Ask a question

Please use the comment box below to either ask a question or tell us about something you would like to see included on the FAQs.  We don't even mind if you disagree with something you have found here already that you think is is wrong.

Leave your your comments below - and if possible include a way of contacting in case we need to ask something.

If you would prefer to do it by email ... please email: grog.johnson@gmail.com

Thank you!

47 comments:

  1. Hi
    just been reading trogh the site and finding out a few things about the nippi's. what about insurance who would be the best to go to, and what sot of prices could i expect.
    cheers Dave.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi I'm new to this. Do you have any preferred insurers for a nippi. I understand most insurance companies have not heard of a nippi so can be difficult getting a reasonable quote.
    Any advice appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Simon

      Generally there are three companies that will insure a Nippi ... Bikesure, MCN and Aviva. all three can be found through their websites, just Google. However don't bother with their online forms as "Nippi" won't appear on the drop-down menus so you need to ring then and speak to a human advisor.

      Like all scooters, it will help if chain and garage your Nippi etc. and some of our members have found that a mileage limit on the policy will help keep the cost down too.

      If you would like a more detailed (or specific) answer, please email me, george@nippi-owners.co.uk

      Thanks
      George
      Founder

      Delete
    2. Hi thanks for your reply.. I forgot to blog that I had got insurance through a company called MCE, very reasonable.

      Delete
  3. Anonymous13 June, 2013

    Hello,i am from Germany and i need spares for Nippy 80ccm! Wehre i became it,please!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hallo an Anonymous aus Deutschland!

      Je nach Baujahr, wenn Ihr Nippi eine gekrümmte Körper, seine Basis entweder auf einem Piaggio Typhoon oder Piaggio Fly. fast alle Teile, aus denen ein Nippi (mit Ausnahme des Körpers) sind Standard Piaggio Teile und sind von den meisten Händlern und im Internet verfügbar.

      Wenn Ihr Nippi ist die ältere Version als geradlinig sein vermutlich auf Honda Melody basiert. Honda Melody Teile sind schwerer zu finden, sind aber immer noch verfügbar

      Ich würde weitere Informationen benötigen, um mehr zu helfen. Bitte E-Mail: george@nippi-owners.co.uk

      Ich hoffe, das hilft?

      Dank
      George

      Delete
  4. Hello to Anonymous from Germany!

    Depending on the year of manufacture if your Nippi has a curved body, its either base on a Piaggio Typhoon or Piaggio Fly. almost all the parts that make up a Nippi (with the exception of the body) are standard Piaggio parts and are available from most dealerships and online.

    If your Nippi is the older straight lined version than its probably based on Honda Melody. Honda Melody parts are harder to find, but are still available

    I would need more information to help more. Please email: george@nippi-owners.co.uk

    I hope this helps?

    Thanks
    George

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous16 July, 2013

    Hi, could you please advise on whether I need an MOT on a 2007 Trippi, been sorn & in garage for last 3 years ( since I purchased it.)
    Having a full service done but need info on MOT if poss.
    Many thanks & my best regards, Jim.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jim,

      Yes is the short answer. The longer answer is that in some cases it is possible to get an exemption using a V112, and claiming the Trippi as an invalid carriage, however both the DVLA and VOSA have differing opinions, So if you can Just get it MOT'd.Trust me its easier.

      George, Founder

      Delete
    2. Hello, I am getting ready to ride my Trippi again after a car accident left me too scared to ride over twelve months ago. I had difficulty getting insured for the third year and only Swinton seem able to cover me, A list of insurance companies who actually recognise this trike would be fab and get some competition going to reduce premiums..Melanie

      Delete
    3. Hello Melanie,

      Insurance wise for Trippis? Bikesure or MCN have been found to be okay (but you might still have to explain things on the phone)

      I recently found and got a quote for car insurance from Fish insurance, www.fishinsurance.co.uk, who are a specialist disabled insurer - though I haven't tried them for a Trippi or Nippi they might be worth a shot.

      If you want more specific help please email me, george@nippi-owners.co.uk

      I wish you well with getting back on the road (be brave its worth it) :-)

      George

      Delete
  6. Hi All, I have a Nippi 125 sport on a 51 plate, does anybody know the correct starter motor for this model please? Any help would be greatly appreciatd, thanks
    Pete
    Anybody who can help please contact me on beast7master@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Pete,

      I suspect (99% certain) that you Nippi is based on a Piaggio Fly. Any Scotter main dealer / servicer should be able to get the right parts just tell them its for a Fly on a 51 plate.

      Thanks
      George

      Delete
  7. can anyone help me to tell me was wrong with my nippi fly, it starts just fine but wont move when I open the throttle,it ticks over nicely but wont move ,has anyone got any idea whats wrong,valerie.welham@tiscali.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  8. I will email you about this,

    George
    Founder

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi, I am looking for a company to get extended warranty on my trippi 50, it is coming up to a year old soon, can anyone advise please.

    Gordon

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi
      An extended warranty is not available, sorry

      Delete
  10. hi Guys, i'm thinking of getting a Nippi.can someone advise me on wether i can carry passangers as it would be for me and my wife.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, was wondering ing if anyone know what Model engine is in the 50cc trippi.
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A Trippi is actually a rebadged PGO T-rex Trike. the 50cc is from the T-rex scooter. Obviously the transmission and extra wheel are a bit different ... See this post for more:

      http://nippi-faqs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/trippi-owners-manual.html

      Delete
  12. Hi,

    Does anyone know where I'd be able to buy a chain for the reverse gear, everywhere I've been have never seen one so thin and im really struggling to find.

    Thanks
    John

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi John,

      Most reverse systems that we know about on Nippis work by using a wheel against the rear wheel, not chain driven. If you can provide more details we'll try and help, but it may be that you have a one off system as we do know that Nippi Vehicles have used a couple of different reversing systems over the years. Please email me: george@nippi-owners.co.uk if you can.

      Thanks
      George

      Delete
  13. Anonymous23 July, 2015

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIND SOMEWHERE TO TAKE MY CBT ON THE TRIPPI 125 TRIKE ( NEAR ROTHERHAM )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you tried these people? http://www.symtc.co.uk/
      Though I have not dealt with them myself, they may be able to help or at least point you to someone who might.

      Thanks
      George

      Delete
  14. hi could somebody help .... ? ive been looking for a Protective Canopy for the nippi 125 on the internet and cannot find anywere that sell them if they do at all ... any help would be appreciate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi not certain if you mean a protective canopy as in a roof for the rider or some kind of all weather storage ... Assuming you mean a roof - Yes they are available but only direct from the manufacturer. They are not cheap but I recommend you contact the makers www.nippi.co.uk - to answer another question that you may ask. "no the appear very rarely on the 2nd hand market. I have only seen 3 for sale in the last 10 years. Sorry.

      George
      Admin

      Delete
    2. Hi There. I have just taken my roof, and the 2 sides off my NIPPI 125. If you are still looking, please contact me here giving an email address, and I will let you know what is involved. Regards from Jacko.

      Delete
  15. Anonymous02 June, 2016

    Does a trippi need an mot if I am not disabled.? Plse.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A TRIPPI is not MOT exempt whoever rides it. However a NIPPI is if ridden exclusively by a person with a recognised disability, using a V112 exemption form and declaring the trike as an "invalid carriage weight less than 305kg" (or something like that)

      But that only applies to the Nippi as its primary design is for people with a disability.

      Delete
  16. Hi, does anyone know how much road tax is for a nippi trippi please

    ReplyDelete
  17. Bothe the Nippi and the Tripp, 50cc, 80cc and 125 are considered as scooters (eg Moped type not mobility) and so its £17 per year. Also see the question above for a related issue regarding MOT's.

    Thanks
    George
    Admin

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi,
    I am considering buying a Nippi. I have a few questions: –
    what is the customer service of the manufacturer like?
    Why does Motability no longer support the purchase of these machines?
    Are they reliable?
    How are they on hills?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wont lie - The Nippi manufacturers aftersales is non-existant. Generally I do not not recommend buying new as their prices are very high, for what it is - it is just a scooter after all. Better to look at the 2nd hand market first. Motability stopped offering Nippis because of the lack of aftersales and so many buyers cancelling their HP agreements.

      Nippis are reliable if looked after. However you should be aware that not all scooter garages will work on them as they are not standard (though the original donor scooter and parts are) and it very unlikely that the manufacturers will assist with regular maintenance.

      They are okay on hills, like all scooters much of what they can cope with is determined by weight versus engine size, so if you intended to use a powerchair in a Nippi get a 125!

      Hope this helps.

      Delete
  19. Does any one know or used car tyres on the rear of there nippi or trippi. I have a trippi 125 and think that145/70/12 car tyres would go on ok. Whats your thought

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I think it has been tried fairly successfully on a Nippi. As both the Nippi and Trippi are trikes I see no advantage in having rounded edge tyres as the don't lean to steer - and if anything it reduces the amount of tyre in contact with the road. Bigger trikes based on motorbikes use non rounded tyres on the back.

      However I would not necessarily consider changing the front as that would put more lateral force through the front forks and struts then they were designed for ...

      Thanks

      Delete
    2. thanks bud for reply do you know what size the new trippi rear tyres are as they now use a flat type tyre, they claim makes them more stable,i guess less twitchy, the ones i have found onling the cloest to bike size is 135/80/12 or 145/70/12 both have a rolling circumfrance of 61 inch compared to 60 for the bike tyre

      Delete
    3. I assume you are Karl you just joined our facebook group? Unfortunately my personal experience is limited to the Nippi, but I'm sure someone in the group will help.

      Delete
    4. They use 4.8x12 according to the new trippi brochure. Trailer wheel tyres basically

      Delete
  20. Hello, I'm new to this as this is about my brothers nippi 125. Can anyone shed a light on what has happened to my bros bike, he was driving it fine, got to a set of lights went to pull off and no drive. This scooter has a lever that changes it from drive to reverse, any ideas appreciated, many thanks mark

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mark,

      If it is a Nippi (And not A Trippi, they are different bikes) I cannot imagine how the reverse should affect driving as it is only an electric motor pressed up against the rear wheel when you pull the lever - having turned the electric motor on. Without knowing more, I can only suggest that the engine's drive belt has let go.
      George

      Delete
  21. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  22. George, sorry it is a trippi, I have had clutch ect apart today and cleaned up, the gear change handle i.e drive or reverse is connected to the gear box via 2 separate cables, no electric motor for reverse. They go in to a moving pinion which turns about 45 degrees each way and selects forward or reverse, the issue is it won't select the gears unless you do it manually with a screw driver on the pinion then as soon as you try to pull off it jumps out of drive. If it is sitting idling and you put it in to reverse the bike stalls
    Mark

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will get a Trippi owner to get in touch. George

      Delete
  23. Hi,

    I have had a suggestion from one of our owners "Cable adjustment first thing to look at."

    But I suggest you get onto our group on Facebook then you can talk to the guy yourself. https://www.facebook.com/groups/nippiownersclub

    George

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ok, thanks for your reply but I have found the problem today, a bolt that holds the frame that holds the gear box has sheared off which has been causing the rear of the bike to move around and it has stripped the teeth on the output shaft, new shaft needed, just got to try and find somewhere that sells them now, thanks again mark

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Okay. When looking for bits please its a PGO TR3 or 25 (I think). I will ask the guys about parts. in the meantime see this: https://nippi-faqs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/trippi-owners-manual.html

      Delete
  25. Call BeMoto Bike Insurance on 01733 907000 - they have no problems insuring Nippi Trippi's. Most companies don't know what to do with them.

    ReplyDelete