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Terrible Brakes/Clutch and/or terrible Indonesian mechanics?

Last post 03-08-2015 09:14 PM by INMA. 3 replies.
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  • 03-08-2015 06:43 AM

    Terrible Brakes/Clutch and/or terrible Indonesian mechanics?

    Hi all, 

    Bit confused to why my brakes are so terrible and wondering if anyone can help me.

    I recently went to to get my front/back brakes changed which they did for me. The front brake didn't really make a difference and doesn't work what so ever. My back break worked awesome for the first 2-3 weeks, now it's starting to fail miserably.. are brakes on vespas only ment to last 1 month?

    Another question is they fixed my clutch which seems to have broken again.. I was able to hold the clutch in and rev without the bike moving, it seems the clutch has gone back to its old ways and I have to battle my terrible back brake with the clutch again..

    Anyone think of any reasons why the fix has only lasted 3-4 weeks?

    Thanks,

    Aaron

  • 03-08-2015 08:30 AM In reply to

    • Blam
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    Re: Terrible Brakes/Clutch and/or terrible Indonesian mechanics?

    Without seeing it, it sounds like cable stretch. You may need to adjust the cables, it will only take you a few minutes, although the clutch can be tricky to get right without experience. Who did the job for you/ where are you so we can advise of a good mechanic?

  • 03-08-2015 09:50 AM In reply to

    Re: Terrible Brakes/Clutch and/or terrible Indonesian mechanics?

    Hi Aaron, what Vespa model are you talking about, and where do you live? Maybe some technical guy on this forum can lend youy a hand with it. I am north end of Sydney, and have been fiddling with Vespas for 45 years.

    Mike

     

     

  • 03-08-2015 09:14 PM In reply to

    • INMA
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    Re: Terrible Brakes/Clutch and/or terrible Indonesian mechanics?

    Its a vespa, a good mechanic can only do so much.

    You want reliability, buy a Honda. Even the worst mechanic in Asia will fix a Honda and it will be reliable.

    2001 Yamaha Zuma, DR Evo 68 cylinder, Leo Vince TT derestricted, Delorto 17.5 (#98 jet), standard aircleaner, RMS fan, Race CDI, Standard oiler and premix @ 75:1 Shell SX2, Doppler SR3 variator, RMS clutch, RMS R rear shock absorber and Pirelli SL26 tyres.
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