Sun, 09 Oct 2022 05:02:18 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 05:02:18 +0000 quote
Today the neighbor kid who helps me with yardwork and more wanted a small trailer for his zippy little GoPed scooter. Well OK, no problem, we can use this old lawn mower axle & wheels, an old chunk of steel tubing, a few bits of scrap and a plywood deck I happen to have just laying around.

It was a fun day!


Setting up the minimal frame


Welding the tongue to the axle, welding lesson included


Maiden run


Satisfied customer


I'm sure this will be handy on longer trips!

Sun, 09 Oct 2022 05:19:48 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 05:19:48 +0000 quote
I love this! Great job.

I can hear this guy thinking: "Hmmm, it'd be cool if I had a trailer for my badass scooter. But how and what should I do? I know, I'll go ask that fashion maverick with the sweet camel hair coat that rides all those bitchen Vespas. He'll know what to do!"

Sun, 09 Oct 2022 11:11:17 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 11:11:17 +0000 quote
V oodoo wrote:
Today the neighbor kid who helps me with yardwork and more wanted a small trailer for his zippy little GoPed scooter. Well OK, no problem, we can use this old lawn mower axle & wheels, an old chunk of steel tubing, a few bits of scrap and a plywood deck I happen to have just laying around.

It was a fun day!
Here's the next challenge 60mph on GoPed. Look at the curly pipe on that scooter.

I want one and have no idea why https://goped.com/super-gsr46r/


https://goped.com/super-gsr46r/

Sun, 09 Oct 2022 15:19:44 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 15:19:44 +0000 quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Here's the next challenge 60mph on GoPed. Look at the curly pipe on that scooter.

I want one and have no idea why https://goped.com/super-gsr46r/


https://goped.com/super-gsr46r/
that's worth at least an honorary Go Plaid right there!
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 19:51:27 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 19:51:27 +0000 quote
My old boss had a goped. Every time I'd ride it any distance and my feet would be numb from all the vibration.
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 22:16:43 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 22:16:43 +0000 quote
The Spanish got used for someone's wedding…


Good luck kiddos

Sun, 09 Oct 2022 22:42:06 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 22:42:06 +0000 quote
2 people on the center stand?? Ay caramba.

Nice to see it getting used, what motor is in there?
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:50:31 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:50:31 +0000 quote
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2 people on the center stand?? Ay caramba.
That was my thought exactly!
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:52:50 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:52:50 +0000 quote
chandlerman wrote:
That was my thought exactly!
You can see it is pretty far forward…
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:54:07 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:54:07 +0000 quote
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2 people on the center stand?? Ay caramba.
My thought too, and that is why I like those stiffening plates on all my scoots.

That scooter sure is a beauty....
Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:56:26 +0000

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Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:56:26 +0000 quote
The Spanish is a beauty, I saw it at greasy's and almost tried to sneak it out
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:23:44 +0000

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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:23:44 +0000 quote
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2 people on the center stand?? Ay caramba.
Meh, they probably weigh 250 combined.
5 minutes of pics, I suspect it'll be fine.
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:27:25 +0000

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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:27:25 +0000 quote
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The Spanish is a beauty, I saw it at greasy's and almost tried to sneak it out
Stop Thief! 😁

Re: motor
No engine in it yet. Just a P200 case half to make it a roller. Have a rally 180 lump waiting to go in.
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 01:00:22 +0000

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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 01:00:22 +0000 quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Stop Thief! 😁

Re: motor
No engine in it yet. Just a P200 case half to make it a roller. Have a rally 180 lump waiting to go in.
Ah still using the ghost engine. 0hp
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 01:51:55 +0000

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Ah still using the ghost engine. 0hp
it's turbo powered!

turbo-juice that is!

you sit and steer, I'll push.
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 01:58:30 +0000

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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 01:58:30 +0000 quote
Beautiful picture. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
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Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:21:15 +0000 quote
A friend posted this on a private group we have. Crazy Italian guy trying things with fuel delivery...



Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:30:47 +0000

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Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:30:47 +0000 quote
what exactly might be going on there?? 3 fuel supplies? maybe one is a return?
Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:38:29 +0000

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Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:38:29 +0000 quote
Yes, one is definitely a return line...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:45:14 +0000 quote
Power Jet, but for SI Carbs!
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Wed, 19 Oct 2022 19:16:10 +0000 quote
chandlerman wrote:
Power Jet, but for SI Carbs!
dial a jet mounted in the carb box lid pointing down the center of the carb... but the feed would need from the float bowl not the fuel supply side.
Sun, 30 Oct 2022 21:49:05 +0000

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Sun, 30 Oct 2022 21:49:05 +0000 quote
I rode my 2005 PX to church this morning and finally reached 20,000 miles! I took a pic of the speedo while i was riding...in traffic...while it was raining. It was a miracle that i didn't crash. I was hoping to get a pic with the speedo needle at over 70mph, but the traffic was too heavy at the time. And FYI, I calibrated my speedo needle to be 100% accurate a long time ago.

The back story in the scooter is that my buddy bought the (US market) 2005 PX150 brand new off the lot back in 2005. He commuted around on it for a couple years. Eventually he wanted to sell it when it had only a couple thousand miles on it. I bought it and immediately swapped in E start 200 EFL cases and a stock cast iron top end. This PX has always been my secondary scooter to ride so the mileage is comparatively low when compared to my stock P200 (which is my primary go to scooter).


i felt a bit naked wearing just one glove while taking this pic

Sun, 30 Oct 2022 22:24:11 +0000

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Sun, 30 Oct 2022 22:24:11 +0000 quote
Quote:
It was a miracle that i didn't crash.
Amen!

65 one handed in the rain playing with your phone???
I'd have to agree, probably a good thing you were going to church.
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:48:28 +0000

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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:48:28 +0000 quote
My order of M8 extended (coupler) nuts arrived today from Mcmaster. I used to have a bag of them in my shop, but i haven't been able to find them for the past year. Since i didn't want to loose this bag of nuts as well, i figured that the best place to put them was next to my stash of cylinders and cylinder heads...which is exactly where i found my lost bag of nuts...derp

FYI, i use the long nuts on all of my cylinder heads. They're easier to remove and install than a standard length nut.







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Sat, 05 Nov 2022 01:06:47 +0000 quote
The perfectly logical place to stash the bag of nuts!
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Sun, 06 Nov 2022 10:58:17 +0000 quote
In addition to continuing Smallstate fun, I spent a little time yesterday sorting out the rest of the fleet. I finally, after maybe a year, spent the five minutes to replace a cracked sight glass on the Sprint, so it's now back up and running. It took longer to clean up the 2t oil that had leaked all over the place than to replace the part.

This is also the scoot where the Malossi 210 wound up and I hadn't been riding it because it never shifted right after I swapped in an EFL gearbox. A while back, I realized that when I did the gearbox swap, I'd accidentally replaced the non-EFL gearbox with...another non-EFL gearbox . So I'd swapped that back out at the time, but never test-ridden it because I'd stolen the tires for the white Stella while its new shoes were on order, then later onto the Smallstate for a bit, then never put them back.

So I had to put tires back on it. And a seat, which I stole off the green Stella that currently has no motor. But after all that, I was ready to test ride.

And of course it was out of gas. After dithering about whether to put a half gallon or gallon in it for mixing purposes, I remembered it was *autolube*, so I just splashed some gas in the gas tank and oil in the oil tank, and rode it.

I'd forgotten how different the P200 feels versus a small block largeframe. I'd guess off the butt-dyno that it's about 17-18 HP, so about the same power as the VBB, but much smoother power. And it's completely different than the Smallie, of course.

The only love the VBB needed was pulling the AFR off it so it's no longer draped in ugly black wires. Good-to-go.

The GL is having its recurring fuel line/bubble/etc issue, but I ran out of time for that. I know the line is too long, so am going to replace the black rubber line with a properly sized no-kink Toyo line that I can see through and hopefully fix this issue once and for all. There's an arch in the line where it comes up to enter the carb, and I suspect that gets air in it and then doesn't want to flow correctly, even with the pump. It's been an intermittent issue with that motor for as long as I've had it, I just never quite get around to fixing it. I think the real fix is replacing the nipple on the carb with one that points sideways rather than up, but that's a lot more work (and risk of trashing the carb) than I'm willing to sign up for right now.

All-in-all, a successful afternoon in the workshop and it's nice to know all the bikes in the fleet are in running shape again.
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 15:19:34 +0000

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Mon, 07 Nov 2022 15:19:34 +0000 quote
^^^^
Solid!


A great weekend in Texas. There is a small rally that has been held in Crocket Texas the last five years (minus a covid year) on Guy Fawkes Night. Crocket vs Fawkes has been an absolute treat every time I have been. Hosted by a Stephen and Carol Stringer, two top humans, and always attended by a quality crew of Hooligans and reprobates from across the state.

Sadly, this looks to be the last year for this event, but what a great run.


Hosts with the mosts. Stephen and Carol. (Sorry for the crap pic.)



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Alright… which one of you wrote this?

https://www.hagerty.com/media/advice/a-few-things-to-know-before-you-steal-my-914/?utm_source=PaidSocial&utm_medium=Traffic&utm_campaign=DearThief


This speaks to me on soooo many levels as a Vespa owner… make me want a 914… almost.
Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:04:25 +0000

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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:04:25 +0000 quote
Guy looks like chandlerman...
Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:13:14 +0000

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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:13:14 +0000 quote
lol
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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:47:48 +0000 quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Alright… which one of you wrote this?

https://www.hagerty.com/media/advice/a-few-things-to-know-before-you-steal-my-914/?utm_source=PaidSocial&utm_medium=Traffic&utm_campaign=DearThief


This speaks to me on soooo many levels as a Vespa owner… make me want a 914… almost.
I was literally laughing out loud while reading this. That's not me, though.
Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:48:35 +0000

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Mon, 12 Dec 2022 21:48:35 +0000 quote
SaFiS wrote:
Guy looks like chandlerman...
It does! He must be my brother-from-another-mother.
Tue, 13 Dec 2022 05:17:39 +0000

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Tue, 13 Dec 2022 05:17:39 +0000 quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Alright… which one of you wrote this?

https://www.hagerty.com/media/advice/a-few-things-to-know-before-you-steal-my-914/?utm_source=PaidSocial&utm_medium=Traffic&utm_campaign=DearThief


This speaks to me on soooo many levels as a Vespa owner… make me want a 914… almost.
Sounds like most of the parts are there.

It's fixable.

Just needs a little love, that's all.

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 04:25:50 +0000

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 04:25:50 +0000 quote
Year's ending. Parts at multiple machine shops and I'm not getting my resolutions done. Feck.

I drove to San Diego the Wednesday prior to help a friend pick up a POS Vino. Seriously, who drives 865 miles for a Vino?

Today, I fixed some trash for one of my machinist's charity cases. Then I lit him up about my parts. He has until next Friday.

I need one of my shifties running.


It'd be quicker to describe where it isn't leaking oil. It had no compression. Previous owner was going to part it out but my buddy had to have it.


Sketch AF. No paper, no plate, no keyswitch.

Guy asked it I was going to test ride it for him.

NOPE.

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 19:57:39 +0000 quote
Birdsnest wrote:
Alright… which one of you wrote this?

https://www.hagerty.com/media/advice/a-few-things-to-know-before-you-steal-my-914/?utm_source=PaidSocial&utm_medium=Traffic&utm_campaign=DearThief


This speaks to me on soooo many levels as a Vespa owner… make me want a 914… almost.
I was lol'ing at the only the high beam works….
It really does sound like he's talking about a Vespa
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 20:53:50 +0000

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 20:53:50 +0000 quote
The description of the gear shift search wobble of uncertainty was a classic.

Kristian at bar Itallia on leaving his scoot in front of his shop: "who is going to steel a bike they can't figure out how to ride?"

That guy looks like Chandlerman!!
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 21:51:15 +0000

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 21:51:15 +0000 quote
I had to read that story to my wife. She's been in plenty of my sketchy rides and was recounting the various quirks, like:
Turn the radio off going up the grade,
Start the car, then remove the key.
Jiggle the brake handle wether it's been set or not
Turn the lights on, then off, then on
Pull the lever for the hatch, then Fonzy it to open
If lots of traffic, wind up first and go straight to 3rd.
Forget reverse
Etc, etc.

We had a good laugh....
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 22:33:38 +0000

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 22:33:38 +0000 quote
qascooter wrote:
I had to read that story to my wife. She's been in plenty of my sketchy rides and was recounting the various quirks, like:
Turn the radio off going up the grade,
Start the car, then remove the key.
Jiggle the brake handle wether it's been set or not
Turn the lights on, then off, then on
Pull the lever for the hatch, then Fonzy it to open
If lots of traffic, wind up first and go straight to 3rd.
Forget reverse
Etc, etc.

We had a good laugh....
Hahahaha.
Yes.
Sat, 24 Dec 2022 00:44:02 +0000

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Sat, 24 Dec 2022 00:44:02 +0000 quote
Great story. I've owned a slew of cars like this ... MGs, Triumphs, Alfas, a few Bugs, Ghias, and Transporters ... all so beat up and quirky as to be virtually theft-proof. I never locked any of them (half of them didn't have doors that locked ... some didn't even have doors). In fact I got into the habit of just leaving the keys under the driver's seat. None were ever stolen.

Later in life, when I could afford nicer rides, that habit came back to bite me.
Sat, 24 Dec 2022 00:48:55 +0000

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Sat, 24 Dec 2022 00:48:55 +0000 quote
FridayMatinee wrote:
I was lol'ing at the only the high beam works….
It really does sound like he's talking about a Vespa
this is literally the current state of the headlight on my smallie right now!
charlieman22 wrote:
Kristian at bar Itallia on leaving his scoot in front of his shop: "who is going to steel a bike they can't figure out how to ride?"

That guy looks like Chandlerman!!
This is my same logic. I figure fuel tap off is all the anti theft I need.

And, yes, he's my brother from another mother, for sure!
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