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    Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:28 am

    What floats yer boat scooter wise?

    I dont really have a favourite, but i think jeremy Howletts custom scooters kind of top them for me.







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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by Dean on Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:30 am

    cant stand em!
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:33 am

    Some look gash with all the engraving, BUT these look awesome. Its like some mod style scooters look sh*** but some look fantastic.
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by ttscshaggy on Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:02 am

    Im with dean. I cant stand engraving. I also dont like chroming and gold plating

    I like the technical wowness of some scooters more.

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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:05 am

    I like most scooter really, i really do like trick parts and one off's. I find thing like power valves, watercooling, machining a motorcycle cylinder to fit a lammy cassing etc etc really interesting.
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by ttscshaggy on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:43 am

    Yeah , I love stupidly modified engines.

    check these beastly smallframe engines






    Theres also a german guy with Honda GP 125 barrel mounted onto a smallframe engine pulling 40bhp !! Shocked Shocked
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by Skajosh on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:59 am

    Shaggy's got the right idea Very Happy
    I really love smallframes and don't ever plan to get rid of my special now, i right love old ones with the original paint which has been saved.
    However, i still love the customised ones Smile
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:26 pm

    affraid WOW! that is one cool smallframe.

    I really like tunned up Jets, the suite being beefed up more than italian scooters.



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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by wezly on Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:48 pm

    I like anything that's well engineered, or a bit different from the norm. Alot of scoots at shows seem to have all the same off the shelf engines and parts bolted to them, i prefer to look at something more developed, even if it doesn't have a pretty paint job. Them smallframes above are smart.
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by JamesD on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:15 am

    has anyone seem them targa twin engines? - i know they're not exactly custom scooters, but its a superb piece of engineering! - http://www.mikephoenix.co.uk/#/targa-twin/4536775575
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by Wally on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:41 am

    JamesD wrote:has anyone seem them targa twin engines? - i know they're not exactly custom scooters, but its a superb piece of engineering! - http://www.mikephoenix.co.uk/#/targa-twin/4536775575

    Yea I remember seeing the specs in scootering - they make an Amazing noise! I love you I love you I love you


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    Post by wezly on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:39 am

    They sure do! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn_jd2OwrQo
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    Post by Skajosh on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:42 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nualabugeye/5538638544/

    I'm not really one for chops, but this always got me dunno why Smile
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by Dean on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:49 am

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/124993/extreme_vespa_with_750ccm/
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:05 am

    There was a rev off between PM tunnings twin lambretta and a targa twinat the euro lambretta. Glorious sound!


    The PM one kicks out about 80 horse power.
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by ttscshaggy on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:45 am

    80bhp ? I find that hard to believe.
    What engine is it .
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    Post by wezly on Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:39 am

    Its a twin auto designed and built by PM, IIRC 2 x 172 mollossi kits making it 354cc!!

    I agree 80bhp is very optimistic, i think it was turning out 54 brake last i heard, but it just ate the drive components and shredded belts on every outing. Lovely bike, just not practical.

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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by Wally on Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:56 am

    Futureshock's amazing - I'm all for the chops, I keep looking at my scoot and the angle grinder and start to have dark thoughts


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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by Skajosh on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:08 am

    I know the previous owner of the future shock, well I say I know him. Its a funny relationship i won't get into, dave riot he's called you might have heard of him wally he bothers with gemini sc in leeds. Had the future shock in his shed for about 10 years under an old dusty sheet aha. It's worth 18k now accordingly to rooben the new owner of it Smile
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by ttscshaggy on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:20 am

    Wally wrote:Futureshock's amazing - I'm all for the chops, I keep looking at my scoot and the angle grinder and start to have dark thoughts

    I know wha you mean with the grinder . My pk frame will never be the same again ! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:01 am

    Wezly, get some pics of your cylinder head on here. Very cool.

    I was just quoting the figure PM told us.
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by ttscshaggy on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:12 pm

    the engine specs makes bhp figures a bit more feasible,still a bloody auto tho.

    I think the main advantage with auto's is highly tuned engines can stay in powerband.
    I went to Mallory park circuit earlier this year for the start of the bsso series and my mate races a 77cc zip pulling something like 25bhp

    Tell you what .........Jeez there fast. Sounds impossible but they can just about keep up with grp 6 race lammies ...Unbeleivable to say the least.
    The big bend at the track my mate was doing 95mph round it. He didnt touch the brakes. he's mental.
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:28 pm

    Back on track tho...........I think Wolle's creations at Scooter and service are pretty sweet
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:07 pm

    ttscshaggy wrote:the engine specs makes bhp figures a bit more feasible,still a bloody auto tho.

    I think the main advantage with auto's is highly tuned engines can stay in powerband.
    I went to Mallory park circuit earlier this year for the start of the bsso series and my mate races a 77cc zip pulling something like 25bhp

    Tell you what .........Jeez there fast. Sounds impossible but they can just about keep up with grp 6 race lammies ...Unbeleivable to say the least.
    The big bend at the track my mate was doing 95mph round it. He didnt touch the brakes. he's mental.

    Its was mad at the euro, being an auto the drive would engage as they were revving the nuts of it. So the had it ballanced on a block of would, with a guy grabbed hold of it, every now and then the tyre would touch the ground and burn like mad! Twisted Evil
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    Re: Favourite Custom Scooter

    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:18 am

    Love this water cooled bike over on scooterotica.



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