Hi, all. I haven't been on this forum for a while. I hope you're all well. I'm looking for your thoughts about my bike, please...
I have a 2008 Vespa LXV150. About 46K miles on it.
I haven't ridden on it regularly since before Covid. Since then it has sat for a year in a cold garage including over the winter.
A year ago the battery had been running out on and off. The last time I tried turning it over I couldn't... it would make wheezing sounds but never turned. Today I had used a Battery Tender Jr to charge it overnight to about an 80% charge. When I tried to start it up the lights came on for a second, but that was it—it went blank... no lights, no sound, nothing happening. I am pretty sure there is gas in it, though it would be a year old.
I'm in upstate NY near Kerhonkson and there are no mechanics up here who specialize in Vespas or scooters that I've found.
Any/all advice is welcome. Thanks in advance!