Vespa PK50 wiring problem
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:28 am quote
I recently got my boy (15) a little '83 Vespa PK50 that needs a bit of work done before he can ride it when he is 16. He was fitting the rear brake pedal yesterday and I assumed the wiring would be like a PX where there would be 2 connectors that came off the loom inside the frame that you could then attach to the switch on the brake..... Yep you guessed it no connectors to be found.

It looks like the original loom and from what I can see inside the frame tunnel no connectors.

I'm a T5 guy and this project is his (and mine) first go at a small frame. Anyone shed any light on the wiring?
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:30 am quote
Is this a UK bike or an Italian import Mark?

Italian domestic mopeds wouldn't have required a brake light, at that age at least.

Get your lad on here, plenty of good help.

http://vespasmallframeforum.proboards.com/
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:06 am quote
Juan Kerr wrote:
Italian domestic mopeds wouldn't have required a brake light, at that age at least.
It doesn't require one in the UK either.
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:49 am quote
Without looking it up you could well be right but I haven't seen any UK spec PK 50's that didn't have a brake light. I know when the XL came out in '86 they had a brake light activated by both the front and rear brake whereas the previous generation was on the rear brake only.
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:10 am quote
PK50
Yeah its an import. I will have a look and wire something up as I would feel better with him having a brake light that works.

Ill get him to have a look at the smallframe forum Davie.
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