Wed May 11, 2022 12:09 pm

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1979 p200e
Joined: 18 Jun 2019
Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
 
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1979 p200e
Joined: 18 Jun 2019
Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
Wed May 11, 2022 12:09 pm linkquote
I got carried away drilling out the old cable end stuck in my choke tube and ended up twisting it off at the clip cut out😡😡😡🥵. Does any body have a donor body with the metal chock assembly intact? If I get one I can probably have a welder replace it with my damaged one. I don't want to mess around with epoxy or trying to have a new one fabricated. Any other ideas that I may not of thought of?? I knew the risk and just pushed it too far!

Mike
Wed May 11, 2022 10:13 pm

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Ossessionato
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Wed May 11, 2022 10:13 pm linkquote
I've done the same mistake in the past, so I totally feel your pain. I ended up lucking out and rewelded mine back into place. It's been close to 20 years that it's been holding up. And yeah, ideally you could just weld a replacement tube back in there. The bad part is that your paint will burn. Another option is to use an aftermarket choke cable. Just google search aftermarket choke cable. I recently bought a Stage6 universal choke cable for a Vespa project. I have no idea if it will for for my application or not (24/24 carb, 200cc engine), but I'm planning on proceeding to use it. I have no idea if I'll even be using it in the stock choke location either. I might relocate the pull knob to a different area on the scooter. We shall see.
Thu May 12, 2022 12:27 am

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1979 p200e
Joined: 18 Jun 2019
Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
 
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1979 p200e
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Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
Thu May 12, 2022 12:27 am linkquote
Thanks, I will check Stage 6 out. I have posted another inquiry in the for sale/wanted section. Shall see if I get lucky finding somebody with a donor body with a decent choke assembly that I can Frankenstein onto my P200e. The paint on my scooter isn't a real concern. I could try a metal epoxy as well. Lesson learned on my part😡 Thanks for the reply👍
Thu May 12, 2022 4:19 am

Hooked
'64 V90 survivor, '75 V90 graffiti girl SOLD, '77 P200
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 352
Location: Madison WI
 
Hooked
'64 V90 survivor, '75 V90 graffiti girl SOLD, '77 P200
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 352
Location: Madison WI
Thu May 12, 2022 4:19 am linkquote
I was saved from that problem when I watched Robot's P200 resto videos on YouTube all the way through. I tried driving out the old stuck ferrule from the front with a punch but no luck. Removed the ferrule from the new cable. Trimmed the sheath back and it slipped right in.







Thu May 12, 2022 5:02 am

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1979 p200e
Joined: 18 Jun 2019
Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
 
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1979 p200e
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Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
Thu May 12, 2022 5:02 am linkquote
Yeah, I was aware of Robot's video, and went ahead and disregarded his warnings that the tube is very vulnerable to breaking off at the notched area😡 I was so close to having it reamed out completely when the "Oh Shit" happened. A dose of stubbornness and ADHD won the day this time. Luckily I live in Arizona… the warm weather really doesn't require the use of the choke to get this puppy started👍 I'm banking on somebody having a p200e cadaver lying around with the assembly intact. I might even try doing some minor reconstructive surgery and use some epoxy to hold the unit intact.

Thanks for the response👍
Thu May 12, 2022 5:32 am

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VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
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Location: Staten Island, NY
 
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VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
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Location: Staten Island, NY
Thu May 12, 2022 5:32 am linkquote
p125, p150 and stella donors also. You'll find one. I see some rusty ones for sale all the time. If you can get one with a crap frame but a decent engine you might get a deal! an engine for a few hundred and a donor choke tube for free!
Thu May 12, 2022 5:52 am

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1979 p200e
Joined: 18 Jun 2019
Posts: 12
Location: Bremerton Washington
 
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1979 p200e
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Location: Bremerton Washington
Thu May 12, 2022 5:52 am linkquote
Keeping me fingers crossed! Just have to get over feeling like a dumb-a$$ for making a mess of it! This too shall pass😏
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