First post. Super noob. Read the sticky on tips for buying a Vespa.
A little about me: Industrial designer, has replaced automotive headgaskets/done other horrible jobs. Not my first motorcycle.
So, I found a good looking PX200 for sale. 11k miles. Everything looks clean. Inside the carb, inside the tank, etc. No rust anywhere I can see. Minimal scratches on body.
The guy said he had it running last summer, but it doesnít start now.
Not knowing much Vespa, I quickly replaced the plug and battery with new ones Iíd brought. Added new gas. Kicked it over for probably 15 minutes. Wouldnít fire.
He wants $1,000.
Are there big trouble areas I should be looking for before I buy a non-running PX?
Any hypotheses on whatís wrong? CDI?
Is $1,000 too much? The cheapest runner Iíve found locally is $2,500
Thanks in advance!