Tilting a Honda GHX 50

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by Joaquin Suave, May 18, 2011.

  1. Joaquin Suave

    Joaquin Suave New Member

    I need to tilt my GHX50 motor forward 12 degrees...Will this cause a problem other than the carb float bowl not being level?

    !!!Thanks again for putting up with all my bownheaded noob questions!!!

  2. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    12 degrees you say...

    two foreseeable issues, the float bowl, and the oil splashing

    Not to sure here... maybe others will chime in
  3. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member


    With my own eyes, I came across a picture yesterday of a bike show, and in the background it looked to be a worksman frame with a "generic" 49cc engine in it

    My best real world guess would be, and this is ONLY a guess..... it seemed to be tilted about 15 degrees or so!

    I have no idea if he made adjustments to the carb or the oil splash to make it run, or if was clearly just a trailer queen and never started!
  4. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member

    I've done this with a Briggs, no reason it won't work with the GXH. The connecting rod has a dipper on it. It sort of force feeds the rod, and throws oil around for everything else. There is no pump and the key is oil level in relation to the crank centerline.
    With the engine on a bench, use a level and scribe a mark under the crank that represents the oil level when full. Measure it, tilt the engine to the desired degree you want, and mark under the crank where you need the oil. Keeping the engine tilted, use the level again and scribe a line for the oil level back toward the filler. You can now measure down from the filler to that line and know how much oil you want to maintain in the crankcase. You can build yourself a longer dipstick, ir just make something to measure with. The only "hangup" is that you have to hang the front of the bike in the air to change the oil in the Honda.
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  5. Joaquin Suave

    Joaquin Suave New Member

    Thanks you guys!