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Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:17:34 +0000

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2007 LX 150
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Location: Livermore, CA
 
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2007 LX 150
Joined: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 23:50:01 +0000
Posts: 29
Location: Livermore, CA
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:17:34 +0000 linkquote
I am new to the world of MV as I just bought my first Vespa. Someone pressed it upon me that they are fun and easy to maintain and service. They specifically mentioned that once you figure out how to keep your carburetor clean, you're good to go. What do they mean by that?
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 20:23:17 +0000

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S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
Joined: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:01:31 +0000
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Location: Bermuda
 
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S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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Location: Bermuda
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 20:23:17 +0000 linkquote
It means keeping fresh or stabilized fuel in the tank at ALL TIMES. Leave untreated fuel sitting for 3-4 months and it starts to decompose and deposit gunk in the tank and/or carburetor, which finds its ways into the many nooks and crannies of the carb and causes all types of operating problems.
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:13:10 +0000

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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 04:24:58 +0000
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Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 04:24:58 +0000
Posts: 12923
Location: Oregon City, OR
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:13:10 +0000 linkquote
Yes, extended storage with unstabilized fuel is certainly the enemy of a functioning carburettor. However Vespa hasn't sold a carbed 150-300cc scooter in the US in the last dozen years, so the rest of us have different worries.
   

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