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Vespa 1957n engine leaning.

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smithford Darren Ford
Stockport, greater manchester, UK   GBR
Hi, My scooter looks like the wheel is leaning to the left. Would it be the rear engine bushing or the rear shocker top bushing or could it be anything else.

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CalScoot SD P200, VBC Super, 100 Sport
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
could be both. the rear wheel on my P had the gangster lean. I just did an engine rebuild so replaced the engine bushings which were compressed and also the shock mount was way compressed to one side. haven't put engine back in yet...but it looked like it was a factor. you can also grab the back wheel with both hands and see if it rocks back and forth, that also may indicate other issues.

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enigmas Vince Stok
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
It could also be a bent frame...your scoot has been around for a while so I would assume has had a full life times use! The frame can be straighten (they're only sheetmetal) but you'll need to remove all the transmission and front suspension down to the bare frame. The engine trans mounts may also be lozenged.

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