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Hi All,

Glad to join the vespa gang! I bought a well used et250 with the 70cc malossi kit already installed.

I know almost nothing about vespas and all i know has been from this forum and wikipedia the past week.

few Qs,

the bike has 16 000km on it and i am wondering how used this is? when i bought it it didnt seem high but all other Vespas for sale on craigslist have around 2500-5000km but are all about 1000$ cad more than what i paid ( 2200 cad). is that a high mileage? or will i get lots more life out if it?

also the exhaust is stock and has a fair bit of surface rust, is this normal? the previous owner used this bike a lot and there is body damage on the plastic bits which I will likely replace, but is the exhaust rust a big deal?

The bike is AWESOME and i just want to get a lot of use out if it and cherish it since its so fun to ride and i dont want it to get any older ahah.

thanks lot!

AM
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High mileage is 60,000 miles...

When was it first used? I'm not concerned about model year, that's eff-all to do with reality.
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its a 2005 in red, ( rosso red) , im the thrid owner now, not sure when first used, it was bought in 04 according to service records.

Dumb question now: if the speedo displays speed in km/h does that mean odometer is also in km?

also, should a vespa dealer have touch up paint? the bike appears to have been dropped and there is a fair bit of scratches on the metal bits.

I want to get the bike into new like condition, its my new baby ehehe

( also, why did they have to stop makign the et2? i love the looks and the peppy engine is great! gas usage is high, but a fun beast she is!)

anyone deal with scooterwest.com? im wanting to get some new chrome body panels from them.


thanks all!

AM
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ET2NEWBIE wrote:
its a 2005 in red, ( rosso red) , im the thrid owner now, not sure when first used, it was bought in 04 according to service records.

Dumb question now: if the speedo displays speed in km/h does that mean odometer is also in km?

also, should a vespa dealer have touch up paint? the bike appears to have been dropped and there is a fair bit of scratches on the metal bits.

I want to get the bike into new like condition, its my new baby ehehe

( also, why did they have to stop makign the et2? i love the looks and the peppy engine is great! gas usage is high, but a fun beast she is!)

anyone deal with scooterwest.com? im wanting to get some new chrome body panels from them.


thanks all!

AM
Welcome! I love my ET2. scooterwest, also known as motorsport scooters is excellent. Max from motorsport is a member on this forum and is always helpful with questions.
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awesome! thanks, i feel as if i should have declared its value a bit higer when i insured it, i claimed it at 2500, but all the et2s on C-list in van go for over 3k ( not many for sale though). its a shame they dont make the 2 strokes anymore.
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Well that is pretty significant mileage for a kitted 2 stroke IMO. On the other hand, the 50cc 2 stroke engine is not hard to rebuild. You will probably enjoy doing a rebuild or installing a different kit when the time comes.

Touch up paint is available from Vespa but is expensive - and often doesn't match older paint all that well. It may be simpler to have a local auto paint shop scan a panel of your scoot and make you up a pint of matching paint or even a spray can as you prefer.
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9000 miles (16000 km) high for a kitted engine?

does the 70cc kit put a lot more strain on a 50cc engine?


from what i can tell what the kits do it doesnt seem like its NOS where more power is put into a stock engine, the kit alters the important engine bits, isnt ht eengine also beefed up?
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Youre increasing the engine size to 70 cc so a new performance crankshaft could be a good idea. There are tons of them on SIP scootershop.

Im really excited for you.
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ET2NEWBIE wrote:
9000 miles (16000 km) high for a kitted engine?

does the 70cc kit put a lot more strain on a 50cc engine?
I don't think 9,000 miles is too much on your scooter, don't worry. Plus, you don't know how many miles are on the kit - it could have gone 4,000 miles or more before someone decided to pop that on.

The crank bearings and such will get more strain under the increased power, but I think you should have good longevity on your engine. I am surprised the exhaust is stock... seems like that would restrict some of the benefit of the 70cc.
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so looking at the service records indicate that the first owner had the 70cc malossi kit installed after 6600km ( so ya after 4000miles ahha), so the bike currently has about 10 000 km with the kit on.

All the other et2s in the area with lower mileage go for 3500$ ish with no mods, so maybe a bit of a higher mileage but with engine mods and also with decent maintence done aint so bad.

Theres an auto shop nearby i should go in and ask about paint!
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