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by paul d
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Trail-Tech temp gauge.
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Trail-Tech temp gauge.

Great piece of kit and worth every penny. On my gt I fitted the sensor under the head bolt furthest from the fan. I stuck the guage on the bridge piece. With a head torch wrapped around the toolbox door and pointing at the guage I can see temp readings at night. On my T5 I fitted a guage on the tool...
by paul d
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Running in
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Running in

I agree with Meds1. Heat cycles, gear changes to avoid labouring the engine and a retorque. I've always thought that cast barrels had microscopic hairs of metal in the bore from machining and the break in process was to wear these away to ensure a good ring/barrel seal. My GT kit definately ran hott...
by paul d
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: What sparkplug do you use with your GT kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: What sparkplug do you use with your GT kit?

B9 for me on a gt240. 4% oil. No problems with heat. Great kit.
by paul d
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tyre Choices
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

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: 10
Views: 604

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: 23
Views: 1151

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: 664

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: 720

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: 808

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: 470

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!