Re: Help with a cool project please.
Ok, I've got this "V" frame thing down. And a BIG thanks to all who have responded so far. I need all the help I can get.
The Manic Mechanic engine mount will solve a lot of problems and looks good to boot. Thanks for that tip, Tinkermeister. I'll also check out this Sick Bike Parts shift kit. Gears will be nice if it doesn't break the bank.
What about s m o o o o t h engines? I don't want a "rattle trap". Anybody got a preference?
I usually like owning small 2-strokes better - as long as they are smooth. To me, the inconvenience of mixing gas and an occasional re-ringing is never as big a pain as dealing with regular oil changes. I'll just use expensive oil after break-in - to keep down the smoke - and have 5 gallons ready to go at all times. A 4-stroke is not out of the question, but considering the extra cost, it would have to have some serious advantages other than less noise and smoke, and a bit of longevity to win out.
I really want to research this well and do it right the first time.