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Old 4th August 2008, 22:47   #16
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Sidman.. if you're into scooter modification ie., for more power you have pretty good options in Europe and UK but parts are expensive. I had a Chetak in 2000 - 2001 it was hopped up and pretty fast for a scoot, almost as fast as a RX135 ideas of course came from some scooter forums in the west.
Thanks for the leads you provided on electricals and electroplating! If I get my hands on a Vijai Super, I'd do to it what you did to your Chetak!
I'm not looking at making my 1970 model a rocket, just a few tasteful modifications and better performance and reliability. IMHO, the Lambretta (specially API Lambretta) LI 150 Series 2 has a few shortcomings:
Dim lighting, weak horn because of 6 volt electricals
Insufficient engine cooling
Handles rougher road conditions badly
Tailpipe too low, careless riding can knock it loose or damage it
Front seat could be more comfy. Pillion seat is ok
Noise, rattling and parts getting loose
No petrol gauge

If some of these shortcomings were addressed, this bike would be more of a pleasure to ride.
The weak electricals problem is solved with the 12V stator plate, battery, and halogen bulb.
Engine performance can be improved by getting a bigger under-seat air scoop, and a K&N air filter.
Suspension can be improved by using good shocks like Escorts on the rear, with dampeners for the front wheel. I'd also try to increase the ground clearance, specially at the rear. Not sure about how to do it though.
Most of the smaller parts like screws, nuts, bolts, and other factory parts that hold the bike together are either low quality, or badly worn. Replacing these, and using good quality rubber beading can reduce the rattling problems.
Still working on the other things like seating and gas gauge.
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Anyone from Bangalore who can tell me where I can get my motorcycles/scooters sandblasted and how much it would cost approximately. I own a relatively new 1980 Lamby which is in stock condition but needs a thorough paint and chrome job. I plan on starting work on it after a few other projects that I have in hand. I plan to work on all my bikes ground up, hence the sandblasting. This scooter is going to be used on a regular basis, so I want to do most of the alterations that Sidman had suggested and also a thorough job, so that I dont need to bother about the body work for a long time.

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Anyone from Bangalore who can tell me where I can get my motorcycles/scooters sandblasted and how much it would cost approximately. I own a relatively new 1980 Lamby which is in stock condition but needs a thorough paint and chrome job. I plan on starting work on it after a few other projects that I have in hand. I plan to work on all my bikes ground up, hence the sandblasting. This scooter is going to be used on a regular basis, so I want to do most of the alterations that Sidman had suggested and also a thorough job, so that I dont need to bother about the body work for a long time.

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Sent you a PM about some places in B'lore. Hope it helps.
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HI,am very glad to read about your lambretta restoration,out here in goa we have quite a few still in great running condition.

I read about your stator rewinding at ruby auto electricals,well i have been looking out for long for someone who can do it for my karizma since i do a lot of night riding,could you pls give me their telphone number and name of the contact person so that i could communicate with them.

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Default update on my 60 s2

Reverting to my earlier posting on restoring my 1960 s2 Li 150:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/919514-post8.html

The body panels, after much delay, are undergoing tinkering right now. The mudguard had already been done before though. 'looks like quite a good job he's done on it!
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Reverting to my earlier posting on restoring my 1960 s2 Li 150:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/919514-post8.html

The body panels, after much delay, are undergoing tinkering right now. The mudguard had already been done before though. 'looks like quite a good job he's done on it!
Thats a thorough job on the mudguard! Do I see the welder closing up the holes on the legshield? In that case, you won't be able to mount a retro-looking rexine bag on the bike. BTW, I found someone who still makes those bags here (only on order, though).
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Thats a thorough job on the mudguard! Do I see the welder closing up the holes on the legshield? In that case, you won't be able to mount a retro-looking rexine bag on the bike. BTW, I found someone who still makes those bags here (only on order, though).
Well, those holes are anyways not correct for the rexine bag- it has holes in different positions, as can be seen on my other lambretta here:
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Thats a thorough job on the mudguard! Do I see the welder closing up the holes on the legshield? In that case, you won't be able to mount a retro-looking rexine bag on the bike. BTW, I found someone who still makes those bags here (only on order, though).
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Well, those holes are anyways not correct for the rexine bag- it has holes in different positions, as can be seen on my other lambretta here:
There really aren't any correct or incorrect hole placements - it is an after market accessory, and can be fitted where ever desired
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Thats a thorough job on the mudguard! Do I see the welder closing up the holes on the legshield? In that case, you won't be able to mount a retro-looking rexine bag on the bike. BTW, I found someone who still makes those bags here (only on order, though).
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Sidman and Stanher All the very best wishes for your Lambretta restoration projects. You guys must have done loottof study and sourcing, and must have come across all control cables with teflon inner lining/ inserts. If not, then try and use please. these give light operational feel.
Best wishes again
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Sidman and Stanher All the very best wishes for your Lambretta restoration projects. You guys must have done loottof study and sourcing, and must have come across all control cables with teflon inner lining/ inserts. If not, then try and use please. these give light operational feel.
Best wishes again
Thanks for the tip. Where are these cables available btw? Are they available at lambretta dealerships?

Anyways, an update on my lambretta's resto, although I admit there isnt much as the work is going on very slowly!
The body/chassis is yet to be scraped of the paint.

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Good news is that Ive finally got a set of nearly all the original Innocenti S2 parts. The side-panel badges are repro moulds but nevertheless look as good as the originals and serve the purpose at present.

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'will be ordering a floor beading set shortly.
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Sidman and Stanher All the very best wishes for your Lambretta restoration projects. You guys must have done loottof study and sourcing, and must have come across all control cables with teflon inner lining/ inserts. If not, then try and use please. these give light operational feel.
Best wishes again
I had read about these cables, but was not sure if they were available here. I am looking for them here in B'lore. Apparently, you should not apply grease on the cable if using teflon lined cable covers. Let us know if we can get these cables locally.
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Thanks for the tip. Where are these cables available btw? Are they available at lambretta dealerships?

Anyways, an update on my lambretta's resto, although I admit there isnt much as the work is going on very slowly!
The body/chassis is yet to be scraped of the paint.

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Good news is that Ive finally got a set of nearly all the original Innocenti S2 parts. The side-panel badges are repro moulds but nevertheless look as good as the originals and serve the purpose at present.

Attachment 53844

'will be ordering a floor beading set shortly.
I thought the normal practice is to completely disassemble the scooter during the repainting stage, as that is what I plan to do. Are you going to overhaul the engine? Would be a great time to do so, make sure you get the cylinder and silencer chamber cleaned/stripped of carbon residue. Are you going with the stock 6V electricals? Didn't I supply you a floor beading set?
I also see that you procured a Lamby 150...pictures please!
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Hi Sidman, what's progress with the restoration of your Lambretta? Is it in for body work yet..
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Hi Sidman, what's progress with the restoration of your Lambretta? Is it in for body work yet..
The major work has not yet begun. Have been busy with other things. Hope to kick things off during October.
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Are you going to overhaul the engine? Would be a great time to do so, make sure you get the cylinder and silencer chamber cleaned/stripped of carbon residue.
I did think of doing so but Rashid Mody told me not to open it up for now.

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Are you going with the stock 6V electricals? Didn't I supply you a floor beading set?
'soon as I read this, I just searched the whole carton of parts oyu sent me, again. I didnt find any beadings for the rear floorboards, the "zigzag" ones. I did get the ones you supplied for the front though.
Yes, maintaining the same electricals.

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I also see that you procured a Lamby 150...pictures please!
Sure, but it'll have to wait! Incidentally, I'm not very interested in keeping that scoot, now that Ive got an innocenti lambretta!

BTW have you fitted that API badge I sent you?

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