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by Speed Demon
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: white smoke.
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: white smoke.

Yes, drive side oilseal usually. Take out the gearbox filler plug and tip the scooter over. If you get fluid comes out and it smells of petrol then seal is damaged. If there's no geabox oil to be found the seal is fooked becuase the engine is burning it all. The only other common thing that causes t...
by Speed Demon
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: SIP- Tyres and Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: SIP- Tyres and Rims

I bought a couple of pre-assembled rims and tyres for the pig. I have two problems - 1. I tried to get some goop in but spilt more than I managed to get in the wheel - is there a trick to getting this in? I took the cores out before any one asks... 2. Once I took the cores out it was obvious one of...
by Speed Demon
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: The various costs of building a ‘dream’ Lambretta……
Replies: 57
Views: 27949

Re: The various costs of building a ‘dream’ Lambretta……

Brand new GT200 case £515 ;) Yes, that's no longer the price - Rich keeps including more stuff in the kit so the price gets adjusted upwards. Up to date info on this link http://scooterotica.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37158 Yes I know... I know you know, but do those not in the know know? :)
by Speed Demon
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: The various costs of building a ‘dream’ Lambretta……
Replies: 57
Views: 27949

Re: The various costs of building a ‘dream’ Lambretta……

DigDug wrote:Brand new GT200 case £515 ;)
Yes, that's no longer the price - Rich keeps including more stuff in the kit so the price gets adjusted upwards.

Up to date info on this link http://scooterotica.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37158
by Speed Demon
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Kangarooing in 5th.
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: Kangarooing in 5th.

If you have cabling set up so 5th is past 4th on the bars then you can have the problem that the clutch cable is getting trapped inside the headset by the alloy gearchange.

Try adjusting the cables so 5th is in the 4th gear position on the headset and see if that helps.
by Speed Demon
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Liquid Cooled, Motorcycle Engine & Automatics Section
Topic: Scomadi 125 top speed
Replies: 31
Views: 15137

Re: Scomadi 125 top speed

http://www.scooterlab.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/51773751-6a5f-43ea-9ce6-4cca36b50bdc-800.jpg It's a bit late to start getting on a high-horse about scooterists tuning their scooters now. Back to the plot - Scomadi 125s won't go faster until they get a gear kit, but now it's coming... http://www...
by Speed Demon
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Mrb Racetour kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: Mrb Racetour kit

That adaptability is one of the best features of the kit. 4 exhaust studs is a great idea (Ancillotti did it in the 60s) and any kit manufacturer NOT doing it now needs a kick up the arse for being so backwards.
by Speed Demon
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: AF road cassette clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 3842

Re: AF road cassette clutch

Hello, Just bought one and the cassette doesn't move very well in the crown wheel. Is it best to needle file the ears of the cassette or the crown wheel so that the cassette slides up and down easier? If it is too loose does it cause problems? Thanks. It could be simply that the plates aren't align...
by Speed Demon
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Sip rims plus tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: Sip rims plus tyres

I think Just Lambretta do, and SIP themselves IIRC
by Speed Demon
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: More problems, exhaust full of petrol
Replies: 42
Views: 6246

Re: More problems, exhaust full of petrol

Snails wrote:Thanks I have no idea what the seat is - I'll take the whole carb
wise move. The seat is the brass bit that the float needle sits in. These unscrew from the carb body on PHBH