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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

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 2, 2019. 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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Australia Day (Ridin' On) The Dock of The Bay - Mon 27 Jan at Pt Melb - Williamstown

January 27, 2020 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Ride to Melbourne's docklands history, always changing and new places to find. It's a city ride - a 2 hour meander from Pt Melbourne via Docklands, Appleton Dock. Coode Is, and Williamstown where we can have a late lunch of fish n chips.This ridewas cancelled last year due to a 'fun run', but on the Australia Day public holiday the coast is clear!Importantly, this ride is suitable for all Vespa and all rider experience. If this is your first time riding with us then it's a great way to start…See More
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Clunes Camping Weekend 15-16 February 2020 at Clunes

February 15, 2020 at 8:30am to February 16, 2020 at 4:30pm
Clunes is a charming town in Victoria's central goldfields. Its main street is wide enough to turn a wagon and is lined with a splendid collection of well-preserved 19th century buildings - a streetscape set in aspic. Clunes has become renowned as an international booktown and an annual hub for Australia’s literary heavyweights.Ride DescriptionClunes is 140-kms northwest of Melbourne but you wouldn’t expect us to go the direct way there. We’ve chosen some amazing roads with interesting sights…See More
Jan 23

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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Clunes Camping Weekend 15-16 February 2020'
"Stone Houses Of Yandoit There is a couple of old buildings in Hepburn Springs that I’ve always particularly admired ever since my first visit there on a Vespa in 1966. The Lucini Macaroni Factory built in 1859 proudly sits on the main road.…"
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Jo Wilson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Clunes Camping Weekend 15-16 February 2020'
"Definitely camping!"
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"That’s great Jo"
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Jo Wilson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Clunes Camping Weekend 15-16 February 2020'
"All booked in at the caravan park and looking forward to this so much!!"
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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020'
"Fabulous ride today David, great company, most of us beat the hail and cross winds home bar Les... but it made him feel alive..lol.... hmm wonder if Michael made it back to his vehicle in time.... but anyway it was a great day out...Thank you..."
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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020'
"Im back and looking forward to seeing you in the morning..."
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"Welcome aboard Phil. We will be taking it easy on this ride so hopefully you will enjoy it. David"
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Phil Clark commented on David Atkinson's event 'Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020'
"Thx David for organising the ride, it is my first club ride and I’m on my “L”s so very much looking forward to the trip. Cheers Phil"
Jan 18
Vespa Club of Melbourne commented on David Atkinson's event 'Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020'
"Central Melbourne ride to Ferntree Gully. A group can meet at Dr Morse Cafe / Victoria Park Station at Johnston St, Abbotsford. Hopefully Julie is back to ride with us too. It's a quick bite to eat with a coffee, and then we'll head off at…"
Jan 17
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Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020 at Lorna Cafe, Ferntree Gully

January 19, 2020 from 11am to 3:30pm
Ride DescriptionFor those of you who are around mid-January, this shortish half-day ride through cool green hills to the far side of the Dandenong Ranges will offer a welcome respite from the heat of a Melbourne summer. It is suitable for all scooters and levels of experience. At 125-kms, absolute beginners might consider this to be a longish ride but it is easily doable. The ride will be taken at a leisurely pace so that we can enjoy the beautiful scenery. The route is very different from…See More
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Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020 at Lorna Cafe, Ferntree Gully

January 19, 2020 from 11am to 3:30pm
Ride DescriptionFor those of you who are around mid-January, this shortish half-day ride through cool green hills to the far side of the Dandenong Ranges will offer a welcome respite from the heat of a Melbourne summer. It is suitable for all scooters and levels of experience. At 125-kms, absolute beginners might consider this to be a longish ride but it is easily doable. The ride will be taken at a leisurely pace so that we can enjoy the beautiful scenery. The route is very different from…See More
Jan 17

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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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Back of the Ranges Ride - 19 January 2020 at Lorna Cafe, Ferntree Gully

January 19, 2020 from 11am to 3:30pm
Ride DescriptionFor those of you who are around mid-January, this shortish half-day ride through cool green hills to the far side of the Dandenong Ranges will offer a welcome respite from the heat of a Melbourne summer. It is suitable for all scooters and levels of experience. At 125-kms, absolute beginners might consider this to be a longish ride but it is easily doable. The ride will be taken at a leisurely pace so that we can enjoy the beautiful scenery. The route is very different from…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
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
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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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