I was only thinking to myself the other day, ‘What on earth has happened to Nick Prince?’ Well it transpires fellow SLUKer that he’s been busy enjoying himself and spotting a few cushty parts for us on his travels.
Suitably disguised in Del Boy raincoat and flat cap he prowled the dealer village at the Isle Of Wight rally, on the hunt, as ever for the latest innovations… Mind you, he must have stood out like the b****cks on a bulldog with all that gear on, with it being around 28 degrees in the shade!
He who dares wins Rodders, or in other words take it away Princey and show us what caught your eye.
Keith Newman K2 Custom Classics
Four items caught my eye on Keith’s well equipped stall. All are functional and solve issues we’re faced with. First off a handy Vespa P range jerry can and floor plate. It sits on the floor just below the tool box, in between your legs, fill the can up and no more worries about running out of fuel. The jerry can can be removed and it leaves a nifty floor plate, which more rally related gubbins can be strapped to for extra storage.
Along similar lines, if you ride a GTS, Keith has produced a very stylish branded floor plate which not only looks good, but has the ability to double up as storage too.
K2 Packing plates
Moving along to lambretta, Keith has produced some nicely plated cowling packers, individually sized at either 1.5, 3 or 5mm depth. If you’ve increased the crank stroke on your lammy, these will allow you to pack your cylinder head cowling and negate the issues of inlet and outlet manifolds getting in the way and continued ease of access to your spark plug.
Also nicely plated is a new clamp on fork spring compression tool, freeing up your other hand to fiddle around getting your links and buffers out of the fork during a rebuild and of course, during their replacement. Simply clamp the tool to your fork leg using the U-shaped threaded shackle in roughly the right area then compress the shaped prongs down onto the spring and rod using a suitably sized spanner on the hex head at the other end.
These are really just a fraction of what Keith had on his stall and he’s well up for manufacturing bespoke custom items too. Keith’s website is the best place to go for pricing and orders.
SIP Scootershop had these goodies from PLC Corse on their stand at IoW. PLC improved Lambretta series 1, 2 and 3 engine mounts. These look really interesting. Primarily the current set comprise of a tough nylon inner which makes them ideal for race and sprinting use, (John from JB tuning confirmed that is the case). The helpful fellas on the SIP stall confirmed however, that PLC are in the process of producing mounts with a softer damping composite, ideal for road use. In truth, I can’t wait to try a set and does the circlip retainer mean you can change from race mounts to road? That’d be ideal for any BSSO rider or straightliner who competes on a road bike. I guess we’ll have to wait and see but visit SIP for the latest info.
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