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David Atkinson's Discussions

Reconnaissance Ride for Sydney Club Escort

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jan 4. 1 Reply

Today I did a quick 500-km reconnaissance ride to check out a couple of roads for our route from Albury to Melbourne when some of us will escort the Vespa Club of Sydney members who are riding down…Continue

Melbourne Ride Down to the Geelong Breakfast - Sun 26 November

Started Nov 22, 2017 0 Replies

It's the Geelong breakfast this Sunday. A group of Melbournians always rides down to share the event with our Geelong area members, so let's make this a big ride down.We cruise down together from…Continue

Tags: Geelong-breakfast, coffee, fun, social

Milk Run Ride - Thanks and some pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noel Nov 26, 2017. 3 Replies

A big thank you to all the participants of the Milk Run Ride. Corner marking was excellent and in what I believe is a club first, James marked the corner at the start the dirt section of the Grand…Continue

Brissy or Bust

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Walker Sep 25, 2017. 5 Replies

Priscilla Queen of the Desert (or is that dessert?) is about to embark on her biggest ride yet. The 50+ year old scooter is off to Brisbane and the Gold Coast on Friday to attend a couple of scooter…Continue

 

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Keith Barfett left a comment for David Atkinson
"Hi David I can give some initial feed back on the up grades as I only finished the modifications last week end and road tested it for about 20km. I decided to go with the Malossi primary gear up kit (23/64 tooth)as I was splitting the case to port…"
Thursday
David Atkinson replied to Greg_'s discussion Looks like the end of the Abbotsford Convent as venue
"Hmm, that's an interesting response. Seems like the "Convent Team" and the CEO may not be on the same page. I'm a great believer in negotiation and reconciliation. Compared to on-street cafes, that vast area makes it very easy to…"
Tuesday
David Atkinson left a comment for Keith Barfett
"Hi Keith. Did you get anywhere with the up-gearing of your VBA? If so, do tell as I'd be interested in following in your footsteps, David"
Tuesday
David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'The Epic Art Silo, Stick Shed and Spanner Man 4 Day Ride - Melb Cup Weekend 3-6 Nov - Max 16 Only'
"Sccooter in wheat field by Vincent Van Go-go Vespa."
Feb 6
David Atkinson commented on Greg_'s event 'Clarkefield lunch new year ride - Sun 4 Feb.'
"Yes Greg. How heart-breaking. Victoria's history vandals have been at it again. One would think a sign saying "Slow down. Historic single lane timber-plank bridge ahead." would suffice. I had better get out and photograph those that…"
Feb 4
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Feb 4
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Feb 4
David Atkinson commented on Greg_'s event 'Clarkefield lunch new year ride - Sun 4 Feb.'
"Thanks for a great ride Greg with a nice long lazy lunch courtesy of the club. Congratulations on getting on a Vespa again after the drama of late last year. Perhaps this “invalid” ride could be an annual event."
Feb 4
Tufan left a comment for David Atkinson
"Hadn't thought about it David - but will now..."
Feb 2
David Atkinson left a comment for Tufan
"Hi Tufan. Are we having a mineral springs ride this year? It was a wonderful ride and that part of Victoria looked so lovely in the Autumn last time we were there. I'm happy to help out in any way if this sounds too pushy."
Feb 1
David Atkinson replied to Loki Lockwood's discussion Hi from a new member
"I use Michelin S83, 8" x 3.50  tyres. Traditional block pattern. The rubber is softer but they have amazing grip even in the wet. You can buy them online…"
Jan 31
David Atkinson replied to Marc's discussion Flywheel re magnetising
"Bob, one of our members has built such a device and I think he is looking for volunteers to test it. Try messaging him at the bottom of his profile page, David http://vespaclubmelbourne.com.au/profile/BobReid?xg_source=profiles_memberList"
Jan 31
David Atkinson replied to Loki Lockwood's discussion Hi from a new member
"Hi Loki, welcome to the club. That's a nice looking 150 Super. From the exhaust pipe and side stand it seems like it may already have a performance kit on it which may have been the reason why it seized. You can get reliable kits for these…"
Jan 31
David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'The Epic Art Silo, Stick Shed and Spanner Man 4 Day Ride - Melb Cup Weekend 3-6 Nov - Max. 16 members'
"Yes Greg, if there is a full moon. If not we’ll just have to do a night ride anyway and turn our handlebars towards the silos with engines revving on high beam"
Jan 31
David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'The Epic Art Silo, Stick Shed and Spanner Man 4 Day Ride - Melb Cup Weekend 3-6 Nov - Max. 16 members'
"Here is a short program on ABC's iView. "Art Bites: The Wanderers" is about the work of Guido Van Helten, the artist who painted the Brim silos. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/art-bites-the-wanderers/AC1528Q001S00#"
Jan 30
David Atkinson might attend Greg_'s event
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Clarkefield lunch new year ride - Sun 4 Feb. at Clarkefield for lunch

February 4, 2018 from 10am to 3:15pm
Let's ride. Let's have some fun on a cool summer day. A short run out of the city through Broady to the historic town of Clarkefield for lunch, via some secret spots so you will see some wonderful things along the way. Lunch is free - on the Club to members to celebrate 2018. So have a light breakfast and join us for something…See More
Jan 30

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At 15:22 on February 15, 2018, Keith Barfett said…

Hi David I can give some initial feed back on the up grades as I only finished the modifications last week end and road tested it for about 20km. I decided to go with the Malossi primary gear up kit (23/64 tooth)as I was splitting the case to port and polish the crankcase for the 177 cylinder kit. Intake was also matched and polished while apart I replace all the bearings and seals and put in a Muzzucchelli crank. As I am running in the engine on a 3% mix and taking it easy I have no idea of the top speed. Will need to work on the jetting once I have run it in as it is running rich (160 BE3 and 140 main) At this stage I am happy with the result as at 2850 rpm speed is 60km. The power is great off the line due to the 177 kit and the gearing up grade appears to be successful. The other benefit I have noticed that the gearbox is quitter on deceleration due to the straight cut gears on primary. I purchased all the parts from SIP the gear upgrade cost $183 (20230000) Will keep you posted on the long term results. If all goes well will be attending the west side ride on Sunday.

At 6:33 on February 2, 2018, Tufan said…

Hadn't thought about it David - but will now...

At 16:57 on January 25, 2017, Tufan said…

The ride has changed to SUNDAY 29th
All other details remain the same

At 7:23 on February 28, 2016, John Walker said…

Thanks David,

Sorry but we can't make it, enjoy the ride see you next time.

cheers,

john

At 19:12 on December 18, 2015, Gary Bell said…
Hello David,

Yes it has been a while since I was out with the club and life has got in the way of that. We live in the great town of Kingston on weekends making the weekend rides difficult. We are also planning to spend more time up there and in preparation for that we have sold our house and are moving to West Melbourne.
The new 150yo house does not have off street parking and is only a 20 minute walk to work. Enrico was destined for a life under a bike cover crowding out the side path and it is not what he was built for. Pams need was a great solution.
I still have my PX and LX up in Kingston. I plan to get across to the Bendigo breakfasts with the PX in the New Year. I also want to take her on the Walhalla ride in 2017
You have inspired me to take the slower path and tour on a 2 stroke so I will give that a go. Wallis will get a new clutch in the New Year and a carrier (thinking of putting that on the front to better balance the weight). Hopefully I can get a few years out of her.
She may end up sharing the Kingston garage with a Morrie ute but that discussion is for another day.
At 19:09 on October 15, 2015, Leonie Bowers-Taylor said…

Yep I am still in and 9am is good for me.

At 10:23 on September 24, 2015, Viet Hoang said…

No problems David I'll throw up a post on Facebook!

At 20:43 on September 22, 2015, Marc said…
Hi David, I just checked the A line village, but it's booked. I'll do some asking around. There must be something on that weekend.
At 9:45 on June 15, 2015, Les Bennett said…

Thanks David ,,, looks like an interesting ride, sorry I missed it ,,, repeat ??

At 22:05 on May 12, 2015, Marc said…
Thanks for the tips David. I pulled apart my smallframe front end on the weekend, so hopefully the px isn't too bad. I'll shout out if I get stuck ;)
 
 
 

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