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Hi Guys,

Need a little help and advice.

I'll be putting either a PX125 or PX150 engine in the GT, what I want to know, is when buying an engine what are the things that HAVE to be included in order to do the swap?

New loom? -I presume so..?

Cables are probably more frame specific rather than engine wise -going from a GT160/GS engine to a PX?

What floor runners should I buy, anyone got a link to a cheap good quality set?

What would you recommend in terms of nuts and bolts, are there packs you can buy in order to replace a whole bike? I wanna get rid of all the rusty fixings etc.

Imagine to yourself you were restoring this:

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and were to use this: http://www.ebay.co.uk to buy stuff as well as other sites within the UK.

What would you buy?

Give me a shopping list guys

The more info on the engine requirements the better, ie, CDI etc and wiring, what will I need specifically.


Yours eternally
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I don't know your bike (I'd love to)
You could send it to me, I'll send you a bike with all the propper bits already on it, and I'll deal with it... save you the headache Razz emoticon
You probably have to do some research.

Beedspeed in your neck of the woods sell "fixing kits" with all the nuts and bolt for a whole bike... but probably not your GT... call them, maybe they put a kit together for you...
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TEAM #68
ET4 & GT160
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Vader19 wrote:
I don't know your bike (I'd love to)
You could send it to me, I'll send you a bike with all the propper bits already on it, and I'll deal with it... save you the headache Razz emoticon
You probably have to do some research.

Beedspeed in your neck of the woods sell "fixing kits" with all the nuts and bolt for a whole bike... but probably not your GT... call them, maybe they put a kit together for you...
Well http://buzzsolomoto.co.uk seem to have most parts, they specialise in Spanish Lambrettas and Vespas, they actually imported the bike in question.

Where I fall down on knowledge is the engine department to be fair.

Any info on that would be useful, knowing that when I buy, what I'm looking for, what essentials do I need, what things can be swapped between engines (ie suspension etc).
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Those GT160s are cool bikes, with a piston ported motor. Try to keep that shit original. PX motors are a dime a dozen.
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It looks like you'll want Rally floor rails. As far as nuts and bolts go, don't buy a kit. I did, and it's a nightmare. You'll get all the bits in a plastic bag, and you won't know what any of it is.

I use SIP when I need to find specific nuts and bolts, because it tells you the exact size and threading of everything. Then I just make a shopping list and go to the hardware store.
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JSharpPhoto wrote:
It looks like you'll want Rally floor rails. As far as nuts and bolts go, don't buy a kit. I did, and it's a nightmare. You'll get all the bits in a plastic bag, and you won't know what any of it is.

I use SIP when I need to find specific nuts and bolts, because it tells you the exact size and threading of everything. Then I just make a shopping list and go to the hardware store.
Do the rally rails go all the way back? On the GT's they don't seem to curve round on the back and stop short of the end.

I will check out SIP, problem is the build will probably start very reactive, as in i wont know specific bolts etc i need. Hmm maybe i can find a supplier who sells bolt kits that are labeled?
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