212cc death row suitable bikes?



Don_Parsons

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What is your plan with the bike thing Johnny,,,

Leisurely Trail Rides,,, urban areas,,, a bit of back roads,,, trails,,, the beach sand,,, local rides or distance,,, maybe all the above...

I find it wize to find a bike that fits me,,, and I fit the bike,,, what was the bike that you really like before...

Thats a good place to start...

Fill us in on a bit more of what your thinking of when it comes to wheedling along...

Cheers from Don
 

Wrench

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Gonna need a roomy strong frame You'll need room to take the valve cover off without puling the motor. The motor can be stuffed into balloon beach cruiser frame. Most Custom make or fabricate frames when they undertake a 212 build, that's a big motor and can be made to go very fast so you need a strong frame good front end good brakes for a safe bike
The only off the shelf bike frame I would suggest for a predator 212cc would be the Worksman Cycles Droploop frame. Pat at sportsman flyer www.sportsmanflyer.com makes a bad ass 200 cc M/B. Notice how he builds his bike.
 
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5-7HEAVEN

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I just bought a 212cc on Ebay yesterday, right after I canceled my "back ordered indefinitely" Predator. Should be here next week.
I'll be trying to shoehorn it into a Sixthreezero"In the Barrel" 21-speed bike. It's an extended cruiser w/7-speed cassette. I'm trying to run power thru the gears.
I'll let you know if the 212cc fits.
 

johnnyb3233

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What is your plan with the bike thing Johnny,,,

Leisurely Trail Rides,,, urban areas,,, a bit of back roads,,, trails,,, the beach sand,,, local rides or distance,,, maybe all the above...

I find it wize to find a bike that fits me,,, and I fit the bike,,, what was the bike that you really like before...

Thats a good place to start...

Fill us in on a bit more of what your thinking of when it comes to wheedling along...

Cheers from Don
I’ve always gone for the hardtail mountain bikes with front suspension for my 2 stroke builds. I live out in the country where roads are rough
 

Chainlube

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I just bought a 212cc on Ebay yesterday, right after I canceled my "back ordered indefinitely" Predator. Should be here next week.
I'll be trying to shoehorn it into a Sixthreezero"In the Barrel" 21-speed bike. It's an extended cruiser w/7-speed cassette. I'm trying to run power thru the gears.
I'll let you know if the 212cc fits.
A full bore 212 will whittle the teeth on that cassette down to nothing in short order.
 

Wrench

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Here is the predator 212cc mounted in a beach cruiser frame and a gas tank bike frame They both use Torque converters and jackshaft you also can buy a upright mount to mount a Predator 79cc or 212cc motor in an upright position.
One guy got creative and painted his engine,

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5-7HEAVEN

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A full bore 212 will whittle the teeth on that cassette down to nothing in short order.
That's exactly what Im trying to prove/disprove.
We'll see.
FWIW, I'm using a stock 7hp Lifan engine w/governor.
I'm gonna try timing belts/pulleys to "soften" the application of torque.
 

5-7HEAVEN

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Well, the 212cc engine fits easily/horizontally in my Sixthreezero extended cruiser bike.
You’d be wasting money trying to fit the Death Row kit here. The frame’s too wide for their engine mount.
You can fit the engine in there cheaper.
Weld or bolt on a 3/8” x 14” x 5” steel plate to the frame. Build your own jack shaft, using eBay kit and a China Girl sprocket and adaptor. From clutch to rear wheel should be less than $200.
 
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5-7HEAVEN

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Well, the 212cc engine fits easily in my Sixthreezero extended cruiser bike.
Total weight so far is 70lbs, not including fuel system and sprockets.
You’d be wasting money trying to fit the Death Row kit here. The frame’s too wide for their engine mount.
 
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