Name of scooter: Dad’s Scoot (my daughter
Scooter model: Vespa PX200 EFL bought brand new from a dealer in 1992.
Inspiration for project: I always wanted liquid
Time to build: All in all three years by myself – I fancied taking my time…
Frame modifications: Ducati LED rear lights sunk into frame, section that carries number plate cut out and welded back in slightly deeper and at slightly different angle, hidden LED number plate lighting fitted, sections cut out and filled with mesh (by www.blechwerk.com).
Specialised parts: Fully hydraulic disc brakes front & rear, dropped Target headset, choke lever in toolbox, radiator, hosing, brake fluid reservoir etc. in toolbox, Kellermann handlebar indicators, LED indicators rear, belly pan, homemade wiring loom and junction boxes, handle bar controls changed to push button switches, carbon fibre flywheel cowling made by Meiermaschine, Kobold push button housing machined from billet aluminium, steel plate under spare wheel panel retaining electrical components.
Engine: 210 Malossi barrel converted to liquid cooling by welding aluminium jacket around it, liquid-cooled cylinder head, 62mm stroke S&S crankshaft, S&S clutch, petrol pump, 35mm Keihin carb, foam air-filter, MRP reed block, Vespatronic ignition, Elron pipe by ‘FalkR’ with S&S silencer, powder coated.
Speed: Radiator squirted water out at 145kph (90mph)!
Is the scooter reliable: So far not really! Crank broke after 20km and radiator is still incontinent – it can only get better… Paintwork: Moll in Grevenbroich.
Powder coating: Buchner GbR (aka ‘Phantasia62’ in German Scooter Forum).
Overall cost: All in all around €10,000 – this probably means divorce! Hardest part of the project: Frame modifications. Advice for anyone starting a project: Take your time, be aware of the cost and don’t be shy to ask for help.
Anything still to add: Pinstriping and sorting temperature control.
Favourite dealers: Scooter Center, MRP Racing and FalkR
Thanks: The two women in my life who gave me a lot of support and motivation. Everybody who has helped and who I have pestered with my questions. No worries, lads, I’ll pester you agai during my next project! Thank you!