Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:31 am

Hooked
1957 VN2, 1970 180 Rally, 1980 P150X and P200E
Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 282
Location: George, South Africa
 
Hooked
1957 VN2, 1970 180 Rally, 1980 P150X and P200E
Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 282
Location: George, South Africa
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:31 am linkquote
I have now reassembled a PX200E electricstart Vespa that has been lying around for a couple of years. It starts with the first kick, but when I tried a battery today, no joy.

The starter switch works, the starting relay works, the fuse is fine and the safety switch at the clutch lever opens when the lever is pulled. However, I don't know how to test the start control switch (14) or the ignition switch (9). I'm also not sure how to test the starter now that it is fitted.

The relay does not close when the starter switch is pressed. Does that mean the ignition switch is faulty?

How can I test these switches and starter? Can I somehow bypass them? Any help would be appreciated.
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:52 am

Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 1768
Location: UK (South East)
 
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 1768
Location: UK (South East)
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:52 am linkquote
I have a strange situation with one of mine (a PX200 elestart). With the clutch pulled and the starter button pressed, there is no action from the starter motor. If I sound the horn then try the starter button again, it works perfectly and the motor starts. I don't yet understand the relationship between the horn and the starter switch, but there must be one
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