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I'm new to Vespa's and the like but my understanding is the PX has the turn signal switch on the left like a normal bike. Whats involved in making this swap? New switches I assume plus moving some of the wiring from one side of the bars to the other?

Anyone done this? What are the part numbers to buy, etc? Right hand turn signals seem odd. Left hands are for turns and honking, right hands are for starting, stopping and ...

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Turn signals are on the right on both my Stella and my Sprint. Moving the wiring wouldn't be tricky, but you'd need to find or fit a switch plate & cover that had the hi/lo beam, horn and turn signals on it that fit the headset, and there's just not that much room there, even on a Stella.
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The Euro PX's have the turn signal switch on the left, and the US market PX150 has the turn signal switch on the right. The Stella and the US market P series also have the turn signal on the right. You can easily swap the switches from one side to the other, but the switch will be upside down (no big deal. Resolder the wires so that the switches operate right side up). It's not hard to do, but it can be a pain in the butt. Sometimes you might have to remove the heaset completely, sometimes not. Sometimes you might have to remove the connector pins from the "multi-plug", and sometimes not. You might also have to extend the switch harnesses with some of the scooters. The Stellas were "short changed" a smidge with the length of the wires on their switches (which will, can, or would cause the wires to get pulled out of the back of the switch). I've swapped the Euro PX/PK headlight switches onto the left side of four of my scooters...two that are US market scoots, and two that are Euro. I haven't swapped the one on my T5 just yet. Sometimes you have to extend the switch harness some (a couple inches) and sometimes you don't. It all depends which scoot you have.

I'd say that the right side mounted turn signal switches on our US market our scooters are "normal", while "lefty" bikes are not.
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I did this conversion on one of my LML's.
I bought some cheapy switches off eBay with the screw on connections which allowed me to just snip the wires off and reconnect.
Taking off the horn cover gives access to the harnesses so to adjust the amount of slack. It's a good opportunity to tidy up with some zip/cable ties too.
Make sure there's enough slack to allow the full movement of handle bars without pulling on the harnesses.
Before I reconnected the harness up to the left hand side I smoothed off the slot that the wires go through when the gear handle rotates so it doesn't eventually cut through and I also put some heat shrink on the harness where it goes through the slot for extra protection - the harness gets a lot of work through that area so taking the time to ensure it's all hunky dory is time well spent.
Once your satisfied with the amount of slack and movement with both harnesses to the switch blocks zip/cable tie them in the headset and under horn cover so they stay that way.
Hope that helps.
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Philos wrote:
Before I reconnected the harness up to the left hand side I smoothed off the slot that the wires go through when the gear handle rotates so it doesn't eventually cut through and I also put some heat shrink on the harness where it goes through the slot for extra protection - the harness gets a lot of work through that area so taking the time to ensure it's all hunky dory is time well spent.
I highly support this recommendation. The insulation and friction sleeves on the LML's/Stella's are pretty crap. At this point, I've re-pulled nearly every wire that runs from the headset to the frame or into the handlebar switches at one time or another. Nothing says "fun in traffic" like your horn honking every time you turn left.
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I'm killing time right now waiting out a rainstorm, so I snapped a pic of a right side Euro headlight switch mounted on the left side of my US market PX. I resoldered the wires on the circuit board so everything is just how I want it. The high/low beam rocker (the switch closest to the horn button) turns my LED headlight on and off, while the headlight on/off/pilot switch got repurposed into my 3 position grip heater switch.
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