vespa gts300 glovebox installation problem really need help
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:15 pm quote
Hi all
very desperate for help here.
please see youtube clip for the problem.

i recently installed black beading leg shields on my 2010 gts300 and so had to take off the glovebox
now the problem is the lever for the release to open the glovebox (where the key is) i cant seem to get it to hit the part where it will open the glovebox.

Ive watched you tube clips but nothing really shows the solution to the prob

and if anyone says i need an elastic band ive never had that before

really need help here
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:16 pm quote
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 am quote
thanks for that
yeh i cant tell from those images
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:06 am quote
wow this is a tough one
that could very well be it.
so hard to tell and dont know how to tell
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:56 am quote
I can't see the video for some reason.
Where in Australia do you live? If you're Perth I'll come and give you a hand.

Tom
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:32 am quote
BUT the solution is the elastic band it holds the lever in the right place when you refit the glovebox . Fit one and I bet it will solve the problem

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Band fitted at factory when glovebox fitted .




Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 pm
This post was not quite
What we were hoping to see
Try again, perhaps?
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:10 pm quote
super-fly wrote:
BUT the solution is the elastic band it holds the lever in the right place when you refit the glovebox . Fit one and I bet it will solve the problem
I concur with the above. Its necessary to have the band on to refit. Once the toolbox is on the elastic band becomes obsolete but of course it just remains in place but you will find in warm climates ie Australia the rubber band after a few years perishes and just falls to bits and falls out through the gaps.

Tom
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:26 pm quote
tom jones wrote:
I can't see the video for some reason.
Where in Australia do you live? If you're Perth I'll come and give you a hand.

Tom
Thank you so much tom,
very very kind of you

you know i cant see the videos from youtube at all, is this an australia thing i dont know

im in melbourne unfortunately but i really appreciate your offer
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:28 pm quote
super-fly wrote:
BUT the solution is the elastic band it holds the lever in the right place when you refit the glovebox . Fit one and I bet it will solve the problem
thanks for this, saw this on youtube clip but cant understand it cos what comes out from factory? surely not an elastic band
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:31 pm quote
tom jones wrote:
super-fly wrote:
BUT the solution is the elastic band it holds the lever in the right place when you refit the glovebox . Fit one and I bet it will solve the problem
I concur with the above. Its necessary to have the band on to refit. Once the toolbox is on the elastic band becomes obsolete but of course it just remains in place but you will find in warm climates ie Australia the rubber band after a few years perishes and just falls to bits and falls out through the gaps.

Tom
hi tom, this seems weird doesnt it? if in a few years the rubber band goes off i have to do the whole thing again, and i absolutely hate doing this job.

What happens if i need to get to the fuze box and the rubber band has worn out?
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:17 pm quote
rhyde wrote:
tom jones wrote:
super-fly wrote:
BUT the solution is the elastic band it holds the lever in the right place when you refit the glovebox . Fit one and I bet it will solve the problem
I concur with the above. Its necessary to have the band on to refit. Once the toolbox is on the elastic band becomes obsolete but of course it just remains in place but you will find in warm climates ie Australia the rubber band after a few years perishes and just falls to bits and falls out through the gaps.

Tom
hi tom, this seems weird doesnt it? if in a few years the rubber band goes off i have to do the whole thing again, and i absolutely hate doing this job.

What happens if i need to get to the fuze box and the rubber band has worn out?
The rubber band perishes but the glovebox will still work. Its just something piaggio do to hold the push rod into place on assembly at their factory. If for some reason you do need to remove the glovebox again and you find the rubber has perished just a normal household rubber band will do as a replacement. Just double it up for strength if you know what I mean. Or some use those rubber wrist bands that you can get with logos on for caheir fav music bands or cancer support etc. Good luck.
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:26 am quote
ok ill give it a go


just curious what was there from factory?
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:10 am quote
[quote=just curious what was there from factory?[/quote]

An Elastic band
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:59 am quote
super-fly wrote:
[quote=just curious what was there from factory?
An Elastic band [/quote]

lol was that a joke or u being serious. Iegit dont know

i never saw an elastic band there before. Thats something ud remember
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:18 am quote
I am unable to comment on this. If you included the links in your post I would be able to know what your problem is. I have lots of practice with a glove box.

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Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:03 am quote
This is unquestionably the weirdest thing about Vespas.

But the rubber band is essential. I bring the band out through the horncast and once installed, I clip the band to extract it.

It’s simple.

Why Piaggio doesn’t spring load the dogleg lever is a mystery worthy of a conspiracy theory.

This issue is in many MV posts, and in Robot’s and Mic Bergsma videos.

When you need to find something on the forum Google “ModernVespa glove box installation” for instance. Works like a charm.
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:54 am quote
rhyde wrote:
super-fly wrote:
[quote=just curious what was there from factory?
An Elastic band
lol was that a joke or u being serious. Iegit dont know

i never saw an elastic band there before. Thats something ud remember[/quote]

No they really do fit an elastic band at the factory to that lever , Trouble is after a number of years it degrades breaks and disappears !
When I had my GTS apart for a leak I found the remains of the band stuck to the lever , It had gone hard and brittle .
I then found on here the purpose of the band so fitted a new one on before replacing glovebox .
Piaggio could have fitted a spring there that would have worked better .
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:47 pm quote
Well, like Attila says, there is always an italian behind the scene... .
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gts300ie
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:19 am quote
ok so looks like ill have to do the elastic band then
i have to ind one then
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gts300ie
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:54 am quote
im going to say yep
OMG

watch this video for only 1min only at exactly
38.50 in the video
from factory brand new vespa theres a frekn elastic band

go robot you legend
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:59 am quote
heres a pic

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