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subject scooter: '06 LX150

It seems to idle on the low side, how do I adjust the idling to make it a bit higher?

Is there a link to some website that will show how to DIY?

thanks
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I have never done it (or needed to), but I just found this in the Wiki:
https://modernvespa.com/forum/wiki-idle-setting-gt200
For the gt200. -- I am sure someone can chime in on if it is similar or not.

Happy riding.
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OneParairie...is right.

Start with a quarter turn until you find the "sweet spot".

It' complete trial and error, but you'll get there.
OnePrairiePiston wrote:
I have never done it (or needed to), but I just found this in the Wiki:
https://modernvespa.com/forum/wiki-idle-setting-gt200
For the gt200. -- I am sure someone can chime in on if it is similar or not.

Happy riding.
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This is the image of Vespa LX carburetor.
Not modify the idle with engine cold, but after 15/20 minutes of use on road of it.
Turn 1/16 the screw signed as "B" clockwise, after modify hold the throttle to maxium and release, repeat 2 or 3 times and feel your engine, if idle is correct ok else, turn 1/16 at a time and re-test until the idle is correct. Remember the rear wheel don't to must spin.
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Thanks to the directions on this forum, I just increased the idle on my Fly 150. Simple to do, but you may find after adjusting, then riding, that you need to open things up and adjust again. You'll find what feels right to you.
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Re: '06 LX150 idling question?
jtkkz wrote:
subject scooter: '06 LX150

It seems to idle on the low side, how do I adjust the idling to make it a bit higher?

Is there a link to some website that will show how to DIY?

thanks
You can use an inductive hour/tach for a motor to check the actual rpm. I report on this in Poor man tach
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After trying for months to locate an affordable shop tach, I decided to try a different route. Smorris has a nice write up about using a tinytach in the Technical section. I didn't want to wire mine in permanently, and located an inductive hour/tach from my local Honda power equipment shop. I ended up with the Hardline HR-8061 model which runs off of a single line wrapped around the spark plug wire. It cost me about $40, but I have seen them less expensive on US websites.

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What I liked about it is that you do not need to hard wire it in. The 22g wire can be inserted into the unit, and then removed when you no longer are using it. This was important, since I understood these hour/tach meters do not really stand up well inside the engine compartment. I've left the wire attached to the spark plug wire, and just tied it off to the side of the engine compartment for when I want to use the tach.

It is slow, and refreshes in 10 second increments. So you have to be patient when setting your idle.
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If you have a friend with a GTS you can adjust your idle speed based on it's idle speed (1600 rpm). Let the leader engine warm up completely, then stick your hands a few inches away from both bikes exhaust- you can easily judge when the exhaust puffs are the same rate. This is how I adjust my wife's scooter idle.

Harvey
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