Hey guys! My first post! My GF just bought her first Vespa. Its a 2006 GT200 with 1100 miles on it that we got from my friends father in law. (he never drove it).
We rode it around for 10-15 miles after got it and then took a trip, came back 3 weeks later and threw it in my van to bring it to our apartment in the city here. i unloaded it started it up and warmed it up and rode it around a bit, threw it inside, a few days later i start it up in the morning to take it to work and it ran great. A few hours later i try to take it home for lunch and it wont start, sounds like the battery was going dead which i was expecting anyway since it was the original battery always kept on a battery tender. I put a battery jumper on the battery and it sounded like it had lots of power but it just wouldnt turn over. So after trying that for a few minutes i gave up and ordered a new battery expecting it to just be flooded and by the time the new battery came in the mail it wouldnt be flooded anymore.
So today we got the battery and i threw it on and unfortunately its doing the same thing. I sprayed some carb cleaner in the intake and its not changing anything. The brake light goes on when i hit the brake to start it, the kill switch is off, all the lights are on like it normally was before this all happened. Any ideas what it might be? Im going to try to upload a video to let you guys hear what its doing.
I also did put in fresh fuel when i was riding it home the first day i bought it which was a 10-15 mile ride home on it.