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by parky
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Agreed Value Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Agreed Value Insurance

I have been advised that I should get an agreed value on my scooter. Can anyone advise what a sensible value would be for the following. Lambretta TV175 series 3 in excellent condition completely standard except for the addition of a hydraulic front brake. In addition it is fitted with front rack an...
by parky
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: GTS BAR END WEIGHTS
Replies: 0
Views: 563

GTS BAR END WEIGHTS

I am about to fit a genuine Vespa back box onto my GTS 300. I have been advised I need to fit bar end weights to the handlebars. Is this correct, does it make a big difference to the handling or is it just a cosmetic feature?
by parky
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: PX 125 Bogging down problem

Thanks for all the advice, will get Christmas over and then get stuck into all the checks mentioned above. cheers,
by parky
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX rear shock absorber advice
Replies: 2
Views: 591

PX rear shock absorber advice

Hi, I am looking to purchase a new shock absorber for my PX125 however I am looking to find one that will be slightly narrower than the original, without busting the bank. It need not be adjustable. Any suggestions please.
by parky
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: PX 125 Bogging down problem

Thanks for all the advice scoot is now running ok. I have tried a couple of plug chops but it does seem to running a bit on the lean side. I have tried adjusting the mixture screw but without much success is there anything else I can do to try and get that elusive nice brown colour on the plug?
by parky
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: PX 125 Bogging down problem

Thanks for advice , gear change now much better. Plug chops now completed but seems to be running very lean. Have taken the mixture screw out a few turns at a time as far as I dare but still seems lean.
Is there anything else I should be doing to get it running richer?
by parky
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: PX 125 Bogging down problem

Thanks for the advice on the gear change, adjustment has made a big improvement. Also I have now completed a couple of plug chops and the colour of the plug does appear to be a bit on the lean side. I have adjusted the mixture screw a bit further out but still seems lean. When I adjust the screw too...
by parky
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Further to bogging down problem

Thanks Paul d for the advice, I have tried re-setting mixture screw and the tickover and there is now a vast improvement. I am yet to do a plug chop but hopefully all will be ok with that. However as the scoot has been laid up for quite a few months I am now finding a problem with the gear change.. ...
by parky
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: PX 125 Bogging down problem

Thanks for the responses I will keep persevering and if no joy will put the scoot away for the winter and try again in the spring. Luckily it is
not needed for daily transport.
by parky
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: PX 125 Bogging down problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: PX 125 Bogging down problem

Thanks, looks like it might have to be a new carb after all, I was hoping I wouldn't have to purchase one and then find the fault was something else, but as the carb has been cleaned with carb cleaner and also had a blow through with an air line I might have to bite the bullet and dig deep. I have b...
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