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anyone have any idea what may be wrong with my new to me 2003 et4....it will not start without me jumping the battery every few days or so.

is it normal to replace the battery at about 7000 miles?

any advice is appreciated! thanks!

p.s. i will no longer be returning to Vespa of Jacksonville! they broke my top case and then denied it and accused me of breaking it myself!!
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None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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I'm not sure but I have read on here that most batteries only last a couple of years. It sounds like you probably (without knowing for sure) just need a new one. It could be something else but I would start there. It can't hurt.
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From what I hear, batteries last either twenty four months or two years, which ever comes first.

Disuse will kill them quickly, so many of us use a battery tender.

I went through the recharging thing for a month before a friend explained it. Go out and get a cheap replacement and you should be fixed up.
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vespa help
that's what i was thinking, since it is trying to turn over and all. can you buy a batery anywhere? i've only been a vespa owner 2 months!

thanks for the help!
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Hey lori, sorry to hear about your time at Vespa Jax. I bought my bike from them and have had nothing but awesome service.

Eyeman

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almost any motorcycle shop will have the battery for your vespa. Just get the numbers off the top of the battery and call around for the best price.
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