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Scooters Originali Blog — Lambretta Technical Help

What battery fits my vintage Vespa or Lambretta?

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Although there are more and more AC/Electronic conversions going on everyday, many restored and original condition scooters have their original electrical systems that require batteries.  We stock all the batteries you need for your vintage Vespa or Lambretta and the following description will help you work out which battery you need Vespa*: 1950's,1960's and 1970's Models: VL3 / VB1 / VNA / VNB / GTR / Super / Sprint / GL150 / Vespa 90 / Vespa Primavera all use the B39-6 Battery 1960's Models: GS160 and SS180 use the B49-6 Battery 1970's Models: Rally 180 / Rally 200 use the B49-6...

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Vintage Vespa Fault Finding Flow Chart

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  This copy of the Vespa Fault Finding Flowchart is from the earlier Vespa Service Station manuals. It should help you identify and trace problems. Feel free to print it out and keep it in your glovebox, just in case you have problems on the side of the road. If you have a friend who is struggling diagnosing problems, why not send them the link, or print it out for them? It can work pretty well for Lambretta too. Click here to see a larger version          

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My Scooter Won't Start!

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A few months of un-prepped winter storage, the first day of 65 degree weather, and a desire to ride don't always go well together. If you put your scooter away in good running condition, and now that its time to grab a quick ride on a warm winter day, and it won't start. Here are some simple things to check so your day isn't ruined! Keeping in mind that two-stroke scooters require 3 simple things to run, its easy to check through them quickly to see where your starting problem might lie. Air. Spark. Gas. In most cases, either a...

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Water Flooded Vintage Scooter? Vespa or Lambretta, here's some tips..

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Be patient. Don’t try to start immediately. Put scooter in a warm, dry area if possible. In the sunshine, a heated garage etc give the scooter as long as you can to dry out, a couple days if possible. Remove carb and drain of gas and water Get some gas treatment for the tank, STP and Gum Out make this. This should remove any water in the tank if the tank was not fully submerged. If the tank was fully submerged you will need to remove it from the scooter, drain it and dispose of the gas/water mixture correctly. Allow...

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