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Old 7th December 2008, 22:43   #31
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Please keep me informed as well, as if otherwise I could ask SA to get me one by then.
I searched a lot of spares dealers at JC Road, nobody has Escorts shocks for Lambrettas. Does Escorts have some kind of code/serial number for this product? One shop said he can get a full-black pair of shocks for me next week, on payment of 500/- advance. Stanher, I guess you better ask SA for help on this one. The spares shop where I get spares has Gabriel shocks for Lambrettas, not sure how good they are.
SA7VA5, can you tell us if its possible for us to get these shocks from Delhi? Please send PM if you'd prefer. Also, my spares dealer does not have petrol tanks. You might need to source it from a junked vehicle, or you can get it fabricated (I guess).

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I saw this in google :
http://www.adhuniksales.com/scooter-...htm#suspension
Scooter Parts Exporters India | Scooter Auto Parts Exporters India | Scooter Parts Manufacturer India | Original Scooter Parts Exporters
you may inquire in madras/coimbatore (aditya/alagendran) too na?
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Hey Team,

Am attaching more pics of the Lambretta body work in progress for your viewing pleasure.

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Man you are bringing my childhood memories back. Lambretta is the two-wheeler I have learnt driving on when I was in 6th Standard. We had green (pista) color Lambretta. In those days car was not affordable, so my father got the side car to carry our family of 5 and cargo/kirana/etc at times. I remember once for fun during a family gathering we were about 9 people on this vehicle (with side car) and it pulled all of that load without any trouble. Now I understand what torque it must be producing. Amazing vehicle!

My father decided to sell it after his retirement, mainly b'cos the only mechanic who was servicing Lambrettas in Nagpur stopped servicing Lambis because he was getting old and his son was not interested.

I wish you all the best with your project!
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SA, the tinkering looks excellent on your scoot boss! 'hope it's all done in time though, unlike as in my scoot's case!!

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In those days car was not affordable, so my father got the side car to carry our family of 5 and cargo/kirana/etc at times. I remember once for fun during a family gathering we were about 9 people on this vehicle (with side car) and it pulled all of that load without any trouble. Now I understand what torque it must be producing. Amazing vehicle!
Speaking of side-cars, I heard that people eventually stopped using them as they were declared illegal? Is this true?

@autocop: was your scoot pista green or parrot green?? The latter I found to be common among single colours. An uncle of mine had one in the 70s, sold in '86.

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In those days ofcourse it was legal. I am not aware of any recent developements/changes in rules. Even now attimes I see a Honda-Activa here and there with a sidecar. I would think its still legal.

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Hey Team,

Am attaching more pics of the Lambretta body work in progress for your viewing pleasure.

Cheers!
Which color; would be of your "Bike"

Good work till now.cheers:
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Hey!

Thanks everyone for the good wishes.

My machine is going to wear Lechler New White (original italian shade) and British Racing Green on the two side covers and nose post restoration.

Thats what this machine came originally in.

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Wow, now am getting nostalgic this is the scooter in which I learnt to drive, when I was in class -III, my dad had one, before it was sold off it was in blue and cream. Memories...
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In those days ofcourse it was legal. I am not aware of any recent developements/changes in rules. Even now attimes I see a Honda-Activa here and there with a sidecar. I would think its still legal.
Im quite sure it is still legal, though it needs to be endorsed in the RC book.
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In those days ofcourse it was legal. I am not aware of any recent developements/changes in rules. Even now attimes I see a Honda-Activa here and there with a sidecar. I would think its still legal.
Activas with side-cars??! This is news to me! I've only seen a few with an extra wheel on either side for physically challenged people.
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We are not talking about the tank-like (Yeh dosti hum nahi chodenge )side-cars we were used to see those days. The side-cars these days are mostly light weight, most probably made from fiber. Activa does manage to pull those.
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Im quite sure it is still legal, though it needs to be endorsed in the RC book.
Im not sure about the exact laws but you cannot get sidecars endorsed anymore (at least in Bangalore). I wanted to get a sidecar fixed to a vijay super but the RTO official simply refused by saying it is no more legal as it is considered dangerous. The only way out is to get it registered as a vehicle for the differently abled person. This is one reason any scooter or motorcycle that has the sidecar endorsed in its RC book sells for a premium. I missed one such scooter going for real cheap in Mumbai because of my ignorance.

I recently completed restoration on my 1974 Lambretta Li150 II, just a few cosmentics left to be put up. The painter stuck the registration numbers on the wrong side where the monogram goes so that has to be removed and touched up. Also, Im looking out for the monograms that go on the side panels and the grill like thing that is below the rear seat. I'l post pictures as soon as I get these small things sorted out. Is it possible to get white-walled tyres? I heard a few were available in coimbatore a while back. Although probably not standard on my model, it would just add to the aesthetics. I have not painted it in original colors, it is off-white/cream and brownish-marroon (pardon my ignorance with the exact colors )

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I recently completed restoration on my 1974 Lambretta Li150 II, just a few cosmentics left to be put up.
We want photos....please! When did you get this scoot? The Lamby 150 still around?
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SA7VA5 nice project hope to see these painted and back to the excellent shape. Lambrettas became more and more indigenous by 1968 and many Italian parts were swapped for Indian ones. The fuel and choke levers originally in metal became ones in plastic and so on.The white dialled, red needle, speedo with its plastic cover went away and in came the black dialled Yenkay speedo. The Yenkay had a glass cover and was long lasting. The white dialled Italian one used to turn yellow blurring the digits and read-out, due to the vagaries of weather. The Vespa 150 Italian, white dialled speedo too turned yellow.
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