Stella Front Fork and Brake Swap onto a Vespa P-Series

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Introduction There’s a reason why drum brakes are uncommon to see on current production vehicles these days, hydraulic disk brakes are simply better by every measure other than cost. Here in the United States Vespa only imported a large frame with a disk brake for one year, in 2005. Companies like Grimeca offer “semi-hydraulic” conversion […]

Building a Budget Scooter Service Bench – A How-to Guide

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I have been spoiled in the past using Handy brand pneumatic motorcycle lifts while working at motorcycle shops. Not having to lie on a cold concrete floor during the winter months, or the dirty floor anytime of the year, and having a workspace where it is most convenient is easy to get used to. Quite […]

State of the Garage Address – 1 January 2017

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State of the Garage Address – 1 January 2017 Today is January 1st 2017, the first day of a new year.  I have always found the start of a year to be a good time to pause and take stock on the operational state of my fleet.  Last year started with the smallest fleet in […]