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Darren Miles

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Darren Miles last won the day on March 19 2018

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About Darren Miles

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  • Location
    Bradenton, FL
  • Currently Owned Lambrettas
    1963 TV175
    1980 JET
  1. Darren Miles

    ummmm... who does this?

    Yep going to put them on my TV, love the passenger ejector seat function and some pimping hydraulic slammed shocks.
  2. Darren Miles

    ummmm... who does this?

    Got a tetanus shot and went to work....
  3. Darren Miles

    New member detroit area

    Welcome back Brian!
  4. Darren Miles

    Chris Hafner

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Chris in person but had interactions with him on various forums over the years and admired many of his scooter creations, he was a very talented and decent person. My condolences to his family and friends, may he rest in peace.
  5. Darren Miles

    Lambretta in TV Commercial

    Haha Santa has the better ride!
  6. Darren Miles

    ummmm... who does this?

    Call me crazy, I now have the pleasure of trying to resurrect the poor thing, thanks Kieran! lol
  7. Darren Miles

    Vapor Blasting Recommendations

    I've used Green Tree Scooters in the past with good results and currently have a set with Nexgen Precision Finishes and waiting to see their handy work. Make sure to thoroughly strip and degrease the cases otherwise you could get charged extra if they have to do that and pack them well if you have to ship them. I use a Stanley rugged plastic tool box as a shipping container.
  8. Darren Miles

    Anyone have a Harbor Freight motorcycle lift?

    I've been using the same one on an almost daily basis for 10 years now with no issues. Get in the habit of always using the safety bar and lowering the lift to take the pressure off the jack.
  9. Dec 26th - Jan 1st. I'm booked and going!
  10. Darren Miles

    Rider hit in Florida

    Sux, sorry to hear this.
  11. Darren Miles

    cento/starstream with auto conversion

    Good ideas Mr Lopez, thanks. It's getting an ET4 motor so will brace to suit. Thanks for the FB link matty, very handy!
  12. Darren Miles

    cento/starstream with auto conversion

    Thought I'd have a crack at installing an auto motor in a Cento today as I have a frame with a motor that has seen better days and access to several auto V3$p@ engines. The only other conversion I could find was that purple one but it's not an ET2 motor, looks more like a GY6 as the case length is much shorter with a fabbed et2 exhaust to fit. Fitting either a V3$p@ ET2 or ET4 motor requires a lot more clearance so grinding of the frame and a bloody big shoe horn is needed to make it fit but it does, just! Lots more work ahead, only mocked up bracket for now but figured I'd post as I just saw this thread.
  13. Darren Miles

    Rider hit in Florida

    So sorry to hear this about Rodger and wish him a speedy recovery. Also heard in the news that another scooter rider was hit and killed this morning in Hillsborough county, FL Be safe out there!
  14. Darren Miles

    ebay sx200 today

    What a cock move from the seller. Obviously he now thinks he's sitting on a gold mine now by correctly listing it in his title instead of "antique scooter" and now has set a high reserve. Should've honored the sale or ended the auction early.
  15. Darren Miles

    polishing slightly rusted / pitted chrome ideas?

    I've had great results using a fine liquid rubbing compound with a micro fiber towel, helped with a finger nail for the stubborn chunks of rust. Steel wool will get the chunks off but scratch the chrome and chrome polish is only good if your chrome is in good condition to start with. Never tried the foil or coke method. As long as there is no major pitting or flaking then most pieces can be salvaged.
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