Maureen’s back with a simple but important maintenance consideration for all four-stroke Vespa owners and machines with a similar set-up: How to take up the slack and adjust your rear wheel drum brake.
If you’re like me, you may be using the advent of spring to attend to a few maintenance matters on your bike. If you’re a Vespa P-series owner or a Genuine Scooter Company Stella owner one matter on your list may be a new front shock absorber.
I spent a frustrated hour last night fighting the fading sun and incoming cold attempting to run a new front brake cable (inner wire and outer sheath) through the steering column of my Lambretta. Thankfully there’s help out there.
With the main day-to-day running issues of the engine and electrical now running relatively smoothly, it’s time to turn my attention to the creaks, shakes, rattles and rolls of the thirty-five year-old bodywork on the Lambretta.