What do you think of this engine 97cc


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Feb 14, 2008
This is the exact set up as a lifan 97cc I had. Mine ran perfect. I had it on a mini bike though. You can see the clutch set up on photo 2. If I still had it, it would have fit on a bike with the wider pedal crank. You may need a jackshaft to insure proper chain alignment.

Easy starting, ran it guessing approx 500hrs with 7 oil changes. Zero problems. The family I sold it to beat on it another season with no problems. My opinion only, loved it.




It looks like a good engine, but with 97ccs and making 2.5 hp and weighing 25 lbs., I would choose a Honda 50cc of the Huasheng clone. The Honda makes 2.5 hp, the clone a hair less, but they weigh 12 lbs and are physically smaller.

It would take a little looking to come up with a solution to get the power to the wheels at the proper rpm. The kits for bikes I am aware of use the above engines that run up to and over 7000 rpm while that engine maxes out at 3600- those issues can be solved with creativity, though.

If you've got the space for it though, looks good.