Hello all. I just inherited a 2002 Vespa ET2 50. I am interested in learning how to fix it and using it for light rides around town. Cosmetically speaking is it in beautiful shape. It has been sitting outside for 4 or 5 years covered with a tarp. I am in the process of taking it apart. This is what I have so far:
1)Carburetor has to be cleaned. Maybe replaced. Will try to clean it best I can and give it a try.
2)Upon arrival, the kickstarter pedal was not moving. I discovered that the piston was stuck. I have managed to take out the piston and all seems to be moving. Want to clean the piston and combustion chamber. What should I use?. Any tips?.
3)I found what looks like wet dirt in the crank shaft. I also want to clean this. I would prefer not to take the motor off and open the crank shaft if possible. This might be beyond my capabilities. Understand what needs to be done but lack the tools to do it (have watched videos online). Any recommends here?. Could it be cleaned with something?. I know it sounds crazy but something like a low pressure wash and then re-lubing it?.
I also have a Vespa dealer close by. I think if I have to go the route of taking it to the pros it will get too expensive and exceed the worth of the scooter. Opinions?. Any help would b appreciated. If anyone is near Greenwich, CT that might be able to give me some pointers in person, please allow me to buy you a beer and pick your brain. Thank you.