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by Speed Demon
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: GT186 squish
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: GT186 squish

Rather than doubling-up I'd suggest getting a pack of ally base gaskets in various thicknesses and using just one the correct thickness. AF Rayspeed do sets.
by Speed Demon
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: GT186 squish
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: GT186 squish

I know a few who've run as tight as 0.8mm. If you are confident that it's no tighter then I think that'll be ok, or alternatively fit a slightly thicker base gasket (+ 0.2mm on what you've used). Adding at the base gasket will increase the port timings slightly but that small amount won't do any harm.
by Speed Demon
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Jetting following reed valve- expected increase, but really!
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

Re: Jetting following reed valve- expected increase, but rea

Yes, expect a massive upjet on reed.
by Speed Demon
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: full of oil inside selector box
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: full of oil inside selector box

LML make one that is better than Piaggio's. It has a narrower section at the threaded end tp prevent the burring problem you experienced. Can't say for definite that they are interchangable with EFL-on PXs but the chances are very high.
by Speed Demon
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: full of oil inside selector box
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: full of oil inside selector box

Supposed to have oil in it, but not be 'full', however it will be if you tip the scooter on one side as it can flow through the bearing. Sounds like the least of your problems :)
by Speed Demon
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: ethanol, detonation, egt's?
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: ethanol, detonation, egt's?

My EGT was going down when I holed my piston. the thought being it was showing the heat being retained in the cylinder head ? As a stand alone gauge they don't really help, coupled with a second gauge on the cylinder they can work well. saying that I bought an Avanti kit and heat is not an issue an...
by Speed Demon
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Disc brake woes
Replies: 19
Views: 3865

Re: Disc brake woes

I've found that since the change to genuine Nissin components my wife's one became hideously snatchy. I used to manually remove pad area too, which worked but someone told me to try different, less aggressive pads and it worked a treat. You don't need the power of sintered with such a big disc and a...
by Speed Demon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: stud extractors
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Re: stud extractors

For cylinder studs the cam type works fine for me and they are cheap. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQw0UXb74TWkE6yfnq-Oo28CE7Lf1pcJp6sFEsmfUoR8xuV7rpz&usqp=CAY http://www.mpdirect.co.uk/p/26692/sealey-stud-remover-installer?gclid=Cj0KEQiAwaqkBRDHx6rzxMqAobgBEiQAxJazJ-cX3LQu...
by Speed Demon
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: SCOOTER AND ENGINE STOLEN! PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 85
Views: 23459

Re: SCOOTER AND ENGINE STOLEN! PLEASE HELP!

No wish to hijack this thread but please respond to this petition too folks:

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by Speed Demon
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: SCOOTER AND ENGINE STOLEN! PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 85
Views: 23459

Re: SCOOTER AND ENGINE STOLEN! PLEASE HELP!

Saddened by this - will keep an ear to the ground.