Continuing from http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic160429
Thought I'd share the backstory the seller gave me, for documentation purposes.
He got this scooter from his X-wife. She needed some cash and he wanted some collateral, so he got the VNX. It wasn't running when he got it- her boyfriend, who fancied himself a mechanic, had taken it apart. Before she had it, it apparently belonged to a professor at Northern Michigan University. There is still a parking sticker for NMU on the front fork.
So the seller had moved it into his basement back in about 2005, and there it sat.
My goal is to get the machine running (EDIT: and reliable) and make it safe to pilot. I've created a spreadsheet to help identify costs and keep me in check. So far including the cost of the scooter, we're around $500. I'm not including the gas I used to pick it up or the 7 bucks of beef jerky I ate on the way back. I'm moving fast because this is my last day off before I have to go back to the real world.
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