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Old 10-04-2012, 08:30 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by hugemoth View Post
If you do an engine swap I don't see any reason to go with a 70cc when a larger one is nearly the same price. Consider going to a 125cc.
I have a C70 too. Complete and running (supposedly ) when it was put away a decade ago. It was a great Vt Barn find and only cost me $50 and a case of beer. Its an older 6V model. I was just starting to make a plan to restore it and possibly do a 12 Volt conversion on it. In doing my research I stumbled across the Lifan Engines (125cc) and quickly realized I could slap one of those into the scoot for about $250. It would sure make the 12 volt conversion seemless and the restoration fairly cheap seeing how an engine rebuild would be taken completely out of the equation. My only reservations (so far) would be if the brakes and frame/wheels would be too feeble to make the higher powered engine vehicle safe to ride.
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