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by MightyGem
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Two Stroke Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Two Stroke Oil

Which do you use? Mineral, semi synthetic or fully synthetic and why?

I use fully synthetic on the assumption that it will keep any carbon deposits to minimum. Am I correct in my assumption?
by MightyGem
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 1792

Re: Horn

a rubber bulb pike horn to the floor boards
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I actually had one of those back in the 70s. Got stopped for a roadside check by the bobbies: "Is that your audible warning device?" "Yes" parp parp. :D
by MightyGem
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Which Gearbox Oil?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Which Gearbox Oil?

I use rock oil st90 in my Lambretta
Yeah, managed to find some of that this afternoon.
by MightyGem
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Which Gearbox Oil?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Which Gearbox Oil?

What are people using in a standard gearbox these days?

The book says SAE 90. The nearest I can find is an SAE 80, or a synthetic 75w-90w.

Are either suitable?
by MightyGem
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Front Brake Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Front Brake Cable

You can lubricate from the bottom end
Yeah, that's what I did in the end.

I couldn't get the top end free. Thought if I've got to pull this hard to try and get it out, when I get it out, it's going to be a bugger to get it back.
by MightyGem
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Front Brake Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Front Brake Cable

Thanks. That's what I was thinking, but it looks a bit tight in the housing with the lighting cable and the throttle rod. Just concerned about getting the outer cable back in place.
by MightyGem
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Front Brake Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Front Brake Cable

What's the easiest way to lubricate the front brake cable on a Series 2? At the moment it looks like I've got to remove the light switch and wiring to be able to pull out the whole cable in order to dribble oil down it.

Is there another way?
by MightyGem
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Gear Box Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Gear Box Oil

Thanks. No sediment and the mag plug is clear.
by MightyGem
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Gear Box Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Gear Box Oil

Hi, guys. I would like some views/opinions on the following. My Series 2 is due a gearbox oil change. There was an article in October's Scootering mag about gearbox oil and what it should look like. I drained a sample from mine and it's pretty black, which it's always been every time I've changed it...
by MightyGem
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 1792

Re: Horn

Back in the day(1970s), air horns used to be all the rage. Does no-one use them these days?
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