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SBF VespaNet Cafe 2009 GT/LX/PX/ET


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to punkie : hei mate thanx for the advice.well yes. im going to change into a tubeless soon. haha damn broke now. lol. well ive a question. i thought of changing my tyres to Continental K62. but i don think tong aik sells that. they have shinko instead. well is the shinko any good?

 

to lao uncle : hello hows it going? well yeah thanx for tat tip also. well i don think my bearing busted yet but i shall take a note on that. ive tried going abit faster on the expressway like about 70km/h or so. seems fine. i guess its about getting use to the vespa and how it works.

 

cheers peeps!

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it doesnt matter weather it wobble.. vespa will wobble at 120km/h.. trust me.. me n punkie did it.. wakakak

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it doesnt matter weather it wobble.. vespa will wobble at 120km/h.. trust me.. me n punkie did it.. wakakak

 

think 100km/h it will start to wobble already :lol:

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seriously it wont wobble..

 

hmmm last time mine will...

 

maybe bcos of the wind blowing :cheeky:

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a few days ago, i went to this shop, was looking at riding jackets. i've always wanted to ride north, to nearby places first being a newbie. however i am not very comfortable with that because recently my vespa has been giving problems. it gives me problem whenever i go rounding. what if it happened overseas? :slapforehead: i cringe at the thought of it.

 

i was chatting with the shop assistant and i mentioned touring.

He: "you want to go touring... on ur vespa?"

Me: "hmmm.... i'm not sure yet but why not?"

He laughed and said: "people will laugh. can it tahan or not? skali the engine drop out.:lol: "

Me: "whatever... :sian:i just know that i know people who rode up to thailand on their vespa. so why not?"

 

previously there were opportunities to ride north organised by SBF (the Kukup ride) and friends inviting me to go riding with them up north. I declined, firstly due to parental objection until probation period is over, secondly doubts on my vespa's reliabilty for long distance riding.

 

now that my p plate is down, and i'm itching to go beyond the border on my vespa. plus there are upcoming trips organised by SBF (Trip to Durian plantation and Cameron Highland), which i'm considering to go. the last hurdle is the reliability of my ride.

 

i've been riding my vespa for close to a year. at the beginning, i was a complete noob to riding, all on my own. i learn something about my scooter everytime it gives me problem. however, i'm sure there is much more for me to learn. for the part on maintaining my scooter, i'm afraid i'm missing out something. i can't seem to keep my vespa running in perfect condition without visiting the mechanic once very few weeks. :sian: btw, i'm riding an Excel 150.

 

for those who had gone long distance riding on your vespas, how did you managed to tour on your vespa with a peace of mind? how did you maintain your vespa to such good condition? what are the obstacles you have faced while touring? what are the preparations before setting off to your trip? i'd appreciate any advices. thanks :cheers:

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vespa will wobble if theres a wind blow and if you run over a object.. to me when i ride lyk "rossi" it rarely wobble than again if got wind than my bike will wobble lyk its ridin wave at waikiki beach! hahahaha... :)

 

to puxxie- Continental K62 i noe very sure bout the tyre but if can buy tyre with grips to the road lyk glue..haha..tubeless only cost $180..can wat not that EX..hehe..

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a few days ago, i went to this shop, was looking at riding jackets. i've always wanted to ride north, to nearby places first being a newbie. however i am not very comfortable with that because recently my vespa has been giving problems. it gives me problem whenever i go rounding. what if it happened overseas? :slapforehead: i cringe at the thought of it.

 

i was chatting with the shop assistant and i mentioned touring.

He: "you want to go touring... on ur vespa?"

Me: "hmmm.... i'm not sure yet but why not?"

He laughed and said: "people will laugh. can it tahan or not? skali the engine drop out.:lol: "

Me: "whatever... :sian:i just know that i know people who rode up to thailand on their vespa. so why not?"

 

previously there were opportunities to ride north organised by SBF (the Kukup ride) and friends inviting me to go riding with them up north. I declined, firstly due to parental objection until probation period is over, secondly doubts on my vespa's reliabilty for long distance riding.

 

now that my p plate is down, and i'm itching to go beyond the border on my vespa. plus there are upcoming trips organised by SBF (Trip to Durian plantation and Cameron Highland), which i'm considering to go. the last hurdle is the reliability of my ride.

 

i've been riding my vespa for close to a year. at the beginning, i was a complete noob to riding, all on my own. i learn something about my scooter everytime it gives me problem. however, i'm sure there is much more for me to learn. for the part on maintaining my scooter, i'm afraid i'm missing out something. i can't seem to keep my vespa running in perfect condition without visiting the mechanic once very few weeks. :sian: btw, i'm riding an Excel 150.

 

for those who had gone long distance riding on your vespas, how did you managed to tour on your vespa with a peace of mind? how did you maintain your vespa to such good condition? what are the obstacles you have faced while touring? what are the preparations before setting off to your trip? i'd appreciate any advices. thanks :cheers:

 

Of course ur bike can go touring.

 

Try out short distances around JB & back, slowly increase the distances covered. Have ur bike checked before & after every trip.

Bring along some items, eg. spark plugs, 2T oil, bulbs, a litre of petrol & a handy first aid kit when going for touring.

 

Wear a minimum open face helmet with visor or full face helmet, a jacket, leather gloves, jeans & covered shoes when traveling along North-South Highway. This is for your own safety.

 

My 2 cents

 

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Adek, follow me to Cameron la. I rode a excel before, too. One more thing to bring for vespa - clutch cable which is very important IMO. And make sure your spare tire is also good to go.

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Adek, follow me to Cameron la. I rode a excel before, too. One more thing to bring for vespa - clutch cable which is very important IMO. And make sure your spare tire is also good to go.

 

Bring clutch cable, plus gear cable x2 also must bring leh....

 

There is a tubeless rim for vespa in the market liao. Can invest for a set for touring use.

 

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"RIDE SAFE & SMART"

 

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Touring...on Vespa

Why not?

Going places without hurried, take yr own sweet time to ride, without knowing where u heading and where u gonna eat, sleep & s*it, that, my scooter frens, is touring.

:cheers:

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Peace of mind???? Let see....hmmm..oh ya full piece of mind cos my mech followed...both to jamborees up north, one in kuantan pahang and one in

kay ell

 

During the trip to kl, in r&r over seremban, one vespa had to be overhaul due to some problem...in the end all turned out well

 

On the way back yet another vespa has to be towed using cut fence as towing bar..pretty good experience...MISS IT!!!!

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Touring...on Vespa

Why not?

Going places without hurried, take yr own sweet time to ride

 

The problem going with the counterpart across the cosway is tt they like to go full throttle...on their vespas

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make sure have clutch cable,spare tubes :cheeky:

 

n must noe how to change :cheeky:

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Btw, if you need a test ride, you might wanna follow us to Muar this Sunday for durian tasting session. :D

 

hee hee.... i think there is still a lot of things i need to fix for my scooter, may not be able to make it on time.

 

Bring clutch cable, plus gear cable x2 also must bring leh....

 

There is a tubeless rim for vespa in the market liao. Can invest for a set for touring use.

 

:cheeky:

 

what's the difference between clutch cable and gear cable. aren't they the same? how about throttle cable?

 

i do intend to invest in tubeless tyre but current mechanic doesn't have stock for it, now trying to look around.

 

make sure have clutch cable,spare tubes :cheeky:

 

n must noe how to change :cheeky:

 

yeah... must learn.... i only know half way half way. watched the mechanic change but never do it myself before. when i change to tubeless tyre, i'll make sure i do one tyre myself. haha

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There are actually 2 cables that hold the gear change lever. That 2 cables will also be worn off in time to come (wear n tear).

 

Tip: Oil or grease the inner cables of the clutch & gear cables when changing them. It helps to prevent the cables frm snapping frm time to time.

 

My 2 cents....

 

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"ALWAYS SAFETY FIRST"

 

"RIDE SAFE & SMART"

 

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There are actually 2 cables that hold the gear change lever. That 2 cables will also be worn off in time to come (wear n tear).

 

Tip: Oil or grease the inner cables of the clutch & gear cables when changing them. It helps to prevent the cables frm snapping frm time to time.

 

My 2 cents....

 

:cheeky:

 

orh, i didn't know there is two cables to it. i always go to the mechanic and ask to change my clutch cable once every 2 months. is that redundant?

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There are actually 2 cables that hold the gear change lever. That 2 cables will also be worn off in time to come (wear n tear).

 

Tip: Oil or grease the inner cables of the clutch & gear cables when changing them. It helps to prevent the cables frm snapping frm time to time.

 

My 2 cents....

 

:cheeky:

 

Haha...happened to me before....The cable tt pull the 2,3,4 gear snapped

Stuck in 1st gear all the way to the mech

 

orh, i didn't know there is two cables to it. i always go to the mechanic and ask to change my clutch cable once every 2 months. is that redundant?

 

Nope..tts being SAFE...Once my clutch cable snapped on the way to work from jb(from frens plc) in morning rush hour...rode all the way to work...in the evening after work then change the cable...and it happened a few times over!!!!:giddy:

 

So youre being safe and clever :D

 

So to make things clear...

you have ur clutch cable 1x

gear cables 2x

throttle cable 1x

the brakes..front and rear(snapped b4 also :slapforehead: )

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hie punkie, i called this particular bike shop at deskar rd and the continental k62 tyres are out of stock. so i got the shinko tyres instead from tong aik. haha. well i know the k62 gonna be expensive but i didnt think its that EX! haha.. lol.

 

so yeah the new tyres are doing okie. but now ive a new problem with my bike. its kinda hard to start up. donno why. i tried asking my frend about it and he said that the cause of my bike not starting up is due to an over flow.

 

anytips to trouble shoot this problem?

 

thanx in advance peeps!

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Confirm can bro, don't worry :smile:

I rode total 730km two-ways from Chiangmai to MaeHongSon and back on my '67 Vespa Sprint before.. no problem if going less than 90km/hr and enough 2T.

Of course you need to do overall maintainance and make sure brakes, tyres, clutch cable, gear cable all properly tightened.. be careful when raining cos of small tyres and drum brake tends to skid when road is wet

ok liao :thumb:

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