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Old 07-09-2014, 11:51 PM
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Default Re: three wheeler engine on a motorized bicycle

That's a good thing since the larger engines do havve the vertical cylinder... You can see the real displacement cast somewhere on the base of the cylinder. I know back in the late 70's and early 80's people used to re badge their motorcycles and atv's either to avoid higher insurance costs or because their spouses or parents didn't want them having a bike or trike over a certain size and the solution to the problem was right at the parts counter to get new decals for a smaller version of what you got so the significant other or parents would think you got a smaller machine than what you actually got. I had a friend who had a KE 125 who re badged his as a 100 because his parents didn't want him to have anything bigger than 100cc, and another friend who's wife wouldn't let him get a bike bigger than 100cc as well so he re badged his 175 to look like a 100. Then after these have changed hands a few times, the new owner might think he just got a 100cc bike or in this case a 110cc trike but wonders why it's so powerful... Really can't get away with the insurance anymore since everything is done by the vin number, but it's still an easy way to get a bigger bike if the spouse don't want you having a real one...
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