Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:26 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:26 pm linkquote
After many many years of wanting one from my childhood spending my summers with my family in southern Italy, I've finally bought my Vespa. Found her restored from a couple who's been in the game for a long time from what I hear. Anna and frank Giordanno from NewRochelle NY. Town next to mine, go figure. I introduce to you my girl......Francesca









Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:48 pm

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2680
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2680
Location: Florence, OR
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:48 pm linkquote
duorotte wrote:
I introduce to you my girl......Francesca
Welcome to MV Duo - and oh my, Francesca is a looker - beautiful
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:25 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:25 pm linkquote
Thank you. Tomm I will be going to my appointment for Dmv to register her. Waiting a week for this apt. 🤬
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:51 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3538
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3538
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:51 pm linkquote
Nice solid restoration.

Keep posting on the NSM forum and you will learn a lot and grow into your vespa obsession!
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:18 pm

Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 184
Location: Cambria, CA
 
Hooked
1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 184
Location: Cambria, CA
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:18 pm linkquote
Beautiful scoot.
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:05 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:05 pm linkquote
Beautiful bike!! Welcome!
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:56 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:56 pm linkquote
Thanks all. Definitely have a lot to learn to keep this baby running smooth in the future. I could of went with a more modern tech version but I wanted to experience the joy of this engine and its character. Nothing new can compare to it. Plus the smell of the fumes it gives off just puts me in a time machine. Any pointers for a newbie? Like do's and don't. Anything I should have in my Arsenal right away besides oil lol. The engine is restored new from top down so there is the I total break in period that I'm aware about.
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:45 am

Hooked
1978 MotoVespa 160GT, 2009 LML Star 150 2T (Stella), 1961 Lambretta S2, 1962 Lambretta S3, 1964 Lambretta J100
Joined: 02 May 2009
Posts: 294
Location: Belgium
 
Hooked
1978 MotoVespa 160GT, 2009 LML Star 150 2T (Stella), 1961 Lambretta S2, 1962 Lambretta S3, 1964 Lambretta J100
Joined: 02 May 2009
Posts: 294
Location: Belgium
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:45 am linkquote
Nice scooter!

Each to his own of course, but I'd be swapping the plastichrome horncast, headset top and indicators for the original types.

Then you'd have a really original-looking 70s/80s classic.
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:03 am

Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posts: 893
Location: Fresno, CA
 
Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posts: 893
Location: Fresno, CA
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:03 am linkquote
That really looks good! I agree with Norman though that removing the plastichrome would make it look even better
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:51 am

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:51 am linkquote
Yes I agree. I was actually thinking of getting them repainted to match the body. Indicators ? Which ones would be the originals ?
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:16 am

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1034
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1034
Location: PNW from LBC
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:16 am linkquote
The original Indicator lenses are Amber, not clear.
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:23 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5553
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5553
Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:23 am linkquote
I'm going to beg to differ on the lenses, I like them this way. The horncast - meh could go either way. I had the smoke colored lenses on my P and they look good too. BTW welcome aboard.
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:00 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8459
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8459
Location: seattle/athens
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:00 pm linkquote
+1, I like the clear or smoked w/ amber bulbs inside better too, but it is an individual preference thing. On a P, it is proper on newer ones I think and suit yourself on this, next owner can easily do the same. Agree on losing the chrome too - very sharp bike regardless, congratulations on 'winning' it.

Oh, also, if you feel compelled to go back to stock, you'll need to swap your sexy Euro tail lite for the proper clunky USA 'tractor' light
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:49 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:49 pm linkquote
Might leave the clears but do agree with the chrome. Not crazy about it, will get that done soon. And for the original back to us spec tail light , lol. I'm skipping that and keeping the euro taillight. If the next owner wants it, they can do it. Off course that I want to go ride i can't. Been raining for the last few days. 🤬 sure. Here's a piece of the most delicious cake ever made and a fork. Oh yeah you need to wait for everyone to finish before you can eat yours. Lol.
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:39 pm

Hooked
61 VBB and 79 P200
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 235
Location: Folsom CA
 
Hooked
61 VBB and 79 P200
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 235
Location: Folsom CA
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:39 pm linkquote
Nice scooter! Welcome!
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:54 pm

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1034
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1034
Location: PNW from LBC
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:54 pm linkquote
Swap the chrome for paint, leave the clear signals, rock the euro light & RIDE! You have a beautiful scooter. My first was a '79 Burgundy P200E. This will always have a special place for me. Enjoy every moment
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:34 am

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:34 am linkquote
That's my plan. At first I was unsure of the color in pictures, but in person, it is a really nice color. Although my preferred color would be alpine white.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:28 am

Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
Joined: 14 Jun 2020
Posts: 212
Location: MA
 
Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
Joined: 14 Jun 2020
Posts: 212
Location: MA
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:28 am linkquote
I love that color. It is very close to what is known in the VW and Porsche world as Malaga Red. Would look great with smoke lenses. I would go back to the black fender crest to match the rest of the trim, or convert the rest of the trim to chrome, either way so long as it is consistent. And yeah, paint the horncast and headset.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:34 am

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2680
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2680
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:34 am linkquote
Hey Duo - I should've posted a pic of Ruby earlier - it could be the sister to yours that's lived a harder life....


79 P200 - Ruby...

Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:03 am

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC 09C VBC VSX*2
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 5630
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB VSC 09C VBC VSX*2
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 5630
Location: Hustletown, TX
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:03 am linkquote
Love that color.

Welcome!
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:42 am

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8459
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8459
Location: seattle/athens
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:42 am linkquote
qascooter wrote:
Hey Duo - I should've posted a pic of Ruby earlier - it could be the sister to yours that's lived a harder life....
if qa can post his because of the color, I'll just post mine to show off my smoked clear lenses and the black mudguard trim you could try. Plus it makes Ruby look so good, takes 10 or 20 years off her age!


SnakeEyes, recently traded for money. Like selling one of your favorite kids.

Now let's see more pics of yours, plz? And I love rolling shots if you have an accomplice...
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:24 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:24 pm linkquote
We should ride like chips matching bikes. 😂

Voodoo I like the black. I might do that or paint the same as bike. I just got the plates yesterday. It's been raining, hopefully take her out on her inaugural ride tonight. Will send a rolling hopefully this weekend.

Quick noob question. I bought motul 710 2t synthetic. Pre-mix/. Oil injector. Is this right for my bike ? I have mineral to put in the tank for the first two fill ups since it's a top down build and was recommended. But for the crank is the motul 710 good ?
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:43 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:43 pm linkquote
Motul 710 is good!

I've heard that there can be issues mixing the mineral/synthetic in the same tank, but have never experienced an issue. Usually let it run down to almost the bottom of the glass, then add a full bottle.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:55 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:55 pm linkquote
I love the bike. It feels naked without the legshield trim, though.

The original stuff is hard to replace, but the plastic one is a good option.

https://www.scooterwest.com/px-plastic-leg-sheild-trim-silver-574682.html



Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:01 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:01 pm linkquote
Thanks for the recommendations. My one mess up is I totally forgot I need a mirror to pass inspection. 😳 trying to find one? Anyone got any recommendations for a fast delivery in the us. Even if it's not original. I only need it to stay on for inspection. Then I will hunt for an oem mirror.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8459
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8459
Location: seattle/athens
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:02 pm linkquote
duorotte wrote:
...

Voodoo I like the black. I might do that or paint the same as bike. I just got the plates yesterday. It's been raining, hopefully take her out on her inaugural ride tonight. Will send a rolling hopefully this weekend.

...
I'd go body color on the horncast and headset top, like Ruby. Your mudguard trim or 'hood ornament' is chrome now, mine is black like Ruby's and black would look great on your bike too.

Looking forward to more pics.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:08 pm

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6295
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6295
Location: So Cal
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:08 pm linkquote
Doggonnit. That sparkling paint is making me reconsider Project 939. Must ... resist ...
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:10 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:10 pm linkquote
duorotte wrote:
Thanks for the recommendations. My one mess up is I totally forgot I need a mirror to pass inspection. 😳 trying to find one? Anyone got any recommendations for a fast delivery in the us. Even if it's not original. I only need it to stay on for inspection. Then I will hunt for an oem mirror.
For the mirror, looks like you need the bracket. Any of the scooter shops listed in the first page here should have a mirror. For things like that, I tend to use Scooter West or Scooterworks.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:22 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3538
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3538
Location: Staten Island, NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:22 pm linkquote
scooter works or scooter mercato on the east coast cheapest shipping to ny area. both are fast.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:35 pm

Enthusiast
Vespa 125 VMA, Vespa SS 180
Joined: 14 Feb 2018
Posts: 98
Location: Minneapolis, MN
 
Enthusiast
Vespa 125 VMA, Vespa SS 180
Joined: 14 Feb 2018
Posts: 98
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:35 pm linkquote
Great looking scooter! I'm envious! It's black sheep relative is in my garage.



Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:08 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:08 pm linkquote
Lango that looks like a fun resto. Definitely one day I would like to take on a project like that. But for now I need to educate myself. A lot.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:31 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:31 pm linkquote
Just went for my first real ride. Wow so freakin awesome. Takes some getting used to with that clutch. But after a while I was running it smooth. Is it me or do I find bigger bikes easier to change gears. Lol.love the sound and smell of a two stroke. Can't wait to take it out again tomorrow night.

One question though. Can I somehow change the headlight or bulb to brighten it up. It feels like I have a candle burning in there. Lol. Would feel safer with a brighter headlight.
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:52 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3538
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3538
Location: Staten Island, NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:52 pm linkquote
duorotte wrote:
Just went for my first real ride. Wow so freakin awesome. Takes some getting used to with that clutch. But after a while I was running it smooth. Is it me or do I find bigger bikes easier to change gears. Lol.love the sound and smell of a two stroke. Can't wait to take it out again tomorrow night.

One question though. Can I somehow change the headlight or bulb to brighten it up. It feels like I have a candle burning in there. Lol. Would feel safer with a brighter headlight.
You can replace it with a halogen unit with some splicing and replacing connectors to match this assembly. Will be much brighter. It was my first mod to my two stroke scooter. Well worth the effort.

https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Headlight-Assemblies/582946
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 pm

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 pm linkquote
Thank you. Need to look into that. Is it a fairly simple upgrade ?
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:00 pm

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2680
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2680
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:00 pm linkquote
I did go with smoke lenses and the halogen headlight.


Smoked blinker lenses, LED blinker bulbs, LED flasher, and Halogen headlight


The headlights, side-by-side



Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:05 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of 1974 Rally
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 1029
Location: San Francisco, CA
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:05 pm linkquote
There are lots of headlight options, bc they made those bikes all the way up to the 2010s.

I got one of these, and was really happy with it. It's the one from the later models.
https://www.scooterwest.com/px-halogen-head-light-h4-582946.html





Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:39 am

Hooked
PK50XL,PK100S,ET3
Joined: 26 Aug 2020
Posts: 174
Location: UK
 
Hooked
PK50XL,PK100S,ET3
Joined: 26 Aug 2020
Posts: 174
Location: UK
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:39 am linkquote
duorotte wrote:
I have mineral to put in the tank for the first two fill ups since it's a top down build and was recommended.
Are you putting oil in the petrol as well as having the autolube?
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:08 am

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:08 am linkquote
qascooter wrote:
I did go with smoke lenses and the halogen headlight.
I like the seat. Looks cool. Yeah have to definitely change the headlight and get rid of the chrome. I like the way it looks all one color.
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:12 am

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:12 am linkquote
hjo wrote:
There are lots of headlight options, bc they made those bikes all the way up to the 2010s.

I got one of these, and was really happy with it. It's the one from the later models.
https://www.scooterwest.com/px-halogen-head-light-h4-582946.html
That's good to know, Thanks. I definitely need to upgrade to a brighter bulb. Very hard to see potholes etc. more especially for the cars to see me better. I do love the look of the old bulbs but safer to go with the upgrade. I'll keep the original headlight for the next rider.
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:15 am

Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
 
Enthusiast
1979 P200e
Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Westchester NY
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:15 am linkquote
qascooter wrote:
I did go with smoke lenses and the halogen headlight.
Like the look of the seat. I am definitely painting my horn cast and head. I like the one color so much better.
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