I have not posted here much, as up to this point the only 'skeeter class motor bike I owned was a Frankenstein bike, but yesterday I came into possession of a Beaut of an old Vespa Moped and I am pumped about it! I need your help though. It's a 1978 Piaggio Moped, model unknown. It's two stroke, has compression, but is in non running condition right now. I'm guessing and hoping that other than the flat rear tire with missing tube, the bike will respond to TLC and some careful waking up.
I got it from a flop house landlord who only knew it was abandoned by an old tenant, and was supposed to have run in recent memory (aka within the past year or two), but was down, and needed some work before it would run again.
I'm hoping if someone sees this they can assist me in obtaining a manual for this bike, or perhaps at least identify the model it is. I have been searching and finding several Piaggio models, none of which is a good match cosmetically at least, for my bike. I think the many variations share similarities in running gear, etc, but it would be nice to see a manual with MY bike pictured in it.
Also- what would you all do FIRST to get this bike into a running state? I can't wait to ride 'er, eagerly anticipating some much needed guidance. Thank-you, oh wise ones..