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Yip...done it again. Gone and brought another one to keep the peppermint one company, as no one likes being alone in a cold dark shed.

Guess I can see a road trip to Wellington coming up in a few weeks time to go and collect it.

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#cryforhelp #scooteraddiction #thisisgettingtrickytohidefrommywife

 

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You sick man. Come on raglan ride end of the month? Chuck some pit bike knobblys on and you'll be set

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8 minutes ago, Beaver said:

You sick man. Come on raglan ride end of the month? Chuck some pit bike knobblys on and you'll be set

Im too much of a pussy to ride gravel roads.

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4 minutes ago, Kimjon said:

Im too much of a pussy to ride gravel roads.

So am I. But I made the event. 
 

It’s not a race. People bring shitty 50cc twist and goes. Come hoon. @cletus did major nangs on road tyres last year in the Te Uruwera ride. Slow and steady wins the race. 

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If you don't mind me asking whats a vespa worth these days? Your idea about throwing the bodywork over my scooter still is burned into my mind.

 

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12 hours ago, Kimjon said:

Im too much of a pussy to ride gravel roads.

That's a lie. I've seen your home made powered contraptions haha.

But seriously, it's low key and lots of fun (full disclaimer I've not done this particular ride but have done a few gravel adventures so I like to think I know what I'm talking about, at least a little bit).

 

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Spare wheel now mounted up front to give it a more classic look.

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Nutserts for the win!

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Fuck yeah...

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I picked up this storage box recently and today I went about installing it.

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The box came with only two (2) holes pre-drilled. I wouldn't call it a "bolt on" accessory, as it took a fair bit of fettling to get it on. But it was an enjoyable little project. I had to measure, mark out and drill 10 additional holes, make a new bracket to relocate the CDI, cut a few bits off the old battery mount, trim rubber bushings etc etc etc...

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The box holds a surprising amount of stuff, so it's a nice thing to have. So calling it a win.

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And all hidden under the rear fender.

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Nice to have, but probably won't do it to my other one.

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Did you buy another one? TF is wrong with you!? :grin:

 

oh wait this is oldschool. It’s mandatory to have 6 bikes in the shed :compress:

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8 hours ago, xsinclairx said:

Did you buy another one? TF is wrong with you!? :grin:

 

oh wait this is oldschool. It’s mandatory to have 6 bikes in the shed :compress:

Oh my, I thought this was a nonjudgemental space for fellow enthusiasts with equal amounts of OCD to support each others hopes, dreams and aspirations?

Nah just fucking with ya. Yip, the struggle is real. I have a disease...

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FYI, just discovered a life hack. That plastic guage face was so yellowed by the sun and 20 years of scratches etc it was near impossible to see through.

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This paint cutting compound had it crystal clear in about 30 seconds of rubbing (about the physical limit of my own endurance).

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Work in progress, but mostly done.

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I've fixed the brakes by tightened the steering stem/bearings as it had a terrible shudder, this is completely gone now after tightening the stem. The brakes were fine, but I skimmed them in my lathe just because and gave them a scuff up with sandpaper to help bed them in again.

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Next I'll sandblast my rack and paint it, now that I've modified it to hold the spare wheel. It had a stupid little storage container that rattled like a mains powered vibrator!

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Chop chop!

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Rack finished, works and looks awesome!

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I'll paint the tank at the same time, as it has light surface rust on the top. Then some general tidy up stuff to do etc, but all just cosmetic stuff.

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Spare wheel now a real feature, rather than it hiding away in shame under cover.

Cheap and fun way to learn about vespas.

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Hot off the press from Stevie Wonder paint works...

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It looked like this beforehand.

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Sandblasting it to get back to bare metal.

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Zinc primer, then heavy filler primer to try fill the pitting.

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Yeah/nah...okay...hmmm...fuck, cunt, shit, balls, cock! Turns out when matching paint, you should actually take a sample in with you to try match it to, rather than just saying "yeah mate, thats the one"... sight unseen.

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Take 2, I repainted it again in a different colour.

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Much better, but still a fair way off actually matching. And it came out like underseal this time, which was disappointing.

But fuck it, after repeating the "yeah mate, that's it" a second time, I just don't have it in me to go back a 3rd time to get more paint, so I can fuck it up again. So its close enough and I'm just going to live with it like that.

Hey, its better than rust, so it's still a win. 

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