Italian Morini engines

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by T-BONE, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. T-BONE

    T-BONE New Member

    Where can I buy one of those 50cc morini engines? I have been having trouble locating one? Is it worth getting one of those over a chinese motor?

    here is a pic for reference


  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    man -- those are sweet and VERY fast

    it would be the one Mountainman would want first -- I think

    makes it best when we -- ride that thing
  3. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    Italian over a China cheap plastic motor is a no brainer. I have an Italian made motor, and i took the 70cc cyclinder from a chinese engine and weighed it compared to an Italian made 50cc cylinder, It was 2lbs heavier. It explained to me why these cheap chinese engines don't last at all.
  4. cmahlig

    cmahlig New Member

    i second on where to find these engines
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hey guys, I havent purchased from them, here's one of my saved links. I was dreaming of the S6 - S 9.4 hp. hope it helps. graucho
  6. rustguard

    rustguard New Member

    First thing I noticed on these engines is they are read valve. 50cc one of these will **** all over the old basic 2stroke, and one glance says much better quality. That said there is no way you will get them at a price near the Chinese kits; I'm also assuming the price is for engine only yeah?
  7. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    A basic Jug/cylinder for my Italian engine cost as much as a whole chinese engine kit.
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's what I like when --- I RIDE THAT THING

    yes - a partial rebuild such as Italian parts listed above

    would cost close to what a Chinese engine does

    I would bet though that it would at least last two to three times longer

    and if we may say -- close to trouble free miles

    that's what I like when --- I RIDE THAT THING
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  9. T-BONE

    T-BONE New Member

    Wow I didnt realize they were so expensive. I dont have that kind of money. Thanks any way
  10. I'd love to get that that 9.4 HP Morini hooked up to a Shifter Kit on a full suspension bike!....I do have 2 of the 3 at least....Maybe Santa will be good to9 me this year? ;-O

    That is a good question rustguard....if all they give you is in the pics (the basic engine), there is still a fair amount of stuff needed....

  11. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    I only have the 5.8 and it's plenty fast. It has been known to snap spokes especially if their not tied. I run my morini extremely hard 90% of the time and it's still getting faster everytime I take it out. If you're a speed demon...then this motor is for you. But be safe on the streets!
    The best part is I have the peace of mind that my bike isn't going to fall apart on me because of a stripped motor mount bolt, broke clutch or a snapped head bolt. Of course its more expensive but the extra few hundred bucks is worth not getting stranded 25+ miles away from civilization. I've taken my bike out in 110 degree weather in the mojave desert and some rough mountain trails and revved the living daylights out of it in the streets and it's been trouble free. Here's a short clip of my bike climbing a medium grade hill with a 47 tooth sprocket back when it was still new.
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Easy Rider -------- what can we say -------- exciting ride

    man I like that

    I went looking around for that engine
    could you share with us cost ? and where to buy ?

    ride that thing
  13. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    I would like to get hold of one of those... because I wonder if it could be mounted inverted on a GEBE mount... that machine would really *fly*

    but... since I am more brassic than lehman brothers I guess that'll have to wait for another day/decade/life :(

    Still... so tempted about those 3 cylinder radial engines as well...

    Jemma xx
  14. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    Jemma, One thing I learned working with the owner of Santa Cruz Scooter Works (Dean) is anything is possible.
    I put a new ignition from the 6.4 motor along with the carbon fiber reeds on the aluminum bike and it increased the low end pull at least 25%.
  15. Very interesting. Not cheap, but then, like most things, you get what you pay for.

    In the case of the 3HP and the 5.8HP motors, will these more or less bolt up to Happy Time type running gear? In other words, are they somewhat interchangeable with a Happy Time set up bike? Just bolt up motor, hang the chain and go?
  16. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    Kinda yes and no Donald. The drive chain is the same as the HT motors (415). However the pedal crank needs to be wider. Shimano makes different width crank hubs. Also, motor mounts need to be made and the only place I know that makes them is PipeLyne/Santa Cruz Scooter Works in San Jose, Ca.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 8, 2008
  17. littlejohn411

    littlejohn411 New Member

    Easy rider,

    Does pipelyne have a website?
  18. mechcd

    mechcd Member

    There's a luxury car dealership that moved into a dollar store building that sells some high end motored bikes. At first glance I thought they were HTs, but after i stopped in and looked at the price tag, they had to be something else. They were closed when I was there, but through the window, the engines look just like these. The castings were smooth and everything looked like a fine piece of engineering :D

    but if I had ~$1000 i would have went for an '86 Yamaha Radian 650 :cry:
  19. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    We're working on it. It should be up by Dec 1st.
  20. nathanl

    nathanl New Member

    call me crazy, but the picture in the original post of this thread has a frame mount engine to a cog on the left side of the rear wheel, happytime style, except it's a full suspension. Wouldn't the rear triangle moving constantly be changing the distance/angle of the rear cog to the engine? Best case scenario I can see is it doesn't allow the rear suspension to move? Am I wrong here (it happens frequently!)?