This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Let there be light!
Well, I have finished the wiring through the frame of the scooter. The only parts left for wiring are the wires for the handlebar switch and light, and the wiring for the junction box and engine. What a relief!

You can see that both the brake light and the running light is working. I still don't understand how the brake light works. All I know is that I hooked it up and pressed the rear brake lever and there she glows!

Wiring wasn't the hard part. The hard part was finding that the people who put together my bike did some pretty funky stuff. There are parts missing. Not parts like you can buy off the Internet. Parts like washers and stuff. Also, they put a reproduction headset on the scooter. It looks good, but it does not mate well with the steering column! You have to take aluminum and wrap it around the column in order to get the headset bolts to tighten enough to grip. It is that kind of thing that took most of the time today.

I do think I will be able to get the headset completed and all the wiring (except for the engine wiring) done this weekend. Then it will just be a matter of waiting for the gears to get here and tie up loose ends. I'm starting to see light at the end of the tunnel -- or is that light at the end of the Vespa?


August 2005  
September 2005  
October 2005  
November 2005  
December 2005  
January 2006  
February 2006  
March 2006  
April 2006  
May 2006  
June 2006  
July 2006  
August 2006  
September 2006  
October 2006