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There is a 2009 Fly 150, barn-fresh condition, did not run for six years or so, from what I gather.

I like to wrench some, and like a bargain - maybe.

Is there a reasonable chance that near-resurrection project would work?
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#1 Is there a key? If there is, and the bike is in good physical shape you can definitely get it going. Then the math that needs to be done is the price low enough that your effort will pay off. Assume that you will need to replace the tires and all of the rubber hoses, etc.

It may e a fun project...take pictures!
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Argh... I keep forgetting about aging, often expensive rubber!
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Tires would certainly need to be replaced, along with the drive belt.

That version of the Fly was Carbureted, a rebuild of that may be required. All fuel lines and vacuum lines would likely need to be replaced.

The good news is that once it's been sorted out, it's a fun and reliable scoot. It used the leader 150 from the LX, so parts will be readily available.

If the price is right, it would make a good winter project.
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You didn't say how many miles are on it. If not too many, the scooter in good running condition is probably worth $2000 or so. If the sale price is around $1000 and you would enjoy the project then it's a bargain.
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because the fly uses a bunch of stuff from the Piaggio spares bin, there's tons parts available. the leader motors are fairly straight forward to work on as well.

#1 on the hit list is keys. if they aren't present then it's a whole bunch of money or jumping thru hoops.

beyond that replace basically everything rubber, do a comprehensive service, rebuild the fuel system and with a new battery you should be good to go.
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I don't remember if the Fly had an immobilizer or not. If not, rekeying is relatively cheap. I would empty the fuel, remove the carb bowl and clean out all the detritus and make sure the jets are clean, put about half a gallon of gas in the tank, make sure there's oil in it, set it on the centerstand, hook up the battery off a car with jumper cables, and try to start it. What it does after that will tell you what you are going to need to do to make it run. If it starts right up and runs, fill up the tires and take it for a longish ride to give the new gas time to dissolve the crap you missed in the fuel system, then go from there with what it needs. If you don't trust it, have someone with a truck on speed dial. If it doesn't, start figuring out why. A lot of barn finds are in the barn because they stopped running, and the person who is selling the bike will remember that it ran the day before it was parked, but stopped running and that's why it got parked. What you don't want to do is throw a lot of money at parts it doesn't need until you know what's wrong with it.
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Motovista wrote:
I don't remember if the Fly had an immobilizer or not. If not, rekeying is relatively cheap.
some do, some don't. there was a weird transition where it seemed like Piaggio was rolling out bikes that were using up the last of the carb'd model stuff before going injected/3V motor on a lot of bikes. so really, it's anybody's guess.
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greasy125 wrote:
some do, some don't.
*Mind blown* 🤯
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yes 2006 to 2010 have an immobilizer

I have one put a Malossi Variator kit on it and it will go 65 mph
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