VESPA LX 50 Technical data

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for choosing one of its products. We have prepared this manual to help you to get the very best from your vehicle. Please read it carefully before riding
the vehicle for the first time. It contains information, tips and precautions for using your vehicle. It also describes features, details and devices to assure
you that you have made the right choice. We believe that if you follow our suggestions, you will soon get to know your new vehicle and it will serve you
well for a long time to come. This booklet forms an integral part of the vehicle; should the vehicle be sold, it must be transferred to the new owner.
Vespa LX 50
The instructions given in this manual are intended to provide a clear, simple guide to using your vehicle; this booklet also details routine maintenance
procedures and regular checks that should be carried out on the vehicle at an authorised Dealer or Service Centres. The booklet also contains
instructions for simple repairs. Any operations not specifically described in this booklet require the use of special tools and/or particular technical
knowledge: to carry out these operations, refer to any authorised Dealer or Service Centres.
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Personal safety
Failure to completely observe these instructions will result in serious risk of personal
injury.
Safeguarding the environment
Sections marked with this symbol indicate the correct use of the vehicle to prevent damaging the environment.
Vehicle intactness
The incomplete or non-observance of these regulations leads to the risk of serious
damage to the vehicle and sometimes even the invalidity of the guarantee.
The signs that you see on this page are very important. They are used to highlight parts
of the booklet that should be read with particular care. The different symbols are used
to make each topic in the manual simple and quick to locate.
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INDEX
VEHICLE......................................................................................
Dashboard................................................................................
Clock.........................................................................................
Key switch.................................................................................
Locking the steering wheel....................................................
Releasing the steering wheel................................................
Switch direction indicators........................................................
Horn button...............................................................................
Light switch...............................................................................
Start-up button..........................................................................
Opening the saddle...............................................................
Keys..........................................................................................
Identification..............................................................................
Rear top box opening................................................................
Bag clip.....................................................................................
USE..............................................................................................
Checks......................................................................................
Refuelling..................................................................................
Tyre pressure............................................................................
Running in.................................................................................
Starting up the engine...............................................................
Difficult start up.........................................................................
Stopping the engine..................................................................
Catalytic silencer.......................................................................
Automatic transmission.............................................................
Safe driving...............................................................................
MAINTENANCE...........................................................................
Hub oil level..............................................................................
Tyres.........................................................................................
Spark plug dismantlement........................................................
Removing the air filter...............................................................
Secondary air system...............................................................
Intake plug................................................................................
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Checking the brake oil level......................................................
Battery.......................................................................................
Checking the electrolyte level................................................
Long periods of inactivity..........................................................
Fuses........................................................................................
Front light group........................................................................
Headlight adjustment.............................................................
Front direction indicators...........................................................
Rear optical unit........................................................................
Rear turn indicators...................................................................
Rear-view mirrors......................................................................
Idle adjustment..........................................................................
Front disc brake........................................................................
Rear drum brake.......................................................................
Puncture....................................................................................
Periods of inactivity...................................................................
Cleaning the vehicle..................................................................
TECHNICAL DATA......................................................................
Toolkit.......................................................................................
SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES........................................
Warnings...................................................................................
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE....................................................
Scheduled servicing table.........................................................
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Vespa LX 50
Chap. 01
Vehicle
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Dashboard (01_01)
A = Speedometer
B = Odometer
C = Fuel gauge
D = Front brake control lever
E = Turn indicator warning light
F = Mixer oil reserve warning light
G = High-beam warning light
H = Low fuel warning light
I = Low-beam/side lights warning light
L = High/low beam switch
M = Turn indicator switch
N = Horn button
P = Starter button
Q = Throttle grip
R = Rear brake control lever
1 Vehicle
S = Digital clock
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1 Vehicle
01_01
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Clock (01_02)
Hours and minutes are displayed in a 1 to 12, AM or PM, format on the instrument
panel.
Operating the function selection switch «T» month, day and seconds can be seen
besides hours and minutes. In order to adjust the above mentioned functions, operate
button «U». The digital clock is powered by a battery (battery life is about 2 years); lift
the whole instrument panel to replace the battery. It is advisable to take your vehicle
to an Authorised Service Centre for this operation.
WARNING
01_02
DEAD BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. THEY MUST DISPOSED OF IN SUITABLE CONTAINERS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Key switch (01_03)
LOCK = Ignition disabled, extractable key, steering lock engaged front glove-box
locked.
OFF = Ignition disabled, extractable key, steering lock disengaged, front glove-box
unlocked.
ON = Ready to start position, anti-theft device disabled, non-extractable key, glovebox unlocked.
1 Vehicle
01_03
Locking the steering wheel
Turn the handlebar to the left (as far as it will go), turn the key to «LOCK» and remove
the key.
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DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «KEY OFF» WHILE RIDING.
Releasing the steering wheel
Reinsert the key and turn it to «OFF».
CAUTION
DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «KEY OFF» WHILE RIDING.
Switch direction indicators (01_04)
To set the left turn indicators flashing, move lever «B» to the left; to set the right turn
indicators flashing, move it to the right. The lever automatically returns to the central
position and the indicators remain on. To turn the indicators off, press the lever towards
the switch.
01_04
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1 Vehicle
CAUTION
Horn button (01_05)
Horn button «E»
01_05
Light switch (01_06)
0 = Low-beam and tail light
1 = High-beam and tail light
1 Vehicle
01_06
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To start the engine, press the starter button, «P», after pulling either one of the two
brake levers.
01_07
Opening the saddle (01_08)
Insert the key into the saddle lock «A», turn it anticlockwise and tip the saddle forward.
01_08
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1 Vehicle
Start-up button (01_07)
Keys (01_09)
The vehicle is supplied with two keys (one spare) which serve to start the engine and
unlock the saddle compartment. The keys are accompanied by a tag marked with the
identification code to be quoted when ordering duplicates.
WARNING
WE RECOMMEND KEEPING THE DUPLICATE KEY TOGETHER WITH ITS CODE
IN A SAFE PLACE AND NOT ON THE VEHICLE
01_09
Identification (01_10, 01_11)
The identification numbers consist of a prefix stamped on the chassis and on the engine, followed by a number. They should always be given when requesting spare
parts. We recommend that you check that the prefix and chassis number stamped on
the vehicle correspond with those in the vehicle documents.
CAUTION
1 Vehicle
01_10
BE REMINDED THAT ALTERING IDENTIFICATION REGISTRATION NUMBERS
CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS PENAL SANCTIONS (IMPOUNDING OF THE VEHICLE,
ETC.).
01_11
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Turn the key to «OFF». Then press it. When the key is set to «LOCK», the glove-box
is locked.
Bag clip (01_12)
To use the retractable bag hook «B» located at the front end of the saddle, pull it
forward lightly.
01_12
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1 Vehicle
Rear top box opening
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1 Vehicle
Vespa LX 50
Chap. 02
Use
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Checks
Before using the vehicle, check:
1.That the petrol tank and the oil reservoir are full.
2.Rear hub oil level.
3.That the tyres are properly inflated.
4.The correct functioning of headlights, rear light and turn indicators.
5.The correct functioning of front and rear brakes.
6.The fluid level in the brake pump reservoir.
Refuelling (02_01, 02_02)
Fill fuel tank «A» with unleaded petrol with a minimum octane rating of 95.
The low fuel warning light on the instrument panel turns on to signal low fuel (see the
"Control Panel" section).
Top up oil tank «B» using recommended oil. The oil warning light on the instrument
panel turns on to signal oil minimum level (see the "Control Panel" section).
Should this warning light turn on, the oil tank should be topped-up at the following
refuelling and in any case before travelling another 150 km.
02_01
When turning the key «ON», the oil warning light turns on for a few seconds indicating
the correct functioning of the bulb and oil reserve circuit.
If the warning light fails to come on, it is faulty. Should this happen, contact an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre.
2 Use
CAUTION
SHUT OFF THE ENGINE BEFORE REFUELLING WITH PETROL. PETROL IS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. DO NOT LET PETROL SPILL FROM THE TANK OR WHILE
REFUELLING
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2 Use
CAUTION
DO NOT BRING NAKED FLAMES OR CIGARETTES NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
FUEL TANK: FIRE HAZARD. ALSO AVOID INHALING HARMFUL VAPOURS.
02_02
IMPORTANT: NEVER EMPTY THE MIXER OIL RESERVOIR.
CAUTION
THE USE OF OILS AND SPARK PLUGS OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED
CAN SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE ENGINE.
Recommended products
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (brake, throttle control and mixer, odometer)
Oil for 2-stroke engines: SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA
Characteristic
oil mixer tank
Plastic, capacity ~ 1.2 l
Topping up mixer oil reservoir
Topping up oil reservoir: 0.5 ÷ 0.7 l
Fuel tank capacity
~ 8.5 l (2 l of which is reserve)
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Tyre pressure
CAUTION
TYRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED WHEN TYRES ARE COLD.INCORRECT TYRE PRESSURE CAUSES ABNORMAL TYRE WEAR AND MAKES RIDING DANGEROUS.
TYRES MUST BE REPLACED WHEN THE TREAD REACHES THE WEAR LIMITS
SET FORTH BY LAW.
Characteristic
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure
2 bar
Rear tyre pressure - driver and passenger
2 Use
2.2 bar
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WARNING
02_03
DURING THE FIRST 1000 KM DO NOT RIDE THE VEHICLE OVER 80% OF ITS
MAXIMUM SPEED. AVOID TWISTING THE THROTTLE GRIP FULLY OR KEEPING A CONSTANT SPEED ALONG LONG SECTIONS OF ROAD. AFTER THE
FIRST 1000 KM, GRADUALLY INCREASE SPEED UNTIL REACHING THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.
Starting up the engine (02_04)
The vehicle is fitted with automatic transmission with a regulator and centrifugal clutch.
Therefore always start the engine with the throttle at idle speed; to start-off from stationary position, progressively twist the throttle grip.
The vehicle is equipped with a fuel valve and a starter which switch on automatically
as soon as the engine is started.
02_04
In order to start the engine, it is necessary to pull either the rear brake lever «B » or
the front brake lever «C», before pressing the starting button, "A ", so as to disengage
the safety switches.
1: Put the scooter on its stand "E"; check that the rear wheel is off the ground.
2: Keep the throttle closed.
3: Insert the key into the ignition switch, "D", and turn to the ON position.
4: Push the starter button «A» after pulling the rear brake lever «B» or the front brake
lever «C».
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2 Use
Running in (02_03)
CAUTION
DO NOT CARRY OUT THESE OPERATIONS IN CLOSED AREAS SINCE EXHAUST GASES ARE TOXIC.
CAUTION
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN
REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, THAT THE SILENCER DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS,
TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
Difficult start up (02_05)
If there is a problem you can follow the instructions below:
1. Engine flooded. Place the vehicle on its centre stand and check that the rear wheel
is off the ground. Open the throttle fully and press the starter button for five seconds
and then stop for five seconds. If the engine does not start after a few attempts, let
the engine sit for a few minutes and then repeat the above operations. In any case do
not operate the starter motor longer than 20" in an attempt to start the engine.
2 Use
02_05
2. Battery or starter motor inefficiency. Place the scooter on its stand "E"; make
sure that the rear wheel is off the ground, turn the key switch «D» to «ON» and use
the kick-starter «F». If the engine is flooded, twist the throttle grip fully open while
operating the kick-starter.
3. Empty fuel tank. After refuelling the scooter, start the engine by pressing the starter
button «A» with the throttle at a minimum to provide maximum aspiration for the tap.
If the vehicle fails to start even after carrying out the steps described above, contact
an Authorised Service Centre.
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2 Use
CAUTION
ALWAYS PLACE THE VEHICLE ON ITS STAND BEFORE KICK STARTING.
WARNING
TAMPERING MAY CAUSE SERIOUS ENGINE MALFUNCTION.
Stopping the engine (02_06)
Stop acceleration, then turn the key switch «D» to «OFF » to stop the engine (extractable key).
CAUTION
02_06
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN
REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, THAT THE SILENCER DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS,
TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
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Catalytic silencer
CAUTION
TAMPERING WITH THE CATALYTIC SILENCER MAY CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE
TO THE ENGINE
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CAUTION
WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN REACH, ALWAYS BE CAREFUL THAT THE MUFFLER DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, TO
AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
CAUTION
DO NOT SHUT OFF THE ENGINE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING. UNBURNED
FUEL COULD ENTER THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND BURN, CAUSING THE
CONVERTER TO OVERHEAT AND POSSIBLY DESTROYING IT.
2 Use
Automatic transmission
To ensure simple, pleasurable riding, the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission with regulator and centrifugal clutch. The system is designed to give the best
possible performance in terms of both acceleration and consumption, on level ground
and uphill, thanks to the adjustments made to engine speed and transmitted torque.
If you have to stop on an uphill slope (traffic lights, traffic jam, etc.) only use the brake
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1. Do not continue riding in such conditions.
2. Let the clutch cool down with the motor at idling speed for a few minutes.
Safe driving
WARNING
SOME SIMPLE TIPS ARE PROVIDED BELOW WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO
USE YOUR VEHICLE ON A DAILY BASIS MORE EASILY AND SAFELY.
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Your ability and your knowledge of the vehicle form the basis of safe riding. We recommend trying out the vehicle in traffic-free zones to get to know your vehicle
completely.
ALWAYS DRIVE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS
1. Before riding off, remember to put on your helmet and fasten it correctly.
2. Reduce speed and ride cautiously on uneven roads.
3. Remember that after riding on a long stretch of wet road without using the brakes,
the braking effect is initially lower. Under these conditions, it is a good idea to operate
the brakes from time to time.
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2 Use
to keep the vehicle still, leaving the motor running at idling speed. Using the motor to
keep the vehicle still can cause the clutch to overheat. This problem is due to the
friction of the clutch parts on the clutch bell. It is therefore recommended to avoid
conditions of prolonged clutch slippage leading to clutch overheating (for example, as
well as the situation described above, riding uphill fully laden on steep slopes or starting off on slopes greater than 25%, etc.):
4. Do not brake hard on a wet surface, on dirt tracks or on any slippery road surface.
5. If you have to brake, use both brakes in order to divide the braking action between
both wheels.
6. Avoid starting off by mounting the vehicle while it is still resting on its stand. In any
case, the rear wheel should not be turning when it comes into contact with the ground,
in order to avoid abrupt departures.
7. If the vehicle is used on roads covered with sand, mud, snow mixed with salt, etc.,
clean the brake disc frequently with mild detergent in order to prevent abrasive substances from building up within the holes, which can result in early wear of the brake
pads.
8. Any elaboration that modifies the vehicle's performances, such as tampering with
original structural parts is strictly forbidden by law, and renders the vehicle not conforming to the approved type and therefor dangerous to ride.
CAUTION
RIDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR CERTAIN MEDICINES CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR ONESELF AND FOR OTHERS.
CAUTION
2 Use
ANY ELABORATION THAT MODIFIES THE VEHICLE'S PERFORMANCES, SUCH
AS TAMPERING WITH ORIGINAL STRUCTURAL PARTS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN BY LAW, AND RENDERS THE VEHICLE NO LONGER CONFORMING TO
THE APPROVED TYPE AND DANGEROUS FOR RIDING.
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Vespa LX 50
Chap. 03
Maintenance
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Hub oil level (03_01, 03_02, 03_03)
To check the hub oil level, proceed as follows:
1. Place the vehicle on its stand on a level surface;
2. Unscrew the oil dipstick «A», dry it with a clean rag and then reinsert it,
screwing it tightly into place;
3. Unscrew the dipstick again and check that the oil level barely reaches the
2nd notch from the bottom;
4. Screw the dipstick back into place completely.
The screw «B» is the hub oil drainage plug.
03_01
CAUTION
RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION OR WITH THE
WRONG LUBRICANTS MAY INCREASE WEAR AND TEAR ON THE MOVING
PARTS AND MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE.
CAUTION
03_02
USED OILS CONTAIN SUBSTANCES HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. FOR
OIL CHANGE, CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE WHICH IS EQUIPPED TO DISPOSE OF USED OILS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND
LEGAL WAY.
N.B.
3 Maintenance
03_03
THE NOTCHES ON THE HUB OIL LEVEL DIPSTICK, EXCEPT THOSE INDICATING THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM LEVELS, REFER TO OTHER MODELS BY
THE MANUFACTURER, AND HAVE NO SPECIFIC FUNCTION FOR THIS MODEL.
Recommended products
AGIP ROTRA 80W-90
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Characteristic
Rear hub oil
Quantity: approx. 85 cc
Tyres (03_04)
Periodically check the inflation pressure of each tyre (when cold).
Tyres are fitted with wear indicators; tyres should be replaced as soon as these indicators become visible on the tyre tread. Also check that the tyres do not show signs
of splitting at the side or irregular tread wear; If this occurs, go to an authorised workshop or at least a workshop equipped to perform the removal and the refitting.
CAUTION
03_04
TYRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED WHEN TYRES ARE COLD.INCORRECT TYRE PRESSURE CAUSES ABNORMAL TYRE WEAR AND MAKES RIDING DANGEROUS.
TYRES MUST BE REPLACED WHEN THE TREAD REACHES THE WEAR LIMITS
SET FORTH BY LAW.
Characteristic
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure
2 bar
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Rear hub oil
SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the requirements of API GL3 specifications
Rear tyre pressure - driver and passenger
2.2 bar
Spark plug dismantlement (03_05, 03_06)
Remove cover «A» after unscrewing the corresponding screw. Detach the spark plug
shielded cap and remove the plug with the box-spanner supplied. When refitting the
plug, tighten it manually, being sure to insert it at the right angle; Use the wrench only
to fasten it. Carefully reinsert the screening hood. To reassemble the cover follow the
steps in reverse order, making sure to insert the pins in the lower part of the body.
CAUTION
03_05
FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID ANY SEVERE
DAMAGE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE VERY POWERFUL IGNITION SYSTEM.
CAUTION
THE SPARK PLUG MUST BE REMOVED WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD.
3 Maintenance
03_06
USING IGNITION ELECTRONIC CENTRAL UNITS OR SPARK PLUGS OTHER
THAN THE TYPES PRESCRIBED (SEE «TECHNICAL DATA» SECTION) CAN
CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE.
Characteristic
recommended spark plug:
CHAMPION RN3C
Electrode gap
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Removing the air filter (03_07, 03_08)
Remove the side fairing unscrewing the 2 screws marked A. Remove the air cleaner
cap «D» after having unscrewed the 5 fixing screws «C», then remove the filtering
element. Clean with water and shampoo, afterwards dry with compressed air and
submerge in a recommended oil and petrol mixture in ratio of 50%. Afterwards
squeeze it, leave it to dry and mount it again.
CAUTION
03_07
IN CASE OF RIDING ON DUSTY ROADS IT IS ADVISABLE TO CLEAN THE AIR
FILTER MORE FREQUENTLY THAN INDICATED IN THE RELEVANT CHAPTER
ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE.
Recommended products
AGIP FILTER OIL
Oil for air filter sponge
Mineral oil with specific additives for increased adhesiveness
03_08
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0.6 ÷ 0.7 mm
Secondary air system (03_09, 03_10)
Remove the right side fairing by undoing the 2 screws marked «B» indicated in the
figure.
Remove the two screws «A» from the aluminium SAS cover. Release the metal tube
from the rubber housing on the cover without extracting the tube from the cover/sleeve.
Remove the tab and plastic cover, extract the sponge and wash it in water and soap.
Dry it with compressed air before refitting it, making sure to correctly fit the tab in the
housing on the two plastic and aluminium covers. Every time you disassemble the
filter, replace the O-ring seal located in the cover.
03_09
03_10
Intake plug (03_11)
3 Maintenance
Remove the cap of the transmission cover operating on the corresponding release
slots with a plain slot screwdriver. Wash the sponge in water and soap without removing it from its seat.
Dry it with compressed air before refitting it taking care to do so at the correct angle.
CAUTION
WARNING!
03_11
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Checking the brake oil level (03_12, 03_13)
The brake fluid reservoir is equipped with a sight glass «A» made of transparent material; the quantity of liquid contained in the sight glass indicates the level of liquid in
the reservoir.
When the sight glass «A» is full, the level inside the reservoir exceeds the MIN level;
when it is partially full, the level drops to the MIN level; when it is fully empty, the level
of fluid in the reservoir is below the MIN level.
03_12
The brake fluid level may fall due to wear on the brake pads. In case the pad wear is
below the minimum mark, contact an Authorised Service Centre to have the braking
system thoroughly checked. If you need to top up the level, follow the steps listed
below. Unscrew the 2 screws «B», remove the reservoir cap «C » and pour in the
required quantity of fluid (the brake fluid level must be above minimum). Place the
handlebar in the riding position and pay attention not to tilt the vehicle in order to keep
the brake fluid reservoir in horizontal position when checking the fluid level.
CAUTION
TOP-UPS SHOULD ONLY BE CARRIED OUT WITH DOT4 CLASSIFIED BRAKE
FLUID.
WARNING
IN NORMAL CLIMATIC CONDITIONS IT IS ADVISABLE TO REPLACE THE
ABOVE-MENTIONED FLUID EVERY 2 YEAR. NEVER USE BRAKE FLUID CONTAINED IN CONTAINERS WHICH ARE ALREADY OPEN OR PARTIALLY USED.
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3 Maintenance
SHOULD THERE BE ANY PROBLEMS WHEN ADJUSTING IDLE SPEED, IT MAY
BE NECESSARY TO ADJUST EXHAUST GASES (CO) TOO. TURN TO AN AUTHORISED PIAGGIO SERVICE CENTRE TO CARRY OUT THESE OPERATIONS.
CAUTION
THE BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUID IS HIGHLY CORROSIVE. THEREFORE, WHEN
TOPPING IT UP, AVOID LETTING IT COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE PAINTED
PARTS OF THE VEHICLE. THE BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUID IS HYGROSCOPIC,
THAT IS, IT ABSORBS HUMIDITY FROM THE SURROUNDING AIR. IF MOISTURE
CONTAINED IN THE BRAKE FLUID EXCEEDS A CERTAIN VALUE, THIS WILL
RESULT IN INEFFICIENT BRAKING.
03_13
Battery (03_14)
To access the battery, tilt the saddle forwards, then remove the battery compartment
access door by unscrewing the star-shaped screw "A" shown in the figure.
The battery is the electrical device that requires the most frequent attention and the
most thorough maintenance.
WARNING
3 Maintenance
03_14
USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
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ELECTROLYTE CONTAINS SULPHURIC ACID: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES,
SKIN AND CLOTHES. IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT, RINSE WITH ABUNDANT WATER AND CONSULT A DOCTOR.
CAUTION
IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE VEHICLE
TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF THE BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE
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Checking the electrolyte level
The electrolyte level, which should be checked regularly, must always be at the maximum level. To reach this level, use only distilled water. Should it become necessary
to top up the battery with water too frequently, check the scooter's electrical system
because the battery is being overloaded, causing it to lose power quickly.
CAUTION
ELECTROLYTE CONTAINS SULPHURIC ACID: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES,
SKIN AND CLOTHES. IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT, RINSE WITH ABUNDANT WATER AND CONSULT A DOCTOR.
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CAUTION
Long periods of inactivity
Battery performance will decrease if the vehicle is not used for a long time. This is the
result of the natural phenomenon of battery discharging, and may be due to residual
absorption by vehicle components with constant power consumption. Poor battery
performance may also be due to environmental conditions and the cleanness of the
poles. In order to avoid difficult starts and/or irreversible damage to the battery, follow
any of these steps:
- At least once a month start the engine and run it slightly above idle speed for 10-15
minutes. This keeps all the engine components, as well as the battery, in good working
order.
- Take your vehicle to a garage (as indicated in the «Vehicle not used for extended
periods» section) to have the battery removed. Have the battery cleaned, charged
fully and stored in a dry, ventilated place. Recharge at least once every two
months.
N.B.
THE BATTERY MUST BE CHARGED WITH A CURRENT EQUAL TO 1/10 OF THE
RATED CAPACITY OF THE BATTERY AND FOR NOT LONGER THAN 10 HOURS.
CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE TO CARRY OUT THIS OPERATION SAFELY. WHEN REFITTING THE BATTERY MAKE SURE THE LEADS ARE
CORRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE TERMINALS.
WARNING
3 Maintenance
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CABLES WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING,
THIS CAN CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRONIC
CONTROL UNIT.
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USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Fuses (03_15)
The electrical system is protected by a plug fuse «B» located to the left of the battery
compartment. The ignition system, headlight and the rear light are not fuse-protected.
Before replacing a blown fuse, find and solve the problem that caused it to blow. Do
not substitute the fuse with any alternative form of conductor
CAUTION
03_15
IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE VEHICLE
TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF THE BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE
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Electric characteristic
Fuse
Fuse valve: 7.5A
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WARNING
LAMPS
High/low beam light bulb
Type: Spherical
Power: 12V 35/35W
Quantity: 1
Front side light bulb
Type: All glass
Power: 12V 5W
Quantity: 1
Front turn indicator light bulb
Type: Spherical
Power: 12V - 10W
Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS
Rear turn indicator light bulb
Type: SPHERICAL
Power: 12V - 10W
Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS
Stop and tail light bulb
Type: Spherical
Power: 12V 21/5W
Quantity: 1
3 Maintenance
12V - 2W warning light bulbs
Type: All glass
Function: Turn indicators
Quantity: 2
Light lamp 12V - 1.2W
Type: All glass
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3 Maintenance
Function: Lights, high beams, fuel
warning lamp, dipped beams, oil
warning lamp.
Quantity: 4
Instrument panel lighting bulbs
Type: All glass
Power: 12V 1.2W
Quantity: 3
Front light group (03_16, 03_17)
To access the headlight bulbs, remove the front of the handlebar cover, as follows:
1) Remove the rear-view mirrors; for this operation follow the instructions described
and illustrated in the «Rear-view mirrors» section.
2) Unscrew the 3 screws holding the handlebar cover. The front central one «B» and
the rear 2 «C». Once this is done, the handlebar cover can be removed.
3) Remove the handlebar cover to access the headlight and the bulbs.
03_16
N.B.
IF MISTING IS NOTICED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMP GLASS, THIS
DOES NOT INDICATE A FAULT AND IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HUMIDITY AND/OR
TO LOW TEMPERATURES.
THE PHENOMENON SHOULD QUICKLY DISAPPEAR WHEN THE LIGHT IS
SWITCHED ON.
THE PRESENCE OF DROPS OF WATER, ON THE OTHER HAND, COULD INDICATE THAT WATER IS INFILTRATING. CONTACT THE AFTER-SALES SERVICE
NETWORK.
03_17
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Electric characteristic
Bulbs
1 12V35/35W bulb for high- and low-beam light
1 12V-5W bulb for side light
Headlight adjustment (03_18, 03_19)
Proceed as follows:
1. Place the vehicle in running order and with the tyres inflated to the prescribed pressure, on a flat surface 10 m away from a white screen situated in a shaded area,
making sure that the longitudinal axis of the vehicle is perpendicular to the screen;
2. Turn on the headlight and check that the borderline of the projected light beam on
the screen is no higher than 9/10 or lower than 7/10 of the distance from the ground
to the centre of the vehicle's headlamp;
03_18
3. If otherwise, adjust the right headlight with screw «A».
N.B.
3 Maintenance
THE ABOVE PROCEDURE COMPLIES WITH THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS REGARDING MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM HEIGHT OF LIGHT BEAMS. REFER TO THE
STATUTORY REGULATIONS IN FORCE IN EVERY COUNTRY WHERE THE VEHICLE IS USED.
03_19
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In order to replace the front turn indicator bulbs remove the light taking off the retaining
screws, then remove the bulb holder form its support; gently turn the bulb around 30º
and remove it. Follow the process in reverse order to refit.
03_20
Rear optical unit (03_21)
In order to reach the rear light bulb, remove the 2 «D» retaining screws. Gently turn
the bulb around 30º and remove it. To refit follow the same steps but in reverse order.
N.B.
IF MISTING IS NOTICED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMP GLASS, THIS
DOES NOT INDICATE A FAULT AND IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HUMIDITY AND/OR
TO LOW TEMPERATURES.
03_21
THE PHENOMENON SHOULD QUICKLY DISAPPEAR WHEN THE LIGHT IS
SWITCHED ON.
THE PRESENCE OF DROPS OF WATER, ON THE OTHER HAND, COULD INDICATE THAT WATER IS INFILTRATING. CONTACT THE AFTER-SALES SERVICE
NETWORK.
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Front direction indicators (03_20)
Rear turn indicators (03_22)
To gain access to the turn indicator bulbs, remove the fastening screws «E».
The bulbs have a bayonet coupling, to remove them press gently and twist anticlockwise about 30°. To refit follow the same steps but in reverse order.
03_22
Rear-view mirrors (03_23)
The mirrors can be set to the desired position by adjusting the mirror frame.
To remove the rear-view mirror rotate the rear-view mirror support rod clockwise.
3 Maintenance
03_23
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The idle speed is adjusted by means of the idle speed adjuster screw «A» located on
the carburettor.
To do this, proceed as shown in the diagram. Turn the register for adjusting the clearance of the throttle control transmission «B», then replace the rubber protection cap.
Adjust the idle speed with the rear wheel off the ground (vehicle on stand) and with a
warm engine. Turn the knob-type head screw in or out until the engine idles smoothly
(around 1700÷1900 rpm.), i.e. without the rear wheel being moved by the engine.
03_24
If adjustment still proves difficult, contact an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre to
have the level of CO when idling fixed (carbon monoxide emissions).
CAUTION
WHEN ADJUSTING IDLE SPEED, BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH HOT PARTS OF
THE ENGINE TO AVOID BURNS.
Front disc brake (03_25)
The brake disc and pad wear is automatically compensated, therefore it has no effect
on the functioning of the front and rear brakes. For this reason it is not necessary to
adjust the brakes. An excessively elastic brake lever stroke may indicate the presence
of air in the braking circuit or an irregular brake operation. In this case, particularly
considering the importance of the brakes in terms of safety, it is strongly recommended
that you take the vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre as soon as possible for
the appropriate checks.
03_25
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3 Maintenance
Idle adjustment (03_24)
WARNING
CHECK BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR ON A REGULAR BASIS (AS INDICATED IN
THE SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE TABLES). IF THE THICKNESS OF ONE OR
BOTH PADS IS IN THE REGION OF 1.5 MM, BOTH PADS MUST BE CHANGED.
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CARRY OUT THIS OPERATION AT AN AUTHORISED
SERVICE CENTRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
AFTER FITTING NEW BRAKE PADS DO NOT USE THE VEHICLE UNTIL YOU
HAVE ACTIVATED THE BRAKE LEVER REPEATEDLY TO POSITION THE PADS
AND RESTORE THE LEVER STROKE TO ITS CORRECT POSITION.
CAUTION
BRAKING SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE LEVER STROKE.
Rear drum brake (03_26)
Operate adjusting nut «B» and loosen lock nut «A» shown in the figure. Note that
when the throttle is in idle the wheel should rotate free. After the adjustment, screw
lock nut «A».
3 Maintenance
CAUTION
03_26
BRAKING SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE LEVER STROKE.
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The vehicle is equipped with Tubeless tyres. When there is a puncture, Tubeless tyres
- unlike tyres with inner tubes - go flat very slowly. This offers greater riding safety. A
tyre that goes flat very slowly can be repaired with an "Inflate and Repair" spray. Tyres
should be later fully repaired or replaced at an Authorised Service Centre.
03_27
03_28
Periods of inactivity (03_28)
We recommend carrying out the following operations:
1. General cleaning of the vehicle.
2. With the engine off and the piston at the bottom dead centre position, remove the
spark plug, and pour 1-2 cm³ of recommended oil through its hole. Press the engine
start pedal 3 or 4 times letting the engine perform a few revolutions slowly, then replace
the spark plug.
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Puncture (03_27)
3. Drain up all the vehicle fuel; spread antirust grease on the uncoated metal parts;
keep the wheels off the ground, by resting the chassis on two wooden wedges.
4. For the battery, follow the procedures described in the «Battery» section.
5. Drain the petrol from the carburettor float chamber through the bleed cap.
Recommended products
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (brake, throttle control and mixer, odometer)
Oil for 2-stroke engines: SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA
Cleaning the vehicle
Use a low pressure jet of water to soften the caked dirt and mud deposited on the
painted surfaces. Once softened, sponge off mud and dirt using a car body sponge
soaked in a car body shampoo and water solution (2-4% of car shampoo in water).
Then rinse with abundant water, and dry with a shammy cloth. For the engine exterior,
use petrol, a brush and clean cloths. Petrol can damage paintwork. Remember that
any polishing with silicone wax must always be preceded by washing.
WARNING
3 Maintenance
To avoid the appearance of oxidations, wash the vehicle every time it is used in
certain areas or in special conditions of:
· Environmental / seasonal conditions: use of salt, de-icer chemical products on
the road in winter.
· Air pollution: city and/or industrial areas.
· Salinity and humidity of the atmosphere: marine areas, hot and wet weather.
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. Avoid that deposits remain on the bodywork, industrial and pollutant residual
dust, tar spots, dead insects, bird droppings, etc.
· Do not park the vehicle under the trees. In some seasons, as from the trees
may fall residues, resins, fruits or leaves that contain chemicals which are
harmful to the paintwork.
CAUTION
DETERGENTS POLLUTE WATER. THEREFORE THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE
WASHED IN AN AREA EQUIPPED FOR THE COLLECTION AND PURIFICATION
OF THE LIQUIDS USED.
WARNING
NEVER WASH THE VEHICLE UNDER DIRECT SUNLIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER WHEN THE BODYWORK IS STILL HOT, AS THE CAR SHAMPOO MAY DRY
BEFORE BEING RINSED OFF, AND COULD DAMAGE THE PAINTWORK. NEVER
USE RAGS SOAKED IN PETROL OR DIESEL OIL TO CLEAN THE PAINTED OR
PLASTIC SURFACES, TO PREVENT THEM LOSING THEIR SHINE AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS.
WARNING
WHEN WASHING THE ENGINE WITH A HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JET:
• ONLY USE FAN SPRAY JETS.
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WARNING
• DO NOT PLACE THE NOZZLE CLOSER THAN 60 CM.
• DO NOT USE WATER AT TEMPERATURES OVER 40° C.
• DO NOT DIRECT THE JETS DIRECTLY TO CARBURETTOR, WIRINGS, SLOT
DIFFUSERS ON THE TRANSMISSION COVER AND SCROLL COVER.
START-UP PROBLEMS
No fuel in tank
Refuel
Filters, jets or carburettor body
dirty or clogged.
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
Insufficient battery charge
Kick-start. Recharge the battery.
IGNITION PROBLEMS
3 Maintenance
No spark from spark plug. Due to
the presence of high voltage, this
check should only be carried out by
an expert.
Check that the electrodes are
properly adjusted (0.7÷ 0.8 mm).
Check that the electrodes are
clean (clean with pure petrol and
metal brush or with emery cloth).
Check the spark plug insulator:
Replace the spark plug if the
insulator is cracked or broken. If
the spark plug is in good
conditions, contact an Authorised
Service Centre.
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3 Maintenance
LACK OF COMPRESSION
Spark plug loose. Loose cylinder
head, worn piston retaining rings.
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
HIGH CONSUMPTION AND LOW PERFORMANCE
Air filter blocked or dirty.
Clean with water and shampoo and
impregnate with petrol and specific
oil («Air filter removal» section)
INEFFICIENT BRAKING
Oil on drum or disc. Worn Pads/
Shoes
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre
incorrect rear brake adjustment
Adjust
INEFFICIENT SUSPENSION
Oil leak; worn limit switch bumpers; Contact an Authorised Service
worn shock absorber attachment Centre
points
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
Deteriorated roller housing or belt. Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
INCREASED EXHAUST NOISE
Deterioration of the SAS system
and/or of the tab
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
STAND DOES NOT RETURN TO POSITION
Presence of dirt
Clean and grease
STARTER LEVER DOES NOT RETURN TO CORRECT
POSITION
Clean and grease
3 Maintenance
Presence of dirt
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Vespa LX 50
Chap. 04
Technical data
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4 Technical data
04_01
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4 Technical data
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Two-stroke, single cylinder Piaggio
Hi-PER2
Cubic capacity
49.4 cc
Petrol tank
Plastic, with a capacity of ~ 9 l
(including a ~2.3 l reserve)
Bore x stroke
40 X 39.3 mm
Length
1755 mm
Width
740 mm
Maximum height
1140 mm
Wheelbase
1290 mm
Compression ratio
10,3:1
Fuel
Unleaded petrol
Start-up
Electrical and kick starter
Lubrication
With blend and variable oil variable
according to the engine revolutions
and the throttle valve opening by
means of a pump controlled by the
driving shaft with toothed belt.
Cooling
Forced-circulation air cooling.
Transmission
Automatic variator CVT with torque
server.
Clutch
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
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4 Technical data
Chassis
Unitised body made of stamped
plate.
Steering and suspensions
Fulcrum steering tube on the front
wheel-holder hub; helicoidal spring
suspension and double-acting
hydraulic shock absorber; rear with
single chamber hydraulic shock
absorber and coaxial spring not
adjustable at preloading
Front brake
Disc brake (Ø 200 mm) with
hydraulic control (lever on the far
right of the handlebar) and fixed
calliper.
Rear brake
Ø110 mm drum brake
Front wheel rim
Die-cast aluminium alloy; 2.50 x11"
Rear wheel rim
Die-cast aluminium alloy; 3.00 x
10"
Front tyre
Tubeless; 110/70-11"
Rear tyre
Tubeless; 120/70-10"
Dry weight
96±4 Kg
Type approval
Euro 2
Toolkit
Wrenches: one 13-21mm box-spanner; lever for box-spanner; twin screwdriver. The
tools are located under the seat in an appropriate container.
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Vespa LX 50
Chap. 05
Spare parts and
accessories
55
Warnings (05_01, 05_02)
WARNING
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT "ORIGINAL PIAGGIO SPARE PARTS" BE USED,
AS THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES OFFERING YOU THE SAME QUALITY ASSURANCE AS THOSE INITIALLY FITTED ON THE VEHICLE.
IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT USING NON-ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS
CAUSES YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS TO EXPIRE.
WARNING
5 Spare parts and accessories
05_01
PIAGGIO MARKETS ITS OWN LINE OF ACCESSORIES THAT ARE RECOGNISED AND GUARANTEED FOR USE. IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL TO CONTACT AN AUTHORISED DEALER OR SERVICE CENTRE IN ORDER TO CHOOSE
AND FIT ACCESSORIES CORRECTLY. THE USE OF NON-ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES MAY AFFECT THE STABILITY AND OPERATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
AND REDUCE SAFETY LEVELS WITH POTENTIAL RISKS FOR THE RIDER.
05_02
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Vespa LX 50
Chap. 06
Scheduled
maintenance
57
Scheduled servicing table
Adequate maintenance is fundamental to ensuring long-lasting, optimum operation
and performance of your vehicle.
To this end, a series of checks and maintenance operations (at the owner's expense)
have been suggested, which are included in the summary table on the following page.
Any minor faults should be reported without delay to an Authorised Service Centre
or Dealer without waiting until the next scheduled service to solve it.
It is indispensable to have your vehicle serviced to the prescribed intervals of time,
even if you have not reached the predicted mileage. Punctual vehicle servicing is
necessary for the correct use of the guarantee. For all further information regarding
the Guarantee application modes and the execution of the "Programmed Maintenance" refer to the "Guarantee Booklet".
EVERY 2 YEARS
6 Scheduled maintenance
Brake fluid - change
AFTER 1000 KM
Hub oil - change
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake levers - greasing
Brake fluid level - check
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6 Scheduled maintenance
Safety fasteners - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
AFTER 5000 KM, 25000 KM, 35000 KM AND 55000 KM
Hub oil level - check
Spark plug/electrode gap - replacement
Air filter - clean
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Brake levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
AFTER 10000 KM, 50000 KM
Hub oil - change
Spark plug/electrode gap - replacement
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Air filter - clean
Idling speed (*) - adjustment
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Variable speed rollers - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Drive belt - check
Steering - adjustment
Brake levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Transmission - lubrication
Safety fasteners - check
Suspension - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
6 Scheduled maintenance
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
(*) See regulations in the «Adjusting the idle speed» section
AFTER 15000 KM AND 45000 KM
Hub oil level - check
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6 Scheduled maintenance
Spark plug/electrode gap - replacement
Air filter - clean
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Drive belt - replacement
Brake levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Tyre pressure and wear - check
SAS box (sponge) (**) - cleaning
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
(**) See regulations in the «Secondary air system» section
AFTER 20000 KM AND 40000 KM
Hub oil - change
Spark plug/electrode gap - replacement
Air filter - clean
Idling speed (*) - adjustment
Cylinder cooling system - check/cleaning
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Drive belt - check
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Variable speed rollers - replacement
Mixer belt - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Transmission - lubrication
Safety fasteners - check
Suspension - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
6 Scheduled maintenance
(*) See section «Adjusting the idle speed»
AFTER 30000 KM
Hub oil - change
Spark plug/electrode gap - replacement
Air filter - clean
Idling speed (*) - adjustment
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6 Scheduled maintenance
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Drive belt - replacement
Variable speed rollers - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Flexible brake tubes - replacement
Brake fluid level - check
Transmission - lubrication
Safety fasteners - check
Suspension - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Tyre pressure and wear - check
SAS box (sponge) (**) - cleaning
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
(*) See regulations in the «Adjusting the idle speed» section
(**) See regulations in the «Secondary air system» section
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AFTER 60000 KM
Hub oil - change
Spark plug/electrode gap - replacement
Air filter - clean
Idling speed (*) - adjustment
Cylinder cooling system - check/cleaning
Oil mixer/throttle linkage - adjustment
Drive belt - replacement
Variable speed rollers - replacement
Mixer belt - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
6 Scheduled maintenance
Flexible brake tubes - replacement
Brake fluid level - check
Transmission - lubrication
Safety fasteners - check
Suspension - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Tyre pressure and wear - check
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6 Scheduled maintenance
SAS box (sponge) (**) - cleaning
Vehicle and brake test - test ride
(*) See regulations in the «Adjusting the idle speed» section
(**) See regulations in the «Secondary air system» section
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TABLE
Description
Product
Specifications
AGIP ROTRA 80W-90
Rear hub oil
SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the
requirements of API GL3 specifications
AGIP BRAKE 4
Brake fluid
FMVSS DOT 4 Synthetic fluid
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (brake,
throttle control and mixer, odometer)
Oil for 2-stroke engines: SAE 5W-40, API SL,
ACEA A3, JASO MA
AGIP FILTER OIL
Oil for air filter sponge
Mineral oil with specific additives for increased
adhesiveness
AGIP CITY TEC 2T
Mixer oil
synthetic oil for 2-stroke engines: JASO FC,
ISO-L-EGD
AGIP GP 330
Grease for brake lever, gas
White calcium complex soap-based spray
grease with NLGI 2; ISO-L-XBCIB2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A
H
P
Air filter: 31
Headlight: 40
Horn: 12
Hub oil: 28
Puncture: 45
V
B
R
Battery: 34
Brake: 33, 43, 44
Refuelling: 18
I
Identification: 14
C
Checks: 18
Clock: 10
D
Disc brake: 43
S
Saddle: 13
Scheduled maintenance: 57
Spark plug: 30
Start-up: 13
Switch: 10–12
K
Key switch: 10
Keys: 14
L
T
Light switch: 12
F
Fuses: 37
Tyres: 29
Technical Data: 51
Toolkit: 54
Top box: 15
Transmission: 24
Turn indicators: 42
Tyre pressure: 20
M
Maintenance: 27, 57
Mirrors: 42
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Vehicle: 7, 46
The descriptions and illustrations given in this publication are not binding. While the basic specifications as described and illustrated in this manual
remain unchanged, PIAGGIO-GILERA reserves the right, at any time and without being required to update this publication beforehand, to make any
changes to components, parts or accessories, which it considers necessary to improve the product or which are required for manufacturing or construction reasons.
Not all versions/models shown in this publication are available in all countries. The availability of each model should be checked at the official Piaggio sales network.
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