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[5 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 436 views]
Stripping And Rebuilding Vespa and Lambretta Carburetors

Having recently gone through this exercise myself, I’d like to compliment Oregon scooter rider Jeff Allen on what has to be the most thorough guides on carb strips for vintage scooters I’ve ever seen. Jeff also deserves praise for how beautifully and thoughtfully shot the video series is.

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[19 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,773 views]
NYCS Review: How To Repair Your Scooter

We get our oil drenched hands on the latest scooter book fighting for space on your bookshelf. Does James Manning Michel’s colorful shop manual fit your needs?

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[27 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 2,954 views]
Who Needs A Garage?

From de-greasing an engine in the kitchen to spray painting on the roof, there’s something really fantastic about a local rider’s scooter project that speaks to the very heart of owning a scooter. Here’s proof that when it comes to bike restoration, a lot can be done with a little.

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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,487 views]
Let There Be Light (And Less Smoke)

The Jet 200 finally gets a long overdue overhaul, with the added benefit of lights that actually illuminate for a change.

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 3,254 views]
Winter Neglect: A Costly Proposition

Yes, it’s nice outside. But will it last? It’s time to start thinking about your snowy weather strategy. Click on inside to find out why leaving your bike to the elements may not be the best strategy.

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[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,711 views]
Swapping The Battery On A Vespa GTS

Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a grease monkey when it comes to your modern Vespa, it’s useful to get comfortable with some basic maintenance tasks like prepping your scooter for the Winter.

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[20 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,029 views]
Aftermarket Parts: A Bit Of A Gamble

Scott fits his first after-market part to his vintage Vespa and learns an important lesson about third-party replacement parts and the value of swapping out his girlfriend.

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[12 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | 3,540 views]
Chrome Cleaning Tips

After the long hard winter, my Vespa had some serious rust on some of the chrome parts. Luckily I found an effective and simple way to bring back the shine. Click on inside for how it’s done.

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[31 May 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,409 views]
The Lammy Gets A Lick Of Paint

Just in time for this Friday’s five-or-so hour run down to Wildwood, New Jersey for the first (we hope annual) East Coast Classic this weekend, the Lammy has had a splash of color.

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[25 May 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,720 views]
The Downside Of Downshifting

Scott muses over the realities of a 6 volt brake light in heavy Big Apple traffic. Is the damn thing even visible?