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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa L 16 hours ago. 5 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

Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 13, 2018. 1 Reply

If you are the kind of person who just has to know what’s happening to them, then here is a synopsis of next…Continue

 

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Lisa L replied to David Atkinson's discussion Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lammy in Alice
"Great observations David  Yes it was you on the VB1  Sure of it  The kids playing on the tram tracks and riding bikes in the middle of the road  did appeal to me too . Thank goodness for tram, and train “nutters”…"
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Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019 at Cafe Zen Den

June 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 4pm
Oink oink! Toot toot!We’re off to the Pig and Whistle in Trentham East for lunch. This quaint 1940s hotel sits at an isolated intersection amongst a farmland setting once famous for potato growing in the area’s rich red volcanic soil. The food at this hotel has been personally road tested by Pete, Jo, Noel and David and determined to be several cuts above standard pub fare. Ride description:This is a cracker of a…See More
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David Atkinson replied to David Atkinson's discussion Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lammy in Alice
"Thanks for this post Lisa. Considering that all 46 minutes of this film is about traffic, its surprising how few two-wheeled vehicles make an appearance. However after one month of careful analysis of the footage frame-by-frame, I believe I have…"
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Bo Zacharchuk commented on David Atkinson's event 'Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019'
"No worries David! I'm planning to get there by 9am and am allowing time to refuel nearby as have no idea of my range at the moment!...will have a spare litre of fuel just in case!"
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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019'
"Thanks for your message Bo. That's good news. We will have a few geared scooters along for the ride on Sunday including my slow old girl. See you Sunday at Zen Den, Eltham where we can start introducing you to other club members. We do leave on…"
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Bo Zacharchuk commented on David Atkinson's event 'Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019'
"Did some work to the PX200 on the weekend and successfully completed a 50km round trip, so I'm in.  Looking forward to the run, lunch and meeting some of the club members for the first time!"
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Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019 at Cafe Zen Den

June 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 4pm
Oink oink! Toot toot!We’re off to the Pig and Whistle in Trentham East for lunch. This quaint 1940s hotel sits at an isolated intersection amongst a farmland setting once famous for potato growing in the area’s rich red volcanic soil. The food at this hotel has been personally road tested by Pete, Jo, Noel and David and determined to be several cuts above standard pub fare. Ride description:This is a cracker of a…See More
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Lisa L replied to David Atkinson's discussion Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lammy in Alice
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Lisa L replied to David Atkinson's discussion Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lammy in Alice
"Not a great pic but scooting past in a blink of the eye on the far right , 7:03 in  Great historical reference to old Melbourne , buildings, roads, airport, service stations and more.https://youtu.be/_gc9z2OS0AI"
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Lisa L replied to David Atkinson's discussion Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lammy in Alice
"Great Spotto David. I have seen a few scooters in some old Melbourne W Class Tram footage on you tube . I’ll see if I can find it again "
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Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019 at Cafe Zen Den

June 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 4pm
Oink oink! Toot toot!We’re off to the Pig and Whistle in Trentham East for lunch. This quaint 1940s hotel sits at an isolated intersection amongst a farmland setting once famous for potato growing in the area’s rich red volcanic soil. The food at this hotel has been personally road tested by Pete, Jo, Noel and David and determined to be several cuts above standard pub fare. Ride description:This is a cracker of a…See More
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Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019 at Cafe Zen Den

June 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 4pm
Oink oink! Toot toot!We’re off to the Pig and Whistle in Trentham East for lunch. This quaint 1940s hotel sits at an isolated intersection amongst a farmland setting once famous for potato growing in the area’s rich red volcanic soil. The food at this hotel has been personally road tested by Pete, Jo, Noel and David and determined to be several cuts above standard pub fare. Ride description:This is a cracker of a…See More
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Scooters in Out-of-the-Way Places - a Lamy in Alice

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 mins 25 secs. I rolled back to discover it was a Lambretta Scooter. A Lammy in Alice in 1962! Think of that!Stay tuned to this video after the Lammy appears for the next sequence about the "Tea and Sugar" train which not only brought supplies to remote central Australian communities but a bank, health…See More
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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Oink oink! Toot toot! - Sunday 16 June 2019'
"Hi Jim, sorry for the late reply. I'm sure the LX125 would be up to the task as we are not going to be riding fast, about 80-85 kms/hr. However I feel it might be a 'big' first ride for a learner. I've noted in the past that many…"
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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.

At 10:23 on September 24, 2015,
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Viet Hoang
said…

No problems David I'll throw up a post on Facebook!

 
 
 

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