Strip down once back home
Once I got back home I stripped the engine to see how the other parts had coped during the 2780 miles covered during the Poland trip. I had ran the engine on a 2% oil ratio as the induction is dirrectly over the big ned bearing. While away the engine had been very economical, at most fuel stops I was putting less fuel in than the other lambrettas riding with me, Russel Baker on his “Brig me sunshine” TS1 powered LD mutant, Nige Hadley on his TS1 powered LI black special and Adrian Donnelly on is TS1 powered series 2. Great riding partners as usual. also the pair who also rode part of the way back with us, Grahame Fowler on his BSG305 powered LI special and Nick Jordan on his Avati powered GP.
When it all came apart it all still look brand new as you can see from the image gallery below.