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by mick1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Daily touring mileage
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Re: Daily touring mileage

150 - 200 is easily achievable and you can take in a few sights and have a long lunch. If you want to simply get from A to B then 250 - 300 would be my maximum for continuous days of travel. A rule of thumb is covering 50 miles in an hour including a quick fill up. Obviously country roads are slower...
by mick1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Wasted Tuning?
Replies: 32
Views: 1672

Re: Wasted Tuning?

Fair point, just thinking aloud. Is it also possible that the charge entering the combustion chamber (under primary compression) is restricted by the actual volume of the combustion chamber ? Therefore more charge would not physically be able to enter, unless the primary compression was increased ? ...
by mick1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Wasted Tuning?
Replies: 32
Views: 1672

Re: Wasted Tuning?

High Dyno readings can be achieved by advancing the timing, raising compression and other "unsafe" methods. These alterations can give higher Dyno readings but the engine would not last long under normal running conditions. Without knowing DT's secrets, is it possible he obtains the high readings us...
by mick1
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Vespa Cosa
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Vespa Cosa

Vespa Cosa with no paperwork. Engine removed and various bits damaged or missing. Clear frame number. Panels and horncasting are there. £300. Can deliver for fuel cost from York For more info' 07718518761 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49969811173_b7386d61a7_w.jpg IMG_20200604_113720 by mick le...
by mick1
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: 12in wheel conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: 12in wheel conversion

Wharv 12" conversion woul thar be? There used to be an all 12" hub/rim sold by CamLam a few years ago but sd I recall, the cholice og tire wasw VERY limited

Pissed up or hit fingers with hammer :shock:
by mick1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Gear Selection
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Gear Selection

;)
by mick1
Sat May 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Gear Selection
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Gear Selection

I'd change the balls and spring...….and the sliding dog
by mick1
Wed May 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Lambretta crank induction with Malossi MHR 221
Replies: 34
Views: 5189

Re: Lambretta crank induction with Malossi MHR 221

Hmmm that's not very good. Thought the photos were ok but obviously not, tried to edit but it won't let me ? Here's the pictures try and work out where they should have been. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47902377301_162e80136d_z.jpg IMG_20190414_094449 by mick leaf , on Flickr https://live.st...
by mick1
Wed May 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Lambretta crank induction with Malossi MHR 221
Replies: 34
Views: 5189

Re: Lambretta crank induction with Malossi MHR 221

With the decent weather and a bit of time on my hands I decided to have another push with project. Priority job was to strengthen the frame. IMG_20200318_144054 by mick leaf, on Flickr As you can see there nothing to support the rear section other than the 40mm tube. So:This was made from 30mm tube ...
by mick1
Thu May 14, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Vespa gears
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Vespa gears

usually slipping out of gear (3rd tends to be worst)

With difficulty in changing gear i'd be looking at cables, clutch and selector box,