Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:41 pm

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1967 Granturismo 177, 1979 P200E, 1974 Primavera 125 Hooligans S/C Seattle/Austin
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Posts: 713
Location: Austin, TX
 
Addicted
1967 Granturismo 177, 1979 P200E, 1974 Primavera 125 Hooligans S/C Seattle/Austin
Joined: 11 Mar 2013
Posts: 713
Location: Austin, TX
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:41 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
On vintage vehicles (over 25 years) you can pay a fee for a "specialty plate". (Plates used to be assigned yearly. Can you imagine?)

Anyway, the vin# of the scoot (also the registration number of the title) gets assigned to that antique plate. So, it's like a vanity plate in a sense. Year of the plate has to match the year of manufacture on the title. The cool thing is though, you only have to renew the registration/plate every 5 years, AND it does not require a mechanical or emissions inspection. Definitely the way to legally run titled, vintage bikes in our state. Especially these 2-stroke particulate makers.
I must've done it the wrong way. I have YOM plates on all my bikes and paid a pretty penny. I got issued 1 year tags and have to renew. Still figuring that out around my move to Florida. Dammit, those old black on white Texas plates sure do look nice.
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:52 pm

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3198
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3198
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:52 pm linkquote
Clauss Studios top mount is here and found me some unobtainium NOS black fuel levers...









Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:00 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6498
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6498
Location: Nashville
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:00 pm linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
Clauss Studios top mount is here and found me some unobtainium NOS black fuel levers...
That Clauss top mount is a PITA to install if you can't flip the frame over to drill it, but it's really nice for good, tight handling.
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:52 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
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Location: Finland
 
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Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:52 am linkquote
FINYoshi wrote:
Messaged my trusty scooter parts shop for third time about my package. I ordered parts worth just shy of 1k€ three weeks ago and it seems like the shipping company has lost them
Yep, they are lost...

Removed some parts, added even more and now it's 1.3k€
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:54 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:54 am linkquote
Are you responsible for the lost parts cost? Was the shipment insured? Please tell us you haven't lost all that money!
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:47 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
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Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:47 am linkquote
Nope. It's the responsibility of the seller who will in turn make their claim to the shipping company.

Hoping for the new parts to arrive some time next week but will likely have to wait for the week after that.
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:01 am

Banned
2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 8303
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 8303
Location: San Francisco
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:01 am linkquote
Getting ready for the Rally Glovebox Rally



Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:25 am

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:25 am linkquote
OG sticker ftw! Just wow.


Found a great, vintage key chain….can't decide if it belongs to the SS or the smallie.

I'm leaning smalls.



Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:48 am

Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 300
Location: Seattle
 
Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 300
Location: Seattle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:48 am linkquote
OK! We need a keychain thread. I'll post up later today to start it off.
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:00 am

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:00 am linkquote
Needed some feel good after the tough garage day yesterday. Went and pulled the p outta storage. Didn't start first kick, but started first bump and showed herself well on a quick 10 mile ride.

My longest owned and biggest survivor.



Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:36 pm

Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 300
Location: Seattle
 
Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 300
Location: Seattle
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:36 pm linkquote
Working on the VBA a bit today, wanted to clean up the inner braking surface on the front drum before I paint it and what not. Was trying to figure out how to make a jig to hold the drum and then realized I had a jig, the front axle! Just mounted up the drum backwards set the drill press to a slow speed and went to town with some emery cloth. I'm not worried about a machined-perfect surface, just clean off the old glaze and gunk.

Hal





Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:43 pm

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:43 pm linkquote
Wow good sorting!
Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:32 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:32 pm linkquote
Started 12k maintenance on my ninja250. Brake fluid change, air filter cleaning, lube stuff. Ordered all new coolant hoses, they are original to a 2004 as far as I know. Next up oil change, coolant change, and valve adjustment.

It looks so weird without fairings!



Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:54 pm

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1442
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Posts: 1442
Location: PNW from LBC
Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:54 pm linkquote
I dig the sleek open look without fairings. Maybe swap out for a shorter seat & tail, and rock a trimmed up street-fighter look.
Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:53 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 5149
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 5149
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:53 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Started 12k maintenance on my ninja250. Brake fluid change, air filter cleaning, lube stuff. Ordered all new coolant hoses, they are original to a 2004 as far as I know. Next up oil change, coolant change, and valve adjustment.

It looks so weird without fairings!
Those little ninjas are so much fun, I have owned 3 of them, 2 picked up as projects. I would own one now if it wasn't for my wonky back problems. Do the battery box mod the first time you have to remove the carbs, makes it a lot easier to get them off and on again.
Sun Aug 21, 2022 6:45 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Aug 21, 2022 6:45 am linkquote
I keep forgetting I have a spare air box to mod, have had to take carbs out a few times, it sucks to do. The carbs get unhappy if you let it sit. If you ride it regularly it's a rock of reliability.
Sun Aug 21, 2022 7:03 am

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3047
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3047
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sun Aug 21, 2022 7:03 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Started 12k maintenance on my ninja250. Brake fluid change, air filter cleaning, lube stuff. Ordered all new coolant hoses, they are original to a 2004 as far as I know. Next up oil change, coolant change, and valve adjustment.

It looks so weird without fairings!
My god man , cover that poor thing up it's naked
Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:55 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:55 pm linkquote
Got the valve adjustment portion done on the Ninja. It's not so hard once you get in there. I started by moving the clearances to the minimum side and then realized I needed to do the maximum side so I got extra pratice. After I got the intake valves done I did the exhausts and figured out there was no way in hell a torque wrench was happening on those lock nuts due to access, so I had to do the old "that feels as tight as the intakes were".

Just waiting on my spark plugs, oil filter, and new coolant hoses to button it up. That's roughly $500 or more saved. For this bike I've been farming out the big services but I guess that's over now. I might even be brave enough to try the next major service on the GTS once it rolls up, but that will be a while. It's weird how I'd rather rebuild a whole vintage engine than adjust valves and deal with coolant on a modern...
Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:13 pm

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
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Location: Finland
 
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Posts: 388
Location: Finland
Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:13 pm linkquote
Whipped up a logo with DALL-E for the merry folks who have have been having challenges with being either too advanced or retarded


Feel free to use

Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:30 am

Addicted
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 574
Location: York, PA
 
Addicted
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 574
Location: York, PA
Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:30 am linkquote
I got a trial of DAL-E but the link wouldn't allow access. Great image.
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:08 am

Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3749

 
Ossessionato
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Posts: 3749

Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:08 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Got the valve adjustment portion done on the Ninja. It's not so hard once you get in there. I started by moving the clearances to the minimum side and then realized I needed to do the maximum side so I got extra pratice. After I got the intake valves done I did the exhausts and figured out there was no way in hell a torque wrench was happening on those lock nuts due to access, so I had to do the old "that feels as tight as the intakes were".

Just waiting on my spark plugs, oil filter, and new coolant hoses to button it up. That's roughly $500 or more saved. For this bike I've been farming out the big services but I guess that's over now. I might even be brave enough to try the next major service on the GTS once it rolls up, but that will be a while. It's weird how I'd rather rebuild a whole vintage engine than adjust valves and deal with coolant on a modern...
I feel you pain John. I used to have a KTM RC390, and the manual spec'd out 500 miles for the initial valve adjustment. It took FOREVER to strip down the bike just to get the valve covers off. Then it was just about impossible to fit any sort of wrench in there to actually loosen or tighten the valves. It was a short lived love affair with that bike. I loved the way it looked and i did look good on the bike, but since the RC390 was built in India, it literally felt like i was riding around on a 4T Bajaj Chetak. I said, "no thanks to that", and I sent her packing after a short couple weeks.
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:49 am

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3047
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3047
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:49 am linkquote
whodatschrome wrote:
I feel you pain John. I used to have a KTM RC390, and the manual spec'd out 500 miles for the initial valve adjustment. It took FOREVER to strip down the bike just to get the valve covers off. Then it was just about impossible to fit any sort of wrench in there to actually loosen or tighten the valves. It was a short lived love affair with that bike. I loved the way it looked and i did look good on the bike, but since the RC390 was built in India, it literally felt like i was riding around on a 4T Bajaj Chetak. I said, "no thanks to that", and I sent her packing after a short couple weeks.
I had to look up a RC390, reminds me of those sports bikes in Japan. Looks like a 1000cc bike until it starts up then you know it's not. Kind of like a push up bra, as one of our esteemed members here put it.
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:59 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
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Posts: 388
Location: Finland
 
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Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 388
Location: Finland
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:59 am linkquote
FINYoshi wrote:
Messaged my trusty scooter parts shop for third time about my package. I ordered parts worth just shy of 1k€ three weeks ago and it seems like the shipping company has lost them
Received information yesterday that my package is ready to be picked up from a collection point - Yay !

When picking the box up, noticed it has been really beaten up and had a big hole in the bottom - Doh !

The later sent package was also scheduled for delivery today via another courier before 6:00pm so no problem - Yay !

No problem right? RIGHT??? Clock is now almost 9:00pm and guess what, no package... DOH !

Opened the banged up box and inspected the contents. Uncle Tom crank had almost gotten through the box, threads on main shaft damaged, cylinder cowl and fan cover scratched plus the Ultrastrong clutch box looks like someone stomped on it. Also one out of three small-parts bags was ripped which is likely the reason why cylinder studs, nuts and DRT cruciform are missing. Double doh indeed...
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:28 am

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3198
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3198
Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:28 am linkquote
SIP is a mess lately. I was at my supplier yesterday. They received 50 batteries in boxes that couldn't handle the weight. From the 50, 8 batteries were beaten to hell resulting in leaks. He's pissed as hell cause he paid 130€ for shipping only for the batteries and they came damaged…
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:43 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
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Location: Finland
 
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Posts: 388
Location: Finland
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:43 am linkquote
It wasn't SIP where I ordered my parts. Even if it was, this kind of nonsense is completely out of the sellers control. I supplied the seller with pictures to do a claim with the shipping company. Hoping that they get the most out of their claim and possibly I get some grade B parts
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:51 pm

Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, PX200(ish...), US 50 Special in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 477
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
 
Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, PX200(ish...), US 50 Special in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 477
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:51 pm linkquote
Found this beauty while diving off Thailand yesterday.


Wouldn't start though, suspect it's flooded.

Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:59 am

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6524
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6524
Location: So Cal
Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:59 am linkquote
^ "Vespas that have left the house" ^
Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:54 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:54 am linkquote
Absconded with another batch of goodies from Kajiit's House of Wares.

-2 port 3 speed motor with multiples of parts to choose from
-2 pair p series loose gears
-a couple top ends
-VBB wiring harness, regulator, switches
-a few rims
-a Bajaj electronic ignition setup

And some bonus jam





Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:56 am

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6402
Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:56 am linkquote
The jams and jelly's are the snazz!
Jelly of your jelly!
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:22 am

Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 1980 Vespa P200, 2003 Stella 2T, 2008 Steall 2T, 2022 Royal Alloy 150 GT
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 256
Location: Kansas City
 
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 1980 Vespa P200, 2003 Stella 2T, 2008 Steall 2T, 2022 Royal Alloy 150 GT
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 256
Location: Kansas City
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:22 am linkquote
Bought a Lego from Costco. Actually, my son got it for me



Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:18 am

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1098
Location: Philadelphia
 
Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Posts: 1098
Location: Philadelphia
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:18 am linkquote
Chatis wrote:
Bought a Lego from Costco. Actually, my son got it for me
Saw that at Target and thought about it. It's pricey though.
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:48 am

Addicted
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 574
Location: York, PA
 
Addicted
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 574
Location: York, PA
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:58 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11801
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11801
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:58 pm linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Absconded with another batch of goodies from Kajiit's House of Wares.

-2 port 3 speed motor with multiples of parts to choose from
-2 pair p series loose gears
-a couple top ends
-VBB wiring harness, regulator, switches
-a few rims
-a Bajaj electronic ignition setup

And some bonus jam
always a good time hanging with John! he also takes a lot of parts and/or bikes when he swings by!

had to sweeten the deal with some home grown and made jam! come October it might be canned marinara sauce from the tomatoes here.
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:03 pm

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3047
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3047
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:21 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6497
Location: San Diego, CA
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:21 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
always a good time hanging with John! he also takes a lot of parts and/or bikes when he swings by!

had to sweeten the deal with some home grown and made jam! come October it might be canned marinara sauce from the tomatoes here.
I had to check the receipt because I was suspicious. Kajiit forced those top ends on me for free - you gotta watch that guy, he will cram your minivan full when you aren't looking
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:41 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 388
Location: Finland
 
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Posts: 388
Location: Finland
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:41 am linkquote
FINYoshi wrote:
Received information yesterday that my package is ready to be picked up from a collection point - Yay !

When picking the box up, noticed it has been really beaten up and had a big hole in the bottom - Doh !

The later sent package was also scheduled for delivery today via another courier before 6:00pm so no problem - Yay !

No problem right? RIGHT??? Clock is now almost 9:00pm and guess what, no package... DOH !

Opened the banged up box and inspected the contents. Uncle Tom crank had almost gotten through the box, threads on main shaft damaged, cylinder cowl and fan cover scratched plus the Ultrastrong clutch box looks like someone stomped on it. Also one out of three small-parts bags was ripped which is likely the reason why cylinder studs, nuts and DRT cruciform are missing. Double doh indeed...
Have you ever heard of a guy called Murphy? I'm starting to think he has something against my engine builds

The status of the package sent later via different courier didn't arrive that day and just changed state to "delayed" later that night. The next day I got an email "package delivered". The only problem is that I was not at home until late that night and neither was anyone else. Guess what? No package to be found...

And the plot thickens once again. According to the proof of delivery document the package was even signed by me, which is definitely weird. I've contacted the dealer to see if they can get an image of the signature from the courier...
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:58 am

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3198
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3198
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:58 am linkquote
Change dealer, install a camera…
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:26 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11801
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11801
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:26 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
I had to check the receipt because I was suspicious. Kajiit forced those top ends on me for free - you gotta watch that guy, he will cram your minivan full when you aren't looking
a little something extra always finds it's way into parts purchases and outgoing boxes. or I overtly foist additional items upon you.



Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:40 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 388
Location: Finland
 
Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 388
Location: Finland
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:40 am linkquote
I like my dealer who has been very helpful and always responds quickly. My hat is off to them for patiently handling the mess caused by two different couriers.

Actually I do have cameras but when looking for the records of that day I found out that the computer running the NVR software had been crashed since the thunders few weeks ago without me noticing it
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:11 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6498
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6498
Location: Nashville
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:11 pm linkquote
Oh, that's the worst, when you *think* you have the evidence, and then you don't.

For a change, all my scooter adventures have been relatively uneventful of late. I was out of town for a while, but now that I'm back, I've been riding the GL a fair amount and finding that the 1/4 throttle lean spot, while annoying, is still not dangerous.

Last night, at one point I did about ten miles non-stop at 40-45 MPH, so 1/4 throttle, and temps were rock solid at 318-320 on the CHT. Took it up to 55 and the temps actually dropped to 310. Cranking it up to 65-70 only took it up to 340, but I didn't hold that speed all that long because while the road was straight and mostly empty, it was also pitch black.

The closest I came to a misadventure was getting close enough to running out of gas that the motor was starting to miss a little through the last mile or so to the gas station. At the first station I went to, the pumps were out of order, which would have made running out extra-frustrating. I really need to get a little jerry can for times like that.
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