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Old 7th December 2009, 09:06   #61
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Personally I would get a SIL 200cc engine - SIL still make them (or did until recently). Their most recent engine is stage 4 tuned. Get a Jetex 22 mm carb reamed out to 26mm and you will have a scooter with performance that is adequate for Indian roads.
SIL did make them until recently, but the catch here is that the GP 200 engines were never accessible to us locals here! They were all intended only for export, I remember it being mentioned even in the Indian Lambretta guide. So the only option left would be to import them anyways.
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Old 7th December 2009, 10:25   #62
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The gearing depends on what you do to the engine and how you intend to ride it. Over here, the engines are tuned to rev much higher than standard and the Li 150 box is considered to be the best, however the cost to have the engine component parts imported will be astronomic, if indeed it is possible at all.
Personally I would get a SIL 200cc engine - SIL still make them (or did until recently). Their most recent engine is stage 4 tuned. Get a Jetex 22 mm carb reamed out to 26mm and you will have a scooter with performance that is adequate for Indian roads.
Hi Mitch, thanks for the info! We don't plan to cut the scoot in any way. It has to look stock. We'll look into how we can get a 200 CC engine locally. I guess we'll also need to put on front dampers and upgrade the brakes. Your braking unit looks interesting...
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Old 7th December 2009, 15:00   #63
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Sidman, the front dampers make a HUGE difference in handling.
Personally, although they are very popular here, I don't see the need for hydraulic disc brakes, unless you are doing motorway riding, in excess of 70 mph regularly or thrash it from A to B. A good drum brake is adequate.
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Old 9th December 2009, 16:41   #64
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The front mudguard and horncast are best made up before you put them on the scooter.
Fitting them to the scooter was really fiddly.
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Old 9th December 2009, 16:53   #65
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Ok, the scooter's now complete. Now it's off to have it inspected by the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licencing Authority). It has to be verified before they will allow a registration certificate. A somewhat complicated process.

The rabbit came with me for moral support
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SIL did make them until recently, but the catch here is that the GP 200 engines were never accessible to us locals here! They were all intended only for export, I remember it being mentioned even in the Indian Lambretta guide. So the only option left would be to import them anyways.
New SIL engines are now hard to get hold of. We pay about 600 for one so the cost to you is going to be that plus carriage. I can't see you being able to get one for less than about 50k Rupees.
Pretty awful considering they're made just down the road from you!
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Hi Stanher

There are some exporters in Delhi who have these 200 engines.

If you want let me know I will find out.

Cheers!

Saurabh
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There are some exporters in Delhi who have these 200 engines.

If you want let me know I will find out.

Cheers!

Saurabh
Hey Saurabh: It wud be great if you can pass on that info to me too. THank you.
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Old 16th December 2009, 21:21   #69
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Well, doesn't anyone want to see the restored scooter?
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come on unveil it now
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Of course! We're waiting...
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Ok, here we go. Without panels first, one showing the sprint rack, and finally, at the seaside!
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Now thats 1 beauty, no words left bro, its just coooool..
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WOW! she's a beauty Mitch. Who did the seats? You have made Vijay Supers desirable. Incidentally i am negotiating on one with a sidecar.
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Ok, here we go. Without panels first, one showing the sprint rack, and finally, at the seaside!
Splendid indeed, sir! You labour of love has paid off accordingly!

BTW, is that a sticker on the legshield (left) or a badge? Have you decided not to fit the original GP200 badge?

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Incidentally i am negotiating on one with a sidecar.
Great! 'hope you get it! Sidecars are rarely seen now. I would suggest you try and keep the scooter stock though.
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