The good: only $450, that patina!!!
The bad: none
well aside from needing to be completely rebuilt.
I'm not sure what route I'm going to go with this aside from not wanting to paint it at all. The kickstart lever spins on the crankshaft and the bolt to tighten it is rusted in place so I gotta soak that with some wd-40 or lithium grease(?) and see if I can tighten it and see if she'll kick over.
If she won't kick over and is seized I'm thinking about putting a P series engine in instead and removing the 125 rebuilding in then storing it so if I ever want to sell the scooter later it'll have the original engine still. It'll be a long project, I currently have no room to work on it in my shop so I'm gonna slowly order replacement parts to have a pile to go off of when I have space and time to start the teardown.
Super excited. Even know I preferred a mid 70's Rally or P200 I can't complain about a 58 especially for that price. 98% of the visible rust is surface rust. Just one little rust hole about the size of a BB on the floor board and one other spot has a little bit too.
That said is it a simple swap to put 10" wheels on this? What other things should I be aware of or worried about or need to check asap? Pro's/Con's of going more modern on the engine side of things? Will the stock stator power an LED headlight, I'm clueless on this since there's no battery.
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