Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:31 pm

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Joined: 27 Mar 2016
Posts: 37
Location: Lake Chelan Valley
 
Member
Joined: 27 Mar 2016
Posts: 37
Location: Lake Chelan Valley
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:31 pm linkquote
Hey guys,

Not sure if I posted this but about a year ago I pulled the trigger on a 1980 P125X that has a real nice (not perfect) body. I got it for $1200 and am very happy with it. It started right up when I was at the sellers house and also ran when I got it home. However, it was popping out of every gear. I have been extremely busy getting our winery building finished and the business open so it has sat for the last year slowly leaking two stroke oil. Now that I have the business open I have a bit of time and want to get back to this thing. My hope is to have it rideable by the time it warms up for some summer fun.

So...Before I dive in what do you think I am looking at to get it to stop jumping out of gear. And what will be involved getting the 2 stroke oil to stop leaking?


Cheers,

Alan



Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:55 am

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2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
Joined: 14 Jun 2020
Posts: 196
Location: MA
 
Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
Joined: 14 Jun 2020
Posts: 196
Location: MA
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:55 am linkquote
I haven't had to deal with this (yet), so no personal experience, but since no one else has stepped up, I'll give my 2 cents. The most likely cause of jumping out of gear is a worn shifter cross (aka cruciform). If you do a search here you will get lots of information.

How many miles are on your scoot? High mileage would tend to confirm a worn cruciform. Low mileage would tend to point toward something else. Replacing the cruciform requires splitting the cases. If you have high mileage, you probably should do a general refresh including new bearings and seals while you are in there.

Leaking 2T oil while parked is probably a crack in the oil tank or in the hose running from the tank to the carbureter.
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