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- 10:12 PM
- Jul 23, 2020
- Alamogordo, NM, USA
Wow at that point I may as well just buy a bare engine and do everything myself. Basically rebuilding the entire kit at that pointSo here are my suggestions on the bt80 in no particular order.
Upgrade all of the electrical connections because they will rattle loose and cause a huge headache.
The clutch is a wet centrifugal clutch. There is lots of confusion information, it took me a while but I found out it is in fact wet.
40 chain is almost too wide for the engine side.
Most performance parts won't bolt on.
You can't use any aftermarket mounts for this engine.
Replacing the stock air filter gives a massive boost in power.
The pull starter brakes easily.
Lights are awesome.
If you idle too long the fuel in the float bowl will start to boil and the engine will die.
There is probably more I'm forgetting, pm me if you have any specific questions
Thankfully my second job is as a telematics tech so I'm very familiar with electrical connections and how to fix them. I mostly do automotive electrical work right now.The bt80 engine itself is amazing and I have had issues with it, it's mainly just the electrical connections
It has round plug connectors and I had issues with the kill switch a d electric start o es rattling looseThankfully my second job is as a telematics tech so I'm very familiar with electrical connections and how to fix them. I mostly do automotive electrical work right now.