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    Default Vinatge Vespa

    Just bought a 64' P90 with a 133cc 4spd conversion.

    Scooter runs strong but leaks oil like crazy. I have tried searching the internet and what I have found is minimal or for the modern Vespa's.

    Anyone know of any good forums, down loadable PDF's tech books, or just overall knowledge of these things I would appreciate it. Looks like after I give it to the wife for Xmas I will be breaking it apart
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    Default Scooter repair

    Brandon,
    My mechanic (Randy McCarter) can work on just about anything. He had a 1963 Piaggio that he was working on for someone and ended up getting prepped and helped sell it so I know he could probably work on yours and help. He will work with you to do only major stuff you are not comfortable with or finding parts etc.,

    Just give him a call. He is a mechanical and electrical engineer and can "make stuff" if needed.

    His contact info:

    Randy McCarter
    Land Line 817 741 0303
    Mobile 817 706 8870
    He is in Keller/Ft Worth so location could be good for you. He even worked on my motorized cooler and he is the only person that I trust working on my race bike!

    Regards,
    Mark
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    Awesome Mark! I will call him and see what he can do for me.

    I would like to figure out how to do the little things myself but it has been hard to find info on them.
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    Brandon
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    this site looks promising...

    http://vesparide.com/
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    http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic80947

    this thread as links to many helpful sites.
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    One of the organizers of the Rockers vs. Mods rally in Dallas mentions some guy named Eric Link of Dallas Classic Vespa. I don't think this is the same Vespa Dallas.

    Vespa Dallas doesn't repair vintage scooters, but they say to contact them and they will refer you to someone.
    http://vespadallas.com/?pid=show&page=serviceRepairs

    http://www.dfwscooterist.com/
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    Cool

    Just dive in and fix it yourself. It's the best way to learn. Just keep track of your parts; find the leak (most likely a gasket or cracked case/cover); and reverse the process.
    Ben H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjhughes View Post
    Just dive in and fix it yourself. It's the best way to learn. Just keep track of your parts; find the leak (most likely a gasket or cracked case/cover); and reverse the process.


    Step one....cheap digi camera you don't mind getting dirty.

    Step two....buy kitty litter. It's just a leak. Adds character. Ask any Harely owner. ...and certain Kawi owners...
    Michael
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    Default scooter pictures

    so let's see it.. Randy had one.. 1963 as I recall.. very cool looking..pics?

    regards,
    Mark
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    New Race Bike (2011 ZX10R ABS)


    2000 Ducati 996 SPS


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    ZX7R 2003


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    "If you have to sign a wavier, it is probably worth doing."

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    Brandon
    2006 GSXR600 Trackbike
    2007 Aprilia SR50
    1964 Vespa ET3 motorswap

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