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A Dream of Vespa Riding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Sep 21. 1 Reply

It's been so long and boy do we miss being out in those wide open spaces buzzing along on our lovely little Vespas. The wait will be worth it and our patience will be rewarded. Its great to see our…Continue

Lockdown Nostalgia

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Atkinson Sep 21. 8 Replies

Can you remember on what rides the following photos were taken? The prize is an all expenses paid trip to the Gold Coast. Oh sorry, we can't offer that prize just now so it will be a plastic pencil…Continue

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

 

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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion A Dream of Vespa Riding
"Beautiful photos David and yes not long now hopefully.  It's great seeing our regional members getting out and about and we will be out there soon with some great riding again."
Sep 21

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David Atkinson replied to David Atkinson's discussion Lockdown Nostalgia
"Yes Julie, the first one. Great ride, great company"
Sep 21

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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion Lockdown Nostalgia
"OMG this is hilarious David... um it must have been a Ned Kelly ride?"
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A Dream of Vespa Riding

It's been so long and boy do we miss being out in those wide open spaces buzzing along on our lovely little Vespas. The wait will be worth it and our patience will be rewarded. Its great to see our regional members swing into gear again. In the meantime we can only ponder over memories of wonderful days riding through the Victorian countryside.…See More
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David Atkinson replied to Tony's discussion Tools to carry for vintage
"That’s interesting John. So you need a special supersized tool to jack up the back wheel and a sidecar just to carry the thing, hee  hee."
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David Atkinson replied to Nigel's discussion Helmet lock.
"Do you mean to replace the regular helmet hook like this? <click here> Unfortunately the holes holes on this one are 35mm apart."
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'Not the Mille 2020' : 21-23 Nov at Melbourne and around Victoria

November 21, 2020 at 6am to November 23, 2020 at 4pm
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David Atkinson commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event ''Not the Mille 2020' : 21-23 Nov'
"Thanks Julie, and you need to get yourself going in case of a breakdown so some mechanical knowledge about your scooter would be essential."
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Committee Meeting 7 PM Tuesday 11 August at ZOHO Online

August 11, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm
Committee Members: Please join us for an online conference Committee Meeting at7 PMTUESDAY 11 AugustOver dinner and a glassThe Agenda was emailed to you We’ll be using the ZOHO platform You’ll get other auto reminders and invitations to join prior to the meeting.Advice: Use a desktop or laptop to see all the live feeds on your screen.IOS mobile and tablet: You’ll only see the screen of the person speaking /  rotating. (This will be improved in the next ZOHO upgrade)Simply select JOIN…See More
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David Atkinson commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event ''Not the Mille 2020' : 21-23 Nov'
"You are such a tease Michael. I can't wait to see the elevation profile for Day 2. Rather flat I suspect."
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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion Lockdown Nostalgia
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David Atkinson replied to David Atkinson's discussion Lockdown Nostalgia
"Ah, you are right Julie. How nice that the daisies give it away. No, you weren’t part of the other ride. You and Greg were doing something far more important, like delivering monies to the Club’s charity project in Cambodia. "
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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion Lockdown Nostalgia
"The top one is the Kerrisdale ride, I will never forget we made daisy chains and there was an old house we walk through...:)  Don't recall the second photo though and just wondering if we were on that ride...:)"
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At 1:13 on May 29, 2020,
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Mark
said…

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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