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My new project

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by JK240, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    I know some of you guys will know, but after the Sam went I bought myself a Porsche 968 Sport, which whilst in itself was a great car and did everything really well it just wasn’t me at all, just a bit soul-less.

    So I sold it, and as I can’t really afford to put all my money into another Z at the moment (a daughter at university looming and other such expenses) so I’ve gone back to my first love and bought another Lambretta.

    The scooter in question is quite a rare thing in itself for anyone that knows about these beauties, a 1964 Eibar Li150 S2 Winter. And in stunningly original condition, I’ve never seen one quite so good and all I plan to do is rebuild the engine and then preserve the bodywork as much as possible, keeping it as original as I can whilst being totally reliable (ha ha, lammy’s yeah right).

    Cool pit bike for Donington though eh?

    Cheers

    JK
     

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  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Interesting, I know you like scooters. I can remember those with the rounded front mudguard.

    I see you've installed a 'couch' so that you can get a pint of lager and admire it!

    Keep us informed of progress please.
     
  3. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    You keep going downhill then.....:D
     
  4. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Great rolling project JK. In 1977 I offered a guy down the road £5 for his D reg Lambretta. He said no, he wanted twice that! I didn’t have the money as I was only 15 at the time. Shame!
     
  5. Sam_C

    Sam_C
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    Welcome back, JK! Whilst you’ve been away I’ve been keeping the faith. Currently refreshing the Flaxton Flyer, which I built in 2000.


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  6. yellowz

    yellowz
    Z Club Member

    My eyes, my eyes. it burns!

    and what is the slipper all about?
     
  7. Sam_C

    Sam_C
    Z Club Member

    I guess I haven’t got the hang of posting photos yet...
     
  8. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Ha ha, yeah I think I’ll be spending a good deal of time in the garage over the winter so I thought I needed to be comfy :D
    The things we should have done, eh Mike. I bought my last scooter as a project for about 800 quid in about 2002, this one cost over 4 times that, but still a bargain in my opinion anyway.

    Cheers Sam, that looks good. Maybe catch up at one of the Yorkshire rallies next year :thumbs:
     
  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Over here is where you pick 'em up cheap - may mate does that and flogs them for a tidy profit at Beaulieu.
     
  10. Sam_C

    Sam_C
    Z Club Member

    Lower values for those French scooters Sean, with them being LHD......
     
  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Shyt, forgot about that I'm so used to it. Bigger, federal bumpers too AND in kms so sorry, commentaire inutile dessus !
     
  12. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER Staff Member Moderator

    Painted a few of these in my time surprising how many parts there are to paint.
     
  13. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    has anyone on here got a proper motorbike?
     
  14. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    You mean instead of a hairdryer?

    Not currently but had a few in the past ... too old now.
     
  15. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Yes, scooters are nice for kids and girls.
     
  16. Sam_C

    Sam_C
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    Not all of them!

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  17. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    bet that was fun!
     
  18. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Yawn....!
     
  19. yellowz

    yellowz
    Z Club Member

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    Terminal velocity - does that mean it died from going that fast..................................
     
  20. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
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    I basically traded my Laverda 750s for my 260z in 2002 when it dawned on me that a) I was never going to be Mick Doohan and b) if I kept falling off as regularly as I was then sooner or later I would really hurt myself. And that would really hurt.
    I haven't regretted it. I now just hurt myself falling off bicycles.
     

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