Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:18 am

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VBA1T
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Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:18 am linkquote
Hi,

I realized (after paint, of course, would be too easy...) that the bracket holding the opening lever is not centered with the cutout... I guess I have to trim that...





Here is the question... I did fit a new vespa lock, I can only remove the key on lock position, if it is unlocked, the key stays in, so is the lock supposed to let the key being removed on both positions ? If not then what's the point of the lever as the locking mechanism hold the door shut meaning you cannot open the door without the key in ?
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:21 am

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:21 am linkquote
Original locks would let the key out at any position. Repro locks don't, you need to lock it first...
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:07 pm

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Location: Belgium
 
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Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:07 pm linkquote
That's what I tought, otherwise what's the point of the lever !

Maybe I got a shit repro, I'm going to check what is available in better quality, and maybe buy a new door, it won't look nice with a wider opening...
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:40 pm

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150 VBB
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Location: Pennsylvania USA
 
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Location: Pennsylvania USA
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:40 pm linkquote
I'm brand new to the world of Vespas (and scooters in general) but I'm a veteran old German car restoration mechanic. I didn't like the "non-removable key" feature of the lock on my new 150 VBB either...so I harvested a same-style lock off one of my old tool boxes. Problem solved. These kinds of locks (with spring clip retainer) are super common. Mine has a slightly taller bezel, which is fine by me...and it was FREE, so...
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:54 pm

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Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:54 pm linkquote
Interesting! I might have a spare from an old tool cabinet, I'll have a look
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:08 am

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Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:08 am linkquote
Bezel is about 3-4mm tall vs 1-2mm... but it works great and looks "period correct"-ish.



Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:09 am

Hooked
'58 VBA '79CT90
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Location: Chico CA
 
Hooked
'58 VBA '79CT90
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Location: Chico CA
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:09 am linkquote
My aftermarket lock lets me remove the key in either position.
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:23 am

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Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:23 am linkquote
Grumpnut wrote:
My aftermarket lock lets me remove the key in either position.
A link maybe to your model ?
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:06 am

Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
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Location: S.Salem, NY
 
Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1457
Location: S.Salem, NY
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:06 am linkquote
ColinBelgium wrote:
A link maybe to your model ?
I'd also like to know. That is an annoying feature.
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