loose gears on PX 125
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PX 125 E 1983
Joined: 30 Mar 2017
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Location: Scotland
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:20 pm quote
I recently bought a 1983 PX 125 E as I'm still 16 I can't use it until I'm 17 so I plan to maintain it until then, I've noticed quite a big problem, the gears are really loose. today was the first day I've had it and I've been looking for information on the gears and I haven't found anything, rather than clicking into different gears it just goes through them all at once if that makes sense? I'm not very good at explaining stuff but hopefully you know what I mean? it's as loose as the throttle and its really worrying me. I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice as to how to resolve it? it's mot will be due in august and I'm scared it will fail. what should I do? Thank you

Just realised I think I put this in the wrong section, I tried to delete it but im not sure how to do it, sorry if this annoys anyone



-Ally
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:29 pm quote
Your gear cables may be loose at the selector box. Here are a couple of links which may help. The YouTube vid is so German so click the subtitles. Good luck.

http://www.vespamaintenance.com/engine/select/index.html#cables

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Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:53 am quote
Don't give up, its great your into it! you'll get everything sorted and you'll look back and realise with the knowledge your about to glean that everything with enough effort is easy, every body here will set you on the right path. Kalo biking filay!!
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:03 am quote
and for your info, you can't shift gears unless the engine is running, or if you have it on the stand with the engine off, you have to rotate the rear wheel to go through the gear box, the gear selection should't be too 'baggy' but a little play is ok. it should pass a uk m.o.t. with regards to the gear box as long as it will shift, adjust your clutch (so you can kick the engine over, if its too tight you'll not be able to start the engine with the kick start) make sure your brakes, lights and speedo work, not too much play on any bearings (i.e. steering or wheel bearings) and your exhaust is not too loud, mirrors are in place and you have enough tread on yer tires. you'll be fine, don't sweat it. if by some chance it fails the MOT, they'll give you a fail sheet and enough time to bring it back once you've fixed the problem. if it does fail you will definitely get it fixed by listening to the guys on this forum.
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PX 125 E 1983
Joined: 30 Mar 2017
Posts: 27
Location: Scotland
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:22 am quote
Thank you very much for the advice everyone, Kyvelis my exhaust is extremely loud, its not the original exhaust but the person I bought it from assured me it was legal, I'm gonna try not worry too much, I'm gonna wait until I get a chance to ride it before I determine how bad the gears are, I've only had the engine on. I've not ridden it yet. Thank you guys







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