i just got a 301 for free!!!!!!

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  1. mike carter 2

    mike carter 2 Member

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    has anyone used the 301 predator motor for their build? if so please give details and pics.thanks, mike
     
  2. MotorBicycleRacing

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    Sell it and buy a 212cc for $99.
     
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    mike carter 2 Member

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    can i please know why
     
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    How much bigger and heavier is a 301 than a 212?
    How much more power does a 301 have?

    301 has 1" shaft vs 212 3/4"
     
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    It's a big motor but you could definitely get some performance out of it. Basic at home mods shave head port polish fab up a high flow intake and exhaust. Of course the rest of your build will need to match and won't be cost effective but it'll be a helluva lotta fun!
     
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    it weighs about 54 lbs.heavy but 8 hp.i want to build a 50s simplex style bike with it.
     
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    212 is 37.5 lbs. 16 lbs less, 2.5" narrower and 6.5 HP which can be 10 HP with a few cheap mods but you got it for freee!!!

    $229 new so it's worth about $100

    I have never seen a 301 mb build?
     
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    mike carter 2 Member

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    im realy curious about clutchs and or trans
     
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    301 has a 1" ouput shaft.
    212cc has a 3/4" so you coud use the $175 3DS manual clutch
    which used to advertize on the sidebar here.
     
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    thanks.ill try to look it up
     
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    Good advice from Neil (MotorBicycleRacing). Go with the 212, lots of go fast parts for it too
     
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    You can get a 1" torque converter for about as much as the 3/4" shaft model.
     
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    i have a tubeing bender and a 1 inch die .im going to build my own frame,any suggestions on tubing thickness would be apreceated.im also starting a parts list,ideas here also would be welcome.thanks in advance.mike
     

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