Enclosed Scooter engine swap, etc

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by motoretro, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    That's a classic, for sure. Love those old '50s scoots.

    Engine-wise, with gears, my personal opinion (valued highly by my children, as you can imagine.......):

    LC singles and geared - WR250R/X. Good power, reliable, light, LONG service interval.

    AC singles and geared - TTR250, XL250, SR400.

    If you're going for a true "twist-n-go" auto single, it's really hard to go past the Piaggio Quasar drivetrain, very smooth and understressed, huge aftermarket, but the Kymco 250cc G3 drivetrains are slightly rougher in operation although they have excellent reliability and performance.

    Having said all that, a Ninja twin would be cool. :deal
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  2. dougsdrive

    dougsdrive Purposely Lost

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    This is very interesting to me. I am currently building a 1975 RT-1 Rokon and will use an 18hp Briggs & Stratton for the power. My engine will arrive soon. Any tips?
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