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  2. If it worked on the stand with the old stator then the problem isn’t with the stator. We’re so quick to replace everything nowadays! If if I had to guess, no spark means the green (ignition) wire in the loom is shorting to ground. A simple check is to hold the green from the stator to the frame and see if you get a spark jump. It should because you said it was running. A 125 special should have a key ignition switch. Make sure it’s in the ON, one or more click to the right of center position (sounds obvious I know but you wouldn’t be the first) If that doesn’t work then separate the loom out of the problem. Process of elimination. Only connect the green wire from the stator to the coil and coil to ground. This way it’s basically like you had it on the stand. From there start putting it back together. At some point it will stop running and there’s your problem. Good luck
  3. Congrats to our own Brooklnpete on winning the raffle bike! A sweet dl125 you’re not seeing double but he sure is. This is the 2nd raffle bike he’s won. 1st in PA and now in SD.
  4. There's a lot that could be going on here. Best to walk through it step by step. - Check the condition of wires on stator. Any signs of rubbing, pinched wires, or shorts (scorching)? -Ensure points are operating properly -- test with bulb or voltage meter. - Is the flywheel properly mounted and torqued down? - Is the Stator properly grounded? - Is the engine properly grounded? - Do you have power from the stator to the coil? Check with bulb or voltmeter. -Swap to a different spark plug and re-test. -Swap Condenser and retest -- I've had no end of trouble with new condensers that are bad.
  5. Hello, and thank you all in advance - long short, I rebuilt the motor on a ‘68 125 Special and replaced almost every part of the engine, all wires, etc - except bodywork. I started it outside of the bike on a metal stand that was built and it ran strong - now once on the bile, it will not get any spark (have the plug out, connected to new coil and kicked it over but 0 - zero - spark. Even found a never used stator from Italy, put new points and condensor, but will not kick over... been at it for many many weekends, too crazy... thoughts? Ground is good and the ignition was fairly new prior to the rebuild, too strange... Vince
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  7. Ok thanks Stu, I’ll open the headset and look for cracks. It seems to ride fine and no binding in steering or controls. He took off but my buddy got his plate number and cops tracked him down. He said he didn’t know he hit it.
  8. Had a similar experience many years ago. I called the police just to get a report so insurance wouldn't give me a hard time. Also had a ton of receipts for parts that helped too. An initial inspection of how the bodywork fits is a good place to start. If panels, floorboards no longer fit tight or when riding the steering feels stiff or has a "gyroscopic" kind of feeling thats a problem. Good idea to take the headset top off and inspect the handlebars for cracks in the aluminum. Did he just drive away or stick around for you?
  9. A quick coffee stop turned into a kid backing into my GP. Bummer but could have been worse! I didn’t see it happen but seems like end of grip took a good hit! busted tail light ripped grip legshield warp SIL tough as nails! my question is could it have sustained unseen damage from a knock down like this, maybe bent frame or fork tube. Cracked weld? Are there some basic checks I can do to see if something is out of wack? I rode it home, it went straight. Thanks
  10. Off the shelf top end, used mystery dellorto and this fully street legal, pump gas running bike does an honest 90mph
  11. That things a beast, love it! We're going back out to El Mirage in 2 weeks for some more speed runs. Bring it out.
  12. Many LCUSA club members hard work and parts went into this project. Thank you 👊🏻Feels good to support local “USA” family
  13. Thnx VERY much, Mike. It makes perfect sense.
  14. Sweet! Thanks, Mike. Message sent.
  15. Set everything in the neutral position. The gear shift tie rod will set the cable position if that makes sense.
  16. Anyone familiar with the l.t.h. overrev variable ignition or s.i.p. variable ignition? I know the l.t.h. has 16 different curves to choose from and the s.i.p. has 2 depending on the cdi you choose (sport or road) . The directions for both are clear as mud. https://www.sip-scootershop.com/EN/Products/510029SD/Ignition+SIP+PERFORMANCE+by.aspx?_country=E993AB67-6807-4109-BBED-F6374EBF9F9B&gpc_origin=shopping&gpc_feed_alias=de&gpc_pid=510029SD&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhJrqBRDZARIsALhp1WTTXsFDygTukIDnxGK7v-Zgvw-R6aZRnxQNDrwYgDt4ConNQRQAOSwaAtZaEALw_wcB https://www.lambretta-teile.de/Ignition-kit-Overrev-12V-120W-with-rotor-Lambretta-GP-dl
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  18. Are you ready? https://mailchi.mp/a88905a41eb7/medallions-1777221?fbclid=IwAR1Xy64W64B1xzK-MT_ZlnJgym0qn6rQWFVAlLsqnv69ztzwW9w4YWvoulg
  19. Thank you VERY much, Lambrettayeroc. I have an MB pivot piece, and the trunnions are the same length. (?)
  20. Ensure the gearbox is in neutral. Fit the longer trunnion and shim into that pivot piece at the back and through the hole in the tie bar. That process will position it correctly. It is just a pivot and acts on the tie bar.
  21. So where should this lever that holds the shift linkage and trunnels be positioned when first starting the cable fitting process? Thnx.
  22. Winner winner chicken dinner. That triggered my sense of humor. PM me your address and I'll send you out a clutch arm tool, Kieran will send the rest of it.
  23. Nice! Back after 10 years? Great Have you been in-touch with any of the locals? Still a happening scene in NJ Area..right?
  24. Its what the title says. New member from northern NJ - Checkered Demons SC member since the early 90's. Ive been out of the loop for the last 10 years and now im back. In the process of building a 75 S3 LI150 TS1. Thank for having me and I look forward to meeting you all. Ed-
  25. That guy is to big for that scoot
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