I'm in the market for a scooter at the moment and a FOF has mentioned they have a 2001 T4 150cc Vespa they might want to sell. (I assume they mean an ET4).
- hasn't been used regularly for 4 months (let's call it 6).
- hasn't been serviced in 8 months (let's call it about a year) and "could use one".
- battery needs a bit of a charge to get started because it hasn't been ridden much
- about 14,000 miles on the clock.
Is it even worth looking at this? I'm moderately spannery (i.e. can change oil and simple stuff with a Haynes) but I've had a bad experience with buying a car that was off the road for a couple of years (it was just knackered as a result of the neglect). I'm assuming the guy hasn't done anything special to store it before he stopped using it.
I assume I would be looking at changing oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid and quite possibly a drive belt. Also - does the battery thing sound like a new battery and alternator job, or just a battery? Can you kickstart these things?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice...