ST90 Lifan engine swap

1975 ST90 with the weak stock engine.

 

as we picked it up
as we picked it up

 

A 4-speed manual clutch with the provisions for an oil cooler was purchased from ebay smilar to this 125cc Lifan

The ST90 engine mounts to the frame with 4 bolts, instead of the usual 3 bolts that the other Honda horizontal engines mount with (CT70,XR50).

 

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The lower rear bolt holes can be used with a spacer, I made brackets that bolt to the engine with a hole to match the frames stock mounting hole.

 

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Exhaust is a custom bent 1-1/4″ Stainless steel header matched to a ZZZ muffler.

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Position of the oil cooler is a bit of a problem. The best and cleanest location is to mount it directly in front of the head using stand offs. We welded 7mm X 1.0 thread nuts to one side ofa 3/8″ tube, and an M6 nut to the other, and simply bolted the cooler to it.

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more to come

 

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