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If this doesn't hold up for you - I had another thought.

Slip a spring over the cable inner at the carb, along with a washer.
The washer will push against the carb slide's pull, and the spring will sit on it.
The spring would sit at the other end against the inside of the air filter box.
The cable inner would be running inside this.
So the spring compresses when you turn the throttle.
Size of spring can determine how much resistance/return you are getting.

Im sure I saw some anodized cool version of this on aliexpress.
Couldn't find it again in quick search - but you seam to be the kind of the find sol.. you might find a cool looking solution there.
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If this doesn't hold up for you - I had another thought.

Slip a spring over the cable inner at the carb, along with a washer.
The washer will push against the carb slide's pull, and the spring will sit on it.
The spring would sit at the other end against the inside of the air filter box.
The cable inner would be running inside this.
So the spring compresses when you turn the throttle.
Size of spring can determine how much resistance/return you are getting.

Im sure I saw some anodized cool version of this on aliexpress.
Couldn't find it again in quick search - but you seam to be the kind of the find sol.. you might find a cool looking solution there.
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Tried it already ;P The spring has to compress a lot when WoT - means a fairly weak spring. Which didn't add anything meaningful.

Ye of little faith! This works well and the throttle feels awesome. Might upgrade the quality of rubber band... but only two screws to pull the headlight and easy replace. If it breaks when riding the throttle still returns - just not quite by itself. And this is adjustable - just enough tension to ensure a snappy return, not so much that the throttle feels tight.
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You saying this doesn't look cool??? Haha.

Lucky it's not a visible part then eh!
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If we didn't know you were from NZ before the number 8 wire fix... Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon

Great work as always! Have you seen the PX type of return spring? I wonder if you have space for it? Having been a postie for some time in a previous lifetime, rubber bands and heat are natural enemies. Since you probably enjoy riding in the summer...

If you don't know it, it goes around the tube and hooks on to a small hole in the tube.

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I had thought about a spring like that. Classic that I don't remember this from when I stripped the PX. Didn't realise they had a return spring and thought all were reliant on the carb spring.

But the reality is that the space under the pulley is tight - being for only 22mm tubes. The difficulty factor goes right up with any spring system. I get that the rubber will wear/perish - but so easy to replace and adjust. And can probably track down better quality rubber bands far easier than fit a spring of any kind.

I think there is beauty in the simplicity of this solution. Seems like I'm on my own!

I feel like I've shattered a false impression... cause there's plenty of similar hacks hiding in this build ;P

Don't let the bling add-ons fool you. This is a bodge at heart.
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Run with it brother!
Glass houses and what not so no critique here.
Shoulda known u had already attempted my proposed finesse.
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I've strip many px habdlebar before but its also my first time seeing the that spring Brother Ginch, guess its true we always learn new thing everyday, as for Brother Pheas, great mod as always

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I reckon you have plenty of room in there... just needs a short section of bare tube.
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Ain't no bare tube anywhere. Barely sticks into the headset as it is - maybe 10mm and that is covered up by the pulley. No access to the tube on the VBB headset...
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Indicators all good.
briliant, i am gonna follow u soon with a handbar indicator on my red sprint, when the time is right
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What's this then?
That's the 12mm inner tube that holds the mirror and indicator. I made an end that expands to 14mm ID and ~19mm OD inside the tube and 22mm OD outside the tube to accept the mirror mount and indicator.

Have thought about a spring between that and the pulley - but would need just the right spring and be well tricky to fit. If I stumble across the right spring I may 'upgrade' at some stage. I guess the PX spring could be modified...
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Oh right.

Last night I was looking for some sort of gasket to put under the speedo bezel. Thought an O-ring would be good but didn't have one, so I cut a thin slice of an old inner tube... looked at it and thought "its an improved rubber band!!". At least you'd know it was up to the task.
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That mod made me chuckle..... in contrast to all the other workarounds and mods you have done. that decidely "low tech"

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That mod made me chuckle..... in contrast to all the other workarounds and mods you have done. that decidely "low tech"

just need to use "knicker elastic" next Laughing emoticon
Glad someone gets it! I should just use a pair of lace knickers... That would be epic.

Everything I have done could be considered low-tech. All hand-held tools except when I used my dad's lathe - which is probably older than the Vespa! And only made the adaptor thingies to mount the mirrors/indicators. But not even a drill-press otherwise. Don't get me wrong - I would love access to a proper milling machine! Just too expensive... And would love to have the time/patience/know-how to do some casting like some of the crew on here.

No one has noticed my leg-shield trim... Went to a classic kiwi shop called Para Rubber - bought a length of edging trim stuff. Low-profile, high quality rubber, cheap AF. Glued it on with one of may favourite products - Gorilla Grip (a rubberised flexible/shock-proof superglue). Edged all the frame. Also glued 1.5mm rubber sheet to the base of all my runners - trimmed with a Stanley.

Absolutely love the way these come together at the edge of the floor - the angle of the edging trim aligns with the outside runner. The black rubber under the runners also gives them a 'bordering' effect, and makes them taller - both make them look more impressive.

But lot's of cheap hacks hiding in there. The whole headset stuff is made from aluminium angle bar, tubing, and some clamps/bearings off Amazon (all <<$100) Just hidden by the bought tech...

I do spend a fair bit of time plotting and planning how to mod this stuff. Definitely one reason that it's taken so long. But the problem solving has been one of the enjoyable aspects (most of the time) of the build.

Right... back to the shed to tinker some more.
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I flippin love it PP! I use rubber bands all-the-time, for all kinds of stuff. My wife thinks I've got a "problem" cause I'm always saving the bands that broccoli comes wrapped with. But if I use them, it's not a problem!

And I'm with you - your creative way to solve the issue of the mirrors was genius - and the creative solution is half the fun, but it takes time to come up with the cool and workable method.

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Gorgeous as usual. That's a lot of wires stuffed into the tunnel!
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Ha thanks! Was thinking 'carnage', 'dog's breakfast', 'chaos' were all appropriate terms... nice to finally hide it

And yeah... pulling the wires through is a 'challenge' shall we say. I did open the headset channel up some a long time ago - initially with the plan of trying to get the loom from the SIP speedo through - but that loom is the annoying length of being too short to reach anywhere useful but so long it needs to be coiled up. Actually the right option because it does mean there is enough room to remove the speedo and let it dangle well out of the way. It's amazing how much room there is in the sides of the headset en route to the bars. Everything tucks away and the speedo can be jammed in - haven't had to fill the space behind the headlamp at all.
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Omg... getting close!

Had a break in the rainy weather so sorted the fuel gauge. It works!

Also - the marine USB charger that I picked up from Amazon for SFA has a voltmeter built in. Really useful for keeping an eye on the battery level and charging status.
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Even wired up the speedo so it has the reserve indicator. Btw - speedo and fuel gauge still have the plastic protector on them which it why they look a bit rubbish.
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Space X meets 66 Mustang.
So cool.
Love the placement and execution on the extra gauges
Just making the SIP speedo read accurately for speed took an act of congress - and you know how hard that is these days.
But gotta ask: you have a fuel gauge separately on the glove box. How does that all work? (did I miss that post?)

Also - friendly heads up.
My experience with the Heidenaus (similar but different model).
Spectacular - unless anything resembling damp gets on them.
I mean like black ice slippery.
Could just be mine - but recommend exercising extreme caution on that one until proven differently.
Had I not had the side car frame to stand on and hold the bike up under me - would have laid it down more than once.
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K61s??? Gutted - they are meant to be pretty alright in the wet. According to the info and reviews I've seen. =( Really hard fo find matching front and rear for these sizes. Not many options.
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Love the placement and execution on the extra gauges
Just making the SIP speedo read accurately for speed took an act of congress - and you know how hard that is these days.
But gotta ask: you have a fuel gauge separately on the glove box. How does that all work? (did I miss that post?)
PX tank has sender and reserve. Conversion loom has the wires. Cheap 'marine' speedo from ???? (made in Taiwan I think) - most would've looked horrid on a vintage bike. This was the most simple/vintage suitable I could find.

Problem is the PX sender is something weird like 0-350ohm. Never find a gauge for that. The thing dangling out of the glovebox is a sender-gauge converter (from Australia!). Fill the tank - set the gauge to full and save it. Do the same for half and empty - it converts whatever sender to whatever gauge =)

Ahhh - and I see you were talking about another model of Heidenaus. Which ones? Don't worry - I won't be pushing it because a) I need to learn to ride the damn thing b) the front brake still isn't properly bled c) I am only mostly sure I've put everything together legitimately d) if I drop it or wreck it after 2 years building then... well... &$#@%!!! And e) I don't like getting hurt - too old and inflexible from working in a cramped shed...
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The build is looking great!

I'm really interested to know how you wired up the fuel warning on the Sip Speedo- I'm thinking of back-dating my LML Star which has a gauge to use a Sip MK1 PX speedo which doesn't.

Does it work in conjunction with a Sip fuel tap? Does it switch to 12V when it hits the reserve or 0V? I'm thinking I could make a little circuit that would use my level sender and output a switched signal at a certain level.
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The build is looking great!

I'm really interested to know how you wired up the fuel warning on the Sip Speedo- I'm thinking of back-dating my LML Star which has a gauge to use a Sip MK1 PX speedo which doesn't.

Does it work in conjunction with a Sip fuel tap? Does it switch to 12V when it hits the reserve or 0V? I'm thinking I could make a little circuit that would use my level sender and output a switched signal at a certain level.
Honestly - not sure. The SIP speedo I have has an input for the reserve indicator in the PX tank. I'm pretty sure SIP fast flow taps have a reserve indicator on them also. Two wires - ground and green. I wired them together and crossed my fingers. Guessing it closes the circuit to ground when you hit reserve. Probably closes the circuit (completes the ground) on a simple bulb in the original headset speedo.
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The build is looking great!

I'm really interested to know how you wired up the fuel warning on the Sip Speedo- I'm thinking of back-dating my LML Star which has a gauge to use a Sip MK1 PX speedo which doesn't.

Does it work in conjunction with a Sip fuel tap? Does it switch to 12V when it hits the reserve or 0V? I'm thinking I could make a little circuit that would use my level sender and output a switched signal at a certain level.
Honestly - not sure. The SIP speedo I have has an input for the reserve indicator in the PX tank. I'm pretty sure SIP fast flow taps have a reserve indicator on them also. Two wires - ground and green. I wired them together and crossed my fingers. Guessing it closes the circuit to ground when you hit reserve. Probably closes the circuit (completes the ground) on a simple bulb in the original headset speedo.
Thanks for the info. My LML doesn't have a warning bulb, only a level gauge.
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could you post links to the parts you used please?

The thing dangling out of the glovebox is a sender-gauge converter (from Australia!). Fill the tank - set the gauge to full and save it. Do the same for half and empty - it converts whatever sender to whatever gauge =)

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Here's the sender signal converter I used: https://www.partsforhotrods.com.au/shop/wiring-harness-power-windows-electrical-switches/gauge-kits-accessories/fuel-gauge-sender-signal-converter-ohms-convertor

Couple of US options (more expensive tho):

This one has a low level indicator also built in: https://www.classicparts.com/mobile/1947-87-Fuel-Link-Conversion-Module/productinfo/24-953/

Even Walmart has one: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fuel-Level-Gauge-Sending-Unit-Interface-Module/214727968

I can't find the gauge I bought. But just search for a 52mm / 2" marine fuel gauge on eBay or Amazon - many options.
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The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Nice work. Beautiful machine. You've been at this for a long time! Congrats!

Dont forget the headlight and the Cotter pin!
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Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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GeekLion wrote:
don't forget the Cotter pin!
NEVER forget the cotter pin

IURWT

(in uncle rico we trust)

*pours out a little bit of king cobra*

-g

p.s. he's not dead, he just wiped out down the street. cuz he forgot the cotter pin
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Molto Verboso
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What's a cotter pin? ;P
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Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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Molto Verboso
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Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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pheasant plucker wrote:
What's a cotter pin? ;P
You know, the thing that stops the pedals on your bike rotating around the axle. You can put a split pin there instead.
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