The guy I bought it from restored the scooter himself. He said there was absolutely no bondo used and to highlight it, he had it completely copper plated. I love the look but the patina has darkened over time. I'm playing with the idea of using some salt and lemon juice to bring back the shiny copper and letting it re-patina. I'll try to post a picture of when it was first copper plated so you can see the difference.
I have a few small things I'm planning on doing, like replacing the rubber mat, kick stand boots and cowl rubber. I'm not sure if I should change the tail light or not. Because the bike is already modded, I'm not sure going to a stock original style tail light is needed. What about stripes? Would you guys go with white or silver? Or just leave it as is with none? The speedo works - kind of....it basically shows 20kph when stopped and quickly pegs past 120 and off scale when in 3rd gear just cruising.
I'm planning on storing it for the next 3 or 4 months as the temps are in the 110 plus and just too warm for riding. After a lot of searching I can't seem to find if the carb has a drain for the bowl. On my dirtbike, I drain the carb bowl and then with the fuel off, run the bike until it dies. I'm planning on adding stabil to the tank, topping it off and then will run it to circulate. I'll pull the plug, drop a small amount of oil in and kick it over a few times. No battery to worry about so no tender required. Is there anything else I need to do to store? It will be stored inside a garage. One more question - what oil are you guys running?
Thanks for any help. I'll try to post a few pictures. Last one shows the original patina that I prefer before it darkened.