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what in blazes is this??
So I havent posted for a while, but I finally got it out on a test ride today!! So much fun to ride, and I was surprised that second gear was so wide (compared to 4 gear vespas. Anyway I get back from my ride around the block and there are these two pieces of something on either side floor board. I have no Idea what it is. It looks like it was one rubber piece possibly a stopper or mount of some sort?? Its not for the mirror because the previous owner drilled a hole in the leg shield for that (unfortunately). I think they came from under the saddle seat because that is what makes most sense for where they landed. I dont remember taking them off during disassembly but I might have and stashed them and forgot about them,,any ideas would really help. they are old old rubber brittle and stiff. here are pics
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As you already guessed, it looks like the saddle buffer. It should have too much play now without it...
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That's great thanks! Yea I thought the saddle felt too bouncy! I am glad it wasn't something critical I forgot to put on Razz emoticon
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Installing a Stoffi Spring 62 allstate
So when I looked for info on installing a Stoffi Spring I didn't find much, or other posts about much larger jobs. So I did it and found it was easy. What I did find from posts was that if the size was right it should go in easy. So I crossed my fingers and it did fit! I had to remove the tire to get to the nut on top of the spring. I undid that and then wound down the interwoven bolt head (it looks like a small frisbee and weaves into the spring) until the bolt was free. Then I unwound the bottom of the spring from its retaining clip. The spring came out easy.

I wound the upper bolt onto the new spring threads until it was just below the top. Then I wound the bottom onto the retaining clip and I had to remove a bolt on the fender for clearance. After that I pushed in the spring and wound up the bolt till it was just coming out of its hole then I put the nut on and tightened.

The ride is so much better with the new spring, you can see the difference in the pic
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Doing good work with the allstate! Nice upgrade with the spring. The blue paint looks great!
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So I am having problems sourcing the saddle buffer, does anyone know a place?
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Another question: My front brakes are grabby, they go from nothing to dead stop skid. Any suggestions on a fix? I was going to take everything apart and clean everything etc, but any pointers?
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Scoots looking good!!!

Try posting about the seat buffers on Vintage Scooter Community Classifieds on FB. Pics will help.

On the brakes... that's a weird one. Does the hub have a bunch of rust and grit where the shoes are grabbing. I'd clean that area up and sand it smooth... see if that helps?
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Scoots looking good!!!

Try posting about the seat buffers on Vintage Scooter Community Classifieds on FB. Pics will help.

On the brakes... that's a weird one. Does the hub have a bunch of rust and grit where the shoes are grabbing. I'd clean that area up and sand it smooth... see if that helps?
As Birdsnest said, clean and scuff/scour the brake drum innersurface. Then look at this:

Brake shoes: if you have the old shoes, trash them! swap for new performance
Cable: is your cable new, outer smooht and not kinked
Pivot points: polish and grease

Bearings: Not really braking related, but worth checking while you have the hub open. If needed, change for sealed bearings

Good luck!
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So I am having problems sourcing the saddle buffer, does anyone know a place?
I think I have a couple (original) in my parts. I'll take a look this afternoon. If I can find one, it's yours free, but you pay shipping.
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So I am having problems sourcing the saddle buffer, does anyone know a place?
I think I have a couple (original) in my parts. I'll take a look this afternoon. If I can find one, it's yours free, but you pay shipping.
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Here are the two buffers. One is harder or more dense than the other. You can have both. They are from our Man in Denmark, so I trust they are original. I'll also throw in the nos bolt for an extra $0.00.

I think it will cost a maximum of $15.00 to post most places unless you are in Tierra del Fuego or Tasmania.[img][/img]
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Here are the two buffers. One is harder or more dense than the other. You can have both. They are from our Man in Denmark, so I trust they are original. I'll also throw in the nos bolt for an extra $0.00.

I think it will cost a maximum of $15.00 to post most places unless you are in Tierra del Fuego or Tasmania.[img][/img]
This is why I love this forum. Good people coming through with help for those in need. Sometimes with words, sometime with parts, sometimes with a swift slap upside the head ALWAYS with positive passion.

Way to spread the Positive Vibes!
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So I am having problems sourcing the saddle buffer, does anyone know a place?
Just send me a message with your details if you're interested.
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