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Hi Peeps! Long time no post, I have a new stable-mate….the dream scoot materialized out of nowhere! I've been longing for a Rally since I was a teen.

The story: January rains in Southern Cal caused a lot of chaos. This scoot was in a garage below street level and ended up submerged under 10 feet of water for a day or three. Owner must think it's like a car and not worthy anymore and decided to sell!

**Original Owner since '78…and only 2488 miles on the clock**

Also…I have a Motorsports receipt from July of 2020 (wasn't the world shut down??) so I know it was solid coming out of that service.

I was not the first to call but they said the rest sounded like flippers (or some of you I'm sure Razz emoticon . I soothed her soul and told her how much I would take care of it and never sell…so we bonded and I picked it up last week.

So far am flushing the gas and oil tanks per recommendations from MJRally and SoCalGuy and will re-grease and clean everything over the next week or two. The headlight had water in it, the tank also but the rest seems good. Work keeps interfering so getting to it when I can.

Super stoked! Updates to follow
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Jean is awesome!   Original owner!
Jean is awesome! Original owner!
Wow!
Wow!
Welcome to the stable, make yourself at home and settle in, it's gonna be a long relationship
Welcome to the stable, make yourself at home and settle in, it's gonna be a long relationship
Purchased in Denver and made its way to Wisconsin before here.   WI Titled and 2024 Registration.
Purchased in Denver and made its way to Wisconsin before here. WI Titled and 2024 Registration.
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Woke up the next day and wasn't sure this really happened!  I keep opening the garage to make sure
Woke up the next day and wasn't sure this really happened! I keep opening the garage to make sure
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Rad find! Good on ya.

I have had a scoot underwater.(Hurricane Harvey). Strongly recommend dropping the engine and opening the cases ASAP.

If splitting cases is too heavy a lift at least pull the jug, exhaust, carb, and gear oil nuts and get some air circulating.
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Thanks for that! I will pull some items off to air it out until I can open it up this weekend.

Cheers thanks !
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Very very cool find and congrats!
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Congrats!!!

Think about fork bearings and front brake parts in addition to the motor stuff. Looks stellar, stoked for you!

Probably going to need a bit of wiring love but it will all work out.
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Absolutely nice one! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
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Score! Go thru it and all will be good. Congrats!
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Thanks Nate!! Thanks John! Thanks Tierney and Roland! Yes to the fork bearings and other stuff, clean and regrease. Hoping electrical is ok but we shall see.

Took off the head last night and the carb. Drained yucky stuff from the oil plug. Poured Motul down into the cylinder and the intake and spun the motor a few times. Wiped down the cylinder with oil. Couldn't get the exhaust off or pull the cylinder and it was getting late. This morning squirted gear oil in and let it all drain out again.

Not off till Sunday so will monitor and do what I can.
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My smallstate got waterlogged before I bought it, too. Pulling the clutch cover will give you a quick indication of the condition of the engine interior, bearings, gears, etc. and the you can go from there?

Great looking scoot.
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Thanks garncarz, great tip I will try that this weekend.
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That is one cool looking Rally! I'm glad it found it's way into your hands. Enjoy man!
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I had to wrap up my P before I had work bench room for this one. Tonight was motor disassembly. Everything is original (bearings/seals) but I wouldn't want to use them. Top end and crank I think we can salvage. Gonna talk to Modkuo about the rest but here are some pics.
It was at this point, that I knew it was gonna be fucked up.
It was at this point, that I knew it was gonna be fucked up.
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oh wow...

honestly not as bad as I thought but about what I expected.

should be a fun project!
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Nice score!

One question about the headlight: were they originally CEV on US imports? I assumed they'd be enclosed GE like on later PX models.
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They were all CEV on the rallys, supers, sprints and most smallies until the P showed up.77-78ish.


Also, Malcom.... love this idea for keeping the small bits sorted:
Great idea.
Great idea.
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Birdsnest wrote:
They were all CEV on the rallys, supers, sprints and most smallies until the P showed up.77-78ish.


Also, Malcom.... love this idea for keeping the small bits sorted:
I can't take all credit for it. A friend used a muffin tin originally. I took it to the next level with the egg tin as it fit bolts better. Found 2 of them at Marshall's for cheap cheap and added a magnet in the bottom of each cup.
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Surf was bad this morning, so I pressure washed the cases. Nothing to report other than my tools will be happy they're not getting dirty.
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SIP order has been placed and should arrive by the time MJ has his next workbreak….then getting it all put back together will be a blast.

Meanwhile cleaning stuff and prepping the racks and other bits that will be put on.

Sorry for the chrome Bitza
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crazy cool OG paint

Swoon.
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