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Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By klm4755
Triming down a windscreen step-by-step walkthru

Enclosed is a step-by-step walk-thru outlining the method used for sizing and trimming down an OEM wind screen as installed on a Vespa 250GTS. The intent of the trim is to allow the windscreen...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By klm4755
Here is a step-by-step linky for fabrication of...

Here is a step-by-step linky for fabrication of my ammo can lockable panniers. I carry ammo in the ammo cans.hehehe
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901834...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By klm4755
Transporting a firearm on Vespa

So, every once and a while I meet up with a couple folks from work at a shooting range for target plinking. While in transport the firearm (empty) needs to be in a locked container with ammo in...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By klm4755
I was tempted to attach to floorboard, but the...

I was tempted to attach to floorboard, but the dual lock is working well. As a side note, I receive lots of airflow up the pant lag to make for a nice cool run on hot days.
Keithm
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By klm4755
I did not desire to drill into the frame (metal...

I did not desire to drill into the frame (metal part anyway). I considered an underside mount, but it would require fabrication of a curved bracket to match the outer mold line and drilling into the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
Not much into top cases. Raises CG of scooter and...

Not much into top cases. Raises CG of scooter and I have pleanty of lockable storage. If needed I have strap a soft back to the oversized rear rack.
Keithm
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By klm4755
you may want to see if the USB is producing power...

you may want to see if the USB is producing power by pluging in a USB light like this one:...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By klm4755
Here is the linky for the retractable iphone 5...

Here is the linky for the retractable iphone 5 chord. Mine has held up well....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By klm4755
Here is a couple enhancement to the hiway peg...

Here is a couple enhancement to the hiway peg bracket:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/vespa%20_hiway2/P1011733_zps2ebf7914.jpg
added center flush fastener, all fasteners are metric...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By klm4755
The fasteners are all stainless steel. I do not...

The fasteners are all stainless steel. I do not see any issues as with this combination as the area of the annode material (Aluminum) is much larger than the area of the cathode (stainless steel)....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By klm4755
Homemade hiway pegs for vespa GTS 250 Project

Enclosed is a step-by-step walkthru outlining the fabrication of hiway pegs for a vespa GTS scooter. The intent of the hiway pegs is to provide cramped leg relief on long distance rides. Couple goals...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,553
Posted By klm4755
As other have pointed out, It's ok to document a...

As other have pointed out, It's ok to document a project and post the walk thru here. Innovation spurs innovations as ideas flourish in an open environment. Some of my threads are hits (4 in ADV hall...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,553
Posted By klm4755
The pannier mount brackets are home made. The...

The pannier mount brackets are home made. The thread walk thru on pannier bracket and ammo can loack system can be found here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901834
Keithm
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,553
Posted By klm4755
I like that pouch, great fit on the bottle.

I like that pouch, great fit on the bottle.
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By klm4755
You may want to bench test the plug, the input...

You may want to bench test the plug, the input should be between 12v and 14v. The USB output is ~5v. All DC current. You may have rec'd a bad plug.
Keithm
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,553
Posted By klm4755
Fabricate a puncture resistant sleeve for the MSR fuel Bottle step-by-step

Enclosed is a step-by-step walk thru to add a Kevlar liner to your MSR type fuel bottle. The intent of the sleeve is to minimize the risk of vessel abrasion failure as the Kevlar material is very...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
Thanks, best mod I have added to the scooter so...

Thanks, best mod I have added to the scooter so far.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/vespa_view/P1011595_zps7620e1ae.jpg
Keithm
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,368
Posted By klm4755
The key to the metallic thread is be in direct...

The key to the metallic thread is be in direct contact with the thread. The touch screen will not react to the threaded glove unless there is finger contact with the metallic thread.
Keithm
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,368
Posted By klm4755
Modifying riding gloves for touchscreen step-by-step

I use the Google maps app as my Vespa's GPS system. This was accomplished by completing a couple modifications that include:
1. mounting the iphone
2. providing USB power to the iphone
3....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
Good point. The scooter is well laden. I did...

Good point. The scooter is well laden. I did weight the front rack + wheel
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/vespa_rack%20weight/P1011476_zpsf1070510.jpg
it came in at 19 lbs 4 oz. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
standard enginering/shop practice is to keep bith...

standard enginering/shop practice is to keep bith pitch and row spacing between 4dia to 6 dia. Ideally the components could have been connected by bead/join weld, but as I have eluded to, I have zero...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
here is the linky: ...

here is the linky:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VESPA-Union-Jack-Race-Flag-Billet-CNC-Side-Panel-Legshield-Badge-Emblem-PX-LML-/320955412598?hash=item4aba6ef076
It has an adhesive film backing.
Keithm
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
Here is a 2-up single day ride report up to Mt....

Here is a 2-up single day ride report up to Mt. Rainer National Park
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900991 ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
I attribute the loss in speed/performance to the...

I attribute the loss in speed/performance to the aerodynamic parasitic drag from the panniers and perhaps the spare tire mount. each pannier and rach weighs 10 lbs, the spare tire and mount weiths 20...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By klm4755
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/chai...

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/chain%20wee/index_zpsd2abb669.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By klm4755
Ya, I spent some time upgrading the scooter for...

Ya, I spent some time upgrading the scooter for more storage. The new vespa's are quite modern, disc brakes (front/rear), fuel injected, freway capable, metal construction, 250cc to 300cc. I just...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,828
Posted By klm4755
Homemade Scooter Pannier rack for Vespa GTS

Enclosed is a step-by-step walk thru outlining the fabrication of pannier racks for a Vespa GTS 250ie. The outline also contains the modification of a ammo can into a lockable metal pannier...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,034
Posted By klm4755
Add a ammo can latch lock step-by-step walkthru

Enclosed is a step-by-step modification to add lock latches to ammo cans. The intent is to eliminate the typical padlock type device and adopt a more polished keyed lock system

...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By klm4755
simplified bicycle carry concept step-by-step walk thru

Enclosed is a concept to mount a bicycle on a Vespa GTS 250ie. The intent of the tread is to utilize all the mounts, racks and panniers added as to facilitate a simple attachment of a mountain bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By klm4755
2-up day trip with Wifey to Mt Rainier on Vespa

It was to be a nice day for a road trip to Mt.Rainier for some day hiking. We decided to put a little 2-up distance on our Vespa GTS 250ie. about 2.5 hours one way....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By klm4755
Good point, I'd suspect it would be desirable to...

Good point, I'd suspect it would be desirable to carry these tools while in touring mode. I'm in the process of fabricating a lockable metal pannier for storage. Here are a couple of shots of...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By klm4755
Yes, the wheel would fit on the back rack, but at...

Yes, the wheel would fit on the back rack, but at the loss of the racks cargo carry ability.
Keithm
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By klm4755
Good comments, I'll take alook at directing some...

Good comments, I'll take alook at directing some flow to the cavity, unaware the cavity usage was for VR cooling. I'll also need to add aux front turn signals as the tire/wheel blocks view from head...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By klm4755
Spare tire carrier for the Vespa GTS step-by-step walk thru

Enclosed is a step-by-step walk thru outlining the fabrication and process for installation of a spare tire on a Vespa GTS 250ie. Note that the Vespa GTS rims are interchangeable. It is OEM...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By klm4755
Since I had excess cable, I am putting it to good...

Since I had excess cable, I am putting it to good use by fabricating a 10 foot tether type looped cable.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/vespa_cable%20III/P1010603_zpsb995582c.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By klm4755
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Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By klm4755
A thicker cable would be be more difficult for a...

A thicker cable would be be more difficult for a thief to cut thru. It is a trade off between cable storage volume, coiled cable size vs. increased level of theft durance. I suspect most folks would...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By klm4755
Since I had much left over cable from the 50 foot...

Since I had much left over cable from the 50 foot spool, I attempted to cut the braided cable with common garage tools. This would provide some indication as to the effort and tools needed to defeat...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By klm4755
Make a Gear security cable step-by-step walk thru

The intent of the thread is to outline a step-by-step fabrication of a security cable which will be used to cable secure the following items to my Vespa GTS 250ie:
1. Operator Armor pant
2....
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By klm4755
Make a rear rack panel + Bungee less stap system step-by-step walk thru

Enclosed is a step-by-step walk thru to fabricate an oversized rear rack for a Vespa GTS 250. The intent of the rear rack is to provide additional cargo carrying capacity. The "footprint" of the rack...
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