I have a problem with my 78 Vespa p200e and I can't find anyone local to help me.
I've had 2 vintage Vespas since about 2005 and have never had any real problems. I'm super novice when it comes to repairs and can do little more than oil/winterize/spark plugs myself.
This season, my scooter started having a problem - it revs at extremely high speeds at random times. Not often. Maybe once every other time I ride it.
Last time I attempted to start it I wound up with about a pint of fuel all over my driveway. I think I had accidentally left the fuel line open on the previous ride so I'm hoping that was a one time thing. I waited about 10 min and it fired right up.
But back to the revving problem.
Could this be a problem with the jetting or the mixture?
Or is it more likely an air leak?
Is it safe to ride, or do I need to totally stop riding until this is resolved?
Any tips or advice on how to fix or how to find a mechanic would be great. There used to be a scooter club in town, but it's dissolved. I emailed a few of the guys from that club but have not heard back.
Problem and no local mechanics - pls help
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