Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Update for August

I was unable to exchange the head light socket via ScooterWorks, who I purchased it from. I was told the part has been discontinued or they discontinued carrying them. Fortunately, David at First Kick almost always has my back. He had one more "used" one in stock. I paid $3.50.

I emailed Paul about a concern I have with the slipping kickstart:

"Wanted to let you know that I will have a new light socket for the head light mailed directly to you. Also, probably not worth digging into at this time, but if I didn't mention this before, sometimes when kick starting beyond mild and gently the kick start slips. If it's kick started gently there is no problem. If it's kick started with average force it can slip."

Paul's response was relieving:

"Yeah, the kickstart problem is probably also a clutch issue. I'm hoping to get it up on the lift, and get the clutch off in the next week or so." - Paul.

1 comment:

Snuten said...

Hi there!

Very interesting to read about your SS180!
A bit strange that tail-light you have "over-there" compared to us in Europe!

Please check my blog; www.vespatouring.blogspot.com
It is mostly about my heavily modified 1960 Vespa 150 (Sweedish version of the VBB), but it is allso about my 1965 Vespa SS180 and 1994 Vespa PX200E

Regards
√ėyvind