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by Davidsquaredson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Tv175 disc brake squeal
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Tv175 disc brake squeal

Hey, thanks so much for this. I went with sintered pads and on the static side it was a very tight fit. I assumed that was wrong and sanded the edges to allow up / down motion. So I made it worse. Duh. I will put this scoot up on the bench this weekend and pull the brake and start over, following yo...
by Davidsquaredson
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Perfected technique to save a crank bearing race
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Perfected technique to save a crank bearing race

I made this bearing puller for £20 works great and no damage took this original gp race off in seconds https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201228/cc572b31a6a004f218a6d0589aee331d.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201228/c7d97b54185f38f8e8abdb2f01c806fd.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201...
by Davidsquaredson
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Best place in UK post a lambretta TV for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Best place in UK post a lambretta TV for sale?

Thanks for the replies!


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by Davidsquaredson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Polini 210 ALU, did your rings need filing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Polini 210 ALU, did your rings need filing?

Mine were fine, cant tell you the gap as a mate measured them while I was porting the cases, its done a couple of 1,000 miles since without issue, had trouble with the squish being huge, got it down to 1.4mm, the circlips were a tw@7 to get on though, I run timing at 18 degrees & it sits around 320...
by Davidsquaredson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Perfected technique to save a crank bearing race
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Perfected technique to save a crank bearing race

I made this bearing puller for £20 works great and no damage took this original gp race off in seconds https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201228/cc572b31a6a004f218a6d0589aee331d.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201228/c7d97b54185f38f8e8abdb2f01c806fd.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201...
by Davidsquaredson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Perfected technique to save a crank bearing race
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Perfected technique to save a crank bearing race

I hate throwing away a good quality bearing with lots of life left when changing a crank out. What I find works really well after some experiments: -crank in freezer overnight. - put a leather work glove on the gear side and clamp this in a vice - use a small butane torch with a fine flame. Heat jus...
by Davidsquaredson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Best place in UK post a lambretta TV for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Best place in UK post a lambretta TV for sale?

Hi, I have two TVs, going to part with one. No point in selling in Canada as there are so few scooterist here (we have only one actual garage that will work on a lambretta in the entire country). Are there any particularly good places to post in the UK? Is everyone using FB now for this? Thanks in a...
by Davidsquaredson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tank cleaning.
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Tank cleaning.

I recently did an old tank that was rusty. Put in some old nuts and bolts and shook it. Lots of rust flakes came out. I shot in some brake cleaner to get rid of any grease and oil. Then I filled it half full of “evapo-rust”. It’s non toxic and dissolves rust. I let it sit for 24 hrs then rotate the ...
by Davidsquaredson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: My latest barn(ish) finds
Replies: 14
Views: 5133

Re: My latest barn(ish) finds

A nice find Dave. It looks okay. Where abouts in Canada are you? Hi, I’m in Toronto. Just put the body work on and the correct bench seat (but the cover is a cheap repop). https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200505/d1ac2de40ed63654f5eda84b525b5b3d.jpg Nice. I was in Ontario a few years ago. Didn't g...
by Davidsquaredson
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Tv175 disc brake squeal
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Tv175 disc brake squeal

Hi, I’ve got an original disc brake. New pads and copper grease ion their edges. Drilled out 3 holes in the disc to the slightly larger recommended size. Put copper grease on the 3 pins. Small amount, just enough to help free play My brakes work well but are squealing. Any ideas why? Thx in advance ...
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