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Scooters Originali Blog — Vespa History

Vespa Clutch Cover Breather Rubber Seal - PDI Sheet

Gene Merideth Vespa Vespa History Vespa Technical Help

In last 30 years working on Vespa scooters, every so often we would find a rubber seal pushed down over the clutch cover breather. I would always remove them. There have been various attempts to explain this rubber seal over the years, but everyone, myself included, was guessing. Until now. Taking apart a Vespa for some work, we found an original Piaggio PDI tag, which explains the rubber ring, and also explains that it must come off before running the scooter. It makes sense, as the breather is too allow air to vent from inside the engine when it gets...

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New York Police Scooters, Vespa and Lambretta.

Gene Merideth Lambretta History NYPD Lambretta NYPD Vespa police scooters Scooter History Vespa History

Its funny how things go around. 20 years ago Police scooters were bought by scooterists mostly to strip for parts or to use as a base for a restoration. The first police scooter ScootersO ever found was a Lambretta TV200. The markings were hard to see under the poorly painted side panels. After that first one, other Police scooters started to pop up: Vespa Sprints, Vespa P150Xs and Serveta Lambrettas. These scooters got me wondering more about these Police scooters and their history. I tracked down the importer who handled the Serveta NYPD sales (he does not have any parts...

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