Ok, so a few days ago some b*****ds broke the seat lock on my bike and siphoned the fuel from my scooter via the fuel cap. As if this wasn't enough, they appear to have also severed a tube at the bottom of the scooter, which I believe is the line between the fuel tank and the engine. I can only assume that this is so that they could get to the fuel that was in the carburetor and the line. To get to the point, the tube is a hatched rubber design and I need to know wether this sort of problem is resolvable with replacement parts or if I need to take it in to be serviced. Aside from this issue and a broken seat lock, no other damage appears to have befallen my dear moped. It is a 2009 model LX125 Vespa. Please help. Thanks.
What has happened to my Vespa LX125 Scooter and how can I fix it?
Added 3+ months ago:
Also found nearby was a small filter with a metal cap with a nib on it, I assume also that this is part of the bike.
This will be a very easy fix -
You might be able to get the replacement tubing online however you can also remove the tubing and go to B&Q or Homebase or similar store and they will be able to supply you some of the right diameter. The hose will be connected by a couple of spring clips or jubilee clips which will be very easy to remove and put back on.
Replace the tubing and simply refill with fuel and leave the fuel to settle for about 10-20 minutes before trying to start the bike which will allow any air to be bled to the top of the tank.
The seat lock can be unbolted and a replacement bought most likely from somewhere like ebay for around £20-£30
Hope this helps :-)