Off to PVSC 2011!

by admin on June 15, 2011

Ok the road plans as follows

Leave home 6:30 a.m.

Meet up with Niall 6:40 a.m.

Meet up with Chris/Alby 7:00 a.m.

Meet up with Dave/Tam at Fort Erie at 11:30 a.m.

Meet up with Rob/Rachel / Steve at Fort Erie at 11:30 a.m.

Head to PVSC… 7 riders!

See you when we see you.

Lambretta Fan.

No spark! Again!

by admin on May 21, 2011

Was going to head out on the road today after work. I can’t make it to the Niagara Rally 2011 this year, so I decided to ride for the hell of it around the block.

Got all ready suited up. Tried to kick it over for like 10 min. nada… no spark.

Four and a half hours later found a bad soldering point in the electronic stater. Just left of the pick-up the taped coil was the culprit. Made a big solder blob to complete the circut again. But, alas now my timing is off!!! I’ll call it a night.  Yes the pic us upside down.

Reduce engine vibrations on your Lambretta

by admin on April 27, 2011

If  you have not done so already a good way to reduce the engine vibrations, what I call angry engine on your lambretta it to replace your old smaller engine mounts with the larger GP silent blocks.  In the pics below, you see that I used an engine mount removal tool (from Beedspeed) that I used on my 150 case.

General steps while removing with the tool:

1. Assemble the cylinder as the first pic.  Have the engine out of your frame, remove rear cable selectors, rear break, rear shock, engine bolt.

2. The removal tool bolt goes in through the top of the cylinder, through the old mount, then through the press washer, and finally the nut. Note, the cut out end of the cylinder will fit snug over the case mount from the outside.

3. Ratchet the nut form the inside and presto, the old mount will fall into the cylinder when it is completely out. 

Tips while pressing:

1. The Beedspeed press washer is recessed for the outside of the mount.  It will fit quite obviously.  Just tap the new engine mount with a rubber mallet to hold in place carefully.  Should just be a couple of taps, before you can ratchet down.

2. The inside press washer is larger than the engine mount hole.  So now you just have to rachet down, you will see the new engine mount move towards the case until flush.

Results:  Found a significant engine vibration reduction, definetly a more comfortable ride.


Spring is in the air for scooterists

by admin on March 22, 2011

Just picked up a new set of tires from Glen at Mod Bro Inc. saw some new and old faces there.
Can’t wait to get these on the road.


Winter Projects

by dyoshida on December 13, 2010

Well. I’d say winter is definitely here…booo.
So now I have to decide what my next project is going to be.

Anyone who has ever seen my bike shed will know I have more ‘projects’ sitting around than I can handle.

Currently there are four I would like to get finished.

1) 1962 VBB
2) 1962 Super Sprint 180
3) Lamby S3 (Spanish)
4) 1983 P200 E

I have 95% all parts for all projects.

The S3 would be the most ambitious as I have had a custom concept ready for several years now, which also makes it the most work but probably would be the most satisfaction for me as I would be doing a full custom airbrush paint job myself.

The VBB would probably be the easiest as I had almost completed it several years ago, but raccoons broke into my shed and proceeded to ruin it by crapping all over the new un-clear coated paint and knocking several heavy object off my shelves and denting it in several places (including cracking a brand new speedo glass. (Doh).

The super sprint is a new addition to my herd (thanks NiNi) and is in fairly good condition but the engine is slightly buggered and I’m fully aware how rare parts are getting for a carb-induced vespa these days (and yes the carb body is warped so will need replacing)

Last but not least is ‘old blue’ the P200e. My very first scoot. (Previous owner Neil Glenister one of the UK lads who was attending rallies back in the 80’s).

I’ll try and get some pics up shortly, maybe that’ll help folks vote on what I will do next. Opinions and comments are welcomed.

Happy scooting/building all.


by admin on August 20, 2010

Doing some last minute adjustments before the rally tomorrow.

See you if we see you.



Glorious Albion Hills
16500 Highway 50
Caledon, ON

Plain and simple, we’ll be camping at Albion Hills Campground just north of Toronto.

All the usual suspects will be there,
– Fire pit,
– Beautiful ride to the Grand Forks area.
…- Sponsors galore!

Book it off, call in sick, quit your job! just don’t miss this one kids.

DBSC 2010 – Riding Home!

by admin on August 2, 2010

Heading home and trying to get Chris out of his tent.
Have a 6-7 hour ride ahead, does’t Chris know that we are going home today….


Getting ready for DBSC 2010 Burwell Rally

by admin on July 21, 2010

Carbing the Mikuni 28 for the 5-6 hour ride to DBSC 2010. Taking it out on the highway for a short run to dial in the full open throttle postition. Right now I am running a 180 main jet down incrementally in the following order 240, 230, 220,200, 190, to see if I can maintain full open without over heating!!!


10th Annual DBSC Rally

by admin on July 19, 2010

Details from

Its the 10th Annual Dogs Bollocks Run & Race

July 22 to 25, 2010

Things get underway a bit early this year.. for those among you who wish to do so, you may arrive on Thursday. Although no additional camping fees apply, your hangover will be 50% greater than those of the Friday Arrivals.

The usual tomfoolery applies: Camping, scooters, beer, racing, beer, immaculate bathroom facilities, music, prompt breakfasts, beer,etc etc… If we had to describe it in too much detail, you probably wouldn’t understand it anyways. Stay tuned for details as they become available.

Full Details at the bottom of this page:

Scooter race track video

by admin on July 19, 2010

A couple of laps around the field by Niall.