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Offline Jamie

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1984 KTM 125 GS basket case
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:10:12 PM »
I still don't have much time to do anything with my bikes, but when an '84 KTM 125 GS came up for $200, I just couldn't help myself. It needs a LOT of work, but it's mostly complete but in bits. I've downloaded the parts manuals, and the biggest thing that concerns me is the engine. Specifically that the bottom end looks different/modified. I've taken a few pictures to show what I mean.

I'm also hoping someone may have a few parts that I appear to be missing, or are damaged:
  • carb
  • wiring
  • airbox
  • complete engine/bottom end



Offline Jamie

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Re: 1984 KTM 125 GS basket case
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 05:11:37 PM »
more pics

Offline Jamie

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Re: 1984 KTM 125 GS basket case
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 05:13:11 PM »
even more pics

Offline Mike52

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Re: 1984 KTM 125 GS basket case
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 11:05:40 AM »
Strange.
1985 WR/400 and 1986 WR/240 , PE 250c , DKW 125mx

Offline keny72

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Re: 1984 KTM 125 GS basket case
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 08:30:26 PM »
I had a -85 KTM125GS
Looks like someone has made a major modification to the engine!
You better hunt for a complet engine, or a second bike. 84->86 use a engine that fits, but I know that if you modyfi the front lower tubes /below the engine fastners in front) of the frame a 84-86 250 engine will drop just in, as a friend has a 85 125 whit a 250 engine in the frame. I had a lot of spares (one running bike, second spares bike + a spare engine still), but just sold the lot some weeks ago, but I guess postage would have kill a deal anyway...

Good luck for parts hunt!

Offline Jamie

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Re: 1984 KTM 125 GS basket case
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 12:48:35 AM »
Hi Keny

Thanks for the info. Shame you didn't still have your KTM 125 bits, I'd have been interested. Let me know if the person you sold everything to wants to sell again. Good tip about putting a 250 engine in, I've been wondering about that, and it would make it a better ride for me too.

The more I look at the engine I have, the more I think it was modified for a Go Kart, but who knows if it ever worked that way successfully. If an 85-86 engine also fits, that's good as they seem to be easier to find.

Cheers
Jamie