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  1. Haha! That would have been ideal. Unfortunately this a new development, and space has only just become available.
  2. Leaving NYC a few days before the Jamboree and have room in van for an extra Lambretta and/or a person. Can haul scooter, parts, or person or all 3, either all the way, or part of it. One way only. Hit me up offline for details.
  3. By that you mean, polishing it and removing the SIL kickstart, right?
  4. It’s an Innocenti 150dl. Grey plastic tool box means it’s early production and no battery tray means it’s a dl, not GP. Looks to be red in color.
  5. Strange there is no replies to this. It appears the kickstart shaft is bent. It’s not a common fault (unlike snapping), and I’ve only seen it happen once before.
  6. I’ve successfully had a ring peg relocated before for an early TS185 piston, but none here in the US. However, I do have recommendations for 2 motorcycle engineers that should be able to do the job. Message me for info.
  7. Imports of classic vehicles are straightforward (if you have proof of ownership paperwork). It’s two forms. I’ve imported several Lambrettas, although none from India, and can share details if you message me directly.
  8. The hex heads of the fork link bolts (and all exposed parts of dogleg bolts/washers/nuts) were painted by factory on all Innocenti S1-GP/dl machines.
  9. What's the date of manufacture stamped on the tire?
  10. What’s the deadline? I have a tech article that I could draft, but it’s dependent on deadline.
  11. If you purchase a replacement TS185 piston, make sure it’s the later ‘ER’ type (such as 12110-29900) unless you like relocating piston ring pegs (I speak from experience). Its been noted above, and too late now, but my preferred method for this conversion is to use either an RD400 (115mm) or a TV175 (116mm) con-rod as it eliminates the need to machine the barrel, not to mention the benefits of a longer con-rod.
  12. My two favorite methods are using the inoclinometer on my phone with a Jockey's mount, and a dial gauge. MB sell a handy bracket for mounting the gauge.
  13. Agreed! Did you read the most recent Clubman dyno test series in Scootering, Mike? It was over several issues early-mid last year and it dyno tested approximately 15 Clubmans. The conclusion was:
  14. I'm a huge fan of the Tutto Lambretta stock exhausts and have them fitted to 2 different engines. IMHO they're the next best thing to a NOS exhaust, and many people would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Casa make some decent parts, but standard exhausts are not one of them. The last Casa exhaust I purchased was so dire I personally returned it to Vittorio for a refund. I'll try to dig up some photos I took of a Casa side-by-side with a Tutto, the difference in quality is shocking, particularly given that the retail price between the two is comparable. I've not yet seen the Scootopia exhausts yet, but I've had a 'proper anorak' friend visiting from London this week, who occasionally road tests pre-production parts for Scootopia, and he said they were decent. Speaking of Scootopia, back when they were a Casa main agent ever notice they never stocked the Casa exhausts, but the Tutto ones? To me this speaks volumes. If you purchase parts from Tutto, I find its best to order direct via phone (speak to Cinza). Alternatively, you can purchase online from STF. Regarding the 'mushroom baffle' this changed throughout production. For example, the inlet holes in 'mushroom' were bigger on the TV/2 exhaust than the LI/2 exhaust and obviously it was abandoned for late SX and dl/GP. Personally, if it was my build, I'd purchase a Tutto S3 exhaust, dry build, and then follow recommendations in the '60s Performance and Tuning Conversion Manual and drill the out the mushroom with a 13mm bit, before cleaning and sending off to be ceramic coated with Cerakote. In the past I've also had success removing tailpipes and re-welding them on, but given the Scootopia S3 'clover' ones are built to late SX/dl/GP spec there is no need to do anymore.
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