One quick question

Special circumstances mean we are taking a well-earned Bank Holiday break here on SLUK and we’ll be back updating the site from 31st of August.

Hopefully by now we’ve got you hooked on SLUKin, and you’ll be feverish for more by the time we come back.

While we are gone we’re going to ask you this one quick question:

How can we make SLUK even better and what would you like to see more (or less) of?

You can answer either in the comments below or privately via editorial@scooterlab.uk

“There’s a hole in ma piston whatta I’m a-gonna do?”

Bodged pistons

Talking of Scooterhelp here’s Diablo Al’s Speed Demons S.C roadside bodge for a holed piston. In this case it may not have worked out as well as it could but it got Chris C’s Lambretta up and running again… for a few miles. Who else other than scooterists would even consider stripping an engine down at the side of the road then bodging a crucial part back together using the bolt from the bottom of an industrial wheelie bin?

Send us your bodge

If you’re out and about over the Bank Holiday, whether it’s the Isle of Wight, Venlo, Brighton, Scotland or anywhere else be sure to record any bodges you may attempt and let us see them. Videos, photos and general roadside banter with your mates are all good to have.

Scooterhelp.com returns

Excellent on-line scooter resource Scooterhelp.com was off-line recently and already folks were missing it for useful tools like the gearing calculator.

We contacted owner Daniel, who explained the following:

“Yeah – my hosting company that I have been with for 12 years couldn’t figure out a recurring payment that has been automated for the last 2 years and just suspended the account. Nice loyalty to me, but I resolved it with them so hopefully it won’t happen again.

 

“Someone offered to buy scooterhelp.com recently and I decided I kind of like having this online presence that I can mess with and is useful to people (although I have had very little time lately). There have been small updates here and there, but I haven’t published an updates page in about 8 years.

 

“No long-term plans except getting back into it when time and family permits.

 

“Other than that, just business as usual.”

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