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Molto Verboso
2007 GT200 1979 P200E 1980 P200E 2011 Triumph America
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Just got my GT back from the shop. $727.00 to have the carburetor rebuilt,
new fuel lines, new vacuum lines, a new petcock, brake fluid flush, motor oil and filter, final drive oil, and a new air filter. Am I shocked? Not really. Although I could have done all of it myself. I may have not figured out the petcock getting stuck issue. So, while I was waiting a couple of days, I got my 79 P200 out, kicked it over about four times and surprisingly it ran great. I have rebuilt a couple of P's and i know how finicky the adjustments and how the needle can clogg up easily. So I rode it up to the gas station and filled her up. So now I've got 2 scooters ready to go out ridding again. 😎


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Well it's been over 10 years since my last post. I haven't ridden my scooter (s) for about 5 years. My 2007 GT stopped running back then, acted like it ran out of fuel. So there it sat. I rented a scooter in Hawaill last February and it renewed my feeling in getting my scooter fixed, but failed. In May we went to Tahiti and rented scooters for the whole trip. Scooters rule in Tahiti. I even checked out the Vespa dealer there. So that really got me wanting to fix up my GT. I also have two 1979 P200's that I've used to work on and they're just sitting also. So since the local scooter shop is 3 blocks from my house I decided tomorrow I'm pushing my GT there to get it running again. Wish me luck.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Welcome back! Good luck getting it running again. Hopefully not too complicated.
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Welcome back, Steve! Always nice to see someone return from the dead.
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Molto Verboso
2007 GT200 1979 P200E 1980 P200E 2011 Triumph America
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jess wrote:
Welcome back, Steve! Always nice to see someone return from the dead.
Thanks Jess. I believe when I stopped posting you were on hiatus too.
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Hooked
2018 Piaggio BV 350
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I am 100% here for this content and the follow up.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Nothing should collect dust - fix them up and ride or sell. There are many that are looking for a P200 and you have 2! The GT200 is a workhorse and should not take much to get going.
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2020 GTS 300, 2011 LX150ie
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Welcome back. Please keep us informed of the Vespa's progress.
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2013 BV350
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Welcome back Steve. I'm guessing you live near ScooterCity? I've heard good things about them.
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Man, Facepalm emoticon Two P200s, This model was my first scooter in the late 70's then there was loads about in the U.K, Now IF you can get one they demand big money dead or alive and you have two Wha? emoticon at least get one up and running.
PS. good luck with the GT.
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Molto Verboso
2007 GT200 1979 P200E 1980 P200E 2011 Triumph America
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I just took out one if my P's today. I was surprised that it ran great. A little sloppy on the shifting though.
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Good man, keep those P's running...
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