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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:45 pm

Warkton Tornado No.1 wrote:
As for tyres, I might have an old Varnmo or John Bull you can have ;)


Maybe the old CEATs behind my shed are still OK?
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby ULC Soulagent » Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:58 pm

Lovely scoot,
My S2 had just fresh loom,cables, complete wheel set and RT 195 added
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby nsaints » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:32 pm

Very nice scooter, I’ll watch with interest.

Personally I’m a big fan of the RT small block kit having just done the Derby rally on one which is fitted with a 25mm PHBL and a BGM version 4
Bit concerned it wouldn’t pull the 4 8 final drive having listened to some advice, but it was fine
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby ToBoldlyGo » Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:28 pm

Storkfoot wrote:Tyres wise, I like the Scooter Center Michelin ACS copies. Yes, they are old tread pattern but with a three ply sidewall. They suit an original Lambretta. I can’t yet give you a full road test, having probably done less than 20 miles on mine :)


They are very good. They might look like old hat, but they don't handle like it. Probably the best tyre I've ever fitted.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby ULC Soulagent » Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:06 pm

nsaints wrote:Very nice scooter, I’ll watch with interest.

Personally I’m a big fan of the RT small block kit having just done the Derby rally on one which is fitted with a 25mm PHBL and a BGM version 4
Bit concerned it wouldn’t pull the 4 8 final drive having listened to some advice, but it was fine

Same setup as me bar it being reedvalved ;) very happy with it
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby hullygully » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:02 pm

175 / 180 thru the air box, 22/25 carb, clubman, she's gargeous :mrgreen:
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:59 am

hullygully wrote:175 / 180 thru the air box, 22/25 carb, clubman, she's gargeous :mrgreen:


Thanks. I'm really pleased with it, but it's in my mate's lockup until I sell the special I've just built (my last ever lambretta :lol: )

Initially I'm going to run it totally standard, but will probably end up with the SR kit I have, a 60/115 crank, clubman, 25phbl through a modified airbox that I also have. Nothing special, probably around 10bhp. But a lot more than a 125.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:45 pm

bsso78 wrote:I’d leave it completely alone. There aren’t that many left like that and as soon as it’s messed with it’s just another series 2


I've decided to do this, leave it completely standard. there's a tuned RT230 in my LI series 3 bitsa if i want to go a bit quicker. And I have a spare casing that I'm going to build into a 65x62 torquey, lowish power motor with the same wiring and cable interface. That way, I can swap them in half an hour and keep this one how the good lord intended. If I ever sell it, I won't be selling with a box of parts, that will inevitably get lost; I'll sell it with the original rebuilt motor, still as a 125.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:38 pm

We all hang on to those stupid little parts that we'll never use, but every now and then we find a use for them....

This old badge has been in a box above the workbench for years. The original badge was still on, but the pins had broken off and it was held on by some twisted fuse wire.

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Happy days.

Now, I need a kickstart rubber. Can't be arsed with trying to force on some stupid old perished piece of rubber, but I don't know what colour s2 rubbers were...grey or black?
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby vegansydney » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:32 am

dickie wrote:Now, I need a kickstart rubber.... but I don't know what colour s2 rubbers were...grey or black?


Always black from factory. Same with center stand boots.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:41 am

vegansydney wrote:
Always black from factory. Same with center stand boots.

Thanks.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:28 am

I need a splash plate. Does anyone have a late series 2 (same as series 3) that they'd sell? Only if it's original paint grigio alba.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby Storkfoot » Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:57 pm

Aren’t all series 2 splash plates different to S3?
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:15 pm

Storkfoot wrote:Aren’t all series 2 splash plates different to S3?

I think the last s2 are same as s3. They have s3 style stand fixings so it makes sense.....I think, but I'm really not confident.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby Storkfoot » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:08 pm

You live and learn :D
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:35 pm

Headlamp reflector is goosed but I can't find an identical one. Does anyone know where I can find one?

There was an old reflector in my boxes of stuff that I have managed to make work but I'm not really happy with it. So it's either new identical CEV one or get it re-silvered but that's going to cost near to £100!

Are these type with notches normal? New to me, but I don't have much experience with series 2.


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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby Storkfoot » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:40 pm

Double sided tape and silver foil it works and you can’t tell through the glass.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:43 pm

Storkfoot wrote:Double sided tape and silver foil it works and you can’t tell through the glass.

I don't really like the idea but at a cost difference of about £99 I'll give it a whirl.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby dickie » Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:27 pm

I've found a couple of things when rebuilding the front hub.

First was that the spindle was way too tight in the bearings. I had to really whack it to get it out but it's straight as a die. 10 minutes with some emery cloth and it's a sliding fit.

Second is that the spacer tube is missing. Having gone through my big box of shit, I thought I'd found one, but I'm not sure that it isn't just a random piece of tube I have lying about.

Can anyone confirm the dimensions please? Mine is:
14 inside, 18 outside, 64.7mm long.

Thanks.
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Re: Series 2 survivor

Postby hullygully » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:18 am

as long as it slides onto the spindle, the main dimension is the length as it acts as a spacer between the 2 x bearings bud
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