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

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  1. Motoschwinn

    Motoschwinn Member

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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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  2. Jemma Hawtrey

    Jemma Hawtrey New Member

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    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
     
  3. Large Filipino

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    Here's my thought.

    WAAAAA!!!!
    ....WAAA...WAAAAAA!!!!!
    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. azvinnie

    azvinnie New Member

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    it looks like alot of engine for a little bike, hope you have good brakes on that thing:crash:
     
  5. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    I've heard of suicide, but Schwinn-a-cide? I ain't riding that, nope on way no how nope, nope,, Well maybe once :) (c)
     
  6. MarcPhotoMan

    MarcPhotoMan New Member

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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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  7. sb bikes

    sb bikes New Member

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    get a good helmet to wear before that first rideand good brakes. good luck !!
     
  8. hill climber

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    i aint scared. i take the first test ride
     
  9. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Santa Cruz Scooter Works

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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?
     
  10. Motoschwinn

    Motoschwinn Member

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    I didn't buy it. I don't know if it's still for sale or not. TO much power for me...
     
  11. old motorbike

    old motorbike New Member

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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.
     
  12. Weedylot

    Weedylot Angry Old Fart

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    "Roger Houston, go with throttle up..."
     
  13. stude13

    stude13 New Member

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    it would have to be registered and liscenced, have all equipment a motorcycle needs. there are no pedals and no front brake. fugetaboutit
     

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