I am going to look at a 2005 Vespa GT200 with 5100 miles on it. I have owned an LX150 for a couple of months and like it, no real reason to upgrade except that this GT200 is really cheap. In fact suspiciously cheap, to the point I am bringing someone with me (so I won't get robbed) and plan on checking out the title and the owner's drivers license really carefully.
Background that he gave me:
He has owned the scooter for less than a year, bought it from his neighbor who owned it for less than a year. (RED flag #1)
He came down $200 in price without me asking him to while on the phone, before I have even gone to look at it. A week ago, he was asking $2100, then $1650 and now $1450 after my conversation with him. (RED flag #2)
He mentioned he took it to a local Vespa shop to have them look it over, they changed the oil and air filter and has the receipt. I am wondering if they told him, it's a 14 year old scooter, it needs new tires, a new belt, rollers, the fuel lines should be replaced, valve adjustment etc, and handed him a $1500 or more estimate which is why he is selling it. I can handle these items, and kind of expect to if I can't prove to myself they have been done.
Any advice on what I should look for, outside of those items? I am thinking steering bearings, rust issues...
Thanks for the help.