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Simon Bond

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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 07:14:15 PM »
Not sure it's all about targets and patches but I'm also not really big on the lights thing. (catch your drift though)

However I've always thought this bloke on the left did an excellent job of it. Maybe because the lights are  on the bars rather than a rack. In fact that really is the answer for me if I had spots. That's a cool looking scoot I'd say, lights an all.


That has always been one of my favourite pics in that book , Adam . Two lovely scooters particularly the one on the left , two great looking M-1948 parkas (maybe not so rare back then) and l do like the beret the guy has . .
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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 09:24:33 PM »
Just found a pic of a scoot I put together for Hastings museum a few years back and I did it there too.
Loose the rack and get front bars I say....



That's beautiful, Adam, and the spots on the bars works really well.

To be honest, I was quite anti spots for a long time but kept seeing scoots on runs that weren't plastered in them and that got me thinking. Then a mate offered up some to me gratis and I thought I'd try them out. Personally think they add something to my scoot, and aren't overstated. But I certainly get that they're not everyone's bag, and I dislike scoots plastered in them, to be honest. Subtlety along with style.....
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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 01:56:37 PM »
Potentially gonna throw the cat amongst the pigeons here, sorry...

For me the whole idea of extra lights on a scoot sits firmly in the domain of fishtail parkas and target patches - you all know what I mean by that I'm sure.

But hey, it's horses for courses right, just like with our music and sartorial tastes.

And always style over speed - how else we gonna be seen  8) 8)

I know what you mean, yeah, but I think it's how you pull it off. I'm not into the mirrors thing, but I do love a little cluster of spots on the front. The scooters are so beautiful with zero accessories anyway, I do feel it a bit odd to entirely cover them up. Anyway, I pulled the trigger on the carrier/lights. Will show results in good time! 

Thanks for the advice fellas on wiring/MOT etc  :)

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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2017, 12:03:52 PM »
I like the Pathfinder look. Now, you do have to drill holes in the sheet metal, but it doesn't look like "parkas n' targets" to me:
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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2017, 02:16:40 PM »
Glorious scoot, Mike! Yours, or someone you know?
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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2017, 03:04:32 PM »
I like the Pathfinder look. Now, you do have to drill holes in the sheet metal, but it doesn't look like "parkas n' targets" to me:


Better but this did spring to mind too:

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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 04:23:33 PM »
I like the Pathfinder look. Now, you do have to drill holes in the sheet metal, but it doesn't look like "parkas n' targets" to me:


In this case those lights better be working.   ;D   Not my thing tbh though.

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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2017, 07:16:37 PM »
Glorious scoot, Mike! Yours, or someone you know?
No Dr G, just a random pick off the net... I did finally get my S2 project motor back today, will post pictures ASAP...
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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 08:54:38 AM »
Good man, Mike, looking forward to seeing those
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Re: All those lights...
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 11:48:10 PM »


I'm finally very happy with how she looks. Must've been my subconscious that guided me towards lufc colours...

I've changed a few things since buying her but never been entirely satisfied until today. I think that'll be that (for now..). Loving the yellow spots 'matching up' with the gold of the badge and the shiny horn grille visible from below. Just need to get 'em shining now  :)

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