Roadkill: November 2003

Roundslide, flatslide, D-slide
Nov. 28, 2003, 4:52 PM

Some tech page additions:

—What the difference between roundslide, flatslide, and D-slide (Keihin PWK) carbs?
—How the weather affects carb tuning

We've also re-organized and updated the “What carb to upgrade to on your Lambretta?” tech note with some more pics.

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Check out your scooter
Nov. 26, 2003, 12:42 PM

It's nice if you can have your boss fly across the world and check out your scooter for you with his local staff before it's shipped, isn't it?

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Jude Law Vespa
Nov. 22, 2003, 10:43 AM

A customer writes in:

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There are three great shots of a swell looking two-tone Vespa that Jude Law rides in his role as Alfie in the remake of the famous 1960s Michael Caine flick.

BTW, received a box of goodies ordered from your site: seat cover, trims, badges, mirrors, and what not. The Lammy is looking pretty good.
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All good, thanks.

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A classic Vespa
Nov. 20, 2003, 5:44 PM

We've added a bunch of photos for our available Vespa M-class restorations.

If you are looking for a classic Vespa, ready-to-ride, you won't find a better combination of quality and price anywhere else in the world. Brand-new electric-start 5-port motors, leather seats, stainless steel trim, and other great options as standard, etc., etc., etc...

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One-wheeled Ducati
Nov. 16, 2003, 11:11 AM

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Although Bombardier says the gyroscopes are enough to balance the Embrio, the vehicle is also kept longitudinally stable by a smaller wheel that operates like an airplane's landing gear. It touches the ground when the vehicle is stopped or just starting. Once the Embrio is in motion, the landing gear will retract when the vehicle reaches about 12 mph. During braking, the gear redeploys when the vehicle slows to 12 mph.
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That should pique your interest. Take a look at the photos of this nifty machine that looks like a one-wheeled Ducati.

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Keihin PWK
Nov. 11, 2003, 4:08 PM

Let's just say that if you are going to upgrade from WIN98 to XP, you really, really, really, ought to download this memory tester software to see first if you have any bad RAM that will repeatedly kill the installation and lead to endless hours of reinstallation, swapping CDs, swapping CD readers, reformatting, and, in summa: mind-numbing frustration.

Trust us on this one. Really.

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If you've seen the new Scootering mag., it's a shame Mister B, in his otherwise handy tutorial on carbs, didn't even mention the best ones on the market these days for Lambrettas, namely Keihin PWK type. Far better than Dell'Orto and easier to set up than Mikuni. (But check the earlier Scootering review of them and dyno tests noted in our tech section.)

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scootRS has gone 2-story
Nov. 4, 2003, 8:41 AM

Breaking News: scootRS has gone 2-story.

Well, the scooters have anyway. It was either new shelves or a new shop.

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ScootRS award winner
Nov. 3, 2003, 11:38 AM

Nice email today:

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My scooter won 2 National Lambretta Club of Great Britain Awards last weekend partly due to parts purchased from ScootRS, so thanks.
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Great. Send a picture!

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Refresh
Nov. 2, 2003, 8:07 PM

Seeing spots?

A little tweak. If the left menu has little dots and looks strange, hit the refresh button.

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Riding into Baghdad
Nov. 2, 2003, 4:03 PM

If nothing else, go and see this picture today. Are they riding into Baghdad?

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Monkeying around
Nov. 2, 2003, 9:54 AM

NOTE: the stupid webhost has monkeyed with the email servers without telling us and ruined everything. Any email on the weekend bounced. We think it's fine now after 72 emails to tech support. If you emailed this weekend and it bounced back, please retry.

And we quote: “we do not believe this to have been an utter mess.” Yeah, thanks.

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