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Small frames use smaller sparks so they fit through that little hole just fine. Razz emoticon
lots of dad joke energy there. love it.
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^^^
Verily.


Again…Thanks for posting up such great details.
ET3s are fairly rare over here so there isn't a ton of info on the model specific differences. This is a great help.
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^^^
Verily.


Again…Thanks for posting up such great details.
ET3s are fairly rare over here so there isn't a ton of info on the model specific differences. This is a great help.
My pleasure. Your build is pushing me to finish mine. I think I take up the ham bet!!
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OK, it's been A minute… You know how it goes waiting on orders, exploding other bikes, hookers, blow… (Ok, ok I made up those last two for dramatic effect in case you were wondering.)

But seriously, to the matter at hand, I posted in the "today and Scooter bollocks thread" that I had finished cabling the headset when the selector cable outers decided to drop down the headset into the steering column. Multiple times no less.

After some great suggestions from other members, I decided to take a page from my kayaking days (lots of repairing rotomolded plastics) and got out a soldering gun with a trash tip and some shaved plastic slices from the outside of the cable guide assembly, so that I had some decent slivers of plastic. I heated them up and added them to the inside of the guide, where the cable outers just would not seat. With the extra plastic, the fit of the cable guide to the outers was much better, I shoved the outers up and into the plastic guide and so far they are holding in place.

For anyone searching in the future… There is a best practices as far as the order of assembly goes in these transitional headsets between the pre-P stuff and the P series stuff. What I found most efficient was to not insert the shifter tube into the headset… until after seating the outers into the plastic cable guide assembly. Then, drop the assembly down through the Speedo hole and into into place, and then insert your selector inner cables into the cable guide… and then finally inserting the gear selector tube back into the headset with all the requisite washers and retainer clip.
Cable guide sliding into place after welding in some extra plastic.
Cable guide sliding into place after welding in some extra plastic.
Reinsert gear selector tube after sliding in the plastic cable guide with the cables in place.
Reinsert gear selector tube after sliding in the plastic cable guide with the cables in place.
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That's using your noggin' - better than my hot glue idea. Clap emoticon
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That's using your noggin' - better than my hot glue idea. Clap emoticon
That was the inspiration. You, Malcolm, and Chandlerman and Greasy helped me down that path.
Gratzi.
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I mainly commiserated and played cheerleader from the sidelines.

everybody had wayyyy better ideas than I had on the process.
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Well... lots of progress after the last SIP shipment.

The 'ET3 complete' rubber kit lacked the one rubber I really needed, because of course. I ordered the kit for the little rubber guard that goes into the glovebox and cushions the routing of the HT wire and the stator wires to and from the CDI.

To solve, I went through all my miscellaneous vespa rubber (it was like a crackhead looking for his last rock in 70's shag carpeting) and finally found something suitable.

Engine is ready to go in... but the last bit of button up... I need to find the torque value for the Selector rod screw. The one that secures the spider.

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/screw-selector-rod-sip_98787000?usrc=Gear%20Box%20-%20Selector%20Box

I didn't see it on the smallie torqe settings. Or, I overlooked it...

I think 16NM? but not sure at all on that. Anybody?
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Engine is ready to go in... but the last bit of button up... I need to find the torque value for the Selector rod screw. The one that secures the spider.

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/screw-selector-rod-sip_98787000?usrc=Gear%20Box%20-%20Selector%20Box

I didn't see it on the smallie torqe settings. Or, I overlooked it...

I think 16NM? but not sure at all on that. Anybody?
I got nothin'. I've always just gone with "a little more than hand tight" on mine.
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What do you mean by Selector rod screw? Is it the pin the holds the selector arm onto the mechanism. On mine it's a pin that gets hammered in.

[/url] https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/selector-arm-fa_12135600[url] the thing for attaching the gear cables to.

You are getting ahead of me on getting you bike on the road. My engine is being timed at the shop as I couldn't get my strobe light to work and he has a lot of work on right now. [/url]
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What do you mean by Selector rod screw? Is it the pin the holds the selector arm onto the mechanism. On mine it's a pin that gets hammered in.

[/url] https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/selector-arm-fa_12135600[url] the thing for attaching the gear cables to.

You are getting ahead of me on getting you bike on the road. My engine is being timed at the shop as I couldn't get my strobe light to work and he has a lot of work on right now. [/url]
Sorry I think I understand now, it's the bolt that holds the mechanism in place on top of the case. Scooter centre says 17-22NM.
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Sorry I think I understand now, it's the bolt that holds the mechanism in place on top of the case. Scooter centre says 17-22NM.
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