Lifan Horizontal Engines

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  1. BOREDTrackRacer

    BOREDTrackRacer New Member

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    Can you mount these engines vertically?
     
  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I'm guessing 'no'... 4-strokes usually carry their own oil inside the engine, & tilting it would mess with the oiling system.
     
  3. diceman2004

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    if the carb has a float bowl then no not without fabricating an intake manifold to keep the carb oriented properly . is it a 4 stroke ? most 4 strokes have an oil reservoir designed to be in the position that the motor is intended to be at , so there's another no

    if the carb has a little bulb primer pump , it may have an all possition carb , if so then yes

    being a little more specific with your description of the engine you are asking about , might help in getting a better answer to your question
     
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    looking at the motor i think most likely no you cant mount this vertically , but i could be wrong , and not being able to see the other side , its possible that the chain or belt comes strait out the back , which means vertically mounted the chain will be coming out the bottom , and thats a whole new problem .
     
  6. john_the_great

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    That is a pit bike engine! With a four speed tranny! It would definatley not run horizontal... I dunno why you would want to those motors are like 2 feet long. One of those on a bicycle would do 60!
    p.s. they are also waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to heavy for a bicyle they were designed fer quads and pit bikes!
     
  7. BOREDTrackRacer

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    I am building the frame from scratch. I want to use one of the lifan vertical engines, however I can only find the 200cc available in stock right now and I dont want 200cc!! Does anyone know where to get the 100 or the 150cc lifan vertical that is in stock right now?
     
  8. HoughMade

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    [edit] having trouble finding under 200 too....have seen a lot in the past
     
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    I can't find many below 200cc either, but I can tell you that the horizontal works great! I have an automatic 50cc mounted on a stretch cruiser. If you are building your frame, it should be an easy fit. Truly hauls butt.
     
  12. aero07

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    Hi Civilized,
    Got some picks of your finished stretch?
    I'm thinking of building one myself.
     
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    It's not completely finished, but ridable. All of the pics I have are in the DIY area under ATV 50cc thread. As you know, it's been really cold in Alabama lately. I am too cheap to spend the cash on heating my shop, so I am on hold until it warms up a bit.
     
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    Hey aero, the holidays are over, finally. Let me know when you get some time that we can meet up!
     
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    I’ve got a 125cc engine that came out of a brand new Panterra dirt bike. It is the about the same size as the 150cc, 200cc Lifans. It is an electric start, 5 speed vertical engine. It is complete except for the carburetor slide. I even have the coil, cdi, exhaust, air box, etc. I pulled it from a bike that I converted to electric. It had 1 mile on it. I’m near San Luis Obispo, but I get down to the LA area once in awhile. Make me any reasonable offer and it’s yours.
     
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    I see Hooper is now offering the LIFAN vertical 100 cc engine at a sale price of $299. Ive also, been considering this for my BTR.
     

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