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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 petrol requires 20mils of two stroke oil.
  • 5 liters of unleaded petrol, you must add 100mils of two stroke oil into the same petrol feed hole which is found under your seats.

Tire pressures should always be kept up from 30 to 32 psi.  Check this every time your at the petrol station.

20140621_143451_resizedClean your scooter with Mr Sheen, this will look after the body and chrome work very well..  Keep the sheen away from your tires and handle grips..

When starting the scooter first time in the day, always pull out the choke lever, turn the fuel lever to the ON position which is facing up towards the rider and kick the kick start in a stabbing motion.
Do not use the accelerator until the scooter fires up, then incorporate the throttle at the same time. After 10 seconds, push the choke lever back in whilst throttling the accelerator to warm up the engine. This process should take you 5 mins.


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