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Sir, it seems that he's gone plaid.

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This!
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No idea what Greasy meant regarding plaid - but last time I shrugged off what seemed like a random comment from him - a week later you posted a video of your scoot shooting backwards out of the framed scene... causing a coffee spit take over here. Wanna clue in the clueless?
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No idea what Greasy meant regarding plaid - but last time I shrugged off what seemed like a random comment from him - a week later you posted a video of your scoot shooting backwards out of the framed scene... causing a coffee spit take over here. Wanna clue in the clueless?
"gone plaid Reached a state of babbling incoherence, rambling random, absurd gibberish."

Means our user is so much cooler than we, and as always .....never mind.
Rule is not to feed 'em.
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Poi Dog started it...
(Space Balls reference)

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greasy125 wrote:
Sir, it seems that he's gone plaid.

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This!
And here I was, waiting for a 'plaid' comment, chuffed when Greasy delivered, and it was all somehow lost in translation.... oh well....
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No idea what Greasy meant regarding plaid - but last time I shrugged off what seemed like a random comment from him - a week later you posted a video of your scoot shooting backwards out of the framed scene... causing a coffee spit take over here. Wanna clue in the clueless?
all messages are encoded.

~end transmission~
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Birdsnest wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Sir, it seems that he's gone plaid.

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This!
And here I was, waiting for a 'plaid' comment, chuffed when Greasy delivered, and it was all somehow lost in translation.... oh well....
Inconceivable!

-g
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Hahahaha.
Shoulda known.
A long time family favorite.
Thanks for the break down - tho I woulda welcomed another Vespa running backwards moment - cause that was spectacular.
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Tried to help Birdsnest with some Lammy electric gremlins this weekend. Some progress was made....

But the high point of the day was he let me take the VNB aka 'shitbox', aka 'swisswatch' out for a spin. 'Your chariot awaits...', Jeff tells me as he moves it out to the street. He was curious to see my reaction after my ride, as he has been dialing in the jetting for the past few weeks.

HOLY SHITE.....BOX! pardon my french. I believe the bike is getting near done breaking-in and things are starting to loosen up nicely!

Grab more than half throttle in first gear and the front wheel is no longer in contact with asphalt. Surprised, I short shift to second and hear the revs so low in the rpm (big jump between gears on a 3-speed), I think that this will take a while to get to third....
Boy, am I wrong! Nothing but torque and grunt and this little, gray, Italian, grocery-getter is pulling G's that Pontedera never dreamed of 57 years ago! Shift to third, and I am tearing through his neighborhood, well above the posted limits without really trying. Suffice to say, I came back to his driveway laughing and grinning from ear to ear! What a fun scoot!! Laughing emoticon

Fabulous job on this build!! I am seriously contemplating my next project to be something running on 8's....
I think the charm of the bike is its 'no show' appearance, but 'all GO' demeanor.
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Gracias sir!

Power wheelies in first for the win.
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I am seriously contemplating my next project to be something running on 8's....
Oh you should... would love to see what you'd end up with.

As always, a great way to spend an afternoon. Thx for all your help. I'd just be day drinking and/or riding backwards without it...

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all of this delights me to no end.

now, with your powers combined get that lammy going!

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It's going...

We have lights. I'd love to tell you it was my meticulous attention to detail that traced the short, but it appears I just pulled a Hollywood Holt on the wires ("light goes out just jiggle the cord"). So we're running! ....for now.

..and Mark gets a Jetex merit badge on the rescuing the janky Jetex carb. The push mechanism on the the throttle/slide didn't make contact with the tickover screw!!! He clocked it and bent the tab over so the idle could actually be adjusted proper.
Fucking jetex.

OK back to your regularly scheduled Shitbox channel.
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sounds par for the course in lammy land!

good on you two for sorting it, now get out for a ride!

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A quick book end to this post
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TX Title arrived today!
While I am still messing with the jetting, this scoot is well sorted, so it seemed like a good time to hat tip some peeps. David at Scooter Mercato, Jonathan Gick, Joey at Saints and all you folks that helped along the way. Gracias.

Appreciated!!!

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awww yeah, my old friend Frank! One of my old bands took him on his first tour in the states. Haven't seen him in a bit.

Scooter looks awesome, great work!
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Well, that's bad ass! What was the name of your band?

I've seen him a buncha times... always a fun show. (GD I miss shows!)First time they were opening for Social D or Flogging Molly maybe? Circa 2010? Cool cause he worked his own merch table after the show. Very authentic cat.
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Oh f*ck that reverse running scene makes me laugh out loud.
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