Vespa Cables

Vespa (Piaggio) Cables

 

FRONT BRAKE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
REAR BRAKE CABLE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
THROTTLE CABLE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
START CABLE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
1973-85
Vespa
Ciao C7E
41x49 Ø2.0 135015 N/A
Ø6 pear, no end 135014
grey Ø6 conduit 140604
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $15
replica Ø5Ø1.5grey $12
46x64 Ø2.0 103209 N/A
Ø6 pear, no end 103210
grey Ø6 conduit 140596
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $17
replica Ø5Ø1.5grey $12
42x46 Ø1.2 103220 N/A
none, 3x5 inline 103221
grey Ø6 conduit 140697
replica Ø5Ø1.2 grey $12
replica Ø5 Ø1.2 blk $10
34x36 Ø1.2 103217 $22
pear, 5x7 barrel 103218
grey Ø6 conduit 140594
replica Ø5Ø1.3grey $22
replica Ø5 Ø1.3 blk $21
1977-79
Vespa
Bravo
36x43 Ø2.0 136134 N/A
Ø6 pear, no end 136135
grey Ø6 conduit 136136
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $15
replica Ø5Ø1.5grey $12
51x66 Ø2.0 135791 N/A
Ø6 pear, no end 135792
grey Ø6 conduit 135793
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $18
replica Ø5Ø1.5grey $12
38x42 Ø1.2 135797 $15
none, 3x5 inline 135798
grey Ø6 conduit 135799
replica Ø5 Ø1.2 grey $12
replica Ø5 Ø1.2 blk $10
same as above
1978-85
Vespa
Grande
37x44 Ø2.0 53860
Ø6 pear, no end 353861
black Ø6 conduit
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $15
replica Ø5 Ø1.5 blk $10
51x66 Ø2.0 53863
Ø6 pear, no end 353864
black Ø6 conduit
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $18
replica Ø5 Ø1.5 blk $10
39x43 Ø1.2 353869
none, 3x5 inline 353871
black Ø6 conduit
replica Ø5 Ø1.2 blk $10
41.7x45 Ø1.2 212687
pear, 5x7 barrel 212688
black Ø6 conduit 185610
replica Ø5 Ø1.3 blk $24
1980-85
Vespa
Si
38x45 Ø2.0 85602
Ø6 pear, no end 118310
black Ø6conduit 185604
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $15
replica Ø5 Ø1.5 blk $10
47x68 Ø2.0 85605
Ø6 pear, no end 185606
black Ø6conduit 185607
replica Ø6 Ø2 black $18
replica Ø5 Ø1.5 blk $10
43x46 Ø1.2 185611
none, 3x5 inline 103221
black Ø6 conduit 185613
replica Ø5 Ø1.2 blk $10
34x36 Ø1.2 353866
pear, 5x7 barrel 353867
black Ø6 conduit
replica Ø5 Ø1.3 blk $22

 

Loop pinch bolts
Tomos M6, Vespa M7

Vespa Controls made by Domino, on the brake cables, have bottomless holes with M6-1.0 threads, so they require upper M6-1.0 adjusters. Most other Italian mopeds have the same controls but have slotted holes with bottoms, that do not need adjusters.

Vespa Brake Arms made by Grimeca, have large swivel type wrap-around or loop pinch bolts. So the brake arms have very large holes. Early Tomos also had loop pinch bolt assemblies, but each piece was slightly smaller than Vespa.

 

 

Vespa Cables are illustrated below for the Grande only, to save space. The other models cables are the same except for lengths and color.

Vespa Carb Elbow for the Ciao model must be “90 degree”#2a, because the center panel/floor is low.

 

 

Grande right control

Grande w/blinkers

Grande left control

Grande w/blinkers

 

 

 

 

 

VA "60s chrome" sliding-block throttle and brake control silver (no throttle spring)

Ciao w/blinkers R

Domino VB left control

Ciao w/blinkers L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bravo R control

Bravo w/blinkers

Bravo w/blinkers

Bravo w/blinkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciao, Bravo, Grande no blinkers R control

Bravo, Grande, Si
(no blinkers) R

Ciao Bravo Grande (no blinkers) L control

Bravo, Grande, Si
(no blinkers) L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts: 1970’s Italian moped brake levers and start lever use these adapter pieces to convert the pear end to a longer sideways barrel. They are more than just an adapter, because they have a slot for the inner wire to pass through, to allow installation. There are two lengths, 16mm for brake levers, and 14mm for decomp/start levers. It is important to have the cable wire centered in the lever. So there is a groove that the sheet metal lever sits in when the lever is squeezed. That groove keeps the socket bolt from sliding sideways. Without that groove, the cable still functions, but maybe not as well, or it might make a “click” sound and feel, when it does not stay centered. A longer one will substitute for a short one, with a 8mm washer under it. But the washer covers the centering groove, so it might not perform as well as an original.