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Whitetrashrocker

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Hey guys, been a while since I've logged on here. Still have my 2 dingos I flog when I can.
My uncle picked me up a surprise the other day. A TaoTao 250cc quad. There's no plastics, seat or gas tank. All the frame and suspension and tires are there.
Just what I've been looking for to build a shifter suspension kart. It's gonna be a long slow build.
I'm debating on how to set it up. Mid engine or rear engine. I'm leaning for a mid engine mount and widening the track a little.
I was just wondering who's still here from years ago it seems.
Anyways, motor on
WTR
 

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So I know nothing about these Chinese engines. Any body wanna chime in with some experience? I see the frames are light weight and they have starter issues. Engine has a 171FMM build code. Single cyl, 71 bore, motorcycle.....I believe it might have been called a "rhino". Haven't found a vin# or placard yet.

I just drug it home and haven't got to poke with a stick yet.

It fit in the back of my WJ. Had to take the bars off and collapse the front suspension.

Oh. I paid $40 for it.
 

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Those are 38s in the background ...
 

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Whitetrashrocker

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I think it's a clone of the Honda cb250. 4 speed w/reverse.
Rear hydraulic disc and drums up front.
Hopefully I have enough good stuff I can keep this a cheep build.
 

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I seem to recall that style engine as being a Yamaha style design at least the Lifan’s were. Under the LH cover is the ignition and mag. RH should be the clutch assembly. Now I’ll freely admit I could be wrong. My old memory banks from over 10 years ago may be wrong. Have you tried to start it yet? That looks like the great start to a suspension type buggy.
 
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