So one day I dragged it out and took a grinder to the arse end and panels... I think it looks brilliant. Horrible, but brilliant.
and took a grinder to the arse end and panels... I think it looks brilliant. Horrible, but brilliant.
“I now plan to finish it in the New Year, but I’ve still got to cut it down further and get the tuned engine back in.
“I’m not stopping there, I plan to replace the radiator for a larger single one and rehouse all the electrics in order to hack the front off. I then plan to either fit Lambretta forks or shorten the existing ones, and fit a 24 litre spare petrol tank from my 900cc Triumph. After that watch this space...”
Personally, I’ll probably be only doing some minor tinkering on my Lammy. At the moment, my real aim for the next year is to get to a small continental rally, just for something different really; I want to ride new roads and meet new people.
I must admit it’s getting a little boring riding to some rallies, hence why I’m going to make the effort to get a group of the YGSCs out onto the continent – so beware European scooterists!
And to be fair, I’m not the only one wanting to get to something a bit different. Ian, our smallframe wizard has booked up and planned a trip to Guernsey to hit the rally there... “Cause I’ve never been to the Channel Islands,” he informs. “I’ve been craving going somewhere different for a while. It’s a nice long ride down to the south coast, and after all, the journey is the most memorable bit.
“I’ll be on a self-tuned V100, complete with Parmakit 130, 30mm VHSH carb, Ludwig & Scherer pipe... not only is it about the ride for this rally, I’d pick that destination over any mainland coastal rally any day. I’m really keen on exploring the historical content on the island. I’m hoping to see the stone circles, the castle and the Second World War remnants from when it was occupied by the Germans (even though that’s non-scooter related). I’m also thinking about Vespa World Days in Croatia, but that’s a long way off yet!”