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  1. On 3/28/2020 at 10:54 AM, siobhan ellis said:

    Roger, where did you get this Varitronic from? If it was me, you could have contacted me at lambrettaconcessionaires.com I am the USA distributor for Tino's product.

    I did not purchase it from you. I got it from SIP through the help of a friend.  I'll look up your site and see what goodies I might want next.  Thank you.


  2. UPDATE:

    Thanks to the help of TRs and Mike Anhalt, I was able to move forward with my ignition. I had hesitation on which wire I needed to install on the coil.  Thoes two folks gave me the info that I needed.

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    So I was trying to install a Varitronic Ignition.  But the translated Italian instructions were a bit to vague for me.  The only question I had was what wire went to the number 1 electrical connector on the coil??  Either the WHITE/RED or the RED.  The answer is RED.  The WHITE/RED is for the battery.  

    So now I have the OG wires, Pink/Voilet/Brown & the new wires Yellow all hooked up on terminal #3 on the voltage reg.  Blue is going to ground, as well as terminal #2.  Red is now going to terminal #1 on the coil.  All I need to do is ensure that the ground is good and ground the motor to the frame too.

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    Thats if for tonight.


  3. Hey!! ,just wanted to let you know that I've finished cutting & splicing my harness.  Its all hooked up.  Thank you for helping.  

    And I wish all of you and your families the best of luck & health during this COVID-19 outbreak.  Take care, all of you.

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  4. Hi, I wanted to wish all of you & all who you know and love the very best.  This Covid-19 outbreak has put the world on pause.  Perhaps some of you might be feeling the full effects.  I just wanted to say that I'm thinking of us all.  I've said some prayers to bless us all.  Keep the faith!!  Keep Strong!!  Keep your eye trained on the sunrise!!  If you're able, let your hobbies feed you during this time.  I hope to share a beer and story with you some day.  Perhaps at the next Lammy Jammy.   This art is my way of saying Keep Strong and Keep the Faith!!!

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  5. UPDATE:

    My choke cable showed up today...but it is not going to work either. I need some help identifying which choke cable I need.  I've take some photos of my two cable options.  The inner cable seems to be correct, its the outer sheath that is either too long or too short.

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    In this pic you can see that I have two choke cable lengths.  The inner cables are the same length. Its the outer sheath that is different.

    The longer sheath is what I got from a typical LI125 Series 3 cable kit. I cant use it,  because the length of inner cable is not long enough to reach the choke piston.

    The second cable I received is intended for a carb with and elbow. I assumed that would work, but it is too short of an outer sheath. The inner cable is too long for this application.

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    as you can see, the cable for the Elbow is about 13.5 inches long and the other cable is about 15.75 inches long.

    What cable do you guys use???

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    Here is the inner workings of the Dellorto carb choke section.  This carb does not use an elbow.

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    Here is a pic of the carb and the choke section.

    Also, I have a question about what type of hose goes on the following nipples?  What are these for?


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    I know what the large barbed nipple is for, fuel into the carb.  but the small nipple aiming down toward the ground.  What hose goes there??

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    On the opposite side of the carb is another small nipple aimed at a 45 degree angle. what hose goes there??

    Thank you for any suggestions of what choke cable I should use & where to buy it. and what hose goes on the two mystery nipples & what they are for.

     

    Thank you!!

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  6. Hello fellas.  Mike is correct in this instance.  The single green wire I have drawn all on its own, is the kills switch wire.  I check continuity and it is a direct link.  So I'm sure that this wire connects to terminal 1 on the coil.  The twin green wires in the main harness?? i have no clue what they are.

    I'll follow Mikes suggestion and run the solid red to terminal 1 on the coil.  The rest all makes since.

    Thank you both for taking the time to read this and offering your feed back. I really appreciate it.  Without you both, I'd be stuck fearing that I'd Smoke the regulator.

    Please stay healthy and I wish you and your families are blessed with good health while we deal with this Covid-19 outbreak. I hope to meet you both some day, we'll enjoy a pint (or several). Cheers.

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  7. Here is an update:

    I've been busy. Here are some pics of things that I actually took pics of.

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    New treads!!

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    Voltage regulator and coil mounted and nearly wired up. Just waiting for reply on my request for help on my new thread.

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    Carb is in but giving me fits with the cables I bought. My throttle cable was too short, but the outer case was the correct length. So I bought a longer inner cable and a trunnion.

    The choke cable it too short too.  Turns out the inner cable is the correct length but the outer housing is too long?? I've got one coming, we'll see how it works.

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    I'm only getting this much inner cable.  The carb needs twice the length.  I'll post a pic like this once it arrives ... if I remember.

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    Dont worry about that old crust ground cable you see hanging there.  That has been cleaned up too.

    More to come soon!!

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  8. Hello.  I'm looking for advice.  

    I have a LI125 III.  I have a new (2018) Varitronic Ignition.  I'm confused as to how to wire this up.  My kit came with a wiring diagram printed on the back of the cardboard packaging.  I also have a diagram which is printed on paper.  The two diagrams are not completely the same.  And these instructions are translated poorly which adds to my confusion.

     

    My main point of confusion has to do with the single wire that goes to terminal #1 on the coil.  I need to know what color that wire needs to be.

    I have 4 wires coming from my electronic ignition. BLUE, YELLOW, RED & RED/WHITE.

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    In the diagram printed on the back of the packaging, they list wire 1 as RED/BLACK.  (Note: This diagram also lists wire 4 as RED/WHITE)

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    In the diagram printed on the piece of paper (found in the kit) wire 1 is listed as RED [thee BLACK is crossed out].  Wire 4 is listed as WHITE [red is crossed out]

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    This is what I have so far...

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    The old electrical harness in the grey tube contains a PINK, VIOLET, BROWN and twin GREENS.  I see that the wiring diagram states that the twin GREENS are not used.  PINK, VIOLET & BROWN go to terminal 3 in conjunction with the YELLOW wire from the new electronic ignition harness.

    Its clear that the BLUE wire from the new harness goes to GROUND and also connects to terminal 2 on the regulator and terminal on the coil.

    I don't have a battery so I don't need to worry about terminal 4 or B+.

    So that leaves me with two wires that must go to terminal 1 on the coil.  But which one??  

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

     


  9. On 2/17/2020 at 11:57 AM, Mike Anhalt said:

    reading over the thread and spotted something potentially bad. Did you install the flywheel bearing race before putting the mag flange in place?

    Mike, Yes, that bearing race is installed.  Stickys book doesnt really flow like a Chiltons or Hanes.  That specific step isnt mentioned in the book from what I could see.  However, I spotted the issue and fixed it.  Caused a few extra steps, but none the worse for wear.  Thank you for paying attention!!  


  10. 3 minutes ago, ScottWally said:

    Any chance there’s a cable touting problem?  I’ve always had extra inches/slack when installing new throttle inner/outers.  I’ll be curious to see what response you get after folks measure what they have laying around and get back to this thread.  I don’t have a new outer handy, otherwise check it out. 

    My guess, no.  The reason I say that is ... The outer easily stretches from the upper perch down to the carburetor perch.  Its the inner cable that isn't reaching deep enough in the carburetor to reach the slide.  

    I've just visited a scooter site, and found Extra Long inner cables. For now I think that I'm going to go that route.  However, I am still interested in knowing how to properly purchase / install the throttle cable.

    Thanks for your reply Scott!!  I'll send you a 4 pack of McMenamin's Hammer Head Ale if your interested??  

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  11. HELP.

    My latest snag has to do with my throttle cable.  It seems that it isnt long enough. My cables are brand new. I bought the standard combo kit for Lambretta 125-200. Sounded like they would be universal.  But my throttle cable is about 3" too short. (keep your wise cracks to yourself 😜  ).  My old cable is trash.  It's frayed and kinked.  The outer cover measures 5'.  The inner cable is 5'6"  I measured the amount of cable I'd need for my carb and 5'6" is my closest guess.  

    Currently, when I try to fish my cable end into the carb, my cable end is barely long enough to enter the carb body.  It needs an aditional 3" to reach the slide.

    How do you folks choose the right length for your scooters?

    Thanks for your help.

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  12. Once I got my cabels installed, I discovered that my front break was not working.  It was stuck.

    I took things apart and discovered some mega rust at the pivot studs.  The leading shoe took me a few days to get off.  The steel and aluminum had formed a bond that was really secure.  I cleaned it all up and now I have some good acting breaks.

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  13. 2020 UPDATE:

    Its a new year and I believe that I'll have this Lambretta up and running by the spring.

    Here are a few things that have been accomplished over the winter so far.

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    I bought two sets of levers, but each one seemed to be a bit worn out.  I didnt like the slop that I felt.  So I built some brass bushings out of hobby brass tube.

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    I also installed the spring / plastic bushing set that keeps the lever from rattling to death.

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    The motor is back in and things are getting put back into their proper place.

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    This scooter was a basket case when I got it.  Most the important stuff was removed or dissembled.  So its been fun putting things back together.  

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    Each time I move onto a new task I discover that I'm missing parts.  Little stuff, grommets, cable ends, hardware and so much more.  I've also learned that certain things need to installed in a particular order. Some of the time I've spent in the shop has been undoing the things I'd just done, because I needed to install something else first.  

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    This is the hands on project I had hoped for.  I'm really getting to know every inch of this machine.  I've also aquired lots of tools just for Lambrettas. Next build will go a bit quicker.  And the next scooter I buy I'll know what to look for.

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    Thanks for checking in.  

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    If you're ever in Portland, let me know, we'll go grab a pint at McMenamins.  Cheers.

     


  14. On 12/25/2019 at 7:38 PM, Stu aka S.Hanson #17 said:

      Exhaust Gas Temp 

     

    On 12/28/2019 at 12:38 PM, Mike Anhalt said:

    It's used for tuning the carb for max power and hopefully keep you from melting your motor.

     

    YMMV

     

     

     Thank you.  That helps and gives me something new to learn about.

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