Gts dead as a dodo
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:04 am quote
I have a problem that I hope you can help with.
My 68 plate gts 125 will not start. The battery is fine, the lights are fine, it scrolls through the start up procedure but nothing at the button. All fuses are fine including the main ones. I have stripped and cleaned the side stand switch and still nothing. Totally puzzeled!
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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:11 am quote
Brake lever switches: does the brake light come on when you apply the brakes?

Starter relay ok?
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:13 am quote
Agree with JKJ, and also add, you sure the starter button doesn't have a broken circuit? It's old, perhaps something has corrosion blocking good connection.
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In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:14 am quote
I don't understand ... Is it a GTS from the year 1968?
Welcome in MV.
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:42 am quote
Attila wrote:
I don't understand ... Is it a GTS from the year 1968?
Welcome in MV.
This might be what the OP is probably referring to.

https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Vespa/Vespa%20125%20GT%20Sprint.htm
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:46 am quote
OP,

Try the not-so-modern forum.

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum19
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Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, S 150 (Missing in KS), Something Chinese, GT 200 (sold)
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 am quote
TroutBum wrote:
OP,

Try the not-so-modern forum.

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum19
^^^ this
Molto Verboso
150 Sprint Veloce,Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 22 Feb 2010
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Location: St Neots Cambridgeshire England
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:35 pm quote
I think what the OP means its a 2018 late GTS!

The UK number plate system is like this! https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/blog/car-registration-years-chart/

Graham


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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
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Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:42 pm quote
^^^ This sounds right. OP says "it scrolls through the start up procedure but nothing at the button." That sounds like electric start. The older GT/Sprint is kick start.
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Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:59 am quote
Some vintage Vespas had batteries and a generator light on the headlight, it is a topic with few and cryptic information; for this i had the doubt.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:03 am quote
It's NOT A VINTAGE VESPA! Sheesh.
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Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:22 pm quote
Sheesh: "used to express disbelief or exasperation."
Sorry... Now I understand.
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:56 am quote
louswheel wrote:
I think what the OP means its a 2018 late GTS!

The UK number plate system is like this! https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/blog/car-registration-years-chart/

Graham


Thanks Graham. Learned something new. Thanks for the link.
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