OK boys and girls... I have a twisted feeling in my gut... part excitement, part fear...
I think it was less than a week ago I made a comment along the lines of "I'm a carb guy but I would never rip EFI out of a bike"
I just ordered a Zongshen 190cc motor to wedge into my Z:
It is branded GPX but it is the same as the Zong. Zong also makes the Japanese Daytona motors that are very popular for pitbike racing (4 valve vs 2 valve head is the difference).
If you use coupon code "zs190" you will get the motor shipped to your door for $640.
Motor comes with all electrical accessories to get it running, a carb, and oil cooler (I confirmed this by calling them, other kits list it but this one does not specifically).
This would be a direct plug and play in a Tao Tao Hellcat 125 (grom clone) so the plan is to pick up a Hellcat wiring harness. Will most likely get Hellcat coil/rectifier/CDI/ignition etc as well... the parts are cheap!
Will need to fabricate or buy brackets to convert Z mounting location to what seems to be industry standard Honda (except for grom) mounting points... seems like a lot of these motors all share the same mounting points.
Pretty much all Z wiring goes away.
Speedometer will need to be aftermarket because Z speedo is tied to engine RPM. Will need one tied to wheel rotation. Not sure about cluster yet.
The motor is a 5 speed with electric and kick start.
You can run 428 or 420 sprockets, chain length TBD.
Power wheelies in 2nd?
Here we go...……..