Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:51 pm

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Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:51 pm linkquote
Hello all,
I saw a small frame today and noticed it had no head lights. I read the manual for it and it never mentioned it having any. Were they not required when these bikes were made or did the owner just take em off?

Thanks again everyone,
Sara

Last edited by klondike_jiggs on Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:01 am; edited 1 time in total
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:39 pm

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Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:39 pm linkquote
Do you have a picture?
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:30 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:30 am linkquote
It's a primavera



Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:42 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:42 am linkquote
klondike_jiggs wrote:
It's a primavera
So that big round mirrored hting on the headset...

You know, the headlight...

what's going on there on your bike?
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:48 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:48 am linkquote
klondike_jiggs wrote:
It's a primavera
if thats the same bike then there should be a big glass fronted thing inside the big silver round thing on the front of the handlebars thats the headlight

if it isn't the same bike then the bike you have should have the big glass fronted thing inside the big silver round thing. If it don't heve the big glass thing then someone's either stolen it or forgot to put one in in which case you'll have a big hole in the front.

If you dont have a big glass thing or hole in the front then something strange is afoot

unless its not a primmy.
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:01 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:01 am linkquote
Haha I'm stupid. I wrote head light. I mean turn signals. Didn't even realize what I wrote, whoops.

I can understand everyone's confusion on this question.
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:53 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:53 am linkquote
klondike_jiggs wrote:
Haha I'm stupid. I wrote head light. I mean turn signals. Didn't even realize what I wrote, whoops.

I can understand everyone's confusion on this question.
yeah...stupid

Primmys dont have them as standard AFAIR, but i've seen some with them on in Italy (might be a legal thang) not sure if you need them over on your side but over here if they aint got em you dont legally need them
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:47 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:47 am linkquote
if it's an american market smallframe, they weren't required to have turn signals until 1974. unfortunately, most 1974 american market vespas were plagued with electrical problems, due to the late necessity of having to add turn signals to all imported bikes and not having enough time to work out all the bugs with that setup.
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:05 am

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:05 am linkquote
Awesome, thank you. I figured as much because the manual said nothing about the signals. I'll try not to mess up my words next time haha.
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:39 pm

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:39 pm linkquote
turn signals are for wimps
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:29 pm

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:29 pm linkquote
That bike had turn signals... you can see where they mounted by those grey rectangular areas on the front of the headset, on either side of the headlight.

It's a US model Primavera, post 1974....( actually, probably 1974 specifically )

and someone has swapped out the taillight from the US DOT spec one.
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