Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Wednesday, 12 September 2012

'Stacey' update

Get this........'Stacey' is just about to pass her M.O.T. You have no idea what a huge milestone this is unless of course you have been following our two year journey trying to restore a 1971 motovespa 125 super scooter. 'Our' means me and my son! It is his scooter. We knew nothing about scooters when we took this on. We still don't! However, through the help of the vespa forums and Granddad (well done Granddad); along with tonnes of support and encouragement from our school caretaker Kev (who owns many vespas.....in pieces!) we have finally made it to the end.

from this.................
 
 
 
We sent it to a place called 'Two wheel Technics' here in Plymouth where Rodney has been a gem. He checked 'Stacey' all over. Then he sorted out the flywheel, the lighting and the gear cables for us because we had got them wrong. 'Stacey' now starts; idles correctly, sounds good and has been driven at 20 mph with no problems. The speedo works too. Rodney is a master technician and a very patient and understanding guy!

.....to this coming back from sprayers
 
 

The end is in sight!  Now we have to do our CBT tests and get the head gear! Then, of course, we have to learn how to ride her!!

to almost finished
 
 

I hope we have done the old girl justice in our restoration of her

Steve



 

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