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by alcoholic maniacs sc
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: GP bitsa from whats on my shelves
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Re: GP bitsa from whats on my shelves

yes but look at her snuggled up next to her sister, so cute, new full front mudguard. who could even believe a catastrophic total engine failure could lurk just around the corner.....
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by alcoholic maniacs sc
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: 1986 T5 rear hub oil seal conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: 1986 T5 rear hub oil seal conundrum

ahhh was hoping it might be done externally. i wonder if running it with a loose hub allowed oil and dirt build up inside the hub. <does this look right and unmolested? should there be any dust cap in T5 ??? http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq176/soulacola/IMG_4049_zpsl9a0tyo3.jpg http://i445.phot...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: 1986 T5 rear hub oil seal conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

1986 T5 rear hub oil seal conundrum

just bought myself a T5 mk1. D plate metallic black, no rot! yeah! the rear hub was a tad loose. loads of oil and crap in there. could running the loose hub be the cause or is it likely the dreaded rear seal?. cleaned it up and it looks all good, there's a great big bloody circlip just before the se...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: GP bitsa from whats on my shelves
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Re: GP bitsa from whats on my shelves

++ update++ did last years rallies on a well deserved but not asked for sparkplug. so recapping smuggly. this bike had a £2.75 plus carplan tesco two stroke to the tune of a bottle a week. it passed more scooters than passed it and gamely started come rain or shine. its now inherited rear foot board...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Running a Standard TV 175 S3
Replies: 23
Views: 3861

Re: Running a Standard TV 175 S3

standard bikes are great when they have been unmolested. the tv175 was and is designed to provide reliable all day transport when treated correctly in a very competitive 60's market place. why wouldnt it be reliable. everybody got used to constant maintenance and waiting for the problem on tuned sco...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Oil/ petrol Mix
Replies: 35
Views: 6771

Re: Oil/ petrol Mix

i use a shade under 3% with a car lude 2 stroke oil in an iron barrel gp150 for round town. i always err to caution for long distance and go 4%. never had a problem with this in 1000's of miles. dare say a good quality oil will run as low as 2% though. with all the s**t modern petrol containing etha...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: ADIDAS GP RB230.... one we done!
Replies: 14
Views: 5077

Re: ADIDAS GP RB230.... one we done!

lovely that.
it reminds me of the 90's custom scoots that came after Jeremy Howletts Nike racer.
what happens if you get a flat. the glovebox wants swapping for a spare wheel holder and keep your sandwiches and tat in your pocket! :lol:
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Scomadi
Replies: 33
Views: 6656

Re: Scomadi

Progress... http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/OzOAP/My%20Bikes/ss900013.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/OzOAP/My%20Bikes/GTSCosa.jpg Would definitely have a Scomadi rather than a GTS. OMG!youre right. Piaggio wouldnt take no for an answer!!! someone at piaggio is determined to make size...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Scomadi
Replies: 33
Views: 6656

Re: Scomadi

the scomadi is an ugly and unreconciled design. its like feeding a supermodel on pies for 5 years and then giving her a Chanel outfit from 1970, sorry,it dont fit. they should have just designed it from scratch, a great engineering excercise but not a great design one. i would bang a bird with a big...