Tuesday, March 30, 2010


That is going into that. I could keep the little 2 stroke 175 in there and make a decent ride, but I wanted a frankenbike, so Im going to bastardize it even harder with a CB400 twin from a 78. I mainly picked it up because the price was right (cheap). What I failed to notce is that it runs off of a CDI ignition. Which requires a battery. A magneto powered, batteryless, light, fast, agile, bike is what I was after. We'll see what can be done to ditch the battery. The Cb400 was not ideal in the fact that they are picky with octane levels, a bit heavy for its displacement, and power is only about 10hp more than the 2stroke. But, does offer gobbs more torque, the ability to not require premix, and the propensity to be an excellent daily runner that can do dirt. Not going to ditch the 175 engine though. Ive got plans for that.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You're going to be putting that frame to one heck of a test. Cool project though.