Vespa SS180 update 1

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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 […]

Mods and Rockers 2014

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Mods and Rockers 2014 The mods and rockers were two conflicting British youth subcultures of the early to mid-1960s and 1970s. Media coverage of mods and rockers fighting in 1964 sparked a moral panic about British youths, and the two groups became labelled as folk devils. Direct from the horse’s mouth – First European bike […]

Mille Miglia 2014 – Done

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Mille Miglia 2014 Well it’s been a couple of weeks since the Mille Miglia Scooter Challenge and the memories are still very good of the whole experience. Since then, due to a copyright infringement, the organisers have had to rename the event. From next year the event will be known as the Motoretta Tourist Trophy […]

2014 Events

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Mille Miglia 2014 The Mille Miglia (Italian meaning – Thousand Miles) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947). Mille Miglia is also the name of a jacket, named after the race, inspired by the 1920s racewear and designed by […]

Mille Miglia 2014

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Mille Miglia 2014   Southern Scoot has joined an Australasian team for this years Mille and is working hard to get an SS180 ready after an unexpected motor meltdown. The logistics are proving as difficult as usual with the wait for parts from overseas, scooter transportation from one end of the island to the other […]

Bajaj scooter update 8

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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 […]

Clunk Scooter Club Calendar

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Clunk Scooter Club Calendar So whose got some good pictures of their scooter? Looking for that perfect gift for your scooterist? Read the rules, get out there on your scooter, take your camera and get some pictures off to Tara for the next Calendar!! You know you want to.

Easter 2013

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While on holiday with family in christchurch over the Easter break, the opportunity to join the Canscoot guys on a ride out to Akaroa was too good to miss so the PX was packed onto the trailer for the drive to shakey town. The weather forecast was grim but the rain missed us and it […]

Bajaj scooter update 7

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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 […]

Bajaj scooter update 6

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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 […]

Mods and Rockers 2012

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Mods and Rockers 2012 Who will take out the honors this year? 2009 was the year for the Mods … 2010 Rockers only just, took the shield … 2011 against all bias decisions ! it was the Mods again… It would appear the Mods are showing great favorites entering into this years battle. Due to […]

Central Plateau Scooter Challenge

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A group of “hardened” scooterists (myself –  Terena Currey, you and friends) are going to ride from Wanganui to Taupo on 50cc scooters on a run to raise money and awareness for the Child Cancer Foundation.. We will be leaving Trafalger Square Car Park at 7:30am (oohh I can hear the groans) and heading on […]