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1974 Rally 200, 1974 Rally 200 with sidecar, Vespacross bike
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The ad has been undated for the 24 bikes. He received, what he feels are, low offers and has stated he is looking for $500-950 per bike. I can see several bikes in the photos with what appears to be broken rear shock mounts starting to come through the frame, probably from extreme weight, and those cages that cover the taillight and rear end of several of bikes is used in Pakistan where these scooters/delivery vehicles get bumped all the time.
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a lambretta or two
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Bad Deal of the Day (and it seems the past year, as it is constantly being posted):

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/3128959004.html

I figure the shop that did the work charged about $1600, give or take. And it still has:

1) rattle can paint job, the incredibly and horribly over-rated and unoriginal hot rod paint scheme
2) pile o' back fees and registration since 2006!
3) bad kick start problem (even though the shop got into the engine and did all that work)
4) no brake light (electrical issues)

Y'all on here need to stop talking up Rally models so much, 'cuz it causes this kinda goofery. It happened to the GS model and then the SS180 and then the Rally. God forbid everyone here decides Supers are fantastic. Then there'll be $2500 Vespa Super models with seized engines.
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Primasarah
1979 P200E, 1977 Rally 200, 1974 Primavera
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Shit, I'd be content with a powerful Sprint or GL over paying out the nose for a Rally.

Not that I wouldn't like a Rally though...
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Molto Verboso
1974 Rally 200, 1977 Rally 200, 1958 LD125 Mk III, 1965 S.S. 180 and on and on
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There is beauty in all models, SFvsr, even small frames. (That's a joke. We like small frames, too.) It really has more to do with the condition of the bike and how well it was maintained over the years.

We often get customers who got a "great deal" on a bike and think the thing needs a little "tuneup" to run right. More often than not, the lower the price he or she paid, the more work the bike is going to need. But that's not the way the majority see it.

"I only paid $400 for this bike. I'm certainly not going to pay more than that to get it running."

That's about the time we feel like pushing the bike out in the street and telling the owner to go fish.

If you're looking to purchase your first bike, even if you've had "thousands of motorcycles over the years, so how hard could it be to fix one of these things up," best to look for the most unmolested, unrestored, lowest mileage scooter you can find. That's one reason we steer people toward the P-series (but there is PLENTY of junk among those models as well).

Yes, you can buy a "restored" scooter, but if this is your first purchase, chances are you don't know what to look for in a complete, pristine restoration. And, frankly, most of the "restorations" you'll find for sale are not what they are cracked up to be, regardless of what country they were "restored" in.

Yes, the Rally model is one of our favorites. Same with GS, SS, GL, GT and so on. BUT, when WE buy a bike, we know that we are going to tear it all the way down and start fresh. We have all the parts and all the tools at our disposal. Most people don't. So, we don't recommend any of those models as your first bike ... unless, of course, we're going to restore it for you first.

Oh, and we have restored some gorgeous Supers that anyone would be proud to own.
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Molto Verboso
Wrecked '61 VNB '65 Allstate '74 Rally 200
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Don't know if this is a good deal, but I like it...
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/3123490643.html
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macgerk77 wrote:
Don't know if this is a good deal, but I like it...
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/3123490643.html
That sounds solid. Nice buncha stuff on it.
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Not a bad deal and the ad promises sex!
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3104546136.html
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nigelthefish wrote:
Not a bad deal and the ad promises sex!
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3104546136.html
True, but it's advocating giving scooters names... which I hate Razz emoticon
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1966 SX200 - 1960 Series 2 Suderia 265cc
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nigelthefish wrote:
Not a bad deal and the ad promises sex!
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3104546136.html
That bike is in my town, yet I run away screaming. Anytime I see the shop manual open on a bike, makes me wonder what they did to the engine. No amount of free sex fixes that.

Morgan
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Never mind. The P has over 600 bucks in back fees.
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Bajaj Chetak in Bklyn
Not mine, but for $1700, might be worth a look. Buncha miles though.
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$1200 blue badge sprint
http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3132400427.html

Anyone want to lend me their trailer?
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Re: $1200 blue badge sprint
xantufrog wrote:
http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3132400427.html

Anyone want to lend me their trailer?
That one looks pretty sweet. Ive been researching 60's seats... Does anyone know if that seat looks original for 68?
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1979 P200E, 1977 Rally 200, 1974 Primavera
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The bluebadge originally came with a saddle seat. That looks to be a proper 70s bench seat for smallframes.
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That one looks pretty sweet. Ive been researching 60's bolts... Does anyone know if that bolt looks original for 68?
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carmonaville wrote:
That one looks pretty sweet. Ive been researching 60's bolts... Does anyone know if that bolt looks original for 68?
That was a good giggle. Yea, 60's bolts smell like petulli and come with free zigzag rolling papers.
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Late 60's... When scoot is broken... Surf!
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carmonaville wrote:
That one looks pretty sweet. Ive been researching 60's bolts... Does anyone know if that bolt looks original for 68?
60's Bolt
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Not a bad deal...pretty sure this is Dullivan....

http://scoot.net/classifieds/forsale.html?id=37515
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Molto Verboso
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SammyM wrote:
carmonaville wrote:
That one looks pretty sweet. Ive been researching 60's bolts... Does anyone know if that bolt looks original for 68?
60's Bolt
off topic but how sweet would deadhead valve covers be
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Molto Verboso
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Jesus, this is a STEAL and me broke
http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/mcy/3144427938.html Crying or Very sad emoticon Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
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macgerk77 wrote:
Jesus, this is a STEAL and me broke
http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/mcy/3144427938.html Crying or Very sad emoticon Crying or Very sad emoticon
And too far away for me
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Not a steal, but this is just a beautiful scooter with a some really nice sensible upgrades. I love the color.

http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/mcy/3126279116.html
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I like this one Frog.. and I'd call it a deal. especially w/ New P2 lump!
I like.
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That light blue body looks like a GS150 to me! Isnt there a battery tray? I cant tell.
Old scoot wrote:
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/mcy/3153768470.html

2 allstates
1 lambretta
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If you want to contact him for better pics, I'll be happy to go get it for you and store it until you can get it. He doesn't mind separating the three.
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Good taste in music.
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Pulp rocks.
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that one seems nicely doable!
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Molto Verboso
1974 Rally USA 200 1980 P200e
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xantufrog wrote:
http://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/3149508998.html
Gone....I would have just got it going and kept the paint just the way it was.
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3 vintage bikes for 1500, it'd be hard to go wrong...
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3159190616.html
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Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
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I would def jump on this deal. Two P200's for 1k. One is already disassembled for you to get back to work putting it together.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/mcy/3162958947.html
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Re: '64 150 for 500
xantufrog wrote:
http://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/3149508998.html
hey! thats the bike i bought! check it out in my thread.
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gatekeep wrote:
xantufrog wrote:
http://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/3149508998.html
Gone....I would have just got it going and kept the paint just the way it was.
exactly what i plan on doing 8)
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Ok....its not vintage and the listing from MVs sister site MB is gone but.

08 Buddy 125,seafoam green 11K miles, new rollers, belt, battery , CDI rear tire, zena lock and some other stuff...needs stator and starter. Body and every thing else in good shape

Yeah...I bought it...$335
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