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Ossessionato
2006 GT200
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:22 am quote
macgerk77 wrote:
And still no further response. Pretty sure I've come across the maitre d
of the aforementioned hotel
Yep.

Years ago I headed over to Seattle with over $6,000 in cold hard cash and about a dozen Craigslist phone numbers, intent on coming home with a used Ford Ranger.

Big ol' wad of $100 dollar bills. In my pocket.

From those dozen leads exactly one person returned my calls. One. I bought that truck.

Three weeks later the owner of a truck that I'd really, really wanted, listed in Spokane, finally (five weeks after my initial attempts!) wrote to tell me that they were now back in town after a long vacation.

That's right: they listed the truck and promptly left town for a month. What the veritable f---?

And that's just *one* of my many personal CL examples. ...which of course shows I am an idiot, as well, for not simply giving up.

But others, I must admit, have been very cool, including the dude in Missoula who sold me his dad's old Vespa GT200 (from Portland). That dude's now a friend for life.

So, rule of 1/5. Five dicks per deal. That means eating, uh, a lot of dicks (?) to get a deal, but, one does what one must...?

Let me work on that analogy....
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:06 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Definitely not a deal of the day, but an amazing Barn Find. Only 186 miles on the odometer...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vespa-T5-Mk1/153222625276?hash=item23acc7b7fc%3Ag%3Aa1AAAOSwHMhbxwAb
If I'd had the money I'd have been all over that like a bad smell. My favourite colour too.
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:06 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Definitely not a deal of the day, but an amazing Barn Find. Only 186 miles on the odometer...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vespa-T5-Mk1/153222625276?hash=item23acc7b7fc%3Ag%3Aa1AAAOSwHMhbxwAb
If I'd had the money I'd have been all over that like a bad smell. My favourite colour too.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:41 pm quote
tdrake wrote:
That means eating, uh, a lot of dicks (?) to get a deal, b

Let me work on that analogy....
Analogy's fine. Just read my sig line.

Yeah finally got ahold of seller. "Someone's coming to look at it in 30 mins"

Why no response to my previous texts/calls (last two days) is beyond me.

Think I'll give up scooters and get me one of these



And yes I've gone full-emo.
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69 VLB, 79 P200, P125/Stella and a couple frames
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Location: Alabama
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:49 am quote
https://hattiesburg.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1979-vespa-150/6710835680.html

May or may not be a deal. I don't think it's American market, but may be worth it. Could probably get it for 300.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:44 am quote
Here's a pic if the ad goes down right away. Do I see 10" wheels on this beast? Or maybe Super wheels?
Yeah.... I'd pull the trigger at 300

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Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:16 am quote
I think it's a super with a trap headlight but hard to tell. I think maybe Pakistan? If not could be a legit import.
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:49 am quote
most of a smallie

Not all there, but only $320 in Minneapolis. Interesting all terrain tires there. I'd be all over this if the engine cases are good & it has a 4 speed : http://scoot.net/classifieds/forsale.html?id=62721
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:11 am quote
Re: most of a smallie
V oodoo wrote:
Not all there, but only $320 in Minneapolis. Interesting all terrain tires there. I'd be all over this if the engine cases are good & it has a 4 speed : http://scoot.net/classifieds/forsale.html?id=62721
Thanks Voodoo
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1986 T5,1979 P200e
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Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:38 pm quote
I donít know if this a deal or not, but it is interesting.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/6739048887.html

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Ossessionato
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:43 pm quote
It's so shiny it almost looks to be made of plastic.

Good luck sorting it out and bringing it home if that is your aim.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:48 am quote
Id call That the Cream Sickle.
Ossessionato
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:18 am quote
Looks like it has an Allstate tag on it. For some absolutely bizarre reason, Allstate's are priced higher around here given the supposed fact that they are rarer. Crazy.
Ossessionato
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:35 am quote
FatAmy wrote:
Id call That the Cream Sickle.
Bingo.
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76 Sprint Veloce
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:07 pm quote
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/mcy/d/1974-vespa-sprint-veloce/6753377610.html

900 for a US Sprint. Looks to be in good shape. "Not running".
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1980 100 Sport
Joined: 10 Feb 2009
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Location: Los Angeles
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:12 am quote
The Sprint is mine. The "not running" part is accurate. I have like 2 dozen cash offers on it, way more than I expected! Would prefer to trade for a P though, considering a few offers.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:49 am quote
^ Well and truly a deal
Ossessionato
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:29 am quote
Nothing against you, but I would sell the ET4 and use the funds to fix up the Sprint. P's are really common around here, Sprints, not so much.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:51 am quote
theleftymop wrote:
The Sprint is mine. The "not running" part is accurate. I have like 2 dozen cash offers on it, way more than I expected! Would prefer to trade for a P though, considering a few offers.
I bet you now wished you had posted $900 OBO. I suppose that now your biggest problem is what to tell all those ppl eagerly wanting to meet your asking price & close a deal. If I were in your shoes, I'd simply tell them that you are waiting for the best P200 to be offered up as that sounds like what you really want, would be faster and probably a little easier to keep on the road. But still, this is a very nice original paint Sprint and I'd give more than 900 for it assuming all checks out - no bad rust & usable original motor.

One of my favorite colors as well, complete w/ a couple hundred dollars worth of US turn signals & tail lite I would remove, but that's just me. Then I'd get it running, polish up that paint, put a bench seat on it and RIDE!
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:11 am quote
Someone say trade a P200 for a Sprint? I'd be interested.
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1980 100 Sport
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Location: Los Angeles
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:45 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
theleftymop wrote:
The Sprint is mine. The "not running" part is accurate. I have like 2 dozen cash offers on it, way more than I expected! Would prefer to trade for a P though, considering a few offers.
I bet you now wished you had posted $900 OBO. I suppose that now your biggest problem is what to tell all those ppl eagerly wanting to meet your asking price & close a deal. If I were in your shoes, I'd simply tell them that you are waiting for the best P200 to be offered up as that sounds like what you really want, would be faster and probably a little easier to keep on the road. But still, this is a very nice original paint Sprint and I'd give more than 900 for it assuming all checks out - no bad rust & usable original motor.

One of my favorite colors as well, complete w/ a couple hundred dollars worth of US turn signals & tail lite I would remove, but that's just me. Then I'd get it running, polish up that paint, put a bench seat on it and RIDE!
LOL! I am flooded with offers, lots of people offering significantly more than $900 and dozens of people wanting to come over right this second... I knew the price would generate interest, but I am surprised at how much. The Sprint could be really nice with a small amount of work, I know. I just have a smallframe that I still haven't wrapped up, and the Sprint is just sitting there in the garage making my wife mad.

I am telling people just what you said - considering several trades for Ps, hoping a nice P200 comes along that someone else is bored with. It sounds nice to have a reliable, easy to work on 200cc bike with 12v and electronic ignition. Not as cool as a Sprint V, of course.
Tierney wrote:
Nothing against you, but I would sell the ET4 and use the funds to fix up the Sprint. P's are really common around here, Sprints, not so much.
The ET4 is sold! My wife used it to commute to school, after she graduated last year it was just sitting, so it is gone. It ran really well with the Malossi 190 top end on it. Not my cup of tea but it was a good scoot.
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:02 pm quote
Scoot.net **
2 project scoots in Fresno for minimal duckets. well...one project and one parts flowerpot.

Who is up there?? Fatbear I believe?
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:22 pm quote
Re: Scoot.net **
modkuo wrote:
2 project scoots in Fresno for minimal duckets. well...one project and one parts flowerpot.

Who is up there?? Fatbear I believe?
Gotta link? Not seeing them on Craigslist...
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:24 pm quote
not craigslist
they are on scoot.net

it's been down all day and worked a bit ago.
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:52 pm quote
Re: not craigslist
modkuo wrote:
they are on scoot.net
Thanks Mod - those are some smokin deals!!! I just emailed Fatbear directly. There are a couple more guys in the area, so between them.......
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:45 am quote
Looks like a deal, 90SS in York PA:

https://york.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1964-vespa-specia-90/6758499629.html
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:00 am quote
JLeather wrote:
V90 small door, not SS. Seems pricey...
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:16 am quote
[quote="SaFiS"]
JLeather wrote:
V90 small door, not SS. Seems pricey...
Ah, my bad.
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P125X, P200E
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Location: Fresno, CA
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:30 am quote
Re: Scoot.net **
modkuo wrote:
2 project scoots in Fresno for minimal duckets. well...one project and one parts flowerpot.

Who is up there?? Fatbear I believe?
Yes, I'm in Fresno and I know the seller (good guy) and I know the scooters he's selling. He has a couple of new projects he's working on and literally needs room to work on them which is why he is selling. These will be a good deal for someone who wants a fun project.
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Location: Madison WI
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:06 am quote
So many things wrong with that V90. To begin with it should be 847 Rosso (all 64ís were) you can see the red thru the repaint.
Price is more than twice what itís worth.
Production numbers for 1964 = 14,564
http://www.vespa.name/vespa-model/vespa-90
As picture shows, not so rare.

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All the little red 90ís being built

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Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 pm quote
What a great photo.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:07 pm quote
Sprint deal was amazing.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:48 am quote
Re: But...
qascooter wrote:
V oodoo wrote:
Isn't 'No Title' a major pain in the ass in Oh Ree Gone? Doable?
I called the DMV to find out. Since it has Oregon plates a Bill of Sale is needed and a Replacement Title form signed by said Bill of Sale person. That's $77.

Then to bring it up to current tags and register it in your name you need to bring the scooter to the DMV so they can verify the VIN, and pay $93.

It looks like all that is doable and not too difficult! Has it happened yet MacG?
Lots of people don't do research and then just post that it will be impossible to do because they couldn't figure out how with 5 minutes of research so it must not be able to be done

Happens all the time when someone asks how to import an old scooter and bunch of people start posting that is can't be done, when all that is needed is a call to an import / export company.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:54 am quote
Price drop
qascooter wrote:
Wow, if this is original paint... for 2k...
https://medford.craigslist.org/mcy/d/vespa-piaggio/6716798581.html
It was at $1,650 for a while and now it's at $1,500 two months later. Getting closer...

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I'd offer $1,200 if it runs nice- IF I could get down to Medford that is....

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:58 pm quote
79 125 PX
My deal of the day. $700 with a clear title. It has a good side and a bad side. Runs but not well. I picked it up as a winter project.

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:10 pm quote
Excellent deal Shoprat! Looks like a great project!
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P 200E P125X
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Location: Hendersonville,NC USA
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:28 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
Excellent deal Shoprat! Looks like a great project!
When I took it apart I found it had a Polini 177 kit including carb. Would have preferred stock. What I have read, these upgrades can be hard to set up. Motor is going back together now with new seals and other new parts as needed.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:22 am quote
shoprat75 wrote:
qascooter wrote:
Excellent deal Shoprat! Looks like a great project!
When I took it apart I found it had a Polini 177 kit including carb. Would have preferred stock. What I have read, these upgrades can be hard to set up. Motor is going back together now with new seals and other new parts as needed.
Not true, itís a great kit that will run very well! So much better then stock. What do you mean including carb?
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
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Location: West of Boston
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:33 am quote
keaton85 wrote:
shoprat75 wrote:
qascooter wrote:
Excellent deal Shoprat! Looks like a great project!
When I took it apart I found it had a Polini 177 kit including carb. Would have preferred stock. What I have read, these upgrades can be hard to set up. Motor is going back together now with new seals and other new parts as needed.
Not true, itís a great kit that will run very well! So much better then stock. What do you mean including carb?
I'm gonna agree with Keaton here... though I'm an enthusiast of keeping it stock, as long as someone set it up correctly the first time and didn't try to force a bunch of disparate parts to work together, it should be fine. Polini 177 kits are pretty common, and if you ask questions here I'm sure there are a bunch of peeps with personal experience with this kit.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:17 am quote
Not true, itís a great kit that will run very well! So much better then stock. What do you mean including carb?[/quote]

Iím new to this. Only experience is rebuilding a 1980 P 200 last year. I pulled the main jet and idle jet on the 125X carb. Main 160. BE3. 120 ? Idle. 52.140. Does this work with the 177 kit?

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