Getting an old Vespa (P200) back on the road
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Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am quote
Jack221 wrote:
I think one day you will do a full O tune. Double stock power and using only modified original parts. Amazing.
I'm going to start researching it! The first time I need to crack open the cases on Ruby......
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1314
Location: Florence, OR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:05 pm quote
SOLD
The White P200 has been sold.

A cool dude named Chris from Springfield came over to the coast today and left with the P in his truck. Luckybear just happened to be here tightening shift cables on Flo and went for a ride through the neighborhood with him.

He comes from a sportbike background, but wants something cool to ride around the Eugene area. He was stoked because he read this thread and knew what he was getting...

The engine is sweet. I'm still amazed with the slight porting how it woke this engine up.

Thank you all for all the input and advice. It is very much appreciated! It's been a super fun project. Turning out the lights....

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A final parting picture

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The new owner!

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There she goes....

Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 am quote
A couple more action shots of it getting loaded up. Thanks Luckybear!

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:14 am quote
Great! He getting a very good bike knowing it was brought back properly.
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:46 am quote
Congrats quascooter, next
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:29 pm quote
I'm thinking smallframe & am keeping an eye peeled

Strong fast P200
Sexy old AllState
Nimble quick smallie

Like hitting the Vespa trifecta or scoring a Vespa hat trick!
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Location: Staten Island, NY
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:34 pm quote
congrats! Feels good to get a project sold and make more space in the garage!
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1314
Location: Florence, OR
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:01 pm quote
Thanks guys! It does feel good to know it was a solid build, and to get some space in the garage. I rode the GTS-250 today into town. Needless to say Ruby, the P200 that has been tucked away in the back of the garage is moved to pole position for the next run into town. And the GTS is for sale....

And Voodoo! I'm going to end up with a smallie one of these days, just because of you! Ha!
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1314
Location: Florence, OR
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:22 pm quote
Rollin
A little update. The new owner of the White P200 is Chris, or ScooterNewB. He's put over 700 miles on Feebs (the white P's name) and ridden it almost every day since he's got it!

He bought a 24/24 carb and pipe from ScooterMercato and came over last friday for a "lets install some stuff" day on the scooters.

Something also that was really cool is he picked up a box of parts for me from WhoDatChrome in Portland, who picked up from Voodoo in Seattle. Very cool! Voodoo flipped me that 20/20 carb for B-62, a seat frame, and a couple 2-port 150cc cylinders and pistons. It was really cool of Chris to do this for me!

So here is where the story gets good. Friday was my birthday, which Chris didn't know, which was perfect. But what I didn't know was my wife had planned a surprise birthday party for me at noon. Just a bunch of friends over for cake and ice cream.

Chris and I were just getting ready to take off and check the jetting on his new carb and the first car pulled up, with a cake and ice cream. I just though a few friends were stopping by to wish me a happy birthday and brought a cake. Then the next car pulled up. My buddy Cliff. My brain said: "What's he doing here? He's working!" Then it dawned on me. I'm definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed!

After a couple of hours of visiting and eating cake and ice cream, Chris and I finally got to go for a few rides. We got to ride all three bikes around town and dialed in his new carb and pipe.

It was an awesome day indeed, and a perfect sunny day way to celebrate a birthday!

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Red, White, and Blue!

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Let's ride - which one you want to ride first?!?

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Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:29 pm quote
Happy Belated Birthday, qa!!!

Sounds like an all-around great day! Cake, ice cream, riding around town with a new buddy. Doesnít get much better, now, does it?

Glad you had fun! Great smiley scoot pics
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Location: Florence, OR
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:54 pm quote
Kimono32 wrote:
Happy Belated Birthday, qa!!!
Thanks Kimono! It was a pretty awesome day. I finally finished off the last of the German Chocolate Cake yesterday!

But now the weather turned here, raining pretty heavily. I was going to take Ruby on an errand but wimped out...
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:24 pm quote
Sounds like a great day!

Happy b day!
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:29 pm quote
Thatís awesome qascooter happy birthday and Swiss1939 where have you been need some learning through you.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:03 pm quote
hibbert wrote:
Thatís awesome qascooter happy birthday and Swiss1939 where have you been need some learning through you.
Life has gotten busy the past few months. Moved and dealing with that on top of busy work schedule. Broke for the past month with moving and all bills backed up from slow summer work schedule. Couldn't afford all the parts for my engine rebuild. Finally gonna put my big order in this week and get back to rebuilding engine in the next month. I figured I'd wait till it's running again to do one big update on everything up to that point.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:30 pm quote

Terrific Trio! Good times w/ dues paid in full.

Birffy Hapday, Scott!
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:57 pm quote
Thanks guys! I appreciate it!
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:23 am quote
V oodoo wrote:

Terrific Trio! Good times w/ dues paid in full.

Birffy Hapday, Scott!
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