My Vespa gt200 Bendix
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Joined: 27 Jun 2019
Posts: 7
Location: Essex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:21 am quote
Hi, my scooter turns over, but then the bendix jams open and stops it from starting, to free it up I have to turn the crank round with a spanner. I have cleaned it up but it seems loose, all over. Should it be this way? Do you think I should replace it? Also what’s the best way of getting at the spark plug without having elves hands? Thanks folks Mick
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 37558
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:41 am quote
The bendix should be pretty loose and free - is it really still jamming up after cleaning it? If so, replace - though I've never heard of this being necessary (ready to be contradicted on that!).
Vespa ET4 Piaggio MP3 Vespa PX
Joined: 12 Jul 2019
Posts: 14
Location: New Brunswick GA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:45 pm quote
AFter a while some of them get to where the spring is weak and they won't
pull back, and start to hang up in the starter gear, the belt can hit them. Usually it's a line about a third of the way across the top of the belt, and it will, over time go all around.
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