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Old 10th May 2010, 13:27   #16
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Ohh yes Cento belongs to the J Range family,

J meant the Junior, there were J50, J100 and J125.
Congrats LambyMan!!
Its not a good idea to fit Lamby steering unit to CENTO,like this I my post went long,sorry some thing went wrong while loading pics of my Lambretta J125, so will come to write more about J range lambs shortly sorry

ps: In the last pic you can see the Airfilter( Delrotto) ,which you guys were discussing about.
pps: J - is nothing to do with JUNIOR, since there is no such J pronunciation in Italian language, This J is nothing but INNOCENTI

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Old 10th May 2010, 18:54   #17
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Folks, just 1 question, I have a spare handle bar from Lamby, would it be advisable to fit that onto the Cento?
Nopes,its not necessary,b'coz what you have in your Cento is the original one, Lamby steering bar, wont be a straight fit & the included angle between two holding ends are wide so there you lose ergonomics!!
To my opinion, apart from the powertrain & suspension, you have work on the Front seat ( there is some modification,which i could'nt explain)
Plz go through my J 125 pics, posted
* Just note the" Air filter" you guys were discussing about..
From the last picture> a utility box under the seat
The last but one pic > note the air filter,its under the utility box ( but you wont have this kind of UB arrangement in CENTOs, but the filter & location are same.
** Then back to J story, yes most American scooter books & sites mention it as JUNIOR, but its not so
ps: Plz note my J125 kicker shaft is broken( while this photo shoot!!)
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Old 10th May 2010, 19:06   #18
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Hey Lambyman:

Thats a great looking scooter. Here is something that is missing on your scoot. Try to look out for the Dellorto air filter.
Hi Pat,
its nice to discuss about Lambs always
The Air filter is located at the bottom, the air is drawn from bottom & comes to inlet via the said " Delrotto air filter" its a wire mesh filter with a Aluminum cup embossed " Delorotto"
Air inlet rubber hose has a" ROUND end at one side, gradually ending OVAL at Carb side ( not in pic)
* * About Fuel filter, if my memory serves right, there was "Glass bowl ceramic filters" as in our Jawa s
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Old 22nd June 2010, 13:41   #19
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Hi Powertwin,What a lovely scoot you got.....REgards,Rakesh.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 17:29   #20
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Hello Guys:

I recently started restoration on my Cento. I will post some pictures detailing it. Sorry I dont have much of before pictures.

It was a single owner bike in the original paint but some areas were badly dented and starting to rust. Hence, I had to sacrifice its originality and restore it.

The parts came back today after after painting and chroming. The engine has barely done 15k km and in very good condition, so I am not opening it.
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Old 8th August 2011, 23:16   #21
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You all make me want one (how often do the desi {SIL, that is} Centros come up for sale?). Also, TuffRyder, when will you post pictures of the painted version of yours to this forum? Actually noticed them in the Lambretta one (okay, perhaps it would be overkill).
Anyway, just out of curiosity, was the Cento produced only for the export market (considering that the Vijais were labelled as such domestically, but were sold as Lambretta everywhere else), or did SIL just not pick a name for the ones they sold here?
Oh, and on the J series thing: from what I've read, it seems that it is properly I series, but lowercase 'i' and 'j' look similar, and so they mistakenly became known as J series.
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Cento was produced here for the local market with a few changes from what was available in the international market. It was aimed at being a scooter for the women (as was PL170).

As for the availability, these did not sell much and the ones that were sold were not riden much The last 3 Centos I have come across were all in very good condition with less miles on the odo. Mine was the only second one I came across in Bangalore for sale.
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Mine was the only second one I came across in Bangalore for sale.
Hey Tuff, How about the pics of the painted Cento?
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Hey Tuff, How about the pics of the painted Cento?
Here you go. I had posted it on another thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...s-here-38.html (Lambretta scooter lovers here ?)
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TuffRyder, your cento looks absolutely stunning.. Congratulations..
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