Holy cow! 1961 98cc racing kart motor on a schwinn

Motoschwinn

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Sorry the pics are so poor, taken by an excited woman who has a knack for finding deals on bikes. Couldn't hold her cell steady. It IS for sale, but until she decides if she wants it....

However I wanted your input on this bike. ALL I know is it's a racing motor from 1961, it runs or will run. Parts are available online. Needs a carb kit, and a exhaust... and finishing. The guy told me the brand but I can't remember it as I was 1/2 asleep when she called. He said they used to put two of these on racing karts and they would go 120mph+.... That tells me that it would be scary fast on a bike. It's a pull start.

Anyway, any comments or thoughts?
 

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Jemma Hawtrey

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Sorry the pics are so poor, taken by an excited woman who has a knack for finding deals on bikes. Couldn't hold her cell steady. It IS for sale, but until she decides if she wants it....

However I wanted your input on this bike. ALL I know is it's a racing motor from 1961, it runs or will run. Parts are available online. Needs a carb kit, and a exhaust... and finishing. The guy told me the brand but I can't remember it as I was 1/2 asleep when she called. He said they used to put two of these on racing karts and they would go 120mph+.... That tells me that it would be scary fast on a bike. It's a pull start.

Anyway, any comments or thoughts?
If thats a 100cc in the same state of tune as the fantic TI 50cc you are looking at upwards of 12hp - which will shred wheels, and most other bits it gets attached to

It looks like the carb runs directly into the crankcase which is a little odd, but not something i havent heard of. Does it have a gearbox built into it?

Should be an interesting project whatever happens..

Jemma xx
 

azvinnie

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it looks like alot of engine for a little bike, hope you have good brakes on that thing:crash:
 

MarcPhotoMan

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It will like a amusement park ride. looks like fun but once you on it going full speed "HEEEERE COMES DINNER !!!!!!!"^5

I would try it once, ok maybe twice just to be sure.:crash:
 
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Easy Rider

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Looks Awesome. Kinda reminds me of a V-8 bikes but the mini version! How do you plan on routing the pipe?
 

old motorbike

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I had a West Bend engine like that in '62 on a minibike. I did a big bore on it and it went 78 mph with no brakes. Ran it next to a friend in his father's car to measure speed.