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Just arrived today back from the powdercoaters is this new smallframe vespa stand.

It allows the motor to be dropped down for a complete strip without removing it from the frame. There is no more fitting axle stands or bricks 🙂 to jack the bike up.. its all done for you here..

You simply stand forward of the bike and with its own stand folded up you position the new stand below the stand feet on the chassis. Then using the handle and rolling the bike forward it simply props itself up.

The dimensions were taken from my exsisting race stand with some improvements so it will fit any smallframe vespa.

You can contact ‘breezer’ on the smallframe forum if you would like one made.

The motor is now complete and running. Rebuilt to original tune spec but with some nice upgrades to the transmission and ignition to be raced this year by a newcomer to the sport.

The cush drive system has been changed from a solid welded type basket to a new DRT cush system shown below.

This new Drt system utilises the standard pressed steel basket but of course now gives a sprung cush drive that will absorb the shocks from fast gearchanging expected on the track.

Another upgrade has been the Vespatronic Ignition available from Cambridge Lambretta. This is an auto advance/retard unit which also can be used to charge a battery and run lights etc for the road. Fans are easily replaceable by simply undoing 4 screws. Vital on a race bike in case of accidents!

Piston has been replaced as well as all bearings and seals.. Clutch has been upgraded with a 4 plate carbon from unit using the Xl2 base but with uprated springs..available from SIP at a pretty good price..we’ll see if this setup is strong enough for this feisty motor.. 😉

So here we are below.. motor temporarily fitted to the Hornet for ignition set up before being delivered to its new owner.. jetting has been set up rich until its all settled in and ignition will need a dyno session to determine its best setting.