Category Archives: Vespa Maintenance Guide

Articles to help keep your Classic Vespa Scooter in tune.

Class Vespa – Flowchart of Faults

Originally posted at Star Vespa. The flowchart helps you find and resolve common problems with Classic Vespa’s Scooters. [...]

Vespa Large Frame – Engine Casing Split

Original Article Posted on Engine Casing Split Splitting the casings allows access to the crank, the oil seals, main bearing [...]

Vespa Oil Tips

Your scooter needs oil to keep from seizing up and to keep the gearbox working properly. The big question that is often asked is what oil sh [...]

What Carburettor Is Best for a Classic Vespa

OK, you changed the exhaust on your stock Vespa and are thinking of a better carb. What are your options? There are three basic types. From [...]

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 Clean A Rusty Vespa Gas Tank

The best way to clean a rusty gas/petrol tank is to use muriatic acid. Muriatic Acid is generally available from your local hardware store [...]

Handy Tips for Your Vintage Vespa

Originally Published by Gasoline   Some handy tips for you to keep your scooter in order: Fuel Mix:  Every litre of 95 octane unleaded [...]


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 Assemble Your Classic Vespa Spare

This project was attempted purely for the sake of having a spare tire. It turned out to be an amazingly simple task, despite the wait times [...]

The &(@^%*( thing won’t start

From Oh boy is this irritating… It’s definitely frustrating when you can’t get your scooter started. [...]

Vespa Large Frame Gearing

Source: The Vespa gearbox has used basically same set up since the first bike rolled off the assembly line. Small frames, wi [...]
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