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    Haha well you are only in Coventry... weather is pretty awful though
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    I actually went pillion for the first time since the tt, with someone other than pet

    his bike is better than boris's, however the chain needs replacing.

    didn't :P it's about 11 miles away

    with the amount he eats? it's cheaper for mummy to pay (see earlier spoilt children comments)
    :gasp: How traumatised was he after?

    That's not hard and you don't say

    Where'd you sleep then?

    Surely children shouldn't be allowed that much independence :dontknow:

    (Original post by F4LL3N)
    I rode it briefly, very low !! Didn't affect me as much as I thought it would though, its nice
    There's a reason for that! Of course Tabitha is nice. My gear lever is still iffy though, what can I spray at it?
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    (Original post by Lantana)
    There's a reason for that! Of course Tabitha is nice. My gear lever is still iffy though, what can I spray at it?
    Lol is there really? Yeah it is a bit iffy... although I only noticed it in the lower gears? Mmm you could try some WD40, but otherwise might just need adjusting.
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    (Original post by F4LL3N)
    Haha well you are only in Coventry... weather is pretty awful though
    dry here
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    dry here
    I hope it is tomorrow/Sunday. It has been awful down in London...
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    (Original post by F4LL3N)
    That would be ridiculous.... lol I'll aim to leave around 8.30, but think we might be going to sort out wiggle's brother first. Will see how I feel lol
    The freezer woke me up at 1am :mad:

    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    im an hour away by motorway, but they are silly things.

    gonna see how early i can leave and aim for earlier (so when i get lost its not a problem )
    I've been to Coventry before. I don't remember much about the route though.
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    (Original post by F4LL3N)
    I hope it is tomorrow/Sunday. It has been awful down in London...
    i know, i was delivering pizzas in it :pinch:
    raining now though

    (Original post by Juno)
    I've been to Coventry before. I don't remember much about the route though.
    i cant find a remotly fun one that takes less then 3 hours

    dual carriage ways/motorways it is then.
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    i know, i was delivering pizzas in it :pinch:


    i cant find a remotly fun one that takes less then 3 hours

    dual carriage ways/motorways it is then.
    Uh, there's country roads near my house you can go if that's classed as fun?
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Uh, there's country roads near my house you can go if that's classed as fun?
    yeah, just motorways are boring.
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    (Original post by F4LL3N)
    Lol is there really? Yeah it is a bit iffy... although I only noticed it in the lower gears? Mmm you could try some WD40, but otherwise might just need adjusting.
    Tried that already - it helped and now it's as bad as it was before
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    After a pretty wet week in london, and watching all my 'wanabe biker' friends suffer. I'm thinking about getting a refund on my CBT.

    Just wondering if i was to do my test after jan2013... how many more tests and also how much more money would i have to spend compared to the tradition mod1 + mod2.
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    (Original post by DWC)
    Im not experienced with Piaggio but the usual mods apply everywhere i.e exhaust, airbox, drive rollers

    Some scooters have a restrictor on the drive pulley that you just take out.

    However if its running like a dream maybe just enjoy it
    Ok, this is a bit of a long story. I've had the actual bike since my 16th birthday, i basically used it everyday for college an work. Even after i got a car i still kept it running to save petrol. But, on my way home from work for there is a big hill that i would try to max the bike on everytime. After i removed the restricter (or whatever its called) i would regularly see 45+mph on this big hill. But on one run home i blew the engine. The bike was sat in one of our barns until 2 weeks ago when i decided to get it up and running. I went to a breakers yard and bought another Piaggio Zip of a similar age that i could strip for parts. As one of my brothers works on bikes for a living and we stripped the bike for all its running gear (it had been in a crash and all of the bodywork was ruined, but the running gear was in top nick) and put it into mine. I wanted to get it going for a bit of fun and to save me using the car on short journeys. This time round i thought that i would modify it as much as i could for as little money as i could. It won't matter massively if it blows up again because then i'll scrap it and get a 125.
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    Ok, this is a bit of a long story. I've had the actual bike since my 16th birthday, i basically used it everyday for college an work. Even after i got a car i still kept it running to save petrol. But, on my way home from work for there is a big hill that i would try to max the bike on everytime. After i removed the restricter (or whatever its called) i would regularly see 45+mph on this big hill. But on one run home i blew the engine. The bike was sat in one of our barns until 2 weeks ago when i decided to get it up and running. I went to a breakers yard and bought another Piaggio Zip of a similar age that i could strip for parts. As one of my brothers works on bikes for a living and we stripped the bike for all its running gear (it had been in a crash and all of the bodywork was ruined, but the running gear was in top nick) and put it into mine. I wanted to get it going for a bit of fun and to save me using the car on short journeys. This time round i thought that i would modify it as much as i could for as little money as i could. It won't matter massively if it blows up again because then i'll scrap it and get a 125.

    Tbh there's barely anything you can do to mod a 50cc bike like that. The engine isn't designed to make any more power and the only things that will make any real difference is like boring it out but then you need to buy new bigger pistons.

    Tbh i'd sell it as a working bike and just buy a 125....
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    im an hour away by motorway, but they are silly things.

    gonna see how early i can leave and aim for earlier (so when i get lost its not a problem )
    lost is fun LO doesn't get lost


    (Original post by Lantana)
    :gasp: How traumatised was he after?

    That's not hard and you don't say

    Where'd you sleep then?

    Surely children shouldn't be allowed that much independence :dontknow:



    There's a reason for that! Of course Tabitha is nice. My gear lever is still iffy though, what can I spray at it?
    Apparently he didn't see what the problem was

    got a lift home

    whats that

    pink paint
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Tbh there's barely anything you can do to mod a 50cc bike like that. The engine isn't designed to make any more power and the only things that will make any real difference is like boring it out but then you need to buy new bigger pistons.

    Tbh i'd sell it as a working bike and just buy a 125....
    Ok, i'll consider that.
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    (Original post by Bathwiggle)
    lost is fun LO doesn't get lost

    pink paint
    Unlike someone...

    You're evil!
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    Ugs is fixed now :grin:
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    i know, i was delivering pizzas in it :pinch:
    raining now though


    i cant find a remotly fun one that takes less then 3 hours

    dual carriage ways/motorways it is then.
    Where are you coming from?

    I know most/some good roads around Cov, so gimme a start point and a destination and I'll have a think.
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    Am on bike holiday. Try not to miss me too much!
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Tbh there's barely anything you can do to mod a 50cc bike like that. The engine isn't designed to make any more power and the only things that will make any real difference is like boring it out but then you need to buy new bigger pistons.

    Tbh i'd sell it as a working bike and just buy a 125....
    After much thought i've decided to give the bike to my brother as a 16th birthday present at the end of next month. I'm considering doing what you said and boring the engine. How much would this cost and would it be legal? Also, although the bike is mechanically sound, most of the panels on the bike are scratched and it looks very scruffy. There is also a small tear on the seat that has some duct tape on. Would it be worth replacing these or would it be better to leave it as it is?
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