Mon May 24, 2021 8:06 pm

Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1342
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
 
Molto Verboso
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 1342
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Mon May 24, 2021 8:06 pm linkquote
You can find a non p side stand or a Mrp main stand offset on SIP and order from Mercato to avoid crazy shipping cost.

http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Vintage-Vespa-Parts/SIP-Part
Mon May 24, 2021 9:13 pm

Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 2527

 
Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 2527

Mon May 24, 2021 9:13 pm linkquote
FNG wrote:
My SIP Road 2 fits nicely but I haven't gone 2up with it yet.
I also had my new rear shock at its highest setting as well. It's fine with just myself but I bet it's close when I go into the corners.
Tue May 25, 2021 5:04 am

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Thu May 27, 2021 7:39 am

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Thu May 27, 2021 7:39 am linkquote
rowdyc wrote:
You can find a non p side stand or a Mrp main stand offset on SIP and order from Mercato to avoid crazy shipping cost.

http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Vintage-Vespa-Parts/SIP-Part
Thanks rowdyc.
I found the side stand in stock at Marcato. So that will get me going next week sometime.
Also I ordered the MRP main stand offset from ScooterSpeed. I think this is the option I will end up using but I'll decide after looking at both.
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:14 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:14 pm linkquote
I got home from work today and the side stand had arrived from Mercato.
After wrestling with it for a while I finally finished the install and it was time for a ride.

First ride with the sprint veloce cases, VMC 177 Stelvio, Pinasco 24 ER carb Pinasco ignition and Polini box exhaust.
I took it easy to break it in but boy does it feel fast. This thing is going to go.

I did suffer one setback. It blew the pilot light, headlight and tail light. I must have some wires connected to the regulator incorrectly.
It got dark so I had to stop playing with it. Time to order more 12v bulbs. Not sure why I didn't order more than 1 set in the first place.
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Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:33 am

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:33 am linkquote
My shift housing on my VNB is touching on the exhaust and melting slightly.
Is my housing too long or did I route it incorrectly?
Thank for your help.



Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:16 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:16 pm linkquote
pull the locating bracket up and out a little and that should give you the clearance you need.
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:12 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:12 pm linkquote
This thing?

Thank you Mr G



Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:20 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:20 pm linkquote
That did the trick.
Thanks again.



Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:14 pm

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6565
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6565
Location: So Cal
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:14 pm linkquote
No, that ain't right. The cables go behind the pipe. It should be more or less a straight shot from the frame. No big wavy bends in the cables.



Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:21 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:21 pm linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
No, that ain't right. The cables go behind the pipe. It should be more or less a straight shot from the frame. No big wavy bends in the cables.
oh duh! he said it was a small block! gah, I'll wake up here in a bit.

yeah, socal is right- behind the pipe on the small block.
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:01 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6790
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6790
Location: Nashville
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:01 am linkquote
TIL I have the shift cables run wrong on every bike I own.
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:28 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:28 pm linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
No, that ain't right. The cables go behind the pipe. It should be more or less a straight shot from the frame. No big wavy bends in the cables.
Thanks SoCal.
It looks much better now.



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Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:36 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:36 pm linkquote
On yesterday's SLO county ride someone told me that my fork is bent.
I thought it just looks wrong because of the repop mudguard.
What do you guys think?



Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:03 pm

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6565
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6565
Location: So Cal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:03 pm linkquote
Is the mud guard rubbing against the leg shield?
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:40 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:40 pm linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Is the mud guard rubbing against the leg shield?
No. There is about 8mm of clearance.
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:22 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6790
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6790
Location: Nashville
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:22 am linkquote
If it's bent, it's not bent much, or not bent in line front-to-back.

It's actually easier to tell in a picture like that if you can see the headset, too.

And for side-to-side bent (like when it gets bent with the wheel over while parked), take a picture from the front and you can see it that way.
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:39 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Cambria, CA
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:39 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
If it's bent, it's not bent much, or not bent in line front-to-back.

It's actually easier to tell in a picture like that if you can see the headset, too.

And for side-to-side bent (like when it gets bent with the wheel over while parked), take a picture from the front and you can see it that way.
Thank you.
I'll get some better pictures on Wednesday.
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