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Headline, Restoration And Maintenance

[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?

Restoration And Maintenance

[27 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 2,956 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.

Restoration And Maintenance

[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,490 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.

Restoration And Maintenance

[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,722 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.

Restoration And Maintenance

[20 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,030 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.

Scootering In NYC

[19 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 2,643 views]
New Garage For Wrenching And/Or Parking

If you’re looking for a space to store and work on your scooter over the coming months, Scott has just the thing for you as he enters the garage business.

Headline, Scooter Culture

[12 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 2,472 views]
NYCS Visits Munich

Three whirlwind days in Munich was all it took to see some of the nicest restored vintage Vespas I have ever seen. The Germans certainly love their scooters.

Restoration And Maintenance

[12 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | 3,544 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.

Restoration And Maintenance

[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?

Restoration And Maintenance

[11 May 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,225 views]
Frustrations Of An Amateur Mechanic

Take it from me. Don’t try and replace a clutch cable on your vintage scooter without removing the headset. It’ll only end in frustration. Read on inside.