Like many Lambretta owners, the standard Speedo’s are rarely reliable and the one my Series 1 is no different. I’ve just rebuilt the engine with a cast iron Gori kit, so I’d like to track mileage as well as speeds.
I don’t want to add anything modern, even a SIP Speedo that keeps the looks. (I haven’t had much joy setting these up in the past). So, I thought my best option would be a simple GPS Speedo that didn’t need wiring and was easily removable. After looking around the internet I found a CYCPLUS on Amazon which I ended up ordering.
On my full face helmet I have a Sena Intercom, which I’ve been using successfully for a number of years now. I wanted to use the intercom on my open face helmet, but adding bits and pieces to the outside of the helmet is not aesthetically appealing.
When you’re riding in the Summer through beautiful countryside along twisty roads seemingly carefree, you can sometimes see the envy from people cocooned in their cars and rightly so, it’s the best feeling in the world. But it’s not always Utopia. It’s foolish to ride in shorts and T-Shirts. Especially when touring. So we don’t always escape the heat. Sometimes it gets very hot. For instance, Riding through France the heat can reach heights that make you feel like your riding gear is going to melt to your skin. Even when it’s bearable, when you stop the heat envelopes you with a claustrophobia that takes your breath away.
A number of people who own the GT186 have had their reeds break. There has been a number of theories as to why, but one cure is to double up on the reeds. Another solution is buy a set from Darrell Taylor of Taylor Tuning. He is supplying reeds for the GT kits.
There won’t be many of us that don’t have a Lambretta wheel stand, they were one of the first tools we got towards our collection and if you didn’t have one, there was always someone nearby who did. I’ve a few accumulated over the years.
The Lambretta chain guide has been made many times, by many people and in various forms. The ability to have the chain guide pull the chain down as well as push it up has given us the chance to dump the worn chains for new ones.
Some months ago, Anthony Tambs of Scootronics released a new version of the regulator. Many of these products may already exist in one format or another but the quality of the Scootronics is like night and day. The Scootronics Regulator was released in January. It’s 120 Watt AC Regulator with regulated DC output.
Oiltek have been working away at making life easier again for us Lambretta riders with another tool which has been out a while now. This time a smaller and neater flywheel holder that will fit toolbox and easier to take with you when travelling.