Vespa Stretch

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Vespa Stretch Most of the scooter enthusiasts that I know, enjoy their vintage scooters for what they are – classically styled forms of transport that require some maintenance and a lot of patience to be safe and fun to ride. Many are just collectors and store their treasures away while others are always tinkering with […]

Bullseye the SS90

Posted Posted in Scooter Projects

So I got a ring from a guy that was selling an SS90. He was looking for a good home for his scooter and after talking to him for a bit and some emails back and forth I realised that he was actually a serious seller. We eventually settled on a price for purchase and […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2019

Posted Posted in 2019 Events

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2019 The Moto TT for 2019 was a bust for me personally but again was well organised with some awesome roads and destinations. Accomodation was outstanding with 2 nights at the Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa in Martinborough and 2 nights at DeBretts in Taupo as part of the trip. Having 2 […]

Reachies Scooter

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Reachies Scooter Recently a Belladonna scooter was advertised for sale in Auckland Black Bella 2003 – 172 QUATTRINI M1X MilleMiglia plus 60mm Mazzucchelli full circle Crankshaft. More or less 182cc – All engine work undertaken by professional technicians.  – Quality bearings and seals – Mikuni TM32 flat slide carburettor – Quattrini V Reed and inlet […]

2019 Events

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The best motor racing event in New Zealand. 7th – 10th February https://www.burtmunrochallenge.co.nz/home   The best scooter endurance event in New Zealand. 21st April – 25th April http://www.motoretta.co.nz/   The coldest motor racing event in New Zealand. Queens Birthday Weekend – 2nd June /3rd June http://www.brassmonkeyrally.org.nz/

Bajaj scooter – Moto 2019

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Bajaj scooter – Moto 2019 Things have been a bit slow on the scooter front over the last year with one thing and another. The MotoTT 2019 is fast approaching and the Bajaj is getting some much needed love for the event. The last time out, on this event in 2017, the scooter started spitting […]

1979 Honda XL500S – Fabrication

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1979 Honda XL500S – Fabrication Other than building the seat base, the exhaust system and fittings there hasn’t been too much “fabrication” to do on this bike so far. There are a couple of things that do need sorted out, other than the electrical system, wheels, brakes, etc, etc; Handlebars, switches and cables Headlight and […]

1979 Honda XL500S – Frame 2

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1979 Honda XL500S – Frame 2 While sorting out the tank the seat has now become the next main focus because of where the rear of the tank will mount. There are plenty of cafe racer style seats available online, at reasonable cost but they might not necessarily fit. Some have the seat dimensions and […]

1979 Honda XL500S – Engine

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1979 Honda XL500S – Engine While doing the work to get a rolling frame done, I had been online looking at petrol tanks, seats and various electrical things that I would eventually need. Its been hard not to buy a whole lot of stuff but from reading online, that’s not necessarily the best way forward. […]

1979 Honda XL500S

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1979 Honda XL500S While scooters are what I generally like to work on and ride, I have had a number of different bikes over the years. One of my favorites was a 1979 Honda XL500s. It was one of those dual purpose bikes that you used on the road but could also take to a […]