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rperk
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:21 pm  Reply with quote
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Can anybody give me approximate costs for repairs for a Vespa? New Brakes for example, new electrical, new carb, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Just throw it a way. Get a Fashion 250 instead. Chicks dig the fashion.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:22 pm  Reply with quote
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Expect to pay 50 to 75 an hour for scooter service plus parts.

A carb cleaning takes 45 mins plus parts.
A new wiring harness anywhere from 4-12 hrs.

That said, if you are looking at a scooter that needs those repairs I would walk away.

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Matty
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:12 am  Reply with quote
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What kind of Vespa? Also what kind of electrical work?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:43 am  Reply with quote
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rperk, assuming you're talking about a "classic" Vespa (shifter) the parts are pretty cheap. It's the labor that kills you. If you're somebody who doesn't want to get your hands dirty, just that list you provided could run you a grand or more (depending on the electrical issues). These are relatively easy to work on, but they'll eat up a lot of time.

I would agree with Stephen - if you're looking at buying a bike that needs all that, it's probably not worth it (unless it's free!).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:33 pm  Reply with quote
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Parts for brakes would be around $20 unless they found that the hub would out of true then that's at least an other hundred for a new one. Or close to that to pay someone to throw it on a lathe. Then at least 1 hour labor. If doing both front and rear double that.

New carb is $100-125 plus an hour labor. If they just rebuilt it then $20 in parts plus labor.

Electrical could be the most expensive. What needs to be done? New harness, stator, flywheel, switches will be over $300 parts plus at least 4(?) hours labor but probably more. Or if lucky a new battery for $40 and labor.

Engine rebuilds probably start at $400 for labor then if you're lucky under $100 in parts for gaskets, seals, and a cruciform. If your unlucky quite a few hundred more for a crank, bearings, and a top end.

Then while doing brakes or carb they notice your cables are shot then it's $40 or so for cables plus 1-2 hours labor if they do them all and adjust them right.

It adds up fast, just to be a little more specific in what you need.

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rperk
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:09 pm  Reply with quote
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Thank you for all of your feedback. I'm sorry that I can't be more specific, but your general information is very helpful. Thanks to all that responded.
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Wow, that's creepy. He's like a spy or something.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:58 am  Reply with quote
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His posting name, backwards, is "Creeper," phonetically.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:57 am  Reply with quote
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kennylibido wrote:
His posting name, backwards, is "Creeper," phonetically.


‫‬‭‮‪‫‬‭‮҉you've been playing with this character again, right Kenny?

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