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Byron Bay via Scenic Route - Maps and Description

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I had some requests to post the route I took up to Byron Bay last September. While I got to Brisbane in only 5 days last year, on this trip we took 6 days to travel a shorter distance. The 1,900-km…Continue

Bryon Bay or Bust Postscript

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo Wilson Oct 6. 4 Replies

Well brother John and I made it. Got back yesterday at 3.30pm. Our journey took us along beautiful back roads past magnificent scenery that varied from the flat dry plains of central NSW to riding…Continue

Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 13. 1 Reply

If you are the kind of person who just has to know what’s happening to them, then here is a synopsis of next…Continue

A Ride to Eildon - the wriggly way

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Atkinson Jun 22. 2 Replies

Last Tuesday, Pete, brother John and I grabbed the opportunity of a weather forecast that promised a sunny day to go on a winter ride. We were a bit late in getting away from Mitcham. Just as well as…Continue

 

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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion Byron Bay via Scenic Route - Maps and Description
"That is wonderful David, I am sure this will entice some adventure vespa riders to following in your tracks...:)"
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Byron Bay via Scenic Route - Maps and Description

I had some requests to post the route I took up to Byron Bay last September. While I got to Brisbane in only 5 days last year, on this trip we took 6 days to travel a shorter distance. The 1,900-km trip up to Byron Bay is divided into stages averaging about 320-kms per day. Obviously this is not the shortest most direct route possible, but it allows for relaxed riding and gives you time to stop and poke around all the little towns along the way. I tried to find quiet scenic roads that would…See More
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Round the Bay 2018 - Sun 09 Dec at Round Port Phillip Bay

December 9, 2018 from 7am to 5pm
 A ride for everyone. A core group rides around the bay on a tight schedule involving as many riders as possible. The target is 100 + rider participation. You can ride one, two legs, or right the way round. It's all about your choice. Be at one the meeting points with a full tank and geared up and ready to…See More
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"Hi Darren, I will be riding my 1979 Vespa up to the Grampians so you'll have some 2-stroke company. As Greg said, a few of us would like to take a back road route there. The Rally organisers talked about putting on a Friday afternoon ride…"
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"Fabulous photo of all the pigeons flying out of the old dilapidated silos in my home town David."
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Next Committee Mtg is Tues 13 November at The Royal Standard Hotel. West Melb

November 13, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The next Committee Meeting of the VCM takes place on TUES 13 NOV at 6.30 PM.  Committee members please check your email for agenda and reports. Organize to Skype if you can't make it in person.Main items will be Christmas Party and Round The Bay final organization.Let's talk. Let's eatVenue: Back Room Royal Standard Hotel. 333 William St, West Melbourne. …See More
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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 11 Nov - Check Venue! at Dr Morse - Victoria Park Station

November 11, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
We're meeting at Dr Morse Cafe, 274 Johnston St, which is also the entrance to Victoria Park Station. We park behind the pillars just under the yellow railway bridge. Plenty of space there, the food is excellent and there'll be an industrial grunge atmosphere. Come along!New members are always very very welcome.…See More
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Wheatfields near Birchip

"So you did sneak through an open gate David...:)"
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"Thank you Julie for organising a great epic ride out west to your home turf. There were so many variables you had to joggle, the route itself, how to take in all the various sights, where to stay and where to eat in small country towns that…"
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Annual Christmas Celebration - Sun 02 Dec at Royal Standard Hotel

December 2, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Members!Come along and celebrate another great year of riding at our annual Christmas Party. Parking on the footpath for vespas or across the road and if you are driving there is parking if you get in quick otherwise at the Vic Market car park which is 100 metres away.Members and your partner - it's free.We want to see you…See More
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Ready for the Wimmera!

"Does this mean Noel's PX is languishing in the rain now?"
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At 21:53 on June 4, 2018,
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John
said…

Funny thing 

I have a ruined head threads as an ‘old school fix’ the original base but off one of these plugs 

is still in the head / thus just screw in a modern plug and away you go! 

At 15:22 on February 15, 2018,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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Leonie Bowers-Taylor
said…

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

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

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

At 20:43 on September 22, 2015,
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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,
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Les Bennett
said…

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

 
 
 

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