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by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: are all new drum brake shoes crap??
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

are all new drum brake shoes crap??

im beating my head against a wall trying to get new front drum brakes to lock up at speeds over 10 mph. old drum brakes used to be lethal!! fitted modern shoes to my jet 200 and they just dont seem to be as "grabby", tried all the usual reverse pull and clutch lever instead of brake lever mods. anyo...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Tech
Topic: Rustoration, Restoring Paint Work
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

Re: Rustoration, Restoring Paint Work

ive just "conserved" an ochre jet 200 and bits of it were almost terminal. it looks very good now; 1. strip it down and work with the pieces before reassembly. 2.get the original uv light damaged paint replicated/copied in an aerosol and half litre. 3. get clear laquer in a tin and some good hair lo...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Lambretta Sevetta 1974
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: Lambretta Sevetta 1974

i love those 150 wheels!! about 1980? just picked up an ochre jet 200 in the same condition with apple green internal tanks. had to pop a gp200 lump in it while i sort out the tired of living engine which is the veteran of over 1 million trips to the local bread shop. everything on these bikes liter...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Mon May 23, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: old feature scoots
Replies: 130
Views: 32749

Re: old feature scoots

there are still afew Macca paint jobs around our area in garages belonging to guys who did the rallies in the 80's, many of which feature in photos in magazines of the time. A lot of these were laid up after the 125cc law was changed and CBT came in. some of the guys i drink with still claim they'll...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Wed May 18, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Tech
Topic: Jet colour
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Jet colour

I ride an original British Jet 200 1974 model in yellow ochre. 90% of the paintwork is original factory finish. this paint is not like the yellow ochre of the GP/DL. its similar but looks like someone added some black. its like a dirty ochre. added to this when i parked it next to a slightly later J...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Tue May 10, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Redone the GP a bit. RS200
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Redone the GP a bit. RS200

very nice looking simple GP, that seat looks nice and after the photos do yourself a favour and put a slopeback straight on before you go anywhere!! :lol: just got back from Elba rally with an RS200 barrelled Jet 200 and i fitted a Ancillotti big bore/ Sito of Tino's with it as i like the standard o...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Lambretta rubber stand feet
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Lambretta rubber stand feet

one aspect of lambrettas that doesnt get a real mention is the stands. a well adjusted stand is the difference between rolling backwards with a scraping noise on a mild slope and coming back to your lammy exactly where you left it. fitted some parts show rubber feet to my Jet and lo and behold 3 wee...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Dealer News, Innovations & Products
Topic: New Lambretta Engines from RS Tuning Conversions
Replies: 24
Views: 11045

Re: New Lambretta Engines from RS Tuning Conversions

just got back from the Elba rally with my RS tuning Ralph Saxelby fettled mk1 mugello barrelled engine/ 30mm dell'orto/big bore exhaust/iron cylinder head.efforless stump pulling torque up all those twisty mountain roads in Italy which is more than i could say about this kit in its standard bolt on ...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: MBD Speedo
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: MBD Speedo

another pointless toy, i am starting to sound like my Dad BUT i have no hydraulic disc brake, no alloy barrell, no reed block, no 6 piece performance pipe,no easy slip cables,no carbon fibre bits,no fancy clutch,no body armour,no full face helmet,no motorcycle boots or variotronic thingy. i wear a s...
by alcoholic maniacs sc
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Lambretta SX RB (hope this turns out ok!)
Replies: 16
Views: 4449

Re: Lambretta SX RB (hope this turns out ok!)

i remember the original scooter well! looks good and the seat i really like; beats the boring "recover a cut back ancilotti "crowd. one thing that makes this original stand out was the block of writing on the left hand legshield within the pinstripe . i copied this many years ago for my bike "hard l...