Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:48 am

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Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:48 am linkquote
Mentioned elsewhere....
greasy125 wrote:
never forget the cotter pin!
and,
whereshaldo wrote:
Nothing on this earth you can't fix with a claw hammer.
(well...mostly... if you didn't forget the cotter pin)
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:18 pm

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Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:18 pm linkquote
If you hammer that shaft enough, no cotter pin will be necessary.
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:50 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:50 pm linkquote
when all you have is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:04 pm

Hooked
2005 Vespa PX 150 Serie America #107 of 500
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Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:04 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
when all you have is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail
I've seen nails used as a cotter pin but thankfully not on my Vespa.
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:31 am

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'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:31 am linkquote
I can use first gear to get my bike off the center stand if it's pointed the right way and the road is clear, but I usually just straddle then shove on the headset w/ my belly . Anybody else?
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:41 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:41 am linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
I can use first gear to get my bike off the center stand if it's pointed the right way and the road is clear, but I usually just straddle then shove on the headset w/ my belly . Anybody else?
Straddle it and bump your belly, it's the kind way for your stand. And yes, the innuendo also makes sense...
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:06 am

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Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:06 am linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
I can use first gear to get my bike off the center stand if it's pointed the right way and the road is clear, but I usually just straddle then shove on the headset w/ my belly . Anybody else?
You can also lift the handlebars.
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:15 am

Lucky
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Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:15 am linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
I can use first gear to get my bike off the center stand if it's pointed the right way and the road is clear, but I usually just straddle then shove on the headset w/ my belly . Anybody else?
I usually try to drive it off the stand, but if that doesn't work, then I'm a Belly Bumper, too.
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:49 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:49 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
I usually try to drive it off the stand, but if that doesn't work, then I'm a Belly Bumper, too.
are we still talking about scooters??
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:56 am

Lucky
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Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:56 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
are we still talking about scooters??
I wasn't aware we were to begin with!
Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:59 pm

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Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:59 pm linkquote
Ray8 wrote:
You can also lift the handlebars.
Nearly forgot that one. Yes, I do that too when I have the energy. I love doing it on smallies when there's an audience looking on. .
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:18 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:18 pm linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
Nearly forgot that one. Yes, I do that too when I have the energy. I love doing it on smallies when there's an audience looking on. .
way easier on smallies
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:15 pm

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Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:15 pm linkquote
before I ride it off the center stand, I like to do a hand stand and a cartwheel to start it and then do a lap in the driveway while doing a headstand.

but that's just me. and I like beating the floorboards straight and replacing center stands.

but I'm team lift and let the stand snap up on vespas. belly bump with the shimmy shake on the Lambretta front.
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:04 am

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Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:04 am linkquote
whether you think you have it, or you don't, no amount of rifling thru all your shit is gonna turn up that one thing you're looking for.

and then, miraculously when you order it, three will materialize.

this is the way.
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:29 am

Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
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Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:29 am linkquote
If you are going to break a part, forget to install something, or hurt yourself, it will happen when a friend stops by to see how you are doing. Otherwise, all that extra effort would be wasted on not having anyone make fun of you.
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Wed May 11, 2022 6:19 pm

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Wed May 11, 2022 6:19 pm linkquote
Enjoy wrenching?
Factor-in looking for things around your garage/shop. More than half your time will be spent doing so if you're over 50, or worse, have fridge with beer there.

There is no such thing as Plug and Play. Anything you plug in has consequences.
Thu May 12, 2022 5:43 am

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Thu May 12, 2022 5:43 am linkquote
Ray8 wrote:
There is no such thing as Plug and Play. Anything you plug in has consequences.
Hahahaha!

Fact.
Fri May 13, 2022 12:56 pm

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Fri May 13, 2022 12:56 pm linkquote
"Enjoy wrenching?
Factor-in looking for things around your garage/shop. More than half your time will be spent doing so if you're over 50, or worse, have fridge with beer there."

Geez, I have a pegboard with 3-5 of each wrench carefully hanging on organized hooks. After about 30 minutes of working in the shop, I cannot for the life of me find an 11mm, 14mm, or 8mm anywhere.
Fri May 13, 2022 2:14 pm

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Fri May 13, 2022 2:14 pm linkquote
67GT125 wrote:
"Enjoy wrenching?
Factor-in looking for things around your garage/shop. More than half your time will be spent doing so if you're over 50, or worse, have fridge with beer there."

Geez, I have a pegboard with 3-5 of each wrench carefully hanging on organized hooks. After about 30 minutes of working in the shop, I cannot for the life of me find an 11mm, 14mm, or 8mm anywhere.
Pegboards never live up to their promise of organizational nirvana. The peg falls off and you leave the tool on the bench. It's doomed to failure but be still try.
Fri May 13, 2022 3:05 pm

bodgemaster
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Fri May 13, 2022 3:05 pm linkquote
Hot glue the pegs to the board.
Fri May 13, 2022 3:07 pm

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Fri May 13, 2022 3:07 pm linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Hot glue the pegs to the board.
Then hot glue the tools to the pegs.
Fri May 13, 2022 3:52 pm

bodgemaster
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Fri May 13, 2022 3:52 pm linkquote
I usually end up hot gluing my fingers to something.
Fri May 13, 2022 6:25 pm

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Fri May 13, 2022 6:25 pm linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
I usually end up hot gluing my fingers to something.
A guy I worked with once described welding as "like a hot glue gun, but for metal."

Also, an actual NSM'ism:
Ray8 wrote:
You have to go through EVERYTHING on a vintage scoot.
Sat May 14, 2022 8:26 am

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Sat May 14, 2022 8:26 am linkquote
I like the sewing with fire analogy.

Yes, you do have to go through everything. They seem to do pretty well to starting up after sitting, but that doesn't mean it's ok to ride it like you stole it.
Sat May 14, 2022 5:16 pm

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Sat May 14, 2022 5:16 pm linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
I like the sewing with fire analogy.
That's a better analogy. Without penetration it's hot glue.
Sun May 15, 2022 2:22 am

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'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
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Sun May 15, 2022 2:22 am linkquote
I'm sorry I can't find the actual quote or the author but , essentially : "You don't lose money until you sell it."
Sat May 21, 2022 6:57 pm

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Sat May 21, 2022 6:57 pm linkquote
Getting a VT title before it runs, means it's leaving you. Somehow you didn't wanna spend the time and money before it was legal. Kinda like marriage.
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