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by Strummer10
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Orange sparks out the exhaust?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Orange sparks out the exhaust?

Riding home at 60mph, slowed down to take turn off dual carriageway and looked behind me and thought scooter on fire. When stopped and looked down again see the orange sparks but still managed to ride the further 3 miles home ok. Any ideas what it might be ? Not had that before
by Strummer10
Fri May 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black sooty oil from exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Black sooty oil from exhaust

Grumpy225 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm
The only time I've seen black smoke is when the mag side seal gave up and was washing the grease out of the bearing.
Must confess it does clear after I get going. Before I do a full strip down, what tests can I do folks ?
by Strummer10
Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black sooty oil from exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Black sooty oil from exhaust

Thanks for response........Sorry could not edit the above posts, but I normally associate a blown drive side seal with clouds of white smoke and no gearbox oil, or very little.
by Strummer10
Fri May 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black sooty oil from exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Black sooty oil from exhaust

Is it prudent to stick a cloth over the exhaust see if it cut out, or would that cause a good seal to blow ?
by Strummer10
Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black sooty oil from exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Black sooty oil from exhaust

Would that not empty out the gearbox though over
say 200miles ?
by Strummer10
Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black sooty oil from exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Black sooty oil from exhaust

Guys any idea what a black sooty oily smoke from my clubman might be caused by ? Running a TS 1 at 3% oil ?
by Strummer10
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Small Block Kit -Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Small Block Kit -Opinions

Just floating this. Have a Series 1 and want to do a small block kit build, what's the thoughts on current technology and good for purpose. Prefer a touring set up. Any thoughts appreciated ....
by Strummer10
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Stuck on engine decisions
Replies: 14
Views: 3123

Re: Stuck on engine decisions

Built 6 ....186 cc Mugellos over the past 2 years and must confess as good as a TS1 on a small block, plenty of power through the range and seem bulletproof. We have just finished a 186 Casa to see how that runs. TBH there's too much choice now out there and i guess within the next 2 years small blo...
by Strummer10
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Mb rear bearings
Replies: 55
Views: 7976

Re: Mb rear bearings

Hows the exhaust running ? and are you running open mouthed carb under panels with standard TS inlet ?
by Strummer10
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Mb rear bearings
Replies: 55
Views: 7976

Re: Mb rear bearings

Garry.......off topic but

1/ What exhaust you running ?

AND

2/ What jetting in the 30 mm VHSH carb ?