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Mrs JC update 1

Mrs JC update 1

So the new battery strap lasted about 2 days….an old inner tube soon got cut up to fit and so far is doing a great job. All of the other new parts turned up and have been installed and a couple of small issues have now been resolved.

I had a

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Mrs JC’s Super

Mrs JC’s Super

A while ago we brought a Super for her indoors to learn to ride on as Barry AKA the Bajaj and the Black Roughie turned into a bit of a work in progress.

Purchased off trade me it looked and turned out to be an “asian import”. One of my local scooter

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Vespa SS180 update 2

Vespa SS180 update 2

I’m still running in the SS180 so every chance I get, which isn’t as much as I’d like, I take it out for a spin. It’s got nearly 300kms on it now so only a couple of hundy to go.

Whilst riding a couple of weeks ago, I pulled up

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Vespa SS180 update 1

Vespa SS180 update 1

I finally got most of the SS180 sorted out. There’s been a few changes made to it since purchasing it last year and I was going to run it in the Mille Miglia but had to change to the PX200 at the last minute. Most of the changes are just upgrades

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Bajaj scooter update 9

Bajaj scooter update 9

So I got the shock mount sorted out, got it started and went for a ride. It ran very badly, not backfiring but reluctant to rev and just low on power. Also the new clutch needs adjusted and so do the gear cables.

Back to the shed and out with the

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Bajaj scooter update 8

Bajaj scooter update 8

The journey continues….

So I got all the extra bits I needed installed and put humpty back together again, then added oil to the gearbox and fresh fuel in the tank.

Took it off the lift and onto the stand, gave it some choke and tried to start it. Nada….zip…….zilch……harumph.

Checked

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Vespa SS180 Scooter

Vespa SS180 Scooter

The Super Sport, or S.S., was the successor to the G.S. 160 and was built from 1964 to 1968. With the exception of the increase in cc’s, the motor and suspension design are very similar on the two scooters. On the other hand, the styling of the S.S. was totally new. The

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Bajaj scooter update 7

Bajaj scooter update 7

Hmm.

The Bajaj has been left in the naughty corner for a bit after going “bang” the last time I tried to start it. I assumed the piston would have a hole in it but after opening the motor up, found it was fine. One thing I did notice was the

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Bajaj scooter update 6

Bajaj scooter update 6

OK.

Still haven’t fixed the lights as Barry now has a fuel issue…

The motor now runs but the carburetor leaks and if you leave the fuel tap on it empties on the floor – BAD BAD Bajaj !!

Harumph!

So, now I have got a new needle and float and

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Bajaj scooter update 5

Bajaj scooter update 5

So the new (reconditioned stator) does indeed run the bike as expected however this doesn’t help one iota with the lights.

I got the 12v Scoots RS kit because it came with a new wiring loom and an additional loom that included the ignition and key plus all the new bulbs

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Bajaj scooter update 4

Bajaj scooter update 4

Finally it lives !!!

After giving up on the Scoot RS electronic kit, I got another flywheel and reconditioned stator from Bajaj Brookes aka Mr Skoot. I also found the HT lead had a broken tag at the spark plug connector end that went into the cable but it was still

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Bajaj scooter update 3

Bajaj scooter update 3

The Bajaj has totally new wiring ordered as a complete CDI kit with an additional keyswitch and wiring loom from Scoots RS. Ive put the ignition switch just above the choke, however getting the loom up through to the horn, headlight and handlebar switch wasn’t so straight forward.

You get

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Bajaj scooter update 2

Bajaj scooter update 2

I finally got Janes bajaj scooter back together and am now just testing the new electrical system after completing most of the jobs for this scooter. Just as well there’s no invoice for my time…

Joblist Complete rewiring for CDI, and key ignition. New flywheel, engine gaskets , oil seals, etc

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Douglas 42L2

Douglas 42L2.

Douglas 42L2 1955-56 Parity with Piaggio production at last with newer style chassis and front damper. The headlight was moved to the handlebars

I’m not sure of the year of this scooter yet and will have to confirm the serial numbers with the veteran vespa club in the UK. It’s approximately a 1955

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NZeta Scooters

NZeta Scooters

The NZeta 501 was based on the Jawa Cezeta model 501/05. It was fitted with a dynastarter plus kick start and 2 batteries giving 12 volts. The dynastarter worked as a generator and a starter motor. Ignition was electrical, the stator then switched by a voltage regulator to become the generator and charge

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The Lamchair

The Lamchair

I saw some some leg shields on trade me for a series 1 or 2 Lambretta from a guy in Christchurch. I had seen some other scooter parts converted into computer chairs and the like and thought why not do something with them ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bajaj scooter update 1

Bajaj scooter update 1

I have now pulled the motor out of the Bajaj to get the kick start shaft replaced. Finding some information on the scooter has been interesting to say the least, apparently the Indian manufacturer Bajaj made some scooters out of parts from various Italian model machines.

This explains why a lot of scooterists

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The Electric PX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On my travels for business and what not I was recently working at a local firm, Leitch Motorsport and Restoration. Its a small home based outfit run by Barry Leitch and they specialize in restoring all types of vehicles. They are the epitome of

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Bajaj scooter update

Bajaj scooter update

Just had order confirmed from Scoots RS for new seat and bits and pieces for Janes Bajaj and the 42L2.

I know we all try to get S/H bits and bobs where we can and fix things up but sometimes its just cheaper to buy what you need new.

I have dealt

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Bajaj 150 Scooter

Bajaj 150 Scooter

Finding parts for the 42L2 has been problematic at best so that project is on hold at the moment.

We recently got a bajaj 150 scooter off Trade me. It’s complete and runs well but has a couple of things that need fixed. It’s got potential and would be great for Jane

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