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1986 Suzuki LT160 - Repair Or Not Repair ??

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Found and 1986 lt160f that has had the head removed. Firstly, the engine has sat outside in the elements for a long period of time. The timing chain is rusty but their appears to little or water in the oil. Do you think that it is worth salvaging and if so, what would you do to motor to remove the rust. Thanks

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Getting rid of the rust wouldn't be a problem, but if it is rusted it may be pitted also. If that is the case everything will have to be honed to get a good sealing surface. I don't know much about that motor so I don't know if it would be worth the effort or not.

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I picked it up as a parts quad from the scrap yard for$75.00. This particular motor was mounted in a

125 frame. The frame is been welded a modified so I thought it would be a good parts quad. I have three other similar year quads 180lf - 250 lf & 125lf. I have only one that runs. As I have never rebuilt a four stroke was curious to get some opinions on what to do. Thanks for the reply.

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