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Hello,
Got this GT 200 as a project. A new battery has some of the electrical come to power.
Some wires are clearly disconnected.
Look at the radiator water. What is the white stuff.

How does the rusted floor looks? Salvageable?

Any suggestions as what it might need to run again?

Last time it ran, was months ago.

Thanks
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with a floor like that, that's a parts bike.

that coolant (if you can even call it that) looks dreadful. if the motor runs, it'll need a head gasket and a water pump for sure, and likely a comprehensive cooling system rebuild. I'd call that parts as well.
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greasy125 wrote:
with a floor like that, that's a parts bike.

that coolant (if you can even call it that) looks dreadful. if the motor runs, it'll need a head gasket and a water pump for sure, and likely a comprehensive cooling system rebuild. I'd call that parts as well.
not to mention the wiring harness total mess that WILL be hell to sort out.

I would pull off decent spares and take the rest to the scrap yard for some cash.
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old as dirt wrote:
not to mention the wiring harness total mess that WILL be hell to sort out.

I would pull off decent spares and take the rest to the scrap yard for some cash.
indeed.

looks like a flood bike. or a theft recovery that was dumped in a river.
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Not flood, and I have the keys.
Let's see
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colosseo wrote:
Not flood, and I have the keys.
Let's see
how did so much shit end up *inside* the body work and why is the wiring all gacked up?
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No idea. I got it last night. I turned the key and the electric came on
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Perhaps mice got up inside from the holes in the floor, bringing in debris and chewing the wires.

If you're really determined to bring the scoot back, you'll need to disassemble it completely, media blast at least the floor and weld patches of steel in there. Then prime and repaint that area.

You're also looking at partial wiring loom and full engine rebuild. That brown water and white foam coming out is a bad sign.

I concur with others above...its too far gone - scavenge the good stuff for parts and scrap the rest. Do a bit of research to see what parts are no longer available for the GT200 and pull those if they are serviceable or can be reconditioned.
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colosseo wrote:
Hello,
Got this GT 200 as a project. A new battery has some of the electrical come to power.
Some wires are clearly disconnected.
Look at the radiator water. What is the white stuff.

How does the rusted floor looks? Salvageable?

Any suggestions as what it might need to run again?

Last time it ran, was months ago.

Thanks
I agree with Greasy. Unless you really want it as a "project" the rust on the structure is only surpassed by the rust from the internals. You can probably find a better starting point. I wish you luck with it though, and will watch if you update us.
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I admire your motivation but am going to jump on this pig pile and repeat the same thing. You'll most likely be better off parting it out and applying those gains towards another machine. That is unless you are in it for the challenge and don't worry about those things. Enough effort, parts, time and money can fix most machines. IMHO, it's uneconomically repairable. Corrosion is the enemy, the money and even your DIY energy to fix it is going to exceed the scooters value.

If you can't get it running without dumping money into it, cut your losses. The pictures posted do not look good, hence the responses. Think safety, you don't want that to fold in half while riding.
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