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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:18:32 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:18:32 +0000 quote
Hi,

I realized (after paint, of course, would be too easy...) that the bracket holding the opening lever is not centered with the cutout... I guess I have to trim that...





Here is the question... I did fit a new vespa lock, I can only remove the key on lock position, if it is unlocked, the key stays in, so is the lock supposed to let the key being removed on both positions ? If not then what's the point of the lever as the locking mechanism hold the door shut meaning you cannot open the door without the key in ?
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:21:28 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:21:28 +0000 quote
Original locks would let the key out at any position. Repro locks don't, you need to lock it first...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:07:41 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:07:41 +0000 quote
That's what I tought, otherwise what's the point of the lever !

Maybe I got a shit repro, I'm going to check what is available in better quality, and maybe buy a new door, it won't look nice with a wider opening...
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:40:08 +0000

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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:40:08 +0000 quote
I'm brand new to the world of Vespas (and scooters in general) but I'm a veteran old German car restoration mechanic. I didn't like the "non-removable key" feature of the lock on my new 150 VBB either...so I harvested a same-style lock off one of my old tool boxes. Problem solved. These kinds of locks (with spring clip retainer) are super common. Mine has a slightly taller bezel, which is fine by me...and it was FREE, so...
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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 07:54:28 +0000 quote
Interesting! I might have a spare from an old tool cabinet, I'll have a look
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:08:14 +0000

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:08:14 +0000 quote
Bezel is about 3-4mm tall vs 1-2mm... but it works great and looks "period correct"-ish.



Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:09:12 +0000

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:09:12 +0000 quote
My aftermarket lock lets me remove the key in either position.
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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:23:46 +0000

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:23:46 +0000 quote
Grumpnut wrote:
My aftermarket lock lets me remove the key in either position.
A link maybe to your model ?
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:06:56 +0000

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:06:56 +0000 quote
ColinBelgium wrote:
A link maybe to your model ?
I'd also like to know. That is an annoying feature.
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