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Restoration And Maintenance

[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 2,279 views]
Small Victories

Not every wrenching exercise needs to be an engine overhaul. Case in point: replacing a $2 length of fuel pipe has solved my leaky gas woes.

Restoration And Maintenance

[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 2,558 views]
Modern Vespa Drum Brake Adjustment

Maureen’s back with a simple but important maintenance consideration for all four-stroke Vespa owners and machines with a similar set-up: How to take up the slack and adjust your rear wheel drum brake.

Restoration And Maintenance

[28 Mar 2011 | 4 Comments | 16,362 views]
Vespa Fully-Hydraulic Disc Brake Upgrade

I’ve just upgraded my semi-hydraulic Vespa set-up to a fully-hydraulic brake. Take a look inside to see how it’s done.

Restoration And Maintenance

[24 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,777 views]
Vespa Brake Fluid Maintenance

I’ve got hydraulic brake fluid on my mind this week. So it’s great timing to unearth the latest four-stroke Vespa maintenance video from Maureen in Florida – when and how to service your brakes.

Restoration And Maintenance

[23 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,517 views]
Vespa Semi-Hydraulic: An Update

Experienced scooterists have said it. If you want to upgrade to disc brakes, skip semi and go for a fully hydraulic set up. Now I’ve learned it too.

Restoration And Maintenance

[16 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 4,147 views]
Replace A Vespa P-Series / Stella Front Shock

If you’re like me, you may be using the advent of spring to attend to a few maintenance matters on your bike. If you’re a Vespa P-series owner or a Genuine Scooter Company Stella owner one matter on your list may be a new front shock absorber.

Restoration And Maintenance

[15 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,698 views]
Spark Plug 101

The humble spark plug. A more important beast in your scooter than I have been giving it credit for. Learn the basics inside…

Restoration And Maintenance

[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,541 views]
Take a Lambretta apart, put it back together again

I spent a frustrated hour last night fighting the fading sun and incoming cold attempting to run a new front brake cable (inner wire and outer sheath) through the steering column of my Lambretta. Thankfully there’s help out there.

New To Scooters?

[7 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,282 views]
Bang!!!

As I found out at the end of last week, that’s the noise you can hear when your spark plug works it’s way loose.

Restoration And Maintenance

[1 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,750 views]
Shake, rattle, and roll – part one

With the main day-to-day running issues of the engine and electrical now running relatively smoothly, it’s time to turn my attention to the creaks, shakes, rattles and rolls of the thirty-five year-old bodywork on the Lambretta.