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Editor: Stan Bates Email: stan@scootering.com Publisher: Tim Hartley Publishing Director: Dan Savage Art Editor: Kelvin Clements Designers: Michael Baumber, Charlotte Fairman, Tracey Markham, Fran Lovely Production Editor: Pauline Hawkins Con
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How (not) To Make An Ss
There are no shortage of SS90 clones out there, in fact it’s now possible to buy just about every special part off the shelf, something unheard of only a few years ago. Unfortunately, parts are only part of the equation. As Dave Maher of London Scoot
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Queen Of The Road
The recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations have set me thinking about my own brush with 1950s technology. Once upon a time I owned an LD, having bought it partially restored with the intention to finish it off. I didn’t manage to actually finish it but
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter: Tribute. In memory of my late father’s army service in Malaya. Scooter model: Lambretta GP200. Time to build & by who: Altogether around seven years with a lot of help from David Payne. Kit: RB250 reed valve. Crank: 60mm. Carb:
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King of The Scots Kelso, June 2-5, 2022
It’s been too long since I scooted north of the border, British Vespa Days 2017 to be precise, so I can’t even blame Covid. With that in mind I decided to take advantage of the extra day’s holiday and make a tour of it. Ask the sat nav how far it is
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The Cibié 12v Lambretta headlight
Published in 1967, the Arthur Francis brochure was an Aladdin’s cave for the scooterist who wanted the ultimate customised scooter; as well as various engine options, also on offer were items like double engine mountings, fuel injection, plus many ot
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Vespa SS90 This Is Now
Woah, slow down! Before every Vespisti in the world explodes in a ball of rage I must point out that this isn’t an original SS90. It’s an example of how convincing a replica can be and full details of how it came into being can be found in the inform
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Evo Style!
After running his own Facebook page dedicated to fantastic Armandos Specials (or Armando’s, depending which sign, brochure or poster you read!), Nick noticed that there was a distinct lack of T5 versions out there. He decided to rectify this by build
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Roy-Ally Master
This is the second scooter I’ve had the pleasure to see Dukesy about, the previous one being his gorgeous Human League green T5 featured in issue 428. For the last few months he’s been teasing ‘n’ tantalising me with progress pics. As soon as it was
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Female Police Motorcyclists
During WW1, women did lots of jobs previously reserved for men. The idea of a female police constable was unheard of until then, when there was a severe shortage of policemen. The Women's Police Volunteers (WPV) was founded in 1914 by Nina Boyle and
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Happy Memories
Went up to the national rally on the Friday with Jock from Boston and Didds from Skegness. We stopped for the Friday night, meeting up with Ja (not sure if that’s spelt correctly) who is a Punk that works with Didds). Attended the custom show on Satu
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Getting To Grips With The Black Stuff
With all this new generated power it would be a prudent move to upgrade the handling of your scooter as we all know power is nothing without control. As such, there would be no better starting point than tyres, that very small area of contact between
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When The Lights Go Out
The list of things that could go wrong with a Lambretta was almost endless, probably bigger than the Encyclopedia Britannica. However it was all part of owning a Lambretta and we just got on with whatever reliability issue was thrown our way. The ste
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Scooter Specification
Name of scooter: Batman, because my other custom scooter is The Joker. Scooter model: VBA. Time to build & by who: Eighteen months by myself. Kit: Quattrini 232/244ccm. Crank: SIP 60mm. Carb: Dellorto 28 VHST. Exhaust: FalkR Elron. Clutch: Sti
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This Month In The Garage...
Getting knee-deep in engine parts and oil isn’t everyone’s idea of scooter utopia, but it’s what I love. That moment, aged 16, when I realised the ‘inside of the engine’ on an air-cooled two-stroke was but a four-nut head removal away gave me all the
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Super Eibar
There’s barely a scooter-related outlet in the world that hasn’t featured Jaime de Prat Salomone’s epic history of the Lambretta in Spain, but no one’s asked him to talk in detail about the story behind it. We decided to put that right. What inspired
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Through The Scooterama Grapevine
One of the leading figures in the Veteran Vespa Club has recently passed away. Classic Scooterist sends its condolences to all Richard’s family and friends. What follows is a statement on behalf of the club: “It is with great sadness that I have to i
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Vespa 90ss (v9ss1t) The ABC
Production: 5309 Displacement: 88.5cc Bore x stroke: 47x51mm Compression ratio: 8.7:1 Power/revs: 6hp@6000rpm Carburetor: Dell’Orto SHB 16/16 Length: 1650mm Width: 550mm Saddle height: 745mm Wheelbase: 1160mm Weight: 77kg Brakes: 125mm dru
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Kickstart
It was announced on May 22 that Richard Dawson (‘Dicky Dee’) had sadly passed away after a brave fight with illness. Richard was one of the big characters in the scooter scene and a lifelong Lambretta enthusiast. More than that, he played a pivotal p
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Is It Time For Acceptance?
At last scooter rallies and events are back – and with them comes an alien invasion that threatens the very fabric of what is accepted as a scooter. Don’t worry, it’s not something from another galaxy threatening mankind, even though by some comments
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Custom Show Results
Best Vintage Vespa: Little Miss Havoc Best Vintage Lambretta: 683 XVT Best Lambretta: War Bird Best Automatic: Primavera Ltd Edition Best Engineered: WUF 327 Best Chop/Cutdown: Crime Best Paintwork: Calamity Jane Best Murals: INXS Bes
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Memorable Moments From The Past
I have great memories from my times with the Live Wires SC who were centred in the Rough Common area of Canterbury, Kent. The Live Wires were originally a Mod club; we met at Steve Ford’s shed in Rough Common on a Thursday night. I can still remembe
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WIN A Smart Scootering
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VVC Spring Rally
It seemed like a lifetime since our last venture out to a Veteran Vespa Club rally. So, to actually attend a normal, as usual excellent event, unimpeded by restrictions and in the company of folk who’ve become as close as family, was well overdue. It
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Extra Range For GTS?
“My name is Stan and I suffer from fuel anxiety.” There, I’ve said it. It doesn’t matter if I’m on the PX, GP or GTS – I’ve a constant nagging inside me that I’m going to run out of fuel. That’s mainly because I’m so bad at fuel management that I’m e
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Ask Dan
Got a problem your mates down the pub can’t agree on? Send it to Stan and he’ll ask Dan for his words of wisdom.(stan@scootering.com) Q: Hi, I’m emailing for my partner. He seized the TS1 kit on his Lambretta. I’m wondering if it’s possible to get
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Owner Details
Name: Michael Zocher (ZokZok). What was your first scooter and how did you first become interested in them: PX 80. All my friends got one. What do you like about rallies/ events: The good vibes, the great scooters and BEER! If you had to recommend
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Bikes of Burden: Hans Kemp
To enthusiasts the scooter is an object of veneration but for most of the world it’s simply a tool to be used, and often abused, as the circumstances require. Award-winning Dutch photographer Hans Kemp has been fascinated by the street bikes of Vietn
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Emergency Action
The origins of this project date back to 2010, when Gary bought a GP200 frame with the intention of building a clean, roadgoing scooter. “I specifically chose a GP200 frame because it’s the model of Lambretta that I’ve always loved,” he began. “I’ve
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Mailbox
Hi Stan I was very interested to read your Lexicon of Scooters about the LD150 last month. Although it’s not quite the same model I thought you might be interested in these two photos. One shows me and my brother astride a 1954 D125(?) and the other
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