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by johnny650
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Welcome to the 21st Century
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Welcome to the 21st Century

Finally I've bit the bullet and swapped my trusty 22mm Dell'orto for a 25mm PHBL. I've always run standard carbs previously. But finally I fitted a kit that needs a bigger carb, and what a difference it makes. It just feels better all round. It remains to be seen if it is any less economical, but t...
by johnny650
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Tyre Choices
Replies: 34
Views: 3035

Re: Tyre Choices

I've only used Mitchelin S1s on my Li150 and I have to say in the dry they stick like the proverbial to a blanket in the dry. That said I cannot speak for in the wet though as I don't even ride when its damp out there lol. Its just too much effort cleaning it drying it and keeping the surface rust a...
by johnny650
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 79
Views: 6854

Re: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

Personally, I think we've passed the high tide mark of the internet. There's a lot more business emphasis on website these days, and hosting a site is a lot more expensive and forces the owners to finance it to keep it going. The social media platforms are cheaper and easily accessible and all it c...
by johnny650
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 79
Views: 6854

Re: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

yeah its a real shame because eventually forums like this shut down and all that information advice and records are lost usually forever like the LCGB disaster when it wasn't backed up. I hate FB with a vengeance its not easy to chat at length in a tiny box and there is no paragraph option . I just ...
by johnny650
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Li150 seized. What do you think.
Replies: 72
Views: 8793

Re: Li150 seized. What do you think.

if the engine seized on decel then the likelihood is that the mixture was too weak at idle. ie Pilot too small, idle mixture set too lean or an air leak On deceleration with the throttle closed there is only the idle circuit open . Your gear and engine speed may be as high as 3-4000rpm but its only ...
by johnny650
Mon May 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 79
Views: 6854

Re: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

i am pretty sure that this forum will stand the test of time ,the vast amount of info and stored knoweledge on here on the archive posts are without doubt a blessing ..long live scooterotica :) hear hear ! ;) I totally agree and will continue to use this forum as long as it is open and I am welcome...
by johnny650
Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 79
Views: 6854

Re: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

Freedom of speech, yep I'm all for it....allows me the chance to respond to your inaccuracy about the LCGB membership subscription. Its a shame you can't enjoy the other benefits. By opening a thread in a forum you are effectively inviting opinions......the saying goes don't ask the question if you...
by johnny650
Sun May 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 79
Views: 6854

Re: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

yep fair enough Mick I know you're right . I should have learned by now that some LCGB members think that everyone wants and enjoys exactly the same benefits from the club . All i wanted from LCGB was access to the forum, nothing else and it struck me as rather expensive for those few like me who ar...
by johnny650
Sun May 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Finally have the LiS 185cc running ok
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Finally have the LiS 185cc running ok

Sounds like it goes better than my ts1 225! Good work. My next build is an Indian alloy 175 which I bored to 185 for Suzuki ts piston. I've heard they wear like cheese but it's fun to experiment. Ha ...I cannot say my experiment was fun but It sure was a steep learning curve. I cannot tell you the ...