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Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:25:52 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
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Location: Indo
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
Posts: 5786
Location: Indo
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:25:52 +0000 linkquote
MJRally wrote:
Had a new one happen. Had a cylinder mailed to me via USPS and noticed the box was pretty beat up. Went to run the piston through it and it got hung up. Took a closer look and noticed the skirt was dented in. Anyone care to guess how high it was dropped to dent the skirt?
ur lucky Brother MJ, mine is unable to be used again


Maybe it fall from the empire state building :lol:

Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:35:44 +0000

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: Mon, 19 May 2014 20:23:20 +0000
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: Mon, 19 May 2014 20:23:20 +0000
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:35:44 +0000 linkquote
MJRally wrote:
Had a new one happen. Had a cylinder mailed to me via USPS and noticed the box was pretty beat up. Went to run the piston through it and it got hung up. Took a closer look and noticed the skirt was dented in. Anyone care to guess how high it was dropped to dent the skirt?
Shipping is dangerous. I have experienced problems as well.



Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:22:08 +0000

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
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Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:22:08 +0000 linkquote
Here’s a new one.

Was out riding today and my back tire hit a big pothole so hard the impact caused the choke to push out. The scoot started sputtering and coughing, died at the next stoplight and wouldn’t start. Pushed it over to the side of the road ... thought maybe an ignition wire came loose ... took me a few minutes to notice the choke knob was half way out.

Anyone else ever had that happen?
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:28:08 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:54:23 +0000
Posts: 6702
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:28:08 +0000 linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Here’s a new one.

Was out riding today and my back tire hit a big pothole so hard the impact caused the choke to push out. The scoot started sputtering and coughing, died at the next stoplight and wouldn’t start. Pushed it over to the side of the road ... thought maybe an ignition wire came loose ... took me a few minutes to notice the choke knob was half way out.

Anyone else ever had that happen?
I can't fathom how that would actually happen, though I believe you that it did...
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:31:34 +0000

Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: Sun, 03 Apr 2011 03:34:40 +0000
Posts: 933
Location: Fresno, CA
 
Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: Sun, 03 Apr 2011 03:34:40 +0000
Posts: 933
Location: Fresno, CA
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:31:34 +0000 linkquote
Must have been a hell of a pothole!
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:35:04 +0000

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
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Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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Location: So Cal
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 03:35:04 +0000 linkquote
I was surprised too ... that’s why I asked if it’s ever happened to anyone else. It was a king-sized pot hole, a tooth rattler.
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:09:01 +0000

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
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Location: Nashville
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:09:01 +0000 linkquote
I washed and waxed the GL and SprintV today and they both look amazing. I should have taken a picture.

I hit the surface rust spots on the Sprint that I've been ignoring since I got the bike with some Ospho, which sorted them right out, too.

I'm pretty sure that was the first time the Sprint had been properly washed in at least fifteen years. I didn't realize how brown it was from until afterwards. Definitely worth the effort.
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:29:21 +0000

Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:48:35 +0000
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Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
 
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
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Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:29:21 +0000 linkquote
Today I fired up the P since driving 550+ miles from San Diego to Santa Rosa. Rode to the local scoot shop Rev Moto; and they turned me on to Working Class Scooter Club. Messaged them on IG and hope to ride with them soon. Anyone on here in the area? I’m here till Nov.





Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:42:03 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:54:23 +0000
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Location: San Diego, CA
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:42:03 +0000 linkquote
Glad you and the scoot made it safely!!
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:04:41 +0000

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
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Location: So Cal
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:04:41 +0000 linkquote
Yeah buddy, so great that you brought your trusty P up there with you! No better way to explore... looking forward to some scenic pics!
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 16:56:25 +0000

Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:48:35 +0000
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Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
 
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:48:35 +0000
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Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 16:56:25 +0000 linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Glad you and the scoot made it safely!!
SoCalGuy wrote:
Yeah buddy, so great that you brought your trusty P up there with you! No better way to explore... looking forward to some scenic pics!
Thanks Guys! @So Cal...I Could not have managed this without your generosity with the hitch hauler, and sorry @John that I snagged it, I know you need to haul your projects once they are done.

RevMoto in Santa Rosa had a few vintage vespas and lammys in their repair shed, and he says he has Robots videos on continuous loop, as they dont get many vintage to work on. Also have some vintage frames displayed around their lot. Super nice peeps and Im trying to get in touch with the local vintage club but dont have FB so trying IG.

I got some tips on good roads to scoot, and also will try to ride back roads to the winery once work starts in a week. Smoke from the fires are making the air quality bad so not gonna ride for a couple of days, but the wind is shifting soon.

cheers and thanks again broskis!
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 10:32:41 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
Posts: 5786
Location: Indo
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
Posts: 5786
Location: Indo
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 10:32:41 +0000 linkquote
Its Indonesia independence day yesterday, and look what i have for winning the best mustache


Not bad for a front tyre :lol:

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 12:10:11 +0000

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:39:51 +0000
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Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Posts: 3346
Location: Veria, Greece
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 12:10:11 +0000 linkquote
Does anyone need batteries for an electric Vespa project??

A bit on the heavy side but the capacity (800Ah) is also huge…







Sat, 21 Aug 2021 00:11:56 +0000

Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: Mon, 27 May 2013 06:21:23 +0000
Posts: 4432
Location: That bushfire place
 
Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: Mon, 27 May 2013 06:21:23 +0000
Posts: 4432
Location: That bushfire place
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 00:11:56 +0000 linkquote
Today I realised that not all my advice given may be 100% helpful... often it's of no help at all, but quite frankly, I don't really Care, ive been here long enough to not really need to answer the 80th question about what jetting to use in my 177setup or what gear to put in my box... just use the SEARCH ... I'm also not too concerned that your new nicely painted VBB is actually a bodge & while you have been lurking here for ages, you never actually took the interest in finding out about then before your purchase.... i just wanna ride (which sadly never seems to happen, as having a heavily modified 2-port VBC & always riding like it's stolen, creates an unreliable frustrating scooter!

However, life is good... I'm alive, we live in paradise (even though it's not currently in N.Z.), I've got my dream job (even though the regional area we live has no lockdown, my work is in metro Melbourne, which is in lockdown), & I merely need to sit up in bed in the afternoon to check the tides & decide if it's time to go fushing or not. I'm creative enough to renovate the house on my own (partner helps, and ensures I stay alive and fed) & make it look cool... that's life.


At work, I build these


I've been building a front decking, so far have the main sail almost done.


The view from doorstep


"My" (as in, it's generally empty) fushing spot... mainly stingrays (which are fun to drag in), but sometimes something to eat.

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 01:05:15 +0000

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
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Location: So Cal
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 01:05:15 +0000 linkquote
If you ever want to trade places for a bit, give me a holler.
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:07:39 +0000

Ossessionato
2 - Many
Joined: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:03:33 +0000
Posts: 3157
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
 
Ossessionato
2 - Many
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Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:07:39 +0000 linkquote
koenig blues wrote:
Its Indonesia independence day yesterday, and look what i have for winning the best mustache
Sweet!
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 00:37:57 +0000

Banned
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Posts: 8357
Location: San Francisco
 
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Sun, 22 Aug 2021 00:37:57 +0000 linkquote
Finally settled on the design for my Lambretta exhaust manifold



Sun, 22 Aug 2021 02:03:13 +0000

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:37:37 +0000
Posts: 8841
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Sun, 22 Aug 2021 02:03:13 +0000 linkquote
Nice design, I assume that one is 3D printed? You can make a casting directly from it without much difficulty. I've done aluminum many times but you will want cast iron. Have a look at how this guy does it, maybe give it a try. Good luck!

https://youtu.be/jlYot6Pi0Fs
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 02:35:18 +0000

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Sun, 22 Aug 2021 02:35:18 +0000 linkquote
The core box is printing now, and the cope and drag should be done tomorrow. Will cast it in aluminum by the normal sand casting methods. Just using the 3D prints to test the fit and make the patterns.
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 09:09:07 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
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Location: Indo
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
Posts: 5786
Location: Indo
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 09:09:07 +0000 linkquote
Today i am at lost, a senior friend ask me to go find a cheap vespa for him, after i loon left and right hit this vespa ps150 1982 for $200 (basicly its alnost a win considering how they went skyrocket this day in my place), but theres always a but.. He didnt like the model and eager to find a sprint, and only gonna took engine, the front fender and the handlebar, and left everythinh else in my house, this is where i got lost i dont know what to do with the frame, slap my engine in and try to ride without a front fender, and yes after the rain i feel frest in my fave since the water backlast from the front tyre

I do try to build a bitsa and slap the handlebar but seeing it i keep on imagine how long it will take to make a replica of bitsa or one that look like it

And i got a new friend, a neighbour that just turn 15yo and want a cheap vespa so we build it for $100 not a show bike but it ran nicely and i can pass on the baton to him someday (if he can keep his spirit for vespa long enough till i can see my nephew ride with me)
Here's what i had


Two weirdos

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 09:11:43 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
Posts: 5786
Location: Indo
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
Joined: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:12:19 +0000
Posts: 5786
Location: Indo
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 09:11:43 +0000 linkquote
Today i am at lost, a senior friend ask me to go find a cheap vespa for him, after i look left and right, got this vespa ps150 1982 for $200 (basicly its alnost a win considering how they went skyrocket this day in my place), but theres always a but.. He didnt like the model and eager to find a sprint, and only gonna took engine, the front fender and the handlebar, and left everythinh else in my house, this is where i got lost i dont know what to do with the frame, slap my engine in and try to ride without a front fender, and yes after the rain i feel frest in my fave since the water backlast from the front tyre

I do try to build a bitsa and slap the handlebar even drop it a little but seeing it i keep on imagine how long it will take to make a replica of bitsa or one that look like it , its even still has a 8 inchi rims

And i got a new friend, a neighbour that just turn 15yo and want a cheap vespa so we build it for $100 not a show bike but it ran nicely and i can pass on the baton to him someday (if he can keep his spirit for vespa long enough till i can see my nephew ride with me)
Here's what i had

Until then have a nice sunday to you all and cheer


Two weirdos, and try to guess which is bitsa wannabe

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 12:23:21 +0000

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
Posts: 6821
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
Posts: 6821
Location: Nashville
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 12:23:21 +0000 linkquote
ebeth, we've all seen your fabrication skills on here. I'd think that making a cutdown fender would be a trivial project for you and look great on there!
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:31:16 +0000

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:31:07 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:31:16 +0000 linkquote
Wind therapy with poi dog. Followed by donuts.

Worthy.



Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:33:00 +0000

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:31:07 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Posts: 6568
Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:33:00 +0000 linkquote
Oh and saw a cool drop side VW custom from the builders over at Wolfsmiths.


Faro Baso-ish spotlight?

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:35:41 +0000

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12215
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:35:41 +0000 linkquote
dem fuchs...

yas. all of that and then some.
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 20:09:19 +0000

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:01:08 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: So Cal
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 20:09:19 +0000 linkquote
"Faro Alto"?

It still kills me to see nice Transporters. Sold my 63 single cab about 15 years ago and continue to regret it.
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 13:03:16 +0000

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:31:07 +0000
Posts: 6568
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Mon, 23 Aug 2021 13:03:16 +0000 linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
"Faro Alto"?
^^^
ha yes this.
Quote:
It still kills me to see nice Transporters. Sold my 63 single cab about 15 years ago and continue to regret it.
There is one parked in a driveway by my work. Hasn't moved in years. But it does have fresh "not for sale" signs plastered on it.

Kills me to see it rotting away... "Damn son, at least cover it."
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:07:44 +0000

Hooked
vespa 125 vnb1t
Joined: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:47:51 +0000
Posts: 382
Location: antibes , france
 
Hooked
vespa 125 vnb1t
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Location: antibes , france
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:07:44 +0000 linkquote
fit one of these crimaz clutch pressure pad on my vnb today very impressed made a big difference in clutch pull force had to do a little bit sanding with a dremel tho , if anyone has grip problems in their left hand its well worth a try



Mon, 23 Aug 2021 20:21:12 +0000

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:39:51 +0000
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Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Mon, 23 Aug 2021 20:21:12 +0000 linkquote
Doing rings on a friend's "old" Malossi 210. Measured the old rings and they gap at 0,9mm. New rings within specs. I'm really impressed on how well the kit holds up. It was bought used on eBay UK (we don't know its past) and done another 30k Kms as is (did Malossi say rings every 10k??). Exhaust port and piston were worked by the P.O. and if you look closely, they broke through the stud's hole. Clever fix was to press fit a sleeve inside the hole and then drill it to 8mm. Port shape and measurements in photos. The engine was build by another guy so I don't know the exact port timings, etc. What I know for sure, is that it runs on an original 57mm cut crank and opened up rotary (per Malossi's instructions). The scooter runs solid and gets abused everyday since it's his daily workhorse...















Mon, 06 Sep 2021 18:37:21 +0000

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Mon, 06 Sep 2021 18:37:21 +0000 linkquote
Gave the 50 special and P125 a much needed wash before listing them for sale

10 years of barn washed off rather easily



Mon, 06 Sep 2021 22:12:12 +0000

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VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Mon, 06 Sep 2021 22:12:12 +0000 linkquote
Good lookin' 50S!

Today… helped POIDOG with a GL floor rail… had a lesson in good soldering technique… and sanded back the whole bumper on the white P deciding it and the cowls will need a a full repaint.

Oh… and scooter rides for tacos and donuts!
(Adding back all the pounds we sweated off working in the Tejas heat.)
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:06:46 +0000

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:01:45 +0000
Posts: 1642
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:01:45 +0000
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:06:46 +0000 linkquote
My wife would kill me, but that 50 is a sweet looking bike.

Thanks for sharing.
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:50:57 +0000

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
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Location: Nashville
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:50:57 +0000 linkquote
seamus26 wrote:
My wife would kill me, but that 50 is a sweet looking bike.
Let's be honest here. How many of us *aren't* one scooter away from death at the hands of our Significant Other?
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:59:51 +0000

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:01:45 +0000
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:59:51 +0000 linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Let's be honest here. How many of us *aren't* one scooter away from death at the hands of our Significant Other?
You know how close to the edge we tread better than most.
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 14:01:09 +0000

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
Posts: 6821
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:59:35 +0000
Posts: 6821
Location: Nashville
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 14:01:09 +0000 linkquote
seamus26 wrote:
You know how close to the edge we tread better than most.
Boy do you have that right
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 19:27:50 +0000

Banned
2:6
Joined: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:38:46 +0000
Posts: 8357
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
2:6
Joined: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:38:46 +0000
Posts: 8357
Location: San Francisco
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 19:27:50 +0000 linkquote
I bought a lathe yesterday, still have to make room and get it home
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:05:16 +0000

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:37:37 +0000
Posts: 8841
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:37:37 +0000
Posts: 8841
Location: seattle/athens
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:05:16 +0000 linkquote
"Honey, I've decided to sell TWO scooters."

"Well, that's good news, dear. Finally some room in the garage and you DO have so many!"

"OK that's true, but I am buying a lathe..."
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:12:32 +0000

Petty Tyrant
0:7 And counting
Joined: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 05:12:11 +0000
Posts: 33163
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7 And counting
Joined: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 05:12:11 +0000
Posts: 33163
Location: Bay Area, California
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:12:32 +0000 linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
"OK that's true, but I am buying a lathe..."
Also, I'm going to sneak a Gilera moto into his garage one of these days when he's not paying attention.
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:45:51 +0000

Banned
2:6
Joined: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:38:46 +0000
Posts: 8357
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
2:6
Joined: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:38:46 +0000
Posts: 8357
Location: San Francisco
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:45:51 +0000 linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
"Honey, I've decided to sell TWO of your scooters."

"Well, that's good news, dear. Finally some room in the garage and you DO have so many!"

"OK that's true, but I am buying a lathe..."
fixed that for you
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:54:14 +0000

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:37:37 +0000
Posts: 8841
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:37:37 +0000
Posts: 8841
Location: seattle/athens
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:54:14 +0000 linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
"Honey, I've decided to sell TWO of your scooters."

"Well, that's good news, dear. Finally some room in the garage and you we DO have so many!

"OK that's true, but I am buying a lathe..."

"Oh great...
So then how about selling one of yours? "

   

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