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by coaster
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: R1 shock
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: R1 shock

Rubber bushes arent available as far as I know but DO NOT use brass bushes as you need some flex , You can get a kit consisting of nylon bushes and nyloc half nuts. You basically only tighten them to about 3-5 ft lb's torque. This is because the R! shock cant handle sideways loads cvaused by flex in...
by coaster
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Checking Torque Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Checking Torque Settings

However, the fundamental cure for head leakage is to eliminate the weak link. I have not used head gaskets since the early 70's & will not do so again. Interesting. Is that with standard Lambretta cylinders and heads, or "special" ones? Works for any type of head but the important thing is that the...
by coaster
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tank cleaning.
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Tank cleaning.

Ideally you need to find somewhere with a large ultrasonic cleaning bath but you could try a pressure washer or steam cleaner, Careful with cleaning solvents make sure they are not corrosive. I sasw a guy on You Tube clean an old tank by putting a kilo of nuts and bolts inside it and then cable tyin...
by coaster
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Sports Bar
Topic: The Song Title Thread - Pointless but Addictive!
Replies: 23476
Views: 1421252

Re: The Song Title Thread - Pointless but Addictive!

My Ding Aling - Chuck Berry
by coaster
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Carbon buildup 1980 P200e
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Carbon buildup 1980 P200e

AS above, 26k miles is a looong way and it will be well overdue a major service. Modern 2 stroke oil is usually 'low ash' so doesnt carbon up as much as the old mineral oil but you will have no idea what oil has been used in the past and I would expect a significant build up even with modern oils at...
by coaster
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Sports Bar
Topic: The Song Title Thread - Pointless but Addictive!
Replies: 23476
Views: 1421252

Re: The Song Title Thread - Pointless but Addictive!

Its All Over Now Baby Blue - Bob Dylan
by coaster
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Sports Bar
Topic: The Song Title Thread - Pointless but Addictive!
Replies: 23476
Views: 1421252

Re: The Song Title Thread - Pointless but Addictive!

Fanfare For The Common Man - Emeron Lake and Palmer
by coaster
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Won’t cold start/choke.
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Won’t cold start/choke.

Might be irrelevant but you should always hold the throttle closed when starting from cold, many people make the mistake of wringing the throttle whilst kicking which results in a weak mixture, worht a try.
by coaster
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Carb choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Carb choice?

28 PHBH would be fine with your clubman but you do need to do something about your gearing, try a 16 toth front sprocket, dyno session is a good idea
by coaster
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Saying Hello

I would go for a GTS, a friend picked up his new Royal Alloy 300 series 2 look a like this week and already the speedo has stopped working and the ABS light is faulty. +1 for the Vespa GTS but go for a low mileage GTS250i about 2007 year as they seem to have the best build and paint quality. The la...
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