Roadkill: October 2008

New website tinkering equals faster parts ordering?
Oct. 29, 2008, 3:11 PM

We've made two changes to the website that will hopefully allow you to find your scooter parts more easily.

Firstly, we've added 3 extra Lambretta search categories to the dropdown search menu so that you can now find items within only the S3 or S2 or LD Lambretta parts categories. For example, if you want to search for an exhaust specifically for S2 only, you can now do that.

Secondly, we've changed the parts menu. It's now the default one to open because you're probably here for parts and we've moved the general items into new categories so they can be easily found, as opposed to the very model specific parts which are in the middle section. All tools are now in the general tools section because we have a few specific tools only. We've also divided the Vespa and Lambretta accessories into 2 categories, one for crashbars and racks, one for the rest.

Any problems or suggestions, let us know.


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Vespa disc brake kit
Oct. 22, 2008, 3:59 PM

We sent out a note to all our past customers of our Vespa disc brake kit and have put up some feedback:

  • Vespa disc brake kitGreat performance, great to have good brakes.
  • Great stopping power and the brake was nice and easy to fit. Just as good as the Lambretta one I bought from yourselves 2 years ago.
  • Looks well made, finished and good quality.
  • I installed the ScootRS Vespa disc brake on my Vespa VBB. We did a few modifications on the headset and used a PX fork. It's working well and improved dramatically the safety features of the bike.
  • I think that braking power and control is better than the Grimeca for the Vespa PX My as the floating double caliper and the disc construction you use is much better.

ScootRS have had some real wins lately. I have in my hands two Vietnamese Vespa disc brake conversions. One is the scootRS [high-pressurecast] one and the other is a sandcast one. I'll award the scootRS 9 points and the sandcast one 5 points.

It's a quality product ready to bolt on with no need to tart it up. I'll be using it with scootRS [tubeless] rims.

Here's a photo someone sent in on a VBB with a PK fork conversion, and obviously needing a disc brake for a camping trip!

Vespa disc brake kit on VBB

We also received a couple tips which we've added to the installation page.

We still haven't put the 16mm version up for sale yet, sorry. We currently have 3 disc brake projects almost done, and that is one of them. No date yet, sorry. We'll release it when we're happy with it.


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Vespa Sprint VLB restoration
Oct. 13, 2008, 9:06 AM

Vespa Sprint VLB restoration Here's a quick photo of a scooter currently being restored in the shop, a Vespa Sprint VLB.

You'll notice a modern carb poking out in the background, sitting on a reed valve, and befitting a Polini 177cc cylinder with tuned exhaust, PX-type CDI system, and a hotrod black and red paint job.


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Our factory machinery and molds
Oct. 6, 2008, 2:19 PM

Factory machinery and molds A few more shopcam photos from the other day showing a new hydraulic press we're setting up and a few rows of just some of the various molds we use to make scooter parts for you.

As you can see just from a sampling there are a large number of molds for making all manner of items large and small. We have so many molds now we had to sort through them last week and reorganize, numbering and documenting them all carefully. When people wonder why it is that our products are much better quality than the local Asian market items, that's one major reason why. We spend a lot of money on machinery and make most items inhouse using molds to control the quality.

Speaking of reorganizing, we've recoded the website search to improve it. One problem before was it would not find an SKU if it was for a product option. Now it will find options too, and should also be a bit faster.

If you haven't noticed, you can also now search by original SKU, though that is mostly only for Lambretta parts at the moment. So, for example, if all you know is that you need 19020018, you can find it!


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Vespa LX150 floor mat stainless steel
Oct. 3, 2008, 7:34 AM

Vespa LX side panels

Here's another photo of some of our new Vespa LX150 accessories (and of course for LX125 and LX50 too) mounted on the scooter.

This photo features our high-quality floor mat made from stainless steel (as opposed to cheap chromed plastic).

Absolutely stunning! And functional too: if ever scratched, you just sand it a little and buff back to a brilliant shine again.


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More ScootRS in Europe
Oct. 2, 2008, 12:32 PM

Two nice emails today from Europe:

The goods were delivered today, and are in very fine shape. We are very happy with the quality, and correct shipment and help from your side.

Do not hesitate to use us as an contact, when people from the Netherlands want to speak to one of your satisfied customers.

And another:

Just like to thank you for such quick service. It was quicker to order and receive the goods from you than it is to order here. I'm still waiting for a UK order. Many thanks.

Great, thank you!


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Lambretta restorations in the shop
Oct. 1, 2008, 9:40 AM

Lambretta scooters in the shop Here are a few photos from the other week that we forgot to post of some scooters we have now finished:

  1. A Ferrari red and silver Lambretta with many stainless items and a torquey 250cc engine.
  2. A very stylish green and white Lambretta.

The green and white Lambretta is already posted on the Photos page; the red one will be up shortly.


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