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Koleksi Vespa Klasik, Indonesia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tufan Jul 19. 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

Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lammy in Alice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 2. 7 Replies

I was casually watching an old film made by the Commonwealth Film Unit in 1962 about Australian Railways, as one does. As I watched the Ghan pull out of Alice Springs, I spotted a red thing at 16…Continue

Byron Bay via Scenic Route - Maps and Description

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Dec 13, 2018. 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, 2018. 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

 

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MELBOURNE CLASSIC RIDE - Blue Smoke Over Nutfield, Sunday 17 November 2019 at Park Street Cafe

November 17, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
WhatVCM's annual two-stroke blue-smoke ride is on again. This is a special ride to celebrate older classic geared scooters. All marques are welcome - Lambretta, Heinkel, Maicoletta, Puch, Rabbit and of course Vespa including the entire PX Vespa range - the older your scooter, the better. Pillions are welcome too. This ride is badged as a Vespa Day event and so we are using the Vespa World Club cog patch to acknowledge our club’s connection to a larger sister and brotherhood of Vespa owners…See More
Aug 18

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"Hi Bo, we look forward to seeing your red special in the display in Maling Road tomorrow. I believe you said you were arriving around noon. Its probably best to approach Maling Road from the south down Bryson Street. You'll have to wheel you…"
Aug 17

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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Hi Stephen LOL that is funny, but as you will be one of the few riders with indicators would you like to lead the ride there?  Can chat more at Dr Morse...:)"
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Stephen Coop commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"We will join the ride from Dr Morse, but will park around the corner on arrival as the only thing old about our bike is the riders !!"
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Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019 at Canterbury

August 18, 2019 from 9:30am to 3pm
What:The Vespa Club of Melbourne has participated in the Maling Road Auto Classico event in Canterbury since its inception four years ago. Maling Road is an historical precinct in Canterbury that has a unique village atmosphere. The street will be closed for this popular event. All members are welcome to come along - its free! However for club members who own classic geared Vespas, here is a chance to polish up your pride and joy and to display it amongst the finest automobiles ever…See More
Aug 17

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Rolf commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Latest forecast is looking good for tomorrow morning! From BOM... ”Mostly sunny morning. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon, with a very high (90%) chance of showers, in the afternoon and evening.”"
Aug 17

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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Wonderful Rolf. That's doubley okay."
Aug 16

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Rolf commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Thanks David. I should point out that it's my other three wheeler, the Ape that's coming. I assume this is still okay."
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MELBOURNE CLASSIC RIDE - Blue Smoke Over Nutfield, Sunday 17 November 2019 at Park Street Cafe

November 17, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
WhatVCM's annual two-stroke blue-smoke ride is on again. This is a special ride to celebrate older classic geared scooters. All marques are welcome - Lambretta, Heinkel, Maicoletta, Puch, Rabbit and of course Vespa including the entire PX Vespa range - the older your scooter, the better. Pillions are welcome too. This ride is badged as a Vespa Day event and so we are using the Vespa World Club cog patch to acknowledge our club’s connection to a larger sister and brotherhood of Vespa owners…See More
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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'MELBOURNE CLASSIC RIDE - Blue Smoke Over Nutfield, Sunday 17 November 2019'
"Members please don't forget to mark your attendance on this page as well as Register on the link above... thank you. Looking forward to seeing all the oldies out... that is old vespas I mean..LOL"
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MELBOURNE CLASSIC RIDE - Blue Smoke Over Nutfield, Sunday 17 November 2019 at Park Street Cafe

November 17, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
WhatVCM's annual two-stroke blue-smoke ride is on again. This is a special ride to celebrate older classic geared scooters. All marques are welcome - Lambretta, Heinkel, Maicoletta, Puch, Rabbit and of course Vespa including the entire PX Vespa range - the older your scooter, the better. Pillions are welcome too. This ride is badged as a Vespa Day event and so we are using the Vespa World Club cog patch to acknowledge our club’s connection to a larger sister and brotherhood of Vespa owners…See More
Aug 15

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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Hi Rolf, I met with the organiser this morning. Your sidecar outfit will have pride of place on the corner of Maling Road and Bryson Street. As there will be many cars shuffling about during the bump in, it would be best to enter the area from…"
Aug 15

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Rolf commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Thanks Julie. Weather permitting, I’ll meet you at Mailing Road. Unless I wake up super early!"
Aug 14

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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Rolf I have spoken to Peter tonight and he would like to put your 3 wheeler in a featured spot.  I hope you are happy with that :)  All going well we will have a great display of vespas for all to see on the day. See you at Dr Morse for…"
Aug 14

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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Hi Rolf, it would be great to have your three wheels on display. If there’s a squeeze then I’ll just hustle out of the way. I will speak to the organisers tonight. Fingers crossed of a non rainy day, David"
Aug 14

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Rolf commented on David Atkinson's event 'Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019'
"Depending on the weather, can I please have enough space for three wheels!"
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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
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...

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.

 
 
 

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