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Stebel Nautilus AirHorn

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Avery Mar 7, 2016. 1 Reply

I was discussing the Stebel AirHorn in Lygon Street yesterday and recommended the modern Vespa Wiki as having instructions. However this description by Pete Gailey is much clearer and I used the same…Continue

Julie and Greg with the Tontons in Paris.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh McNally Sep 23, 2015. 2 Replies

Looks like Spock and friends from the Tontons have given Julie and Greg a great evening in Paris.…Continue

I think Julie and Greg are in for a good time!

Started Sep 19, 2015 0 Replies

I don't think there's any need to translate the latest post on the Tontons site to realise that Julie and Greg will receive a warm welcome in Paris.P't'être bien Mais oui, si toute l'eau a fini de…Continue

My ET2 has to go.

Started Sep 15, 2013 0 Replies

I have to make room for my new/old VBA so my ET2 is up for sale.I've advertised it on bikesales, but if any one here is interested it would be worth talking to me privately.      …Continue

 

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Bob replied to Jo's discussion Lost master key
"Jo, the biggest advantage of the master key is that you can use it to program blank blue keys. You can do it yourself on your scooter. It means that you can purchase a blank blue key and have it cut anywhere and then program it yourself."
Oct 19

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Bob replied to Jo's discussion Lost master key
"Hi Jo, I think that Vespa keys are compatible with Fiat keys so it might be worth checking with a Fiat dealer. The key that can be copied from a non master key will obviously not be a master but it will be a totally reliable spare. If I'm any…"
Oct 16

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Bob is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 08 Mar - Dr Morse! at Dr Morse - Victoria Park Station

March 8, 2020 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
Mar 3

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Hi Rob, It's a nice clean scooter and I hope the problem is easily solved."
Feb 20

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Robert, you are probably right but it is still possible for a battery to behave as you say and still be faulty and unable to handle a load. My GTS250 battery when it died was on a smart charger and charged 100% but did exactly what your scooter is…"
Feb 18

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Robert I can't find any useful information in the manual about starter relay maintenance so you probably should follow Rolf's idea as being the most likely problem. I am still not 100% convinced about your battery and you can confirm it by…"
Feb 18

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Hi Robert, The relay contacts could have high resistance. I'm not sure of it's location on the ET4 but I have the manual so out of curiosity  will see what I can find out. If that's not the problem then Rolf's suggestion is…"
Feb 18

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Robert as well as the battery condition I should have mentioned making sure the battery terminals are clean and tight, any slight resistance there can cause what I think you are describing.  If they are ok then you are into the other more…"
Feb 17

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Is your battery ok Robert?"
Feb 16

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Bob replied to Craig Fillingham's discussion Electrical frustration
"Craig, I could be way off the mark here but I remember seeing a potential electrical problem area on the Px. It is the spring loaded contacts that are connected when the engine cowl is in place. I think it is a 12 volt line. Someone with a Px could…"
Jan 30

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Bob replied to Mike Richardson's discussion Seeking any help or advice with my technical problem
"Mike, I'm always hesitant to give technical advice because of limited knowledge and also it is hard to diagnose things remotely. Just reading what you say I couldn't tell whether you've thought of changing the spark plug in case…"
Jan 18

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Bob is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Melbourne Breakfast Sun 12 Jan - Self Preservation (Pellegrinis Cnr) Bourke St, City at Bourke St - Pellegrinis Cnr

January 12, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together for a delicious breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 10.30. This is an opportunity for regulars to catch up and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. Everyone is genuinely made welcome.SELF PRESERVATION (PELLEGRINIS CNR)"Top of Bourke St" …See More
Dec 19, 2019

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Bob replied to Philip Lees's discussion Seeking a Crafty Mobile Keysmith
"Not sure if it applies in Australia, but according to posters on Modern Vespa any place that can clone Fiat keys can also clone Vespa keys."
Nov 25, 2019

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Bob commented on David Atkinson's event 'MELBOURNE CLASSIC RIDE - Blue Smoke Over Nutfield, Sunday 17 November 2019 RIDE IS CLOSED NOW'
"Sorry for the late notice. Unfortunately I can't make it. Hope it's a great day."
Nov 16, 2019

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Bob replied to SPOCK's discussion France, Paris - Nice by Night
"Sorry about the extra the above that shouldn't be there, just noticed it and too late to edit."
Oct 18, 2019

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Bob replied to SPOCK's discussion France, Paris - Nice by Night
"Some pictures of the Spock and other Tontons at the end of the ride."
Oct 18, 2019

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GTS 250ie ET4 VBA1

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At 17:51 on February 3, 2018,
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John
said…

Hi Bob 

just a question from myself and more over Marc (Bendigo)

did you by any chance get built working re magintizer for old vespa flywheels 

wide frame models - I have one, Marc has six!

That need juicing up very poor magnetic condition 

what at do you think - need a vespa sideline as an income? 

Cheers john k 

At 21:55 on May 12, 2013,
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Rolf
said…

Hi Bob, was wondering how you went with the 1963 one you were looking at?

At 22:49 on June 10, 2012,
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Lisa L
said…

Hi Bob, Thanks for the pics, they are fantastic.x

At 16:12 on February 16, 2012, TonyB said…

Hi Bob,

Thanks very much for info, I'll get one ordered

Cheers

TonyB

At 13:07 on September 15, 2011,
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Bob
said…
Thanks Clare.!
At 12:22 on September 15, 2011,
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Clare
said…

Hi Bob..Great to hear you had a wonderful time in Sydney. Look forward to hearing all the stories. Here is the information you requested..

Panel Beater from Greg.. Joe, Factory No 1 72 Newlands Road Reservoir 9469 5146

Paint Matching..All cars paint suppliers, 6 Cochranes Road Moorabbin Vic 9555 6333

Look forward to catching up soon!

Clare

At 9:26 on August 4, 2011,
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Bob
said…

Hi Steve,

Sorry to be so slow replying, I've only just seen your question.

Mine is definitely the 1" and is fine.

 

Bob.

At 21:24 on July 27, 2011, Steve said…
Hi Bob, Can you tell me if your Go Cruise is the 1 inch. The guy at WAM told me they would not suit the gts250 as the handgrip is 32 mm dia. Have you tried yours on the 250 and is it OK. When I know I can place an order, thanks, Steve
At 18:06 on July 21, 2011, Steve said…
Gee, I need to check my typing before pushing SEND.
At 18:05 on July 21, 2011, Steve said…
Hi Bob, What size was your Go Cruise; the 1 inch or the metric. I'm ordering them for Martin and mysely, and Karen if she likes. Ciao Steve
 
 
 

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