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I can feel the disease eatin' away at my brain. I have perfectly good Triumphs I could chop. But then I saw this. It really needs a 500cc Triumph twin. And fishtails! I'm wondering, could I gear it (500cc 'Umph) properly for a ten inch wheel by going way up on the primary sprocket? Just thinkin' out loud...

I'd have to use my old flamed tank. Except I sold my old flamed tank. I knew I'd regret it!

Mmmm, 3D flames on all that bodywork...
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theres been many scoots with bike engines in the floorboards ..... have a look on youtube for the 750 smallie ...... ive posted a few on here but like feck can i find them

theres also alot of lammys with the yammy rd lump in so im sure its possible
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Yeah, I saw the LC350 thingy. Pretty sure I saw that one in AWOL years ago.

As far as a 750 in there... well, take a daft idea and amp it up x1,000,000!

The thing with chain drive and a lotta torque is the engine is tryin' to pull the frame outta true every time you romp on it. Too much motor, not enough frame... it's not too difficult to extrapolate the likely outcome.
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crazy big
heres a couple ....

and the 750 smallie

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Right!

Looks to be Kwak 750 circa 1980s in the blue scoot.

Note that the rear wheel is cockeyed on the 750. Either it was bodged to begin with or the 85bhp cranked the chassis. Motor pulls chain. Chain either wants to turn the rear wheel (it's supposed to) or shorten the scooter (not supposed to) if the chassis isn't stiff enough. Speaking of rigid that's the solution unless you hit a bump mid-corner. Guess it's not how well the bear dances...

I think the trick would be to start with one of the current crop of mostly plastic jobbies that are built over a tube frame. Drop the motor through the floorboard to make the handling less scary.

Of course it does burnouts! What else does it do?!

Note trick Chuck Taylor racing shoes on the 650 pilot.
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