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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
this would be crazy
would it be possible to take a motorcycle frame like a dirt bike frame and put a motor out of a honda 200s three wheeler in it. i went to a place today and the guy has a million motorcycle frames complete but no motor. he has a cr 250 or 500 frame and a lot of older yamaha's and honda frames and a couple of kawasaki and some ancient suzuki frames. my plan is to pick up a good frame from this guy for like cheap, and get the motor from my cuz's cuz. but could i get the motor in there. now i am sure yall are going to laugh but this could be a bike for like 100 bucks or 200 bucks. anyhow anyhelp is appreciated.

92 Chevy z71 305 w/ Crane 270 Compucam,dual exhaust w/ 40 series flowmaster, hypertech chip, k&n, headers,
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Dude, i don't know...atv engines are so wide, it would be hard to line the the counter sprocket....

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Can do anything with a little metal and some ambition. I don't think it would be too bad at all. Just getting those sprockets lined up and maybe the choke and trottle cables, but otherwise, just makin some brakets and that should be about it.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
ddin't think about the sprocket idea


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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
this sounds like a reasonably possible project really. it is defineatly something worth looking into and maybe if the 200 engine wont work something else will.

where are you located? i would like to pick up a YZ 250 or 125 frame (preferably a YZ but would probably take a CR if in good shape and the price was right) with no motor like that. is the motor all that is missing? what years are they? does he have titles for the frames? if you dont care to share the info, please let me know, i am interested in one if they are cheap enough, i know where an early '90's banshee motor is sitting that needs a topend rebuild that could probably be had pretty cheap... thanks man

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anything is possible witha torch and imagination

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
thats right the imagination goes a long way

the Idea of a 200s motor in a bike makes more sence than a Banshee motor but anythings pos. I would think the 200s would be a little under powered but should work out to be a great trail bike, the Banshee motor on the other hand would have to be in a bike frame that the engine sat forward and had a bald tire, just think of the power band kicking in on that thing WWWOOOWWW

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
yeah they are wide but like the others said anything is possible. it might look funny but i bet she would fly!

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
talk about power to weight ratio with a 250 frame and the banshee motor. it would be a serious ride not for the weak at heart i would guess /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
i am located in eastern north carolina. aproximatly 80 miles or less from raliegh. cdk you are from tennesee right? well i am about only 5-6 hours from the mountains. as far as i could tell they are complete bikes w/o the motor, i am not sure what year model frames there are i think he has some that are like late 80's early early 90 models and a lot of early 80's frames i am not sure about titles. damn a banshee motor on a bike frame that would be one bad bike. i plan on taking the motor (if i can get it) out of the atc200x and doing a rebuild, hi-po cam and change the gearing. do you think 65-70 is possible? 65 i would be happy. gonna check back with the guy with in next week on prices and such.

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
a blaster motor would be excellent! 6-speed and a clutch! that guy if you are interrested cdk also has some three wheelers and a blaster complete with no motor

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
yeah i am in eastern TN about 45 minutes from Knoxville. how far from Asheville are you? i can be in Asheville, NC in an hour and 15 minutes. i would probably be more interested in the blaster frame. do you know what year it was? can you let me know some prices on the bike frames and the blaster frame? maybe we could hook up and get together one weekend. i agree that a blaster engine would be excellent in a bike frame...

any good riding areas down there? maybe we can plan an east coast get-together? anybody else on the east coast here?

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
the 200 engine you have is a 4 stroke right? i think 55-60 would be more reasonable with the 200 motor on the bike frame...maybe with some tweaking and playing with it might be possible to get 65 out of it. like you said a blaster engine would be ideal...if you could find one of them it would be a better conversion i think...imagine that peppy little 2 stroke in a bike frame, you could easily get 70 out of it.

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maybe put a street bike swingarm on it..it would be wider so the sprockets might line up better..maybe its a dumb idea

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Dude, a blaster does like 55-60 stock, the internal gearing makes it go that fast with the small tires on it, compare how taller dirt bike tires are, less wieght...you could add like two or three more teeth on the counter sprocket, it would easily do 80 by then, and it would still have good power i bet...

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
i took a look at the motor i was planning on using and the counter sprocket is at a narrow part of the motor and would not be a problem but the pull start and the internal clutch makes the motor wide. so it would probably stick out
the gear shifter might be past the footpegs but i need to look at the frame i want to use first. this may be a set back but i hope not.

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
yeah i know a blaster does that stock, i was saying he should be able to take a stock blaster engine in that frame and get 70 easily out of it. but i think 55-60 is more reasonable speed for that 200 three wheeler engine he is planning on using. i agree put a blaster engine in a bike frame, and pipe it and air filter it and you are looking at an 80mph beast

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'93 Banshee, '88 Quadracer
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
about how wide is a frame like a yz or cr 80-125 frame from outside tip of the footpeg across to the other footpeg.

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i am not sure exactly but on my old '87 CR125 it was roughly 24-28 inches across from the tip of the left footpeg to the tip of the right footpeg. probably closer to 24" though. whats the widest point of your motor? hope that helps some.

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