Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:13 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:13 am linkquote
The final color looks good. The only real problem with going Full Metal Smurfmobile would be needing to do the rest of it in that blue, which looks like a lot of work!
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:32 am

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2476
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Posts: 2476
Location: california
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:32 am linkquote
Kinda love it.
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:53 am

Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posts: 875
Location: Fresno, CA
 
Addicted
P125X, P200E
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Posts: 875
Location: Fresno, CA
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:53 am linkquote
I kinda like the blue... for some reason


Spermy

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:34 pm

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:34 pm linkquote
Last day of the big Texas roadie… We did the Palo Duro canyon loop twice. 16 miles of the best scooter views/rides in the entire state. Just stellar.

Plan on one more run before we leave.





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Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:09 pm

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2476
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Posts: 2476
Location: california
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:09 pm linkquote
Wow
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:51 pm

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6145
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6145
Location: So Cal
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:51 pm linkquote
That there looks like a mighty fun ride
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:08 pm

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2396
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2396
Location: Florence, OR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:08 pm linkquote
There are so many places to see and people to meet.

Add you and that place to the list! Awesome looking place to ride...
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:40 pm

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VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
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Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:40 pm linkquote
Place is magic! It would make for an epic camping rally if it wasn't so far from a major city.
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:26 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:26 am linkquote
This looks like it's been an awesome trip!

Did you make a side trip to Carlsbad Caverns while you were out in Big Bend? I haven't been there in a lot of years, but always remember it being pretty amazing.

My dad's family moved to Amarillo when he was about to start high school (prior to that, they were itinerant teachers in tiny West Texas farm communities) and we would go to Palo Duro pretty much every visit.

It was always amazing to me how that enormous hole could exist in the middle of what was otherwise a completely flat and arid place. And seeing it from the air (you'd see it flying from Dallas to Amarillo) was also pretty damn cool.

You've covered (will cover) a LOT of miles if you've gone Houston->Big Bend-> Amarillo and still have to get home.
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:31 am

Addicted
86 T5, 63 GL
Joined: 30 Oct 2014
Posts: 684
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
 
Addicted
86 T5, 63 GL
Joined: 30 Oct 2014
Posts: 684
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:31 am linkquote
I decided to ride my 63 GL to work last week, it was a nice day, a 7 mile ride. Scooter was running fine. I stopped at a church parking lot 5 blocks from my job for a smoke and I noticed fuel leaking near the rear wheel…damn I said to myself. I shut off the fuel and the leak stopped.
I walked the scooter the rest of the way to work and parked it, I decided that I would catch a ride home after work and get my trailer. Probably a stuck float I figured or something else with the carb.
I had my mask and my water bottle stored in the cowl, so I grabbed those before going into the school where I work (part time). The mask was wet….the water bottle was empty! Then it dawned on me, I didn't have fuel leak at all, the water bottle had leaked. I'm a dummy!



Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:20 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5294
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5294
Location: San Diego, CA
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:20 am linkquote
All's well that ends well there.
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:21 pm

Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
 
Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:21 pm linkquote
Got the idea from Ginch. https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic151152 but a cheap alternative.

So I made this with a sock in a pickle jar soaked with mineral oil, two pens drilled in the top and held with epoxy, tubing and a soldering iron. All from stuff laying around. Stole some play doe from my daughter's room for the high tech intake seal and other sealing solutions.

Found a leak on a new fly side seal. The leak is coming from the crank to seal and not from the seal against the cases. There is sleeve sealant on the seal against the cases and it seems the sealant is holding. Strange to have that leak because the seal was greased up before putting the cases back together.


Smoke machine?


Leak from crank to seal.

Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:36 pm

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2396
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2396
Location: Florence, OR
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:36 pm linkquote
Dude, that is awesome! It takes checking for air leaks to a whole new level.

I like the creativity involved and imagine the engine is getting infused with the right type of smoke, whim the younguns aren't around of course....

Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:48 pm

Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
 
Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:48 pm linkquote
qascooter wrote:
......imagine the engine is getting infused with the right type of smoke, whim the younguns aren't around of course....


That's the only way I can start and finish these dam things without stress.

BTW, I got how to make if from here:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:58 pm

Hooked
1959 Allstate w PX Engine
Joined: 29 Nov 2020
Posts: 318
Location: Los Angeles
 
Hooked
1959 Allstate w PX Engine
Joined: 29 Nov 2020
Posts: 318
Location: Los Angeles
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:58 pm linkquote
Really tempted to make a Juul version of this!
I don't smoke, but I played trumpet in high school.
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:20 am

Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1909
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1909
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:20 am linkquote
rowdyc wrote:
That's the only way I can start and finish these dam things without stress.

BTW, I got how to make if from here:
But I didn't inhale, I just had smoke in my mouth and blew smoke into my motor. 😁

What's the sock for?
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:53 am

Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
 
Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:53 am linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
But I didn't inhale, I just had smoke in my mouth and blew smoke into my motor. 😁

What's the sock for?
The sock soak up the mineral oil/baby oil. With heat from the soldering iron provides the smoke. Some wrap the soaked sock around the soldering iron. Mineral oil was the motor lubricant before two stroke oil.

It's almost a necessity to check for leaks after putting a motor back together. You think you're doing everything right, put sealant on the seal, grease up the lip of the seals, torque everything down to spec and still get a leak. I think I got a bad seal or the seal maybe in too far since it is leaking from the crank side of the seal but better to know now then later. I'll fumble with it some more to make sure all is good before getting another seal.

It's a cheap setup for a lot of insurance. Had only to buy an expansion plug to close up the exhaust flange.
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:09 am

Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1909
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1909
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:09 am linkquote
Why would a seal be leaking there? Is the crankshaft OD to small? What's behind that seal? I'm used to seeing them with a spring on the backside pulling tight against the shaft.

Would one of these work on there?

https://www.skf.com/us/products/industrial-seals/power-transmission-seals/wear-sleeves/skf-speedi-sleeve



Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:15 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:15 pm linkquote
rowdyc wrote:
It's almost a necessity to check for leaks after putting a motor back together.
I fixed that for you
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:02 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8100
Location: Victoria, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8100
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:02 pm linkquote
Great job Rowdyc!
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:18 pm

Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 781
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
 
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 781
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:18 pm linkquote
Today I saw these and more info to follow…








Generation gap

Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:15 am

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
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Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:15 am linkquote
Lllllurvlee....

That patnia yo!
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:52 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5294
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5294
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:52 am linkquote
I want the blue one!
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:03 pm

Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 781
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
 
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 781
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:03 pm linkquote
These are actually up for grabs. Not mine but are at a local modern shop sort of on consignment I think. I took a bunch of pics and have the engine numbers. Inspected them to the best of my novice ability. Will compile and post in the next couple days. Pm me if you need more info. Engine on the blue one turns, the other one seems to be stuck.



Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:10 pm

Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 781
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
 
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 781
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:10 pm linkquote
This engine number was different. Blue one had rot in the bottom of the cowl but that's is. The other just surface rust.




French sticker?

Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:49 am

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6145
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6145
Location: So Cal
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:49 am linkquote
Taking advantage of the good paintin' weather ...





Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:57 am

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2396
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2396
Location: Florence, OR
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:57 am linkquote
Very nice!
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:06 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8550
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8550
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:06 am linkquote
That's a great color match
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:22 am

Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3106

 
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Posts: 3106

Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:22 am linkquote
modkuo wrote:
These are actually up for grabs. Not mine but are at a local modern shop sort of on consignment I think. I took a bunch of pics and have the engine numbers. Inspected them to the best of my novice ability. Will compile and post in the next couple days. Pm me if you need more info. Engine on the blue one turns, the other one seems to be stuck.
I'd drop in a stock 200 lump, PK fork, disc brake, and use it as a highway cruiser.
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:51 pm

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VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
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Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:51 pm linkquote
Nice work Mike!
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:52 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:52 pm linkquote
Damn nice lookin' paint work there, Mike!
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:10 pm

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6145
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6145
Location: So Cal
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:10 pm linkquote
Thx fellas, better than it was for sure. Could've used another coat, but just used up the last of what I had on hand and called it good.

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Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:12 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:12 pm linkquote
I'd roll with that cowl any day.
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:29 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:29 pm linkquote
I got a little present in the mail from Exmayor today.

Polini right-hand exhaust for my P200. That should make it go braaap



Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:59 am

Banned
2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7912
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7912
Location: San Francisco
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:59 am linkquote
got back from two perfect days of riding on the Giro di California. The Rally was the littlest cheater bike.





Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:10 am

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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VNB VSC VBC VSX*2
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Posts: 5317
Location: Hustletown, TX
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:10 am linkquote
Gorgeous rally... looks like a grand tour!
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:26 pm

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
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5756
Location: Indo
 
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
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5756
Location: Indo
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:26 pm linkquote
Teach my neigbour kids paint his vespa, and turn out he's more talented then me



Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:36 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:36 am linkquote
I don't know what it is with me and burning vehicles, but this is how I started my morning...

I woke up and heard something that sounded kind've like a horn, but not really. Then one of the dogs (Josie, of course) started going nuts and I heard popping sounds. Looked out the back window and saw a serious column of flame.

Jumped up, got dressed, ran outside and that car burning awaited me. I had my hose, which was really about ten feet too short, but I started wetting down the leaves in the alley to try and keep it from spreading until the fire department got there.

Turns out the car was stolen this morning, then dumped and torched behind my house. Fortunately, the city is dealing with towing it, and then it's all over but the insurance claim.

And as an added bummer for the owner, he had an outstanding felony warrant, so in addition to having a bunch of his tools burnt up (they were in the back of the car), he's going to jail this morning.

My next update will hopefully be scooter-related.


Believe it or not, this was totally ineffective!

Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:38 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8100
Location: Victoria, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8100
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:38 pm linkquote
Wow Chandlerman, that was too close!!
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:41 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4010
Location: Nashville
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:41 pm linkquote
I don't know what it is about this place, but it's been non-stop crazy ever since I moved in.

Did I even bother to mention the car that flipped over a couple houses down from me a few weeks ago?



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