Alright fellas, apologies for not being on here much these days. I’m in that limbo where I don’t need anyone’s help cos my scoot is running fine plus I’ve not changed anything on it lately, and I don’t know enough about shit to come in here and help others.
Anyway thought I’d let you know I passed my Mod 2 today so can ditch the L plates. Now feeling the need for significantly more speed.....
Haha thanks guys, yeah don't worry I've not become reckless all of a sudden, just enjoyed the extra acceleration. Anyway I've no budget for a faster scoot just yet, though I've got a new Polini pipe and 24mm carb waiting for me to fit, see if I can eke out a little more oomph.
I've used the same rider school all three times I've had scooters, starting in 1993. The bikes are kept at the house of the old guy who runs it and my instructor this time was his son, we worked out he was 8 when I did my first CBT
Well done Leon, nice to get rid of the horrible L plates and to be able to carry a passenger
Dont forget that before you go down the path of looking for more speed that you might well sacrifice something in reliability - certainly whilst getting things set up correctly - and after some of your experiences in getting a reliable scoot its something to bear in mind - maybe enjoy what you've got as long as possible. I've modifed all 3 of my scoots and sometimes i wish I'd left my GP bog standard as it was solid as a rock in std set up and the performance was fine for what i mainly used it for.
That’s good advice Snails. To be honest I’m in the process of fitting a 24mm carb and Polini pipe, and I think that’s the most I’ll do on this scoot. But I do have a hankering for a lardy now. In an ideal world I’d get a ratty Spanish 150 Super and stick a kitted PX engine in it.
I guess this is where you need a good way of benchmarking your scooters performance and the ability to compare any changes made. Otherwise it's very open to perception, which I know in my case is very easily influenced by my desired outcome.