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ET4 starter motor.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Feb 20. 15 Replies

The starter motor on my ET4 doesn't always connect, it just gives a whirring sound and doesn't always turn the engine over.May be a worn pinion? Is there anyone in Melbourne that repairs these or do…Continue

Oil light coming on

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Nov 22, 2019. 2 Replies

Hi all. since the last service done by Melbourne MC Fairings, my oil light comes on and wont go off until over 40km/h when the engine is up to temperature. The light comes on at idle which it never…Continue

Vespa service

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Stampton Sep 2, 2019. 8 Replies

I want to get my ET4 serviced. Vespa House seems to be the most convenient to get to and from, however a few times it has been there I have noticed new scratches, one of which had been touched up to…Continue

ET4 pre Leader auto choke.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Meurant Jun 28, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, I may asking a bit much, but does anyone have an automatic choke for a 125 pre leader Vespa, I think it fits 125 LX also. Thanks in advance if anybody does.Continue

 

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Hi Rob, It's a nice clean scooter and I hope the problem is easily solved."
Feb 20

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Hi Bob, one thing I didn't mention in my original post was that the problem is only when the ET4 has been standing for a day or more, never when it is warm or in use. I might get the battery voltage checked also to rule it out. "
Feb 19

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Robert, you are probably right but it is still possible for a battery to behave as you say and still be faulty and unable to handle a load. My GTS250 battery when it died was on a smart charger and charged 100% but did exactly what your scooter is…"
Feb 18

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Definitely not the battery Bob, it's 100% charged, I have an electronic maintenance charger attached when it's not in use, it trickle charges then shuts off...handy over winter. "
Feb 18

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Okay thanks Bob, appreciate the help. I'm sure it's the pinion, I had the same problem in a Triumph GT6...it was the pinion and spring, the spring was weak from age too. I think I'll go ahead and buy a new starter motor,then get the…"
Feb 18

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Robert I can't find any useful information in the manual about starter relay maintenance so you probably should follow Rolf's idea as being the most likely problem. I am still not 100% convinced about your battery and you can confirm it by…"
Feb 18

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Hi Robert, The relay contacts could have high resistance. I'm not sure of it's location on the ET4 but I have the manual so out of curiosity  will see what I can find out. If that's not the problem then Rolf's suggestion is…"
Feb 18

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Hi Bob, the engine and all running gear on my ET4 is scrupulously clean! Including battery terminals, I use an antioxidant spray on them and all my switches.I have read the relay for the starter can give problems too but I have no idea how to test,…"
Feb 17

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Robert as well as the battery condition I should have mentioned making sure the battery terminals are clean and tight, any slight resistance there can cause what I think you are describing.  If they are ok then you are into the other more…"
Feb 17

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Could it be the starter relay?"
Feb 16

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Yes Bob its only fairly new and always cranks over when and if the starter engages...."
Feb 16

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Yes Rolf that's what I think....had the same situation in a Triumph GT6 I owned."
Feb 16

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Bob replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Is your battery ok Robert?"
Feb 16

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Rolf replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Your description sounds like the starter pinion. If the starter motor spins and the engine doesn’t, the pinion sounds like the culprit."
Feb 16

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Robert Meurant replied to Robert Meurant's discussion ET4 starter motor.
"Could it be the starter relay?"
Feb 15

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ET4 starter motor.

The starter motor on my ET4 doesn't always connect, it just gives a whirring sound and doesn't always turn the engine over.May be a worn pinion? Is there anyone in Melbourne that repairs these or do I take it to any auto electrician to get looked at. I can get a new one from GPS.See More
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At 19:30 on November 2, 2017,
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Hi Robert, welcome to the site. Hope you can join us to say hi sometime soon. Cheers Julie

 
 
 

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