Headset Removal Help: LX150
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Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:27 am quote
This morning was my second failed attempt to remove the headset from the front of my LX150. Following robotribe's excellent instructions in the Tech Library, I removed asll the requisite screws and followed the intructions for popping off the headset. But, at best, I was only able to loosen the bottom half of it. The top's just stuck. I pulled from the mirror holes towards the grips and... nothiing. Won't budge. Advice? Tips?

BTW, the problem I am tring to fix: Rear brake and mirror assembly have become wobbly, and will move vertically as much as an inch or so. Really messes with the mirror. I figure something simple needs tightening. But I can't get to it.

Thanks!
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Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:54 pm quote
There are tab like things that secure the top of the headset on. I gently pryed with a screw driver and the one that wasn't already broken(I love my lx but damn) came undone...I can't remember how they were exactly but try to put some pressure on the bottom half by the handle bars and lifting up the top half...then try the opposite.

Hopefully some one smarter than me will better explain this for you.
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Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:24 pm quote
tippytop wrote:
There are tab like things that secure the top of the headset on. I gently pryed with a screw driver and the one that wasn't already broken(I love my lx but damn) came undone...I can't remember how they were exactly but try to put some pressure on the bottom half by the handle bars and lifting up the top half...then try the opposite.

Hopefully some one smarter than me will better explain this for you.
Thanks. I tried to locate the tabs... no use. From the photos in the Tech Library, it all looks very simple. But damn, I was pressing, squeezing and yanking the damn thing.
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Vespa LX150
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Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:21 pm quote
I have an extra heaset. Here are some pics to show you the location of the tabs. As you can see since the tabs are on the top left and right sides you would be able to move the bottom of the headset and not the top. Hope this helps.

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Heaset back

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Tab close up

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Left tab

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Right tab

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Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:37 pm quote
Great! Thanks. I'll see if I can crack it again in the morning.
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Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:13 am quote
We had the same problem recently when we were trying to fill the brake fluid on my lx150. My husband said he just pulled it straight out. I was nearly in tears thinking we were gonna brake my new scoot. We took out 3 screws, then pulled. We just wiggled & wrenched & pulled until it came out. Good luck!
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