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Hi, I think I've just about exhausted all options so thought I'd throw this out to the Modern Vespa forum. Have bought my daughter a Primavera 125; it's a nice original example and the only issue I'm having is that the choke-pull will not stay out. Whilst I like to think I'm pretty handy with such things I cannot see how the external element (knob) once pulled is supposed to resist the spring of the choke mechanism which draws it straight back in.

It may well be that I'm missing something obvious but all suggestions welcome. I've found a couple of reference to friction clips but understand these were not fitted to small-frame models.[/b]
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Maybe the pin is missing, or damaged
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Smallframe has a different choke mechanism, than pictured above...
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There's a 10mm nut that holds the lever that the knob actuates. It should have a spring washer under it to hold the lever where you want it. Maybe the nut's just loose or you need to add another washer.


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...a Primavera 125; it's a nice original example...
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Primavera 125 - Choke Pull operation
I think you've nailed it, just need to tighten the nut to add some resistance to the lever. A classic case of over-thinking the problem; I imagined it was some kind of trick mechanism and that something was missing!! Thanks for the advice.
Primmy 125 circa 1980. Imported from Italy in 2007, still in original paint (with exception of engine cover). Genuine 90k on the clock.
Primmy 125 circa 1980. Imported from Italy in 2007, still in original paint (with exception of engine cover). Genuine 90k on the clock.
Rally 200 circa 1974 in Ford Velvet Red; 27 years owned (Mersea Island 2012).
Rally 200 circa 1974 in Ford Velvet Red; 27 years owned (Mersea Island 2012).
Left to Right: 1974 Rally 200; 1975 Rally 200 and 1973 Rally 180 (Mersea Island 2012).
Left to Right: 1974 Rally 200; 1975 Rally 200 and 1973 Rally 180 (Mersea Island 2012).
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