Tanaka TC47 to Titan or Duropower 49/52cc 4 stroke repower

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by prichmon, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. prichmon

    prichmon Member

    Has anyone changed over their Tanaka 33cc to 47cc to one of the clone 4strokes?

    I am looking at the conversion but have concerns of the mounting, clutch and throttle cable.



  2. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    no , but why would you won't to replace a Tanaka ???
    unless it's broke....
  3. prichmon

    prichmon Member

    I have been wanting to try one of the 4 stroke engines but do not want to commit $200 and find out it won't attach to my friction drive setup until after purchase. I am going to have to buy an engine for my next project so I thought I would look into 1 of the 4 strokes and move thge Tanaka to the new project.

  4. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    What brand friction drive

    Do you plan on using ??
  5. prichmon

    prichmon Member

    Motored Bike parts.

  6. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    you can use

    the harbor fright engine with that one.
    but the honda is really not that much more !!!
    and you can get parts for is, the robin is prob IMO the best 4 stroke bike engine out there !!! small quit lots of power always starts, parts avail.
  7. prichmon

    prichmon Member

    From my reading the honda needs serious alterations for use as far as clutch and throttle are concerned. I am looking for a bolt on with similar or greater torque and hp. Also I want 4 stroke.

    Thanks for the replies. Keep 'em coming...