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you can get some information

in this forum..

but as for one that is delicated to classis vespa..

hum.. I still cannot find..

:cry:

 

maybe we can start one here. - for classic vespa.

 

got lots of question i have in mind now..

but don"t know how to find out..

 

example..

it is normal that the wiring of vespa to be in a mess??

only X shop know how to fix if got problem?

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Originally posted by ackl@Oct 9 2005, 06:03 PM

got lots of question i have in mind now..

but don"t know how to find out..

 

example..

it is normal that the wiring of vespa to be in a mess??

only X shop know how to fix if got problem?

Hi ackl, actually the wiring mess is left behind by mechanics who cut or took off the original cabling ties while servicing the scoot. U can always tidy them up by bunching them up again with cable zip-ties or twisties, available from PC or DIY shops. :cheeky:

 

Of cos if a certain scoot shop had been known to tackle certain classic Vespa models successfully, it would make good sense to approach them again. But by no means r u limited to those few shops. :smile:

 

The good thing abt classic Vespa is that most likely a proper service manual, by Haynes etc would hv already been written up abt ur model of scoot. U can do a check with Kinokuniya Bookstore on titles available. :thumb:

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Originally posted by ackl@Oct 9 2005, 06:03 PM

example..

it is normal that the wiring of vespa to be in a mess??

mine used to be in a mess too until cannot put rain coat inside the side box. so i take out the IU and the battery. so now little wire left.. plus a bit more space.. :)

 

actually u can do new wiring but it takes time. the best time is when u're planning to repaint your vespa. so can go one-shot, more easy for them coz to do wiring, the horn covers, chassis, etc need to be open.

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The reson i know it is in a mess is because

my brake light and head light not working,..

send to a vespa bike shop and he told me all the wiring is wrong..

so cannot be repair.

actualy i don"t really understand...

but he advice to rewire.

 

but think i will send to anoher shop see how..

 

anyway talking about shop .

can share what other shop can send classic vespa in..

 

I know of 4 so far

1.Ah joon at ubi

2.tong aik at goldwell

3.a shophouse behind levender Mrt(think call jass)

4.the shop OPP thomas medical centre..(not sure there do classic or not but

they service vespa.)

 

 

as for Accessories i know

1.tong aik

2.shop below waterloo HDB

3.shop in Jalan beser plaza

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Originally posted by ackl@Oct 9 2005, 08:20 PM

my brake light and head light not working,..

tink some old vespa dun hev brake light. i dun have mine too. head light depends on your engine rpm as they use some sort of dynamo. used to have blinking head light or no head light at all if never ride for 2 weeks +. but after riding for arnd 10mins, the head light will finally appear.

 

neway, wat type of vespa u riding?

 

there are many vespa shops arnd. but for wiring, i tink u might wanna try ah joo's. coz his brother does the wiring of vespas there.

 

there is also a mly vespa shop behind jln bsr stadium. u might want to check it out.

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I think my headlight is using dynamo.too..

I everyday ride..still sometime have sometime don"t have..

And even have it so weak that cannot be notice.

 

btw I am riding a AT vespa sprint..

thinking of repairing my horn also..

not working also.

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Originally posted by ackl@Oct 10 2005, 06:12 PM

I think my headlight is using dynamo.too..

I everyday ride..still sometime have sometime don"t have..

And even have it so weak that cannot be notice.

 

btw I am riding a AT vespa sprint..

thinking of repairing my horn also..

not working also.

ur magnetic coil might be coil tat when the light and horn are not working...

 

ah joo wiring is not tat good either...he make my bike in a mess :nono: :nono:

 

for me,i always go to 1 shop to repair my vespa cos the mech noe u well liao sometime will do something extra for u FOC cos regular customer mah..

 

as for Jass shop....u can try there late at nite if ur bike is spoil cos they are open till veri late...sometime 11-12 plus

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hum..

seem like everyday also got questions..

 

can i check with your .

can vespa use engine bake..

cos when i try to do that..there is is loud metal

scratch sound from the gear..

 

thank for any infomation..

 

 

 

:cheer:

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Originally posted by ackl@Oct 11 2005, 12:34 AM

hum..

seem like everyday also got questions..

 

can i check with your .

can vespa use engine bake..

cos when i try to do that..there is is loud metal

scratch sound from the gear..

 

thank for any infomation..

 

 

 

:cheer:

hmm. i only use them when raining cos nvr dare to brake hard on wet tarmac again. i skidded twice and flung out after jamming my rear brake. so engine brake pretty works well for me during wet surface but of coz must ride slow. on top of that rarely uses them. only use my rear brake often.

 

i tried on dry tarmac. but dont like the noise produce. very e pain in the ears, so i refrain from using it unless i'm in gear 2 like dat.

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Yup I always saw classic vespa near arab street area as well.

 

 

thank for the engine bake info..

seldom use it now.

 

Sent it into a workshop now..to chk the

headlight and brake light.

so now waiting to see what wrong..

hopefully don"t have to spent a lot..

= >

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Just met an uncle in JB who had a very nice colored espa.

But the best thing is he modded his fork into 2 absorber using another bike's fork, wch really looks like a RXZ one.

 

Thts really unique.Spoke to him and he said he does repairs, paintwork and mods freelance and has a workshop in Kranji.

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Originally posted by AKUTERRER@Oct 16 2005, 12:14 AM

Just met an uncle in JB who had a very nice colored espa.

But the best thing is he modded his fork into 2 absorber using another bike's fork, wch really looks like a RXZ one.

 

Thts really unique.Spoke to him and he said he does repairs, paintwork and mods freelance and has a workshop in Kranji.

Is he a malay guy....if i'm not wrong...his bike is green in colour aite..??Reply me..Thanks..

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Just like to share..

My vespa repair experierence so far..

 

In bike shop A said as will touch up the bike to working condition.

In the end brakelight,headlight and horn all not working.

in the end cost $75 to install the IU.

Told me got to replace battary.??

 

Bike shop B replace brake at $20 ( I am happy with the new brake)

but for the brakelight,headlight ..etc got to do rewiring..

cos the wire is in a mess..

 

In shop C..finally the brakelight,headlight and horn

all done..at $72 but the bike engine very easy to die now..hum..

got to go back to check again.

also was told my engine "camp shaft" not in good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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hihi i wanna geta vespa...will the insurance be cheaper compared to nsr sp? and erm....how to do maintenence....is it like got 2T tt kinda thingy?

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Originally posted by eri_vespa@Oct 16 2005, 12:20 AM

Is he a malay guy....if i'm not wrong...his bike is green in colour aite..??Reply me..Thanks..

Nope.

Its orange with some stripes from afar looks like tiger skin.

 

But he did mentioned he has 4 vespas.

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Originally posted by ermintham@Oct 16 2005, 06:00 PM

hihi i wanna geta vespa...will the insurance be cheaper compared to nsr sp? and erm....how to do maintenence....is it like got 2T tt kinda thingy?

I just got a 1977 Vespa Sprint and the insurance for 3P was just under 170. It cost me quite a lot to restore (better get the engine checked out if you want to buy a classic vespa, restoration is a huge hidden startup cost) It's currently at Tong Aik at Golden Wall, I should be getting it this weekend.

 

But I hear that the running cost is pretty low and the cost of 2T is marginal. Anyway the engine seems hardy enough since the bike's older than me and still up and running

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Originally posted by rocket1@Oct 19 2005, 10:31 AM

I just got a 1977 Vespa Sprint and the insurance for 3P was just under 170. It cost me quite a lot to restore (better get the engine checked out if you want to buy a classic vespa, restoration is a huge hidden startup cost) It's currently at Tong Aik at Golden Wall, I should be getting it this weekend.

 

But I hear that the running cost is pretty low and the cost of 2T is marginal. Anyway the engine seems hardy enough since the bike's older than me and still up and running

Your Vespa insurance is just under $170?

 

How old are u?

Wch insurance coy?

 

Mine costs $200 plus

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I'm 26 this year but I've been riding for under 1 year. the ins co is Mitsui.

 

I think only Mitsui and NTUC doing ins for old bikes. but NTUC quote is at least double of Mitsui's

 

most bike shops will do the ins for you but will charge you a nominal service charge of like $20. you can actually go to an ins agent and they do it for you on the spot without service charge, i.e. just pay the premiums.

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