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OliverCiaravella
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Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:20 am

Hey All

Just joining as have just received a NSU Prima D for free and am going to make a start on restoring it.

Figured I will need some experienced advice as I go through.

Struggling to upload a picture as just gives web link

Olly

OliverCiaravella
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Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:31 am

Did it via the app


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Daggs
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Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:16 am

My first bit of advice (unrequested) :)
Do not repaint it, It looks fine.
My 2nd bit of advice (also unrequested)
Spend carefully on it. Recouping your costs via a future sale, rarely works on less popular models. As I know to my cost.

OliverCiaravella
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Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:01 am

Thanks Daggs.

I am still undecided on respray will possibly see if can restore the paintwork without it.

TBh I am not sure if we will be reselling it as said it was free and whilst I have never owned a scooter this will be a project and would be nice to have it restored.

I have found a site and costed most of aesthetic parts and comes out reasonably priced.

I was looking at around 1k ish to restore so likely with this figured a respray wouldn’t be feasible, although do have a friend that I could call in for a favour.

storkfoot
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Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:02 pm

Does it run?

OliverCiaravella
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Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:20 pm

Storkfort I am not sure yet as it’s at my parents I would imagine it needs new batteries at very least but looking at engine it appears the gaskets would need replacing.

Tbh with the number of owners and mileage I will look at having under the covers cleaned up and serviced will see if bodywork polishes up and then will have some of the metal work rechromed and will replace the rubbers.

I think that should be all that’s needed.

Would anyone have value that once running for this as I need it for insurance


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storkfoot
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Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:19 pm

Once you start stripping it down you could easily diminish the value.

OliverCiaravella
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Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:42 am

Thanks for that. This is no criticism just interested to know why work on it will diminish the value. Surely new seals on engine, new rubber handles/seats and a polish of paintwork wouldn’t devalue it or am I missing something

cgt75b
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Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:31 am

That’s awesome, the very best of luck getting it up and running 😎

Keep us posted please.

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