P200e - this time for real!
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Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:12 am quote
Thanks Super - I've got some work to do, but in the end it'll be worth it - hell, who am I kidding - it's worth it now!!!
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Posts: 1328
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:10 pm quote
OK, I don't have a huge block of time to do stuff, so I did something easy to see how it's going to clean up. What do y'all think?

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Before

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And After...

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I hit the speedo lense with plastic polish also!

Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Posts: 1328
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:45 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
So, did it fire right up?
It took 10 to 15 kicks, but I wasn't giving it any gas cause I've been spoiled with the EFI of the GTS250. Once it was started, first kick to start it again...
Hooked
1967 VBC 150 (Sold) 2013 SYM Wolf Classic (Write-off) 2005 PX150 2016 Primavera 150
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Location: Toronto
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:21 pm quote
Do that to the whole scoot and itll be shining in no time! Use a clay bar and those hard deposits will come right off if it's been sitting, finish it off with some carnauba wax it will look like glass
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
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Posts: 2480
Location: Lock Haven, PA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 pm quote
Just do us all a favor... please please don't take it apart to make it perfect. It's a very clean scooter as it sits, will polish up nice (as you've seen already). And a little patina... we're all showing our age, aren't we?
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:56 pm quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Just do us all a favor... please please don't take it apart to make it perfect. It's a very clean scooter as it sits, will polish up nice (as you've seen already). And a little patina... we're all showing our age, aren't we?
Listen to Larry, what you have done already makes it pop in its natural color. Enjoy!
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:43 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
Larrytsg wrote:
I've written it two times already this week, but that's a rider, not a trailer queen. After almost 40 years, you expect a few scuffs and whatnot.
Thanks Larry. I've been looking for a rider, not a display piece. I ride year round here on the Oregon Coast, so I'll be waxing her up and riding.
Hey Larry, I plan on riding it and not making it perfect. I answered your first post about this. See above. I think there is a misunderstanding here. I'm sorry if I gave you any idea that I'd want it perfect. Hell, I wanted original paint so it WOULD have a story of a 39 year old machine when I'm cruising around town. That doesn't mean a bit of polish is a bad thing though - I'm not going to let it rot - wax is your friend. And mechanically sound is paramount, so I'll be checking out this beauty in detail, ensuring it's functioning properly. Not taking apart every nut and bolt for the fun of it mind you, just inspection, like the brakes, etc. It's gotta be solid mechanically per my home situation.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:51 pm quote
Brake light
So the brake light needs to work before I can ride into town so I took a look. The bulb was fine, so that means the switch. I pulled out the brake mechanism, dielectric greased the connections, cleaned out the switch greased pivot points of the brake, put it back together, and voila, a working brake!

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Brake Mechanism

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All Fixed!

Ossessionato
1979 P200e
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Location: Lock Haven, PA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 pm quote
My reply was more a note to everyone reading, not really directed to you. Sorry if I miscommunicated that.

From what you've written (and your immediate desire to polish and fix broken stuff), you're gonna ride it as a nice original scoot.

Just wanted to note to others who get into the vintage Vespa scene and want to immediately strip a perfectly good scooter to make it better than new. Too many of these guys lose their enthusiasm and end up with a frame and a few boxes of parts that used to be a very nice rideable scooter.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1328
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 pm quote
Larrytsg wrote:
My reply was more a note to everyone reading, not really directed to you. Sorry if I miscommunicated that.
Ah, gotcha, my bad. I have a hard time sorting out verbiage and getting the intent and meaning behind the words - my wife has pointed this out to me a few times.
Larrytsg wrote:
Just wanted to note to others who get into the vintage Vespa scene and want to immediately strip a perfectly good scooter to make it better than new. Too many of these guys lose their enthusiasm and end up with a frame and a few boxes of parts that used to be a very nice rideable scooter.
It's so sad, isn't it! I've seen a few frames and boxes, and it's just a crying shame! In fact the person I bought this scooter from told me that the scooter needed a paint job! I just said "Oh, OK". The existing paint is going to look fantastic, but nowhere near perfect, which is perfect in my eyes.

I had a PX150 in great shape, but instead of hyping it out to go faster I sold it. I didn't have the heart to jack with the beautiful machine. But I do need to go faster than 50!

Reminds me of the movie of the Last Samurai. The guy his whole life was in search of the perfect cherry blossom (spoiler alert). On his death bed, he says "I found it - they're all perfect!". I love that line...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:59 pm quote
right scoot + right guy
It's already looking so good, almost exceeding my expectations. Subscribed for more. Looks like you found the right scooter, Scott, and looks like the scooter found the right new owner!
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
Joined: 18 Mar 2013
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Location: Lock Haven, PA
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:02 am quote
I think a few very minor changes to the P200 will make it a good top speed machine... but probably still not a freeway rider. I thought PX150s could do 55 easily?

I'm not messing with my engine till I rebuild it, and even then I may not do anything more than rejet and put on a new exhaust.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:06 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
I thought PX150s could do 55 easily?
Only if I was laying on the seat and WOT for a while...
Hooked
1967 VBC 150 (Sold) 2013 SYM Wolf Classic (Write-off) 2005 PX150 2016 Primavera 150
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:25 am quote
Larry - my PX150 has a Sito+ only mod on it and I can do 55 mph (going by what the speedo says) but I wouldn't do that for long periods unless I want to risk a soft seize. Also weight plays a big factor too! It seems to be happy cruising at 50 mph
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:08 am quote
Wow! Just, Wow! The shine on that paint/chrome is gorgeous! What a difference you have made in such a short time. Do you have any favorite products or techniques? I was thinking of trying to beautify my scoot in a similar way this summer.

Love the smile on your face in what Iím assuming was your first ride pic. And I totally identify with it. There is a childlike glee to riding that is good for the soul. Congratulations on your awesome vintage scoot!
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Posts: 2480
Location: Lock Haven, PA
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:10 pm quote
Super15066 wrote:
Larry - my PX150 has a Sito+ only mod on it and I can do 55 mph (going by what the speedo says) but I wouldn't do that for long periods unless I want to risk a soft seize. Also weight plays a big factor too! It seems to be happy cruising at 50 mph
That's ok, I think I have the world's slowest P200. Somewhere long long ago someone (possibly the dealer) rejetted my scoot for purely gas mileage, at the expense of top end power.... I believe my speedo is reasonably accurate (according to roadside radar that i checked with my car), and I have trouble getting to and maintaining 55 mph. Personally I'm more than comfortable at 45-50 myself.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:14 pm quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Super15066 wrote:
Larry - my PX150 has a Sito+ only mod on it and I can do 55 mph (going by what the speedo says) but I wouldn't do that for long periods unless I want to risk a soft seize. Also weight plays a big factor too! It seems to be happy cruising at 50 mph
That's ok, I think I have the world's slowest P200. Somewhere long long ago someone (possibly the dealer) rejetted my scoot for purely gas mileage, at the expense of top end power.... I believe my speedo is reasonably accurate (according to roadside radar that i checked with my car), and I have trouble getting to and maintaining 55 mph. Personally I'm more than comfortable at 45-50 myself.
Check your carb jet size. It prob has a 109 main, BE4 mixer, and 120 air. The idle jet may also be smaller...Less then the normal 55 idle and more like 20. Some P200's had to meet some type of regulations and are leaned out. I think some passage ways in the carb were smaller, too. I had a carb like that.

See what type of jets you have and you'll have an idea of top speed expectations.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:31 pm quote
"world's slowest P200" ? Didn't a few P200's come w/ 20/20 carbs? Check that & swap for a 24/24 if you are curious to feel the power that they were designed for and the rest of the world enjoys. Easy $100 upgrade. They tied one hand behind its back when they stuck a 20/20 on there for economy & emissions.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Posts: 1328
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:28 pm quote
Kimono32 wrote:
Wow! Just, Wow! The shine on that paint/chrome is gorgeous! What a difference you have made in such a short time. Do you have any favorite products or techniques? Congratulations on your awesome vintage scoot!
Thanks Kimono! Super easy really, just:
- Rubbed on some Compound with a microfiber rag,
- Clean any residue with a different microfiber rag,
- Rub on some polish with, well, you know,
- Clean
- Rub on some Wax
- Rub, rub, rub

That took me 15 minutes tops, by hand. Here is what I used.

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Hooked
1978 P150X; 1982 P200e
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:40 pm quote
Congratulations, great bike.

Way to go Voodoo for helping a fellow scooterista out!
Hooked
1967 VBC 150 (Sold) 2013 SYM Wolf Classic (Write-off) 2005 PX150 2016 Primavera 150
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Location: Toronto
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:21 pm quote
Meguiars makes amazing auto care products, them and Mothers but when it comes to polishing Megs #1 IMO.

- Larry, that's a good point btw check to see what carb you have should have stampage where the accel. Cable meets the carb. Either SI 20/20 or 24/24. My P runs abit lean too, never hampered performance however (I'll be upjetting anyways once my new SIP performance chrome pipe comes in)

Also fyi, it's always best to over jet than to under-jet. If it bogs the main is too high, move down till the bogging stops and then do plug chops to make 100% sure the jetting is spot on. If you underjet you'll seize and it could end badly...
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
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Location: Lock Haven, PA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:42 am quote
Before going hog wild on the paint with rubbing compound, read up a little. From memory (that means the following information may be worth nothing), compound is about the harshest thing this side of sandpaper. I recall people talking about clay bar as the best and most paint friendly for removing years of grime and restoring a decent finish as a first step before polishing.


As for the jetting on my scoot, I'll look at it soon, but right now it's buried behind some stuff in the garage (and I'm wicked busy with work, umpiring, and my wife's trip later this week).

Ah, heck.... I looked it up on an old thread.... I'm running 120/BE4/109 on a 24/24 carb. It gets up to 50 pretty easily, but beyond that it takes a while to get to 60 (I doni't recall ever going beyond 60). It might accelerate faster if I wind it out in 3rd gear, but usually I'm into 4th at 35mph....
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:20 am quote
+1 on Ultimate Compound. Itís low-abrasive and dissipates quickly (the more you rub the less it removes). Very consumer-friendly, almost impossible to damage paint with it. One of Meguiarís best products.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:25 pm quote
Thanks, quascooter, for the polishing tutorial and for the nice picture of your three products. Much appreciated! I'll give it a shot.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1328
Location: Florence, OR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm quote
Kimono32 wrote:
Thanks, quascooter, for the polishing tutorial and for the nice picture of your three products. Much appreciated! I'll give it a shot.
Anytime - post up a before and after picture. Everybody loves pictures!

I took the bike to the DMV yesterday and got it titled and registered, so tomorrow is going to be thorough clean day. I'm going to pull the battery and spare tire, the bumper, and maybe the rear light (I've got a euro light to install).

After the thorough wash, it's time to make that jewel shine like a, well, Ruby!
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:03 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
OK, I don't have a huge block of time to do stuff, so I did something easy to see how it's going to clean up. What do y'all think?
well done mate, the shine is back and the bike is happy i assume

its a nice p and yes Brother Terry is a saint

enjoy the bike and cheer
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:01 am quote
koenig blues wrote:
well done mate, enjoy the bike and cheer
Thanks EBeth - She's running great and in the coming weeks I'll get her cleaned up!
Molto Verboso
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:24 pm quote
Duke be Gone
So today I sold the 2002 KTM Duke 640 Supermoto. This was to finance the P200 I already bought, and keep room in the garage, which is like a 1/2 car space. And I did a quick compound and polish on Ruby - all except for the cowls. Also, my order from Scooter Mercato should be here on Friday, which will have some good stuff including adjustable shocks! OK, a couple of pics...

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Where all the magical goodness happens!

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Looking out from within - Goodbye Duke!

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Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:05 pm quote
Gads, she's really beautiful, even more than I had hoped for! You're quite talented at this polishing business. I love that she looks like she's been around a bit and not still spanking new looking like her younger garage mate, but still a total babe. A good example showing that Piaggio hit it out of the park with this color IMO, which doesn't hurt.

I guess you could say my vicarious thrill-o-meter is now fully pegged.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:51 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
Gads, she's really beautiful, even more than I had hoped for! You're quite talented at this polishing business. I love that she looks like she's been around a bit and not still spanking new looking like her younger garage mate, but still a total babe. A good example showing that Piaggio hit it out of the park with this color IMO, which doesn't hurt.

I guess you could say my vicarious thrill-o-meter is now fully pegged.
Gosh, thanks! They do look good together don't they! I didn't take any pictures as I went because I was in a hurry, so it was just a quick once over. I pulled and cleaned the battery and wiring - all looks well. I had a loose axle nut so got out the breaker bar and cranked on it while holding the brake - quite a feat by yourself - and installed a new cotter pin. That's gotta help. I'm going to change the gear oil today and polish up the cowls.

I'm a little sad, now that the Duke is gone, but I'm extremely pleased that Ruby is on the mat now! So I was telling my wife that I was going to polish that jewel of a scooter, and she says "Ruby". It fits, Ruby she is! The GTS's name is....GTS Ha!
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:31 am quote
Which shocks did you order and why did you choose them? There seems to be a lot of available shocks and the price range is from $100 to $700.

Thanks,

Eric
Molto Verboso
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:10 pm quote
Virginian wrote:
Which shocks did you order and why did you choose them? There seems to be a lot of available shocks and the price range is from $100 to $700.
Hey Eric,

I ordered these rear shocks: http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Rear-Shocks/174238IP-B
And matching front shocks: http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Front-Shocks/174446IP-B

I ordered these because they are adjustable, black, and only $5 more than the set with the red base. I only have $200 for parts (for the next month or two). I wanted black cause the red would clash with the burgundy color, or so I'm thinking. Also, I went with Scooter Mercato because I loaded everything in my cart, then loaded the exact same cart at SIP. After a 15% discount and flat rate shipping at SM, and over $31 shipping from SIP, and no discount, the SM order was $9 more. So I bought the more expensive shocks. I was going to go with the Carbone adjustables from SIP, until I did the comparison. I'm such a penny pincher sometimes. Hope this helps...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:06 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
Virginian wrote:
Which shocks did you order and why did you choose them? There seems to be a lot of available shocks and the price range is from $100 to $700.
Hey Eric,

I ordered these rear shocks: http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Rear-Shocks/174238IP-B
And matching front shocks: http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Front-Shocks/174446IP-B

I ordered these because they are adjustable, black, and only $5 more than the set with the red base. I only have $200 for parts (for the next month or two). I wanted black cause the red would clash with the burgundy color, or so I'm thinking. Also, I went with Scooter Mercato because I loaded everything in my cart, then loaded the exact same cart at SIP. After a 15% discount and flat rate shipping at SM, and over $31 shipping from SIP, and no discount, the SM order was $9 more. So I bought the more expensive shocks. I was going to go with the Carbone adjustables from SIP, until I did the comparison. I'm such a penny pincher sometimes. Hope this helps...
Scott,

Thanks for posting links.

Eric
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm quote
So I did a 15 minute Compound, Polish, and wax on one cowl, and 303 protectant on the rubber. Guess which one.

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Hooked
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
.. I'm running 120/BE4/109 on a 24/24 carb. It gets up to 50 pretty easily, but beyond that it takes a while to get to 60 (I doni't recall ever going beyond 60). It might accelerate faster if I wind it out in 3rd gear, but usually I'm into 4th at 35mph....
Sorry about the aside, but I'm confused with the 120 air screw business. Was that standard on US spec P200s, and was it an emissions thing?
All the PX200s I've had (in France) had a 160 air jet; AFAIK only the T5 has the 120. When I bought a local P2 to get around town in L.A. (late '90s), I immediately noticed a lack of power & lowish top speed, which I attributed to worn rings or a worn-out cylinder. I'm not there right now to check what's on my L.A. P2, but I'm suddenly hoping that a simple re-jetting might give me the power I'm used to!!

@qascooter: beware, with the euro spec rear light, you'll need to drill holes in the beautiful bodywork. And for having experienced both, the original (US spec) is much brighter, and I love the brake/light combo in the same bulb!!
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:49 am quote
I second this. Please please donít install a Euro tail light on your wonderfully original US spec scoot. The CEV light is part of its pedigree.
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Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:41 pm quote
RoaringTodd wrote:
Frank N. Stein wrote:
There was a beautiful picture published in Playboy (I was only reading it for the articles, honest ) in the early '80s, with a playmate straddling a burgundy P like yours. I think the plate was a California yellow on blue, but I can't be sure. I'd love to find it again, but a google image search turnout out fruitless
Pics or it didn't happen.
Am I the only one who remembers this? The picture looked like this, but with the girl facing the other way (full frontal). Maroon PX wxith the US rear light, framed by a shed or a garage door. I thought the image was a classic...

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Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:14 pm quote
^^^^Annette Funicello?


Maroon Playboy scoot w/ girl? Yep I do recall but not as clearly as you do. I think maybe that got you into Vespas?
Frank N. Stein wrote:
...

@qascooter: beware, with the euro spec rear light, you'll need to drill holes in the beautiful bodywork. And for having experienced both, the original (US spec) is much brighter, and I love the brake/light combo in the same bulb!!
OK, I do understand, many ppl passionately love their original USA tractor genuine CEV tail light. I agree that it is a distinctive feature uniquely for American models like some of the unique things about MotoVespa or ACMA or Douglas bikes. But they're not for me, I prefer the way the Euro lights were designed for the lines of the Vespa and come in many interesting varieties . They also came on USA bikes before the DOT mandated requirements which Piaggio along with Ducati , Moto Guzzi and other Italian manufacturers could easily meet by bolting on a standard off the shelf CEV tail light as well as other changes for Vespa like the pre P bolt on turn signals.

Again, I respect those that love the look of their USA bikes and don't want to change things, but even this MotoVespa has the proper look as intended for a P, IMO.


I also don't like making changes that are irreversible, so to use a Euro tail light with out drilling holes, I have used a carefully applied bead of clear Shoe Goo around the perimeter and used masking tape to hold it in position for the Shoe Goo to set up. It's tuff, like rubber glue on steroids, the light won't fall off but can be removed without a trace & no damage to the scoot.

But you need to make yourself happy, you know what you like. Keep it stock or put the tractor setup on the shelf for the next owner/sell it on EBay to somebody restoring an old Guzzi for up to $100 if it's a nice one.

I usually like to tell the tractor light lovers that when I take my GF for a ride & start up too quickly at a light, she could slip off the back! I want her to land on her feet, not on her head.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:04 pm quote
Great idea with the shoe goo Voodoo. I was looking at making a plate to attach both the license plate and the light to, and bolt it to the existing holes, but shoegoo sounds much easier!

So tomorrow my new shocks come in and various parts. I'm getting excited. I've taken the scooter around town and we're becoming familiar with each other. I polished a bit of legshield trim for about 2 minutes with Mothers - holy mother of god, it came out fantastic!

I also am tired of working on the ground and built a set of sawhorses for a 26" door I've got laying around. I've replaced 5 doorways - maybe six. Anyway, most of the doors I've brought to Habitat for Humanity. This door is nice and narrow though and is perfect for a worktable - solid core - it ended up 26" off the ground. I think I'm going to like using the table.

Besides installing the new shocks, and a bunch of little stuff, I'm going to take the wheels off and inspect / deglaze the brakes and clean/grease everything up, including inside the fenderwells. Also taking off the exhaust and doing something with that - we'll see how that comes out. Oh, and I just HAD to polish the kickstart lever because the Virginian did his, and that Mothers polish is so badass!

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No polish

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Polished

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Molto Verboso
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:24 pm quote
Parts
Got a box from Scooter Mercato today!

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