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Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Sat May 09, 2020 7:06 am quote
Tweetie73 wrote:
The Sprint I purchased had a battery tender lead on it, which was routed to the underside and hanging there. I zip tied it to the back of a tube to secure it.
Seems a lot of people buy scooters and don't ride them much when you see used ones 4 to ten years old with less than a thousand miles on them.

Art
Will look into that cheers. I have a Ducati Scrambler I only use in good weather and that will be the same for the Vespa as want to keep those 2 for good so over winter my Ninja gets used more so the vespa may be laid up for a month or 2.
Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Sat May 09, 2020 7:07 am quote
waspmike wrote:
Connect a lead to the battery using a heated vest type connector and leave the connector loose in the pet carrier (under seat bin)

Then plug the Tender that way.

Thanks sounds worth investigating
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Sat May 09, 2020 7:16 am quote
Battery tender lead attached underneath, not convenient but, did not need to make any holes in the covers or pet carrier.

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Member
2016 Sprint 150, 1965 Li125 Special
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 16
Location: Los Angeles
Sat May 09, 2020 10:39 am quote
Mine came with the tender already installed, so I'm not sure of the details, but this picture shows where the plug comes out of the scooter. I haven't had any issues with it, but I rarely ride in wet conditions...not that you can tell based on how dirty it is. I think I have a project for this afternoon.

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Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Sat May 09, 2020 12:00 pm quote
Thanks for the pics guys
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1985 PX125E, 2013 946, 2010 GTS 300 Super
Joined: 23 Sep 2012
Posts: 54
Location: Monterey Bay
Sat May 09, 2020 8:12 pm quote
I put a small hole in the pet carrier and thread the sae lead through the hole. My heated gear goes fine under the seat to the lead or use an adapter to charge a phone in the pet carrier while underway.
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Primavera 150
Joined: 07 Dec 2019
Posts: 4
Location: Dallas
Mon May 11, 2020 7:51 am quote
Any good recommendations on performance upgrades on a 2020?
Looking for some performance upgrades and possibly comfort upgrades (for passenger) to go on a back road adventure with my wife before it gets to hot in Texas. Any recommendations?

Background: I have a stock 2020 prima that I been using as my daily commute for the past 6 months. No rear racks, windshields, etc.


Thanks in advance!
Dave
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Mon May 11, 2020 8:50 am quote
We are using the Spint 150 for two up on a regular basis. It's a close ride but OK for the 30 to 40 mile outings we do. I'm 6 ft 1 and 180 lbs, the mate is 5 ft 1 and 120 pounds. We have found her short legs are limited to reach the standard floor board pegs and have ordered a set of Buzzetti pegs which fold down and out making her leg reach more comfortable.
Performance wise we do OK where we ride, but I feel it would be at it's max for roads were traffic is wanting to move at 60 and better.

Art
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Tue May 12, 2020 11:53 am quote
Buzzetti passenger pegs installed today and wife gives them a big thumbs up. Scooterwest has a great video for the Buzzetti peg install, super easy to do.

Art
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Primavera 150
Joined: 07 Dec 2019
Posts: 4
Location: Dallas
Tue May 12, 2020 12:14 pm quote
Foot pegs and screen
Tweetie73 wrote:
Buzzetti passenger pegs installed today and wife gives them a big thumbs up. Scooterwest has a great video for the Buzzetti peg install, super easy to do.

Art
Thanks Art!

I ended taking your advice yesterday and bought the Buzzetti foot pegs as well but I went with the folding aluminum ones to test first and also picked up a Cuppini fly screen all from Scooterwest too.
Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Tue May 12, 2020 12:43 pm quote
Guys I made a post titled FA Italia mono crash bars but not had any luck with my request of a photo. I would appreciate it someone could take a pic of the cowl from beneath. I want to know if the cowl metal has a liner of sorts or if it is just a metal panel. Any help would be appreciated. The crash bars have fittings like on the fender crash bars and I just can not figure out how you would attach to the cowl without damage.....

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Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Tue May 12, 2020 4:12 pm quote
I guess you have not taken possession of your new Vespa Sprint and are wanting some accessories. Probably best to wait on some items. The rear body does not have a liner, and no attachment points I could see that would work for those crash bars.

Art
Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Tue May 12, 2020 6:55 pm quote
Tweetie73 wrote:
I guess you have not taken possession of your new Vespa Sprint and are wanting some accessories. Probably best to wait on some items. The rear body does not have a liner, and no attachment points I could see that would work for those crash bars.

Art
Thanks Art and you are correct regards not having the scoot yet. I was gonna do one order from Sip scooter but I will wait as you suggest for the scooter before ordering bars
Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Sun May 17, 2020 12:32 pm quote
Fender extender
Anyone have a fender extender on the front to help keep stones off the underside? I have seen one on Scooterwest website and one slightly shorter one on SLUK website. Just wondering how well they do the job and would like to see pics of the whole bike of the Scooterwest one, SLUK already show a photo.
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Sun May 17, 2020 1:36 pm quote
This one is from Scooter West. Fit perfectly and keeps most larger debris off the center front body and underside.

Art

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Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Sun May 17, 2020 9:06 pm quote
Tweetie73 wrote:
This one is from Scooter West. Fit perfectly and keeps most larger debris off the center front body and underside.

Art
Thanks for the pic ... makes more sense then the shorter SLUK one and now ordered after finding the vid Scooterwest have up showing it fitted.
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2015 Vespa Primavera
Joined: 19 May 2020
Posts: 3
Location: Baltimore/DC area (USA)
Tue May 19, 2020 2:21 pm quote
Hello from a grateful reader
Hey all,

Just a quick intro and thank you for such a useful forum. Pictured is my new (to me) 2015 Vespa Primavera. I rode a Yamaha Vino Classic (49cc) for ten years, but finally leveled up and could not be happier.

Well, maybe I could be just a LITTLE happier, if the Italians would have put a little more thought into accessibility when they made the fairings non-removable (grr).

But otherwise very happy. Hopping on this thing for a ride in the country has been what's keeping me same during the pandemic.

(And reading up on these forums and watching Robot's maintenance videos, of course . . .)


Cheers,
David

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Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Tue May 19, 2020 3:05 pm quote
Welcome, looks like you had a good day to be out. Actually the maintenance that I have done is not bad. Valve check was reasonable, with the front access, the oil change seems best to not have it on the center stand, just locked the rear brake and leaned it to a wall. No oil down the center stand that way.
Very good looking Primavera.

Art
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2015 Vespa Primavera
Joined: 19 May 2020
Posts: 3
Location: Baltimore/DC area (USA)
Tue May 19, 2020 6:19 pm quote
Hey Art,

Thank you! And yeah, figured out the oil change (um, nice place to put the exhaust pipe, Vespa...)

Whatís been more frustrating has been the air box. I mean, how does that even come out when itís time to clean or swap the filter? Do you really have to unbolt the suspension to swing the motor down to get access to that bottom left screw?

This might end up being the most fun AND the most frustrating vehicle Iíve ever owned. Which, of course, might be the perfect combo.



DH
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Tue May 19, 2020 7:24 pm quote
Actually the most frustrating was getting those factory hose clamps off the breather hose from the valve cover. Ended up taking the one off the airbox first and left the other end attached to the valve cover. Changed it out once I got the valve cover out. Undoing the shock. Just take the bottom bolt out, not a big deal. Then with a smaller 1/4 in drive 8 in extension the extension will clear the body and fit on the fastener nicely, with just pulling up on the head. Didn't need to put any extra height under the center stand. Then all the valves are easy to measure and adjust.
As for access to the air box. It becomes very accessabe with the evac canister and its other parts removed. I know this is a debatable thing to do. But it really makes the whole area more easy to service, and the airbox fasteners can be reached better. One really good feature on this model is the air intake is probably in the cleanest airflow from under the front of the seat, not under and near the rear wheel like on a lot of scooters. Could not be better designed.

Art
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Tue May 19, 2020 7:37 pm quote
Here's the view of the engine after removing the charcoal canister and rollover valve and it's bracket and hoses.

Art

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Hooked
Primavera 150
Joined: 17 Sep 2017
Posts: 486
Location: Long Beach, CA
Wed May 20, 2020 5:36 am quote
Tweetie73 wrote:
Here's the view of the engine after removing the charcoal canister and rollover valve and it's bracket and hoses.

Art
A bonus to removing the charcoal canister: I ordered a replacement pet carrier from SIP - European models don't have the canister and don't have the bulge in the pet carrier. More storage!
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Wed May 20, 2020 6:24 am quote
Just may order a helmet case, / pet carrier. For now just added a hidden compartment in the bulge.

Art

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Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Wed May 20, 2020 9:41 am quote
Checked the Vespa part # 673615 , on SW, and found you can get the helmet case for the Sprint, Primavera which doesn't have the buldge for the canister. Probably works out to same cost if you add in the shipping from EU.

Art
Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 223
Location: Stevenage, UK
Thu May 21, 2020 11:46 am quote
Removing glovebox
Hi guys I want to use Waxoyl or something like that for rust prevention and want to do this on my 2020 Sprint S when I get it. I have ordered a Haynes manual and watched Robots video but was wondering if anyone has additional tips? The floorboard looks easy enough and my only concern is any cables that need to be disconnected behind the glovebox. I do not want to cause any damage so any advice welcome.

Have ordered a fender extender to help externally but wanted to know if anyone uses any product on the frame seals behind front wheel that might help keep that area from rusting?
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2015 Vespa Primavera
Joined: 19 May 2020
Posts: 3
Location: Baltimore/DC area (USA)
Thu May 21, 2020 12:41 pm quote
Tweetie73 wrote:
Just may order a helmet case, / pet carrier. For now just added a hidden compartment in the bulge.

Art
Art,

Thanks much for that. My bike is occasionally sputtering while still cold and/or stalling at a stop light. The evap system has been on my list of things to consider. Only thing is, might make it difficult to sell as it might not pass inspection in my state.

But air box / clean filter is higher on the to-do list. So it is good to know I can drop the engine (if I am reading this correctly?) with the bike just on its center stand. That should be easy enough.

As far as the evap system, I could disable it without removing it. That would just involve lengthening/rerouting the overflow hose and plugging the vacuum port, right? At least that would be easily reversible if needed.

Appreciate the newb help. I rode a carbed scooter for ten years. So many things different about the Primavera...
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Thu May 21, 2020 1:21 pm quote
The manual has a diagram of all the evac components. Easy to follw follow where they go and if you leave the hoses and components, on the bracket, when removed. It would be pretty easy to reinstall. Just a couple fasteners and hose clamps. I used the tubing which attaches to the gas tank neck and goes to the roll over valve just added an extra length to drop it down below the engine for the gas tank vent. There are even a couple clamps on the body that would indicate that the tank vent on models without the evac system have the vent routing that way.

And as to disabling the system. Yes just unhook the tube from roll over valve , either side, and leave it open to atmosphere. Probably good to make sure the tank is venting if you leave the roll over valve in the vent tube. And just put a vacuum cap on the fitting on the intake between the FI and head.

Art
Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Thu May 21, 2020 4:55 pm quote
Buzzetti passenger pegs installed
Had one issue with installing the Buzzetti pegs, the model which fold up.
The plastic peg which Vespa attaches to the floor board has an indent which passes throuh the plastic floor board so the faster does not pull pressure on the floor board.
The Buzzetti peg does not have this indent, just a recess for the fasteners. When tightening the pegs, the floor board to body seams opened just a bit. Probably nothing big to worry about, but I didn't like it.
The short legged wife love these new pegs, so I hunted through my stash of washers and spacers and found an easy fix. I used a couple warsher with spacer that are common to fastening plastic body work to motorcycles. Should be easy to find at most motorcycle shops.
Hope the picture shows what I am describing.

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Primavera 125 3v Liberty ABS125 3v
Joined: 06 Oct 2018
Posts: 65
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Sun May 24, 2020 1:29 pm quote
Polini 171cc kit
Hi Iím just finishing the installation of the polini big bore kit on my Prima 125. Iíve never made such an extensive operation on my vespa. But following Robots video has been straightforward so far. I even did the valve clearance adjust, the bike had 35k kilometers.
Tomorrow I hope to finish with the fitting of the polini ECU. Hope do do it right the first time!

Iíve noticed that there is a non used plug in the engine compartment. Is that one for the plug in of the diagnosis?

When I run the bike I will update my impressions. Thanks

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The piston is a piece of art!

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Look at the difference in diameter. 61 versus 52 millimeters...

Hooked
2016 Sprint 150
Joined: 17 Apr 2020
Posts: 105
Location: NW Washington
Sun May 24, 2020 2:58 pm quote
Nice. I for one would not want to give up the light weight of the Primavera, Sprint.

Art
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2018 Sprint 150
Joined: 23 Apr 2019
Posts: 16
Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:02 am quote
I'm considering getting a Corbin seat made for my 2018 Sprint. The seat they offer is for a Primavera, but my understanding is that it is the same chassis, correct? Is there any reason a seat for a Primavera wouldn't fit the same model year Sprint?
Hooked
Primavera 150
Joined: 17 Sep 2017
Posts: 486
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:13 am quote
Cube wrote:
I'm considering getting a Corbin seat made for my 2018 Sprint. The seat they offer is for a Primavera, but my understanding is that it is the same chassis, correct? Is there any reason a seat for a Primavera wouldn't fit the same model year Sprint?
Nope, you're good.
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2014 Primavera 150
Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Posts: 8
Location: Central Coast, Australia
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:55 pm quote
Front Rack
Just installed a front rack on my 2014 Primavera 150

It was the OEM part and was easy to install.

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Vespa Primavera S 150
Joined: 31 Aug 2020
Posts: 1
Location: Turkey
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:18 am quote
Hey, I need 2020 primavera s 150 euro 4 original roller size. 20x17 or 19x17 ? I want buy 12,5 gr malossi roller.
Hooked
Vespa Sprint 150ABS
Joined: 19 Mar 2014
Posts: 104
Location: Selbyville, DE
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:39 pm quote
New Saddle
I was looking for a sport saddle for my 2016 Sprint S model. My lovely wife does not usually care to ride along with me and the stock touring saddle pushed me a bit too far forward. Since I did not need a pillion seat I figured a sport single seat would do the trick. Checking out our US vendors, Scooterwest and AF1 Racing, I discovered that there was a Sprint/Primavera Allure Sport saddle with red piping that for some reason was way less expensive than the other Vespa branded sport seats for our models. Perfect for me because my Sprint S has lots of red accents. Maybe this seat does not match many paint colors and is not very popular, but I scored this seat for just over $100 and it looks great, moves me back a couple of inches, and I think, once fully broken in, will be a fine seat. Thanks to AF-1 and Scooterwest for their prompt responses as to fit. Ended up buying from Scooterwest because they had the seat in stock, but AF-1 has a great price if you are willing to wait awhile.

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s150
Joined: 27 Feb 2017
Posts: 1
Location: san francisco
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:34 pm quote
I pulled all the smog canisters and run a euro pet carrier to fit my helmet. However, the most fuel I can get into the tank is 1.25 gallons. This is pushing it after running out of gas to the station and overspilling the top off. All the specs read 2+ gallon tank.

Where am I going wrong?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 5006
Location: Latina (Italy)
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:42 pm quote
It is now understood that the Vespa is bought for the wide range of accessories available.
In fact it does not remain simple in its dress for a long time, sooner or later it is updated and sometimes (often?) a lot of money is spent.
This behavior is not found in Italy where in addition to the top case and the windshield, nothing else is added.
Hooked
Primavera 150
Joined: 17 Sep 2017
Posts: 486
Location: Long Beach, CA
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:24 am quote
sliding wrote:
I pulled all the smog canisters and run a euro pet carrier to fit my helmet. However, the most fuel I can get into the tank is 1.25 gallons. This is pushing it after running out of gas to the station and overspilling the top off. All the specs read 2+ gallon tank.

Where am I going wrong?
Baffling. The smog stuff has nothing to do with it since it was connected to the vent tube in the neck of the tank. I put about 1.5 gallons in mine when the light comes on. I've never run it dry.

Edit - You might take the fuel pump out (top of the tank) and see if the fuel pickup line fell off. It would be in the bottom of the tank.
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2007 lx 150 & 2016 sprint 150ie
Joined: 04 Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Location: Tennessee
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:20 pm quote
Move turn signal (cheap)
Worked great!!
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LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 3466
Location: Kingdom of Lanna
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:34 pm quote
Sprint 125 vs 150
Anyone have seat of the pants experience with both?

I've found a nearby Sprint 125 but not yet managed to locate a closeby 150.

I will only use it in town as I have a motorbike for out of town rides.
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