Tue May 24, 2022 2:54 pm

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Ossessionato
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Tue May 24, 2022 2:54 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
Isn't that lml hand grips? I smell me an lml t5!
No, they're the correct ones for the model, but worn out. Engine's definitely a T5 too. They could have paid better attention to details with that asking price…
Tue May 24, 2022 3:52 pm

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
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Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Location: PNW from LBC
Tue May 24, 2022 3:52 pm linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
No, they're the correct ones for the model, but worn out. Engine's definitely a T5 too. They could have paid better attention to details with that asking price…
Agreed, that is not a $10k restoration. Still a cool scooter, but not 100 point concours by any means
Tue May 24, 2022 4:11 pm

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Tue May 24, 2022 4:11 pm linkquote
GeekLion wrote:
Agreed, that is not a $10k restoration. Still a cool scooter, but not 100 point concours by any means
The red overspray on the fork (between the bottom of the horn cast and the top of the fender) is driving me crazy. Since day one with me being into vintage scooters, a sloppily painted (or restored) fork on a Vespa or lambretta with even a halfway decent paint job has been a huge pet peeve of mine. To me it's similar to dressing in REALLY nice high end clothes...while wearing old worn out tennis shoes. No matter how nice the clothes look, my eyes will wander down to those crappy kicks.


NOTE: my comment is not meant to be directed to Bar Italia in any way, shape, or form. It was directed to whoever painted the scooter.
Tue May 24, 2022 4:18 pm

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Tue May 24, 2022 4:18 pm linkquote
whodatschrome wrote:
The red overspray on the fork (between the bottom of the horn cast and the top of the fender) is driving me crazy. Since day one with me being into vintage scooters, a sloppily painted (or restored) fork on a Vespa or lambretta with even a halfway decent paint job has been a huge pet peeve of mine. To me it's similar to dressing in REALLY nice high end clothes...while wearing old worn out tennis shoes. No matter how nice the clothes look, my eyes will wander down to those crappy kicks.


NOTE: my comment is not meant to be directed to Bar Italia in any way, shape, or form. It was directed to whoever painted the scooter.
Agreed, and understood. Dirty shoes (forks) and overspray in general is an eye sore.
Tue May 24, 2022 5:33 pm

Addicted
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Location: Philadelphia
 
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1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Tue May 24, 2022 5:33 pm linkquote
hjo wrote:
That bike looks nice.

Bello Moto has one they're selling for $10k.

But they price their bikes so high that they stay for sale for years.
In regards to blacking out the plates, quick and easy to find an address through a plate search. I don't want no random creeps showing up at my house!
Tue May 24, 2022 9:21 pm

Ossessionato
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Tue May 24, 2022 9:21 pm linkquote
FridayMatinee wrote:
In regards to blacking out the plates, quick and easy to find an address through a plate search. I don't want no random creeps showing up at my house!
...which is why I remove my plate each and every time I park my scooter either on a sidewalk or pirate a metered parking spot without paying.
Tue May 24, 2022 11:26 pm

Enthusiast
1979 Vespa P200E
Joined: 08 Feb 2010
Posts: 80
Location: San Jose, CA
 
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1979 Vespa P200E
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Tue May 24, 2022 11:26 pm linkquote
Their typical crack smoking price. Yeah, I saw it in person at their shop when they were asking $8600. Didn't have the wheel covers. I guess adding the covers increased the price by $625. You can import a pretty clean one for 1/4 the price give or take.
hjo wrote:
That bike looks nice.

Bello Moto has one they're selling for $10k.

But they price their bikes so high that they stay for sale for years.
Wed May 25, 2022 4:54 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
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Wed May 25, 2022 4:54 am linkquote
hjo wrote:
It's this weird hoarding den. It looks like what they're doing is waiting for these bikes to appreciate dry rot.
FTFY

And while it's no "leaving the motor in while they did it," nothing says, "Half-ass resto job" like not even bothering to re-paint the shifter marks.



Fri May 27, 2022 10:46 am

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1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Fri May 27, 2022 10:46 am linkquote
Erm. On the one hand, giant money pit. On the other hand, It's a mostly complete '56 handlebar for $200... surely there are multiple parts on this worth 200 to someone



Fri May 27, 2022 11:40 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Fri May 27, 2022 11:40 am linkquote
this has fill a five gallon bucket full of $20 bills and burn it written all over it with a side of frustration and heartache.

or you could do this: for everyday that you own this until you sell it put $5 in a container. when you sell it, if it's a running, riding decently presentable scooter. what you sold it for plus all of those 5's? congrats, you broke even.

conversely, you could part it for probably 3K-ish
Fri May 27, 2022 12:17 pm

Molto Verboso
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Fri May 27, 2022 12:17 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
this has fill a five gallon bucket full of $20 bills and burn it written all over it with a side of frustration and heartache.

or you could do this: for everyday that you own this until you sell it put $5 in a container. when you sell it, if it's a running, riding decently presentable scooter. what you sold it for plus all of those 5's? congrats, you broke even.

conversely, you could part it for probably 3K-ish
Knowing what i know, you will be thousands into getting this on the road. however, you will be one cool MF'er.
Fri May 27, 2022 1:32 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Location: San Francisco, CA
 
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Fri May 27, 2022 1:32 pm linkquote
I would buy this if it were closer. And spend like the rest of my life fixing it.

Interesting. All these old bikes in the eastern US. In California, we mostly have 1970s bikes.
Fri May 27, 2022 3:24 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Fri May 27, 2022 3:24 pm linkquote
GickSpeed wrote:
Knowing what i know, you will be thousands into getting this on the road. however, you will be one cool MF'er.
dude, you're an expert in the field and it pleases me that I thought the same. a little validation! but just seeing that the fan shroud is missing? that means that the cylinder shroud is most likely too. and the carb? woof. there's like 5~6 hundo easy. then ALL the other shit... to make this start and run and put it on the road would easily be 2K

if you peddled in wide body, and had a stash of parts? sure. but if not? you jumping into the deep deep end of the pool with both feet before testing the water.
Fri May 27, 2022 4:40 pm

Molto Verboso
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Fri May 27, 2022 4:40 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
dude, you're an expert in the field and it pleases me that I thought the same. a little validation! but just seeing that the fan shroud is missing? that means that the cylinder shroud is most likely too. and the carb? woof. there's like 5~6 hundo easy. then ALL the other shit... to make this start and run and put it on the road would easily be 2K

if you peddled in wide body, and had a stash of parts? sure. but if not? you jumping into the deep deep end of the pool with both feet before testing the water.
The floorails of this Allstate are missing. that is $500 if you are lucky for a complete set. You would be better off buying a $1500.00 project that is complete and stuff an additional 2k in it for a stock bike. Pinasco or CC Corsa setup (modern day traffic), add 2k just in parts. Then you have a nice patina driver. Restoration? add another 2-3K in body work & paint.

All this can be done and it's enjoyable, it's just that WB bikes are not for everyone.
Fri May 27, 2022 4:44 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Fri May 27, 2022 4:44 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
this has fill a five gallon bucket full of $20 bills and burn it written all over it with a side of frustration and heartache.

or ...
you could stuff a spare 150 rotary valve large frame motor in there, sort the front end, cables, tires and brakes, now scrub it good and dose it with some Ospho and then wax it up nicely - cheapo delicious rat rod if it's not all rusted out and you have a half ass motor laying around. No gas tank is your biggest challenge. Just don't hack it up with anything irreversible please ?
Sat May 28, 2022 9:53 am

Hooked
1968 VBB150
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Location: OC
 
Hooked
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Sat May 28, 2022 9:53 am linkquote
This can't be real/not stolen?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/584859719638244/
Sat May 28, 2022 9:57 am

Ossessionato
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Sat May 28, 2022 9:57 am linkquote
dsnyder586 wrote:
It's real because it is located 1,000 + miles away from anyone that wants it.
Sat May 28, 2022 9:58 am

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VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Sat May 28, 2022 9:58 am linkquote
Gone by now I'd bet…


One like that listed in Houston about 4 years ago for 750… in much worse shape though.

I almost got it! I ended up buying a white P frame from the kid that bought it about a year ago. It was a cool surprise to see who snagged it. Scoot was easily identifiable by the patina.

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Sat May 28, 2022 9:58 am

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Sat May 28, 2022 9:58 am linkquote
Tierney wrote:
It's real because it is located 1,000 + miles away from anyone that wants it.
Would drive for that one!
Sat May 28, 2022 10:17 am

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Sat May 28, 2022 10:17 am linkquote
Screenshot before his inbox explodes and the post gets deleted…



Sat May 28, 2022 10:18 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sat May 28, 2022 10:18 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Would drive for that one!
*raido static crackles*

kajiit this is birbs. over.

*click*

birbs I read you loud and clear. over.

*click*

located asset. need assistance on extraction. over.

*click*

Rodger. txt LZ. fueling taco. acquiring turbo juice. over.

*click*

copy. copy. bring Doritos. over and out.

*click*

10-4

~end transmission~
Sat May 28, 2022 10:23 am

Enthusiast
Yes
Joined: 20 Apr 2020
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Location: CT
 
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Sat May 28, 2022 10:23 am linkquote
Well, I want it and it's 30 miles from me....
Sat May 28, 2022 10:33 am

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Sat May 28, 2022 10:33 am linkquote
Dirty30Dillon wrote:
Well, I want it and it's 30 miles from me....
Get after it!!!
Sat May 28, 2022 10:41 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Sat May 28, 2022 10:41 am linkquote
They raised the price to 2k - but still a deal. Go get it!
Sat May 28, 2022 10:43 am

Sergeant at Arms
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Sat May 28, 2022 10:43 am linkquote
Dirty30Dillon wrote:
Well, I want it and it's 30 miles from me....
go buy it immediately.
Sat May 28, 2022 11:05 am

Enthusiast
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Sat May 28, 2022 11:05 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
go buy it immediately.
Price raised and already has someone coming to get it.
Sat May 28, 2022 12:34 pm

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2006 GTS 250
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Sat May 28, 2022 12:34 pm linkquote
Dirty30Dillon wrote:
Price raised and already has someone coming to get it.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:42 am

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
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Location: Winder GA
 
Hooked
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:42 am linkquote
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/d/woodstock-1959-allstate-cruisaire-vna/7489455468.html

Hard to tell how much bondo is under that glossy blue paint. I'm going to go see it for kicks 'cause it's close.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:44 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:44 am linkquote
Curious to see what you find - I was scratching my chin about that one's story
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:16 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:16 am linkquote
I don't think it has much bondo on it--looks like some small dents were just left in place and painted--but whoever did the work didn't know Vespas. Screws holding the floor rail caps, improvised or otherwise mis-installed outer floor rails. the zip tie mis-running the front brake cable, probably some other stuff. Looks like the original metal VIN plate under the fuel tap, though, so that's a good sign at least.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:19 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:19 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Looks like the original metal VIN plate under the fuel tap, though, so that's a good sign at least.
Painted over, though - seems awfully sloppy to me to do that. But 1200 is increasingly "le cheap" these days
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:23 am

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:23 am linkquote
Mod Eric The Skin wrote:
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/d/woodstock-1959-allstate-cruisaire-vna/7489455468.html

Hard to tell how much bondo is under that glossy blue paint. I'm going to go see it for kicks 'cause it's close.
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take 1K in cash.

no title, lights are iffy, 3spd. meh. for 12~15 you could probably pick up and OG paint 4spd bike that mostly works the same.

the paint looks nice. but then again, anything painted chevy marina blue looks nice, even a 66 Malibu.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:24 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:24 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
the paint looks nice. but then again, anything painted chevy marina blue looks nice, even a 66 Malibu.
Other than the two spots that he fixed the scrapes with a magic marker.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:32 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:32 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Other than the two spots that he fixed the scrapes with a magic marker.
*ALLEGEDLY*
Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:03 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Location: San Francisco, CA
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:03 pm linkquote
Doesn't look too bad! You can see all the seams, and they left a lot of dents/holes.

There's one clumpy bondo spot here.



Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:10 pm

Hooked
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:10 pm linkquote
Neat.

Waffle brake pedal
Choke built into the seat
Someone already upgraded the pogo stick fork
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:43 pm

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:43 pm linkquote
xantufrog wrote:
Curious to see what you find - I was scratching my chin about that one's story
From the owner: I purchased it from the 2nd or 3rd owner in 1998. He was a ticket broker here in Georgia, said he found the scooter in the back of a record shop in Mississippi and bought it on the spot "as is". I do not have a title for it. I had it tagged in Cobb County once I showed them proof of insurance.

It was 95+% complete when I got it, but had been painted poorly using a Plymouth blue metal flake. I stripped it down, almost zero rust but several sheet metal cracks. I had a retired Ford/Mercury auto body man prep and paint it using a Honda blue metal flake with clear coat top.

I "restored" it and cleaned all metal fasteners, aluminum handles, etc. and reused everything original that I could. All rubber, cables, tires/tubes, wiring harness, etc. we're replaced with Piaggio, Bajaj, or equivalent NOS parts.

Motor was rebuilt by a scooter shop in Illinois. Tank interior was blasted and coated but has light surface rust now since I drained the fuel years ago. I found a Harley upholstery guy outside of Cleveland, OH who removed the old horse hair stuffing and crafted a custom black leather seat using original frame.

I saved the old muffler, rear shock and spring, and misc parts. The only major part I replaced was the front fork. It's a Bajaj replacement that has a shock. As you may know, the original Sears Allstate models were shipped with no shock in the front and that combined with the 8" diameter wheels made riding it on the street a nerve wracking experience. It has one original Vespa key that unlocks the front wheel.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:50 pm

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:50 pm linkquote
Mod Eric The Skin wrote:
From the owner: I purchased it from the 2nd or 3rd owner in 1998. He was a ticket broker here in Georgia, said he found the scooter in the back of a record shop in Mississippi and bought it on the spot "as is". I do not have a title for it. I had it tagged in Cobb County once I showed them proof of insurance.

It was 95+% complete when I got it, but had been painted poorly using a Plymouth blue metal flake. I stripped it down, almost zero rust but several sheet metal cracks. I had a retired Ford/Mercury auto body man prep and paint it using a Honda blue metal flake with clear coat top.

I "restored" it and cleaned all metal fasteners, aluminum handles, etc. and reused everything original that I could. All rubber, cables, tires/tubes, wiring harness, etc. we're replaced with Piaggio, Bajaj, or equivalent NOS parts.

Motor was rebuilt by a scooter shop in Illinois. Tank interior was blasted and coated but has light surface rust now since I drained the fuel years ago. I found a Harley upholstery guy outside of Cleveland, OH who removed the old horse hair stuffing and crafted a custom black leather seat using original frame.

I saved the old muffler, rear shock and spring, and misc parts. The only major part I replaced was the front fork. It's a Bajaj replacement that has a shock. As you may know, the original Sears Allstate models were shipped with no shock in the front and that combined with the 8" diameter wheels made riding it on the street a nerve wracking experience. It has one original Vespa key that unlocks the front wheel.
Not bad - sounds like a legit bike that's just seen a few things (few haven't I reckon!). You gonna bite?
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:30 pm

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Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Location: San Francisco, CA
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:30 pm linkquote
Grab it! it's not bad at all! Definitely worth it for the price.
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:02 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:02 am linkquote
Not a steal but a pretty clean euro p125x (not sure actual year, but the pics are nice all around)



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