Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Vespa SS180 Engine Re-rebuild
After a full restoration to my wife's SS180 we heard a weird grinding sound between neutral and 1st gear. So we rebuilt the clutch - twice. That didn't solve it. So I opened the engine cases and rebuilt the layshaft. I sealed the cases back up, but still the grinding sound exists. Bummer. Maybe we need a new clutch from SIP. If I give throttle when the clutch is almost all there way out there is no grinding sound. At this point, I will continue to trouble shoot, but I am prepared to live with the odd sound if necessary now.
Last summer I put the engine back together. It was a learning curve. I hit some rough spots, but figured it all out.
Yesterday, I spent the entire day with the bike and now she is back one the road.
Just a few odds and ends left.
Posted by Scooter Couple at 1:12 PM