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Scootering October 2018

The UK's biggest and best scootering magazine - with over 130 pages containing some of the best examples of customised and restored Lambretta and Vespa scooters in the world, new scooter reviews and test rides, events/ rallies/ show reports, and the massive 48-page pull-out Scooter Trader section - the best place to buy & sell scooters, spare parts and memorabilia! Each month Scootering also has a large Music section with reviews, band news, interviews and event exclusives. It also regularly raids the archives to bring you best scooter stories and pictures from yesteryear, from Maico to Heinkel, Lambretta to Triumph! With the best classified ads in the business, the very latest news (often before anyone else in the UK!), it's a must read for every scooterist of all ages

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United Kingdom
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English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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in deze editie

2 min.
welcome to the october edition of scootering

Just as I sat down to write this month’s welcome column, I was faced with the sad news that scooter luminary and LCGB legend Kev Walsh had passed away. Normally this column is the editor’s chance to frame some of the current content for the reader and convey the ethos of the edition. I was going to wax lyrical about the brace of Nosferatu customs we have, the ‘quick rides’ series Stan has started, the SCK factory race rep, and certainly Wild Thing being back with a bang. But none of that somehow seemed to matter at the time of writing, not with the news of Kev’s passing. A few months ago Scootering writer, and close friend of Kev’s, Stu Owen set to work on a collaboration with Kev, to…

1 min.
scootering was brought to you with the help of...

Stu Smith Vespa & Lambretta owner, scooter obsessive, amateur home mechanic, rally goer, Mod sympathiser, music lover and general all round good egg. He writes your rally reports, be nice to him. Nik Skeat Vespa P-range obsessive, well-travelled rally rider since the 80s, and founder of the once notorious Scooterboy World online forum. He’s also a brilliant beer-brewing bearded Scootering feature writer. Paul Green Vespa & Lambretta scooter enthusiast, BSSO professional and general good egg. Our Paul has a long history of scootering both on the road and on the track, with the breakdown bills and crash scars to prove it. Stuart Owen Life member of the LCGB, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, racer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Darrell Taylor Two-stroke tuning guru, scooter…

1 min.
rust bullet

Keeping rust at bay while maintaining patina is a constant battle for owners of original paint scooters. It’s two years since Stan completed his DL ‘rusteration’ project and so far Rust Bullet has prevented any deterioration. Although it’s available in different colours, ‘Clear Shot’ is probably most interesting to Scootering readers. Applied by brush, roller or spray gun it has a clear, high gloss finish that’s exceptionally hard. Although it can be applied directly over rust, the surface needs to be spotlessly clean as any dust will tint the product. There aren’t too many tins of paint that come with seven pages of instructions but trial and error suggests the best way to apply it is by a ‘dry brush’ technique, covering areas of rust with several very light coats. As…

8 min.
kick start

NEW MALOSSI 177CC SPORT KIT FOR VESPA PX125 NOW AVAILABLE AT VE Designed for fast road use and touring, the new cylinder is manufactured from plated aluminium and features seven enlarged transfer ports and a steel screw-in exhaust stub. The included twin-ring piston has also been lightened to improve performance. For ease of use the 177cc cylinder kit has been designed to use a crankshaft with the original 57mm stroke. Malossi hasn’t stopped at modifying the cylinder and piston either – a newly redesigned head is also included that has been computer-designed to allow for optimal cooling. Quoted performance figures from Malossi are from 18-25bhp depending on the final setup (exhaust/carb etc.). VE (UK) also recommends the use of a fast flow fuel tap. To order the above or view the…

1 min.
more teeth vicar?

VE (UK) now supplies clutch drive gears for the Vespa large frame, six- and seven-spring clutches, in several tooth counts. The new clutch drive gears allow you to either replace a worn/damaged drive gear or alter your overall gearing ratio to allow for further tuning modifications or to allow better performance. The six-spring clutch drive gear has a backing plate size of 96mm, while the seven-spring versions have a 108mm backing plate. To view the complete range of clutch products available from VE (UK)... Visit: www.ve-uk.com…

1 min.
indicator mot failures update – common sense prevails!

As we reported a couple of months back, a change to MOT regulations was leading to completely standard scooters failing their test due to an obscure clause which meant that their rear indicators were too close together. After this was queried by Scootering magazine and MOT stations across the country, an update was issued which claimed that the original change was a mistake, and that an update would be issued. That change is now in place, and it’s pretty much a return to ‘as you were’. Front indicators remain at 300mm at the front and 180mm at the rear. Furthermore, there is no requirement for testers to get the tape measure out unless there is a strong suggestion that the indicators are placed much too close together. Nik…