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So while I’m waiting on parts (and to help pay for them) for my 1984 XR200R, I’ve bought a couple of non-running Chinese scooters got them running and flipped them.  One of the scooters which was sold to me as a 50cc but was actually a detuned 150cc I decided to trade for something I’ve been wanting to “dual sporterize” for awhile now.... a baby Ninja.  Or as I call them Chinja!

These are the scooters built in the shape of Ninjas.  The Dongfang version I have is a nice platform to convert to an ADV scooter for my son.

My plan?

Install a big bore kit (already have that and a 22mm carb), remove all over engineered under-performing air filter and emissions stuff/cap off the PAIR. Remove the junk plastics because the frame looks ‘Ffffing’ sharp!  New Renthal bars.  Two large barrel headlights . Scooter knobbies 130/60-13. Then figure out a new color scheme.  

For color scheme... what do you think?  
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I have now removed the junk plastics, fake emissions stuff, capped the PAIR, installed the big bore kit, added a 22mm carb, and handle bars.  That has required me to get a longer front brake line but otherwise, it’s getting nice. 

I’ll make a fiberglass shroud for the space under the tank that will be for storage, but more compact the an the original shroud/fairing that hung below the frame.
 

For color scheme I’m thinking KTM orange  frame, black engine mount/swing arm, polished aluminum engine & side cover, and I think headlights will be 1400 lumen 9” LED bar.

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Continuing to work out configuration and set up for the ADV scooter. I’ve fabricated a headlight bracket and am using a 9” LED bar with 1700 lumens.

I pulled the variator off and found the rollers to be too light (4g) for the new big bore kit, they would be ok for the original 49cc. Also they were very worn, flat in some spots, so I re rounded them with sand paper until I get some new heavier rollers.

I took it out for a ride and top speed right now is 40mp on flats, about 25 up hill, verified with my iPhones GPS. It’s surprisingly comfortable for in-town riding.

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