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Looks sweet man! Can’t beat having spare motors on the shelf. Not a bad problem to have.

On the motors, I think a 140+ would be a good idea. I have read that good 88/108 (with heads and carbs) can be as or faster then some clone 125s. I have a 125 manual sitting under my bench...which I actually forgot I had...that I should see how it goes. Like you, who has the time?


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Also, seat looks good. I mean, it’s only a slight improvement over the original. Haha.

Not sure it’s possible but it would be sweet to tie on that deep red somewhere else. Maybe the grips?


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Also, seat looks good. I mean, it’s only a slight improvement over the original. Haha.

Not sure it’s possible but it would be sweet to tie on that deep red somewhere else. Maybe the grips?


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My pictures aren't the best, it's more of a brown!

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YES!!! If it’s brown, you will have way more options. Hell, it’s pretty easy to find actual leather grips. Cafe scene rocks them all the time. I think it will really look sharp with a little color tie in.


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Maybe leather-look grips would be better. I mean, I’m sure they would work but it’s like a tennis racket wrap. Only as good as the person wrapping. If you can find a good match of rubber/leatherish grips, it could be a major win.

Then find a leather saddle back or backpack to match. Haha.

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Maybe leather-look grips would be better. I mean, I’m sure they would work but it’s like a tennis racket wrap. Only as good as the person wrapping. If you can find a good match of rubber/leatherish grips, it could be a major win.

Then find a leather saddle back or backpack to match. Haha.

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Could get a few large pieces of leather and try to wrap the side covers...no no, now I'm just getting too crazy. Before I know it, it's going to look like an Indian.
 

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Could get a few large pieces of leather and try to wrap the side covers...no no, now I'm just getting too crazy. Before I know it, it's going to look like an Indian.
Do what 66Cooper said. Get a tennis racquet or golf grip. They usually have adhesive backing and are skived on the edges so they lay down real nice. I used to put them on when I worked at a sports store as a teenager. Pretty hard to mess up and a lot of selection on styles.
 

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Looking for opinions- At what motor size should I really be looking to figure out disc brakes as well? I can toss no fade/slotted pads in the drum and extended brake arms but I feel like there comes a point I should consider disc for my safety.
 

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its more of a speed thing than anything else. if you're trying to cruise @55mph or spirited riding, discs are the only way to go. if you're just doing normal riding on surface streets ~45mph a good set of brake shoes should do ya fine.
 

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I'm hoping to be around the 40-55 mph range. I want to be able to cruise around 50 but climb to 55 if needed. My road dumps onto a 4 lane and people routinely do 45-50.

A lot of places are sold out of 140/160cc motors.. Maybe when I get back home in mid-Nov stocks will come back up.
 

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You can always putput around with a zs190 in it. The zongshen 190 is a 2V torque monster with a 5 speed.
(The tame version of the anima 190...)
Disadvantage, it is wide, heavy and a bit ugly but it fits.
 

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I would love a 190 or even the Piranha 212 but damn are they expensive. Over $1,000 USD for the 212 and $800 for the 190 2V, I'm not sure I want to spend that kinda money. If I could get a deal on one, I absolutely would go for it. The reason I'm looking at 140/160 is just based off price points, even those are steep.

I guess it depends on my future plans for the bike. I'll put some real thought into it before I make an engine purchase.

Guess I could always sell one of my Motocompo's to fund this build if I go with a big boy motor.
 

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On this side of the pond the yx150-5 with the honda like topend is a fairly cheap popular option.
I do not know if there are yx resellers in the US.
(the pranha 140 is a rebranded yx 140. yx also has a 140 semi.)
 

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I almost had two 190's for $1000 but the seller ghosted me when I asked about shipping. Still really salty.

Can someone tell me all the ways these wont work on this bike? Amazon.com: TDPRO Front 70/100-17 Wheel Tire and Rim With 15mm Bearing & Brake Disc Rotor & Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper Master Cylinder & Rim Axle & Fork Shocker and Triple Clamp Handlebar Riser Set for Dirt Pit: Automotive

I'm guessing the triples wont fit but I dont have my micrometer to get accurate measurements or even rough measurements.

If it does work... I might take the dive. I really want at least a front disc if I'm going with a 140 or higher.

In other news, I leave the 30th for a month and a half, so I might order some parts but there wont be much in the way of updates for a while.
 
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