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by johnny650
Thu May 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Finally have the LiS 185cc running ok
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Finally have the LiS 185cc running ok

No doubt you will remember the 8 page tale of woe at the beginning of the year about my non start non running LiS 185cc :roll: Well last month I finally got her running and starting really well so i thought that I would share a video of my last test run to show you what a cheap Indian 185cc Cylinder...
by johnny650
Thu May 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: On a mission to combat noise
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: On a mission to combat noise

I will try & post a picture or two :? Whilst your stand is off, with the aid of a good vice & muscle, the stand components can be made much less sloppy as well. In any case, the M8 screws & washers are best replaced by the high tensile built in washer type, (like the 'proper' front sprocket drive b...
by johnny650
Thu May 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: On a mission to combat noise
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: On a mission to combat noise

You can get load spreading plates for the stand bolts from various sources Example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAMBRETTA-SERIES-3-STAND-HOOKS-PLATES-ZINC-PLATED-BRAND-NEW/352375373787?hash=item520b357fdb:g:BDQAAMXQBwlRUy2j cheers Rosscla I knew about them but when I bolted this chrome stand and defl...
by johnny650
Tue May 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 57
Views: 3351

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

rosscla wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:23 pm
The photo loading is much easier via Tapatalk on your phone TBH.

It's busier on here than the BLOA FB page...
no cellfone coverage where I live fortunately. ;) I hate trying to text on a fone anyway with my big fingers :roll:
I'm a regular dinosaur :lol:
by johnny650
Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 57
Views: 3351

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

Face blooks a much easier platform to build/video picture threads and control negative and trolling Input. I’ve helped a few mates with wiring problems using Facebook built threads- yes one of the biggest issues with this site imo is that it doesn't host images . Faffing around uploading to photofu...
by johnny650
Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: On a mission to combat noise
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: On a mission to combat noise

Because of the original welds getting weak on my SX & the whole thing leaning @ a jaunty angle, I tried to devise an interim repair not involving a strip down & welding. (This had the knock-on effect of limiting the space available for the stand to rotate, so it is now stiff, but doesn’t rattle ). ...
by johnny650
Sat May 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 57
Views: 3351

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

I do miss the scooterotica builds and threads - it would have been interesting to follow a Quatrinni build along the same lines as the RT kit yeah me too...... :( Its not just on here its quiet though I have noticed a sharp decline on a few other sites I used to visit daily like the XS650.com and t...
by johnny650
Sat May 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 57
Views: 3351

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

couldn't agree more with all you've said especially the advantage of readily accessible archived info and the ability to expand posts into meaningful conversation instead of clipped abbreviated text speak from cellfones u no wot i men..... Speaking from a purely selfish point of view as a retired se...
by johnny650
Sat May 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..
Replies: 57
Views: 3351

Crikey its quiet in here ..iet in here...in here... here..

only 2x posts yesterday and its well into summer ! where does everybody go to chat scoots these days ? its just as quiet on the LCGB site too. :( Are we seeing another decline in interest in scooters I wonder ? there seems to be a lot of stuff for sale on ebay these days that isn't getting sold for ...
by johnny650
Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: On a mission to combat noise
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: On a mission to combat noise

When off the stand, does it have the rubber bump stop on the small spigot to prevent it from rattling against the underside of the runner board? Do you have the strengthening plates between the V of the centre stand brace? Is the stand spring tensioned correctly or has it stretched. Do you have the...