Vespa Scooters Owners Workshop Manual: All rotary valve models 1959 to 1978: No. 126 Paperback – Jun 29 1997
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Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.
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Fourteen years, six Vespas and several major repairs later, I can now say this book makes sense to me.
The difference? In that time, I've taken a few scooters apart, have installed larger carbs, Sito + exhausts, Buzz Scooter Stereos, drilled holes for chrome accesories, and have spent hours online talking to fellow scooterists. With good technical advice, [...] and a bit of guts, this book is a vital tool.
So, if you can already replace a brake cable on your own, know what a stator plate is and feel confident enough to take apart your scooter, this book is extremely helpful. Especially when combined with the "how to restore and maintain your Vespa Scooter", the online tech support sites and assistance from your fellow scooterist friends.
On the other hand, if your technical knowledge is limited, this book is basically a lot of confusing blurbs and photos that seem to "skip a step or two". This can be frustrating for a first time mechanic, as reading through these pages will make it seem as if scooter repair is a difficult thing to do. It's not.
The book is also written by a Brit, so a lot of the slang and terminology will not match up with what you may know an item to be.
To recap, I recommend this manual for those who have some mechanical knowledge of a scooter, or who know how to fix and tune up motor vehicles.
On the other hand, if you have no idea what a "carb rebuild" is, this book is NOT for you.
I own MANY Haynes manuals for cars and trucks so I expect that this will be as detailed. (Although, I must say that is is REALLY thin. Maybe there is not much to them nor much difference in the models...)
Yes, you should own it but, more of a supplement than a staple.
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