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Apr 13

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obutler1 says:

Piaggio Typhoon 125 starting issues

I was wondering if anyone could help.

I have a piaggio typhoon 125 2 stoke that has sat for a year.

I have put on a fully charged brand new battery which powers all the lights fine, but the battery light still comes on when I turn on the ignition.

when I kick the engine over there is no spark on the spark plug which is in good condition. also when I press the electric start button nothing happens.

any body have any ideas as to what could be causing this?

i've checked all connections and everything seems fine.


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Mar 09

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jaffa90 says:

no start

Welcome obutler1,not familiar with your Piaggio but have you checked the kill switch or other safety switches which should be on/off as in neutral light?????????.It does sound like a safety device/alarm immobilizer???????.

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Jan 08

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kcmc says:

Piaggio Typhoon 125 year?

Hi Obutler1 and welcome to the site:smile

As Jaffa90 says check the engine kill switch is in the run position as this cuts the spark from the coil,also make sure you pull on both of the brakes,as again it will not turn over without the brake lever,levers pulled.Easy way to check,if you get a brake light on the switch is working,if your not getting a brake light there could be a problem with the brake light switches(or the bulb has blown)if the bulb is good the switchers are faulty(this is very commen on these bikes).If they are malfunctioning,you can pull the female spade ends off and join the wires together to start the bike until you can replace the stop light switches.Good Luck


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