Pickup PIAGGIO for Vespa 100
/PX80-200 E Lusso/`98/`11/T5
also for PIAGGIO Ape TMP50/FL
1 screw for mounting
An electronic pick-up, as opposed to a points ignition works without contact erosion and are therefore virtually maintenance free. The pick-up is not mechanically attached, but instead, as it is in effect in combination with the permanent magnets located in the flywheel a small generator, produces a small electrical impulse, so controlling the ignition spark timing. This makes this variety of ignition not only very reliable, but also capable of sustained high revolutions of far more than 10000rpm. Most of our pick-ups are original PIAGGIO items.
Conclusion: The pick-up is the most fallible part of your stator plate assembly and therefore should not be missing as part of your backup parts for any long journey on your scoot.
SIP-TIP: Most pick-ups function at an internal resistance of 115ohm. If while checking this is not so, then it needs replacing.
Regrettably the production quality of the latest original PIAGGIO pick-up coils leaves a lot to be desired. The external finishing is unattractive and sloppily assembled. Contrary to their overall appearance, their functionality is satisfactory.
If a tidy look is important on the stator plate please consider either the #85145000 or #18137000 versions.
OEM Numbers (for the purpose of comparison)
196549 - 181370 (PIAGGIO)