Roadkill: July 2009

Shopcam
Jul. 25, 2009, 10:02 AM

Shopcam A couple of shopcam photos of restorations we forgot to post a few weeks ago.

One is a nice bright blue Lambretta GP200 while the second is a Vespa VBC Super we did with our purty little VBC/Rally/Smallframe speedometer in place.


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Best quality rear lights for Vespa VBB, GS, VLB, SS180
Jul. 24, 2009, 11:43 AM

Rear light Vespa VBB, GS Rear light Vespa VLB, SS180
We just updated our 2 Vespa rear lights for both VBB-GS and VLB-SS180 models.

Our Vespa VLB-SS180 rear light is completely new. It is a high-pressure casting of the original. Perfect.

Our Vespa VBB-GS rear light was already a high-pressure casting but, as with our new VLB-SS180 type, all the internals are now done exactly as original. We've made all the molds for the little plastic bits, reflective bits, etc.

Pop up the photos to see the details for yourself. Both are currently only $49, as are versions to make your PX classic looking.

Here's the blurb from the product page explaining why these scootRS rear lights are the next best thing to NOS:

1) This item is a high-pressure cast duplicate of a SIEM original and completely made inhouse by scootRS. The ones from Vietnam and Thailand and other Asian markets are cheap sand cast ones. Sand casting is rough and imprecise (also weaker but doesn't matter much here).

2) Polished alloy always looks good unlike chromed ones - especially chromed sand cast alloy or cheap plastic Italian repros which don't hold chrome well. Chrome looks nice at first but will then chip or rust and look bad whatever the type. Our scootRS high-pressure casting will always polish up beautifully.

3) The INSIDE is like original, with original wiring modules and reflective metal backing. All the cheap repros are made and wired wrong in various ways, nothing like original, and use plastic backing that melts. You'll notice they usually don't show you the inside.

4) Great price! For example, the one metal Italian VBB-GS repro that is almost as good as ours (except not as original or well made) is a crazy $195!

(Let's summarize for anyone who has been misinformed to think Italian parts are where it's at: Italian cheap plastic, or metal but not as good and $195. ScootRS better quality, like original, only $49.)


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Lambretta LD parts - better quality, lower price
Jul. 12, 2009, 4:52 PM

Lambretta LD seat cover Lambretta LD badge Lambretta LD fork link coversFor you Lambretta LD owners out there, here are a few recent items we've made that are not only better quality than anything from Italy, but will also save you about 60% or more off the incredibly overpriced Italian items.

First up are our high quality Lambretta LD seat covers with pad included for only $39. The Italian ones are almost double but low quality.

Next up are Lambretta LD badges for rear gloveboxes and panel scoops. Only $9/set.

Finally, Lambretta LD fork link covers in stainless steel. Ours are $12.50/set, while Italian remakes are only chrome (and will thus rust and flake) but over $50!!!

See the entire Lambretta LD parts section for panel handles ($24 vs. $60 from Casa!!!), rims ($15.50 vs. $45 from Casa!!!), gloveboxes...


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Vespa PX210E badge
Jul. 9, 2009, 3:58 PM

Vespa PX210E badge Is your Vespa PX200 Malossi or Polini tuned?

If so you'll need this great Vespa PX210E badge we've made. Only $8.95!

While we were at it we also made the PX200E badge.


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More website improvements
Jul. 8, 2009, 10:08 PM

We've improved a few more things on the website to make it easier for you to handle your scooter parts orders while wearing an adult diaper in the privacy of your own basement:

  • We updated the “What model?” page to cover everything so that you can more easily figure out what fits what. Now includes 10 different Vespa categories! Lambrettas seem almost Cartesian in comparison.
  • We've tweaked your Account/Order history page so you can do most anything you need there now. For example, we've included a way to change items if you ordered the wrong part type. You can also request an order update there in case the shipping staff fell asleep. (Your request actually rings a bell in our office attached to a long string.) And other “stuff”.
  • We tweaked the Help page to cover these things a little better too.

Basically, if you have to get up and put some clothes on, or email to change something, we haven't set something up correctly.

Hope it helps. Let us know if any problems.


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Female? Vespa? IPhone? Go here...
Jul. 6, 2009, 1:49 PM

Female? Vespa? IPhone?

If you answered yes to all 3, go here for your iPhone Vespa wallpaper in red or blue.


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