Roadkill: March 2011

SOLD for $0.97! COUNTDOWN: Legshield badge VSC SS180
Mar. 30, 2011, 1:26 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Legshield badge VSC SS180 (Vespa SS) (V0943-SC), just sold for only $0.97!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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Review: Vespa PX hydraulic disc brake kit master cylinder
Mar. 30, 2011, 12:14 PM

Vespa PX hydraulic master cylinder kit

The brake works a treat. It’s like night and day compared to the semi-hydraulic set up, and far better than the original drum brake ever was.

That's the word on adding our Vespa PX hydraulic master cylinder kit to upgrade a semi-hydraulic disc brake kit to fully hydraulic.

First read an article about why you need it and why it is better than the standard semi-hydraulic Grimeca set-up.

Then read how to install it and if it is any good or not. (Oops, we gave that away at the top, didn't we.)

By the way, we also have a Vespa VLB Sprint hydraulic master cylinder for VLB-Rally type headsets.


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Do not drive your scooter here!
Mar. 30, 2011, 10:12 AM

If you have a nice Vespa or Lambretta scooter, please, do not drive it though this interesction:


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SOLD for $0.13! COUNTDOWN: Lambretta Legshield badge TV185
Mar. 28, 2011, 3:50 AM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Lambretta Legshield badge TV185 (L17053-185), just sold for only $0.13!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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Martin Sticky Round from Scootering Magazine
Mar. 27, 2011, 1:48 PM

An interesting Facebook post about the internationalization of scootering over the past 10 years and the need to end the seemingly constant bias and double standards of Martin “Sticky” Round from the UK's Scootering Magazine.

Parochialism is passé


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ScootRS on Twitter
Mar. 27, 2011, 12:41 PM

Check out our new http://twitter.com/scootrs design:

Twitter ScootRS

Twitter is a great way to keep up on our Countdown items and get a bargain. Every day one scooter part drops in price all day until the first person grabs it.


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SOLD for $5.71! COUNTDOWN: Vespa Rear light lens VL/VB1/Allstate
Mar. 26, 2011, 6:09 AM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Vespa Rear light lens VL/VB1/Allstate (V1835-L1), just sold for only $5.71!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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SOLD for $5.13! COUNTDOWN: Vespa Regulator LML
Mar. 25, 2011, 4:15 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Vespa Regulator LML (V0739-L5), just sold for only $5.13!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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Sales are up again - and a thank you scooter cover for $4.99!
Mar. 22, 2011, 9:55 PM

So many shops are complaining about the scooter business these days, but our sales are up this month again! We must be doing something right.

A big thank you to all our customers around the world!

And to say thanks we've put on sale a scooter cover for only $4.99! Where can you beat that for protecting your Vespa or Lambretta?

Enjoy.


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SOLD for $1.27! COUNTDOWN: Vespa Bumper front VB1/VBB stainless steel
Mar. 22, 2011, 4:50 AM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Vespa Bumper front VB1/VBB stainless steel (PV1801-SS), just sold for only $1.27!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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SOLD for $26.99! Europe COUNTDOWN: Lambretta Front and Rear seats Gray
Mar. 20, 2011, 3:05 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Lambretta Front and Rear seats Gray (L17001-GR/L17003-GR), just sold for only $26.99! This item was in our European stock.

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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How to mount a tire on a ScootRS tubeless rim in only 45 seconds
Mar. 18, 2011, 8:25 AM

How easy is it to mount a tire on a ScootRS Lambretta or Vespa tubeless rim?

Here we do it in only 45 seconds (in sandals on a lunch break). We're using a new Yokohama tire, 2 simple tire irons and some lubricant (try soapy water):

If we can do it that easily, so can you!

Going tubeless eliminates worries about sudden blowouts from punctures. ScootRS tubeless rims are proven reliable - our current version, released in 2006, has a perfect record, not a single problem rim -, and the only ones to offer modern safety but still look classically original. Only $49+.


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The 1st rule of the internet and how it applies to scooter parts
Mar. 13, 2011, 5:48 PM

A bit like Fight Club, the 1st rule of the internet is, “Don't talk about things you don't know about.” And the 2nd rule is, “Don't talk about things you don't know about.”

The 3rd rule is, “Don't listen to anyone who breaks the first 2 rules.”

Unfortunately, on scooter forums these rules are constantly broken and people are given bad advice by others who have no idea what they're talking about but, like Rilke's bird feeders, simply need to get their spittle out into the world. 

Here's a great example, aided and abetted by the admin nanny at one forum, this time protecting people from reasonably priced Vespa GTS seat covers.

  1. check around and find that ScootRS has nice-looking Vespa GTS/LX/ET seat covers for only $33 (or a bit more for Vespa GTS/LX/ET leather seat covers). 
  2. ask an intelligent question on a scooter forum: 
    I've gotten quotes from some local guys and they all seem great but want $175-$200. I found ScootRS.com this evening, and they make a GTS250 cover in the style I like, just can't believe how cheap it is at $33. Has anyone ordered from these guys before?
  3. get replies from people who have no knowledge of the item at all but tell you anyway it is impossible or must be bad quality unless you pay at least $100.
  4. the moderator censors your post of any names or links then bizarrely lock the thread so no one with actual knowledge can reply and help you.

Hmmm, what to do, beside look for an uncensored forum?

Vespa GTS seat cover ribbedFollow rule 3 of the internet and go ahead anyway given the great price and if not happy just return it for a refund.

Follow rule 3 of the internet and trust reviews by actual customers only. For example, about our modern Vespa seat covers you will read:

Vespa GTS leather seat coverHierbei handelt es sich um einen hochwertigen Bezug für die Original-Sitzbank einer Vespa GTS 125 oder GTS 250 in braunem Echtleder. Der Bezug kann relativ einfach über den originalen Bezug drüber gezogen werden und ist damit für Leder-Liebhaber eine verhältnismäßig günstige Alternative zu der Original-Ledersitzbank, die fast 500 EUR kostet. ...Der Bezug sitzt wie angegossen auf einer GTS 125. Die Qualität scheint mir sehr gut zu sein, das Service war in puncto Geschwindigkeit aussergewöhnlich.

Google translation: This is a high quality cover for the original seat of a Vespa GTS 125 or GTS 250 in brown leather. The cover is relatively easy to be drawn over the original cover over it, making for lovely leather, a relatively cheap alternative to the original leather seat, which costs about 500 EUR.... The cover fits like a glove on a GTS 125. The quality seems to be very good, the service was exceptional in terms of speed.

Or again:

I should have taken the original cover off before installing this one.

It is a good quality cover, and would look better that way.

Or read reviews by actual customers of our Lambretta and Vespa seat covers to get a good idea:

  • I'm very happy with the quality of your "high quality" seat covers, and the price is by far the best around for this quality of a seat cover.
  • I've had the leather saddles from ScootRS on my VBB for 3 years, and agree they're nicely done and durable. I would order them again.
  • I am very happy with all other purchases particularly the GS150 seat cover. Amazing quality and value.
  • Etc...

Or read reviews by actual customers of our other modern Vespa GTS parts to get a general idea anyway:

And then, after you wisely go ahead based on intelligent research, follow rule 4 of the internet: post informed feedback as an actual customer and let others know.


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Lambretta S2 for sale in the UK
Mar. 13, 2011, 3:33 PM

Here's a Lambretta S2 for sale in the UK that we noticed has some ScootRS items and says:

At about 600 miles I added an expansion chamber and modern carb from ScootRS and WOW what a difference they made.

Faster and more power, different sound too – sounds awesome.

Currently at £1550 and the auction ends in 1 day!


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Telephone call from Istanbul
Mar. 11, 2011, 12:48 PM

We just got a telephone call from Istanbul - well, OK, a customer email - that simply said:

I got my item few minutes ago.

All parts are perfect and quality.

Thanks for all, good job...

Great, thanks for the note. We have many customers in Turkey, nice to hear back from some.


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SOLD for $0.13! COUNTDOWN: Lambretta 1st gear SX200/TV175
Mar. 10, 2011, 9:42 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Lambretta 1st gear SX200/TV175 (L04025), just sold for only $0.13!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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Europe COUNTDOWN: Lambretta Rear seat Tan sold for $3.19!
Mar. 9, 2011, 1:55 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Lambretta Rear seat Tan (L17001-TN), just sold for only $3.19! This item was in our European stock.

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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COUNTDOWN: Lambretta Flywheel cover GP 2-ring sold for $7.18!
Mar. 7, 2011, 8:12 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Lambretta Flywheel cover GP 2-ring (L05005-GP), just sold for only $7.18!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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COUNTDOWN: Rack front legshield Vespa stainless steel PX sold for $26.73!
Mar. 6, 2011, 6:23 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Rack front legshield Vespa stainless steel PX (PV1832-SS-PX), just sold for only $26.73!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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COUNTDOWN: Bridge flag UK sold for $4.23!
Mar. 4, 2011, 8:42 PM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Bridge flag UK (L15054-FL-UK), just sold for only $4.23!

Countdown items go down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random part starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too!


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From the mailroom
Mar. 4, 2011, 9:39 AM

A nice email today from a customer who changed his order:

Thanks for sorting out order, really pleased with seat cover and nice to know how trustworthy you are sorting out overpaid money, credit where it's due.

Keep up the good work.

Our pleasure.


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Europe COUNTDOWN: Vespa Legshield beading stainless steel GS160 sold for $3.74!
Mar. 3, 2011, 8:57 AM

Our last Countdown scooter part, a Vespa Legshield beading stainless steel GS160 (V0904-SS-G6), just sold for only $3.74! This item was in our European stock.

Each Countdown item goes down in price 24 hours a day until grabbed by the first person, then the next random one starts. Check daily so you don't miss the next bargain too.


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