Got my Vespa Cosa 200........ what's next
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Vespa Cosa 200 and Gilera Runner 50
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:51 am quote
Hi all,

as you can see in my post here http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic149048 I finally managed to get nice Vespa Cosa 200.

Now trying to get to know it slowly, thinking what Kokkina Fegaria may have on board with him to be able to dismantle complete scooter on the road () and so on.

Biggest issue currently I have is how to find which model I have to be able to order proper spare and tuning (or cosmetic parts). Year is 1991, but VIN starts with VSR1T and that's how both Cosa 1 and Cosa 2 starts on SIP Scootershop for example. There was trouble with that already during preparation of scooter for me as you can see some mentioned in my link so eg. there is an exhaust from SIP, but it is welded now as it was no fit, ignition key box was sent wrong and so on.

I can provide more details if needed including pictures slowly
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74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:52 pm quote
If you have a cast iron cylinder with a 'normal' clamp on muffler and you have TWO flexible cables going to your shift box, then you have a Cosa I . If you have an aluminum cylinder with a 2 bolt flange on the muffler and you have a single rigid wire shifter cable, that would be a Cosa II. I think the II also has a low 2T oil level indicator on the instrument cluster. Let's see the pics .
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:00 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
. Let's see the pics .
From his other post.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:21 pm quote
I did see that, nice bike. And I bet a dollar it's a Cosa II.
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Vespa Cosa 200 and Gilera Runner 50
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:28 pm quote
Some more pics
From other side

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Vespa Cosa 200 and Gilera Runner 50
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:29 pm quote
another pic
from back

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Vespa Cosa 200 and Gilera Runner 50
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:30 pm quote
last one from front
qute

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Vespa Cosa 200 and Gilera Runner 50
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:34 pm quote
Cables on shifter I will need to check. But regarding oil there is no light on instrument panel. There is just "eye" control next to the tank showing green when it is full or nearly full and red when empty. Control light is only for fuel reserve and I did take over 7 liters of petrol, but seems about right

However now I am looking for right lever for front brake. There was not original and cable is not keeping properly inside and it just went off and it is no point to put it back again with some silicon as service did. So best tip where to find quickly brake lever?

And exhaust......it's from SIP, they welded it in place, but couple of milimeters off so right part of center stand where rubber "brake" is is blocked by it and can't go fully up without making scratches on exhaust. So probably easiest will be to take about 2mm out of that part on center stand. In any case thinking about side stand too.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:20 pm quote
Seat is series 1; rear light panel is series 2, which is why you have that strange step between the 2. Since the oil level sight glass under the seat is a series 1 component, as are the floormats and handlebar grips, I'd guess the scooter is in fact a series 1.
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