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Sat, 22 Oct 2022 21:55:13 +0000 quote
Hi guys, just picked up a vespa 150 sprint for a restoration project. The throttle grip has to be rolled forward to accelerate, not towards me, is this right?
Sat, 22 Oct 2022 22:07:15 +0000

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Sat, 22 Oct 2022 22:07:15 +0000 quote
Definitely not right, sounds like someone has pulled the cable the wrong way around the throttle tube.
Mon, 24 Oct 2022 21:44:45 +0000

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Mon, 24 Oct 2022 21:44:45 +0000 quote
The throttle cable should come up the front (headlight side) of the pulley.
Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:10:03 +0000

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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:10:03 +0000 quote
post some pictures of the bike - we can spot some other stuff for you and we like pictures
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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 19:03:47 +0000 quote
Many thanks, any advice is welcome





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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 19:06:03 +0000 quote
Advice please



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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:06:21 +0000 quote
Nice bike, what year is it?

"... restoration project.".... Please tell me more?

Meanwhile pull the headlight and take a pic inside of the throttle pulley.
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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:34:40 +0000

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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:34:40 +0000 quote
I've fixed the throttle, it was wrapped around the wrong way. It's a 1976. Is there a quick way to check is running 6v or 12v. I haven't even looked under the cover yet, just picked it up and riding by it for a bit before I start a restoration. I'm gathering advice etc first as it's my first restoration project.
Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:31:09 +0000

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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:31:09 +0000 quote
honestly I'd just clean it up and ride it - that thing is in good shape now. so many first restoration projects get taken apart and then people give up.
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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:20:49 +0000

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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:20:49 +0000 quote
I'm not starting the restoration until I've have a good blast on it, I'm just gathering as much info before I do start. I've got the time and patience so I'm prepared for the the long job. I do have another question! I have a small blue unit that the plug lead runs from which looks newer than the other parts, would it be a CDI unit?



Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:21:52 +0000

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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:21:52 +0000 quote
that's a coil for points style ignition, not a cdi
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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:12:15 +0000 quote
Ok thanks, i might while Im there install a BGM 12v conversion
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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:10:49 +0000 quote
if everything is working the points system can be quite reliable - no need to do it just to do it
Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:58:30 +0000

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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:58:30 +0000 quote
there's a few things on this bike that strike me as odd.

do you know much about it or where it came from?
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 04:21:46 +0000

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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 04:21:46 +0000 quote
greasy125 wrote:
there's a few things on this bike that strike me as odd.

do you know much about it or where it came from?
gasket around the glovebox lid is the first thing i saw odd....
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 04:30:07 +0000

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GickSpeed wrote:
gasket around the glovebox lid is the first thing i saw odd....
I saw that and kinda dismissed it but the kickstart looks suspiciously bajaj and the legshield badge kinda tied the three together enough to get me thinking….
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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 06:27:56 +0000 quote
Dont know much about it, bought it from a private seller. What's your thoughts?
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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 18:55:08 +0000 quote
Looks like there's a few aftermarket seals etc on it, soon sort that out.
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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:15:57 +0000 quote
what's the tail of the bike look like? can you post a pic?
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:22:39 +0000

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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:22:39 +0000 quote
I agree it just looks "off."

It seems to have had a heavy skim coat when it was painted, which might be part of what's setting off my Spidey Sense, though.
Sun, 06 Nov 2022 11:30:33 +0000

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Sun, 06 Nov 2022 11:30:33 +0000 quote
Ya bunch o Nit picking so-n-so's...
All i saw wasa good scoot, with somewhat dubious teeny markers or mystery


Is that worn or bent?


I'm mystified by how the side lever works.


Wonder if that goes further.?

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