Roadkill: January 2004

TS1 Lambretta
Jan. 29, 2004, 12:11 PM

ts1 We're back from the Tet holidays. More soon, very busy, but meanwhile a quick photo of a TS1 we are finishing up in the shop. It uses our PWK type 28/30 carb and TS1 tuned exhaust in stainless, dual tanks, hydraulic disc, too much to link to. Should see some great HP out of it.

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Stella tuned exhaust
Jan. 26, 2004, 1:30 PM

First results are in: a dyno test on a Stella (uses an LML 150cc 5-port reed-valve PX-type motor, same as on our M-class restos) with our tuned exhaust added reported a 32% gain in peak power along with 6% better torque, and better spread of torque. -All for just one bolt on part, and upjetting the carb to 102/104!

Pretty darn good for $145! Read more about our tuned exhaust, and check out the dyno results.

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Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
Jan. 22, 2004, 11:32 AM

Recycling last year's post:

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

Fireworks on the river last night, huge crowds, then scootering through the dark streets after midnight, with sparks flying towards you from burning incense and the new year's luck people were shepherding home from the crowded pagodas.

And, of course, we should probably also mention li xi, Ong Tao, the kitchen god, why you don't want a single pregnant woman showing up at the house today, and...

°°

We will be closed until the 27th in Vietnam for Tet (New Years). If you pay online you can still get North American orders shipped normally.

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Clotheslined
Jan. 14, 2004, 9:28 AM

That would be pretty funny if a guy on a scooter wasn't paying attention leaving a parking lot and drove straight into the exit's lowered gate and was clotheslined, now wouldn't it?

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Cold Weather Challenge
Jan. 6, 2004, 11:00 PM

The rules:

1) Must be on a scooter or moped. no motorcycles.
2) Must be a continuous ride of 10 miles or more. no logging miles thru a day.
3) distance is in miles and temp is in deg F.
4) no wind chill temps. Just the real temperature as indicated by a good source (weather channel, internet)
5) contest ends Feb. 28
6) coldest temp wins. so if you go 100 miles in 20 deg and somebody does 10 miles in 19 deg the 19 deg wins. If 2 people have the same temp the longer distance wins.
7) this is just for fun so if you want to lie it's upto you. If somebody sends me an email saying they did 10 miles in 15 deg in Florida I'll know somethings up.
8) it must be a ride you just did. don't email me telling me how last year you rode in really cold weather. Must be from 11/27/03-02/28/04

Why, of course, it's the 2004 Cold Weather Challenge. And be sure to check out the alien entrant.

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PX rear brake switch
Jan. 3, 2004, 6:18 PM

We got a little bored today, so we added some more new products. A PX rear brake switch, a holder for 10 inch hubcaps to go on regular wheels, and a nice polished S2 horn grill.

As usual, see them all magically assembled on one page of new Vespa and Lambretta parts.

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Shipping
Jan. 2, 2004, 11:17 PM

It's possible we've gone completely insane, slipped a decimal, and this is all horribly wrong, but after some more re-coding and some new rate tables for North American stock shipping, shipping:

–to the USA drops 33%
–to Canada drops 40%
–to UK and elsewhere drops 40%

We've also added an extra worldwide service from North America, namely UPS Expedited which takes a day or two longer than Express but is cheaper.

Again, this is only for shipping from North America.

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Amor Fati
Jan. 1, 2004, 1:01 AM

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“I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. Today everybody permits himself the expression of his wish and his dearest thought; hence I, too, shall say what it is that I wish from myself today, and what was the first thought to run across my heart this year — what thought shall be for me the reason, warranty, and sweetness of my life henceforth. I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor Fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.”
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