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VBC1T 1974 150 Super
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VBC1T 1974 150 Super
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Location: SW Michigan, USA
I am a relatively new Vespa owner. I recently purchased this VBC1T 150 Super in good but non running shape. When I got it the stator and flywheel were removed and thrown in a box of odds and ends. I was also sold a Vespatronic electronic ignition (p/n 50005000) with the scooter.
My issue currently while trying to put it together, if my understanding is correct, is that the scooter has a small taper crankshaft and the vespatronic flywheel is sized for a larger taper (possibly PX style?).

Does anyone know if there is a correct vespatronic flywheel that actually fits the small crankshaft taper?

Would it be easier to just use one of these?
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/adaptor-crimaz-conversion-kit-cone-flywheel_51006100?q=flywheel%20cone%20conversion
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/adaptor-crimaz-conversion-kit-cone-flywheel_51006000?q=flywheel%20cone%20conversion


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VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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What a great looking original paint Super. Nice!

I believe, you would use the cone in the top link. Not the one for small frames below it.

That said, I have never run one of those. Curious to hear from someone who has.

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Molto Verboso
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Haven't heard good things about those adapters. Problem was they would not stay in place on the crank. May or may not work for you.
Just get the vespatronics flywheel from sip to be safe which is about a little over $100 more then the adapter.
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/flywheel-vespatronic_50006220?cr=e993ab67-6807-4109-bbed-f6374ebf9f9b&gclid=CjwKCAjwpqCZBhAbEiwAa7pXeR53PynVs8xH2bQ4-4mHTOI4xrBlCikis0KWvb34vimim-J45hKvORoCfbIQAvD_BwE

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rowdyc wrote:
Haven't heard good things about those adapters. Problem was they would not stay in place on the crank.
Guessing (based on no experience) that those fails are a result of not lapping the crank taper and/or not torquing to spec.

Molto Verboso
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Ray8 wrote:
Guessing (based on no experience) that those fails are a result of not lapping the crank taper and/or not torquing to spec.
Never dealt with the adapter but from what I read and heard the larger woodruff key was the issue with the adapter staying in place.
I must admit sounds like a good idea. Get a Ducati igntion kit with this adapter and throw it on a vbb or sprint and you have 12v's all around...on the cheap. I would imagine if it worked so well more would use that adapter.

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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you know what, I'll take a flyer on this. I have the P series stuff sitting here so it's no biggie on parts and the investment isn't much at all to play around. worst case, I have the stock stuff to fall back on.

it'll be going on a stock 2-port so it's not some crazy hot rod build.

Hooked
125 GTR 1977, 50S 1975, GTS 125 Supertech 2021
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Location: Madeira Island
 
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I think Crimaz builds some good stuff but I wouldn't trust those adapters.

Once I got a Vespatronic from Scooter Center on their ebay store, kept it a couple of years to fit on my 125 GTR, only then findind the flywheel cone was too small (17mm) to fit the GTR 19mm? crankshaft. I wasn't yet a SC customer but registered, wrote them the case and they exchanged it at no cost for the correct version - Kudos for SC

Some (latest) GTR's already had the thicker PX style crank.

For your reference it was the article VTR1005 so I think this is the correct one for you, if still available... but there are alternatives ans mentioned above.

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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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I agree…

This cruciform was on a mildly tuned Malossi doing 22BHP at the wheel (not mine)…

I have read the same thing on those adapters, spinning and f@cking up everything…




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Ouch... and those cruciforms are sooo expensive.

That for sure damaged the cog wheels which aren't cheap either...

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Wonder if the gearcog-cruciform alignment was ok with that one.

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FINYoshi wrote:
Wonder if the gearcog-cruciform alignment was ok with that one.

What u takin bout Willis?

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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in defense, that cross looks super waxed ass on the wear lands and my assumption is that anything with that much abuse would've broken regardless of the mfg'r
   

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