Scootering April 2021

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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País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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welcome to the april edition of scootering

This edition marks my journey forwards into the sixth year of my tenure as editor of Scootering magazine. In late 2015, then editor, Andy Gillard, interviewed me down at the magazine head office in Horncastle. Little did I know then how ‘rough ‘n’ rapid’ the course which lay ahead would be… but what a ride it’s been so far! Sure, there’s been a few ups and downs along the way, but Covid craziness notwithstanding, I’ve enjoyed every single minute. Apart from the obvious reasons as to why, like riding scooters for a living etc., my enjoyment of the role has been largely due to the team who I work with. I’m not going to namecheck every single individual, but I can honestly say… from my first edition to this one,…

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your number’s up

In case you missed our previous warnings on this subject, here is a refresher! The DVLA has recently published notice of several changes to the regulations regarding the display of vehicle registrations in the UK, all of which have the potential to catch out unwary scooterists. Classic black Firstly, as from January 1, 2021, there were important changes introduced that affect the ability of vehicles registered in the historic tax class to display the old-style pre-1973 black and silver number plates. Following the change in definition of a historic vehicle for vehicle tax exemption purposes in 2015, an issue was identified in the regulatory requirements for the valid display of a black and silver number plate. This resulted in an unintended consequence where any vehicle over 40 years old and registered in…

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sip wide tubeless rim for lambretta

Finally they are available, the SIP tubeless rims for Lambretta in 2.50-10 (alongside the already known 2.10-10 sizes). No matter whether standard width (2.10) or wide (2.50) the SIP one-piece tubeless rims promote smoother running via state-of-the-art manufacturing accuracy, avoiding the wheel vibrations of the former sheet metal rims. The modern double-hump design of the wheel helps prevent sudden loss of pressure while riding in case of the tyre being damaged. The air escapes slowly enough to enable the rider to safely bring their scooter to a halt. Other potentially hazardous occurrences, such as a valve ripping the inner tube open or it being trapped between the wheel halves during assembly are also no longer possible. The valve is pre-mounted to the rim and long enough to be filled even…

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legal q&a

This information is provided by Stephen Hattersley, of WildWood Legal, a firm of solicitors specialising in claims for injured scooterists. Stephen, a qualified solicitor for 25 years, has been riding scooters for more than 30 years, and has acted for injured riders across the UK. He knows the tricks and pitfalls that insurers use and pulls no punches in his dealings with them. He rides to work every day and understands the challenges you face out there. Q. I was knocked off my scooter and both I and my passenger were injured. It wasn’t my fault – how come you can’t act for both of us? A. We get asked this quite a lot. We’d love to act for both of you and sometimes we can. What we need to do first…

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malossi vr-one reed valve crankcases

The VR-One is for power purists, for those seeking to push their Vespa to the limit. This crankcase has been designed to withstand increased power and is supplied with main bearings for the flywheel side (Ø25xØ52×15) and for the drive side (Ø25xØ62×12) which both use balls instead of rollers, which offer greater radial load tolerance capacity and an additional resistance to axial loads, which is not possible with the original roller bearings. Dedicated seals are also supplied. The greater resistance to stress means the crankcase is perfect for assembly with the Malossi single-ring MHR cylinders, (210cc 57mm stroke), but especially with the 225cc 60mm stroke. The natural partner for this configuration is the Malossi 60mm stroke full circle crankshaft, which is perfect for reed valve induction with the new VR-One. Supplied…

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mb scooters’ lambretta fork spring compressors

MB Scooters’ upgraded fork spring compressors are based on a genuine tool. Mark of MB says: “The genuine tool was a pain to work with, scratching paint and bending. Our redeveloped item doesn’t scratch paint, it fits all links and forks and makes a strip and rebuild simple.” There are finger nuts on both sides. “These fit into the forks without touching them, which makes easy going of a strip and rebuild, the handle is longer and knurled for grip (even when your hands are covered in grease) and they are chemically blacked to keep them from rusting in the workshop,” says Mark. Priced at £23.16 + postage More info: www.lambrettaspares.com…

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