Apologies in advance for the late newsletter and again the quality. There is a lot so lets get started...
...but before we do... we should congratulate Simon on a run well done. Everyone enjoyed the Blue Mountains Run, Good Work!!!
SCSC Meeting 1st August:
Ride out to Cafe on Norton St. Leaving the Duke at 7:30 and doing a circuit to find a suitable cafe.
- Day ride (which weekend and where)
- T-shirts (getting numbers)
- Pelican run (flyer attached)
* TIP - Don't insure your scooter with NRMA. My scooter was stolen July and it's now August, I'm still waiting :( (Next months tip - who to insure with once you lose your no claim bonus)
* TIP - Rally 180 advice from Mike
Just some thoughts about the Rally 180 that you might like to pass on to prospective buyers.
I had one of these, and upgraded it to a Rally 200 electronic when they came out. Upgrade to a 200 is simple - if you can get a 200 piston and barrel. Simply turn down the outer part of the cylinder that fits into the crankcase. Then switch over. But to get the beautiful performance of the Rally 200 you also need to upgrade the exhaust and carburettor - much more expensive. Switching to electronic ignition involves getting the CDI unit and the stator backplate - not so easy, but Piaggio claim to be producing all spares for previous models. I expect the P-series one would fit, but don't quote me on this.
You can switch to 12-volt electrics by fitting two headlight coils in series connection. Quite simple. But then replace all the light bulbs, of course. I also fitted indicator lights to mine, but that is another story. The Rally electronics are weird in that anything is switched off by shorting the circuit across it, not by breaking the circuit, so it is very difficult to fit any extras. I can't recall how I did it, but I do recall that the hooter didn't work when I was finished. My converted Rally 200 Electronic was the best running scooter I have ever had. Beautiful, smooth acceleration in 4th gear from 50kph to over 100kph. Very reliable. Never a back-fire once I had fitted the electronic ignition. A very good looking Vespa, but not as beautiful as a GS150, of course.
* SCSC Webpage - Shane is kindly helping to keep our webpage current. So keep an eye out for updates www.internetscooter.com/scsc.html
* Aaron Burke firstname.lastname@example.org - Help Request
I am wondering if you can help me. I have acquired a Lambretta Li Series 3, minus powertrain and a few other parts. It is need of these and a good restoration. Do you know anywhere who sells Lambretta parts, and what avenues I can pursue to chase engines and other parts, which obviously are not off the shelf items? Any assistance would be very appreciated. Oh yes, I forgot I am located in Sydney. Also in regards to parts, I also have a Fuji Rabbit junior. This scooter is undergoing a long (over 2 years!) restoration and I am still chasing up parts. Do you know of anybody in either Sydney, NSW, Australia or even the world who has parts for these things. I don't need much, I only really need turn indicators, but some others parts would nice. Thanks for your time.
* Ace email@example.com - For Sale
GOGGOMOBIL ROLLER 1954 GERMAN SCOOTER 4SPEED GOOD COND JUST COMPLETED COAST TO COAST RALLY W/S MANUAL ETC CLUB REGO $3500
TRIUMPH WERKS NURENBERG 150 3SPEED RARE GERMAN SCOOTER $2500 CLUB REGO
VESPA APE 150 4SPEED FOWARD 4SPEED REVERSE ELECT START RECO MOTOR NEW PAINT &TRIM PERFECT COND W/S MANUAL CLUB REGO $6000
MESSERSCHMITT KR 200 4SPEED COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR BROKEN DOME FULL OF RUST NEW FLOOR SUPPLIED W/S MANUAL $3000
BENNELLI 250 SS 5 SPEED 1967 MOTOR CYCLE EX COAST TO COAST RALLY GOOD COND CLUB REGO $3200
HONDA SPACY 250 AUTO GOOD COND DEC REGO $1500
FIAT 500 BAMBINO 1969 EX ORIGINAL CAR LOW KLMS TEAL BLUE RED TRIM NEW ITALIAN SUNROOF W/S MANUAL ITALIAN CLASSIC $6000
0419273000 +EMAIL CHEERS
* Bruce McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org - Lambretta wanted
Just had a browse at your website and wondered if you knew of any Lambrettas for sale - prefer a GP200. Bruce McDonald
* Steve email@example.com - Trader Add
I have been selling scoots(smallframes) retail and wholesale in the States for some time. www.smallframe-vespas.com I am now looking to make contacts with shops who are looking for a direct source of vintage vespas and parts from Italy.
* Neil firstname.lastname@example.org - Australian Scooter tour
* Rod&Dan Benelli email@example.com - Pelican Run
Rod has sent through details if the Pelican Run (see attached)
* The Soul Room - Sydney Soul Sisters
present Soul nights at the Sydney Globe Hotel, Downstairs Bar, Cnr Park & Elizabeth St, Sydney. 8:30pm - 1:30pm $5 On the following Saturday nights - 11 Aug, 8 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec
*** Last chance to Register!!!! ***
Perth to Adelaide, 20/10/01 - 3/11/01, BEYOND HORIZONS Adventures http://www.users.bigpond.com/beyondhorizons/
After a very successful Coast to Coast Rally from Perth to Sydney in December 2000, BEYOND HORIZONS Adventures are now preparing the next big ride. Don't miss this unique opportunity to ride your bike with a group of other adventurous souls. Have the holiday of a lifetime, visit the scenic beaches and spectacular ocean cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, cross the Nullarbor and see kangaroos, emus and camels. Come whale watching with us from the Nullarbor cliffs. Enjoy the famous Western Australian wildflowers. Have you ever wanted to face the adventure of an Australian Outback ride? Perhaps you've always wanted to ride the Nullarbor but didn't know where to find a group to enjoy it with. If this is the case, maybe you would like to join our next adventure.
Deadline for registrations: 15 August 2001
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
tel/fax: (03) 9836-7998
PO Box 1215, Surrey Hills Nth, 3127, Victoria
fax: (02) 9667-2076
PO Box 406, Rosebery NSW 1445
* @tomic scooter club - Canberra
Meeting - Wednesday 1 August
As usual we will be meeting from 7:30 to 9:15pm at Filthy McFaddens in Green Square Kingston for a slice of Pizza and a drink. Things to discuss are; rides in October, November & December, who is coming on the overnight run to Binalong, & who is representing @tomic in the second Ducati Club/Scooter Club bocce challenge.
Bocce Challenge - August 12, 12:30pm
Winter Ride - August 26, 9:30am
Overnight Ride - September 8 & 9
Details of upcoming events at www.motorini.com.au/club
The @tomic scooter club has two video's available for viewing at no cost - one is a history of Vespa - one a current rider safety video. They will both be available at the meeting for those who want to watch them.