LX150 2009 Rear Break Replace?
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LX150
Joined: 01 Apr 2018
Posts: 5
Location: San Francisco
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:20 am quote
My rear break has pretty much stopped working. Not in a broken cable kinda way but when I squeeze it the bike wont stop (moving forward or back). Is this something where I just need to adjust the break cable or replace the drum breaks. How can one tell? The scooter has about 5k miles on it.
Molto Verboso
'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
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Posts: 1677
Location: Ohio
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:16 pm quote
With 5 thousand miles your brakes shouldn't be worn out but if San Fran is as hilly as I think it is- then maybe. My scoots have their original pads and/or shoes and they have 25-35 thousand miles on them. Brakes are nothing to play with so I would have a pro check them out.

Bob
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LX190, Primavera
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Location: New Zealand
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:27 pm quote
It probably needs adjustment...

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LX150
Joined: 01 Apr 2018
Posts: 5
Location: San Francisco
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:43 pm quote
I did the adjustment and it helped a bit but the break lever handle is really hard to pull now (it has about 10mm until it connects with the break) and the tire still spins some and the vespa doesn't come to a complete stop.
Addicted
2009 LX 150, 2008 GTS 250
Joined: 19 Jun 2011
Posts: 730
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:56 pm quote
You may have leaking gear oil on your brakes. My LX had the lip seal installed backwards by Piaggio. A little gear oil would make the brakes not function at all. Start by looking for oil on your rear wheel. Or have your dealer check it out.

Bill
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Vespa LX 125
Joined: 02 Nov 2018
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Location: London
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:21 pm quote
Cable might have seized up from rust or a frayed cable wire.
Had this on my lx.
Take the cable off at the brake shoe end and see if it pulls easily both ways.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, Something Chinese
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 7709
Location: KS USA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:02 pm quote
How far are you from changing your rear tire? You would be able to explore more with the wheel off.
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Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, Something Chinese
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Location: KS USA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:39 am quote
znomit wrote:
It probably needs adjustment...
Thanks for the info. This is exactly what I needed to hear my lx 50 drum brakes are kind of mushy.

I will try to adjust them them tomorrow and take it for a test ride.
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