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Help with my Lambi

Postby Lamberto » Tue May 15, 2007 10:34 am

Gang,

I just confirmed what all of you probably knew already: Vespa Washington does not work on vintage Lambrettas. I'm told SCOMO in Richmond is my only option. Any idea if there any alternatives in DC? I'm having throttle problems, as well. Mine is unresponsive. Might be a loose cable, I've got to fiddle with it, but was hoping to have a professional take a look.

Want to get my bike ready for the rally. Can't wait!

Thanks.

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Postby AirborneVespa » Tue May 15, 2007 10:41 am

There are a few Lambroken owners on this board.

Jenny?

Spoffy, could you get in touch with John?

Good thing Rob isn't still here, he'd just break it more.
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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby epskalaw » Tue May 15, 2007 1:29 pm

Lamberto wrote:Gang,

I just confirmed what all of you probably knew already: Vespa Washington does not work on vintage Lambrettas. I'm told SCOMO in Richmond is my only option. Any idea if there any alternatives in DC? I'm having throttle problems, as well. Mine is unresponsive. Might be a loose cable, I've got to fiddle with it, but was hoping to have a professional take a look.

Want to get my bike ready for the rally. Can't wait!

Thanks.


Actually I think Eric told you to contact Scomo and get the number for Darren Lopez. Locally... I'd talk to Dan or John F. They're both on the board.

As much as we at Vespa Washington would rather be working on Lambrettas then some of these bloody Kymcos passing through right now---we simply have too many bikes in here to be working on vintage bikes (except for ones already hibernating here or our own).

Other than that--- buy the Sticky book for the Lambretta and some basic tools. If you don't have some basic mechanical skill (or a willingness to learn) then Lambrettas probably aren't for you.

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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby jenny » Tue May 15, 2007 3:38 pm

Lamberto wrote:Gang,

I just confirmed what all of you probably knew already: Vespa Washington does not work on vintage Lambrettas. I'm told SCOMO in Richmond is my only option. Any idea if there any alternatives in DC? I'm having throttle problems, as well. Mine is unresponsive. Might be a loose cable, I've got to fiddle with it, but was hoping to have a professional take a look.

Want to get my bike ready for the rally. Can't wait!

Thanks.


you should get in touch with darren lopez, in richmond (he's great): LopezOnTheRoad AT verizon DOT net

I'd like to organize another lambretta workshop day around here, but not sure that'll happen before the rally.

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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby Susan » Tue May 15, 2007 3:56 pm

jenny wrote:I'd like to organize another lambretta workshop day around here, but not sure that'll happen before the rally.


I need a kick in the ass to work on the Serveta. If you allow that kind of riffraff and all...
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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby jenny » Tue May 15, 2007 4:04 pm

Susan wrote:I need a kick in the ass to work on the Serveta. If you allow that kind of riffraff and all...


i'm all for it -- we may just have to sneak it by dan. (j/k) actually, maybe we could pull something together for the 26th or 27th? (lemme find out if anything else is going on that weekend.)

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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby AirborneVespa » Tue May 15, 2007 4:06 pm

jenny wrote:
I'd like to organize another lambretta workshop day around here.


Isn't that every day?
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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby Susan » Tue May 15, 2007 4:19 pm

jenny wrote:i'm all for it -- we may just have to sneak it by dan. (j/k) actually, maybe we could pull something together for the 26th or 27th? (lemme find out if anything else is going on that weekend.)


I know, eeee-vil evil Spanish bastard bike!

Unfortunately I think I have more to do than a "workshop day" would afford. The thing is literally in pieces right now.

I need to make this:

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plus this:

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equal this again:

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(she was pretty once upon a time, but not too pretty.)
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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby jenny » Tue May 15, 2007 4:25 pm

AirborneVespa wrote:
jenny wrote:
I'd like to organize another lambretta workshop day around here.


Isn't that every day?


actually, my lammy's the only scooter i got that AIN'T broken. (knock on wood)

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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby jenny » Tue May 15, 2007 4:27 pm



"we can rebuild him.... better, stronger, faster."

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Postby tv200 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:42 am

I'm gonna take a stab at it here. I think there was some slack that developed in the throttle cable, and led to the cable popping out of the stop in the headset, and consequently, most of the throttle action is wasted.
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Postby SpecialX200 » Wed May 16, 2007 10:04 am

You can do it yourself. Darren won't take a scooter in bits, from what I remember.

Get the "Sticky" manual, the Lambretta Home Workshop manual, some tools and DIY. Lambrettas are easier to work on, and have more resources for the home mechanic than Vespa. You'll do fine.
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Re: Help with my Lambi

Postby 12CI » Wed May 16, 2007 11:36 am

Lamberto wrote: Want to get my bike ready for the rally.


you've got two weeks...go!

if you get stuck, ask here.


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