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by mick1
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: lambretta paint jobs
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: lambretta paint jobs

Quite a while since i had one done but i would expect £700 - £1000 with lots of if's and buts.....
by mick1
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Carbon buildup 1980 P200e
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Carbon buildup 1980 P200e

With lack of power i'd be checking/replacing the piston rings........whilst doing this remove excess carbon if an issue.
by mick1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Daily touring mileage
Replies: 21
Views: 2479

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: 2909

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: 2909

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
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: 12in wheel conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

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: 1085

Re: Gear Selection

;)
by mick1
Sat May 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Gear Selection
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

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: 6154

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: 6154

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 ...
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