Category Archives: How To Guides

Help guides to keep your Vespa Scooter in top condition.

Running A Vespa Engine Rebuild For the First Time

Courtesy OPERATING & MAINTENANCE Before cruising your new scooter, please get yourself familiar with the following feat [...]

How To Repair A Classic Vespa Largeframe Clutch

Learn how to repair a Classic Vespa Clutch. If you are planning a Classic Vespa restoration or you want to tackle your own repairs then at s [...]

How to Change A Classic Vespa Rear Brake Shoes

Originally Published : For those of you with crappy brakes, this tutorial is identical for both front and rear brakes. [...]

How To Replace A Classic Vespa Cable

Replacing a broken gear cable on a geared Vespa in five easy steps.  How do you know you have a broken gear cable? Start with the scooter t [...]

How to Check you Plugs.

A plug chop simply means looking at the sparkplug to determine how you are jetted at a particular throttle stage. The only tricky part is in [...]

High Altitude Scooter

from What changes to I need for high altitude? This doesn’t come up very often, but I though I’d throw it i [...]

How to Spot A Asian Classic Vespa Import

Original Published at The Vespa Wizard   So….at the end….how do I recognise an Asian import? Here are some hints: Piaggio n [...]


Originally Published at Star Vespa   The Vespa gearbox has not changed in a very, very long time so this information should be helpful [...]

How to Get Your Vespa Going After a Long Storage

If your Scooter has been stored for long period of time then you just should not start it and go. I little bit of planning will ensure that [...]

Splitting A Classic Vespa Tire Rim

This is one of the more common questions in the scooter world: "How do I get my @#&! tires off the @#&! rims!?!?!" Here is a method tht I ha [...]

1960 VBB 10″ Front Wheel Conversion

The original 1960 VBB were fitted with 8″ wheels and small brakes and as a consequence did not handle as well as the large frame Vespa [...]
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