Thu May 12, 2022 3:31 pm

Lurker
Vespa 150
Joined: 12 May 2022
Posts: 1
Location: Goodyear AZ
 
Lurker
Vespa 150
Joined: 12 May 2022
Posts: 1
Location: Goodyear AZ
Thu May 12, 2022 3:31 pm linkquote
My Vespa has 300 miles. The right brake lever seems to not engage until it is pulled back 50%. Is that normal?
It is near throttle.
Thu May 12, 2022 4:08 pm

Enthusiast
2019 Primavera 150
Joined: 02 Feb 2018
Posts: 90
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
 
Enthusiast
2019 Primavera 150
Joined: 02 Feb 2018
Posts: 90
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Thu May 12, 2022 4:08 pm linkquote
I've got a 2019 150 Primavera and the front brake is quite firm and does not need a lot of travel. Long lever travel is possibly a sign of air in the hydraulic circuit, to fix that you would need to take the top cover off the bars to access the brake reservoir, and then bleed any air out of the bleed nipple on the calliper. Probably a 30 minute job if you were handy with tools. Frpm memory 4 x phillips head screws on the underside of the bar cover, 2 x phillips heads on the reservoir and probably 8mm nut on the bleed nipple. And some DOT4 brake fluid.
Thu May 12, 2022 5:25 pm

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41417
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41417
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu May 12, 2022 5:25 pm linkquote
If you pump the front brake lever, does it get rapidly firmer? If so, you need to bleed the brakes.
Fri May 13, 2022 12:45 am

Hooked
PK50XL, PK100S, ET3
Joined: 26 Aug 2020
Posts: 276
Location: UK
 
Hooked
PK50XL, PK100S, ET3
Joined: 26 Aug 2020
Posts: 276
Location: UK
Fri May 13, 2022 12:45 am linkquote
Take it back to where you bought it and get them to have a look.
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