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I am new to Vespa and have purchased a used 2006 GT200. It runs great ,but starting is hard. I read that removing the evap. system might help. Can anyone elaborate and or recommend the correct procedure?
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Someone wiith more knowledge will be along shortly....

In the meantime, while I did remove the evap system on my BV 500, and it seemed to help, there are two things you may want to try first. My symptoms were popping/backfire sounds when decelerating, and the engine sometimes died when I would start up again after stopping at a light.

Easiest is, does you scoot start easily enough if you remove the gas cap?
Second, have you ever (had/done) the valve adjustment?
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Hey rickonawasp, could you expound on your statement "starting is hard". What exactly is it doing? How many miles? Did it sit unused for a long period of time?
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Yes, disconnect the evap system fro the side of the carburetor. You can run a length of vacuum hose from the evap intake on the carb and vent to atmosphere down below the engine compartment. Some riders install a small filter there, but no need. Run a length of fuel hose from the fuel tank overflow to atmosphere below the engine compartment, in case topping off leads to fuel coming out the top of the tank. Gas won't leak into your engine compartment or on your boots.

For cold (sitting overnight) starts, "set" the choke:
1. Turn ignition to RUN
2. Twist throttle to full open and release completely
3. Use only starter button and brake - no throttle - to start

That is my start sequence every single time I cold started for the five years I had my GT200 and it started first try, every time. Warm starts are another story. Assuming your battery is charged and the engine is otherwise mechanically sound, this should be your ticket.
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Specifics on Evap issue and fuel overflow disconect. There are two parts to this dillema.

EVAP system

Good Luck!
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Can't go wrong with a 200. Their a rock solid scooter. So how old is the battery also? Thinking if it's old it might be the problem. My LX was a bitch to start when the battery started to go. Short trips don't allow the battery to charge fully. Now that i only have one scooter and no car my battery last longer. Did you overfill it recently because if you did that could be why and they have you covered with the evap removal. Even if you didn't overfill it's a good thing to do. Good luck
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Thanks!
Madison Sully wrote:
Someone wiith more knowledge will be along shortly....

In the meantime, while I did remove the evap system on my BV 500, and it seemed to help, there are two things you may want to try first. My symptoms were popping/backfire sounds when decelerating, and the engine sometimes died when I would start up again after stopping at a light.

Easiest is, does you scoot start easily enough if you remove the gas cap?
Second, have you ever (had/done) the valve adjustment?
. I removed the gas cap(The first thing I tried) =no change. I have only had the scoot for three months now and have only changed the oil and put in a new spark plug.It only had 2700 miles on it when I bought it.
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Hey rickonawasp, could you expound on your statement "starting is hard". What exactly is it doing? How many miles? Did it sit unused for a long period of time?
It just clicks, and after several attemps the starter finally is able to kick the engine over then it cranks and cranks untill it finally starts. It only does it after sitting all day or overnite.3500 milesI've only had it three months and have no history of the bike. 2006 with 2700 miles on it when I purchased it?
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That sounds like a battery (or poor connection somewhere in the high-current path - dirty relay contacts?) problem. First, try charging the battery fully using a motorcycle-specific battery tender (Battery Tender Junior, Optimate, Oximiser etc) and see what happens then.
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I had the most disconcerting weekend. My GT was doing the same thing after arduous mechanical attention. It turned out my spark plug was not screwed all the way in. I hope!
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jimc wrote:
That sounds like a battery (or poor connection somewhere in the high-current path - dirty relay contacts?) problem. First, try charging the battery fully using a motorcycle-specific battery tender (Battery Tender Junior, Optimate, Oximiser etc) and see what happens then.
That makes since,I'll check all the connections and get battery fulled charged. Thanks for the info!
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rickonawasp wrote:
jimc wrote:
That sounds like a battery (or poor connection somewhere in the high-current path - dirty relay contacts?) problem. First, try charging the battery fully using a motorcycle-specific battery tender (Battery Tender Junior, Optimate, Oximiser etc) and see what happens then.
That makes since,I'll check all the connections and get battery fulled charged. Thanks for the info!
You are very welcome.
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