hooked up the gauge to a 9v batter mounted on the rear side of the EGT bracket and it's good to go..

I have no DC.. but later I'll try a ac/dc converter that Blackbart was kind enough to send me and see if I can power it that way.. my buddy runs his off 9v and it's lasting a long time.. so I'm not too worried about it running out of juice over a weekend. I need one more of those stage 6 brackets so I can move my phoneGPS to the other side.. for this trip I'm just strapping it to the top of the spare tire and leaving the GPS on the bracket. not pretty but it's all functional.
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So Vader the Super is your steed for Vegas? I don't think I've seen it, pics?
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