I recently purchased a 200GT with a salvage title. It has over 20,000 miles and and some cosmetic damages. I'm assuming it was previously stolen then recovered as the lock that attaches to the frame is completely cracked. The guy I purchased it from added a third party key to it allowing it to work with 2 keys (original must be used to allow CDI to work. I request help on the following:
1. I'd like to restore it to operating with one key has anybody had any experiences with cutting out the old fractured lock holder (the one welded to the frame) and replacing it? I've found the pieces at the SIP scooter shop. Just would like some insight if anybody has done it before.
2. The flood boards are bent so much so that the passenger peg does not fully extend. Anybody have any experience with bending pieces back? Perhaps tack welding a pad eye?
3. This thing has over 20000 miles. If I installed the 219cc kit would this rejuvenate its life? Or am I looking at the existing engine failing in the near future?
Thanks for any words of wisdom guys! Much appreciated!