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1980 Honda Twinstar and 2004 Yamaha V Star
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Posts: 501
Location: Akron, Ohio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:36 pm quote
Not the cheapest, but, so few miles.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/d/upton-1979-vespa-p125x-only-41-miles/7301209649.html
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Stella 2T, P200, Rally 180 Euro
Joined: 06 Jan 2014
Posts: 584
Location: Camden, ME
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:02 am quote
Rather have more miles! Low miles just means time to replace all the rubber and seals since they never got used and lubes.
Addicted
1981 P200E / 1979 P200E / 1974 Rally 200
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 578
Location: San Francisco, CA
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:01 pm quote
That P125. It cleaned up.

It was for sale for $1000 a couple of weeks ago. Now it's $3000 with a bath.

Still a good deal. It's brand new. Even has all its sales paperwork.

It needs to be ridden!







Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8686
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:58 pm quote
That’s cool and all, but add a smooth 1k for tires, tubes, battery, seals, clutch plates and bits and rubber, fuel system rebuild.

And that’s if you did it all yourself.

At a shop? Probably about 2k

Is a low miles super clean P125 worth 4~5K?
Enthusiast
1959 Allstate w P125x Engine
Joined: 29 Nov 2020
Posts: 70
Location: Los Angeles
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:34 pm quote
keaton85 wrote:
Rather have more miles! Low miles just means time to replace all the rubber and seals since they never got used and lubes.
True.
And I'd also ask why it has so few miles in the first place.
Bought a Vespa with similar miles a long time ago. Pretty sure the previous owner ran into a tree or something and quit riding. That's not an easy fix.
Bought another low-miler. Someone had tried try grind out the steering lock. Another not an easy fix.
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1654
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:02 am quote
Ray8 wrote:
keaton85 wrote:
Rather have more miles! Low miles just means time to replace all the rubber and seals since they never got used and lubes.
True.
And I'd also ask why it has so few miles in the first place.
Bought a Vespa with similar miles a long time ago. Pretty sure the previous owner ran into a tree or something and quit riding. That's not an easy fix.
Bought another low-miler. Someone had tried try grind out the steering lock. Another not an easy fix.
I've purchased a few low mileage two wheeled vehicles over the years.

"Bought one rode it home decided I didn't like riding"

"Bought to ride to Sturgis now I'm selling"

"Looked like fun but I didn't know over 50cc or faster than 30 mph required a motorcycle license in Minnesota"

My favorite "I've never ridden before and the dealer delivered to my garage" never moved since.
Molto Verboso
2016 Sprint S 150 (his), 2016 Sprint 150 Blu Gaiola (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Excalibur Gray (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Black (his), 2012 GTS 300 Daring Plum (he
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 1024
Location: Vermont
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:28 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Someone needs to grab this:
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wanaque-vintage-vespa/7302196466.html


This was my 8" I've been looking for... but as usual, its for sale when I'm 1200 miles away from home!
Well, I have an offer in but it is less than what the asking is but still the highest. Last email was he wanted to give it a month to see if he gets any higher offers.
Addicted
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 865
Location: S.Salem, NY
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:41 am quote
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wanaque-vintage-vespa/7302196466.html

He told me he had offers up to $1100 and was waiting to see if it went higher. He didn't say what he wanted.
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2961
Location: Staten Island, NY
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:25 am quote
Sounds to me like this guy isn't gonna sell If he can't just accept the best offer at the time. He's stringing multiple people along.

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Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1654
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:59 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Sounds to me like this guy isn't gonna sell If he can't just accept the best idea at the time. He's stringing multiple people along.
Heck, I could offer $2000.00, unless someone comes along with the cash it's just an offer. If he takes to long, his offeror might go elsewhere.
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2966

Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:15 am quote
Moto64 wrote:
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wanaque-vintage-vespa/7302196466.html

He told me he had offers up to $1100 and was waiting to see if it went higher. He didn't say what he wanted.
Go ahead and play his offer game then. Offer him $2000, and when you go to pick it up, ask him what the next highest offer was. Then offer him $1101 right there on the spot. But at the same time, be prepared to just walk away when he gets offended.
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2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 7717
Location: San Francisco
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:26 am quote
to offer 2000 and then come under it is just a crappy way to deal.

suggest a mini auction among those interested, the interested bidders show up and start laying down cash, till all but one drops out.
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x 2), 74 Primavera (x 2), 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5802
Location: So Cal
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:28 am quote
You’re too logical Patrick.
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2:6
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Posts: 7717
Location: San Francisco
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:43 am quote
I have been known stoop to giving a friend of mine my "extra cash" above what I want to pay, but within what I'm willing to pay. and then do the performance of begging that friend to loan me some cash...
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2966

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:20 am quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
I have been known stoop to giving a friend of mine my "extra cash" above what I want to pay, but within what I'm willing to pay. and then do the performance of begging that friend to loan me some cash...
Could you imagine if your friend decided to put you on the spot right then and there?...by not playing their roll and giving you your money!
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8686
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:03 pm quote
Bought a car one time, decided it was worth $600. Show up and the guy tried to play me against another “buyer” who was there.

I had 6 in hand and had given my dad another hundy to hold.

Literally, I bought this car for the left hand grille. That’s all I wanted.

Anyway, it was a POS but that’s a story for another day...

After a test drive I tell the guy 6 and he hems and haws. Well I got this guy... so I bust 6 in cash, in 20’s so it looks FAT. he says will you go 650. I say, lemme ask my pops if I can borrow from the international bank of dad.

Peel off another fiddy, sign the papers. Adios.

I *knew* that dude was his friend. Duh.

Anyway, to bring it all back. That greenie 8, 1k max

There’s better shit out there. You could get exactly that running and riding for 2k just think about that.
Enthusiast
'66 Sears Cruisaire Smallframe
Joined: 12 Aug 2019
Posts: 90
Location: York, PA
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:32 pm quote
We have the big Carlisle swap meet going on here and someone had an old 3 speed Allstate for sale. He was asking $650, but that underside tunnel rust was enough to scare me off. The motor was free, but the flywheel was very loose.









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Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:01 pm quote
I think that bike used to be red.
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8686
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:08 pm quote
hard pass. that's worth whatever you could peel off it in parts. so, i'll be generous and say $300
Addicted
1981 P200E / 1979 P200E / 1974 Rally 200
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 578
Location: San Francisco, CA
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:03 pm quote
Not exactly a deal at $2800, but the patina on this is something pretty remarkable.



Addicted
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 993
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:35 am quote
hjo wrote:
Not exactly a deal at $2800, but the patina on this is something pretty remarkable.
That p with sidecar is a lot of work so it could last several more decades but you won't find that setup cheaper.

Anyone looking for a 74 Sprint. Says it is a Veloce but 73 and 74 were some weird years for American Sprints. You will actually need to look at the motor to determine if it has 3 ports like a Veloce. For $2100 its still a great deal on an original bike. Those front fender reflectors is something you don't see often and different then the ones that came on a P.


https://www.twostrokesmoke.com/forum/buy-sell-and-trade-forum.7/1974-vlbt1-150-sprint-veloce.3274/
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2961
Location: Staten Island, NY
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:23 am quote
Vbb in parts for $1000.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/196779192282445/



Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4403
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Thu May 06, 2021 2:12 pm quote
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2964568113827349/?referralSurface=messenger_lightspeed_banner&referralCode=messenger_banner

Not a screaming deal, but not bad either. If it was closer than a 6+ hour drive one way from me, I would be on it.
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x 2), 74 Primavera (x 2), 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5802
Location: So Cal
Thu May 06, 2021 4:30 pm quote
Somebody jump on that Sprint
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4403
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Thu May 06, 2021 4:57 pm quote
The one Rowdyc posted above is the same one I put a link to on FB. I should have paying more attention, sorry. But on FB, he is asking $1700, so I guess it was worth posting.
Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 627
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Thu May 06, 2021 6:08 pm quote
Spring 'veloce' sold. who scooped it up?
Hooked
1958 Allstate Super Cruisaire 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 291
Location: Philadelphia
Fri May 07, 2021 7:16 am quote
Stella parts for sale... https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/d/levittown-05-genuine-stella-vespa-px/7312654443.html

I just texted the guy and he said the engine case has cracks around the crank...


Doubt it'd be worth it to send off to get repaired to have a spare motor?
What do you all think? I asked him to send some pics of the cracks before I make an offer. Thinking like $100 maybe. Depends on the cracks. Could be nice to have a frame sitting around too, although I prefer the roundtails. Could be a future scoot for one of my kids.

I dunno

There's also 2 Allstate's in Jersey, one close to me and one down by the beaches. Closer one makes my Allstate look mint, and has been up for 21 weeks for sale at $1200 now down to $1000. a 64 that needs a bunch of work. Other one is in much better shape but asking 3k
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2961
Location: Staten Island, NY
Fri May 07, 2021 10:26 am quote
I offered that guy 600 a few weeks ago and he didn't respond. But he didn't mention any cracks on the cases when i offered that. I would have offered less if the cases are damaged. Good luck!
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1654
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Fri May 07, 2021 11:11 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
I offered that guy 600 a few weeks ago and he didn't respond. But he didn't mention any cracks on the cases when i offered that. I would have offered less if the cases are damaged. Good luck!
You know he picked it clean of all the good parts for his other scooter. That pile of parts is only worth anything if you need a parts.

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Hooked
1958 Allstate Super Cruisaire 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 291
Location: Philadelphia
Fri May 07, 2021 4:35 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
I offered that guy 600 a few weeks ago and he didn't respond. But he didn't mention any cracks on the cases when i offered that. I would have offered less if the cases are damaged. Good luck!
He sent pics of the cracks, here’s one:



Hooked
1958 Allstate Super Cruisaire 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 291
Location: Philadelphia
Fri May 07, 2021 4:36 pm quote
Here’s the second one he sent:



Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Fri May 07, 2021 6:47 pm quote
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/d/lenexa-2005-genuine-stella-scooter/7317482815.html

I'm trying to sell one (for more than this one). Please someone take it so I don't buy another.....
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1654
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sat May 08, 2021 4:46 am quote
Chatis wrote:
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/d/lenexa-2005-genuine-stella-scooter/7317482815.html

I'm trying to sell one (for more than this one). Please someone take it so I don't buy another.....
That's cheap, somebody save him, luckily distance and already having two others saves me.
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2961
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat May 08, 2021 5:22 am quote
I would be all over Chatis' at that price if he were a bit closer!
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4403
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sat May 08, 2021 1:48 pm quote
A 2005 without a title is lame. Just sayin'.....
Ossessionato
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 3173
Location: Nashville
Sat May 08, 2021 2:02 pm quote
Tierney wrote:
A 2005 without a title is lame. Just sayin'.....
Paper is just hard to keep up with, period.

If it was closer, I'd be all over that thing, even on a bill of sale.
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