Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:59 am

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:59 am linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Yeah, I need a track day and someone to help me learn to lean and use all my tire.
It seem that scooter tires only go to about "7" and the TZ tires go to "11" or maybe more.
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:06 am

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:06 am linkquote
Very very cool OCT.

The TZ125 and the old RD350s are my fav yamahas.
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:53 am

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:53 am linkquote
Stellalossi came out of hibernation today. Pleased to see my tinkering with the speedo, cable and drive gear paid off and needle no longer wags wildly back and forth above 50 mph. Didn't have GPS today, but guessing it reads about 5 mph too high. I can live with that as long as the needle isn't schizing out.



Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:04 pm

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:04 pm linkquote
Spent part of the weekend faffing around with my buddy's wife's Vino. Taiwanese 143cc kit, performance cam, NCY "performance" pipe that weighs half what the stocker does. SAS delete. NCY Gen 4 CVT kit...not quite sold on the variator face without a fan.

Forks were pulled, stripped, de-scuzzed and fitted with new oil seals. Just waiting on a new inner leg and dust boots so I can bolt the legs back into the chassis. Using a fork oil with a slightly stouter viscosity at the owner's request.

Needs tires; the front one is a lumpy SOB. Thinking Michelin S1 tubeless for now.

Waiting on jets to dial in the carb and a bunch of other small pieces to address stuff that's crumbled through neglect. Shooting to have this ready for SuperSunday in early May.

Wish some of the parts for my other projects would show up. Some days, you just have to settle for wrenching on whatever needs fixing.


Nineteen more CC's of Vino fury. Finned thing below the cylinder is the oil filter housing. Astound your scooter friends at trivia; Vinos do have oil filters.


Getting the cam sprocket in place is a bit of a pain in the arse. Getting the rocker shafts in is a bigger pain. And people wonder why we love 2Ts? Intake and exhaust were matched for tiny gains.


Anodized parts are like, +2hp, right? Bigger breather to help deal with slight change in crankcase pressure. And yes, the upper rocker cover is the oil fill cap on Vinos.


At least the pipe looks better than the emissions-laden behemoth that it originally came with.



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Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:23 pm

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:23 pm linkquote
the stocker pipe weighs approximately 9 billion pounds and has that dumb SAS horseshittery on it. the NCY is a marked improvement.

I've installed a few of those kits, giant PITA but the juice is worth the squeeze. that with some trans work make a very pedestrian bike hustle.

you're doing good work man!
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:37 pm

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:37 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
the stocker pipe weighs approximately 9 billion pounds and has that dumb SAS horseshittery on it. the NCY is a marked improvement.

I've installed a few of those kits, giant PITA but the juice is worth the squeeze. that with some trans work make a very pedestrian bike hustle.

you're doing good work man!
Glad to hear this effort will net a benefit. This thing was pretty clapped out to begin with and struggled to top 40mph on the level. I believe they should do 50-52mph stock in good nick.

I only used the thinner black base gasket. Not sure why there are two, unless it's to provide squish when using the stock head? Had the head re-cut from the stock 51.5mm bore to 55mm, so I figured I could get away with one. Rolled the engine over several times once everything was torqued down to make sure nothing was fouling, but the real test will be once it's running.

Keeping the stock carb, but rejetting it. Stock is a Mikuni 22.5 pilot and a 97.5 main. I figured I'd start with a 25 pilot and a 117.5 main. Any thoughts, since there's so little info out there about setting these up?
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:02 pm

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Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:02 pm linkquote
today I started my new youtube channel. it's called ASE certified mechanic assembles cat tree while swearing wildly.

Dr. Mrs. The Greasy found it to be highly entertaining. the land bats are 50/50 on it. both the tree and the channel.

click the like and subscribe! merch will be out soon!
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:05 pm

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Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:05 pm linkquote
I'd like and subscribe the hell out of that channel. It would combine three of my favorite things: building stuff, cute animals, and watching others suffer.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:29 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:29 pm linkquote
Finished securing the strut channel and insulation to the garage wall around the pedestal I built for the … oh, well of course you think it's for you!



Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:40 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:40 pm linkquote
hell yeah! looking good! and the finish on the concrete looks excellent!

what are you putting up over the insulation?

guessing the pad is for either machines or a foundry. but knowing you, I'll be for something entirely surprising that none of us would ever guess in a million years!
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:11 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:11 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
hell yeah! looking good! and the finish on the concrete looks excellent!

what are you putting up over the insulation?

guessing the pad is for either machines or a foundry. but knowing you, I'll be for something entirely surprising that none of us would ever guess in a million years!
The pad is for the lathe I picked up last October (Sharp 1118). The insulation will will be covered in places with cabinets, pegboard, tool holders, splashguard... The strut channel will make reconfiguring things really easy.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:21 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:21 pm linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
The pad is for the lathe I picked up last October (Sharp 1118). The insulation will will be covered in places with cabinets, pegboard, tool holders, splashguard... The strut channel will make reconfiguring things really easy.
hell to the yeah. I figured it was either a lathe or a mill or some crazy 3D multi axis thing that you engineered on the fly. or a foundry. I wouldn't put it past you!

I'm into it. what are you using as splash guard? standard peg or going stainless or something?

the strut channel is genius. so much easier than regular construct.
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:43 am

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Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:43 am linkquote
I replaced the ridiculous lock washer on the swing arm bolt on my SS180. The one on the left is the "correct size" from a Superior Industrial Parts supplier. The one on the right is the NOS original cadmium replacement I found on eBay. It's pretty darn obvious that the dimensions aren't the same.



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Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:47 pm linkquote
Put the rebuilt forks back in that fricken Vino. Used Torco RFF 20 in the forks to make them slightly less mushy than stock. The bozo that designed the belly pan on these scoots is a proper bastard in my book.

Also wrote another article for the Scooter Zine. Publishing deadline is this weekend, and nothing stirs the creative juices like running it down to the wire...


It's pink. At least I won't mistake it for a different fluid.


Forks are back in. That stupid belly pan sucks.


Wheels in the truck. New tires get fitted tomorrow.

Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:58 am

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:58 am linkquote
Little Blue Sprint needs a bit of running in after an engine freshen by Skand at Retro. Had this bike a long time. 42,000 miles on the original piston... Kept it stock standard. Goes sweet. Chur.




The last of the autumn rays around the waterfront in Auckland City.



Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:08 am

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:08 am linkquote
Listed the White P200 on FB Marketplace around noon. Went and installed a CDI on the SS. Came back in and it was sold. Best part is Denver James is supposed to stop by with something for me this week and the buyer is using DJ to ship the white P200 out west.

Hmmmm... Is it too much to hope that mama bear won't notice the color change in the herd?


Fun find and a fun project. Going to a good home. (The scooter not the dog.)

Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:10 am

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:10 am linkquote
(Big Mama Lu was a sad find but a GREAT project and even better friend.)
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:15 pm

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:15 pm linkquote
Kicked the Lambretta off the podium and got the lathe up there and leveled


With lots of help

Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:53 pm

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Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:53 pm linkquote
More time on that Vino. Starting to look like a scooter again. Feeling good about that Torco RFF 20 in the forks; tested the damping now that it's a roller again. Suspension isn't too stiff, but it sure as hell isn't mushy like a stocker. The road test should be fun. Hoping to fire it up by next weekend...only two left before SuperSunday and I'll still need to dial it in.

On the Vespa front, I did drop off the silent blocks with my machinist, so I should be getting back to my smallframe soon. Looking for steel tubing to sleeve them for a smallie bolt.


500


Fresh kicks and new brake parts.


Fluid no longer looks like Coca-Cola.


Getting closer. CVT and carburetor are next on the list.



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Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:11 pm linkquote
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Kicked the Lambretta off the podium and got the lathe up there and leveled
Wow. Thing if beauty right there!
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:54 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:54 am linkquote
I'm just here shamelessly plugging our Rally this weekend.

Hill Country Classic 2022

https://fb.me/e/1YFpNcIoO

Carry on with Bollox
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:31 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:31 am linkquote
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I'm just here shamelessly plugging our Rally this weekend.

Hill Country Classic 2022

https://fb.me/e/1YFpNcIoO

Carry on with Bollox
So bummed I will miss this!
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:27 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:27 am linkquote
I just cut off and re-welded the mounting flange on the new muffler so I could actually install it on the '66 Allstate Blue Badge.
Wouldn't you think they'd have a jig of some kind to position things properly ???? !!!!
Last Friday I painted the SS Blue Pavone. Beautiful color and came out nice.
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:48 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:48 am linkquote
We need some pics of the blue pavone!!!
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:01 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:01 am linkquote
Looked like this Friday afternoon.
It really changes color in different lighting.
I'm waiting on some parts and I like to let it sit about a week for the paint to fully harden.


Quite the shine. It will get cut and buffed.


One of my temporary booths. Cheap drop cloths, bamboo jammed between the floor and ceiling, and an old box fan.

Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:00 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:00 am linkquote
Pavone Blue is a lovely color. Nice work with the makeshift booth. Cost effective and gets the job done
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:16 am

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Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:16 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
So bummed I will miss this!
The food is going to be almost as good as the scooting.
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:00 am

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Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:00 am linkquote
Made a Hub Holding / Hub nut tightening tool. From a junk wheel, and square tube. I've seen these for Lamby's, but here I have made a Vespa version. Hold the hub without the tire and/or engine out of frame.

Used my Lincoln Weldpack 100, which is still set for fluxcore. The welds are - strong, if not all super pretty. Flux core is a messy affair, and I'm mosdef out of practice. I"ll hit it with a superficial smoothing over, mostly to knock down all the damn flux slag; before a rattle bomb paint jobber. Got the job done tho!


dont judge me by my welds


seriously...


Fence post square tube. Slim pickins at the HD. it'll do the job. Probably still trim it a bit shorter, currently is 36" long; which is absurd

Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:46 am

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Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:46 am linkquote
Yeah I don't know why more don't use the holding tools like you made - I 've got one made up and I love it.
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:33 am

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Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:33 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Yeah I don't know why more don't use the holding tools like you made - I 've got one made up and I love it.
I've always done the ol - wait till its in the frame, jam yer foot awkwardly on the rear brake while sitting on the frame and tweaking over to turn the torque wrench. this will be mucho better
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:16 pm

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Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:16 pm linkquote
Got the Vino running on Monday. Needed to address a few remaining details (vacuum caps and a PCV hose), so I wrapped those last night. Bolted on the seat/bucket and tried a few laps of the shop lot.

Rear tire unseated from the bead on the second lap.

Somehow got it cleaned up and reseated with the the shop compressor (33gal tank with one of those oilless pumps, rebuilt it last year) and the world's sketchiest air chuck. Ran another heat cycle while checking for bead leaks, I'll see if it's still holding pressure tomorrow.

Decided to take it around the block. As Greasy said, this kit put a bit more pep in the Vino's step, even without being broken in. After putting around for a bit, I turned out onto Oracle Rd. and fed 'er the onions. Came up over the crest at Glenn and was surprised to see it had been accelerating all the way up the hill and was running faster than a stock Vino while doing it...even with my big arse aboard!

Was rolling the throttle closed coming over the crest when the engine GOT LOUD. Tapped the kill switch and tagged the brakes.

Ah, crap. Please tell me I didn't just blow this up.

Couldn't find an oil leak, the rocker covers were still attached and the muffler was still secured to the head/block.

Tried cranking it to see if I could find the issue. It sounded like it had blown the exhaust gasket, but I couldn't find evidence of it. Fired it up and it wasn't rattling or knocking, so I all but idled my way back to the shop.

On the lift and under the light, I found my problem: it seems my machinist doesn't understand the thermal expansion of different metals. Or doesn't understand that a 3/8" pipe cap will not seal properly in a 10mm hole...especially an unthreaded one.

Visited him today about it. He'd hit me up over the weekend for a favor, but I hadn't had a chance to look into it yet. Since it was a slow meeting day and I had a late maintenance tonight, I humored him and fixed the trash one of his neighbors had brought in. Now he really owes me.

Gonna make him fix it in the frame for having me set tools to that hot garbage, and then hit him up for my smallie mounts when I get back from SuperSunday.


That hole by the plug was for the EGR port. I told him to pull the old tube and cap it off. It worked until the head got slightly warm. Engine was clean, but the shop lot is on a 1-acre dust pit.


F this garbage. Got them both idling, running and rideable. The rattlecan heap had a non-trivial amount of ill-conceived tweaker engineering going on. Runs passably, but the lack of an air filter and engine oil has already fitted nails to it's coffin.

Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:02 pm

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Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:02 pm linkquote
Washed 3 years of dirt off, replaced the clutch cable before it broke, and put the CSA rack back on.







Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:29 pm

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Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:29 pm linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Yeah I don't know why more don't use the holding tools like you made - I 've got one made up and I love it.
same boat. everybody has some spare shitty rims and either has a buzz box or knows somebody that does. knock that shizz out!

(btw if anybody need lammy or vespa 1/2 rims hit me up, kajiit house of wares is lousy with them!)
Sun May 01, 2022 5:09 am

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Sun May 01, 2022 5:09 am linkquote
That Rally is gorgeous.
Sun May 01, 2022 9:15 am

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Sun May 01, 2022 9:15 am linkquote
Took some inspiration from Robbie 11 and put an old-style fender crest on my Stella. The mounting posts were closer together than the PX/Stella one, and the radius was very slightly smaller. Addressed by drilling a new rearward hole in the fender and bedding in a generous layer of trim adhesive.



Mon May 02, 2022 5:51 am

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Mon May 02, 2022 5:51 am linkquote
Headline in today's paper made me do a double take ...



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Mon May 02, 2022 6:28 am linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Headline in today's paper made me do a double take ...
good thing you have your bikes secured in several locations - they won't nab them all at once
Mon May 02, 2022 5:10 pm

Addicted
'07 GTS250, '07 LX150, '81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 515
Location: Tucson, AZ
 
Addicted
'07 GTS250, '07 LX150, '81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 515
Location: Tucson, AZ
Mon May 02, 2022 5:10 pm linkquote
Vino is done and dusted.

Greasy, I wound up with a Mikuni 25 pilot and a 107.5* main. Still on the stock air box, but it has a UNI bi-element filter. I had it up to 57 in traffic and ran out of road. It's funny to get impatient with traffic when you're riding a Vino.

Owner is happy to have her baby back and is pretty pleased with its newfound giddyup. She's doing break-in riding this week, then I'll do a head torque check, valve check and change the oil when we meet them in LA.

*Mikuni jets are rated by flow, not orifice diameter. So a Mikuni 107.5 is physically comparable to a Dell'Orto 120. Stock jet was a 97.5, which is roughly a Dell'Orto 108.


Bye Puddles! Other buddy's bugeye Zuma is going too.

Tue May 03, 2022 3:26 am

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: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5779
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: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5779
Location: Indo
Tue May 03, 2022 3:26 am linkquote
Turn forty and going strong

Love you all, stay healthy and cheer







Tue May 03, 2022 3:34 am

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2929
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2929
Location: Veria, Greece
Tue May 03, 2022 3:34 am linkquote
Happy Bday E!!!

40?? More like 25
What's your secret??
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