Joined: 18 Jun 2005
Location: Longfellow, Minneapolis
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!).
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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