In rebuilding a 1980 P200 I have been pretty surprised at times to find many parts unavailable. Creating a scavenger hunt to get the bike complete in its original form. I know... I know... "it's just a P". Well, they used to say that about sprints, and Rallys, etc. etc.
I will tell on myself. VRM sent me a stator at a super fair price that needed to be rewired. I was doing some horse trading with Gick and decided to send him the stator (with some other stuff) to rewire. Wadded up some packing paper around stuff, tossed in some Styrofoam, taped up the box and dropped it off at the post office.
Short story long... two of the coils got snapped in shipping. Because I was in a rush (read: "careless").
The p200 AC/DC combo stators or even coils aren't easily found any more. Suckville.
So when packing/shipping - Take your time. Pad it well. Pad it some more.
This stuff ain't growing on Piaggio or LML trees any more.
Absolute shit show of my own making.
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