Water pump rebuid kit problem
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:17 pm quote
I always buy and install the complete built unit - there's too much to go wrong when you're not assembling these on a frequent basis thus being fully aware of every quirk.
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:50 pm quote
Ok. I'll order a set from ScooterWest. You guys are right. I'm just being stubborn. I feel like I should be able to fix stuff, and when I get thrown a curve ball, I get fussy.
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:58 pm quote
i'm with jim on this one as well. it's not *that* much more, but in terms of effort and time you're well ahead.

for all the fuss, you could've been all back together and riding in an afternoon.

i ordered mine from scooterpartsco, had it in two days. it was in a vespa factory sealed box and the housing was stamped piaggio with the correct part number. and was the best price i could find anywhere. that was my experience. so that $6 will buy you a beer.

-g
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:00 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
i'm with jim on this one as well. it's not *that* much more, but in terms of effort and time you're well ahead.

for all the fuss, you could've been all back together and riding in an afternoon.

i ordered mine from scooterpartsco, had it in two days. it was in a vespa factory sealed box and the housing was stamped piaggio with the correct part number. and was the best price i could find anywhere. that was my experience. so that $6 will buy you a beer.

-g


"A" beer?

Y'all drink swanky....
Sergeant at Arms
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:07 pm quote
[quote="Madison Sully"]
greasy125 wrote:
okay 2 cannons of King Cobra




"A" beer?

Y'all drink swanky....
okay, two cannons of King Cobra then. paper bags are extra.

-g
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:04 am quote
wentwest wrote:
Would you? I've watched your work and I share your need to do the job. It's very hard to just give up.
No, that's why an intervention is required.

Sometimes it's difficult to learn some of this stuff without someone to teach you, especially when things don't work out exactly as shown on the YouTubes.

It's even harder to learn when to say when and execute a strategic retreat.

My suggestion:

1. Order a complete housing AND a repair kit.
2. Bolt on the housing and get the scooter back up and running.
3. Revel in the sense of accomplishment.
4. Fix the old housing with the new parts when the 'mad rush' has eased.
5. Slap yourself on the forehead when you have that 'aha' moment.
6. Pass on the fixed housing or new-found knowledge to someone when their time comes.
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:18 am quote
Possibly you could send your old housing to Scooterwest and have them install the bearing/seal kit for a reasonable price?

Bill
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:27 am quote
Yup, that's the plan.
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