Better gear connection with a short 4th gear
Why install a short 4th gear in the Vespa?
The short fourth gear is installed to improve the gear connection to fourth gear and that works very well with the short 4th gear with 36 teeth!
The short 4th gear for Vespa PX engines makes sense for every requirement, whether for everyday drivers, tourers or racers.
With 36 teeth this is a gear one tooth shorter than the original fourth gear wheel of a Vespa PX200.
bgm PRO - Premium tuning parts
The bgm Pro gear parts are made of ultra-solid material. The gear wheels are made for the highest demands high-alloy NiCrMo case-hardened steel (20NiCrMo2-2 / AISI8620).
The very good base material withstands even the highest engine performance. The precisely defined surface hardening to 58-60HRC makes the pinions extremely resistant to wear. Always consistently high quality. No compromise.
4th gear -BGM PRO- Vespa PX Lusso T5 125cc, PX200 Lusso (short) - 36 teeth
4th gear -BGM PRO- Vespa PX old, PX200 (short) - 36 teeth
Short 4th gear Vespa PX old. Suitable for all transmissions that have a cranked gearshift cross. These gears can be recognized on the main shaft, which have a circlip in front of and behind the gear wheels.
The middle segment on which the switch cross rests is at
- PX old (until 1984, cranked switch cross): 5mm
- Lusso (from 1984, flat switch cross): 6,5mm
The middle segments of the BGM gear wheels are larger (approx. 1/10 mm) and thus offer even more contact surface for the gearshift cross.
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The short fourth gear can be ideally combined with the stocky longer 64 teeth BGM Pro primary gear. The overall ratio is in connection with a 24T clutch pinion significantly longer the Gear jump three to four but shorter. This means that the full engine power can also be used in Top speed be implemented.
When working on the gearbox, do not forget:
- Vespa gearshift cross
- Vespa gear oil
- Seal Vespa
- Distance the gearbox
- Gear shoulder rings Vespa
By the short fourth gear, will the Gear jump from gear 3 to gear 4 reduced by a healthy amount, so that always with sufficient torque good aisle connection guaranteed and your scooter can pull through cleanly when shifting into fourth gear.
In the table below and the graph ** you can see how the difference works. With the longer reduction, you can already travel at a good speed for city or cross-country trips in the lower gears at a very low speed. In gear 4, the combination enables speedy travel at a reduced engine speed and the ability to reach a higher top speed.
** (At this point we would like to thank GSF member Motorhead for the Gear Calc!)