PIAGGIO is one of the bigger producer of two - wheeler vehicles in the world The head office is in Genoa. Its works of Pontedera, Pisa, Arcore are provided with very modern equipments operating on the basis of the most advanced technique of manufacturing.

Introduction PIAGGIO Co. takes this opportunity of thanking you for your preference for a Vespa <<new line>>. We feel sure that this scooter will give you complete satisfaction. In this vehicle there have been transfused solutions of great success that have always been Piaggio' a patrimony: - Integral chassis, direct transmission, interchangeable wheels. These solutions remain in the Vespa steel shell and moreover functional improvements make the Vespa a vehicle technologically advanced in the field of security. The new bodywork design and the care in the details make the Vespa more aggressive by giving it a pleasant note of style. The new suspension consents more secure and con, lortable drive. This booklet, with its simple instructions on operation and maintenance will furnish you all the information necessary for obtaining a complete working knowledge of your Vespa <<new line>>.

CONTENTS Topic General specification . Performance and specifications Identification data General instructions Tyre pressure Fuel supply Running-in Electrical equipment Maintenance Laying up Lubrication and periodical operation of maintenance Fault finding Specific data for Vespa P 200 E Vehicles (by request) with separate lubrication <<LS>> device Page 4 8 9 10 10 12 12-13 15 25 27 29 30 39

Vespa P-series
Note: For specific information concerning Vespa P200E see pages 93-121

General specification
Engine: (see performances at page 20 and section fig. 1) is pivoted to the vehicle chassis through the crankcase swinging arm, clutch side. The rear wheel (drive -wheel) is fitted on the outer side of the drive shaft. Lubrication: of engine (piston, cylinder, crankshaft, main bearing flywheel side) is effected by the oil in the fuel mixture. Fuel supply (see fig. 9) gravity feed with mixture of oil and gasoline (petrol). Carburettor provided with a throttle slide. Air intake located under the seat. Note: For the vehicles endowed (by request) with engine separated lubrication <<LS>> device, refer to page 39 and 40. Fuel capacity (included ~ 2.1 l. 0.55 U. S. galls or 0.46 imp. galls of reserve) : 8 It. (2.11 U. S. galls or 1.76 imp. galls) with 3 way tap (closed , open, reserve). Throttle control by the twist grip on the R. H. handlebars side Kick-starter: (R. H. vehicle side). Cooling: results from a centrifugal fan. Clutch: multiplate. The unit is cable operated by apposite lever located on L. H. handlebars and is adjustable.

). 14). Front and rear suspensions with helical spring and hydraulic dampers. These tools are contained in a canvas roll together with this booklet in the front gloves compartment. Ignition: by means of an outer H. It is ready for the wind shield assembling (accessory). handlebars which functions in conjunction with the clutch control lever . handlebars). in the lower part.10" pressed steel rims. Parking stand: a two legged stand with a central return spring. Integral chassis: pressed sheet steel. 24. Electrical equipment: a six pole flywheel magneto . there is located a glove compartment with flap equipped with a key controlled security lock. . streamlined monocoque type structure. is placed under the L. On the shield. Operated by the twist grip on L. H. Screwdriver: 1 item.nominal voltage 6 V .H.Front brake is operated by hand lever (placed on the R.) : one single open ended wrench (8 mm. For transmission ratio engine to driving wheels see page. 21 and 22 mm. coil fed by a proper coil of flywheel magneto. H. footrest. Wheels: Interchangeable and made up of 2 . All transmission cables are concealed led therein. T. 10 mm. STANDARD TOOL KIT Wrenches: 1 four ended box wrench (11. Cowl by means of three fastenings (refer for the disassembling fig. 13 and 7. with a plastic protection.50x10" tyres. Security lock (key operated) on the steering column.supplies alternating current to the electrical equipment. Note .Rear brake is operated by pedal placed on the R. Saddle: dual saddle tip up type with push button control and key security lock. .Gear box: four speed drive with mesh gears. 3. inner side. Spare wheel (accessory) endowed.For Vespa P200E see at page 30. Handlebars: Light alloy casting with 0 130 headlamp and speedometer. two double open ended wrenches (11. H. Brakes: Cable operated drum brakes with dual expanding shoes. Steering column and suspensions: the steering column is pivoted on the front wheel swinging hub. "13. .).

1.9. 1 – Engine section Notice . Flywheel magneto . Mainshaft and gear pinion assy . Crankshaft . because if that one is requested as spare part. Crankcase swinging arm clutch side (pivoted to the frame). .2. Group carburettor-air cleaner . Gear shifter .5. there is no possibility of identification. Kick-starter .7.8.Take note of the number marked on the keys of the vehicle. Fig. Piston .3. Clutch .6.4.

6. Front brake lever .10.1.3. Fig. Rear brake shoes . Kickstarter 8.2. Starter control – 13. Fuel cock – 14. Fuel cap.12.5.7.) . Gear selector . Clutch . 6) .11. Throttle twist grip. Push button (with key lock) for dual saddle releasing (tipping saddle) – 15. Front brake shoes . Rear brake pedal . Clutch control (lever) and gear change (twist grip. Carburettor and air cleaner . 2 – Controls and transmissions . Switch (for the positions see fig. 4.9.

2. specifications Note: The vehicle runs with gasoline – oil mixture i. e.46 imp. (69". (48"7) 695 mm. (8". Cham pion L 86. 52. S. 2% oil (mineral oil SAE 40). (2". Sparking plug: Marelli CW 6N AT.7)./100 Km. gal. 7. gal.4 cc. gal. 134 mls/imp. more than 370 Km. Note: For the vehicles endowed (by request) with engine separated lubrication <<LS>> device. of reserve (0. S.25 cu. 123. 8 It. refer to page 39 and 40. in.).5 mm. Or 0. Bosch W 225 T 1.1 It.Performances.D. (64". 2 persons and 10 Kg (22 Ibs) of luggage. (229 Ibs). 225 mm. 1235 mm.) includes 2. (2".). 1:8.55 U. rotary distribution and with three transfer ports. KLG F 75.116 U.86). 57 mm. Single cylinder two stroke. 1650 mm.29). S. (2.1 It.24). (according CUNA Standards) 90 Km/h (56 mph). or 1. fuel capacity: Max speed: Range: Carrying capacity: Wheel base: Handlebars width: Total length: Max height: Min.762 imp. gal. (111 mls/U. . ground clearance: Turning radius: Total dry weight: Engine: Bore: Stroke: Displacement: Compression ratio: Spark advance: Carburettor: (according to CUNA Standards): ~ 2. Dell'Orto SI 20/20 D. Consumption: Max.. AC 43 F. (27"3) 1760 mm. 104 Kg. 1110 mm. gal.96).066). 211-4-l' before T. gal. (43".C. (230 mls).

47 3rd gear 1:7.When ordering spare parts always point out the identification data of the vehicle.Serial number stamped on engine . Notice . 4 . Transmission ratio engine to driving wheels: Bottom gear 1:14.Serial number stamped on frame.Fig. 3 .36 Identification data: the identification data are composed by a prefix VNX1T on chassis. Fig. Accessories: The vehicle can be equipped with accessories which can be fitted by your dealer. VNL3M on engine and by a serial number.28 Top gear 1:5.31 2nd gear 1:10.

act as follows: 1) . rotate the key and push inwards.s. 2. press the lid and turn clockwise the key. Shell Golden Motor Oil. (25. then turn the handlebars in the normal position. refer to page 39 and 40.2 atm. (36. then take off the latter. Unlocking the handlebars: Insert the key in the lock. (1250 mls) do not keep the throttle fully open for long periods.Unscrew the plug on the gear box marked « OLIO » (Fig. Mineral Oil SAE 40 (i.s. and tip up the saddle. Total 2 T.Operating instructions Before putting the vehicle into service.6 p. Shell X . For closing. so that it thrust the sliding bar against the steering column. 2) .7 p. then press downwards the lock. Glove compartment lock: For opening the glove compartment lid introduce the key into the lock and rotate leftwards. Rear wheel: 1.i. e. BP 2 T Special.s. till the end of stroke. TYRE PRESSURE Front wheel: 1. Notice: The steering lock should never be lubricated. 5.5 atm. Handlebars locked: the key will now spring back to its original position and can thence be extracted.Check that the fuel tank is filled up. FUEL SUPPLY During and after running-in use a mixture of oil and petrol i.100 2 T. act on the push button for releasing the rear attachment as shown on fig. To ease the insertion of the sliding bar slightly turn the handlebars from the limit stop clockwise. e. FUEL TANK ACCESSIBILITY For accessing to fuel tank open the locking device. turn it to the left and pull it back.) with operator. 11) and check that the oil is on a level with the hole when the vehicle is standing upright.76 p. 2% Note: For the vehicles endowed (by request) with engine separated lubrication <<LS>> device. Aral 2 T and Super 2 T. Notice: Ensure that the fuel tank breather is always clean.) with operator and passenger. .).i. During the first 2000 Km. Shell Super 2 T Motor Oil. about ¼ pint of oil per 1 1/2 gals of petrol): Esso 2 T Motor Oil 40.75 atm. STEERING LOCK Locking the handlebars: turn the handlebars anticlockwise up to the limit stop. Texaco 2 T.i. (17.

glove compartment lock and saddle lock are actioned by a single key.Fig. Security lock on the steering column. . 5: Tipping up the saddle for accessing to fuel cap.

Check spark plug. (620 mls) change oil in the gear box (see fig. side.After first 1000 Km. (see fig. 8. 6).nominal voltage 6 V . STARTING Carry out the operations indicated onfig. This equipment consists of the following lighting and signalling devices: Front headlamp. 6V-5W bulb for front parking light and two 6V0. H.supplies alternating current to the electrical equipment (refer to diagram fig. LIGHTING AND SIGNALLING DEVICES The vehicle is equipped with: . .Check that all nuts and bolts are not loose: in particular the nut for securing wheels. with lever « D » high and low beam and 2 push buttons « E » for the horn and « M . Notice . Tail lamp. (1250mls) Notice .Clean air filter and control tire pressures.5 2nd Gear Kms Mls 38 23. with 5 W bulb (red parking light and license plate illumination) and 10 W bulb (red stop light).6W bulb for speedometer and for High and low beam indicator light. R. circular shaped 0 130. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT A six pole flywheel magneto . located on handlebars. R. As soon as the engine is running smoothly bring the starter control back to its normal position. 11 and page 52). with 6V-25/25W bilux bulb (High and low beam).5 3rd Gear Kms Mls 52 32 4th Gear Kms Mls 70 43 First 2000 Km. . . H. Light switch on the headlamp. (620 mls): . 6).When it is necessary to decelerate do not hesitate in changing down. 7).Check that the carburettor is tight on the crankcase to avoid any possibility of air leaks. for engine cutout (refer to fig. After first 1000 Km.Main switch « C on handlebars. .Running in Distance covered Speed limit to be not exceeded during the period of running in (Km/h) – (Mls/h) 1st Gear Kms Mls 25 15.

1 = Pilot lights.2 = Headlamp lights. 7 – Electrical equipment diagram Legend: Bianco = White Azzurro = Blue Rosso = Red Giallo = Yellow Viola = Violet Nero = Black Marrone = Brown Verde = Green . D: Switch lever high and low beam) E: Horn button. . Fig.Fig. M.lighting system indicator light and speedometer on.. lighting system tell tale lamp and speedometer on. Engine cutout push button. tail lamp. 6 – Positions of the switch <<C>> <<C>> .0 = Lights off . front parking light and tail lamp.

D. . Act on kick-starter. Open the fuel cock .C. Notice .out the clutch and contemporaneously rotate the throttle. 8).Don't use the choke when the engine is warm.E. To set the vehicle in motion slowly let .B.SETTING THE VEHICLE IN MOTION With engine running at idling speed declutch and rotate the gear change twist grip to 1st gear position (fig. STOPPING THE ENGINE Before stopping the engine shift to <<neutral>> then press the engine cutout push .button << M>> (fig. declutch and rotate the gear change grip to a higher or lower gear as the case may be (fig. Fig. GEAR CHANGE Close the throttle. Pull out the starter control rod (with cold engine) . Bring throttle twist grip to idling position . Selector neutral . 6). 8 – Operations for starting A. 8).

9. . 9 No.the spark plug ensure that it is introduced into the threaded hole at the correct inclination. On the carburettor there is a spring loaded screw for adjusting the idling (fig. No.Attempt push starting: mesh the 2nd gear. . No. declutch. 14). sharply release the clutch and when the engine fires declutch. For not influencing the engine running at idle speed. open the fuel cock and kick over the engine. Any alteration should preferably be entrusted to a Service Station. then kick over the engine several times. use the wrench only for tighten.Maintenance ADJUSTMENT ON CARBURETTOR For adjusting the idling act on the slow running adjuster screw (fig. customers should avoid re-setting this screw. 9. . the following methods can be used: . Consult a Service Station. this screw is to be reset only if necessary or on dismantling and reassembly operations. 8) remove the sparking plug (refer to instruction at page 17) and clean. unless otherwise unavoidable. STARTING UP (when the engine is flooded) In the case of difficulties caused by flooding (presence of unvaporized mixture in the cylinder) . Notice .Close the fuel cock (« A » fig. Notice Avoid re-setting of the screw for adjusting the idling (Fig. 14).When reassembling.Screw in the sparking plug by hand and lock it securely with the box wrench. push the vehicle to a certain speed. On the carburettor body a set screw is applied for adjusting the throttle cable play. 5) coming out on air cleaner.

.13. Air filter . Choke device calibrator . 10 and turn to release it from cowling. Pull the cowling outwards on the pin «4» so that the latter clears its housing.16. Idle air -fuel mixture adjusting screw . Transfer ports . Throttle slide . Exhaust port. For reassembly carry out the reverse procedure. Fuel tap: R) Reserve. .8. Float . Diffuser .7.17. 9 – Fuel supply and distribution diagram 1. Swing the cowling outwards so that the front locating pin « 2 » is free of its housing. plow running jet . Slow running jet air calibrator . Air cleaner with carburettor 3/1. Main jet . A) Open C) Closed. Choke valve .6. REMOVAL OF ENGINE COWLING Pull the lever « 1 » on fig. Main jet air calibrator .4.12.5. Diffuser air calibrator . Throttle slide set screw .10.Fig. Lift the cowling upwards from the front pivoting on its rear section: so that the clasp « 3 » releases from the chassis bracket.9. Oil cap .11. thus releasing the cowling. Inlet port .

lead and extract the spark plug using the box wrench (fig. This operation of changing oil should be carried out with warm engine. Clasp securing cowl to chassis . run the engine a few seconds and drain off again. 1. 10 .2.4. Introduce a small quantity of flushing oil.Removing engine cowl. Refill gear box with about 250 gr. CHANGING OIL IN GEAR CASE Drain off the crankcase through hole (see fig. Lever for locking cowl . of new oil (up to level of filling hole). 10). Rear hooked pivot pin. SPARK PLUG REMOVAL For removing the spark plug disconnect the H.3. . T. Front locating pin .Fig. 11).

On reassembly tighten them alternately and progressively. lead. first deflate them and then remove the nuts jointing the two wheel rims (fig.The front and rear wheel are interchangeable ones with another on condition that the tyre pressures is regulated accordingly (pag. Unscrew the two screws « B » and extract the filter. oil draining hole (2). . 11 Oil filler hole (1). DISMANTLING AIR FILTER For extracting the air filter «A» (fig.«B» . For remounting tighten retaining nuts alternately. 17).Fig. fig. 15). disconnect H. dismantle . DISMANTLING COOLING HOOD AND CYLINDER HEAD Strip off engine cowl. Note: When the air cleaner case is taken off. 10).«C». CHANGING WHEELS AND TYRES For dismantling the wheels remove the securing nuts (fig. 13) and unscrew the 4 nuts by means of a box wrench. For removing the tyres. 26). (Fig. 10) and air cleaner case cap. the carburettor is accessible.cooling hood(fastenings «A» . Notice . T. 12) remove the engine cowl (fig.

then the two nuts « D » securing the wheel to the upper part of the bracket. . 12 . For removing the spare wheel unscrew the bolt securing the lower part of the plastic protection. 14).Fig. (fig. 13 B Dismantling cooling hood from engine (A) and head (B). following the instructions given for engine cowl (page 17). 13 A Fig. Fig. remove the spare wheel cowl.Dismantling the air cleaner DISMANTLING THE SPARE WHEEL (Accessory) For dismantling the spare wheel.

TIMING CHECKING AND SETTING 1) Place the gear change in . the contact breaker unit is discovered (fig.BRAKE ADJUSTMENT Act on the adjusting screws as indicated with arrow in fig.Removing spare wheel from vehicle . 2) The contact breaker points « A » should start to open. 4) If what is carried out at the points 2) .0. when the extremity of the coil is at a distance of 2 .3-0. 18).« neutral ».078 .4 mm. Fig. Notice . (0. through the slot.3) doesn't verify. remove the rubber plug fitted on the flywheel magneto slot and rotate by hand the rotor until.019). loose the screw « B » and act on the trace C ». 16. 14 . After these operations tighten the screw « B ». 3) By rotating manually again the rotor.15) from the respective pole shoes. max. keeping in mind that when the brake lever or pedal are in their resting position the wheels should rotate freely. (0".011 to 0". opening of the contact breaker points « A » should be 0.The braking action should begin immediately on operating the respective controls.In order not to alter the mechanic engine timing (spark advance) don't dismantle the backplate and don't release the fasteners inside the crankcase. as shown in figure. Notice .5 mm. by means of a screwdriver: then displace the contact breaker bracket until the above mentioned conditions are obtained. the.

Lift the cover «C» and rotate it sufficiently anticlockwise (as shown in fig. Fig. . remove the upper cover «C» of the handlebars (fig. 19) in order to permit the bulb holder extraction. 15 . 16 – Brake adjustment .Removing wheel REPLACING BULBS In order to approach to the headlamp bulbs. placed on the lower part of the handlebars. For the assembling of the cover «C» carry out a vice versa procedure to the above mentioned one.Take off the four screws «V».Fig. 19) acting as follows: .

18. Operations for checking magnetic timing .Fig. 17 – Tyre removal Fig.

Notice . 20) and take care that the vehicle axis is perpendicular to then screen. Notice .8 feet) about from a twilight white screen (see fig. the beam alignment should be altered whenever the scooter is being ridden by both driver and passenger.SETTING THE HEADLAMP Place the unloaded vehicle on a level floor at 10 m. (32. before fitting a replacement.9xC (see fig.Should the front parking light bulb fail. Draw a horizontal line « b . 20) .b » whose height «B» from the ground correspond to 0. with the headlamp switched on the dipped beam position. Fig. the horizontal line of demarcation between the dark zone and the lighted one should not be over the horizontal « b .The operation of headlamp setting can be carried out also with the driver only sitting on the machine. 19 . check the rear light bulb for serviceability and vice versa. of course.b » line. In this case.Handlebars cover dismantling .

Setting the headlamp . can be obtained by acting on the set screw placed under it.A correct setting of headlamp.B = C x 0.9 .95 when the setting of the headlamp is carried out with the vehicle at 5 m. 20 . 26.4 feets) from the screen. Fig. Notice .C = Height from the ground of headlamp center . Before setting the headlamp check that the front and rear tyres are respectively inflated to pressures quoted at pag.B = C x 0. (16.

3) .Remove the air filter. of oil SAE 40.To avoid a faulty ignition or some other defects. introduce through the threaded hole of the latter 10 to 15 cc. . Shell Golden Motor Oil. Shell X . (Consult Your Service Station).Change oil in gear box (see page 17). Notice . Check porcelain insulation: if cracked or broken change plug.Maintenance operations concerning flywheel felt and contact breaker points. and if necessary.De-coke the engine (cylinder head. then grease over all unpainted metallic parts. 2) . Every 8000 Km. BP 2 T Special. After said operation act on the kickstarter three or four times. piston at the lower dead center position. 3) . 2) . 2) . next. (2400 mls): 1) . Ensure that no residual carbon deposits remain inside the cylinder.Maintenance When difficulties of ignition occur. next raise the wheel off the ground by placing wooden chocks under the footrest.100 2 T. Every 4000 Km.023). (paragraphs 2 and 3) are necessary only for vehicles Vespa «P125X». Total 2 T.6 mm.Lubricate control cables transmissions and felt lubricating pad on flywheel. Texaco 2T. (see page 18).Check oil level in gear box. consult your Service – Station.Clean. 3) .Use the oils as indicated on the table of page 27. piston crown and also cylinder ports). reset the contact breaker points (fig. Notice . To avoid faulty ignition or other defects consult your Service-Station for this operation. 4) . Shell Super 2 T Motor Oil. clean by agitating in an oil gasoline (petrol) bath and if possible air blast dry. It is advisable not to change the type of spark plug as recommended by the manufacturer. 5) . Example of Oils SAE 40: Esso 2 T Motor Oil 40. 18).With the engine stationary. remove the spark plug.Lubricate the brake lever fulcrum points and the gear shifter. LAYING UP We recommend that the following operations be carried out: 1) . Aral 2 T and/ et / y Super 2T.Drain off all fuel contained in the fuel tank. (4800 mIs) 1) . check the spark plug: clean in neat gasoline (petrol) and wire brush (or emery cloth) the electrodes. adjust the gap 0.Clean down the vehicle. (0".

polish and shine with a soft cloth. sponge off using one of the « car type» shampoos available. if dried. grease. This operation is carried out in the following manner: apply a thin coat of good quality wax. When the dirt and grime became soft. Spots: After having washed and dried the body as we have said before. The insects squashed on windshield. cannot be removed with the simple water. Polishing: If after the operations. BODY WASHING Painted parts should be first washed down using a low pressure hose so that the dirt and grime become soft. the original condition of the painted surfaces is not restored or if for an insufficient care for sun. for instance «Rolene» or «Teepol» (water solution 3 . on headlamps etc. oil etc. After this operations rinse immediately the surface with the above mentioned shampoo (in the correct solution).Always wash the scooter before polishing. as previously described.5% weight). eventual spots caused by tar.For cleaning the exposed surfaces of the engine use paraffin (for draying up the vehicle use a brush and clean rags). NOTICE Washing and polishing operations should not be carried out in the sun. rain or dust effects the paint is damaged it is necessary to carry out the polishing. particularly during the summer when the bodywork is warm. Under no circumstances should petrol or Diesel oil be used for washing painted surfaces or plastic material as they will deteriorate. Notice . and with plenty of water. .. can be removed by rubbing gently with a soft cloth or cottonwool dipped in oil or turpentine. Dry off using a clean chamois leather to eliminate water marks.CLEANING THE VEHICLE The painted surfaces of the vehicle should be sponged down with water as noted in the following section and dried off with chamois leather. Notice . Rub gently the surfaces to be polished in a side to side manner. but with a solution of warm water and car shampoo.

summary of instructions for maintenance and lubrication PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS TO CARRY OUT EVERY 4000 Km.Shell X .Shell Retinax . Esso Beacon 3 . Front and rear dampers (only if defective) * Consult your Service .1002 T -Total 2 T.P 125 X ) Esso 2-T Motor Oil 40 .(2400 mls).check oil level) Brake levers .Shell Golden Motor Oil . Aral 2 T and Super 2T.Total Multis EVERY 8000 Km.Mobilgrease MP .Gear selector (greasing) Esso 2-T Motor Oil 40 – Shell Golden Motor Oil .Speedo drive housing . BP 2 T Special Esso Shock Absorber Oil 15. sparking plug (and adjusting sparking plug electrodes).Shell Retinax A Mobilgrease MP . Esso Beacon 3 .Station.Total Multis Engine: at each refilling (lubricated by oil in mixture) 2°% Oil SAE 40: Esso 2-T Motor Oil 40. Texaco 2T. cylinder head and piston. Shell Golden Motor Oil: Shell X 100 2 T. Realised by LS device for the vehicles with separated lubrication of the engine (refer to page 39). Cleaning air filter (in gasoline -petrol) Gear box (change oil) Flexible transmissions (greasing) Flywheel felt (greasing) (It is necessary only on Vespa . (4800 mls). Cleaning silencer.Shell X .100 E T -Total 2T. . Shell Super 2 T Motor Oil. Gear box (top off .

4000km Decoking silencer. gear sector Cleaning air filter Greasing cables flexible Gear box oil change 8000km Fig. cylinder head. piston and spark plug Checking oil level in the gear box Greasing speedo drive housing. brake levers. 21 .

Turn to reserve and refill as soon as possible. Release the starter control lever and lubricate. Consult your Dealer for eventual repairs.High consumption and lack of power Starter valve in closed position or sticking: Air filter chocked or dirty: DEFECTIVE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Wire terminals disconnected or carelessly connected: Headlight beam incorrectly set: Defective bulbs: OTHER PROBLEMS Consult your Service -Station. inspect and rectify as explained below: HARD STARTING Fuel system . Check that sparking plug and cylinder head are not loose. . Adjust (see pag. . jets. Re . If the suggested remedies are not sufficient in eliminating the trouble. Turn to proper position. consult your Dealer. See page 15. . gap between breaker points incorrect: Engine flooding: IRREGULAR RUNNING 1. worn or pitted.ignition.connect. Remove.Lack of compression 2.Fault finding When the vehicle does not run properly. wash in petrol and blow dry. 23). See page 22 for substituting.carburation . carburettor body clogged or dirty: Starter control in «closed» position: Porcelain of spark plug cracked: Breaker points dirty. Wash in neat petrol and blow dry. Lack of fuel: Filter. Check the spark plug or change.


4) . contact breaker.Starting facility when cold. Transmission ratio engine to driving wheels: Bott.. T.42 3rd gear 1:6.) are not longer present. allowing to produce a higher tension peak reached in a very short time and with a very limited length of the discharge.For starting the vehicle introduce the key and turn it on the position 1.Light ignition and combustion of the fuel.13 top gear 1:4.General specification Ignition: by means of an electronic device with a built in H. Notice . see the instructions at page 19 and fig. This system offers many advantages. SPARE WHEEL (standard equipment) For dismantling spare wheel.71 5) . 14. of the ignition advance because the traditional mechanical devices exposed to the wear (as the contact breaker cam. side of the vehicle. coil fed by a specific flywheel magneto. 3) . e. H. 2) . Starting: by means of a kick-starter on the R. gear 1:13.32 2nd gear 1: 9.Engine regular running also with spark-plugs very dirty.Higher life of the spark-plugs because of a smaller electrodes wear. i. It follows: 1) . . sliding block etc. Carburettor: Dell'Orto SI 24/24 E. during the time.Unalterability. 23). after having introduced and turned the key on the position I (fig.

Kick-starter . 22. Clutch control (lever) and gear change (twist grip.12.10 mm.22 mm.Gear box: four speed operated by the twist grip on the L.13. Fuel cap. Clutch . « Starter » control . the identification data are composed by a prefix VSX 1 T on chassis. 1 single open ended wrench (8 mm.supplies alternating current to the electrical equipment. Push button (with key lock) for dual saddle releasing (tipping saddle) .) .) .21 . STANDARD TOOL KIT Wrenches: 2 box wrenches (I I .3. VSE 1 M on engine and by a serial number. Front brake lever . Carburettor and air cleaner . Throttle twist grip.nominal voltage 6V . handlebars with functions in conjunction with the clutch control lever. Fig. H.2.9. that can be fitted by your dealer. Identification data: Analogously to what we have carried out at page 24 for Vespa P125X. Front brake shoes 7. Electrical equipment: A six pole flywheel magneto .Controls and transmissions .13 and 7 . Fuel cock .) Screwdriver: 1 item. two double open ended wrenches (11 . Key controlled switch (for the positions see fig. Gear control adjusting screws . 23 and 26) . Rear brake pedal – 8.14. 1.5. Accessories: The vehicle can be equipped with useful accessories.4. . These tools are contained in a canvas roll together with this booklet in the glove compartment.) .15. Rear brake shoes and 17 . Switch 6.

(2". in. 2°%° oil (mineral oil SAE 40).D. e.) 1:10. (1200 mls) do not keep the throttle fully open for long periods. (according CUNA Standards) 110 Km/h (68 mph).5. or 0. Marelli CW 6L AT or Bosch W 225 T 2. 23°±1° before T. (48".5 mm. Height: ground clearance: Turning radius: Total dry weight: Engine: Bore: Stroke: Displacement: Compression ratio: Spark advance: Sparking plug: NOTICE During the first 2000 Km. 1760 mm. 2 persons and 10 Kg.55 U. . (162 mls). 86) 225 mm. gal.C.).61). specifications The vehicle runs with gasoline .3). (79 mls/ U. 1110 mm.7). 57 mm. (69".7) 695 mm (27". (64". 1650 mm. refer to page 39 and page 40.oil mixture i.performances. or 1. (12. gal. 66.).) includes 2.08 cu. gal.S. fuel capacity: Max speed: Range: Carrying capacity: Wheel base: Handlebars width: Total length: Max. 197. (8". . (a ccording to CUNA Standards) : " 3 It/100 Km. 8 It. AC 43 XL. of reserve (0. (22 Ibs) of luggage.46 imp.. (2. gal. (2"24). more than 260 Km. For the vehicles endowed (by request) with separated lubrication of engine L.96) 108 Kg_ (238 lbs) Single cylinder two stroke. S. (43". Consumption: Max. 95 mls/imp. device. S.3). gal.76 imp. rotary distribution and with three transfer ports. S. gal.1 U.1 It. 1235 mm. Champion N4.97 cc.

Running in Distance covered Speed limit to be not exceeded during the period of running in (Km/h) – (Mls/h) 1st Gear Kms Mls 35 22 2nd Gear Kms Mls 50 31 3rd Gear Kms Mls 65 40 4th Gear Kms Mls 80 50 First 2000 Km. 23 – B and C switches positions . 2 = Headlamp lights front parking light and taillamp on Horn button D- E- Fig. (1250mls) B- 0 = Engine cut – out (extractable key) 1 = Circuit on Switch lever (high and low beam) C- 0 = Lights off 1 = Pilot lights and tail lamp on on.

key operated. Don't use the choke when the f engine is warm: as soon as the engine is running bring the starter control back to it´s normal position. for engine ignition (position 1) and for engine cut . located on handlebars. R. indeed if the switch . ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT A six pole flywheel magneto . STARTING Carry out the operations indicated on I fig. Notice .5 W bulb for front parking light and two 6 V . Key switch (extractable) placed on the handlebars central part (fig. 23).nominal voltage 6 V .In case of hard starting see page 15. first turn switch key (« B » fig. 23). 23) on position 1 (circuit on).Switch «C » (on handlebars. «B» is on the position «0» even acting on the kickstarter the engine doesn't start.) with lever « D » (high beam and low beam). and with a horn « E » (see fig. Notice . Tail lamp. circular shaped diameter 130. (see fig. When push starting should be attempted (see page 15). 6V .0. .6 W bulb for speedometer and for lighting system tell tale lamp. with 6 V .25/25 W bilux bulb (main and dipped beam) . H.LIGHTING AND SIGNALLING DEVICES The vehicle is equipped with: . . central part.supplies alternating current to the electrical equipment (see diagram fig.out (position 0 extractabe key) placed on the handlebars. H. R. 23). with 5 W bulb (red parking light and number plate illumination) and 10 W bulb (red stop light). 24). 26.Main switch « B ». Light switch on the headlamp. This equipment consists of the following lighting and signalling devices: Front headlamp. 23). (see fig.The lighting and signalling devices function also as security device.

care specially that cables are correct connected in accordance with the colours carried out on the electronic control box. Notice .Giallo = Yellow .Nero = Black . mechanical parts exposed to the wear. STOPPING THE ENGINE Before stopping the engine change to « neutral » then rotate the « B » .Marrone = Brown . For setting the vehicle in motion slowly let in the clutch and contemporaneously rotate the throttle.Verde = Green .Viola = Violet .When act on the electrical equipment (see fig. as we have said at page 31. 24 . Electrical equipment diagram Bianco = White .Rosso = Red . 24). Fig. 26) key extractable. TIMING CHECKING AND SETTING Since in this type of ignition there are not.Centralina elettronica = Electronic control box. 26). switch key in the position 0 cut -out (Fig.Azzurro = Blue .SETTING THE VEHICLE IN MOTION With the engine running at idling speed declutch and rotate the gear change twist grip to the position of 1st gear (fig.

stroboscopic gun etc.) consult your Dealer.the timing remains during the time practically unalterable.(fig. Specific variants to the paragraph HARD STARTING carried out at page 29. Notice . Such timing is correct when spark shoots in the instant where the trace (white) of the pick . .If after the operations at page 36 the engine does not run correctly (troubles caused by the ignition) check electronic timing. In order to carry out such control (that require special tooling. Switch key at the position « 0 » Rotate the key to the position « 1 ».Operations for checking the mechanic timing. 25) is lined up between he two traces marked on the rotor slot (they can be inspected by removing rubber protection). Notice . Fig.up.With the electronic ignition the timing remains practically unalterable during long time. Consult your Dealer for eventual repairs. Generator device faulty: Disconnect the plug cable and check (with the key switch in the position « 1 ») if spark occurs between lead and crankcase when the kick-starters is operated. 25). that the notch on the backplate is perfectly lined up with the corresponding notch on crankcase (as indicated with arrow on fig.. P . 25 . if the backplate should be removed (for possible replacements) when reassembling it is important in order to get a correct mechanical timing.

B. Selector neutral .A.C. Act on kick-starter. Insert the key in the switch and rotate it in the position 1 (circuit on). Fig. Open the fuel cock . . 26 – Operations for starting .F. Bring throttle twist grip to idling position – E. Pull out the starter control rod (with cold engine) D.

Don't fill up the tank for petrol (gasoline) with petrol.« LS » device (« M ». 28) composed of a piston pump with variable stroke.45 I. (0. if air bubbles are present. gals. fig. 0. 0.6 I. Notice .11 U.oil mixture but with pure petrol (gas) normal type used for cars (see fig.1 I.099 imp.(0. the oil is conveyed in the suction pipe by means of a . are equipped with two separated tanks: one for petrol (gasoline) tank capacity 8 I. S. 27 – Petrol (gas) tank – Oil tank .) is completely full. S. for checking air bubbles that will appear when oil lowers to reserve value (It. 27 « B ») should be filled up with ESSO 2 . gals. then reconnect the pipe. 0. gals) included reserve of about 0. Take care that the oil inlet pipe (« T » fig.45. 1. 0. gals). Gals). 0. gals.55 U.Before using the vehicle check that the tanks « A petrol (gasoline) A and « B oil .T MOTOR OIL 40. 0. gals.12 U. 27 « A ».vehicles with « LS » device SPECIFIC PARTICULARITIES The Vespa endowed by request with separate lubrication of the engine. gals) and the other one for oil 1.(fig.35 imp. fig. controlled by the crankshaft through a gear transmission. (2. gals. take off the pipe « 0 » from the device « LS ».42 U. 27) are filled up. S. 28) from oil tank to the device (« LS » . LS » device. 29) normally full of oil.46 imp. The petrol (gasoline) is conveyed to the carburettor by means of the normal gravity system. The oil tank is provided with a transparent cup (« S ». S.76 imp gals) included reserve of about 2.12 U. (0. flow down same oil so that the above bubbles are eliminated.099 imp. Fig. The oil tank (fig. S.

S.66. without being obliged to bring this booklet up .55 .Pontedera .date in due course.A.« LS » device Fig. 171600/7802 (1. modification that :lay occur concerning machine units and parts. the PIAGGIO Firm reserves therefore the right to carry out at any moment. PIAGGIO & C.50129 Firenze . . 21.29.to .a Ed. 21 .T. 29 – Oil tank reserve indicator The descriptions and illustrations in this booklet are not to be taken as binding on the Manufacturer.Fig. 28 .37 .) Arti Grafiche CORRADINO MORI . or accessories. that the Firm deems to be convenient on improvement purposes or for what may concern manufacturing or commercial requirements.Ufficio Pubblicazioni Tecniche Dis.Tel. .Via Cavour.52. The essential features of the model described and illustrated herein remaining Unaltered.

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