Vespa ET3 Restoration

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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by thekungfury @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:43 am

Very pretty. What’s electronic about it?
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:59 pm

thekungfury wrote:Very pretty. What’s electronic about it?


Thanks.
The ET3 signifies 3 Transfer ports and Electronic ignition instead of points.

Shit, I know.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:05 pm

Are you planning to ride it at all, once it's registered etc.?
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:11 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Looks immaculate.

I'd urge you to do a couple of hundred miles on it before selling it, just to be fair on the buyer. A proper shake down in other words.


Laugh.

Yeah I'll stick a 3 year warranty on it too.


Caveat emptor.


Wevs.


Don't be like that Tokes.
I could test it for 100 miles and it could break at 101 but it wouldn't be anything you couldn't fix at the side of the road anyway.
Vespas aren't made of granite and you always carry a toolkit and spares. Always....because they aren't modern and they aren't Japanese.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:12 pm

manfromdelmonte wrote:Are you planning to ride it at all, once it's registered etc.?


I'm going to ride it up and down my lane tomorrow.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Monty @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:13 pm

Looks F.A.B.!
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Looks immaculate.

I'd urge you to do a couple of hundred miles on it before selling it, just to be fair on the buyer. A proper shake down in other words.


Laugh.

Yeah I'll stick a 3 year warranty on it too.


Caveat emptor.


Wevs.


Don't be like that Tokes.
I could test it for 100 miles and it could break at 101 but it wouldn't be anything you couldn't fix at the side of the road anyway.
Vespas aren't made of granite and you always carry a toolkit and spares. Always....because they aren't modern and they aren't Japanese.

You've had the engine in bits, any potential problem of your making would be ironed out by a bit of use and you could sell it with a clear conscience.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by tanglerat @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Looks immaculate.

I'd urge you to do a couple of hundred miles on it before selling it, just to be fair on the buyer. A proper shake down in other words.


Laugh.

Yeah I'll stick a 3 year warranty on it too.


Caveat emptor.


Wevs.


Don't be like that Tokes.
I could test it for 100 miles and it could break at 101 but it wouldn't be anything you couldn't fix at the side of the road anyway.
Vespas aren't made of granite and you always carry a toolkit and spares. Always....because they aren't modern and they aren't Japanese.

You've had the engine in bits, any potential problem of your making would be ironed out by a bit of use and you could sell it with a clear conscience.


If our ID is going to be a proper 2nd hand dealer then he needs a conscience as wide as the gates of hell.

Tokes does have a point though ID. Stick 10 or 20 km on it yourself and anything untoward should show up. Which then gives you a chance for more playing with it.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Fvck off the pair of you doubting Thomas bastards.

Sold as seen. Perfect!
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:28 am

Took it out for a ride yesterday just to prove you buggers wrong.

It rode beautifully. Lovely gear-change, brakes and steering. Engine was smooth too.
It also made me realise how bloody fast the orange one is.

I can build Vespas I can.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by tanglerat @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:54 am

Il Duce wrote:Took it out for a ride yesterday just to prove you buggers wrong.

It rode beautifully. Lovely gear-change, brakes and steering. Engine was smooth too.
It also made me realise how bloody fast the orange one is.

I can build Vespas I can.


No, I think you've just proved us right!
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:23 am

tanglerat wrote:
Il Duce wrote:Took it out for a ride yesterday just to prove you buggers wrong.

It rode beautifully. Lovely gear-change, brakes and steering. Engine was smooth too.
It also made me realise how bloody fast the orange one is.

I can build Vespas I can.


No, I think you've just proved us right!


How? You assumed it was going to break.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by tanglerat @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:13 pm

Il Duce wrote:
tanglerat wrote:
Il Duce wrote:Took it out for a ride yesterday just to prove you buggers wrong.

It rode beautifully. Lovely gear-change, brakes and steering. Engine was smooth too.
It also made me realise how bloody fast the orange one is.

I can build Vespas I can.


No, I think you've just proved us right!


How? You assumed it was going to break.


Heck no. We assumed it was good to go - proving that by putting a few km is a good marketing/PR thing.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by tanglerat @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:14 pm

tanglerat wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
tanglerat wrote:
Il Duce wrote:Took it out for a ride yesterday just to prove you buggers wrong.

It rode beautifully. Lovely gear-change, brakes and steering. Engine was smooth too.
It also made me realise how bloody fast the orange one is.

I can build Vespas I can.


No, I think you've just proved us right!


How? You assumed it was going to break.


Heck no. We assumed it was good to go - proving that by putting a few km is a good marketing/PR thing.


Well, that's what I assumed. Can't speak for Tokes and what he was thinking, obv.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:32 pm

I think Tokey had the Red One in mind when he commented.

That one ran as well as this one when I did the shakedown.
I can't be held responsible when a fvcknut breaks my work.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:31 pm

I wasn’t expecting anything, just that you’d said you were getting it MOTed then sold. I’d have wanted to give it a really good run to iron out any gremlins that often occur. You won’t, fine I don’t care at all.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:53 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I wasn’t expecting anything, just that you’d said you were getting it MOTed then sold. I’d have wanted to give it a really good run to iron out any gremlins that often occur. You won’t, fine I don’t care at all.


I am an honest man so I shall share the karma.

Failed the MOT.

Stop laughing at the back!

1. Front brake wasn't adjusted tight enough so there was a little too much lever travel- 2 min job adjusting a bolt by 3mm.
2. Front dip and main weren't working as the bulb had moved when I was in there reconnecting the ignition switch- 2 min job
3. Stop bulb blew because front lights weren't connected- 2 min job
4. Throttle cable disconnected- the rough bastards twisted it so hard it pulled out of the barrel clip- 5 min job.

The tester was the owner of a bike shop. An old guy. A horrible know-it-all cnut. You know the type. They give you that look when you walk into the shop. Same as you get when you visit a builders merchant in normal clothes.



Anyway now you can laugh.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:11 pm

Laugh
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:21 pm

manfromdelmonte wrote:Laugh



Not you!
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Pigeon @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:48 pm

Il Duce wrote:3. Stop bulb blew because front lights weren't connected- 2 min job


Oh, chicken's tits. Just like a bicycle. Even MZs don't do that.

I can see that if I was doing these there would be a page in the thread about ripping out the whole electrical system and replacing it with my own design, which is what I did to my MZ.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 am

Ha!

PASSED!

No advisories


Yay!

Reg application going in the post today.
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:38 am

Il Duce wrote:You know the type. They give you that look when you walk into the shop. Same as you get when you visit a builders merchant in normal clothes.

Absolutely, everybody knows builders always go to the merchants in denim shorts, a tight white vest under a high-vis, some rigger boots and a shiny helmet. If you go in jeans and a white shirt, it's just soooo Village People...
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Re: Vespa ET3 Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:45 am

Careless Whisperer wrote:
Il Duce wrote:You know the type. They give you that look when you walk into the shop. Same as you get when you visit a builders merchant in normal clothes.

Absolutely, everybody knows builders always go to the merchants in denim shorts, a tight white vest under a high-vis, some rigger boots and a shiny helmet. If you go in jeans and a white shirt, it's just soooo Village People...


I'm talking about real life not your wankdreams.
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