If you‘re reading this and that has just happened, don’t feel bad it’s happen to us all, just post a help my seat won’t open and someone will send you a pm on how get it open.
After that you’re ready for this.
It’s really pretty easy, though it does seem to be a piece that Vespa didn’t think would break and no you don’t need a new seat.
(silly rabbits, underestimating the ability of the average person to break shit)
You’ll see all the things you need in picture one.
Needle nose pliers
12# picture wire (not 21# as in the picture too big)
Small gauge wire
You can go that this from the top or bottom. But I found it easer to put the fishing weight on first and then run the wire up.
If you look at picture #2 you’ll see two points marked A and B. The wire runs thru a tube between those two. Remove the screw from B (the key hole) and remove the inner L shape piece that holds the end – the old wire will follow.
Cut a piece of the 12# picture wire cramp the fishing weigh and rethread it though until it comes the top of A.
Replace the L shape piece and remember that the screw doesn’t go all the way down.
Next if you look at point A you’ll see what looks like a washer, it’s a circlip take the needle nose pliers and remove it. Now put this someplace safe (picture number 5).
Remove the end of your old line and pull the wire tight and then loop over the pin sticking out. Next being careful not to undo your loop pull to the side and wrap with the small gauge wire around the 12# picture wire to make a secure end (clamp).*
Note if you look carefully you’ll see that there is a very small area of travel from the end of the “clamp” of the wire on the pin to the opening of the hole for the wire. So you don’t want to make your wrap to long or use to large of a metal clamp.
(But if you can find a metal clamp that will work let me know. I looked and could not.)
Now test the lock to make sure that everything is working a couple of times before closing and you’re done.
*I like to leave a good bit hanging on one side then wrap it around the left side of the loop of the 12# wire then the right side of the 12# wire and then holding the hang over close to the 12# wire wrapping it down about a quarter of an inch. Then take the needle nose pliers wrap the two pieces of the fine gauge together and cut as close as possible,
points A and B
A very small area of travel from the end of the “clamp” of the wire on the pin to the opening of the hole for the wire.
Last edited by messycoloring on Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:09 am; edited 1 time in total