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Old 09-04-2011, 02:08 PM   #12
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While they are available, I've not seen anything under $550 US and this does not include carbs, radiator or any electrical. Looking at this application and the required components did provide a idea on how to install a L/C engine. The seat on the scoot is huge, I can live w/o this and by using a solo seat, It'll provide a spot to hang a radiator and fan. So at least this is an option although a pricey one. I've seen the Taiwan engines on eBay, definitely a neat workable package although would still need to purchase a carb, build a fan-cooled shroud and devise a remote shifting mechanism. Nothing too difficult although the power is close to original scooter output and I would like something with a bit more.


Originally Posted by MODNROD View Post
Do you have Kwaka Ninja 250 motors plentiful around your place?
Amazing what you can do with an angle grinder (for the gearbox), a puller (to remove the alternator, then make an adaptor for the comet drive sheave), and a welder (to stop it running away in terror from it's new home).

The other option is a complete 160-ish cc scoot motor from Taiwan over Ebay, only 15hp but then you're done.

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