Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:56 pm

Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 1650
Location: Mims, Florida USA
 
Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 1650
Location: Mims, Florida USA
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:56 pm linkquote
Sweet P (my P2) has been smoking excessively for years and I've just lived with it. I mean it smoked up the entire yard and left a trail of smoke everywhere. It has always leaked gear oil on to the ground and I suppose it always will. I did one thing different last week. Instead of adding oil up to hole as I've always done, I decided not to before a ride. I checked the level with a tiny tie wrap and it was about 1/4" below the fill hole and I did not top it off. Went for a ride and it ran better then ever before and even stopped smoking. It felt like someone kitted it while I was sleeping. And yes on an 80 mile ride the 2T oil level went down as normal. I still ad gear oil SAE30 as needed but never to the top. The spark plug was a nice brown. Couldn't be more pleased.
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:53 pm

Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 4420
Location: That bushfire place
 
Ossessionato
2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
Joined: 26 May 2013
Posts: 4420
Location: That bushfire place
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:53 pm linkquote
How often do you top up the gear oil?

If you want to keep it a bit below the filler, just lean it towards you till oil comes back out, then in future fill & use angle of scooter to "set" the level
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:24 pm

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3284
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3284
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:24 pm linkquote
Hey Tommy,

Sounds like you've got an oil sucker leak. FreakMoped had a vid on it on his YouTube channel.

There is an area between the crankcase area and gear area that is only about a quarter inch wide for the gasket to seal when the case halves are put together. Oil from the gears gets sucked into the combustion chamber if the gasket gets compromised.

Just a guess ...
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:44 pm

Jet Eye Master
PX221 MHR, O tuned PX200, PX181 Quattrini and some motorbikes
Joined: 14 Jun 2017
Posts: 3528
Location: London UK
 
Jet Eye Master
PX221 MHR, O tuned PX200, PX181 Quattrini and some motorbikes
Joined: 14 Jun 2017
Posts: 3528
Location: London UK
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:44 pm linkquote
Agree. If the gear oil affects the running/smoking then they are connected. Oil seal or gasket. Good news is once fixed it will be faster than ever.
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