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Mike Anhalt

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About Mike Anhalt

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    Bakersfield, CA
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    Lambretta, cats, technology, 2nd amendment
  • Currently Owned Lambrettas
    dl125, Riverside, LD150 mk3, RB20, Series 2 Colorado bike.

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  1. Mike Anhalt

    Kickstart shaft, rub marks.

    Yes leave the bushing in the case. The tool is designed to fin inside of it.
  2. Mike Anhalt

    Kick It!! My LI125 project

    The top and bottom have been turned down. Here’s a pretty good photo of a stock cylinder. Compare that to yours and you’ll see where it’s been cut http://www.scooterrestorations.com/lambretta/gp150-cylinder-57.00mm-sil/
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    Kick It!! My LI125 project

    Correct, you have a shortened cylinder with a stock LI/SX taper crank (58/107). It was super common in the 80's-90's but not so much now with the advent of alloy kits and all the good cast iron cylinders drying up. Technically speaking it's a Suzuki 190 build. It uses a Suzuki (or equivalent) 64mm piston and the cylinder is "topped and tailed" to work with it.
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    Ser.3 LI handlebar switch

    Try making the light work with a battery charger. This way you eliminate the bike completely. Sounds like a bad ground solder point on the board. If that doesn't work send the light back, go to your nearest auto parts store and buy a LED 1157 two pack for about $20. Amazon has them also. I hate to take money away from a shop but the whole LED tail light board was a bad idea 15 years ago and it hasn't gotten any better. https://www.amazon.com/Boodled-BAY15D-Chipsets-6000K-6500K-12V-White/dp/B07568LGMK/ref=asc_df_B07568LGMK/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241869369567&hvpos=1o20&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3779578761960710853&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9060464&hvtargid=pla-450544352626&psc=1
  5. Mike Anhalt

    Scooter runs w/o sparkplug cap on

    That's f'n awesome. At first I thought it might be detonating but after seeing that you just need a new plug cap. The spark is literally shooting through the cap to the plug.
  6. Mike Anhalt

    Kick It!! My LI125 project

    I like to use the permatex spray copper for head and exhaust gaskets. It makes for a clean install but be sure to have the head surfaced so it’s actually flat. Part dealers can be tricky. It will more often than not come down to who has what you want in stock. For your piston parts, weisco sells the rings, it’s a common piston so no problem there. For everything else either Scooter-speed, scooters o pacific or Jet200. Who ever you buy from do your homework on them, there is a shop review page in the forum.
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    Kick It!! My LI125 project

    From the photo the cylinder looks like it should be good. You need to measure the piston to cylinder clearance correctly with micrometers (in and out). The calipers will get you close but are not really the best way to do it. Measure right above the exhaust port and at 90 to the piston wrist pin. Ideally you wan't .0035" clearance between the two surfaces but since both are used and the cylinder has a fresh home you'll more likely than not see something around .005" on up. Maybe get new rings just to be good. Measuring with feeler gauges are good for shim float and setting points. The case cover has a bushing that can be pressed back in to place and that should fix the kick shaft placement. Use a new shim and C clip. The rest of it looks good and I like your attention to detail. Just make sure that top end is super clean before assembly. Who ever built that top end last time needs to ease up on the RTV. It's all over the piston. That can't be good for any thing
  8. Mike Anhalt

    shifting perch paint color

    yes, all the indents get it. I don't know if you've ever done this before but the polished side is easy. Paint just wipes off if you mess up. The painted side is a little trickier since the new paint might want to soften up the under paint.
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    shifting perch paint color

    Just go with a primary red for the TV. I think when I did one I just used a sharpie paint pen and it looked very close to a factory one.
  10. Mike Anhalt

    Scootopia v Casa stock S3 exhausts

    Scootering had a pretty good cartoon about that years ago. It showed the guys in the lab devolving the perfect stock exhaust with it achieving great power and economy. Only to be pulled off right away when the bike makes it to it’s new owner for something loud.
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    Scootopia v Casa stock S3 exhausts

    It’s weird how much of a difference that extra back pressure makes on a stock motor. I think people forget that there was some actual planning going in to these things.
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    I though I'd seen those before https://www.homedepot.com/p/Calculated-Industries-AccuMaster-2-in-1-Digital-Angle-Gauge-7434/207089743?cm_mmc=Shopping|G|Base|D25T|25-1_HAND+TOOLS|NA|PLA|71700000034127224|58700003933021546|92700031755124826&gclid=CjwKCAjw54fdBRBbEiwAW28S9pOldRa6GLYtXot7NXscuFbJXaVGEPO97OWZsULP_lxM3vLjpLr3fRoCLewQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=COb264GyyN0CFcKTZAodo8IDoQ Clever.
  13. Mike Anhalt

    new piece for my house

    Let me know when you do a scan. My neighbor worked the Tour De France back in the 80's and is a vintage MC guy.
  14. Mike Anhalt

    Center stand strut dilemma

    Take the loss and find a proper shop that can deal with Lambretta's. The more they try to fix it the worse it will be. Remember that paint hides a lot of sins, so I suspect that it was more of a cover up than a favor to paint your frame. Supplies and air compressors cost time and money. There are some members in your greater area (Stan in TN comes to mind), maybe one of them can point you in the right direction. If you can't find someone you trust locally, 2nd Ave scooters in Phoenix AZ can fix that frame correctly no problem. The down side is it would require shipping and cash.
  15. Mike Anhalt

    Scootopia v Casa stock S3 exhausts

    If you still have the old stock exhaust just shine a light in the intake side of it. You'll see the mushroom pretty easily. For your bike you'll want the one with a mushroom but with out the bottom mounting bracket. I read somewhere that there was something like 5 or more exhaust types just for the S3/GP range.