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First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri May 17, 2019 9:00 pm

LONG Friday drive down to Charlottesville to pick it up. Only about 250 miles, but took all day! :P

1981 Vespa PX125/200.

The little BMW took it in stride and still got 27 MPG unloaded, and 23 MPG loaded.

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Got it home and took some baseline photos.
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Need to figure out what goes here, other than the horn and the horn cast cover:
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Came with some extras:
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What is this rack worth?
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I think I have a problem:
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby thanatos1224 » Sun May 19, 2019 12:52 pm

I know gas is getting expensive but a scooter? You are a brave man. :-)
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby Rick F. » Mon May 20, 2019 4:12 pm

Jim,

That looks like quite a project, all right. But I suspect a little JVB TLC will have it shiny and running in no time.

Is the parts supply pretty decent, or will you have to brush up on your Italian and start ordering from overseas?

I'll look forward to periodic updates!

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu May 23, 2019 9:22 pm

Rick F. wrote:Jim,

That looks like quite a project, all right. But I suspect a little JVB TLC will have it shiny and running in no time.

Is the parts supply pretty decent, or will you have to brush up on your Italian and start ordering from overseas?

I'll look forward to periodic updates!

Rick

Thanks Rick.

I hope I do not disappoint you! :-)

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby Georgeinva » Sat May 25, 2019 5:57 pm

Rocker or Mod?
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat May 25, 2019 9:10 pm

Georgeinva wrote:Rocker or Mod?

Since it is a PX125X with a PX200 motor, semi-mod I think.

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat May 25, 2019 9:11 pm

Finally sold my last project, so have room to start on this one.

Removed the leg protector trim and banged the parts back close to original. Looks a bit better. Put blade connectors on the wires, only to realize that the OEM connectors are smaller than standard, so I ordered new ones in the right size.

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Ready to make a substantial order for parts.

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby phil.ager » Sun May 26, 2019 11:37 pm

HOLY S%*T, Jim!

Hope they paid U to take it out of their sight!
That should keep U occupied for quite awhile {if just waiting for FedEx deliveries}!

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What else would you expect on Memorial Day Weekend!
More to come, particularly to\from Lebanon, TN! :lol:

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby eap » Tue May 28, 2019 6:53 pm

Jim V : you sure know how to pickup! See you at the Square Root!

Karen and Phil: see you in Lebanon!

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby Max » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:06 pm

I am sorry but that is not a scooter. That is a Vespa. Vespa is not a scooter and if you say it is while you travel though Italy, someone will kill you. Scooters have a variomat transmission and no gearbox.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:47 pm

Max wrote:I am sorry but that is not a scooter. That is a Vespa. Vespa is not a scooter and if you say it is while you travel though Italy, someone will kill you. Scooters have a variomat transmission and no gearbox.

Um, if you say so, but it is certainly considered a scooter here in the US.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby thanatos1224 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am

JimVonBaden wrote:
Max wrote:I am sorry but that is not a scooter. That is a Vespa. Vespa is not a scooter and if you say it is while you travel though Italy, someone will kill you. Scooters have a variomat transmission and no gearbox.

Um, if you say so, but it is certainly considered a scooter here in the US.


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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby Max » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:47 pm

Found a really nice one on Craig's list dc in mint condition. 800$.
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