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by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: best place for stand feet hard plastic type
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: best place for stand feet hard plastic type

sounds daft but at a parts fair / rally buy some second hand ones off an old stand or in the tat, i always buy em, even single ones. the factory ones literally seem to last forever.
bit of boiling water and some wd40 and theyre good for another 50 years!
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Lambretta Overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 5672

Re: Lambretta Overheating

Jetting is usually the culprit when it comes to heat. Too rich, too lean, too much oil, too little oil all can cause the motor to run excessively hot. Start with the easy stuff first. Clean your motor if it's covered in grime. Mix at 32:1 (3%) EVERYTIME and use the highest grade fuel you can get co...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: the real reason the vespa PX is no more
Replies: 0
Views: 910

the real reason the vespa PX is no more

having a natter with a mate who's Dad worked at Pontedera. he says that it was nothing to do with two stroke emissions why the Vespa PX was dropped. he "said" 1. the drive by sound regulations favor autos where the revs are determined by the gear ratio. the owner holding revs in lower gears is a pro...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Now and then photos of members..
Topic: My scooters,50 years apart
Replies: 15
Views: 10755

Re: My scooters,47 years apart

might be worth trying with dvla to see if theres a last owner of your original sx. i was in Bristol the other day to buy a rare Mobylette sport moped. the guy also had a load of primaveras and v90's stashed in a prefab garage behind other nasties on old 70's logbooks. not been touched since he colle...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Bgm Clubman
Replies: 79
Views: 9952

Re: Bgm Clubman

never ridden a tuned 200 with Gori so i@ll reserve judgement. the engines got a lot to do with noise. an iron barrel deffo makes the whole job a lot louder. id really like to see that dyno shootout as a serial clubman buyer.
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: £16,990 for a vespa 90ss
Replies: 16
Views: 2840

Re: £16,990 for a vespa 90ss

Doom Patrol wrote:
alcoholic maniacs sc wrote:It only seems obscene because Spike from the estate down the road offered you two in 1985 for 400 quid.
You knew Spike as well did you? :D
yes
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Spanish v Italian
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: Spanish v Italian

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best value 200's on the market. you'd never feel short changed. i reckon theyre as good as a p200e for rallies.(well hmmm sort of ,kinda,not really but...)
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Spanish v Italian
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: Spanish v Italian

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq176/soulacola/IMG-20110421-00175.jpg this very sexy Jet 200 hauled me across italy a few years back two up with 50kgs of makeup and woman junk.that luggage has only a spare pair of boxers and a can of lynx for me.great gearbox, strong iron barrel and happy to cr...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Spanish v Italian
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: Spanish v Italian

early disc brake jet 200's are now over 7 grand in restored condition. they are no longer cheaper than so-so sx200's when in restored or mint condition. or a desirable metallic colour. i personally think the jets and specials were better built. if you have a state run industry that doesnt bean count...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: AF Lightened flywheel
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: AF Lightened flywheel

i run the original AF rayspeed lightened 80's flywheels with both extended and short innocenti cowls. never been an issue. those early AF flywheels are fecking awesome. rev like chainsaws. theres enough of a vortex of air in the cowl to do the job. the system isnt particularly good anyway. i dont th...