Roadkill: December 2006

New scooter parts and 2007 Calendar
Dec. 22, 2006, 12:47 AM

spotlights galoreWe've added a bunch of new parts that have been piling up: spotlights in various sizes and colors, a nice Vespa Tecnica badge (and other badges), nice mirrors in stainless steel and chrome, PX bumpers and drink trays and rubber panel/fender trim, and our nice Lambretta stoneguard in stainless, and more. As usual, see the new parts page.

2007 Scooter CalendarAlso, we got our 2007 Scooter Calendar back from the printer today! Looks fantastic. That means starting today every order over $100 gets the hottest calendar in all of scootering for free!



See more in: General

Share this: Email fb share | tweet

From the mailroom
Dec. 19, 2006, 11:46 AM

Couple nice emails today:

I would just like to comment on the kickstart and rear badge holder. The kickstart is of excellent quality and is fantastic value for money. I purchased a UK kickstart and for more money and is nowhere near the quality of scootRS. The badge holder again paid more for one in the UK and again quality poor. Wishing you guys at scootRS a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I will be back in January 2007 for more purchases.

And another from the UK:

p.s., thanks for all the parts I have already ordered. You guys are keeping the scooter scene alive. Big respect.

Glad you like our parts. It's nice to get such emails from the world's most knowledgeable scooter market.


See more in: General

Share this: Email fb share | tweet

Fix your seat, and get a grip
Dec. 13, 2006, 10:56 AM

double seat springs and rubber So, along with a double seat springs kit for your Lambretta, you can now get the double seat rubber stops as well (the two rubber bits in the photo that will rest on the seat post area). These also fit Vespa double seats, ours at least. At ScootRS, they're only $2.50 a set. Others sell this replacement rubber for 5 times as much!

What are you waiting for? Get both items for your seat and make it like new over the Winter. (A new cover wouldn't hurt either!)

°°

So, we saw a delivery guy riding a Vespa VBB the other week and stopped him. He said his boss had a couple. Got the number, boss said he had no idea about them, he just used them for delivery. Phoned back a couple times and he still didn't know what he wanted for them so we finally drove out to see him way, way out in Hicksville. Check them out. Numbers OK. VBC/VLB rear lights need to be changed. One has a VBC headset, but that can be changed. Assume we have to replace all internal parts on both engines because worn out and restore from top to bottom (standard practice for us). Make a decent offer...

He suddenly says he wants $6500 for one and a bit less for the other because he's heard that's what they sell for overseas.

We try to explain how insane that is. We leave 4 minutes later.

It's true: it's not here yet, but the end of Vietnam scooters is nigh. We will likely not be buying any more scooters, just relying on our (thankfully large) warehouse to fill orders.


See more in: General, Lambretta, Classic Vespa

Share this: Email fb share | tweet

Feeling racy?
Dec. 3, 2006, 10:58 AM

If you're in the UK and want to go racing on your scooter, there's a new Street Class in 2007:

Riders of full frame Lambretta or Vespa road going scooters (ideally TAX & MOT'd) will be eligible to enter the Street Class, which will be broken down into separate classes based on what kit they are using on their engine. This new class will also be open to automatic scooter riders, with a similar breakdown within the class.

As far as geared scooters go, engines must use over the counter tuning kits/parts, such as TS1, Imola, Monza, Mugello, GT or even Standard barrels. What we don't want in the Street Class is entrants on 30+bhp liquid cooled road going scoots, which would totally defeat the whole idea of this new class (though we wouldn't turn anyone away!). Cylinder and flywheel cowlings will need to be retained, and only the use of over the counter purchased exhaust pipes, such as JL, PM etc. (i.e., no one-offs) will be allowed. Road tyres must be used, with brakes and suspension limitations being as per Standard Class scooters, so hydraulic brakes at the front are allowed, including ScootRS style single outboard discs, but no rear hydraulic brakes.

For more info, contact scooterracing.org.uk.


See more in: General, Lambretta

Share this: Email fb share | tweet


« November | January »

Archives:

Categories: General, Lambretta, Classic Vespa, Honda, Modern Vespa

2000 : 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2001 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2002 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2003 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2004 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2005 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2006 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | « 12 » |
2007 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2008 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2009 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2010 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2011 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2012 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2013 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2014 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2015 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2016 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2017 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

Search Roadkill: