Roadkill: May 2010

Sneak preview - can you guess what it is?
May. 25, 2010, 10:21 AM

Here's a sneak preview of a new, completely world unique item coming soon:

new item

Can you guess what it is and what is so special about it that it will save many people hundreds of dollars?


@puxxie
looks like a front disc brake for lambretta?

That's right but we already do one so that's not the special aspect. Hmmm...


As a few people have guessed now, it is a standard Lambretta inboard disc brake but for drum links, not disc links. That means it can easily be fit to most scooters as-is. No longer will you need to find and buy expensive disc links; no longer will you need to go through the painful process of changing links (or hiring someone to do it). If you want to add front dampers, just use a damper add-on kit.

When finished, we'll add this item onsite. And congratulations to the first person who emailed us with the correct answer and is getting a free one!


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Serveta Lambretta model differences
May. 13, 2010, 1:13 PM

Was looking up some info on Serveta Lambrettas and came across a very useful old post by Robert from Spain:

Jet 200s came in a variety of guises:

  • Front mudguards were LI type, as is the horncast (except for those not fitted with a chrome ring).
  • Side panels were:
    • Up to '71-72, equal as SX200. When innnocenti closed down, first supplies of discs dried up, and panels later on. 1972 seems to be the year they changed panels to plain Li-type with the "200" go-faster stripe in black.
    • From '72 on the panels were Li-types with handles.
    • An in a later evolution up to the end of production they came with clip-type panels fitted.
  • Headset and switches, that's another story.
    • From early 80s till end of Jet production (1982) design was revamped to "Series 80" type, with SX-type headset but with fiberglass horncast and mudguard.

1982-83 when the Lynx appeared, frames were still being stamped as "SX200", and lynxes began by SX200-56***. Late Lynxes had the SX200-86**, and I've seen an "SX200-89***"

The Lynx-series as it is was very short-lived, no more than 2 years as Serveta went bust. From then on, it was the same scoot but was called SX200 and SX200e ("e" stood for economic, so points ignition, no turn signals, no rear view mirror -optional- and fewer stickers).

Bear in mind that Serveta in Spain went bust 3 times (end of 70s, mid 80s and late 80s) and suffered from a factory move from Eibar to Amurrio from 1986 on, so components were searched in the parts bin and fitted in an..., er, anarchic way. That explains why my 1988 Lynx has points ignition, a Series 2 front hub but with S3 backplate and the magflange has provision for electric starter.


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Rally round the flag
May. 12, 2010, 6:27 AM

Just to mention a few scooter rallies coming up:


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Complete Lambretta rubber-floor set $79
May. 10, 2010, 8:22 PM

Lambretta rubber - floor set

As promised, we've put together our complete high-quality Lambretta rubber-floor sets. For now there are 2 types, LIS/TV/SX and GP. When we finish the LI mudguard rubber we'll add that type too.

A set is currently only $79! A similar set elsewhere would be lower quality at double the price!

You can choose Gray, Black or a “Gray - black” option that is all gray except with a black kickstart and black stand feet like original. Unlike other places, we've included the floor strips because if you're buying all the other colored trim it only makes sense you'll want those too.

Sets include the following colored rubber/plastic:

  • Stand feet
  • Kickstart
  • Horncast
  • Mudguard-horncast
  • Mudguard-legshield
  • Legshield beading
  • Grips
  • Brake pedal
  • Air scoop
  • Panels
  • Floor strips
  • Floor channel inserts
  • Bridge (front/rear)
  • Frame plugs
  • Rear light

For buffers and other little rubber items you will need, see all of our Lambretta rubber.


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Recent customer comments
May. 8, 2010, 5:59 AM

A few customer comments and emails recently. In the USA someone was asking about our modern Vespa GTS parts:

Vespa GTS seat coverab-scoot wrote:
I found these seat covers the other day, but have not tried them yet myself:

http://scootrs.com/results.cfm?q=seat

Has anyone ordered from ScootRS before? They have a variety of seat covers in both leather and vinyl (along with other parts) at a really good price...

I have ordered from them a few times, though I'm in Europe if that matters.

The seat cover fits well, and the quality is OK. I also ordered [Vespa GTS] heavy bar end weights and stainless steel floor strips. No problems so far. The prices are good and shipping costs reasonable.

And an email update from Australia about a Lambretta scooter we did:

Lambretta GP200Hello 2 years since i had my GP200 ref no 215, had no problems.

Thanks again.


And a comment from France about our tubeless rims:

Bonne surprise vient de l'ensemble Michelin S1 et jantes tublesse V3 ScootRS. C'est dingue mais ça change tout, c'est comme sur un nuage avec la super sensation d'avoir des roues mieux équilibré vif et stable a la fois.

Glad to hear you like how well they ride. In the original Scootering review in 2004 they actually noted that our tubeless rims are “both sufficiently true and a much better fit on a Lambretta hub than many of the poor-quality pattern Lambretta split-rims currently available”.

And finally an email from Austria:

Ordered last Sunday, package arrived today. Everything perfect, exhaust looks phenomenous.

Wow, you know your English is good when you can make up words like “phenomenous”. Perfect!


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Vespa VBB arrives
May. 4, 2010, 9:41 AM

Vespa VBB

A recent Vespa VBB customer wrote in to say he got his scooter registered after a bit of document wrangling:

It takes 1 hour and $50CAD to clear customs. It takes 30 minutes and $115CAD to get the bike registered.

Thanks for everything, you guys make a truly great product and I'm having a ball riding around town.

Glad to hear you're on the road and enjoying your Vespa!


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Oops and cool
May. 3, 2010, 8:40 PM

Oops: we were updating some pages and sent the wrong one up before it was all finished. So now we're working in real time to finish things and a few bugs around the edges.

Cool: the unfinished changes are to the product category pages. There's a new layout and style, and clicking on options will pop up product info on the same page. There are also new stock tag icons to indicate product stock levels but they are NOT accurate yet, so ignore them.

Again, several things to fix still so things will change as we continue to fiddle...


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