Back in the olden days, in a time when we lived with 3 TV channels, the fear of nuclear war and metal dustbins, trying to solve a scooter problem, you would usually have to phone a friend from the house phone, bodge it or guess how to fix it. When it was fixed, we had to run the gauntlet with the local bikers and casuals and relied on hope to keep our motors running. The good old, bad old days.
Thankfully, time and technology have moved on and one of the greatest resources is the Internet. It’s a remarkable source of information to help solve carburettor problems, engine builds and restorations. It’s still not always the answer though. Some forums and Facebook groups can end up giving you a multiple choice of answers, including the wrong advice and ruin all your hard work.
Maintenance and the usual checks are usually essential on a Lambretta. Gearbox oil, cables, tyre tread and air pressure, carburetor, spark plug, petrol flow, filters, connections, the list goes on, but have you ever been complacent when everything seems to be ticking along nicely without a worry? Have you ever got lazy when checking for the simple things like the wheel nuts? I have, a lot. About a week before I was heading to France for my Western Front Run I “dodged a bullet”.
The Oil Sight Glass lets you check your oil level without having to take out the oil level plug to see if you have enough oil in your engine.
I’ve updated the Links page with more links.
Added are links to various Lambretta Clubs around the world.
AF Rayspeed have issued a product recall on their own Clo5e Ratio 5 Speed Gearboxes after a couple of failures at Mallory Park Racing practice Friday on Friday 23rd March.
Link below to the news on the SLUK website.
Anthony Tambs of Scootronics continues to add to his portfolio of Lambretta electrical hardware and the latest item is a DC CDI.
I spoke to Anthony about its merits.