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Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:34 pm quote
New user of a Vespa P200 here, go easy on me.

When start the scooter and then shift from neutral for first gear, it stops. Any advice?


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Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:48 pm quote
jtofthebay wrote:
Any advice?
Sure, post questions about your P200 in the Not-So-Modern section. Welcome to Modern Vespa.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:53 pm quote
Welcome from islands in the stream.

That could be as simple as the clutch cable has slipped a little and the clutch is not releasing. Check that you are getting good release. (We all need good release .)
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:09 pm quote
With the engine off and in 1st gear and with the clutch pulled all the way in, can you roll the bike freely back and forth?
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:22 pm quote
What Voodoo said but I can say it much more confusingly if you need me to.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:48 pm quote
whereshaldo wrote:
What Voodoo said but I can say it much more confusingly if you need me to.
Now that got me rotflmao

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Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:34 am quote
Pull in lever on left handlebar... if that's not working, advust the clutch cable (a whole lot tighter than you think is enough)
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