my first

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by jeff, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. jeff

    jeff Guest

    im used to riding mopeds. i have 78 vespa bravo. this ones nothing cool. i just painted the tank a bit. i know the pics dark, if you guys want brighter ones i can up some tomorrow. i built this if only it would start...

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  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Whatever the problem with the engine is, the answer is probably around here somewere. You'll get her goin.
  3. spunout

    spunout Member

    nothing cool? are you kidding? its black with a skull. how much cooler can you get? :evil:
    it looks good to me. once you have done some searching and still cant come up with an answer, then post a specific 'wont start' tech issue in the Tech lobby, we'll help you get 'er runnin'. ;)
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    yup, you an never go wrong with skulls :D:D:D
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    yup, nice. check out the "happy time owner's manual" thoroughly...wiring, clutch, carb, etc...
  6. atcspaul

    atcspaul Guest

    i couldnt get mine started either after i built it. ended up giving it full choke and it came to life. you have probably already done this but i didnt think of it till i was ready to give up lol
  7. jeff

    jeff Guest

    i got it started tonight. rode it for 45 seconds then the chain broke :mad: it was a fun 45 seconds though...
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    sounds like the master link clip was facing the wrong way
    it should be open toward rear ("C") when on top of loop
  9. jeff

    jeff Guest

    youre probably right. like i said im a moped guy and my vespa uses a belt drive. its good information to have though, ill know next time.
    okay this is a dumb question, but when idling (like at a stop sign) does the clutch have to be in (like on a car) or will it idle with the clutch out?

    thanks guys! this is one of the nicest forums ive been on.
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    works same as car
    clutch handle has to be squeezed
    a few pedal strokes and release...and away you go !