Post by chookaburra on Jul 23, 2009 17:56:47 GMT 1
I think something blew this afternoon cos they were fine when I left work but riding in slow traffic the engine cut out and then the lights stopped working (headlight and tail). The vespa is running ok but I was wondering if something might have blown when the scoot stopped and that is connected to the lights.
I don't know what to do. What do I do? Is there a simple answer, like tweaking the fuse box? Do i take it to a mechanic? How much will it cost and where do i go in central london?
check youre main fuse and also any earths that are around the lights, follow back the wiring, especialy the earth to see if you can find any problems, sometimes it is a very easy fix that a dealer will charge big for
Post by chookaburra on Jul 24, 2009 17:57:47 GMT 1
The indicator lights are working, the petrol light is working, but the headlight/tail and dash lights are not. Would one bulb blowing short the whole thing, or is it something more sinister. As I said when I believe the lights went the vespa cut out and I had to start it up again.
slips: Hello can anyone please tell me how much 2 stroke oil needs to be added to say 4 litres of petrol for my dad revisiting his youth for his 1960 125 vbb vespa. Must say I'm jealous as it has chromed panels white walled tyres and has been restored so well
Mar 20, 2015 13:43:35 GMT 1
innocentgee: slips: 2% mix, 20ml per litre so 80ml for 4 litres
Mar 20, 2015 15:28:24 GMT 1
slips: Thank you so much for that. I just hope me old man won't ride the scoot and lets me. Fingers crossed.
Mar 20, 2015 17:04:07 GMT 1
stevedolly69: ive got a t5 with a 172 kit 28mm carb wont rev hard just splutters its had a new stator/cdi/plug and cap/new tank and fuel line/tried another carb /resealed the inlet/ has anyone got a clue its drining me bonkers..
Apr 1, 2015 13:28:11 GMT 1
jimmynz: hi all. I need some help with an electrical issue I have. I have just replaced my headlight bulb on my px200e and now when I turn the light on, my indicators and rear tail, brake light stop working. the headlight doesn't work now either. help
Apr 2, 2015 21:25:35 GMT 1
dalstonmick: hello all I have been viewing your posts over the last few months and have decided to join this great site
Apr 9, 2015 14:24:15 GMT 1
putty1974: Hi all, new to the scooter scene and at the tender age of 40 just bought my first scooter, 96 T5,(no Paul Weller haircut I hasten to add).
Apr 11, 2015 0:45:44 GMT 1
putty1974: quite embarrassing question I need to ask, I am struggling to consistently start my T5 and was wondering if there is a knack to it,think I'm doing everything right, fuel lever turn on, choke out but wondering if there is a knack to the kickstart or i
Apr 11, 2015 0:47:58 GMT 1
putty1974: am I missing something??
Apr 11, 2015 0:48:24 GMT 1
vespaskin86: putty it could be a lot of things but from what your saying your doing it rite maybe give the throttle a little twist too, maybe a new plug would help too
Apr 16, 2015 22:00:08 GMT 1
henri: hi putty ,is this from cold or when hot it struggles to start , if hot dont use choke,if when cold as vespaskins says new plug n a service ,if it wont start by 3rd-4th kick somethings off ,ok, H
Apr 17, 2015 13:46:05 GMT 1
putty1974: Hi vespaskins and Henri appreciate this, yeah from cold and had the choke out, had other people say there's a knack to kickstart as well, will change plug and see how that is, failing that a service won't do any harm! Thanks for your help!
Apr 18, 2015 17:40:38 GMT 1
vespaskin86: i'd also check your ht lead running from your cdi unit if a new plug isnt making a difference, by taking out your plug reattaching your lead to plug and kicking it over whilst the plug is in contact with metal to see how good of a spark you have
Apr 22, 2015 11:49:03 GMT 1
vespaskin86: if its not too clever unnatach the suppressor cap by unscrewing it give the lead a little trim and kick it over see if it improves, if so put it all back together. it out sounds like a poor spark from your plug or lead from what you've stated
Apr 22, 2015 12:02:24 GMT 1
DaveB : Hello all, I have recently bought my first vespa and from the advert on e-bay stated orgional italian vespa 1969 when i have received delivery today the certigicate of registration is from asianstan the frame number can not be seen any advice ??
Apr 22, 2015 17:23:52 GMT 1
ting tong: count yourself lucky you now have 5 scooter rolled into one
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Wallopadonkey: Hey guys am looking into getting a px as a first scoot, had a few big bikes but want to slow down a little, any advise I'm 40 something am happy to weld paint tinker but weigh in around the 20 stone mark 6'4 lol
May 5, 2015 21:13:33 GMT 1