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by paul d
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tyre Choices
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Tyre Choices

HxPaul, you speak the truth! Gobus and city link are 2 companies that run busses on the motorway from our town to Dublin. They hold 100kmh up hill down dale headwind or not. It’s taken us a lifetime to outrun those guys! 100kmh is hard to achieve.
by paul d
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: 210 polini alloy cold start issue
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: 210 polini alloy cold start issue

I agree with Jack221. Had the same problem and a new red tipped needle sorted it.
by paul d
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tyre Choices
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Tyre Choices

I agree with Hotdog, heidenau tyres work great for me. On my second set of mitas on the lambretta. Can't fault them. Better grip in the wet than I was expecting. S83's and S1's have too poor a speed rating for any non standard scooter in my opinion.
by paul d
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: PX 125 Gearing
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: PX 125 Gearing

The T5 fourth is the same as a px125 one I think. Using a clutch with more teeth is the easiest way to upgear your engine. I think a px125 has a 20 tooth clutch. A 21 tooth will give a 5% upgear. A 22 tooth clutch will fit but your scooter might not be powerful enough with only a pm exhaust and no o...
by paul d
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: The Bitch is Back...
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: The Bitch is Back...

Lookin good!
by paul d
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Squish too large?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Squish too large?

I agree with Holty. 1.2 would be a good target. I always thought that a large squish would give a cooler running engine but that wasn't the case with my bro's polini. We were shocked at how much cooler a lower squish runs.
by paul d
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Vespa wobble
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Vespa wobble

Small wheels and quick steering geometry make scooters very agile in town but on the open road handling gets interesting to say the least! Even after years of scooter riding it still takes me time to adjust after riding a motorcycle. I hope you stick with it!
by paul d
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Vespa wobble
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Vespa wobble

I've never ridden a 946 but things to check; Tyre bulge or damage. Buckled front wheel. Buckled back wheel. Forks too tight with either overtightened bearings or slightly bent and not turning side to side easily. Worn bearings causing play in the wheel on the front or back. Under inflated tyres. May...
by paul d
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Importance of Leak Testing
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Importance of Leak Testing

I'd never build without a leakdown test now. Maybe it's the most important thing I've learnt in the last 5 years.
by paul d
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Mag flange all the same?
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: Mag flange all the same?

Mine was the same. Being paranoid about overheating an expensive engine I tapped the headcowling over to fill the gaps as much as possible. Not pretty but it put my mind at ease!