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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2020, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got a 250 to swap with my z125. Need help and what i need.

okay first off, I haven't been on here ina while. I have my 2018 z125 and finally got a running 09 Kawasaki 250 for a decent price. what am I looking at for the swap. what kind of engine mounting kit do i need? Is there a how to guide on doing the 250 swap? thanks
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A motor swap is a HUGE UNDERTAKING and unless someone already knows most of whats all involved it's probably something nobody should attempt to do unless your really ready to Commit and Learn. and should already have a lot of Custom Fabrication and probably Welding Skills as well as complete Re-Wiring skills to get most of the things back working again.

Going from DFI to Carburetor has challenges for the ECU also.

I would doubt theres a motor mount kit available but maybe someone would hook you up having done the swap.

Even the z190 swap or the ninja swap that have a lot of info available would still be quite challenging for most people and I haven't seen a good complete install video on either one of those yet myself.

Then theres all the extra costs of Sprockets,Chains, Throttle housings & Cable, DFI TO Gas, Radiator mounting and Hoses, New Wiring, Nuts and Bolts even add up quick...

Not trying to talk you out of it,
Just making sure GOT COMMITMENT & SKILLS
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A good example of whats involved for a Motor Swap is here ...
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https://www.z125owners.com/forum/eng...self-into.html
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2020, 10:41 AM
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@Kaw'ee don't talk him out of it! We all love a good build thread.


@Dan Dekker , to start off, there is no mount kit that I'm aware of. There was a Ninja 300 swap done a while back and the guy modified his frame to make it all work. (link)



I'm not aware of any guide. This ^^ is the only Ninja swap I've seen.


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If he has the know how to do it I wouldn't mind reading the updates he posts on this project. He can take us on this journey with him. I really enjoyed reading both the 300 swap and the electric engine swap.

However these are definitely not easy projects. I think questions for help should be specific asking for a wiring diagram for example but general help is going to be looked at as "we dont know we havent done this and it isnt easy"

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No kit available. Every mount will need to be located, welded, and built by you. Nearly every sensor and piece of wire will need to be relocated and re configured.

As mentioned above. Big frickin production and you need to know your s#!t. Or have some smart friends that are willing to help you out, or pay a custom shop thousands and thousands of dollars.

Good luck and let us know how it works out.

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