P200e cutown....a slow journey
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vespa p200
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Bakersfield
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 am quote
Basically going to share this cutdown project and frustrations I'm sure along the way. I am going to start very basic and progress into finer tuning and performance as I go. As time permits I'll update.

Picked up a basket case 200e for 500 bux. It was already cut so I'm starting with that ...i am not focused on cosmetics at all until i have everything else complete...welled up holes..oil sight and custom seat and drop bars ... will be doing mild tuned malossi with PM tuning pipe.

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Ossessionato
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:56 am quote
I'll be following as your past projects were fantastic!
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vespa p200
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Bakersfield
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:08 am quote
Still slow but
So cowls painted,
Engine rebuilt and running
Handle bars chopped, shortened and waiting weld
Rear brake moved back 6 inches or more
Still working on the seat
Flush gas cap added to tank
Working on diamond plate flooring
Working on brackets for steering damper
Disc brake added
Working on fiberglass fender and belly pan/ spoiler
Reducing size of glove box
Added rev counter

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:23 am quote
Cool! Keep em coming. A past member (RIP) T5bitza69 did some great work. I noticed you joined recently, you may want to look at some of his older posts. We all miss him and he had some beautiful scoots.

Cutdown scooters.......

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Molto Verboso
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:33 pm quote
Nice to see the progress your making, lots of pics please , share the knowledge.
Got the frame on mine all stripped to metal, actually didn't take long at all once I got going.
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vespa p200
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Bakersfield
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:11 pm quote
Fiberglass week
I made the seat from a plug made out of foam, and then a mold from that. First attempt to make anything from fiberglass...its not exactly the way I want it but getting there. Also making a hugger style front fender and belly pan the same way. This week I'll post more pictures of this process as I get going with it. I am trying to have everything ready so I can fix the seat, do the fender and belly pan all at the same time. Once that is done I'll prep everything for paint. Sealed up all the holes in the backside and added a led strip for tailight and blinkers which and inset with the bottom of the frame.

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Front fender in process

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Seat in progress

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Handle bar cover cut

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Motor rebuilt and ready to go...only some mild port work done for now, malossi kit to be added. And despite what hotrod al and I talked about I ended adding torque grooves to the head.

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Fiberglass seat out of the mold

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Shaped from insulation foam

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vespa p200
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Bakersfield
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:16 pm quote
Random ass picture
Watch out southern california we are coming back!

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Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1953

Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:40 pm quote
Moving that rear brake back is a pretty cool idea! I've always wanted to fab up workable rear set on my P, but never looked into any further.

And are those Bajaj Chetak cowls, or just cut down P?

I'm also interested in seeing what you come up with for a steering damper...another thing which i never sorted out to fit on my T5.
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vespa p200
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Bakersfield
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:11 am quote
Stock p200 cowls....hammered out what I could, bondo for the rest. Working on a bracket for front fork rather than steering column. My concern is with clearance issues. I don't mind losing some of the turning circumference but trying my best to avoid going through the leg shield. I am a ways away from finishing this but I will post along the way

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a common way of mounting damper, (I am trying to avoid this, but we will see in the end where things turn)

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Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1953

Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:43 pm quote
When i built up my T5 racer (it's also a cutdown), i was trying to fit a damper down on the fork somewhere. I never did find a good spot (i wanted full lock to lock turning). I would like to revisit the idea to mount on it somewhere though. I run a center tank on mine, so i don't think a damper up at the headset would work. I don't mind punching a hole in my legshields to get a damper mounted, but i would want to make darn sure that i got the hole in the correct spot on the first try. That Honda damper that's mounted on the Polini bike are fairly inexpensive. Lots of guys in the dirtbike world mount them on various different dirtbikes (one friend has one on his Yamaha, and another friend has one on his KTM XC-W). Siince that's the case, there might be some sort of premade bracket out there that could work (with minimal fab time) to fit on a P series?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:40 pm quote
My friend fitted one on his VBA (with sidecar). He attached it to the top of the mudguard mount on the fork... so between the mudguard and horncast. The other end was attached to - but not through - the legshield. He took it off when he took the sidecar off. Maybe a less worse option?

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vespa p200
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Bakersfield
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:20 am quote
This is what I am working on right now..
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:10 am quote
Ginch wrote:
My friend fitted one on his VBA (with sidecar). He attached it to the top of the mudguard mount on the fork... so between the mudguard and horncast. The other end was attached to - but not through - the legshield. He took it off when he took the sidecar off. Maybe a less worse option?
That’s a cool scooter great photo

Roliver1972 digging your build sorta like going back in time
Hooked
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:12 pm quote
Nice work!! Cant wait to see this sweet cut down cutting some corners!! Big props for trying something new with the fiberglass fabs, and working toward fabbing some new tricks.
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