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  1. 8 points
    I just wanted to thank everyone who helped put on this epic rally. It was well organized and the weather was outstanding!!! The roads were smooth and twisty with great scenic landscapes. The Rocket Motel was a retro blast! It was well worth the long haul from New York. It was great seeing old faces and meeting new ones. I am very thankful for winning the raffle scoot. I still can't believe I won it. People were joking with me all day about winning it and it happened:) I hope to see everyone I saw this year in St. Augustine next year . I think its going to have a great turnout! Thanks again Pete
  2. 7 points
    At the Quail Motorcycle Gathering taking the win for the scooter class. A huge thank you to Eric at 2nd Ave Scooters. He was the driving and unstoppable force in getting this done. Gene Meredith formally of scooters Originali for the motor and parts Barry Gwin and Siobhan for that last part to make it happen and finally the Quail Motorcycle group for allowing scooters to complete on equal footing. I can’t say how many people of all ages came up to take photos with it and tell their story about how the Lambretta was their first bike. It was a lot!
  3. 6 points
    Decided to take a ride in the country side. Beautiful overcast day in the hills.
  4. 6 points
    @k-dogLife gets hectic sometimes. Theres still a few of us North Jersey guys that hang out. A couple of us just went camping at the Demons old rally spot in upstate, ny this weekend. It got us all thinking @Joe Barthlow Thank you!
  5. 5 points
    Here is the motor I started to put together this weekend. It was an rt 195. I sold the rt topend when I got a deal on an rb20. The transfers were opened up considerably and the cases where welded for extra material and matched to the kit. I had an unused 62 mm stroke crank that was rebuilt, welded. All machine/welding, crank rebuild done by Adam Bower. I rebuilt the bottom end. I would have finished, but I cant find the case studs, so I had to order more. RB20, mammoth head, lth short intake, 62mm crank (cant remember rod length), rayspeed 46 tooth 7 plate clutch, 16 drive sprocket, old rayspeed close ratio gearbox, casa axle, slotted rear brake shoes, Indian12 volt elec. ign., lightend flywheel, jl mk4 race exhaust (modified by A.Bower from ts1 to fit rb)
  6. 5 points
    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-
  7. 5 points
    Many LCUSA club members hard work and parts went into this project. Thank you 👊🏻Feels good to support local “USA” family
  8. 5 points
    Here are a couple of my run. It was a great time! Great Experience!
  9. 5 points
    Little update on the UNI build. There have been a couple of small tweaks that needed to be done during build but for the most part the motor has dropped together. Had to open up the area around the rear brake cam to clear. This could have been an issue with the MBD cam v an Italian one. 2nd was the locating pin holes for the end plate and case cover were too small by about .1mm Just enough to keep the pin from fitting in the case. Easy fix with a 7mm drill bit.
  10. 5 points
    Anyone watch this yet? my wife shouted "Lambretta!" and scared me ( I wasn't looking at the TV)... at 1:05 in the video....and, after 3 episodes it's a pretty good show too!
  11. 5 points
    Some pics from the rally in Portland this past weekend.
  12. 4 points
    My name is scott and I live in Clovis California. I currently own a few V3$p@s and just recently jumped to the dark side. I purchased an all original 1958 series 1 Li 150. The scooter has 10,181 miles, but it has not moved in 20 plus years. The engine was not stuck, so I thought I would try and get her to run. After a few hours, I did get her to run, but the vacuum leaks were so bad i had to throw in the towel. After a couple of months, she runs like a brand new scooter....well maybe just a bit better. I installed a Mugello 198 cylinder kit for a TV175 116mm con rod, GP 60mm stroke crankshaft. Varitronic ignition system,casa performance big box exhaust, and a Dellorto carb. The scooter runs great and a blast to ride. I left the patina as it was found...but I did add some advertising. Looking forward to reading and participating in the new group. Thanks scottScott
  13. 4 points
    Good times this past weekend camping and scooting in Washington Giford Pinchot National forest .
  14. 4 points
    Going to start dropping photos here as soon as I sort them out. For now here's a teaser. As far as we can tell this is the first time a Lambretta has ever run on the salt here. I blew out my crank big end (cracked the case and everything) on my first run but don't care. It was a blast. Todd kicked but with a respectable 87.6 mph and I pulled a 81.7mph on his bike. Jay nailed 77mph with his full body S2 running a quatrini 210 Special thanks to Jay Keel, Planet Lambretta, Deanspeed and the LCUSA. All of your help and support made this possible.
  15. 4 points
    https://www.scootering.com/ congrats to Todd on making it on the cover of November Scootering! And Josh for the heads up, I have to buy a copy now.
  16. 4 points
    I was wondering what the "proper" etiquette would be if you post a question, and people answer your question or give helpful ideas, should you give them an upvote/"like"?
  17. 3 points
    i have 8 spaces in my enclosed trailer. your space will also fit helmet and riding gear. im offering spaces at $750 each for a round trip to and from your door step, that's a $50 deposit(non refundable) and $700 on pick up. keep in mind scooter may be in possession for up to 2 months, but I do have a massive storage building on my property to keep your scooter safe. if you're interested let me know. thank you.
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Here is an Eibar 150 special.
  20. 3 points
    Here is Kieran’s Serveta 150.
  21. 3 points
    Here is a list of shops in California from 1963.
  22. 3 points
    4 speed SX200 box. I tried for days to set up my MBD 5 speed but it wasn't happy in that case. My first run on the salt and the crank spread. It caused the rod to go bang (58/116 MEC crank). Todd had me do a couple of runs on his bike. Run 1, I got 47mph do to hitting a soft stretch in the middle of the track and the bike picked up a speed wobble Run 2, 81mph Like Todd says, the salt changes all day long and depending on, temp, time, breakfast, alignment of the sun, how much exhaust you sucked in from standing in line and how close you are to sun stroke your runs will vary If anyone wants to build or even just modify their "fast" bike for the salt just let us know. We learned a ton that weekend. There is a hand full of tech things that have to happen to be allowed to run.
  23. 3 points
    The salt goes through many changes over the course of the day as the temp changes. Somewhat solid in the morning to greased carpet, every run feels different, you know when your on a good one! I ran 20/47 on Indian 200 gearbox, 60/115 Monza 225 I forgot what Mike ran, but I know he had his 4 speed in there. I haven’t weighed my scoot yet but I did drop 20 lbs and it made a big difference. Good times Stu. I’m going to make a few changes and try to get this 90mph scoot up 10 more for next year.
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    Echoing what Pete said, HUGE THANKS to everyone that organized the rally. It was worth the 5,916 km / 3,676 mile round trip from New York just to ride those incredible roads. Also super happy that the raffle bike is coming back to New York.
  26. 3 points
    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.
  27. 3 points
    Representing with the DL. Hopefully Joe, Chris (both of them) and Missi will be able to add more pics.
  28. 3 points
    As some of you will have seen on the club's FB Classified page recently, there was a 1974 Jet 200 put up for sale in the city of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in Canada. I'm very happy to say that scoot now belongs to me and it has made the journey west ( and north just a little bit) and now lives in Alaska. Getting it thru Customs went fairly quickly, despite a bit of a rocky start when the Customs official didn't like the "incomplete" VIN, as it wasn't 17 digits long, and he was sure that meant it wouldn't comply with the DoT and EPA standards. He didn't look too convinced by my statement that the scoot was exempt due to its age, but as I handed over the necessary paperwork, he mellowed and after inspecting the Jet, he became a very pleasant chap to deal with. And, he never charged me any import duty either. Here's a couple of pics from the journey home. The Jet has covered a total of 77 miles from new, was last registered in 1991, and has been sitting under covers for most of it's life. Every time I touched any of the rubber pieces, they pretty much disintegrated into pieces in my hands. But the body is solid with only a few scrapes and bare spots and I'm looking forward to stripping it down and bringing it back to life.
  29. 3 points
    Episode 5 we see it in action. 2 up even.
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
    The brakes were pretty bad on the 65 Li, this weekend acid etched the drum, and put on some new shoes, new adjuster, stops great now!
  32. 2 points
    Some very bad news and some good news. =( I work in design & production and have been doing my best in my spare time to get this bike ready. However as a result of the China Corona virus situation, 2 companies I produce content for have been deeply affected in the areas of logistics and manufacturing. Dealing with this crisis has taken up a LOT of my time. Between the painting, bodywork and giving the motor a full service. In the given time available and my work load it is extremely unlikely that I will have my Lambretta ready in time for the Rally. Thus the reason why I have not registered yet. I am extremely upset by all of this and was super looking forward to riding with you lot. The good news is that I can not pass a chance up to be a part of the rally in some way this year. On Saturday the 25nd I wish to pop down with equipment in hand and (If permission is granted by the club heads/members) film some of the bikes, including footage of the ride down to Marineland. If allowed to do this, in return I want to provide Rally attendees with a photo of their bike and also put together a short film documenting the Rally/ bikes around St Augustine and Saturday's ride down A1A. This video would be given to the club as a promotional to use as they like to help promote Lambretta club usa to other Lambretta owners and enthusiasts who may not be aware of the club's events and vibrant community. The 2021 Rally looks like a go for my bike, depending on its location and my current work load. By that time I will certainly have the ol girl up to spec again. I am friends with the owners of the popular 2CV Hotel & Isetta Inn in Savannah. They are exotic auto collectors and are profoundly interested in attracting the club heads to consider Savannah as a future Rally destination for 2021. A Savannah or Charleston 2021 destination would be absolutely fantastic as two cities layout provide a very bike friendly setting.
  33. 2 points
    This one is going to be hard to swindle, but haven't missed one yet, so will be there.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    Unfortunately it's a lot more complicated than that (if you really want a good performing bike). If you don't really care to get the most out of your kit then run the BGM box and call it a day. That exhaust has a decent spread of power, fit nice and basically look stock. If you do want to really get greasy with it then.... A 58 stroke won't get you a 230, you'll have a 223.5cc (225). https://www.google.com/search?q=cylinder+volume&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS788US788&oq=cylinder+volume&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l6j69i64.3343j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Great resources to read up on https://lambretta-images.com/tuningh/port-timing-calculators/?v=7516fd43adaa https://www.mbscooters.co.uk/info/mb-*-cylinder-tuning/cylinder-*-tuning-part-4+140.html I'd look in to what your port timings are first and from there you'll be able to track down the exhaust you want and then determine what gearing you need. Most pipes have details somewhere on the internet. For your commute, is it all city or highway riding?
  36. 2 points
    HI Mike, Well I got it fixed. All is good with it now. Thanks to your help and Scooter Speed!!
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    I'm going with the fine-tipped paint pen.
  39. 2 points
    At approx frame number 5522xx the paint changes to ochre and the front brake changes to drum type hub. Almost all parts are painted the ochre including all the internals. Floor strips remain and chrome ring on the frame remains. Here is Brian’s original condition EIBAR Jet approx frame number is 5522xx
  40. 2 points
    Late tv style panels li horn cast and Spanish Li style front mudguard yes. Ill get some photo posted Friday.
  41. 2 points
    No jet 200 or spanish TV200 (of the 6 that have surfaced) ever has had tv style horn casts, however very early 200 models (within the first 200-250 frames and engines) had Italian made INNOCENTI marked engine cases and some, of not all Italian made internal parts. I’ve not seen one in person to know the extent of the Italian made parts used.
  42. 2 points
    Not really sure what other people do, but I suspect since s.i.p. speedos have egt and c.h.t. gauge compatibility , that's what is most common. I have been using a westach 2 inch gauge for 15 to 20 years. I think if you have a tuned motor for touring or race, it is a must have, at least for set up. I prefer egt to cht. I can tell immediately what a change in carburation, plugs, timing, compression and weather does. Westach egt gauge is what I use. You will have to buy a thermocouple as well. I suggest the 1 1/4 inch clamp on probe. They do sell weld on sensor lugs that the thermocouple can be screwed into. They also sell a double 2 inch gauge for egt and cht. Be sure you get a gauge that works in the correct heat range. 100 to 1900 works well. How and where you mount it is up to you. I modified a second headset top, so I can switch back to a stock look. I have seen people using modified under headset mirror mount brackets www.westach.com https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/exhaust+gas+temperature+sensor+_5001egtj
  43. 2 points
    No head gasket on my just put together two weeks ago 198cc mugello. It does have two extra head studs for a total of six. The bigger ones are torqued to 18ftlbs, the smaller ones 13ftlbs. Re- torque after 200miles. I’m going to re-torque them again at 500 miles just because.
  44. 2 points
    Hey all, Not to take away from this forum, but this is specific to club members. With the death of the BBS and then ScootRally, and a few years have passed, I thought I noticed a gap: Lots of people aren't on Facebook (or were, and quit) and many aren't members of LCUSA and of course there is Modern V3$p@. At any rate, probably for selfish reasons since I, too, ditched Facecrap and don't have other social media, I created a new forum: Skirtbikes. Having to join 20 different for sale areas on Facebook or having to join up to every single rally page, rather than have them all consolidated in one spot was always a pain in the ass, at least to me. Stefan is going to eventually point any old Scootrally stuff to Skirtbikes. I don't know, maybe it will fail. At any rate if you don't have Facebook maybe you'll find some usage in it. There won't be any ads, and no one will track you. There is specifically no political forum on there. It is not a place for back and forth R vs Dem vs Pelosi Vs Trump vs Howard Taft discussions. It's meant to be a respite from there and a place to unite over our love of Italian Ladies' Shopping Carts and a few other hobbies. Hope to see many of you (again) in St. Augustine. Mike
  45. 2 points
    I've gotten a few of these. Hold on to it and roll it over to the next one. I'll throw in a clutch arm tool too and drop ship it to the next winner.
  46. 2 points
    peyote and welding, peyote and welding...
  47. 2 points
    Do not coat the tank with anything. Just dont. Please don't paint it. If you want a scooter with different paint sell this original paint scooter off PLEASE. I beg you not to touch the paint. You will devalue the scooter. I will happily send you another scooter in need of paint if you want to get something in a different colour.
  48. 2 points
    Who's going to Bonneville? Jay Keele out of SLC is putting together a bit of a race weekend (9-12 to 9-16) with Speed week this year and a few CA people are going. As far as I know there have been NO Lambretta's setting any records on the US salt. Come on out, blow it up and make a name for your self!
  49. 2 points
    No, young man, I'm pretty sure she was waving at me.
  50. 2 points
    I think you are better off getting a 150 gearbox, but if you want to experiment, casually looking at close ratio gearbox numbers the trees seem to be 11, 14, 16, 18. Loose gears are li 150 1st 50, li150 2nd 41, li125 3rd 39 and a gp200 4th 36 on 18, 47 sprockets. I have also seen 13, 15, 17, 19 tree with 47, 40, 37, 35 loose gears. Dont know the sprockets used. So using what you have: li150 1st and second, li125 3rd and a gp 4th would be interesting. You will have to look at the numbers and try to get to around the numbers listed. I have never mixed gears from different bikes, dont know if any of it will work. I have used close ratio boxes with trees and loose gears manufactured to be used together. Also, serveta gearboxes are said to be weak. I find this sight simple and helpful http://www.scooterhelp.com/tuning/lam.gear.calc.html
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