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Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:19 pm quote
I peeled the old 5 off of the cowl...



Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:21 pm quote
...and replaced it with a 0. Its more expensive than it sounds.



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VNB VSC VBC VSX
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:07 am quote
Finally got the Lambroken going...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc0Nlng4alc&feature=youtu.be
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:03 pm quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Finally got the Lambroken going...
Ha ha! I thought it would be... faster. Congratulations!
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:21 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
Birdsnest wrote:
Finally got the Lambroken going...
Ha ha! I thought it would be... faster. Congratulations!
That video was full of anticipation... Dammit! Janet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlwnbcxBuzI
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:20 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
That video was full of anticipation... Dammit! Janet!

Just like a Lambretta
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:49 am quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Finally got the Lambroken going...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc0Nlng4alc&feature=youtu.be
That is so cool. It makes me feel so much better about my situation in life. 😁
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:53 am quote
In real time its so much less dramatic...



Ossessionato
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:26 am quote
Birdsnest wrote:
In real time its so much less dramatic...



That lawnmower goes fast! Great stuff! Wish I could find a lammy that wouldn't break the bank.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:45 am quote
Today i doing #9 attempt to have a brighter light (my eyes werent good enough when riding in wet ) result failed

And i also work on my my smallie mirror, i have a left side mirror with a broken bolt hole while mandatory here demand a right hand mirror so i heat the mirror bar and twist it to the right while weld the hole for yhe bolt and voila i have a right hand mirror result : good

And i also replace my seat cover, first time using a sewing machine as the result ia way much better compare to when i do manualy with a needle result : great

2 work out and 1 failed, so today i can said i won the day 8)


Projector with a regular bulb, bad combo


Nothing is wasted


I add some latex foam inside and my wife like it

Hooked
2005 Stella 2T
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Location: MA
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:12 pm quote
Refastened brake disc screws with Loctite Blue.

Some bonus scootering weather here today but when I tried to pull away for a ride something was preventing the wheels from going all the way round. Turned out one of the brake disc screws had backed itself out and was hitting against the caliper/shock mount. The other four were loose too!

So, PSA, if you have an LML scooter and you haven't put thread locker on these screws yet, you probably should.

Great ride once that was sorted.
Ossessionato
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Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:18 pm quote
Same thing happened to my Stella last year. Got it towed back to my garage where i finally realized what happened. Just be thankful it didn't happen at speed! It really created a gouge in my hub arm just from trying to roll it through.
Ossessionato
79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
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Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:35 pm quote
Kowalski wrote:
Refastened brake disc screws with Loctite Blue.

So, PSA, if you have an LML scooter and you haven't put thread locker on these screws yet, you probably should.
Thanks for the heads up Kowalski!
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Location: Nashville
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:45 pm quote
Kowalski wrote:
Refastened brake disc screws with Loctite Blue.

So, PSA, if you have an LML scooter and you haven't put thread locker on these screws yet, you probably should.
Or do what I do and ride it year round in the snow and salt and they'll never come off, even when you need them too...
Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:40 pm quote
speaking of corrosion...
I'd noticed of late that my clutch was getting really, really heavy. Even a 30 minute ride in town would leave my arm aching. I spent 2 weeks going down the forum rabbit hole -- Cosa clutch? Teflon or custom cables? Routing issues? Dog leg levers?

Last weekend I set out to just adjust the clutch as there was now a ton of slop at the lever in addition to requiring 30 lbs of pull force. 10 minutes later and I find I have a clutch so heavy I can barely pull it at all. Hmm maybe a little lube will help. Almost anything can be fixed with lube or duct tape. So I pulled the cable a bit to spray some cable lube in there and found that the cable was about as gross and rusty as a cable can get. Think of a WalMart mountain bike left in the backyard for 10 years in Wisconsin.

So cable out, loads of lube down the housing, a little moly on the cable itself and then all back together. Holy heck! I think I now have a smart shifter. I think about shifting, maybe my fingers move maybe not I can't really tell, and then I'm in the next gear.

Just a reminder that sometimes the solution really IS the simple solution and neglect for general preventative maintenance can slowly make things worse in an incremental way that you don't always pick up on.

h
Ossessionato
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:50 pm quote
Thanks for that Hal. I've been transporting the P200 on the back of the motorhome wherever we go. Everything is getting....stiff.... I'll replace the cables soon.
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VNB VSC VBC VSX
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Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:59 am quote
Today...
I think I decided my dalliance with Lambrettas will be a short one.
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:53 pm quote
So as if having my entire house shake Christmas morning when that asshat blew himself up and took out AT&T''s Central Office (I live three miles away) wasn't enough, this morning, my wife went outside to discover a stray bullet hit her car last night. A .45 ACP, looking at the slug.

It could be worse, though. I could own a Lambretta.

On the bright side, the workshop is now open for business, even if electricity is still an extension cord from the house and it's a big pile of boxes inside.

Nevertheless, I'm going to do my first wrenching in entirely too long tomorrow and figure out why there's 6mm of front-to-back play in the VBB's fork. I can't wait!


Happier news


.45 ACP, we all agreed



Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
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Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:36 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
So as if having my entire house shake Christmas morning when that asshat blew himself up and took out AT&T''s Central Office (I live three miles away) wasn't enough, this morning, my wife went outside to discover a stray bullet hit her car last night. A .45 ACP, looking at the slug.

It could be worse, though. I could own a Lambretta.

On the bright side, the workshop is now open for business, even if electricity is still an extension cord from the house and it's a big pile of boxes inside.

Nevertheless, I'm going to do my first wrenching in entirely too long tomorrow and figure out why there's 6mm of front-to-back play in the VBB's fork. I can't wait!
A 45ACP, has a short range, any neighbors with firearms in that direction within a few hundred yards.
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:49 pm quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
A 45ACP, has a short range, any neighbors with firearms in that direction within a few hundred yards.
Drop radius on a .45 is a mile or so, and it came in at a pretty high angle. Also, it didn't have enough energy behind it to punch through more than the top of the trunk. The inner structural brace stopped it with just a tiny little dent.

It still sucked.



Ossessionato
79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
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Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:51 pm quote
Yeah, that sucks. What a way to be welcomed to the neighborhood...
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:39 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
It could be worse, though. I could own a Lambretta.

Hey hey hey!


(Seriously... that sucks. Scary stuff.)
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:32 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Christopher_55934 wrote:
A 45ACP, has a short range, any neighbors with firearms in that direction within a few hundred yards.
Drop radius on a .45 is a mile or so, and it came in at a pretty high angle. Also, it didn't have enough energy behind it to punch through more than the top of the trunk. The inner structural brace stopped it with just a tiny little dent.

It still sucked.
You must have moved into a rough neighborhood, already had a shooting at your house.
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:52 pm quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
You must have moved into a rough neighborhood, already had a shooting at your house.
Everyone says it was getting better until I showed up.
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:28 pm quote
Got this in the mail today. One month from China. Only 25 when SIP's similar one goes for 189. It's going on my Sprint V. 200 "bodge" project, I'm currently gathering parts for...



Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:06 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Got this in the mail today. One month from China. Only 25 when SIP's similar one goes for 189. It's going on my Sprint V. 200 "bodge" project, I'm currently gathering parts for...
I assume it's a headlight?
Ossessionato
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:11 pm quote
Yes. Full LED with DRL...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:20 pm quote
Today I remembered I had done quite a bit over the last month. Two big trips including Not the Mille, breakdowns and stuff. And yesterday a great little 200k ride locally with a mate.
My 23yo son now identifies as female, so I have a surprise daughter! Was great to see her at christmas.

But the really big event for me was starting a new relationship with an absolutely lovely woman who is making me feel like one very lucky guy.







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Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:01 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Yes. Full LED with DRL...
How many watts is it on low beam and then on high beam?
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:18 pm quote
Congrats, Ginch! Glad to see that you're doing well all around. And I'm also glad that your daughter is comfortable enough with her dad to be her true self.

Do you know the story of whatever is now just three chimneys?

Personally, I advanced the timing on the Sprint a couple degrees today, which boosted the power quite nicely. Who doesn't like a nice accidental second gear power wheelie?

Once I got on the highway, though, the motor fuel starved pretty badly, so now I get to chase that gremlin. At least I have a nice warm workshop again, even if I don't have proper electrical yet.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:31 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Congrats, Ginch! Glad to see that you're doing well all around. And I'm also glad that your daughter is comfortable enough with her dad to be her true self.

Do you know the story of whatever is now just three chimneys?

Personally, I advanced the timing on the Sprint a couple degrees today, which boosted the power quite nicely. Who doesn't like a nice accidental second gear power wheelie?

Once I got on the highway, though, the motor fuel starved pretty badly, so now I get to chase that gremlin. At least I have a nice warm workshop again, even if I don't have proper electrical yet.
Thanks CM. Yes bit of a learning experience for me on both counts!

No I don't know the story. We were a bit intrigued as to why the 3 were so close together but didn't come up with an answer. The area is full of tiny cottages though, usually known as a "miner's cottage". Some of the very early ones had chimneys made of corrugated iron.

Great to see you have a decent place to work now. That seemed quick!
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:30 am quote
Good grief - turn my back for a moment and Birdsnest discovered lambrettas are a lotta work, Chandlerman got blown up and shot at, Christopher estimated distance of a random shooter, Ginch got laid, and Saffis got new Christmas lights.
Y'all have been busy!
Mery Merry everyone.
My life made better by this forum.
Appreciate you all.
-CM
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:05 am quote
Congrats, Michael! CM, you cracked me up with the comments...
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
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Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:43 am quote
charlieman22 wrote:
My life made better by this forum.
That's just us keepin' it fresh

I'm about to have to down the Sprint for a bunch of deferred maintenance, I've decided. Yesterday right after I found out the hard way that I was having fuel starvation issues, the clutch started not wanting to fully engage, plus one of my rearview mirrors decided to vibrate and break off the homemade bracket, and I've known it was about time for some gear spacer adjustment, if not new gears.

So I guess I'll drop the motor and get to work. Lucky for me I still have the Stella to ride so I can deal with all that, plus balance the tires while the motor is out of the bike, plus probably new bearings for the front fork since it's started to shudder (even more than usual) while braking.

I guess I got the new workshop finished just in time!
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Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:30 am quote
Ginch... great stuff all around.

Ned.. I don't mind the work (albeit it makes small frame wrenching look spacious by comparison.) I just can't realistically manage 4 scoots in my tiny ass garage. Sigh. City living.

The drag is the Li is pretty much dialed in now... 2 kicks and go... All the lights work... brakes, etc. It's a great cruiser.

Maybe I can convince the War Department I need a workshop like Chandlerman's (minus the stray bullets)?

Happy New Years all!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:35 pm quote
Chandlerman, you need a new avatar where the guy jumping through flames catches a bullet in his teeth... we need the full story!

Thanks for the well wishes (and TMI comment - looking at you Charlieman!). It's nice to have something besides scooters to obsess over.
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x 2), 74 Primavera (x 2), 06 Fly 150
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Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:11 pm quote
Good on ya, Ginch, sounds like youve got a lot to look forward to in in the New Year.

Best wishes to you and the rest of the crew here for a happy 2021.
Hooked
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Location: Alexandria, VA
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:28 pm quote
Re: Today I finally went for a ride on the PX200E
SubEtherBASS wrote:
Yip, after a few years or so of pedantic restoration I've FINALLY got the PX200E finished & ready for sale, & went for a sneaky ride around the block just to check everything worked.... and it was great.

A good friend popped in (something that's "rather difficult " given that Victoria has been in LOCKDOWN for almost 4 months) with his PX200E so I could work out all the small bits n pieces that I had missed...
2-tone may mot be for everyone, but hey, only 1 person needs to buy it. Heres a few pics...
Looks great! I like the two tone look!
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Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:53 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Got this in the mail today. One month from China. Only 25 when SIP's similar one goes for 189. It's going on my Sprint V. 200 "bodge" project, I'm currently gathering parts for...
Thats correct, i bought one similar to yours for $39 at Amazon hehehehe , has 1 year of use already and still working Just perfect.





Ossessionato
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Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:31 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Got this in the mail today. One month from China. Only 25 when SIP's similar one goes for 189. It's going on my Sprint V. 200 "bodge" project, I'm currently gathering parts for...
Can you share the link for this? I'm game for a $30 led headlight!
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