For reasons having nothing to do with the scooter itself, I haven’t been able to begin restoring the P200 that I bought in early January Checking the Checklist .
I’ve decided that I’m going to do a basic in-the-frame engine rebuild as described by Robot on the Scooterwest video. [topic168069.] If I decide to do more, like replace the bearings, I’ll pull the engine and do the rest of the job.
While I was waiting to start work on the scooter, I did a little more search into the paperwork and I found out that the guy in Colfax who sold me the scooter is an assh… uh,… disreputable person. When I asked him about the current registration, he looked me in the eye and lied through his teeth! He told me that he never registered the scooter in his name but that he went to the CA DMV and confirmed that the scooter had been registered as PNO by the PO and that the only outstanding fee was the current registration. I later found out that, the scooter has NOT been registered as PNO since 1994 so with outstanding back registration fees and penalties, the cost to license it will be $750… a bit much for an $800 scooter. I hear Vermont calling!
I will not name the seller here but will caution anyone about doing business with a seller who lives in Colfax, CA. If you need to know his name, PM me.