Engine swap

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  1. Anthony Campano

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    I have a question about putting a 2019 Honda monkey engine in my 2004 jenching ct70 clone. Is it possible to swap it to my clone my good friend works for an insurance co. And I can buy the entire bike with only 230 miles on it it was totaled in an accident the motor is in perfect shape not a scratch I can purchase it for 400.00. Thx Anthony.
     
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  3. racerx

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    It'd take major surgery, the mount configurations are completely different.
     
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    purchasing the motor for 400 or the whole bike? First off, it will be MAJOR surgery to put the monkey engine in a dax/ct type frame...beyond complicated. I've done a lot of due diligence on this and the only way to do it successfully would be to cut the frame off at the lower portion straight back from under the upper engine mount bolt and refabricate the entire lower portion, including the swingarm and brake lever mounting. It's less complicated on a z50 due to the way the frame is constructed, but on a z50 you'd need a minimum of a 3" extension on the frame plus fab to change the mounting. No easy task.

    Now, I'd certainly be interested in the whole thing myself....i had a grom engine sitting here and planned to do the swap and did all the research, but then someone I knew blew his grom motor up and he ended up with it. This exercise would be for a pretty experienced fabricator for sure. I did end up swapping a complete grom front end onto a CT70, and I'd say I had 10-12 total hours in it.
     
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  5. Anthony Campano

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    Thx guys I knew it would be major surgery. Bullet prof motor with fuel injection it was a great dream. Thx so much. Fatcat I’ll let you know about the motor when I speak with my friend.
     
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    Any update here? I have a titled frame sitting here waiting to start surgery if I have the right donor project.
     
  7. Anthony Campano

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    I spoke to my friend about the bike he said the owner bought it back from the insurance co. I guess in ri the owner has the first shot at it. I’m sorry about that I would have steered your way.
     

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