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I was reading about the new gas gas electric conversion for their post ‘12 txt bikes and thought it would be great to convert mine to electric for backyard use. Then I would have that 300 engine just sitting in the barn, which got me thinking it might be fun to drop it in the Crf450r frame I have sitting in there, which is already been revalved for trails, and use it for really tight trails, of which we mostly have where I live. Just wondering if anyone has tried this? I know it would take some major fabrication, just seemed like it might be fun to have that gearing on a full size frame. That 450 hardly ever made it to 3rd gear anyway.
I've got a vintage enduro frankenbike. It's a 1980 Yamaha MX175 2-stroke, with a 1980 YZ125 engine in place, with the top end and carb from the MX. The MX is basically the same bike as the DT175, with the lights removed (and a slightly different engine tune). I picked this bike up with the understanding that it was a DT that had been stripped, and wanted to add head and tail lights and get it somewhat streetable (ride to the trail and back, etc). The YZ stator (magneto?) doesn't appear to have any room to add a lighting coil, and I can't find any aftermarket support with stator options for anything this old. Any ideas on how to add lights, short of adding a battery w/ LED lights and recharging all the time? Maybe another bike (or newer YZ) has a similar flywheel diameter I can scavenge a stator with a small lighting coil from? I realize the bike won't have a huge output from it, and I'd be doing LED's anyway, and likely put a switch in to turn the lights on/off as needed. Just curious if anyone has any ideas/experience to impart. I've been googling around and have come up with very little to nothing, and I'm afraid that's about all I'm going to get.
I have a 07 kx250 2stroke. I acquired it in pretty bad shape.i can not find a replacment swingarm so I am going to try and fit a swing arm from a later model kawasaki 4 stroke. I also believe If i can make this fit it will help with the horrible frame geometry. If i get a new swingarm the linkage should drop the rear end 1.5 inch and give me 1° of rake angle for the front. Helping diminish the pogostick rear end and hopfully geta front end that can stick to the dirt. Can anyone give me some measurements for where your kawasaki swingarm meets the frame and engine. Also the measurement for the linkage connection. I havent bought the swingarm yet so any 1 that wants to take some measurements can you please give the year and the bike you are measuring... preferably 07-12 kx250f