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Just got given a Piapgio Typhoon 50 and she needs some loving.

Sitting at 12 500km. It fires up and idles but when you go to rev it up there is no response except erratic revving... not enough power to spin the wheel. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I'm considering tearing it apart an replacing the piston rings...Also I guess if I head down that route can anyone offer some advice on anything else I should do while I'm at it?

Thanks in advance everyone!
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Sounds to me like the carb needs to be cleaned - at least that is where I'd start. At that many miles, valve clearance could be an issue. Why did you focus in on piston rings? Did you check the compression?
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If it's revving some but not spinning the rear wheel give the belt a check. It doesn't take much throttle to get the back tire to do something.
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I would start with a full full service.

Belts, rollers, check the clutch, strip and clean the carb maybe even simply replacing the jets, air filter, spark plug, check/charge battery.

That's a good opportunity to derestrict if it hasn't already been done too.

I would say the above list is by far your first stop then report back.
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northernerbill wrote:
I would start with a full full service.

Belts, rollers, check the clutch, strip and clean the carb maybe even simply replacing the jets, air filter, spark plug, check/charge battery.

That's a good opportunity to derestrict if it hasn't already been done too.

I would say the above list is by far your first stop then report back.
Don't forget the tyres and the brake fluid! If it doesn't run this isn't as dangerous as it can't stop.
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Thanks so much for all the info everyone....I've asked around and the consensus seems like the carb is where I'll start. I'm still currently working 3 jobs for another 2-3 weeks so I'm not sure how much will get done right away here but I will keep updates coming.

I had considered the piston rings because I have the last 3 invoices from the shop it was brought to by its previous owner and they claimed to have checked the pressure and it was sitting at 90 psi. They also charged him $1000 for 3 drop offs and Litterally did nothing but change the spark plug and mention the obvious damage like missing mirrors and burnt out lights. I live in a pretty secluded part of Canada so the shops out here are crooked beyond belief.

Any other canadian Vespa and piaggio owners out there that can offer some insight to tracking down some parts?

As always thanks again everyone
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If you do decide to replace the rings. I highly suggest putting in a Malossi or Polini big bore kit. If you're going to have it that much apart, you might as well get some more power out of it.

scooterpartsco.com has great pricing.
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