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by Keeko
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Tech FAQ
Topic: Carb conundrums
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Carb conundrums

Looking for advice and expertise on 2 issues. First is this; riding along just fine on an Easter run, last 10 miles of the 80 and as i slowed for lights and eased off the throttle the scoot stuttered to a stall. Eventually it re-started but wouldnt idle and had to be revved to keep going. I got home...
by Keeko
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: T5 172, bgm big box or sip road xl?
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

Re: T5 172, bgm big box or sip road xl?

Ive just bought a SIP road XL for my T5 Classic with 172 kit and Cosa 21T clutch. Originally I'd a leo vince on (as thats what came on the scoot when i bought it), Id have loved one of the big stainless sip expansion chambers but my budget couldnt stretch or justify the £300+ so when i read the revi...
by Keeko
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Scooterotica Tuning & Maintenance Information
Topic: Malossi 172 running in period - conflicting info!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Re: Malossi 172 running in period - conflicting info!!

Thanks guys, I'll let you know how my experience goes (if the kit ever arrives!! - beedspeed are awfully slow). Chiselspeed had the head modified and posted back within 48 hours- well impressed.
by Keeko
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Scooterotica Tuning & Maintenance Information
Topic: Malossi 172 running in period - conflicting info!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Malossi 172 running in period - conflicting info!!

As I eagerly await my 172 kit arriving via the postman, I've been reading some info on the running in period. The instructions that come with the kit suggest not exceeding 45mph for the first 300 miles but wasp performance have a document that states you should only maintain half throttle for the fi...
by Keeko
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Scooterotica Tuning & Maintenance Information
Topic: Malossi 172 - Head advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Re: Malossi 172 - Head advice needed

many thanks for the advice Paul, much appreciated.
by Keeko
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Scooterotica Tuning & Maintenance Information
Topic: Malossi 172 - Head advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Malossi 172 - Head advice needed

I'm about to take the plunge and buy myself a Malossi 172 Kit for my T5 classic for Xmas. I understand I have to buy an altered cylinder head too. Do the ones on SIP (the MMW ones at £165) have any advantage over having my own sent off to PM (or other tuner) to be altered at a fraction of the price?...
by Keeko
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Choosing an exhaust is a nightmare!! - Help. Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Choosing an exhaust is a nightmare!! - Help. Please

In the old days when I was into my first phase of scootering (86-89) things were a lot simpler as there was no internet and you didnt have to read literally hundreds and hundreds of posts on different forums trying to do your research so you didnt end up wasting your money! My scenario is this; Ive ...
by Keeko
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Scooterotica Tuning & Maintenance Information
Topic: Brighter lights
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Brighter lights

Many thanks for all the very helpful info and advice guys.
by Keeko
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Scooterotica Tuning & Maintenance Information
Topic: Brighter lights
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Brighter lights

The lens is fine. It's just when I motd it yesterday the inspector gave me a bit of a look when he checked the lights that said 'f@@k they're dim' . Can you buy xenon or halogen bulbs / lights that are compatible?