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by bristolmod
Sun May 09, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Thats it! End of an Era.
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Thats it! End of an Era.

Finally called it a day. Started in April 1968 and finished in April 2021. Sold the last scooter and all the spares.

Had a great time and made many memories- thanks to everyone I've met along the way.

Take care and ride safe.

Chris
by bristolmod
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Oh I've had it.
Replies: 20
Views: 7373

Re: Oh I've had it.

i could of bought a brand new jet 200 in 1980 for 750 p0unds what could i sell it for now.instead i bought a tv 200 ,sx 200,sx150 for a combined amount of 325 quid,what would they be worth now nothing as i would not sell them,iam 58 years old and have 2 lambrettas even when i can no longer ride the...
by bristolmod
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: It was 50 years ago today....
Replies: 7
Views: 5173

Re: It was 50 years ago today....

21 years ago , pedestrian waked out in front of me , hit left hand legshield ,spun them up in the air and landed on their head, i ended up on the opposite side of the road in the gutter. they died later that nightscoot empounded, police taped interview ,coriners court. accidental death the verdict ...
by bristolmod
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: It was 50 years ago today....
Replies: 7
Views: 5173

Re: It was 50 years ago today....

smashed my knee up which still troubles me to this day. The scooter was a write off but the Police who attended were very good- certainly didn't take the other guys side and did him for DWDC and Attention. The insurance paid me out £45 for the Scooter and £25 for my knee (times have changed!!). I so...
by bristolmod
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: It was 50 years ago today....
Replies: 7
Views: 5173

It was 50 years ago today....

3 Dec 1969 on my way to Central Bristol as a 17 year old on my LI150 S3. Dark night; light rain and the rush hour- what could possibly go wrong?? Apart from the white Morris 1000 Van that decided to overtake the waiting traffic on the opposite side without checking who was inbound- me. Result a "Hea...
by bristolmod
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Oh I've had it.
Replies: 20
Views: 7373

Re: Oh I've had it.

changed - now ready for someone to take it off my hands. I'm too old and too knackered.
by bristolmod
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Oh I've had it.
Replies: 20
Views: 7373

Oh I've had it.

Just spent the best part of 2 hours trying to change a gear cable- You know the one. The one at the rear. The one thats hard to reach. The one thats got the seized grub screw. Its also got the rounded off grubscrew......The one where you end up drilling it out. Thats it- after 51 years I've had it. ...
by bristolmod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 40
Views: 10429

Re: Starting Problems

I assume you have the "new" bellows without any drain system? Innocenti dropped the drainage system round about 1967 to save costs, but the "new" system can allow fuel to gather within the bellows as Mick says above. I tend to put a very small hole in the lowest point of the bellows (1 or 2 mm) to a...
by bristolmod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: TV175 S3 won't start......
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Re: TV175 S3 won't start......

yes- quick relap.

Was a bit odd as it obviously went further advanced initially causing the hard Kick Back. Then it must have gone retarded causing the backfire. The F/W was turning but in the wrong position.

Chris
by bristolmod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: TV175 S3 won't start......
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Re: TV175 S3 won't start......

todays star prize goes to Mick1- sheared Woodruff Key!

New key and its fine

thanks Gents

Chris
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