79 vespa won't start

so this is my first moped, i got it for free and what a supprise, it dosen't run. It sounds like it wants to but i cant get it started. I don't have an owners manual, so if anyone has one that they could paste up here that would be great. it is a 1979 vespa grande. thanks

Re: 79 vespa won't start

Leon Swarmer /

Have you checked Fred's guide under resources??

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i would bet anything that it is the carburetor. Clean the carb and replace the spark plug.

Re: 79 vespa won't start

Could be a taillight bulb? Some of those taillight fixtures are wired thru the ignition circuit. If the bulb blows, the ignition fails. don-ohio

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Charlie Bond /

yea thats what happened to mine recently. but i have the same story i got mine for free and it wasnt working. all i did was clean the carb and it fired

Re: 79 vespa won't start

Which model of vespa? Caio, bravo, grande?

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Charlie Bond /

me? grande

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ooops. actually I was referring to the first post of this string but now that i read it again I noticed that it does say grande.

Don't know where my brain was then.

Matt - since this is your first moped do you know about the decrompression valve that you have to use while trying to start it up?

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