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Old douglas ..smallie with polini 115..super with nasco 177
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start with a stock standard model

"I need more power"

Bolt on bigger pipe and up jet says the crowd

"whats a jet"........learning begins

6 months later

"I need more power"

"Get a bigger top end kit".....whats that???....more learning ensues

10 years of spending follows and every brand of top end ,cast iron or ali available gets its turn..in which time bore clearance.squish bands and timing info is learned .....clutch hand hover is now well ingrained... DR then maloossi..then polini..and back to DR

Modifications like head planning.port altering. Gs pistons. cylinder fettling are now the norm

getting older and the need for speed leans more to reliability and now the Dark art of shimming and gear ratio enters the fray

recently Just ticked off "owning" electrics

I have reached enligtenment
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Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Location: UK (South East)
 
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Location: UK (South East)
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Like it......

Then you get even older and you start thinking about different seats and backrests (for orthopaedic reasons rather than fashion). You then spend hours on the internet, shopping for technical and protective clothing, because you realise those jeans and Converse, and that old crash helmet won't do you any favours if you fall off whilst doing 70mph. Then you need a SIP speedo or a GPS, because you weren't really doing 70mph.

Can anyone suggest good options for heated grips and stabilisers? Must fit a PX and a 150 Super!
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swa45 wrote:
Like it......

Then you get even older and you start thinking about different seats and backrests (for orthopaedic reasons rather than fashion). You then spend hours on the internet, shopping for technical and protective clothing, because you realise those jeans and Converse, and that old crash helmet won't do you any favours if you fall off whilst doing 70mph. Then you need a SIP speedo or a GPS, because you weren't really doing 70mph.

Can anyone suggest good options for heated grips and stabilisers? Must fit a PX and a 150 Super!
I've been using Symtec "Heat Demons" for the past 12 years on my P/PX scoots that have a battery. They use about 20 watts low, and 40 watts when on high. The Symtec can be used on both AC and DC 12V power.
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74 Rally 200. 79 P-whatever
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In my 20s "I love 80s accessories and cut downs"
In my 30s "man I really want a handlebar bike"
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