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by formic
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Crazy engine
Replies: 18
Views: 20334

Re: Crazy engine

Can't wait. Let me know when.
by formic
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Dansi Rotor WANTED
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Re: Dansi Rotor WANTED

Hello Hugo,
A member of the UK Rumi club drills out the rivets securing the centre boss and replaces them with small bolts,he then can detach the boss at any time for points adjustment.
Best wishes.
by formic
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: The John Dixon Racer
Replies: 25
Views: 29619

Re: The John Dixon Racer

Well done Ian that's fantastic.
by formic
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Good price Formichino for sale in Sirolo (Italy)
Replies: 1
Views: 2138

Re: Good price Formichino for sale in Sirolo (Italy)

Yes it must be worth the price although shipping costs may make it uneconomical.It looks like an Argentine model with a spare wheel carrier in place of a rear light,interesting how it found its way to Italy.
by formic
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: c'est Formi-dable
Replies: 22
Views: 21444

Re: c'est Formi-dable

I had also noticed this mismatch.It is interesting that this machine was bought from a friend who has two.I wonder if the one he retained is mismatched the other way round.
by formic
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Fleet Flyers are something special!!
Replies: 7
Views: 7140

Re: Fleet Flyers are something special!!

Great photo Ian,that would beat going for a ride out on my Formi or almost anything else.
by formic
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Reggio Emilia / Italy, 5./6. April 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 3903

Re: Reggio Emilia / Italy, 5./6. April 2014

Hello Rudolf
I would dearly love to be there but it is a trifle distant for me.
Please have a great time.
Michael
by formic
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Moto Rumi Junior Gentleman project for sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 5936

Re: Moto Rumi Junior Gentleman project for sale.

Hello Paulos, For years I nagged Brian Coles to sell this motorcycle to me,even though I never saw it.He always told me viewing was awkward as the bike was kept remote from his home.I finally gave up and concluded that this machine didn't exist. How wrong I was. I hope the sale all works out well. M...
by formic
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Quick bit of advice needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 3776

Re: Quick bit of advice needed!

I regularly transport a Formi in the back of a family estate car.However the scooter concerned is fitted with dropped handlebars.To transport a Formi with regular handlebars,I remove the front wheel and load it rear end first.There are members of the UK Rumi club who use family saloons to transport ...
by formic
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Be careful - Formicophilia
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

Be careful - Formicophilia

There is a review, in my Sunday newspaper, of a newly published book about sexual deviancy. Apparently people who gain sexual gratification from Ants (the mind boggles) are known as formicophiles. I think from now on we must be very careful how we describe Rumi owners.
by formic
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Electrical wiring Formichino
Replies: 6
Views: 7773

Re: Electrical wiring Formichino

Hello Scotland, Wiring travels up behind bodywork past the stopswitch and emerges behind the headlight through a small gap under the fuel tank.I have always managed to fish this wiring through but some restorers fit the wiring at the same time as joining the body halves.If this is not clear,I am sur...
by formic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: UA15s details + front glass for Formichino
Replies: 24
Views: 17214

Re: UA15s details + front glass for Formichino

I have got myself in the same muddle as Lasse once did .Sorry for that.
by formic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: UA15s details + front glass for Formichino
Replies: 24
Views: 17214

Re: UA15s details + front glass for Formichino

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/mswatling/018_zps66741233.jpg These pictures show scooters restored using LD lenses with a third one sadly bearing the innocenti name. I can only guess that they are a later model than that owned by Scotland. Input from a Lambretta expert (greasy fingers) wo...
by formic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: UA15s details + front glass for Formichino
Replies: 24
Views: 17214

Re: UA15s details

Hello Scotland,
I have used LD lenses on at least three occasions and they have all measured 110mm.
Best wishes
Michael
by formic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: UA15s details + front glass for Formichino
Replies: 24
Views: 17214

Re: UA15s details

Hello Scotland,
The headlight lens as fitted to Lambretta LD and D models will fit your headlight and are available from spares outlets.
I have struggled recently to obtain one without the Innocenti logo but even thus marked it can be a short term fix.
Happy new year
Michael
by formic
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Improve Dellorto UB20 (connection to the manifold)
Replies: 28
Views: 25424

Re: Improve Dellorto UB20 (connection to the manifold)

Hello Hugo,
I have a spare dellorto UB20S body to which you are perfectly welcome if it helps.The air filter spigot is threaded but you could probably overcome that.
by formic
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Surprised and wondering about Moto Rumi bolts
Replies: 191
Views: 171363

Re: Surprised and wondering about Moto Rumi bolts

Would it be possible for a bolt manufacturer to omit the hex socket from a cap screw?
This would just leave Arthur to mill our own socket and would keep the rolled thread enthusiasts happy.
by formic
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: crankshaft seals
Replies: 17
Views: 16923

Re: crankshaft seals

Faced with such a problem I would go straight to parmakit.
by formic
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: crankshaft seals
Replies: 17
Views: 16923

Re: crankshaft seals

Hello Bonneville
As you correctly say,the oil seals are a standard fitment.These are a press fit in the carriers (aluminium rings).It is difficult to imagine how,on dismantling the engine,you have damaged the carriers.
Best of luck, Michael
by formic
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Latest scooter
Replies: 2
Views: 4295

Re: Latest scooter

Thanks Hugo.
by formic
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Latest scooter
Replies: 2
Views: 4295

Latest scooter

Hello all here is my latest work,only spoiled by Lambretta seat covers which I shall change soon.
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by formic
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Ex Rumi owner from the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 9563

Re: Ex Rumi owner from the UK

Trevor Wiltshire sold me a swinging arm casting in 1962,which I could barely afford, he delivered it to me in Colchester on a BMW motorcycle.He must have been one of the first to completely polish a RUMI scooter,which featured in a scootering magazine at the time.
by formic
Wed May 29, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: A blast from my thirties, back on the road!
Replies: 2
Views: 3649

Re: A blast from my thirties, back on the road!

Lovely motorcycle.Dont know how you got it onto that stand.
by formic
Fri May 24, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: New from the Netherlands with a Rumi Economico
Replies: 19
Views: 16679

Re: New from the Netherlands with a Rumi Economico

Now that has definitely upset Greasy Fingers.
by formic
Thu May 23, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1803
Views: 1291743

Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Just looked on ebay it is listed as Oring cord.