Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:38 pm

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Vespa 2006 LX50
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Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
 
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Location: Rogers Arkansas
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:38 pm linkquote
Was asked to repair a Vespa 2006 by my Nephew. Expected a high mileage scooter but when he brought it by, I found that it only had 264 miles on it. It had been in storage since 2011 and was only ridden when his sister went to Florida. What a waste. Pulled it apart and only found a few items bad on it, one of which was the carburetor. Of coarse the battery was bad but why the horn went bad I just don't understand. Anyway $400 had it back running. Thanks for letting me be a lurker on your site. I'll try to include pictures when I can figure out how.
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:09 pm

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Vespa 2006 LX50
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Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
 
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Location: Rogers Arkansas
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:09 pm linkquote
Thanks
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:17 pm

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Vespa 2006 LX50
Joined: 30 Nov 2021
Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
 
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Location: Rogers Arkansas
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:17 pm linkquote
Did the picture attach?
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:20 pm

Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3649
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3649
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:20 pm linkquote
Nope. You should see something like this in your reply:



Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:00 am

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Vespa 2006 LX50
Joined: 30 Nov 2021
Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
 
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Vespa 2006 LX50
Joined: 30 Nov 2021
Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:00 am linkquote
Did anything upload?


Vespa

Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:07 am

Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3649
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3649
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:07 am linkquote
The picture looks great! That's a good thing you got it running for your nephew.
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:13 am

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Vespa 2006 LX50
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Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
 
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Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:13 am linkquote
I think I have the hang of it now.













Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:26 am

Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1663
Location: Toronto
 
Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1663
Location: Toronto
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:26 am linkquote
Looks good!

It sounds like you spent most of the $400 replacing the carb? Was it too gummed up for a good cleaning to bring it back?

Any rubber bits need replacing? I'm thinking tires, belt, fuel/vac hoses?
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:50 am

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Vespa 2006 LX50
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Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
 
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Posts: 14
Location: Rogers Arkansas
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:50 am linkquote
Only the carb, battery and horn were bad. Ordered a new OEM carburetor but has not shown up as of today. If I could have found an accelerator I would not have even gotten the carburetor. The rubber on the diaphragm was completely deteriorated. I put some Thru The Roof sealer on it temporally. Idle and main needles were completely plugged up but was able to clean them out. I noticed that I forgot to reinstall the side molding on one side. I will have to correct that. Changed all fluids, checked the V-belt and tires and they were fine since the scooter was in storage the whole time. I think it was a shame that the owners didn't ride it more, just didn't start one day and they could not find anybody that could fix it or would try.



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