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by paul d
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Wasted Tuning?
Replies: 32
Views: 1673

Re: Wasted Tuning?

I've often wondered do a gas and liquid flow in the same way? Maybe traditional tuning makes a mistake by assuming they do? Matching openings and removing edges which obstruct a pathway definately helps a liquid flow along that pathway better. Smooth edges are good for liquid flow. I'd love to see a...
by paul d
Sun May 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Carburettor slide/Throttle linkeage connection
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Carburettor slide/Throttle linkeage connection

A slight bend of the hook part will stop it popping out. When finished just make sure the slide closes fully.
by paul d
Sun May 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Hidden not ridden
Replies: 16
Views: 3009

Re: Hidden not ridden

Not my bag but if the guy's a scooterist like the rest of us and wouldn't have a problem ferrying a brother down down to services/rally/ferry port then I say good on 'em! I wouldn't be too proud to load my broken scoot into the back.............but only if I thought it was 100% unfixable roadside.
by paul d
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: serveta stand
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: serveta stand

Liam, if you ever needed an excuse to visit your mother's home ground my brother and myself organise a scooter endurance event around April every year. It began as The Wild West 150. Supposed to have been The Wild West 175 this year but had to cancel due to the virus. Think about it for next year. I...
by paul d
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: serveta stand
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: serveta stand

Thank you Liam, Nick b and Rosscla for the help. In typical scooter shed fashion I have the stand brackets, spring and feet but no stand. Time for a bit of creative thinking. Thanks again.
by paul d
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: serveta stand
Replies: 9
Views: 688

serveta stand

In typical fashion I've started assembling a serveta lince that I stripped a few years ago to get painted and I can't find the stand. Is it a vespa stand, standard lambretta stand or do linces have a stand different to everything else? I seem to remember it was different to a series 3 but can't reme...
by paul d
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: PX125 Exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: PX125 Exhaust

Polini, gianelli and simonini are grand exhausts. If the sound is your main priority then you won’t be disappointed. Make sure to upjet the carb. Any of the big box type exhausts or a sito plus would be the best allrounders for your standard engine. Again, ask the supplier for carb settings to go wi...
by paul d
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: T5 Jetting Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: T5 Jetting Advice

I'm not sure if this will help but my T5 172 is running on a standard 24/24 with a scorpion exhaust. I've upjetted the main to a 125. I'd say a 125 or 128 main jet would be a good start for your set up, everything else as standard. I couldn't see a big box exhaust needing a bigger main than a scorpi...
by paul d
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: newbie alert in kent
Replies: 16
Views: 2072

Re: newbie alert in kent

Hats off for taking on such a big project. That will definately be one saved from the grave! Looking forward to seeing it come together. Best of luck with it.
by paul d
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: my scoots
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: my scoots

Wow! Two beauties. Great achievements!