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Old 04-18-2012, 07:46 PM
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Scoot my currant bike's run Morini's and have a centrifugal clutch. I don't need a duel caliper. What killer posted is a big help clearing up the bars with a china motor! His model is safer than some of the others because if one brake fails the cables are still independent of each other. I just run separate brake handles.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:50 PM
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I built a lean forward seat post because sunday I put 45 miles on it an the seat was a bit far back an it beat my arse to death, an leaned out the carb, so before work I built that an ran shop errands all day on mine 27 more miles. as an acid test .
Sry to hear of you being beaten, gnu!

I'm pleased to see someone has finally noticed, or at least commented on way-back seats.

For comfort, worst place is over the rear axle, or even close to it.
You get every bit of hop the axle sees that can not be diminished by your seat springs.

With a tall seatpost, you get amplified hop, AND a forward/backward jolt along with a horrid cg.

Probably best place for seating is near as possible to axle height, midway between the axles.

I think the recumbent guys figured it out.
I never tried one.
Perhaps I should!

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:52 PM
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I'm kind of a cheepo, Goat. Anything with a cool Italian name like Morini sounds expensive.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:01 PM
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I'm kind of a cheepo, Goat. Anything with a cool Italian name like Morini sounds expensive.
Ya get's what ya pay for lol. I started out with china two smokes there not for me. After blue printing them and overhauling everything to make them do what i wanted.. I came to my senses and got a motor that needed nuttun at all but oil and gas


You can spend extra money on a china and get a centrifuge clutch too. The clutch will need to be modded to last tho..
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:16 PM
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almost ready to fire the occ, starfire GT-2 HO,need only fuel tank mounted,hoses,filter and wired. today hooked up clutch and chain took for dry run down drive way poped clutch for second shes gonna be loud through the basicly straight pipe. debating on re-paint or leave it be.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:41 PM
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It is a solid unit Scooty, not pot-metal carp some handles are. Your throttle handle fits right in it. The built in kill switch saves room on the bars. etc...

I could only imagine 203's Goat/Skarrd, I've only got 160's and I'm sure I could do a stoppie if I wanted to. The 203's must be nuts!
lol with how heavy the predator is, i'd be very surprised if it ever did do a stoppie!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:58 PM
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Do you have link where I can check Morinis out, Goat? Are they 2-strokers or 4?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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Morinis are sold out. Got very lucky here because I managed to get two water cooled ones and two air cooled ones. You can still get a KTM clone motor tho and everyone seams to love them. They are two smokes. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread...=37186&page=11

Here is my documented diary on mine. Best money I ever spent in this hobby me personally. It run's perfect and is a daily rider.
http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=28531



Look at this one! http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=37285

Then power of a Morini.. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=32636
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:28 AM
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lmao Scootyman... She's a 2 stroke, but I'm not even sure you can get them stateside anymore. Dax has a nice GP50 that is pretty much a clone of them. She ain't cheap though, Five'ish bills will get you a sweet engine with 9hp, but you still have to build your own mounts and whatnots. She ain't no kit motor, that's for sure... She eats them for breakfast

http://thatsdax.com/ On the right side of the main page.


Oh yea, btw, if anyone is anywhere near here: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3050+Sa...States&t=m&z=7

There's a race coming up for us east coasters:http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=38586
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:49 AM
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Whew, that's a lot of info Goat and Killer, good stuff though. Here I am up to me ears in engines, and you are guys are tempting me with something better!
I did a little research and it looks to me like cheap clones and emission standards killed off the Morinis. Another thing, my engines are in the 3.5HP range and they haul pretty good. I'm agreeing that anything over 4/5HP will put a heck of a strain on conventional bike components. As you guys point out, the choice is to stay within that range or be prepared to totally upgrade components to ensure durability (When is a motorized bicycle not a motorcycle?!?!?). Not sure I'm ready to go that route. Another important consideration, do the Morinis, DAX 50s, and KTMs have stators to power accessories? Being an old motorcycle hack, this seems to be a real drawback to the Chinese and Honda units. Thinking I might have to design my own engine,mmmmmmm. Got some ideas. Would be super cool to trailer the Hornet and Stiletto to Maryland. Might have the Spoiler out of the boxes by then. Are you guys going?
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