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by EddieStone
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech FAQ
Topic: Chain case leaking
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: Chain case leaking

Lambretta Upgrades do really nice gaskets in different thicknesses.
by EddieStone
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: LI125 With Scootopia 185cc kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: LI125 With Scootopia 185cc kit

Check the inside of the float bowl for any casting obstructions that might affect the float and file them down with a small file. Other possibilities are blockage from rust in your tank. Pull the pipe off the carb and check there's a continuous flow of fuel. You say some fuel came out but this could...
by EddieStone
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: LI125 With Scootopia 185cc kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: LI125 With Scootopia 185cc kit

I would check your mixture and tickover adjuster screws are in roughly the right place. Then check the the carb bowl is full of fuel, and then check your jets are clear. Check there's nothing under the seat that's been sucked into the air box. Check your plug isn't fouled. If it ran for a bit and th...
by EddieStone
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Scooter off a cliff...
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Scooter off a cliff...

I always thought it was Seven Sisters. It would be long way for him to ride from Brighton to Beachy Head in the state he was in.
by EddieStone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Scooter off a cliff...
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Scooter off a cliff...

I was watching Quadrophenia the other night, and as Sting's GS smashed to bits on the rocks below the cliffs, I wondered how fast it was going. Then I wondered how high a cliff has to be for my scooter to go faster than it already does. So here are the calcs. Some assumptions - no air resistance as ...
by EddieStone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Eric Cope smashes 127mph at Elvington on full-bodied Taylor Tuned Lambretta 250cc
Replies: 32
Views: 2364

Re: Eric Cope smashes 127mph at Elvington on full-bodied Taylor Tuned Lambretta 250cc

Am I the only one that is amazed to see that at speeds around 100mph it takes an extra 10hp to get another 10mph?
by EddieStone
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Daily touring mileage
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Re: Daily touring mileage

What about 2 Stroke oil? Is it recommended to carry it all from home or is it plentiful in France, and Italy? I imagine it's OK in Italy, but what about France?
by EddieStone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Daily touring mileage
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Re: Daily touring mileage

I met a guy in Italy last year who had ridden from Brighton (to Livorno, near Pisa), about 900 miles. He said he had qualified for the 1000miles in 24 hours challenge. I suppose technically it's feasible on a Lambretta! So, 150 miles for a good day, 200 miles for a slog? It's about 150 miles from he...
by EddieStone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Stuttering & four stroking
Replies: 29
Views: 2375

Re: Stuttering & four stroking

Not enough slack, it seems. Bloody choke cable snapped at the nipple today!
by EddieStone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Stuttering & four stroking
Replies: 29
Views: 2375

Re: Stuttering & four stroking

Have you checked your choke cable is adjusted properly? I adjust mine so there's a bit of slack in the cable when it's off. I'd check that as well, make sure the plunger is clean and closes properly.
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