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Lambretta GP125

Date Published:
17 Nov 2015
Northamptonshire, UK

1971 Lambretta GP125 (187cc) Italian. Full nut and bolt restoration carried out over the last nine months. New MOT, taxed for 12 months (historic, so free). V5 present also. Complete rebuild from the ground up, to the following specification (all parts NEW unless otherwise stated): Bodywork: New parts: Legshields, side panels, front and rear mudguards, footboards, stand (Indian used as they have the footboard stop on them) and stainless strengthenging plates. Floor runners by Tutto Lambretta (the very best, out of new mouldings), Tutto side panel rubbers, all other rubbers. Badges all round. I also managed to find an incredibly rare new old stock plastic toolbox from Italy. Refurbished: Frame, horncasting, fuel tank, cowlings, airbox and airscoop, bridge piece and Ancillotti style seat. Frame: New parts: CASA electonic wiring loom, electronic ignition kit (CDI, regulator, stator plate, flywheel). New ignition switch, lights/horn switch, horn, rear light, friction free cables, correct aluminium cable ties, brake light switch. Headset has new rods, pulleys, correct Innocenti GP speedo and new headlamp with halogen bulb. Upper and lower steering bearings and cones. Forks rebuilt with new buffers and progressive springs. Rear shock. Refurbished: Polished gearchange and throttle housings. Engine: Bead blasted engine case, mag housing and side cover. New parts: Rebored 187cc iron barrel with new piston and rings. MEC-eur 58mm Race crankshaft. Bearings: MB Race-Tour rear hub bearing, all others are good quality european SKF flavour, inc front wheel bearings. Engine mounts, clutch sprocket, Surflex clutch plates, chain, front sprocket. Big bore u-bend and exhaust. Refurbished: Good quality used Innocenti layshaft, gearbox, endplate. Standard Innocenti chain guides. Refurbished Dellorto SH1/20 carb jetted with original Dellorto jets and atomiser to TV175 spec. Brakes/Wheels: New parts: Makino shoes front and rear, brake cables- rear is a Knowspeed easy adjust cable. Speedo drive. Dunlop tyres and inner tubes on Chrome rims. Stainless fixings used throughout. Rides really well, just needs running in. This is probably one of the nicest scooters about.