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My daughter bought a used Sprint 50S, been sitting all winter. She drove it around the block without changing old fuel and it died. Will not turn over, nothing.

Now, I'm trying to figure out how to change the spark plug. It's off to the side and I can't fit the tool into the hole. Any advice?

Seems like a design flaw; perhaps it's my initiation into Vespa mechanics.
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If it started initially then the plug is ok. If it's not turning over charge the battery first.

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Good advice. We'll try that.

I see that the odometer and clock come on, the horn blows (weakly) and the turn indicators will flash- are those connected to a separate battery?
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Good advice. We'll try that.

I see that the odometer and clock come on, the horn blows (weakly) and the turn indicators will flash- are those connected to a separate battery?
No but they need a lot less power than turning the engine over.
You may want to check the kill switch too. It possible mid ride she hit that.
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Thanks very much. Charged battery for 20 minutes and that was enough to get it going. Made me look smart in my kid's eyes, so thank you.

Do these scooters have an alternator that charges the battery as they drive? Or do they need to be regularly re-charged?
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You can find out pretty much everything you want to know about the mechanics of your daughter's scooter engine here:
https://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/Vespa/LX50/LX50%204%20Stroke%204%20Valve/LX50%204Valve%20Workshop%20Manual.pdf
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Will you send me a link for a GTS250ie and a 2019 Sprint 150 Thank you.
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