My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!

Brad Cat /
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Hello everyone,

I'm Brad. I'm a reside in Massachusetts. Pretty new to the moped scene. Ive owned multiple dirt bikes, atvs, 2 mopeds and 3 motorized bicycles so i have some knowledge about single cylinder engines, but i hope to learn MUCH more. Last night i bought my first moped "project".

It's a 1970s Vespa Ciao.. Its in pretty rough shape right now, but for what i paid for it (45$ bucks!!) that's sort of expected..

The description i received when i called the seller was that it was basically a "parts" moped. It hadn't run in years, the motor was said to be seized, the handle bars / steering column is snapped, wheels and tires are junk, so his 100$ asking price seemed a bit far-fetched to me. I got to researching for hours about these and they seem like decent quality mopeds and i was almost positive it would be mine..

Well last night i went and looked at it.. Matched his description and the picture he had posted exactly. Everything seemed to be there, so to me i didn't get why this would be for parts, also i noticed that the decompression cable wasn't even hooked up.. So I'm hoping that's why it was labeled as "seized".. The motor wont turn over with out the decompression I'm guessing..?? The guy was in the storage auction business, the ped came out of a unit he bought and had been sitting since. He didn't seem to know much about the bike itself.. .

I will begin working on it tomorrow and see if it is indeed seized up, Ive got a lot of work ahead of me but i am really excited about bringing this thing back to life! I can already see how its going to look in my head when it is done.

Thanks for viewing!

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  My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Topic by: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/16/12 05:50AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Adam Pereira Adam Pereira 03/16/12 12:13PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Francisco Aranda Francisco Aranda 03/16/12 03:54PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/17/12 01:38PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Francisco Aranda Francisco Aranda 03/17/12 09:14PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 03/18/12 12:03AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 03/18/12 12:05AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: JOE PEG JOE PEG 03/18/12 03:35AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/18/12 09:02PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: *.* HONDA *.* HONDA 03/19/12 01:12AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Smith Brad Smith 03/19/12 04:04PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/20/12 12:42AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Robert T... Robert T... 03/20/12 07:31AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/21/12 12:53AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Francisco Aranda Francisco Aranda 03/21/12 04:18PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Robert T... Robert T... 03/21/12 07:27AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Cosmo nPuch Stillstolen Cosmo nPuch Stillstolen 03/21/12 12:08PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/28/12 06:34AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Francisco Aranda Francisco Aranda 03/28/12 04:06PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Steve Diedrich Steve Diedrich 04/27/12 11:15AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 03/28/12 04:38PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/29/12 12:36AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/29/12 01:09AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 03/29/12 01:53AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/29/12 02:27AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 03/29/12 04:45AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 03/29/12 02:04AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 03/29/12 02:36AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/29/12 05:46AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: CtpEDsHED . CtpEDsHED . 03/29/12 09:13AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 03/31/12 06:23PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 04/01/12 01:34AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/01/12 02:48AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 04/01/12 03:25AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/02/12 01:00AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 04/02/12 03:51AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/02/12 04:26AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 04/02/12 04:37AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 04/02/12 04:41AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/02/12 07:00PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Francisco Aranda Francisco Aranda 04/02/12 09:52PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/09/12 02:04AM
  Update, With VID!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/09/12 02:35AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/12/12 03:00AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: dustin lightfoot dustin lightfoot 04/09/12 03:34AM
  Electrical questionRe: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/10/12 01:10AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/14/12 02:30PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: mit mortso mit mortso 04/14/12 04:17PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/14/12 04:38PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: SABAT! andDestroy SABAT! andDestroy 04/16/12 11:52AM
  FUSTRATED...Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/16/12 11:11PM
  Re: FUSTRATED...Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 04/17/12 01:12AM
  Re: FUSTRATED...Re: Blake MD No PM Plz Blake MD No PM Plz 04/17/12 01:27AM
  Re: FUSTRATED...Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/18/12 12:35AM
  New Condenser, New PROBLEMS.Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/18/12 01:09AM
  Re: New Condenser, New PROBLEMS.Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 04/18/12 03:05AM
  Re: New Condenser, New PROBLEMS.Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/18/12 04:13AM
  Re: New Condenser, New PROBLEMS.Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 04/18/12 07:54AM
  Lights, smartphone cameras, ACTION!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/19/12 12:53AM
  Re: Lights, smartphone cameras, ACTION!Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 04/19/12 01:24AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/20/12 04:18AM
  Pulled over, ALREADY.... . . .Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/23/12 02:20AM
  Re: Pulled over, ALREADY.... . . .Re: Bryan Butler Bryan Butler 04/23/12 02:50AM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/27/12 04:25PM
  Re: My Vespa Ciao, Resurrection!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 06/29/12 03:53AM
  New Ciao!!! #2Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/27/12 04:55PM
  Red ciao running!Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/28/12 06:11PM
  Stoked....Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 04/29/12 07:12PM
  Orange ciao update.Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 05/02/12 05:12PM
  Taste of whats to come..Re: Brad Cat Brad Cat 05/10/12 05:02AM
  Moar partsRe: Brad Cat Brad Cat 05/15/12 02:21AM

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