Tank LML with oil pump
for Vespa 150 Super/180-200 Rally/PX80-200E/125 T5
- 7.40 litres
- with oil tank, fuel tap and tank
Grade B - decent repair
New fuel tanks for the Vespa largeframe models, ideal as replacements and upgrades with added volume.
Every Vespa owner and mechanic who has ever cleaned the interior of a fuel tank with an anti-corrosive product or had to shake one filled with broken glass, should greatly appreciate the availability of these newly-produced fuel tanks! The amount of work involved in this process can no longer be really justified, considering the amazingly low price of these brand-new tanks.
- Available for all models.
- Perfect as replacements for restoration projects.
- Also available with XL capacity.
We have the OE fuel tanks from LML and PIAGGIO in stock and available. Additionally we also have our own versions hand-produced by a qualified sheet-metal craftsman in premium quality. These are constructed according to the exact dimensions of the OE fuel tanks they are meant to replace. This ensures a perfect fit, they are also all painted with a protective base coat and easily master any comparison to the quality of the original fuel tanks.
The fuel tanks for the Vespa largeframe models can be split into three main types. From the Vespa VNA, through to the Sprint models, the fuel tanks had a standard capacity of 7.7 litres. Those found on the PX models, when compared to earlier produced models, a differently designed base construction. This resulted in a slightly more voluminous eight litre fuel capacity. The Lusso models, with an automatic fuel-oil mixture mechanism, lost a half litre capacity and can only store 7.5 L of petrol due to the oil tank supply tube running through its centre.
The fuel tanks from the Vespa GS160, SS180 and Rally models represent the most unusual design found in the types available for the largeframes. These are vertically extended, providing an extra half litre volume, resulting in an original 8.2L capacity! Regrettably these items are not compatible with most Vespa largeframe seat frames, as the raised section of the fuel tank collides with the lower half of the seat before it can be closed. These tanks can only be fitted in combination with the original style of seat that was fitted to either the Vespa GS160, SS180 or Sprint models.
If you are a rally-going, hardcore tourer then you will appreciate our SIP XL fuel tanks for vintage largeframe Vespa models. The lower half of these custom items is taken from the series 1 PX design fuel tank, the upper is from the legendary Vespa Rally model. This results in a total capacity of around 8.5L!
Caution is advised when ordering some of the fuel tanks produced in India. A number of these temptingly low-priced items originate from the BAJAJ scooters and are only provided with a miniscule 6.7L fuel capacity!
Starting from the Vespa PX range, all largeframe fuel tanks were fixed to the chassis using four bolts. Largeframe models produced before the PX range use only two bolts at their rear for attachment. Their front end is held in place by being placed between the chassis and the seat hinge mounting bracket. These styles of tank are interchangeable. Their most obvious difference is that the PX types have a slightly wider edge and according to the seat type, this is sometimes visible between the seat and the chassis when mounted to early models.
All Vespa largeframe model fuel tanks, right up to the series 1 PX, were equipped with a folding filler cap mechanism fixed with a knurled nut. This is straightforward and reliable in use, but a little fiddly while refuelling due to the knurled nut fixing. The PX Lusso models saw the introduction of a fuel filler cap equipped with a bayonet type fixing, one half turn and they are securely opened or closed! This later system is by far the most quickest and easiest in operation.
Attention: please pay attention to the scope of delivery of the tank. Unless otherwise noted, small parts such as knurled nut or seal are missing. These can be used from the old tank or, even better, ordered at the same time.
Essential additions - our SIP-TIP:
- Make sure you order the correct fuel tap for your fuel tank/chassis combination.
- The fuel tap operating lever should also be compatible with your model of Vespa and new set up.
- Do not forget a new set of gaskets for both the fuel tank and filler cap!
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- SIP Community user 'klose'
Starting with the production of the Vespa 150 Super (VBC1T) occasional models manufactured during the final production run were provided with a two-stroke oil auto-lube system but no fuel gauge mechanism.
Confusingly, PIAGGIO did not record this quirky anomaly with a separate article number, but only stated whether they were fitted with an auto-lube system or not. When it comes to the Vespa PX 80-200 Lusso range of scooters it was always contradictorily the first models from the production run that were equipped with an auto-lube mechanism but no fuel gauge. So try not to be confused when your Vespa has an auto-lube but no fuel gauge can be found!