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Old 10th December 2012, 21:26   #136
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hi, nicely restored.
can you provide a breakup of the total expenses?
Thanks Car-Dent for appreciation.

Dont have the Breakup right now, but it costed me 24K for whole restoration. This includes Parts, Accessories, Painting, Denting & Mechanic Labour. Excluding Cost of the Scooter.

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Thanks Miniwarmth.
The Paint has held up very well till now, no chipping nothing at all.
Hope it remains Shiny like this for coming years as well.

I will try to keep it Pristine condition, as far as possibly. As i have an open parking, so i need to be more cautious.
In that case, I think it's smart that you didn't add the floor runners. They definitely seem to be a rust prone area. I'll likely not drill new holes or install the runners on mine either.
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In that case, I think it's smart that you didn't add the floor runners. They definitely seem to be a rust prone area. I'll likely not drill new holes or install the runners on mine either.
You are Spot On, Buddy.

Yes, i purposely didnt go for Floor Runners, considering Mumbai's humid weather & heavy monsoons. And, on top of this, i have an open parking.

So the scooter remains exposed to the elements, although i religiously put a cover on it. But somehow i was not confortable with floor runners as they can act as rust magnets once water is accumulated beneath the rubber stripes.

To avoid this scenario, i stayed away from them.
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How have those MRF tires worked out for you? They seem like they would be great on "good" roads but am not so sure about on loose roads/gravel. Also, they are directional correct? What did you do for the stepney?
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How have those MRF tires worked out for you? They seem like they would be great on "good" roads but am not so sure about on loose roads/gravel. Also, they are directional correct? What did you do for the stepney?
Please find my replies, inline with your queries below:

1.How have those MRF tires worked out for you?
MRF Tyres are very good, they are tough as well as long lasting.

2. They seem like they would be great on "good" roads but am not so sure about on loose roads/gravel?
They are good on even roads, didnt face any difficulties on mildly rough roads. Yet to take scooter to Bad Roads. Will share once i experience.

3. Also, they are directional correct?
Didnt quite get that query, can you please elaborate..!!

4. What did you do for the stepney?
I have the Stepney Tyre, 1 old tyre was in very good condition, so kept it as spare. I found the original buddy seat plate, which used to come with Vespa. I will remove the Buddy Seat & keep plate only.
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Which Engine Oil should be used for my Vespa ?
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Hi Friends,

Need your advice:

Facing issues with Lights (Head, Parking, Meter & Handle bar Jewel Light).
Tail Brake Light is working fine, when Brake Pedal is pressed the Light Glows.

1. In Switch OFF Mode: All the Lights are ON.
2. In Switch ON Mode : All Lights are OFF

My Mechanic has tried all Permutations and Combinations, but with no Luck.
Can you guys suggest anything on this ? Awaiting your reply at the earliest.
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Which Engine Oil should be used for my Vespa?
As per manual, use SAE-30 oil of reputed brand like Shell, Castrol etc. I think the quantity is between 250-350 ml. The best way to determine this is to fill the oil with the scooter parked on a level surface. Once the oil starts coming out of the filler hole, it indicates that you need to stop. Many mechanics have this habit of leaning the scooter the other way so that the oil does not flow out and fill additional oil which I feel is not correct.

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Facing issues with Lights
There is no need to experiment with the wiring. The wiring harness has wires of different colours. You need to connect them according to the wiring diagram given in the scooter's user manual.

Please do post the latest pictures of the scooter.

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There is no need to experiment with the wiring. The wiring harness has wires of different colours. You need to connect them according to the wiring diagram given in the scooter's user manual.
Dear Rahul,

Thanks a lot for your prompt response.

Unfortunately, i dont have the User Manual for Scooter with me.
If you have it, can you help me out with it.

Please PM me your number, so that i can discuss with you, if required.

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I do not have the owner's manual for the Vespa 150. I do have one for the Bajaj 150. (There will be some difference in the wiring diagram as the Bajaj 150 does not have a handle bar jewel light.) Vespa 150 owner's manuals are easily available online.

For example, you can go to: http://scooterhelp.com/serial/vespa.manuals.html and select the scooter model from the list on the left and then download the PDF.

There are dedicated pages for electrical diagrams as well: http://scooterhelp.com/electrics/60.elec.html

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Thanks for the Valuable information, Rahul.

I will surely check that out. Lets see how much we benefit from this.
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Mama mia! Can't wait to see your baby fully restored. Is this a 2 stroke?
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Mama mia! Can't wait to see your baby fully restored. Is this a 2 stroke?
Buddy, the scooter is already restored a year back. Check Page:7 for Pics

Yes, it is a 2 Stroke Engine, 1964 Model.
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Guys, today morning. Got the wiring mess resolved.
All lights are working perfectly now

Thanks Rahul Waghmare for the information you shared
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Guys, today morning. Got the wiring mess resolved. All lights are working perfectly now. Thanks Rahul Waghmare for the information you shared.
Great to hear that the wiring issue has been resolved! Don't thank me Sir! Thank Team-BHP and the other folks who maintain sites like http://scooterhelp.com Please do post the latest pictures of your scooter.

Regards and Keep Revving,

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