Page 1 of 1

Lambretta Pato 151n

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:36 pm
by 125erCrazy
These Chinese branded copies appeared about 2008 sold by non biking distributers.

I know their build and reputation was poor,very few sold (despite being £800+ fees) & there are 3 + a spare or repair on e-blag for £395.

However I got offered one today for little money unregistered & 1 mile on the odometer.

I'd have to invest time and money to collect/ register but as a project (I have no workshop now) felt it could be ok for sh*** & giggles left outside under a cover.

I wouldn't even get my money back for spares/repair as it's 150cc and not enough about for folk to actually want bits.

It's got a carb & drum brakes front & rear.

Would other folk bother or put the pennies towards something better (new biking kit might not be a bad idea after todays deluge) my hands are still purple from the dye out of my 3 year old gloves on heated grips

Re: Lambretta Pato 151n

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:10 pm
by Capitano
It'll have a GY6 of some description, which isn't a bad thing, but ultimately depends on who made it, and what version it is.

I'd drop Viper254 a PM and see if he knows anything about them and what motors they used.

Re: Lambretta Pato 151n

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:43 am
by Viper254
Flattered to be remembered for my misguided obsession with Chinese bikes.

If I had to take a punt - and it very much is a punt - I'd say that's a Znen ZN150T-F.

So the motor is probably a Benning. If you get underneath it, have a squint at the engine number (probably just under left side crank) and see if it's BN157QMJ or let me know if it's something different.

Benning had a habit of fitting different GY6 heads with slightly longer valves, but you'd never know until you opened it and there's no reason you couldn't pop it back to the usual GY6 head with the normal valves as long as you did them both at the same time.

There's a good chance that the bits from the Lexmoto Firenze or the Direct Bikes version (can't remember the model now) will fit, so I reckon you'd be good for exhausts and such.

I don't think you can really go all that wrong with a GY6. I certainly miss mine - haven't got any at the moment :(

Re: Lambretta Pato 151n

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:25 pm
by 125erCrazy
Viper254 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:43 am
Flattered to be remembered for my misguided obsession with Chinese bikes.

So the motor is probably a Benning. If you get underneath it, have a squint at the engine number (probably just under left side crank) and see if it's BN157QMJ

There's a good chance that the bits from the Lexmoto Firenze or the Direct Bikes version (can't remember the model now) will fit, so I reckon you'd be good for exhausts and such.
Absolutely spot on, so rather than misguided I'd say an expert in the field 8-)

Mates decided to keep it now (totally against his HD religion) & store it at his mum's in Cornwall for holiday use.

I suggested an October small scoot road trip to get it there ;)

Once again I am indebted to your knowledge & time, thank you (& will no doubt be shouting out for some more advice about this beast as I have no doubt I will own it within a year due to lack of use :twisted: