Rear wheel changing on 1980 P200e...

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Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 am

In my experience if using a jack or any type of support under the engine to change a wheel, under the gear selector is the best place to support. It gives more wiggle room to work the wheel off if a standard exhaust is used. I think a tinny of your favorite tipple might be the right size too but I've never risked the loss of one! I read in an old lambretta manual that using the spare against the saddle while the scooter is on it's side is another tip but I've never tried it.

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Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 pm

That rear light is the standard issue US one as they (the US DOT) felt the standard Italian/European one didn't give enough light rearwards.

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Tue May 15, 2018 9:00 pm

rosscla wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:28 pm
BTW Is that rear lamp common on Vespas over there?
Yes, that's a US DOT spec tail light. Common on P, Rally and I think Sprints from the early 70's on. Also seen on Spanish lambretta's.

They are big and ugly but you could hang your helmet off it if that helps :D

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Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 pm

Yes, also on Jets and Lince Serveta. Easily broken off - if they're common in the States on more than scooters that might be another good source of fugly replacements for those of us that like that sort of thing ;-)
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:00 am

Just found a video about changing the rear wheel of classic 2-cycle Vespa.

https://youtu.be/H4o2vkzHzR8


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