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The recommended oil is regular 30 weight motor oil in the transmission. Detergent or non-detergent is fine. Also try to stick to name brand oils. Don't use brands you don't know. You will save money in the long run by using the better brand.
If you ride often (more than 3 times week), then you should change the transmission oil at least every 3 months just like a car. If you ride every day all year round then it is recommended that the oil gets changed at least every 2 months. Remember, Vespa's do not have an oil filter so all the dirt is just circulating throughout the transmission.
For the oil that you need for the gas mixture it is recommended that again you stay with the name brands. If you have a pre-mix scooter make sure you buy oil that is made for pre-mix bikes. If you have an injected scooter use oil that is for injected bikes. Check the label carefully. If you have a high performance scooter (i.e. you put a performance cylinder on) make sure you use a synthetic 2 cycle oil. This will give you the best performance and longer life out of your scooter. Another important tip is do not mix different oils together. If you put in synthetic, then stick with synthetic. Many oils will not mix together. This could result in a motor seizure due to lack of oil. If you are having trouble finding the right oil, be sure to check with your local scooter shop.
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