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by EddieStone
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: GT186 revs Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3233

Re: GT186 revs Question

Check the alignment of the pick up coil to the flywheel tangs. If they are out of alignment it won't rev higher than about 6000 rpm. By alignment I mean along the crank axis - in towards the engine, or out towards the flywheel. It's useful to mark the pickup and tangs with tippex so you can see if t...
by EddieStone
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: hey.. new but courius Li150 S2 upgrade tips needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: hey.. new but courius Li150 S2 upgrade tips needed!

Just to avoid any confusion: for matching, Coaster means that the cylinder (or barrel) and the crankcase need to be worked on. The gains are pretty small.
by EddieStone
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: hey.. new but courius Li150 S2 upgrade tips needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: hey.. new but courius Li150 S2 upgrade tips needed!

Call AF Rayspeed and describe what you have and listen to what they say. A GP crank is a good buy, you will need a GP flywheel to go with it (and the right bearings). The electronic ignition is a very good buy. Changing the cylinder and piston is a bit of a minefield - it's a good idea to buy someth...
by EddieStone
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Large vs small silent blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Large vs small silent blocks

Looking to replace my 50 year old engine mounts on my Li175. I mentioned doing this to a scooter mechanic and he recommended using the small ones rather than the big ones. Replacing small ones with small ones is easier and I don't have to buy as many parts, but does anyone have any thoughts? I've ne...
by EddieStone
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Mod 1 and 2 On Scooter
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: Mod 1 and 2 On Scooter

Taking a pillion is the best reason for getting your licence, in my opinion.

It's the reason I got mine.
by EddieStone
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Using a Timing gun/light
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: Using a Timing gun/light

I've got one of those. It's excellent. Two comments - 1) you have to have a spark plug attached to the HT lead. 2) You have to pull the trigger when you want the strobe to fire. Can't think of any other reason it won't work. Make sure the arrow is pointing towards the spark plug, which you say you'v...
by EddieStone
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Tech FAQ
Topic: Carb fuel leak
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Carb fuel leak

Typically the float needle. Did you turn your fuel tap off?
by EddieStone
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tyre Choices
Replies: 39
Views: 4771

Re: Tyre Choices

I bought a couple of Vee Rubber VRM396 from M&P because they were cheap and I don't mind a bit of slide with the sidecar. But I took the sidecar off for Seahouses rally and forgot about the tyres but they gripped very well in the rain on the way back so I will use them again! I've bought some of th...
by EddieStone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Re: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

Personally, I think we've passed the high tide mark of the internet. There's a lot more business emphasis on website these days, and hosting a site is a lot more expensive and forces the owners to finance it to keep it going. The social media platforms are cheaper and easily accessible and all it co...
by EddieStone
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: How to get a licence
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: How to get a licence

Cheers. The post was mainly about the complications caused by the fact that she's german. But as long as she's got an NI number she's good to go.

She just doesn't want to.