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Hello, everybody!

My name is Andis and I'm from Latvia, its a small country in the eastern Europe on the coast of Baltic sea, those who are interested can try to find it on the map
I have been reading modernvespa for couple of months now and I find it very helpful and interesting. Thanks to everyone for that!
In the beginning of May I bought Vespa PX 125E 1987, but engine is from 1984, at least vin number says so. It was in drivable condition, started with kik-start, electric starter engine had been removed. The bill of lading showed that this Vespa had come from France, but in the middle it had been kept in Lithuania (its neighbor country) for some time. Lithuania in this region is well known for the same reasons as Indonesia, Thailand and other Vespa Bodge producing countries are well known on this forum only that Lithuanian professionals are mostly working on cars. Because of this I was ready that there will come out some interesting things and they came, see pictures below. Of course, you can ask than why I bought in the first time, my answer is, I wanted something to do in winter and the price was ok.
For me it's a first scooter, first Vespa and first project, good place to start I hope I will find all the answer her, if not than you can wait some questions
First are some pictures of how it looked when I got it, I used it like that for whole summer, I mean European summer Speedo gear was missing so couldn't see how fast I'm going, but friends who were riding along whit me on their bikes said that my top speed was 99Km/h, it was with almost full throttle, but the engine didn't sound happy what is normal I guess.
Further you can see some pictures of disassembling process and pretty nasty rust In some vital points
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Disassembling
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This stuf inside the body is porolone that was glued to body, it had started to fall in pieces and only when i took out tank i understood what is this shit what i all the time got in the air filter
This stuf inside the body is porolone that was glued to body, it had started to fall in pieces and only when i took out tank i understood what is this shit what i all the time got in the air filter
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Nice little scoot ya got there mate!

Good luck with your project.
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wow mate, i never expect there will be lots of rust under that nice looking scooter.. but still it seem a nice project

wish u the best and powodzenia

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That is a wierd plastic trim on the front fender... i like the spido, and the mud guard, but i would defenitely replace the whole frame... at least here its quite relatively cheap
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robbyrivai wrote:
but i would defenitely replace the whole frame... at least here its quite relatively cheap
Agreed! its not safe wear frame like that Wha? emoticon
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hell of a lot to do, pal
wish you good luck))

mine is under way too:
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but I only have to repaint and fix a couple of bad dents after a road accident.
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You'd probably be better off buying a new LML frame and re-framing it. Nerd emoticon
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robbyrivai wrote:
That is a wierd plastic trim on the front fender... i like the spido, and the mud guard, but i would defenitely replace the whole frame... at least here its quite relatively cheap
You are right I'm thinking to replace the body. As I'm not the sheet metal specialist I wouldn't do the reparation myself anyway and the cost for reparation comes close to price of new body.
But to find something from spears her in Latvia is almost impossible, need to order everything and ordering whole body would be quite expensive, I would be glad to get some used body in decent shape; maybe our Italian or French friends can help me? I guess there are a lot of PXs
I would be thankful if you could contact me by PM.
I'm planning vacation in the end of November, so I could make a little trip to Italy or France and bring the baby home
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andiss wrote:
robbyrivai wrote:
That is a wierd plastic trim on the front fender... i like the spido, and the mud guard, but i would defenitely replace the whole frame... at least here its quite relatively cheap
You are right I'm thinking to replace the body. As I'm not the sheet metal specialist I wouldn't do the reparation myself anyway and the cost for reparation comes close to price of new body.
But to find something from spears her in Latvia is almost impossible, need to order everything and ordering whole body would be quite expensive, I would be glad to get some used body in decent shape; maybe our Italian or French friends can help me? I guess there are a lot of PXs
I would be thankful if you could contact me by PM.
I'm planning vacation in the end of November, so I could make a little trip to Italy or France and bring the baby home
Goodluck finding it mate, here In Indonesia i can still have a excellent used P series frame for $60-$70, no bodge of course

Indonesian Bodge are expoted by mafia's of rich and greedy people lookin for a fast cash
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Bearing in mind the costs of obtaining a new frame, etc. in Latvia, surely a good panel beating workshop could patch up this frame?
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