Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:28 am

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:28 am linkquote
JanP wrote:
One minor mishap with the bins. Forgot to brake…. She was fine
If she got back on after that, she'll get there!

My daughter has tried to learn, but between my only have largeframes (she's 5'2") with hot motors and not knowing how to drive stick, it's been a struggle.
Sat Feb 26, 2022 11:09 am

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 11:09 am linkquote
Yeah, difficult with large frames. I was going to try on my P, but had the little one. Its actually the perfect size and sort of what theyre made for I guess.

Layover looks worse than was. She couldnt hold the scooter up when she stopped in front of the bins and just laid it on its side. Even the 90 a bit heavy!

She did well with the clutch i reckon.
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:18 pm

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:18 pm linkquote
gotta start somewhere! Everyone lays down atleast once. Good she got it out of her system early
Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:52 pm

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:52 pm linkquote
Since I'm waiting on parts for several things, I re-geared my Buddy's '05 Zuma YW50 for more top end. May need to re-spring the clutch now to make up for the slight loss of takeoff. Final is now 11:1, which is nothing for weedy teens but pushing it for bigger dudes.

Had more time to wrench than usual, so I threw some more trash on the lift to autopsy. This is #9, an '01 Zuma II CW50. Paint is shit, forks are blown and bodywork needs repair. Engine is rebuilt and modified, so I need to get the chassis up to snuff. Also need practice rebuilding hydraulic forks.


Nasty chassis.


Forks are bleeding, but the upper tubes looked OK after cleaning. Dang seals and dust boots are nearly unobtanium these days.


Oooh, fancy...


Duly noted.

Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:14 pm

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:14 pm linkquote
JanP wrote:
Got the 90 going and started teaching my daughter how to ride. She did good.
wait wait...wait...

You are using a ss90 to teach someone to ride?!?



*clutches pearls*
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:51 pm

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:51 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
wait wait...wait...

You are using a ss90 to teach someone to ride?!?



*clutches pearls*
times are tough, you work with what you have...
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:53 pm

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:53 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
wait wait...wait...

You are using a ss90 to teach someone to ride?!?



*clutches pearls*
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Barely ridden, only dropped once.
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:58 pm

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:58 pm linkquote
^^^
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Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:54 am

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:54 am linkquote
I thought of using the P, but like Chandlerman said, too big and would just put her off.

The 90 made for someone my daughters size. When i was a kid, my dad said, when you can start it, you can ride it. She managed to start it!

It was good to see it getting used for this. It was sort of my first real scoot and opened my eyes to what these little things could do.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:01 am

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:01 am linkquote
Left the original door behind on a road somewhere a few years ago


Small enough to hold up. It was cool she could do

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:46 am

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:46 am linkquote
Good for her and I am envious!

I was watching a video from Robot ( I love his stuff, a national treasure he is) about the history of the Vespa and he shows the picture of the scooter he wrecked. He mentions the inevitability of a crash at some point.

In that same video he talks about how his experience with dirt bikes and mountain bikes and how those skills developed in the dirt help to prepare you for better road safety, better able to control the machine.

I have heard it said that having children is like signing a contract agreeing to walk around with your heart outside of your body, you are potentially exposing yourself to so much pain.

I would like nothing more than for my kids to love it just like I do but what kind of horrible parent would let their kid ride or encourage such behavior? The kind that loves riding like we do is the only answer I can think of, and of course we try as hard as we can to teach them, and prepare them for what they might face.

Elbows up, elbows up, elbows up. Anytime you need to make any kind of aggressive maneuvers to avoid something or when road/surface conditions may be slippery or sketchy keeping your elbows up automatically puts your body in the correct position on the bike with your weight forward slightly favoring the front wheel.

I may be stating the obvious, but I am a huge fan especially when trying to teach a new rider proper technique of repeating the obvious statement over and over again so that hopefully when the situation arises it just happens without thinking about it, because you don't have time to think you have to react. Elbows up!
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:58 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:58 pm linkquote
Took another look at a Buddy 50 (#5) that was picked up for that 50cc ride. Fixed the engine in December, but needed a Keihin slow jet to resolve a hard-start issue. Runs great, but I noticed a rubbing sound when braking. Checked and relocated the front brake line (would touch tire under braking) but it didn't solve the noise totally.

That when I noticed the fender was tagging the bodywork when loaded. And then noticed the tire was rubbing a hole in the front lower cover when braking.

Got a good used fork. Yep, the original is bent.

Naturally, the scooter is gutted about this.


Fork in the background is the replacement. Fork in the foreground is the original. The bases are squared up.


Poor scoot's about fallen to pieces over this.

Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:38 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:38 pm linkquote
the only redeeming quality of that job is that you don't have to break the hydro system.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:53 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:53 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
the only redeeming quality of that job is that you don't have to break the hydro system.
Yeah, I like the split fender design for that reason. I did have to open it on the prebug Zuma, but it was a worthwhile exercise since that system was full of schmoo.

Two observations on these two projects:

1) The Buddy 50 and the Zuma II have the same fork inners and use the same oil seals.
2) The NCY caliper and the Buddy 50 caliper are straight-up copies of the Zuma II/BWS Brembo unit.

Already knew the Buddy 50 used the same brake rotor as a CW50/YW50, but also recently determined that the Vino 125 uses the same rotor.

Forks on these are a lot simpler to work on than expected. Only pain is that the particular prebug I'm working on is a late '01 and it has 30mm fork like the '02-on Aerox, which wasn't sold here. Parts diagram speak nothing of this, so there may be shenanigans afoot.

And I will pay dearly for my fork comment when we tear down my Buddy's '07 Burgie 400 to fix its leaky forks...

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:27 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:27 pm linkquote
are you sure on the 125 rotor?

I remember those being quite speedy and a real bitch to source

I do know that the buddy 50 brake shit is common and shares parts with several other scoots (to that note, let me know if you need any of that and I'll throw it in a pile for ya)

burgmans are such a delight to work on. just be glad it's not a 650!
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:44 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:44 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
are you sure on the 125 rotor?

I remember those being quite speedy and a real bitch to source
Pretty sure. It kinda explains why the big Vino is so slow. That'll be problematic when I get my buddy's wife's Vino going for SuperSunday (May 8th). Quite possibly gonna go faster than 55.
greasy125 wrote:
I do know that the buddy 50 brake shit is common and shares parts with several other scoots (to that note, let me know if you need any of that and I'll throw it in a pile for ya)
I'm good on the brakes. If you have a shortblock, I'm very interested. I'd rather build up a second motor than gut this one and rebuild it next month. It's going to a friend wants to experience a quick small 2T and he's wanting to take it to SuperSunday. I have some decent hardware to bolt into it but it's easier to build a second and just swap it out when he wants to party.
greasy125 wrote:
burgmans are such a delight to work on. just be glad it's not a 650
Got that t-shirt. They are truly a pain in all of the arseholes.
Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:09 am

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:09 am linkquote
I recently returned to Greece, I think I got lucky squeezing in between a pandemic and a small war just to the north of us, yikes!

Today I received a gift from my friend John here who rides big powerful motorcycles, but somehow still puts up with my Vespa addiction and found this for me to prove he's not really prejudiced. Now I can believe him.


Finally! A proper manual for my old smallie so I don't have to just guess how it works!


This is in mint condition, looks like it was never opened.


So many useful illustrations.


And the colors still pop.



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Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:03 am

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:03 am linkquote
That's a nice bit of Vespa ephemera!
Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:50 am

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:50 am linkquote
Today I saw the duck tail lamp that came standard on an Ausberg GS150 for the first time.
Love it... it just makes one of the most gorgeous scoots ever made even more of a design wonder.


as seen on a SM post elsewhere

Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:29 pm

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Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:29 pm linkquote
Ok… I need-
1. The hub caps
2. The cowl embellishers
3. The Lammy-style rear tire rack
4. …The *CB*



Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:00 pm

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Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:00 pm linkquote
You can have all that, I'll take whats left
Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:42 am

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:42 am linkquote
GeekLion wrote:
You can have all that, I'll take whats left
You can't handle what's left
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:39 am

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:39 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
You can't handle what's left
My Friend, I can handle more than your imagination can dream of
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:50 am

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:50 am linkquote
GeekLion wrote:
My Friend, I can handle more than your imagination can dream of
Don't forget - he's a geek, and a lion....and a sex panther



Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:54 am

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:54 am linkquote
qascooter wrote:
Don't forget - he's a geek, and a lion....and a sex panther
I stand corrected.

Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:55 am

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:55 am linkquote
Also, if he's both a lion AND a panther, how does that compare to a Liger?
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:15 am

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:15 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Also, if he's both a lion AND a panther, how does that compare to a Liger?
Lanther....Pion.... Liantheron?!... Not sure whats proper, but Lion+Panther beats Liger alldayerryday. Dont ask how I know, I just do
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Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:55 pm linkquote
GeekLion wrote:
Lanther....Pion.... Liantheron?!... Not sure whats proper, but Lion+Panther beats Liger alldayerryday. Dont ask how I know, I just do
Panthers beat Tigers all day every day so by default a Lion/Panther mashup will always be superior!
Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:19 pm

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:19 pm linkquote
Yeah, but Ligers are also bred for their skills in magic!

Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:28 pm

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Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:28 pm linkquote
Lion-Panthers are bred for their skills in BLACK MAGIC
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:07 am

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Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:07 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Yeah, but Ligers are also bred for their skills in magic!


Yeah but that guy got hit in the face with a pork chop, so what does he know!
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:14 am

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Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:14 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Ok… I need-
1. The hub caps
2. The cowl embellishers
3. The Lammy-style rear tire rack
4. …The *CB*
You forgot that fabulous rack!
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:08 am

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Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:08 am linkquote
FridayMatinee wrote:
Yeah but that guy got hit in the face with a pork chop, so what does he know!
He's one of the world's foremost authorities on the Liger, I'll have you know!
Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:37 pm

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Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:37 pm linkquote
had some grounds keeping work to do before playing scooters, everything was going swimmingly until this:


so with weather rolling in I was already in the muck... yay. waited for that BS to abate and band-aid Rube Goldberg'd it till I can get my big torch and bottle. it'll hold. it's fine. it's fine.

but without pain, you don't know... well... more pain.



it's time to get down...
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Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:07 am linkquote
I keep the Stella locked up with a 6' long cable looped through the rear rack down to an anchor in the street. This morning I forgot to unlock the cable. Start her up, a little gas, engage the clutch, and WHAM! me and the bike are laying on our right sides in the gutter. I guess the coffee hasn't kicked in because it takes 15 seconds before I can figure out WTF is going on.

After I got it back up, I had the damnedest time getting her to start back up. I am assuming it was just massively flooded. Once it did start, it let up a cloud of smoke as if Stella was the Papal conclave.

H
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:20 am

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Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:20 am linkquote
Ouch! I hope you're all right and the scooter wasn't unacceptably beat up in the process.

They do tend to flood and get really smoky for a bit after you lay one down. If it was fully warmed up, it would have been easier to re-start, I can tell you from experience.
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:31 am

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Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:31 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:


it's time to get down...
That's wheelie super, pulled from its slumber. Nice!
Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:32 am

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Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:32 am linkquote
You think a current vespa dealer would honor this guarantee?



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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:17 pm linkquote
Got to spend a track day on a TZ125. OMG does that thing move and even though I left massive chicken strips ~1in wide I still had a fantastic day.



Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:04 am

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:04 am linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Got to spend a track day on a TZ125. OMG does that thing move and even though I left massive chicken strips ~1in wide I still had a fantastic day.
Yeah, I need a track day and someone to help me learn to lean and use all my tire.
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