Quick answers to the most comonly asked questions For more technical things, including fitting instrutions, and a look here at our technical help pages. Each item we sell has its own page.
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Basic Running Details
|Mineral Oil||Standard scooters||4% for all models except|
D & LD 6%
|Semi Synthetic||As above plus :- |
Mugello, BGM, GT, Casa, Scootopia, Rapido
|Fully Synthetic||As above plus:- |
Imola, Monza, TS1, Super Imola, Super Monza, and kit mentioned in semi synthetic which as been further tuned.
|NGK BR7ES||Denso IW24||Champion N5|
|Normal Riding||NGK BR8ES||Denso IW27||Champion N4|
|NGK BR9ES||Denso IW27||Champion N3|
Basic Model Information
Early pre 1957 models, the frame number can be found on the right hand side of the frame. It is on the vertical part, just in front of the rear wheel. The engine number is also found on the right hand side, at the front of the engine near the two large filler plugs. On all S1/2/3 models the frame number is found by taking the kick start side panel off. On the main frame tube under the fuel tank, the frame number is found there. On some very early S1 models, the frame number was further forward nearer the tool box. The frame is always prefix with the model type, EG Li150*123456, and contains six digits. The IGM (Italian type approval number) follows this. Engine numbers can be found on the top of the engine, directly in front of the rear shock absorber mounting, but it is partially covered by the gear linkage and cables.
If you wish to return your scooter to original, more often than not, your best place is to look inside the horn casting, as this paint rarely gets removed or subjected to the elements that makes paint fade. If this is so take it along to your local car (auto) paint supplier who will match it up for you. You will need to chat to the person/company who will carry out the re-spray, to find what kind of paint they use, (i.e. 2K cellulose etc.) also asking the type (speak to them for more details).
If you want to paint your scooter to original specification colours,
Quick easy wiring questions. The power box has three wires. Red and Black are power in and earth. Brown goes to your lighting circuit as this reads pulses for the Rec counter. Every thing else has its own plug.If your rev counter is not working, make sure you have a resisted spark plug and cap. If you have full CD lights, you will need a specific filter sold seperatly to be able to read from the coil / CDI
Hydraulic is far superior, almost to good for the Lambretta forks and chassis, With this in mind, your forks need to be upgraded, as the hydraulic
can cause a lot of dip in your forks due to how well it works.
So upgrade your forks with progessive uprated springs, new bushes and buffers. You should also fit dampers.
Upside - cheap very effective brakes. Down side almost too effective, so need to upgrade front suspension.
Cable Disc Far East There are two types, exactly as original for use with disc for links, or made for use with original brum links.
We suggest you change the pads, as the factory ones are crap. the mechanism doesn't have as much travel as the original ones, so benefit from packing out the shoes. Because it is from the Far East, the quality is best described as pattern. With careful setting up they will be OK.
Upside - cheap, dont need to change any thing, other then to fit your front wheel rim & tyre, and ride off.
Down side - only marginally more effective then drum.
Disc Italian If you have a drum brake now, you will need to change your fork links. If you are doing that, as above, best to overhaul forks at the same time. The Italian ones come in kit form, so need to be painted, and then built. Couple of things to look out for when building, on the whole better quality control over the Far East, but at twice the price + Upside - original looks - downside for their money they should go together a lot easier then they do.