Has anyone used a Honda xr80 motor?

falcondave

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Been wanting to do a boardtracker build.Picked up a Worksman bicycle and trying to find a four stroke.Found an xr80 motor at scrap yard.Has anyone used one of these,if so I would really appreciate some pics.Thanks
 

maniac57

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Honda XR motors are bulletproof and very understressed. Keep the oil changed and they run forever! Putting one in a bicycle would be a challenge due to width and weight. Plus it would be illegal unless registered as a motorcycle or moped due to the gears.
 

bigoilbob

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maniac 57 True on all counts. And good comments on weight and size, but I assumed he knew that. I THINK his bike can take it, and folks report installing illegal motors all the time.

I wouldn't do it. I'm a GX35 guy who enjoys Honda quality in a smaller, lighter, modern package - with forced air cooling for those 7500 r/m hill climbs on hot days.