Lambretta forum recs?
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Enthusiast
1980 Vespa 100 Sport
Joined: 20 Feb 2016
Posts: 62
Location: San Francisco
Sat May 08, 2021 3:47 pm quote
In addition to my Vespa 100 sport I also recently got a lambretta li150.

Any recommendations on good forums for those??



Hooked
1972 Vespa GTR, 1963 Lambretta LI 125
Joined: 05 Nov 2018
Posts: 170
Location: Halifax, England
Sat May 08, 2021 3:51 pm quote
http://www.ilambretta.co.uk/forum/

There is not much you cant find out about on here.
Enthusiast
1980 Vespa 100 Sport
Joined: 20 Feb 2016
Posts: 62
Location: San Francisco
Sat May 08, 2021 3:56 pm quote
L4NFF wrote:
http://www.ilambretta.co.uk/forum/

There is not much you cant find out about on here.
Found that but I couldnít register. Seems like you need to be part of the club?
Member
Joined: 08 May 2018
Posts: 28

Sat May 08, 2021 4:31 pm quote
Slim pickings unfortunately:

LCUSA's lambretta.org has some archives which are very helpful: https://web.archive.org/web/20070823143104/http://lambretta.org/message/viewforum.php?f=4

the site went down a few years back. It was pretty solid. Even without a membership you could still search and ask technical questions.

Google changed their search results recently so you can't search:

"clutch" site:lambretta.org anymore to find cached old forum posts.

Before lambretta.org there was the old ScooterBBS forum. Most dudes are on facebook now I'd reckon. If you're in San Francisco, the https://sfscootercentre.com/ can answer any questions and the user SFvsr here on this board is the lambretta guy to talk to in that city for sure.

As mentioned, the uk lambretta forum works. they may use alt language ie 'spanner' and 'petrol' instead of 'wrench' and 'gas'. There are plenty of US based lambretta heads like Grumpy that likely stock various parts and can answer a few questions remotely - drop ship you parts.

LambrettaWorks is very helpful. I highly recommend him.
Scooters Originali will overcharge you - forget asking them questions.
Enthusiast
1980 Vespa 100 Sport
Joined: 20 Feb 2016
Posts: 62
Location: San Francisco
Sat May 08, 2021 5:57 pm quote
oxymoron wrote:
Slim pickings unfortunately:

LCUSA's lambretta.org has some archives which are very helpful: https://web.archive.org/web/20070823143104/http://lambretta.org/message/viewforum.php?f=4

the site went down a few years back. It was pretty solid. Even without a membership you could still search and ask technical questions.

Google changed their search results recently so you can't search:

"clutch" site:lambretta.org anymore to find cached old forum posts.

Before lambretta.org there was the old ScooterBBS forum. Most dudes are on facebook now I'd reckon. If you're in San Francisco, the https://sfscootercentre.com/ can answer any questions and the user SFvsr here on this board is the lambretta guy to talk to in that city for sure.

As mentioned, the uk lambretta forum works. they may use alt language ie 'spanner' and 'petrol' instead of 'wrench' and 'gas'. There are plenty of US based lambretta heads like Grumpy that likely stock various parts and can answer a few questions remotely - drop ship you parts.

LambrettaWorks is very helpful. I highly recommend him.
Scooters Originali will overcharge you - forget asking them questions.
Thatís all really really great info. Iíll dig in and let you know if I have any follow ups. Thank you!!
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1685
Location: Siam
Sat May 08, 2021 5:58 pm quote
oxymoron wrote:
Scooters Originali will overcharge you - forget asking them questions.
Haha. I can only guess that new ownership has changed that.
Hooked
PX 225, SS 180, 90SS
Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 168
Location: New Zealand
Sat May 08, 2021 6:48 pm quote
Iíve found this UK forum good for Lambretta info:

https://www.scooterotica.org
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Rally 200
Joined: 11 Apr 2021
Posts: 40
Location: Altrincham
Sun May 09, 2021 3:51 am quote
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Spanners-Manual-Lambretta-Scooters/dp/0954821610

Essential for any and all lambretta enthusiasts

Good luck

The lcgb forum is accessible after becoming a member which is £25 a year

IMHO is worth every penny + great vfm.
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Rally 200
Joined: 11 Apr 2021
Posts: 40
Location: Altrincham
Sun May 09, 2021 3:52 am quote
Re: Lambretta forum recs?
akpasta wrote:
In addition to my Vespa 100 sport I also recently got a lambretta li150.

Any recommendations on good forums for those??
Nice looking straight lambretta, have fun 😎
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