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Hi all,

I'm sure there is a wealth of information about this on the site already but I am a very new scooter owner and don't yet understand terms like 'reprogram immobilizer' etc. so perhaps someone could help me with with laymen's terms?

My Vespa ET4 was sat out in the cold for about two weeks. When I went to start it up it was sounding tired and dead and wouldn't start, even after trying to kick start it. The turnover sound was very slow and instinct told me it was a battery issue so I bought a new battery for it, which has made the turnover sound much more lively and promising but I'm still not getting any start from it. Any ideas where I should take it from here? Petrol levels are fine. I think oil is fine, though I don't know how to check....

Thanks
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Have you checked your spark plug?

FYI oil dipstick is little black cap on kickstart lever side
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Hey there, is your battery dead? I know that may sound odd but if you dont have a properly charged battery, that maybe your issue...good luck.
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heyitsaaron wrote:
Hey there, is your battery dead? I know that may sound odd but if you dont have a properly charged battery, that maybe your issue...good luck.
Read the OP - he then tried a new battery, still no-go.
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