Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:45 pm

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Vespa GTS 250
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Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:45 pm linkquote
Hi,
The throttle cable on my 2008 GTS 250 has become very stiff, nearly seized. I can move the throttle body end freely with my hand and have removed the twist-grip and confirmed it moves freely. The problem definitely is in the cable.

I have tried squirting spray lube down the sleeve to free things up but have seen no improvement. I was ready to whip down to my local dealer and pick up a replacement cable (part number 601288) but found this product is no longer sold. The alternative I am aware of was to buy the whole throttle assembly (part number CM060965) including both grips. Unfortunately, this is on back order in Australia where I live. I could order from overseas (US/UK) but the freight costs are insane and I need to get the scoot back on the road pretty quickly.

Does anyone have any ideas for me? Are there some other parts that can be used from other models? Can I do a conversion to a twin cable like the later models?

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.



Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:01 pm

Member
still shopping
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Location: LeftCoast usa
 
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still shopping
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Location: LeftCoast usa
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:01 pm linkquote
In my experience what happens is a filament in the cable breaks and embeds/drags on the housing. I've been successful on some of my weird old MC (e.g. Jawa, CZ etc.) to just replace the cable leaving the housing in place.

Cable and ends can be bought.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:23 pm

Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2064
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
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Posts: 2064
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:23 pm linkquote
try this wrecker in Sydney, I've happily purchased from him before. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Kayana/1013249821
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:53 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11846
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11846
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:53 pm linkquote
have you tried PN PI650639?

I know I had a terrible time chasing one down ages ago.

usually SIP in Germany doesn't beat ya up too bad on shipping so might try there if you strike out in country.

good luck!
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2064
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2064
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:30 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
have you tried PN PI650639?

usually SIP in Germany doesn't beat ya up too bad on shipping so might try there if you strike out in country.
Personally I find their shipping a bit much for one or two small things, it's ok if you're spending a lot

PI650639 A$77.53
DHL shipping A$58.66
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:33 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11846
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11846
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:33 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
Personally I find their shipping a bit much for one or two small things, it's ok if you're spending a lot

PI650639 A$77.53
DHL shipping A$58.66
oof! much more than to this side of the world from them. an excuse to order a bunch of other stuff then I suppose!
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:54 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
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Location: Sparks, Nevada, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4983
Location: Sparks, Nevada, USA
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:54 pm linkquote
Maybe a universal throttle cable kit will work for you. It's a bit more work. You need to cut the housing and cable to length, attach the proper ends, etc. Might get you back on the road.

http://www.wemoto.com.au/parts/picture/vo-153-713/
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:19 pm

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Vespa GTS 250
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Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:19 pm linkquote
Thanks for the replies. I will probably cut the cable and see if it is a problem with the cable or the sleeve. If it is a frayed cable I might just be able to put a new generic cable on.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:20 pm

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Vespa GTS 250
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Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:20 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
try this wrecker in Sydney, I've happily purchased from him before. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Kayana/1013249821
I will get in contact and see what he has.
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:57 pm

Hooked
GTS 250
Joined: 26 Apr 2008
Posts: 336
Location: California
 
Hooked
GTS 250
Joined: 26 Apr 2008
Posts: 336
Location: California
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:57 pm linkquote
I don't know what year it switched, but the newer ones actually have two cables (push & pull). I'm fairly certain this can be swapped to the older bikes, and have actually purchased a used cable from eBay for my 2007.
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