First Scooter, not my first project.
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Mon May 06, 2019 3:25 pm quote
Found an interesting project, hope the price is good. $750 for a 1981 P125 Vespa with a P200 motor with some extras. Plus a new battery and new tires, plus a lot of goodies. The electrical wiring is a bit of a mess from a theft attempt, and it will need a new cowl. It doesn't run, wiring, but has good compression and sounds good on kickover. One owner too! Good deal?







My other completed motorcycle projects:
https://advrider.com/f/threads/next-up-a-96-bmw-r1100r.1333994/
https://advrider.com/f/threads/r1200clc-project-yeah-i-know-corny-name-night-dragon.1250105/
https://advrider.com/f/threads/1981-yamaha-xs400-scramblerized-eventually.1092208/

My plan is to get it running for a few months, ride it around, then tear it down and restore it over the winter.
Hooked
bare metal cafe racer
Joined: 01 Sep 2017
Posts: 296
Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Mon May 06, 2019 4:20 pm quote
I have no idea about if it's a deal... but the $750 as proportion of likely total cost of the project makes me think good deal. It's a solid starting point for something epic.

Just crying out to be a cut-down street racer...

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PX150 and 1 drowned P200,
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 3860
Location: Hustletown, TX
Mon May 06, 2019 4:35 pm quote
Decent deal for sure.


Shoot I'd almost buy it just for the engine at that price...

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Hooked
Honda elite
Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 382
Location: California
Mon May 06, 2019 4:41 pm quote
Seems like potential
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Mon May 06, 2019 4:43 pm quote
Thanks guys. My goal is to start and ride it ASAP when I get it home. Should be a fun little project bike.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1346

Mon May 06, 2019 5:45 pm quote
Hi Jim, welcome to Modern Vespa!
Your new scoot seems like a good deal to me. I spend quiet a bit of time over at advrider hanging out in the threads that involve the "orange" colored bikes. I haven't ever had an itch to do any motorcycle projects, but if it involves an old Vespa, well game on!
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Mon May 06, 2019 5:50 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
Hi Jim, welcome to Modern Vespa!
Your new scoot seems like a good deal to me. I spend quiet a bit of time over at advrider hanging out in the threads that involve the "orange" colored bikes. I haven't ever had an itch to do any motorcycle projects, but if it involves an old Vespa, well game on!
Same user name over there? I am a, um, prolific poster there, particularly in G-Spot.
Hooked
1980 P200E in progress, 2005 Stella 2T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 354
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon May 06, 2019 6:07 pm quote
Looks good. Shame the leg shield and neck are messed up. But I'm sure you'll turn it into something interesting from your other projects.

I'm watching!
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Mon May 06, 2019 6:09 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Looks good. Shame the leg shield and neck are messed up. But I'm sure you'll turn it into something interesting from your other projects.

I'm watching!
Thanks! Fortunately the horn cover will help after I stitch up the hole the thieves made in it, and the leg cover should present no real issues. I just can't decide what color to paint it. I like seafoam green and white, but not sure. Lots of time to research it.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1346

Mon May 06, 2019 8:31 pm quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
Hi Jim, welcome to Modern Vespa!
Your new scoot seems like a good deal to me. I spend quiet a bit of time over at advrider hanging out in the threads that involve the "orange" colored bikes. I haven't ever had an itch to do any motorcycle projects, but if it involves an old Vespa, well game on!
Same user name over there? I am a, um, prolific poster there, particularly in G-Spot.
Yes, same name...and an actual avatar as well! Maybe someday i'll get around to bringing my avatar over to MV, i think it would be most fitting. I was a loooong time lurker here at MV since day one that it was created, but since i didn't have a computer of my own, i never bother to join up. Over at advrider, i never knew that it existed until about 4 years ago. I was out trail riding with one of my friends, and he told me about the site. I usually hang out either in Thumpers or Orange Crush. All my bikes are orange. It makes it a little easier to swap parts around (and color coordinate my riding gear) if all my motos are the same brand.
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Fri May 17, 2019 4:57 pm quote
LONG Friday drive down to Charlottesville to pick it up. Only about 250 miles, but took all day!

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





Got it home and took some baseline photos.




























Need to figure out what goes here, other than the horn and the horn cast cover:


























Came with some extras:










What is this rack worth?


I think I have a problem:
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sat May 18, 2019 7:18 pm quote
Anyone have a photo or a diagram on how these wires fit in the junction box?

Addicted
GL, PK, PE200
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 532
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sat May 18, 2019 10:18 pm quote
Robot has a video.

https://youtu.be/0fTgQy_2wFE?t=2162
Addicted
some Vespas, some Lambrettas
Joined: 29 Jun 2008
Posts: 683
Location: Union City CA
Sun May 19, 2019 8:54 am quote
Had to do a double take and make sure which forum I was on. Use to you on ADV Rider.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4521
Location: So Cal
Sun May 19, 2019 2:21 pm quote
Shameless pic of other power toys
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:28 pm quote
rowdyc wrote:
Cool, thanks!
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:28 pm quote
airfin wrote:
Had to do a double take and make sure which forum I was on. Use to you on ADV Rider.
Yeah, pretty prolific over there.
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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:31 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Shameless pic of other power toys
Missed a couple:




I no longer have the Mercedes.
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