SOME PEOPLE HAVE DROPPED OUT SO PLACES ARE NOW AVAILABLE. Just come along. Ring 0408833764 for the address
This our 2nd workshop event for owners of modern automatic Vespas who have an interest in learning a bit more about how to keep their scooters moving along. Those new to the world of auto Vespas are especially welcome.
Pete will conduct this 2-hour session with a little bit of help from David who will supply the guinea pig Vespa that's got a problem requiring attention. Whereas our first workshop touched on pe-ride safety checks and basic maintenance, this workshop delves deeper into the nitty gritty of things. The venue is an undercover workshop complete with a hydraulic lift and all the tools necessary for the demonstration. Questions are welcome throughout the informal presentation as are your own observations, knowledge and input. Although there’s no need to ride to the venue, for those that choose to, we may have a random inspection to check on whether or not you are keeping up with your regular maintenance.
Saturday afternoon, 1.30 - 3.30 pm, 17 February November 2024
The location is Doncaster East. As this event will be hosted at a member’s private residence, the address will only be given out to those who mark their attendance in advance on this page.
"Yikes, I’ve got a puncture. What the hell am I gonna do now?"
Since the very beginning, classic geared Vespas had the option of carrying a spare tyre. Not just a tyre but a complete rim. In the event of a flat tyre the spare wheel could be swapped over and you’d be off and riding again in about 10 minutes. Moreover the rim could be split in half allowing you to easily remove the inner tube for repair or replacement. Whereas a puncture on a tubed tyre usually means instant and possibly alarming deflation, the advantage of a modern tubeless tyre is that it deflates more slowly giving you time to either pull over safely, or even ride on to the nearest service station.
So, lets imagine that you are in a remote outback town and you get a flat. Its also a holiday weekend and auto workshops and tyre service centres are closed. What are the options for tyre repair that you can manage by yourself? Can you actually change a tyre without a tyre press using just a set of hand tools that you can carry on your Vespa? We’ll explore these possibilities as well as show you how to fix a puncture with one of the many compact repair kits available for motorcyclists. If time allows we’ll also look at how to go about cleaning your air filter, an often neglected task because of its inaccessibility.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of your club