I am new to this site and hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
My P200, which has been in storage (climate controlled FWIW) for the past 8 years, is finally getting to see the light of day. The guys at Vespa Motorsport (San Diego) got the bike "ready" for storage (basically drained what needed to be drained etc) in 2014 but now that I have more time on my hands (and since I live much farther way) I want to take a crack at getting the bike roadworthy myself. The scoot was running fine before I mothballed it, though it was never ridden a whole lot. The intended use going forward is to the coffee shop, grocery store and other short distance runs.
The gas tank has a little residual gas that has thickened somewhat but has no rust as best I can tell (see pic). Do I need to clean the tank with acetone (I watched the Scooterwest YT video on this) or can adding new gasoline alone do the trick since its a small area of varnishing? I am replacing the oil tank (it was cracked where the sight glass screws in) and relevant gaskets/seals. Should the fuel tap be replaced as well due to the varnish? I plan to replace the fuel line as well as the oil line. I am hoping that addressing these issues will allow me to get a crack at starting the scooter and to see what other issues crop up.
I expect I need to replace the tires given they are ~15 years old though a visual check does not suggest anything wrong with them. The new 12v battery is in place and that showed the headlight is not working but turn signals, brake light, and the horn are. Could it be the headlight needs to be replaced or possibly a problem elsewhere?
I am hoping someone on MV can share a link that might have a checklist of things that I should look into/likely need to replace on a bike that has not been ridden for as long as mine. I am working my way through the knowledge base on this site (overwhelming in volume at times yet very helpful) but if anyone can point me to particular links on this forum that might help me zero in on the relevant stuff that would be greatly appreciated.
Oil tank has been removed as it was cracked