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    Scootering Advice

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:45 am

    Since this is a forum for the younger lot, i thought it would be a good idea to start a topic which offers advice on how to get on the road. So feel free to ask any questions about what scooter is a good starter scooter and how to go about taking your tests. Cool
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by liammodsmith on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:36 am

    dont drive when its ice on the roads that how i write off my lammmy avoid man hole covers when it wet the slippy and if you've got a classic from the 60s get the electric upgraded to 12v if you want to drive in the dark
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:39 am

    If we are on about driving conditions.

    Gravel his horrible stuff Evil or Very Mad , thats how i came off mine.. Sad Sad

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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by jamievespa on Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:54 am

    Don't buy cheap tyre's would be my advice, I've got some cheap Czech ones at the moment and they're not giving me any confidence at all!
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by rhyshill1 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:08 am

    Whitewalls can be dangerous in the wet and tend to wear if you ride over 60 mph mark. Although, continental do a whitewall brand now, ive heard they are okay, much better than anyother whitewall make. Smile
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by ttscshaggy on Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:55 am

    Watch out for Diesel on the roads ! Nasty stuff . I came off my ETS because of it.

    As said get good tyres ,S1 tyres are a common choice but the newer one are crap compared to the euro ones which were bloody good.
    Scwalbe tyres are pretty decent.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Scotty90 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:06 pm

    watch out for motorbikes driving into the side off you! and if u decide it wud be the best idea in the world to ride your scooter on clethorps beech been a idiot remember to clean sand off tyres as u will end up on your arse chasing your bike down the road Razz hahah
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by liammodsmith on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:38 am

    all ways carry a spare spark plug
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Jamie on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:42 am

    take care on wet roads, i went over on mine going round a roundabout! Very Happy
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by ttscshaggy on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:15 am

    The white lines in the wet can be extremely dangerous
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by tomdavidwsp on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:52 pm

    buy a motorbike
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Jamie on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:56 pm

    What is the best methood of trimming a vespa mudguard?
    CharlieC has a nice one.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Wally on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:22 pm

    Jamie wrote:What is the best methood of trimming a vespa mudguard?
    CharlieC has a nice one.


    Best idea would be to ask mr. Angle grinder round for that. If you're just taking a little off the nose you could leave the muddy on and just make sure you cover the front wheel with something, but if you're after a major 're-profiling' then it's forks out, mudguard off and onto the bench.

    You can buy 80's style cutdown mudguards like charlies which would be a lot less pissing about than doing one yourself. Just try and avoid the fibreglass ones, as in a word: they're shite! Just be aware that I've seen them on full frame scoots with luggage racks etc and they look crap, if you're putting one on your scoot you'd need to get a few more 80s bits on it for it to look right IMO - driver screen, bradford backrest, aftermarket seat and maybe some trimmed down panels


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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Jamie on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:56 am

    I have a second hand mudguard (metal) from a friend and i was given a set of pannels today, all are being chopped, the whole bike is being matte blacked. i also have my eyes on a yankee seat and some extended forks.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Wally on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:09 pm

    Good lad!

    Although I like my chops I've never been that much of a fan of extended forks of vespa, they just seem a bit odd - my ideal would be a the frame left as is but with the arse end cut off, trimmed down panels, hugger mudguard and a centre tank, then patina'd with artistically placed 'shite' all over it


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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Jamie on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:39 pm

    im not doing any thing to the frame, just bolt ons.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:41 pm

    put some black indicator and light grills on.


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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Soph! on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:47 am

    Wally wrote:Good lad!

    Although I like my chops I've never been that much of a fan of extended forks of vespa, they just seem a bit odd - my ideal would be a the frame left as is but with the arse end cut off, trimmed down panels, hugger mudguard and a centre tank, then patina'd with artistically placed 'shite' all over it

    Haha, you've pretty much described my mum's vespa. Except with lambretta forks and painted blue and silver metalflake.

    Anyway, my riding advice, as stupid as it may seem, would be don't panic and grab and handful of front break haha.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Jamie on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:27 am

    a chrome stone guard sounds cool.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by ttscshaggy on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:33 am

    Chrome dont get you home Wink
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Jamie on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:39 am

    your right, it doesnt, but a little on the head light wont hurt. the chrome on the back is going soon.
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by Wellersmate on Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:17 am

    Best advice I could give any of you, look after it and it'll look after you. Buy the best you can afford of everything I learnt the hard way. Buy good tyres schwalbes are the best for me, a disc brake is essential if your doing good speed and touring about a good lid aswell some of the ones out there for £30 with a targetnon the side yea ya might look cool but you won't when ya face is no longer there! Most of all enjoy be safe and ring the fuckers neck!!!
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    Re: Scootering Advice

    Post by rhyshill1 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:28 am

    Wellersmate wrote:Best advice I could give any of you, look after it and it'll look after you. Buy the best you can afford of everything I learnt the hard way. Buy good tyres schwalbes are the best for me, a disc brake is essential if your doing good speed and touring about a good lid aswell some of the ones out there for £30 with a targetnon the side yea ya might look cool but you won't when ya face is no longer there! Most of all enjoy be safe and ring the fuckers neck!!!

    Open faced helmets are possibly the worst invention ever, ive seen mates come off infront of me before and mashed their whole chin/face up :/

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