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CLASSIC ADVENTURES VI - a tale of a mid summer’s ride

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo Wilson on Sunday. 1 Reply

Into the Secret Forest - Dirt, Dust and DangerLast week (um, no, earlier this year in February… er, actually on Friday 12 February 2016) I pointed my scooter south-east towards Gippsland. A week…Continue

Great Service from GPS Imports

Started this discussion. Last reply by Les Bennett on Saturday. 4 Replies

What to do when stuck at home? I know, I said to myself, I’ll order some parts online from GPS Imports. On our trip to Umina a few weeks ago, my clutch cable broke just as I completed a turn onto the…Continue

Camping on Your Vespa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Feb 11. 1 Reply

The club has a couple of events this year which include the option of camping. The Clunes Camping…Continue

Koleksi Vespa Klasik, Indonesia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tufan Jul 19, 2019. 6 Replies

Imam’s uncle, Pak Wen, is president of the Krembung Vespa club. Krembung is a small village in East Java surrounded by several impressive volcanos and sugarcane fields. He and his mates are selling…Continue

 

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YOUR CLUB @ HOME at Your home

April 4, 2020 at 6pm to June 30, 2020 at 7pm
Bored? Feeling trapped? Well YOUR CLUB @ HOME is here to help.A Story to Read:This story of a ride on my Vespa Priscilla was commenced over four years ago. I’ve sporadically dabbled with it since then. I’ve now completed and posted it as one of our club’s responses to being confined to home. I’m sure that it will send you off to sleep.Into The Secret Forest…See More
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YOUR CLUB @ HOME at Your home

April 4, 2020 at 6pm to June 30, 2020 at 7pm
Bored? Feeling trapped? Well YOUR CLUB @ HOME is here to help.A Story to Read:This story of a ride on my Vespa Priscilla was commenced over four years ago. I’ve sporadically dabbled with it since then. I’ve now completed and posted it as one of our club’s responses to being confined to home. I’m sure that it will send you off to sleep.Into The Secret Forest…See More
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Jo Wilson replied to David Atkinson's discussion CLASSIC ADVENTURES VI - a tale of a mid summer’s ride
"Thankyou, David! Superbly written. All this beauty is right in our backyard and we can’t wait to be out exploring again with you.... :)"
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"Great thread David and your vespa stories are not to be missed. Cheers Julie"
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Les Bennett replied to David Atkinson's discussion Great Service from GPS Imports
"No problem David, if I can still produce one after this enforced isolation ,,,"
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"Hi Les, I rang you today just to check that you were still alive. No answer. I'm thrilled to know that you are. Us old blokes aren't allowed outside anymore. Hey, next time Julie takes a photo of me, can I borrow your flat tummy? Back…"
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YOUR CLUB @ HOME at Yor home

April 4, 2020 at 6pm to August 31, 2020 at 7pm
Bored? Feeling trapped? Well YOUR CLUB @ HOME is here to help.A Story to Read:This story of a ride on my Vespa Priscilla was commenced over four years ago. I’ve sporadically dabbled with it since then. I’ve now completed and posted it as one of our club’s responses to being confined to home. I’m sure that it will send you off to sleep.Into The Secret Forest…See More
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Les Bennett replied to David Atkinson's discussion Great Service from GPS Imports
"Great minds, (and all that), after serious cleaning, polishing and general maintenance I decided to stock up on globes for the GTS, discovering the types necessary, I placed an order, received yesterday, Good old GPS."
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CLASSIC ADVENTURES VI - a tale of a mid summer’s ride

Into the Secret Forest - Dirt, Dust and DangerLast week (um, no, earlier this year in February… er, actually on Friday 12 February 2016) I pointed my scooter south-east towards Gippsland. A week before, we spent 4-days in the area staying at dog-friendly accommodation in the hills above Yarragon. Travelling by car we discovered some amazing roads that wind their way up the side of the hills behind the town to the south. They lead to spectacular panoramic views across the Latrobe River Valley to…See More
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"Nice photo shop David...lol... and what a great service that was from GPS Imports."
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Great Service form GPS Imports

What to do when stuck at home? I know, I said to myself, I’ll order some parts online from GPS Imports. On our trip to Umina a few weeks ago, my clutch cable broke just as I completed a turn onto the busy Olympic Way outside Wagga Wagga. I was stuck to top gear but when I found a safe place to pull over, I turned off the ignition and rolled to a stop.Replacing broken cables on a classic Vespa is no big deal. Although you could change your cables regularly every few years, this method of fixing…See More
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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
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Adventure ride - Alexandra, Eildon Weir and Cheviot Tunnel - 1 March 2020 at Britannia Mall, Mitcham

March 1, 2020 from 8:30am to 5pm
Ride DescriptionThis is a cracker of a ride with plenty of variety and a bit of adventure thrown in. It was originally planned as a ride for club’s adventurer group last year. It was a hoot and now we wish to open it up for our more experienced members who have no qualms about riding 30-40-kms of dirt road. We depart from Mitcham taking pretty back roads as we make our way towards Warburton. Just outside the town on the slopes of Mount Donna Buang we find The Archeron Way, a beautiful narrow…See More
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The National Scooter Rally 2020 - Umina NSW at Umina

March 20, 2020 at 10am to March 22, 2020 at 12pm
The National Scooter Rally is the national all-inclusive event.The National Scooter Rally 2020 is to be held at Umina Beach, NSW, - a 1½-hour ride North of Sydney.We have secured a deal on accommodation at the NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, use code NSRAU2020 and make your booking by calling the group booking line on 1300 414 448. There is a full list of the options to suit all budgets, from Spa Cabins to tents - see here for full list of options -…See More
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At 23:19 on July 15, 2019,
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Roy Wiedemeyer
said…
David, the VA email sent today (15/7) is a do not reply email address! So cannot reply, directly to the email! I cannot ride this Saturday (20/7) Regards, Roy
At 8:31 on April 28, 2019,
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Samantha Gunn
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Hi David. Can’t make it over to the Basin. Was hoping to pick you up at burnham beeches. What time do you estimate being there?
At 10:52 on March 26, 2019,
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Keith Barfett
said…

hi David 

I have the gear up kit fitted for approx. 10 months now and has made a vast improvement to engine temp and at 3400 rpm the speedo reads 80 km. it appears to me that the gearing has not effected power when climbing hills. Good luck on the Grampians trip. you may be aware that we have moved to Echuca to live, so if you are passing through on one of your escapades you are welcome to spend the night with us cheers keith

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
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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.

 
 
 

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