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by mushroom
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Any decent brake light switches for Vespa Sportique ?
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Any decent brake light switches for Vespa Sportique ?

Got 2 regular cheapo Swiss ones and both short out when they are screwed down to the frame Switch is a normally closed type, press the button in to break the circuit. Trouble is that when you push the button in, the contacts where the wires are soldered onto have so much play they can still touch th...
by mushroom
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Going 12V with a '62 Sportique
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Going 12V with a '62 Sportique

Great thanks, I'll order one
by mushroom
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Going 12V with a '62 Sportique
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Going 12V with a '62 Sportique

Righto, got a '62 Sportique that has a new loom. I want to go 12V and CDI instead of points I'm guessing I need a regulator for the lighting Is the Beedspeed kit any good ? https://www.beedspeed.com/vespa-electronic-supersprint-p-1675.html?osCsid=hk3u5ciaqjrpp5drcramifu3m0 https://www.beedspeed.com/...
by mushroom
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: VNB1T hub bearing tool ?
Replies: 0
Views: 627

VNB1T hub bearing tool ?

Are SIP the only people that sell the castle nut tool ?
Can't see any on Beedspeed or Allstyles
Didn't want to grind up an old socket if I didn't have too
It's similar to this

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by mushroom
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Standard Scoots & Restorations
Topic: Spanish GT160
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Spanish GT160

Thanks, but I'd given up all hope of finding anything.
I eventually bought a P200 engine to rebuild and put in there
by mushroom
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Standard Scoots & Restorations
Topic: Vespa GS 160 series 2 restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 15230

Re: Vespa GS 160 series 2 restoration

Let me know if you decide to not carry on with the restoration.
I could make use of the side panels for my GT160
by mushroom
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Splitting a P200 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Splitting a P200 crank

to split a crank you need a hydraulic press, correct size drifts and correct size wedges to block the webs I can split them at work wouldnt attempt to rebuild them as you need a v block/dial gauge and experience any good motorbike engineer can do it - i use a local shop he charges £15-20 (labour o...
by mushroom
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Splitting a P200 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Splitting a P200 crank

OK fair enough, looks like I'll just get a new one complete then
by mushroom
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Splitting a P200 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Splitting a P200 crank

I had a look on there and he reckons you need to take it to a mechanic to split the crank
by mushroom
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Splitting a P200 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Splitting a P200 crank

I need to change the big end bearing but can't find anything online that shows you how to do it
Is it that hard a job that it's easier to buy a crank and conrod complete ?