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Postby TheSeeker » 08 Oct 2009 21:28

Thanks for the kind words guys, again I just got lucky through talking to everyone I met on the Guezentoer.

Before I saw the scoot I just had some pictures from the seller and I thought "ok lets fit my Imola engine with a big carb and make it a mutant beast".

But now I see that it's something worth preserving even if it will be slower than everyone else.

I did think about the mildest of "non-invasive" upgrades like a JL4 curly exhaust pipe and some higher jetting.

More news to come once I get a plate and ride it around for a while.

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Postby irish john » 08 Oct 2009 22:43

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DO IT!!!! you know it makes sense!![}:)]
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Postby TheSeeker » 09 Oct 2009 16:09

Got a plate from the DIV at lunch time. My fastest ever time of only two hours waiting!!! It helps when you have the old carte gris/rose.

I discretely took this picture of the efficient and prompt member of staff who helped me :-

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Postby TheSeeker » 09 Oct 2009 16:20

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by irish john</i>

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DO IT!!!! you know it makes sense!![}:)]
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Man I already feel guilty fitting modern tyres and drilling holes to fit the number plate.

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Postby fajes » 09 Oct 2009 17:00

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by TheSeeker</i>

Got a plate from the DIV at lunch time. My fastest ever time of only two hours waiting!!! It helps when you have the old carte gris/rose.

I discretely took this picture of the efficient and prompt member of staff who helped me :-

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Ben

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looks you should've taken a better picture mate!! looks like it was worth watching that for 2 hours! [;)]
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Postby TheSeeker » 21 Oct 2009 13:57

Hi Folks

I've been riding the scoot around town for a few days now. First impression is that's really smooth, very little power compared to a tuned engine but it hardly makes any noise. Just a nice whirring sound. Compared to my other scooters it feels very tight, there are no rattles or clunks as you go along.

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It was having problems starting when the engine is hot. I thought the choke might be sticking on so I slackened off the cable but that didn't help. I had to bump start it again at lunch time. I've just replaced the old spark plug with a brand new NGK and it seems much better.

I had big plans to change the carb and exhaust but as John mentioned there doesn't seem much point while the engine is standard. Anyway I plan to leave the engine alone until the coil and points stop working (which they will I'm sure) and just enjoy riding it.

Best regards

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Postby irish john » 21 Oct 2009 19:56

You will get the most from it if you leave it like standard Ben. For the warm starting problem, try a vespa or serveta type self earthing coil instead of the old oil filled bottle coil that i presume you are still using. Also set the plug gap carefully, on old bikes this always helps to keep them running well.
I used to bolt a spare coil and condensor to the frame of my scoot so that if one failed it was just a matter of wiring the new one in and off i went again.
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