Most powerful frame mount?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by pdxrhett, May 28, 2009.

  1. pdxrhett

    pdxrhett Member

    I am looking for a new set up. I want the most bang for my buck, and I don't want a 1000 km motor (i want at least 1000 kms out of it).

    The motor MUST also work with the SBP shifter kit.

    A couple links please. I've been dieing for the past 2 days trying to find the best engine. I heard good things about a slant 80cc form zoombicycles, but could not find a slanthead
     

  2. For the most power in a frame mount....Look at the franco morini engines (49 CC of pure power!)....

    With a 38T or so sprocket they can hit about 50 MPH......If you have to have shiftable gears you may have to rig it up BUT I'm thinking 50 MPH should be sufficient! ;-O

    look at Easy Riders bikes and you can see the engine....They are a little pricey tho...

    Hope this helps you.

    Andrew
     
  3. Junster

    Junster Member

  4. pdxrhett

    pdxrhett Member

    i guess this extra bit of info helps - the shifter kit is so i dont have to spend 500 dollars on a motor, and get about the same speed
     
  5. Junster

    Junster Member

    Well you can be sure the shift kit works with that motor. I'd suggest you get the SBP bolt/stud upgrade kit, tank petcock, and teflon clutch cable. You'll be glad you did. Before you put the new studs in the intake and exhaust take a little time with a wide flat single cut file and dress the gasket mating surfaces so they are really flat. Just pack a little toilet paper in the ports first to keep the filings out. Do the intake tube and the exhaust pipe too. You'll have no problems with leaky manifolds. Use blue Lok-tite on all the studs and bolts as you put them back in. The more you do to make things right the more fun your going to have. Post some pics, Good Luck
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2009
  6. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    That's true to a sense but there are other factors involved in purchasing a Morini. Quality, Duriablity and Horsepower. You can probably get 2000 miles out of a HT (maybe more if you don't ride it hard) but you can get over 10,000+ miles out of a Morini even if you run it hard all the time. For me, I'll pay the extra money up front so I won't have to deal with being stranded miles away for a repair shop or home. Also, my Morini can maintain 40+mph climbing up a hill and if I change my gearing it can reach 60+ mph.
    Just some food for thought since this thread is about the most powerful frame mount.
     
  7. Junster

    Junster Member

    Hey Easy Rider could you post a link or two where I can look at, read about the Morini motor? I'm having very little luck searching for them.
     
  8. pdxrhett

    pdxrhett Member

    Me too, and I want to know if the shift kit will work with it. I might decide to buy this after what you posted. :)
     
  9. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    If you search for "franco morini engines" a lot of sites will come up.
    As far as a shift kit, I don't think one will fit unless you modify the chain guard.
     
  10. Junster

    Junster Member

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  12. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    It might work with a jackshaft but this motor uses a 25 chain so you would have to change one pulley sprocket to accomadate a 25 chain.
    From my experiences with motors, I personally wouldn't buy it because it would take too much work to make it run. I know its only $130, but that $130 could go towards a good solid motor. I use to buy all sorts of inexpensive motors in the past and at the end I would regret it and end up buying a good motor. If you plan on purchasing a cag motor, I recommend a C1. You can get them to 9hp and hit 16500 rpms. Another good motor is an 50cc Active.
     
  13. jalexl

    jalexl New Member

    Easy Rider, which franco marini, motor do you recommend, and is there a bolt on kit already set up to install the motor on a bike?
     
  14. jalexl

    jalexl New Member

    Easy Rider, which franco marini, motor do you recommend, and is there a bolt on kit already set up to install the motor on a bike?
     
  15. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    It depends on what's important to you. Brute Power or smooth power and DB levels. The 5.8hp modded up to the 9 hp is always my favorite but for cruising a 3hp with a very low noise level is a cool option too. Pipelyne makes the mounting brackets but it takes some time. It does take a few weeks because the mounts need to be custom made to fit your frame.
    Bottomline is if you're interested in using these motors, call Pipelyne because Dean has the best prices on Morinis.
     
  16. pdxrhett

    pdxrhett Member

    #? Site? :D

    This is going to be purely for a fun show-off bike. I want as much power as i can get, period. I am even going to make a trailer with a cutom built motor that is going to have at least 25hp plus a turbo :D
     
  17. roygrady

    roygrady New Member

    Thanks for that!
     
  18. jalexl

    jalexl New Member

    Did you ever get that franco marini motor?
     
  19. jalexl

    jalexl New Member

    Hey there Easy Rider, Well I bought my 5.8 Morini. Now I am a little lost to where to go from here. Can you please give me some direction. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
     
  20. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    I wish you would have contacted me before you bought the motor. I could have saved you 10% off the motor or Pipelyne would have sold you the whole motor kit for about $150 more than what you paid it would have included the motor mounts, tank , sprocket and pipe.
     
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