Category Archives: Vespa Maintenance Guide

Articles to help keep your Classic Vespa Scooter in tune.


How to Upgrade The Stock Exhaust for Performance

from smallframes.com Most Smallframes have a completely useless exhaust, which does nothing except produce a nice put-put-put sound. The sta [...]

Vespa Scooters – The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Veloce books, the British motorsports publisher responsible for at least half of the decent scooter books available out there, has published [...]

Class Vespa – Flowchart of Faults

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

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 [...]

Vespa Spak Plug Specifications

Get all the information you need to replace your spark plug. [...]

It often pays to restore a Classic Vespa.

To find your Vespa First, you must find your Vespa PX 200, which you can restore. This can be at flea markets, online auctions or on an old [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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