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A Dream of Autumn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Apr 18. 1 Reply

A Dream of Autumn The Vespa Club of Melbourne rides throughout the year. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, we are out there riding somewhere. In fact we have rides with themes that welcome and…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren Graham Apr 14. 2 Replies

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 David Atkinson May 2. 7 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

 

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Abiding by Covid 19 Regulations Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - Dr Morse, Free Coffee. Abbotsford. Sun 14 June at Dr Morse - Victoria Park Station

June 14, 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
Jun 14

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David Atkinson commented on Darren Graham's event 'Westerly Winter Wander - Sun 7 June'
"A promise well kept: riding Westwards, splendid winter weather and a wander in areas rarely visited. Thanks Darren for finding us those great roads. Loved seeing all the farm animals and their reaction to our Vespas. "
Jun 7

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"Great photos David and nice to see Mr W out for a ride."
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Gippsland hidden railway ride

"Thank you Noel and Jo for a great ride down your neck of the woods. Great scenery, great roads and great company. Loved it, David"
Jun 3

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Jun 3

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David Atkinson left a comment for George Watson
"Hi George. Nice to meet you last Saturday. I will send you a few map links in a few days. Best wishes, David"
May 31

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David Atkinson left a comment for Mark
"Hi Mark, thanks for letting us know. It’s a shame but Sunday’s weather was looking too wet and it was a long ride down to Korumburra. The workshop ride will be great and I will see you on the Westerly Winter Wander, David"
May 29

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Mark left a comment for David Atkinson
"Hi David Unfortunately I am working saturday, So I will have to cancel. I am on a late shift I start work at 2pm...I my consider doing the ride in Collingwood and leave at 1pm instead of 2pm. I am for the next ride on sunday 7th June which I hoping…"
May 29

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David Atkinson commented on Jo Wilson's event 'Gippsland Ride to find a hidden railway line! Sun 31 May (Ride closed)'
"Hi Jo, not sure where your message went but I would be happy to swap the Day to Saturday then we may not have to pack our gum boots."
May 28

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Mark left a comment for David Atkinson
"No worries. See You Sunday looking forward to it."
May 27

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David Atkinson left a comment for Mark
"Hi Mark. Thanks for your reply and for your number. The couple who are coming from Cheltenham say they might bring a trailer. So it looks as though you will be the only one coming from the city. We will see you in Pakenham outside ANZ. Unfortunately…"
May 27

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Mark left a comment for David Atkinson
"Hi David I think its best I drive straight to Pakenham and meet outside ANZ Bank on main Street, I dont know the area that well so I will give myself plenty of time to get there, My number is 0411164938 if you want to get hold of me or give it to…"
May 27

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David Atkinson commented on Jo Wilson's event 'Gippsland Ride to find a hidden railway line! Sun 31 May (Ride closed)'
"Hi Melbourne Riders, For those coming from Melbourne, Pakenham looks like the best place to meet as some of us are coming from the north (Steve, Sally and David) and some from the south (Ray and Suzette). Possible Route from Cheltenham…"
May 27

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David Atkinson left a comment for Mark
"Hi Mark, thanks for your reply. We have a couple, Ray and Suzette, riding from Cheltenham so it might suit you to hook up with them. A trip down Nepean Hwy to meet them perhaps? They will need to get away by around 8:30am. Sally, Steve and I will…"
May 27

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Mark left a comment for David Atkinson
" Hi David I was going to meet up with group in pakenham. I live in docklands so this is the on the way for me, If anyone else is traveling from Melbourne CBD area could they let me know, It may be possible to meet up and travel down with them,…"
May 26

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David Atkinson left a comment for Mark
"Hi Mark. This is David. Are you making your own way from Melbourne to Korumburra for next Sunday's ride? Just post a note on the event page to let us know. Best wishes."
May 26

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At 1:13 on May 29, 2020,
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Mark
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Hi David

Unfortunately I am working saturday, So I will have to cancel. I am on a late shift I start work at 2pm...I my consider doing the ride in Collingwood and leave at 1pm instead of 2pm. I am for the next ride on sunday 7th June which I hoping to do, I generally work saturday late shift.  

Thanks

Mark

At 20:41 on May 27, 2020,
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Mark
said…

No worries. See You Sunday looking forward to it.

At 16:44 on May 27, 2020,
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Mark
said…

Hi David

I think its best I drive straight to Pakenham and meet outside ANZ Bank on main Street, I dont know the area that well so I will give myself plenty of time to get there, My number is 0411164938 if you want to get hold of me or give it to any other members who are travelling from my area.

Thanks Mark

At 23:14 on May 26, 2020,
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Mark
said…

 Hi David

I was going to meet up with group in pakenham. I live in docklands so this is the on the way for me, If anyone else is traveling from Melbourne CBD area could they let me know, It may be possible to meet up and travel down with them, or I will just make my way to pakenham. Cheers Mark

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
said…
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...

 
 
 

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