Can it be done? Scooter has been hand painted for some reason and the original colour is underneath. I spoke to someone who paints small models etc for a hobby and he said it can’t be done. Any chances?
Indicator switch is in, need to try it out see if it works. Turns out the part where the mirror threads on to was catching the gear shifter. How hard should the mirrors be to remove? I had to use a lot of force to take them out, seems somebody didn’t put them in correctly and the top of thread is stripped. Is it Norma, for groove to be cut out in the tubes for the mirror to sit? Looked like someone had a dremel or file to it.
Replacing indicator switch, end of the switch where it connects is stuck in the neck of it all. Only way to get it out is removing the headset entirely. I can remove the gear cables and clutch but wouldn't want to touch the disc brake if possible.
This is is what it looks like on the end of the switch, not sure if they come out individually because it’s not very obvious where they plug in. I was going to take the headset off and just follow the lead, see where it ends up
I have a new switch which is needs connecting up, LML type instead of a Piaggio one.. It has a box on th end where the wires connect in to, is it as easy as plugging it in or do the wires come out and plug in individually?
Smalł chip on the board had come off the actual board itself so had order another indicator switch. Whoever was last in it didn't leave much wire at all. Hopefully all will go smoothly. It's a PX125E model
Indicators... Solved the problem of the front left side indicator not working.. or so I thought. The pink wire in the switch had come loose so I held it on the circuit and it flashed, and so I've soldered it back on and nothing. The left indicator is flashing the rear brake light now? I've only had the switch cover, battery and flasher off. Any ideas?!
Went for a test run on the new rebuilt engine, everything sounds fine then came to a stop to hear the back brake has a grinding/binding sound when it's pushed. Adjusted the cable and the pedal hits the floor and it's still doing.
Going to take hub off and clean the hub inside and the brake shoes themself. Any other ideas?
Cheers Mij, hope that's the problem. I tightened both the nuts down equally alternating between the two but didn't have any luck. Will check to see if the carb body may be warped and use the sandpaper. It makes sense, I previously did it with the head as it wasn't perfectly flat.
Ive never torqued the carb bolts down on this scooter and never had any problem with any air leak, maybe that's where I was going wrong and didn't tighten both equal.
Just cleaned the casings using some wipes to get a nice clean surface for the gasket and sealant. The cylinder was rebored with a new piston. I don't want it damaging if possible with the idle getting high without the choke on. I'm going to spray around some areas with WD40 tomorrow.
Runs fine with choke out but not with it in? How would screwing and unscrewing the idle screw out slowly help? I don't think you'd notice a difference would you?
Hey Mij, it will stop after I've pulled the ht lead cap off the sparkplug but not with the ignition switch, I swapped some wires as I thought I put them on wrong but still the same situation. I put two base gaskets on the carb which I changed back to one, same problem.
It will tick over and rev fine with the choke out, once it's in it will start to tick over higher..
Just started my engine after rebuilding it, choke and petrol on, let choke off after having it ticking over fine, switched ignition key off and it started revving really fast and high... Ignition switch maybe wired wrong? I used sealant on the exhaust and head and cylinder is torqued? I'm not sure what that could be?
About to put the gear selector back on the P, any tips on putting it back on? I had a quick go with it yesterday with no luck. The gear cables aren't attached as of yet though, that wouldn't be a problem though would it? The selector is in neutral position and so is the handle.
How does the rear brake pedal come out? Do you have to remove the rubber? If so how? The pedal is seized so I can't push anything once it's dangling so I'll have to remove the whole thing. I'm just changing the inner cable as it's sticking but going to clean the whole thing and grease it up.
Cheers for everyone for th input, clutch is all in now. I've put the cover on and there's a small gap at the bottom right near the Xmas tree bolt, is that how it should be or it the cover warped? Everywhere is sealed.