Lifan 200cc engine
Posted January 27, 2006 - 08:33 PM
I just received a 200cc Lifan engine today that I purchased on eBay. I plan to install it in a 1985 Honda XR350 rolling chassis. After a "once over" of the engine, I see that the $400 I paid was not in vain, but only time will tell if the engine runs ok, and lasts awhile. Heck, if it runs for 2 or 3 years with little problems, then blows up, I'll just buy another!
I don't plan to do any heavy racing, or test the limits of this engine. It will be used mostly for barn yard / light duty trail riding, so I have reason to believe it will last a good long time.
I have a few questions, and hope some of you that have these bikes can help me out.
The XR350 has a 520 rear sprocket. The Lifan came with a 428 on the counter shaft. Is there a Honda 520 front sprocket that fits the Lifan counter shaft? Is there room for a 520 chain on the Lifan? Or should I go with 428?
Do you know if the exhaust system for a CRF150/230 will fit this engine, with little to no modifications? Or will I have to make an exhaust from front to back?
The carb is a Kinzo brand. It looks like a Keihin clone. I understand these engines are jetted on the lean side, and I know I'm going to want to go richer. Do Keihin main jets fit these carbs? The main jet in the Kinzo is not marked with a size, or not that these old eyes can see, so what would be a good starting point for a jet?
The engine number starts with a 163. Is that the short or long stroke?
And lastly, is there a wiring diagrame on the internet some where?
All I will need to buy is a chain and sprocket, clutch cable, make the exhaust or retro fit one, a battery, make motor mounts, and find a used dual sport headlight and tail light. I figure for under $600 total, I'll have a like new trail bike, with a much better frame and suspension then the Chinese bikes.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Posted January 28, 2006 - 11:36 PM
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Posted September 15, 2007 - 08:09 AM
Probably the xr200 exhaust will work. You should be able to find them. Also there is xr200 counter sprockets available in 520. I would try one of those first. My old xr200 had a 520 chain on it.
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