Hi. I want to get some feedback from members about how long certain parts typically 'last' on a Vespa. Prefer information specifically on 'modern' 125 models year 2000 onwards (but feel free to post on larger engined models).
So what am I talking about? Well all the parts that need typically need routine replacement (sooner or later):
A): Brake Pads, Clutch, Drive Belt, Wheel Bearings.
B): Also Engine Bearings, Small End, Big End & Piston Rings (I guess really I'm asking how long does an engine last before needing a complete strip down and refurb)?
I can hear you say - how long is a piece of string? Yes I fully understand there are a lot of variables here: rider weight, riding style, motorway driving versus local trips, etc, etc... I appreciate this!
However (and especially if you have owned a vespa from new) - can you indicate when did you have to replace these parts. Can you respond in mileages (rather than years).
Example: Vespa GT125 (YEAR 2008)
- Front Brake Pad replacement at 10k miles,
- Clutch replacement at 20k miles,
- Rear Wheel Bearing replacement at 40k miles etc..
With enough responses this could be really interesting. Unless this topic has been covered in detail before?
I look forward to your replies.