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    Which scooter?

    Post by ModdyBoy on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:31 am

    Been thinking, when I hit 17, I'm buying a Lambretta GP 200, but I'm also wanting a scooter as a work horse, and I was debating, should I keep my PK and put a kit in it, or sell the PK, and buy a T5? Very Happy
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:39 am

    T5 in standard form is bullet proof and fast. I killed another spark plug cap at mablethorpe, but considering the amount of miles I did over the weekend that was nothing. I was hitting about 75 on the way home, I was sat in the fast lane if the main roads.


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    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:40 am

    Also if you kit the pk, you will probly spend about what you would on a t5.


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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by ModdyBoy on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:43 am

    Which would be cheaper though to run etc.?
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:46 am

    My t5 did over a hundred miles from York to home without a stop on one tank of fuel, I was thrashing it so I don't think it is too bad at all.


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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by ModdyBoy on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:53 am

    Bloody hell, that's not bad, I'll have a think about it, so its 1 vote for a T5
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:21 am

    I imagine a tuned pk would be very fun, but, if you are going to tune a scooter properly you will need deep pockets as you will need to replace just about every engine component. All seal, bearings, cranks, four speed and up gear, exhaust carb, electronic ignition, good quality cylinder kit, machining and porting work...


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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by Skajosh on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:16 am

    Cost you about 900 to get you pk running like a beast.
    Probs get it up to about 80mph+ if set up right.
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:28 am

    Really, would of thought that it would have been arohnd 1500, might get a project pk if they are that cheap to tune.


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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by 2ToneJake on Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:21 pm

    wouldnt consider the lambretta if you want a work horse - vespa p-range and t5 is probably as reliable as you can get

    t5's considerably faster than the px125 though
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:11 am

    Aye , the T5 is good tourer as standard

    My ETS used to do 75, wasnt tuned that much. How I miss that engine.

    You dont need a huge shopping list to go fast.
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    Post by ModdyBoy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:08 am

    ttscshaggy wrote:Aye , the T5 is good tourer as standard

    My ETS used to do 75, wasnt tuned that much. How I miss that engine.

    You dont need a huge shopping list to go fast.

    I do like the ETS' as well, but it's only going to be a work horse, Max I'll be doing is around 40mph... Plus, the Lambretta would be a rally and camping thing...
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by Skajosh on Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:17 am

    1500 would create a monster, i'd reinforce your joints if spending that on tuning a smallie. Your arms will be ripped out of their sockets sir Twisted Evil
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by ttscshaggy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:01 am

    Well, why dont you get bits to convert the existing engine to 125cc
    It will pull 65 easy

    Ive got my Ets barrel here if you want it
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:05 am

    Ets are pretty fast as standard, I would have thought a kit would be 300-500, exhaust 150-250, crank 150, electronic kit 200-300? Seals and bearing 100ish porting work 100ish, upgear kit. Too?

    But you could do it cheaper by using second hand parts etc...


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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by josh on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:06 am

    if you only want them speeds you might aswell just get a et2 i know its a rev and go but 50 all day long and plus cheaper on fuel but if you want faster get the ppx cheap reliable and quick but t5 same but quicker but more pricey to buy
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by ttscshaggy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:22 am

    Shit the bed Jord , you dont need to spend that amount of silly money !!!
    300 - 500 is Quatrinni, Falc money ........overkill !

    any porting work ,i'd happily do it for free Rolling Eyes

    You could do a simple convert max around £300 depending what exhaust you want which would be nothing expensive really

    I have most of the bits here to do that
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:47 am

    I thought the falc kits were over 600? And I thought we were wanting something fast fast fast! Razz


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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by Skajosh on Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:11 am

    Tbh, IMO if you want something fast you just have to work and work and work at it.
    Obviously with a half decent sum will be needed.
    But parts can be found so cheap, the smallie forum is great for that.
    Cranks going for half the price and same with carbs.
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    Re: Which scooter?

    Post by ttscshaggy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:17 am

    Order falc stuff from falc racing directly. alot cheaper than the likes of sip ect
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