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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

Jindivick ride with the Gippsland gang is postponed. But have a coffee anyway

Started Jun 15 0 Replies

Attention brave hearts who signed up for Jindivick ride to meet up with the Gippsland gang. After consultation with club members who were going to ride from Gippsland, we have decided to re-schedule…Continue

Alexandra Report - Classic motorcycles galore and one lonely Vespa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jun 7. 4 Replies

When re-fuelling my scooter at Alexandra last year on my way to Queensland, a man rushed across the road and thrust a poster into my hand. The Red Gate Classic Motorcycle Club of Alexandra was having…Continue

 

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Maling Road Auto Classico - Sun 19 Aug. Ride in from Abbotsford. at Canterbury

August 19, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
All Members, and all Vespa are welcome to come along to this event.If you would like to ride in there is a group meeting at Dr Morse Cafe - (Victoria Park Station), 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford. MAP Departing at 9.30 AM for a cruise up to Canterbury.Otherwise we will…See More
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Maling Road Auto Classico - Sun 19 Aug. Ride in from Abbotsford. at Canterbury

August 19, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
All Members, and all Vespa are welcome to come along to this event.If you would like to ride in there is a group meeting at Dr Morse Cafe - (Victoria Park Station), 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford. MAP Departing at 9.30 AM for a cruise up to Canterbury.Otherwise we will…See More
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"Cant beat those silvery Vespas on a clear silvery morning Darren."
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Ants Elliott replied to David Atkinson's discussion Not a Vespa but.... OTHER METAL FANTASIES
"The other thing the Fuju Rabbit seems to be is reliable. Much like Fuji's Subaru cars. One of my students rode one of these to campus every day for three years without a hint of trouble. Beautifully restored two tone Red and White (actually…"
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A Classic Day Out - Maling Road Auto Classico at Canterbury

August 19, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
All Members, and all Vespa are welcome to come along to this event.If you would like to ride in there is a group meeting at Dr Morse Cafe - (Victoria Park Station), 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford. MAP Departing at 9.30 AM for a cruise up to Canterbury.Otherwise we will…See More
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A Classic Day Out - Maling Road Auto Classico at Canterbury

August 19, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
All Members, and all Vespa are welcome to come along to this event.If you would like to ride in there is a group meeting at Dr Morse Cafe - (Victoria Park Station), 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford. MAP Departing at 9.30 AM for a cruise up to Canterbury.Otherwise we will…See More
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NEW VENUE Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 12 August at Park St Cafe- New members welcome at Carlton North

August 12, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together.  We are returning to Park St Cafe, a new venue, so please see the location details if you didn't attend last month's breakfast meet.Park St Cafe (Carlton North just off Nicholson St) are very excited to be hosting this breakfast again for members.…See More
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"You can get an online quote from Bikes Only, based in QLD. Some owners who attended the classic scooter rally in QLD last year used this company. Service is very good I believe, David"
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David Atkinson replied to Pete Zimm's discussion Two Days of Mystery Ride in One Video
"Very funny Pete. What are you on when you make these little video treats? Is that a machine gun I hear mowing down the kangaroos? Thank you."
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Mystery Ride Part II at Melbourne's northern suburbs

August 5, 2018 from 10am to 2:30pm
This is part II of the Mystery Ride organised 3 weeks ago. After losing three riders in a traffic jam along the way (my apologies) and a few more at our lunch stop, our group dwindled down to the Magnificent Seven. The event was rather too jam packed for one day so there are still plenty of things to see. Hence, welcome to part II of this ride but with less mystery. Ride Description:We’ll meet at a cafe that’s new to our club in Preston. Our first stop is Edwardes Lake. Next its off to…See More
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David Atkinson replied to Gino Carmelli's discussion Looking to change exhaust
"The SIP Road 2 exhaust is a great piece of kit. Very well made, Taiwan I believe. I'm running two, one a 177cc cylinder with another on a P200E. I've had one of these for 8 years with no sign of rust or faulty welding. Re the spigot…"
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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
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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,
Member
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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