Tue, 30 Aug 2022 04:09:38 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:56:45 +0000 quote
charlieman22 wrote:
LOL! Good times!

That was also the day we determined that 6'1" and "riding in a sidecar" are two concepts that are really not meant to go together.

Luckily(?) we were only about 1/2 a mile from my house when that happened.
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:06:16 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:06:16 +0000 quote
It's so nice being acknowledged for your work. Our Special and my friend's 50s got 1st place at our Greek National Vespa meeting...
Our Special in the "Racing" category and my friend's 50s in the "Custom" category...

A very "Special" project

One more smallie in the works...











Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:07:36 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:07:36 +0000 quote
If those bikes didn't take first place, I'd have been amazed. Y'all have to have raised the bar with those builds

Congratulations!
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:09:58 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:09:58 +0000 quote
let's just say my bikes won't be placing ahead of yours in this lifetime...
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:12:49 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:12:49 +0000 quote
Thanks Gents!!! Competition was fierce, lots of nice Vespas, but we prevailed in our categories...



Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:25:53 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:25:53 +0000 quote
Fantastic
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 18:51:06 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 18:51:06 +0000 quote
Wow - congratulations!!
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:05:19 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:05:19 +0000 quote
Rad! Congrats
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:45:19 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:45:19 +0000 quote
wow, great work



Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:51:47 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:51:47 +0000 quote
Well deserved, you built them both so right! I bet the competition was tough too. You got any more pics?
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 20:53:27 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 20:53:27 +0000 quote
Good man. And, yeah, more pics.....please
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:14:41 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:14:41 +0000 quote
charlieman22 wrote:
you came all the way out here and didn't even bother to call?

I'm crushed.

*sad face*
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:15:25 +0000

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:15:25 +0000 quote
SaFiS wrote:
Thanks Gents!!! Competition was fierce, lots of nice Vespas, but we prevailed in our categories...
top marks! gorgeous scoots! well deserved wins
Mon, 05 Sep 2022 02:27:49 +0000

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Mon, 05 Sep 2022 02:27:49 +0000 quote
Fun ride over to Kyle's (Captcha's) place with Mark and his rescued V90.



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Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:14:37 +0000 quote
Have been dealing with some unexpectedly short lifespans on what I figured to be higher quality goods.

1. Polini box exhaust ruptured at bracket weld. This actually started in the spring, so only lasted about 1 1/2 seasons or about 3,000 miles. Leaning toward Malossi box as replacement. Mercato has them in stock and it should be a better match for my Malossi cylinder anyway (Polini was purchased before cylinder kits were even a gleam in my eye). Still somewhat intrigued by Malossi "Power Exhaust" budget expansion pipe, also in stock at Mercato. Can anyone here speak to how loud one of those would be?

2. Pirelli Scooter Angel down to the cords after only 2 seasons and about 3,000 miles. This was on the rear. Front is wearing fine. Spare one was mounted as a rear so easy enough to change. Probably will try something else when front wears down. In the meantime, will just get another one of these.





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Mon, 05 Sep 2022 23:25:47 +0000 quote
Kowalski wrote:
Have been dealing with some unexpectedly short lifespans on what I figured to be higher quality goods.

1. Polini box exhaust ruptured at bracket weld. This actually started in the spring, so only lasted about 1 1/2 seasons or about 3,000 miles. Leaning toward Malossi box as replacement. Mercato has them in stock and it should be a better match for my Malossi cylinder anyway (Polini was purchased before cylinder kits were even a gleam in my eye). Still somewhat intrigued by Malossi "Power Exhaust" budget expansion pipe, also in stock at Mercato. Can anyone here speak to how loud one of those would be?

2. Pirelli Scooter Angel down to the cords after only 2 seasons and about 3,000 miles. This was on the rear. Front is wearing fine. Spare one was mounted as a rear so easy enough to change. Probably will try something else when front wears down. In the meantime, will just get another one of these.
Looks like tires needed to be rotated at about 1500 miles.
Mon, 05 Sep 2022 23:54:11 +0000

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Christopher_55934 wrote:
Looks like tires needed to be rotated at about 1500 miles.
These are directional, so rotating would mean removing and remounting the tires. More trouble than it's worth in my book. I'll just keep replacing the rear tire until the front one is worn out too.
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:16:14 +0000

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:16:14 +0000 quote
Kowalski wrote:
These are directional, so rotating would mean removing and remounting the tires. More trouble than it's worth in my book. I'll just keep replacing the rear tire until the front one is worn out too.
That's what I do on my full size motorcycle, it's usually about 2 rear to one front.
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 03:26:24 +0000

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 03:26:24 +0000 quote
Not directly scooter related, but because I'd worn them in the workshop over the weekend and gotten all sorts of dirt n' oil n' stuff on them, I cleaned and polished my boots during a conference call.

I think I overachieved.



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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 05:09:06 +0000 quote
A boring conference call, eh? Nice job irregardless!

(do you take in outside work?)
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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 06:44:28 +0000 quote
ah! a man after my own heart!

nothing makes you feel like a million bucks like some fresh shine. also, you can get away with wearing combat boots with a 60's suit if they're shiny enough!
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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:16:14 +0000 quote
Oh man, you reminded me of my daily routine when I was in the army. If the boots weren't mirrors, you'd get 5 days in the brig (denial of exit, service extension)…

*We have a 12 month mandatory military service in our country cause of our "friendly" neighbors…
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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 10:01:03 +0000 quote
chandlerman wrote:
Not directly scooter related, but because I'd worn them in the workshop over the weekend and gotten all sorts of dirt n' oil n' stuff on them, I cleaned and polished my boots during a conference call.

I think I overachieved.
My god what do you use those for? Also what did you use to polish them? Did you cheat and use instant black liquid? When I was in the Navy I had a pair that looked like that but only came out for inspections. I wear black boots at work but not that shiny. Well blackened and lightly buffed with black kiwi polish.
Wed, 07 Sep 2022 13:25:46 +0000

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 13:25:46 +0000 quote
I quit wearing dress shoes years ago and now just say screw it and wear Doc's with a suit or whatever I happen to have on.

I used to wear them with some sort of Tux-ish thing (I have an amazing collection of velvet jackets) to my company holiday party every year, which was the culmination of a two-day all-hands. Between presenting all day, then the Holiday Party, which was actually an external-facing event (so customers & suppliers), followed by the *real* party which usually involved shutting down a 4am bar afterwards, I was on my feet for about 24 hours straight. I could never have done it in proper dress shoes.

And I do love they way the look with a black suit, white shirt, and black tie. Definitely sends a different message that it would with regular shoes. Less "sorry for your loss" and more "reservoir dogs."

As to the actual polishing, nothing fancy involved. I cleaned them off with water and a wet towel, then I used that can of Kiwi you see in the background. I've had it for more years than I care to contemplate at this point.

I used an old rag (it's a pair of my dear, departed dad's tighty whities) to apply the polish, rubbed it in good, let it dry, then buffed them with a soft brush. Finally, I went over it all with a microfiber cloth. No liquid shine or any cheating involved.

The rubbing the polish in good is the real trick. Most people just smear it on and then buff it off. You have to work it in good, then let it dry a little.

I've only had them for a few months. I bought a pair of "Docs for Life," in I think 2017. It was a program where you bought a higher-quality pair of their boots and then could swap out the boots when they wear out and they send you another pair for the price of shipping...for life. The last pair finally wore out, so I swapped them and this is the current pair. I sent my daughter a picture when they new ones arrived, so you can see what the original texture and shine of the leather was.


New boots. Who dis?

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:15:37 +0000

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:15:37 +0000 quote
Yesterday: dammit these stupid fan bolts are m7x10. Another McMaster carr order.

Yesterday afternoon: package delivered

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Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:29:37 +0000 quote
Drive by posting from Lisbon:


Hotel view


Tidy sprint


Lotsa p goodness


Ape


These buggers seem well made. Had never seen one in person.


"When I was young I had one of these! oh, if I didn't have her sent to scrap"

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Sat, 10 Sep 2022 11:10:28 +0000 quote
Hahhahahahhaa
Maybe deal of the day thread?
Only 300 euros.

Needs a kit…


Bodge?

Sat, 10 Sep 2022 12:34:34 +0000

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*deleted sniveling post* move along

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Sun, 11 Sep 2022 10:57:11 +0000 quote
Yesterday, I was sitting in the right lane at a light when a car squeezed passed me on the shoulder to make a right turn. I hardly ever ride in traffic like this and I thought how stupid it would be to get hit standing still.
Next light I am sitting more to the left in the right lane when,just behind me, I hear a loud BANG! Someone tried the same thing, stopped, and got rear-ended. Knocked their car within 2' of the SS. I just left when the light turned and followed a guy talking to his phone. Fucking idiots.
I pity those who deal with this on a regular basis.
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Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:25:28 +0000 quote
Moto64 wrote:
Yesterday, I was sitting in the right lane at a light when a car squeezed passed me on the shoulder to make a right turn. I hardly ever ride in traffic like this and I thought how stupid it would be to get hit standing still.
Next light I am sitting more to the left in the right lane when,just behind me, I hear a loud BANG! Someone tried the same thing, stopped, and got rear-ended. Knocked their car within 2' of the SS. I just left when the light turned and followed a guy talking to his phone. Fucking idiots.
I pity those who deal with this on a regular basis.
Happens in Minnesota also, I've seen some stupid things. I was going to turn right, but hadn't made it to the right turn lane yet. Someone drove down the gravel shoulder to passing me on the right, through a right turn lane, intersection of county road 19, and back onto to highway 42. Speed limit there is 60 mph. I've seen this several times, one day someone turning right isn't going to notice a person driving on shoulder, or someone is going to pull up to intersection and get killed when person driving on shoulder hits drivers door.



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Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:33:05 +0000 quote
Many moons ago when I still lived in Austin, TX, I had a Grand Wagoneer Jeep, one of the big faux-wood panel ones with the off-road suspension package and a 350 V8 which I absolutely loved everywhere but the gas pump. Put it in L4 and that thing could drive up the wall and across the ceiling.

One morning on the way to work, I was driving in the left lane and a guy in a pickup realized he was about to miss his left turn...from the center lane.

He turned across me and I hit him more-or-less just like you described, Christopher, at about 35 MPH. Lucky for him, I hit the bed and not the cab, because I knocked the bed OFF his full-sized pickup truck. If I'd hit his driver's side door, he'd have been dead and he'd have had no one to blame but himself.

He freely admitted he hadn't even looked before (illegally) turning.

The worst part was that it totaled my jeep, too.
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Sun, 11 Sep 2022 14:58:35 +0000 quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Hahhahahahhaa
Maybe deal of the day thread?
Only 300 euros.

Needs a kit…
Not a bodge, just a wicker ratt scooter
Sun, 11 Sep 2022 22:19:25 +0000

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Sun, 11 Sep 2022 22:19:25 +0000 quote
Got a leather bag to use as a tool roll, color is not a perfect match but close enough



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Moto64 wrote:
Fucking idiots.
I pity those who deal with this on a regular basis.
The stories I could tell!

LAPD has taken an extreme laissez-faire approach towards street traffic enforcement here. Nothing surprises me.
Then again, I did ride off forgetting my helmet a few weeks ago.
Rode past a cop going the other direction. Just blipped his headlights and continued on.
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Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:43:59 +0000 quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Happens in Minnesota also, I've seen some stupid things. I was going to turn right, but hadn't made it to the right turn lane yet. Someone drove down the gravel shoulder to passing me on the right, through a right turn lane, intersection of county road 19, and back onto to highway 42. Speed limit there is 60 mph. I've seen this several times, one day someone turning right isn't going to notice a person driving on shoulder, or someone is going to pull up to intersection and get killed when person driving on shoulder hits drivers door.
I love how this appears to ostensibly be in BFE. like, where in TF are you going?!? it's not like you're trying to make the light and get ahead of the next traffic pattern.

people are morons.
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 01:10:09 +0000

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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 01:10:09 +0000 quote
greasy125 wrote:
I love how this appears to ostensibly be in BFE. like, where in TF are you going?!? it's not like you're trying to make the light and get ahead of the next traffic pattern.

people are morons.
Yes, it is in BFE, in 6 miles or so there's a roundabout. I have a 12 mile commute and you can do it in 13 minutes easily.
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:34:13 +0000

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Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:34:13 +0000 quote
Tierney wrote:
*deleted sniveling post* move along
It wasn't at all sniveling!

Hang in there man.
Sun, 18 Sep 2022 19:15:45 +0000

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Sun, 18 Sep 2022 19:15:45 +0000 quote
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Sun, 18 Sep 2022 20:05:12 +0000

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1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Location: Philadelphia
Sun, 18 Sep 2022 20:05:12 +0000 quote
Glad to know the moron driver crap is nationwide. I don't feel so alone now.

Passing on shoulders, passing one 2 lane roads with double yellow lines. Bike lanes are parking spots. Etc etc. humans are the worst.
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