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Dear all

I wondered if you could help please.

My Vespa GTS '07 plate had a new starter motor and battery fitted last year. I have not run her for a while and she is left outside in the cold (with a cover).

I recharged battery and had it tested and is fine...all the lights come on - have checked all the fuses and earth wire. Stop switch seems ok? Just doesn't turn over.

Any advice would be great...many thanks, Shaun
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What flashes (if any) do you get from the code LED?
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Hi Jim
Thanks for reply.....at work at moment but will check when I get home.

I was also reading about liquid lock so will take out spark plug and will see if it turns over.

Will report back.....thanks again for reply

Best regards

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after a long winter layoff from riding I momentarily had the same thing...............it was fine when I remembered to hold the brake lever on!
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Hi Guys

The orange engine light comes on then goes off the red light goes off. Had spark plug out checked all fuses...squirted wd40 still nothing....bugger
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OK - sounds like it's not the immobiliser then (first easy check).

Now check the brake light comes on when you hold either brake lever in. If the brake light doesn't come on, one or both of the brake light switches is probably faulty (though unusually it could be a wiring or fuse fault). Without 12V to the brake light, there's no power available for the starter relay.

If the brake lights do work, check with a multimeter or test light that 12V is getting to the starter relay coil when the starter button is pressed - if not, the button switch may be faulty. If 12V does get there, check that the contacts are OK in the relay - i.e. that 12V appears on the starter side. If not, then swap out the relay - you need an 80A or 90A relay, not the common or garden 30A relay.

If 12V is getting through the relay, but no action from the starter motor, check the connection at the starter motor itself.
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Thanks Jim

will check it out tomorrow....gets dark here at 5
thanks for your help mate
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Dear Jim

Solved thankyou very much

Took the starter relay apart wire hanging off soldered back on and starts like a beauty

Started to give up hope really...the solenoid wire was loose thought that had to be it took carb off tightened it up.....nothing..

Anyway thanks again.......selling gts Scomadi next
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Well solved.
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