Mushroom, I see Allstyles scooters have some, sorry don't know how good they are, tho mate. All the best. Jim☺ Just asked a mate and he said he used a brake switch from All styles on his Rally and the were fine.
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2017 16:27:10 GMT 1 by mijapxman
i think the rally dc version can be used on 12 volt conversions ,but not 100% sure ,will check for you . one other option is a generic brit bike one ,fastened to a bracket on centre stand bolt,will take a picture of mine on a vna chassis . or there are brake light switches for older models that didnt have them fitted ,it hangs from a bracket from bottom shock mount with a spring to brake arm . www.allstyles-scooters.com/acatalog/vespa_brake_light_switch-p2.html . an the allstyles page also has the rally dc switch with a "*ac 12volt conversions" nxt to it,worth ringing them an asking ray or gary . H
if its got wheels n makes a noise I wanna play with it, skateboards included coz "skate-punks rule",
Cheers H Stupid Beedy's loom had two green and whites and one blue going to the switch which bunched it up in the terminals I've pulled that back out and run singles down to the switch to make it less bulky in there
Brake light switch sorted, now I have another problem Back brake cable outer just pulled through the hole In fact it broke through the little ferrule on the end of the outer and prolapsed itself up the cable through the hole in the tunnel Most pics I've seen of old vepsas have a short length of conduit carrying the cable through the tunnel Mine does not Do I just stick a new cable in and hope for the best ?
Surely I should have the little conduit like these ?
There are 2 set ups for this, early VBA had a super short outer cable and the 'stopper' for the outer cable is right at the back of the frame just inside where the cable enters the frame below the engine swing arm. In this set up the outer is only about a foot long, and only the inner cable then runs through the frame.
All later models have the stopper in the end of that little tube you no longer have.
Without the stopper your brake is not going to work, it will just pull the whole cable through when you apply the brake.
What has happened to the small tube?
Really you need that welding back in, or you could with a bit of ingenuity and a cable ferrule convert to the VBA style, but bear in mind this needs to be 100% secure or your brake is going to fail when you need it most..
Small tube was never on there, this is a '62 Douglas Sportique I was wondering if I could fit a tophat on the end of the ferrule where it comes through the tunnel by the pedal Just so it has a bit more resistance on the outer?
It would have had the small tube originally for sure, they all did.
Don't see how you will get access to fit a top hat at the pedal end as it needs to go inside the frame but you may be able to at the other end of the frame, that was what I was trying to explain in my earlier post.
The VBA (early Italian version of the sportique) had an outer cable that only ran as far as the hole in the frame where the cable goes through just in front of the engine, from there there was a reducer to stop the outer cable pulling through and just the inner cable then ran up to the pedal.
So you may be able to get a top hat to work there to do the same and just cut the outer cable down to suit.
But as said, this needs to be 100% secure and totally unbreakable.