Function at the Junction

Posted Posted in 2012 Events

Function at the Junction Mac, one of the local well known scooterists in NZ was tasked with organising a weekend of fun for keen participants. My wife and I had already talked about purchasing a new trailer from a ch-ch company, so we organised a trip to collect it around the function at the junction […]

Bajaj scooter update 3

Posted Posted in Bajaj Scooter, Scooter Projects

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 a […]

Bajaj scooter update 2

Posted Posted in Bajaj Scooter, Scooter Projects

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 […]

Douglas 42L2

Posted Posted in Douglas Scooter, Scooter Projects

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 […]

NZeta Scooters

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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 […]

Southern Rider Escapade

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Southern Rider Escapade 1 September till 30th November This year is our 4th annual Southern Rider Escapade. The Escapade is a bike road rally with a slight difference. You are given a route to take, and a long this route you must answer questions that are given on a question sheet. You then return the […]

The Lamchair

Posted Posted in Scooter Projects

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 ?                   I […]

Bajaj scooter update 1

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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 […]

The Electric PX

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            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 your small business here in […]

Bajaj 150 Scooter

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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 to […]

CH-CH Mods and Rockers

Posted Posted in 2011 Events

2011 Mods and Rockers This year the opportunity to attend this rally was offset by having some paid business for a Christchurch based client so it was a no brainer to take the scooter with me. An excellent day out with a ride round to little river and a look about the damage in Lytleton […]

2011 Events

Posted Posted in 2011 Events

9th January Blue Smoke & Pedals 10th annual Moped and Scooter Rally. Sunday 9th January 2011 from 10am to 3.30pm. The Narrows Park Grounds 442 Airport Rd Tamahere close to the Narrows Bridge and near Hamilton Airport. $15 entry fee.   26th March Central Plateau Scooter Challenge A group of “hardened” scooterists (myself –  Terena […]

2010 Burt Munro challenge

Posted Posted in 2010 Events

2010 Burt Munro challenge This rally, organised by the Southland Motorcycle Club, continues to be the best Motorcycle event of its kind in New Zealand. It’s professionally run and very well organised with the numbers attending just getting bigger and bigger each year. Rally Information here Register here This year they have added another event […]

New Zealand Classic Scooter Rally

Posted Posted in 2010 Events

The eleventh annual NZ Classic Scooter rally was held in Inglewood, near New Plymouth, this year at the Vertical Horizon adventure centre over Labour Weekend. Pictures here. Organised this year by Thornton Peck and helpers, Southern Scoot decided to take a look and maybe get some work done, by Mr Skoot, on the scooter at the same […]

2010 Brass Monkey

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2010 Brass Monkey 30th Brass Monkey Rally – Rally Web Site The Rally is one of the last great motorcycling adventures in New Zealand. The Rally is always held over Queens Birthday weekend at Oturehua in the heartland of Central Otago. Directions  – here   The last Brass Monkey I went to was in 1990 […]

2010 Mad as a March Hare

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2010 Mad as a March hare Be there or be a Square Hare! Photos of the ride – Here and Here The Canscoot boys organised an 1100Km ride around a few towns in the central mainland and on the west coast and I went along for look. Being the first long road trip for the PX200, I decided […]

2010 Events

Posted Posted in 2010 Events

2010 Events   January 10th Ruapuna Raceway Christchurch Casino Lady Wigram Revival is happening the weekend of 8 -10th January and the Canscoot boys are going to add a bit of class to the event with a lunchtime cruise around the track on the Sunday. Drop them an email ASAP if you are keen to […]