24 Feb

A few changes

Not entirely sure what this year holds for me.. work is taking priority. However a few meetings here and there should be possible..

I want to head back to Elvington and run the mile as planned last year (but the event was cancelled. ( see previous post).

So.. a few upgrades… one is the re fitting of the upgraded mappable ignition.

Available from Charlie Edmonds at Performance Tuning. It works in conjunction with the Varitronic/Vespatronic ignition.

There are various outputs for various ancillaries.. shown is the shift light which can be set to flash at any given rpm.

Below is the mapping unit itself.

This box is a special upgraded unit for my bike.. so thanks Charlie.

I have been using a shift light on my vespa since 2009. I find it easier to use than a rev counter. The led can  be ordered in various sizes.. shown fitted is the large version. Its 26mm in OD. Will test that first. I have the 10mm option fitted up and ready to go if need be.

So… further work tomorrow.. 🙂

Well… we got there but due to the terribla weather and standing water it was unsafe to run..

so.. what to do?

I know… head to Scooterotica for the dyno-day!

The idea of Dan’s was to invite many high end scooters to have one day of comparison on one dyno.

I knew the bike had a slight misfire low down which needs to be resolved but it also got one up at high rpm which we investigated and found on the day.

It made 31.5 hp but not quite reaching its peak rpm due to low egt/pipe temps.

I would like to thank Shaun and Dan for the tea and biscuits. For their time and good idea to set some ‘standards’ and to see whats what. Some interesting results came out of the day and how they actually relate to the real world as shown by actual sprint times.

video here

dyno at scooterotica