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    Senior Member LazloH's Avatar
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    ID an engine?

    anyone recognize this?

    http://racine.craigslist.org/mcy/2105275155.html

    It looks cool... but I have no idea what it came from to tell if I could use it in any projects.

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    you need to know what it is to find a use for it? that is a pretty engine, snatch it up just to gut and put on a shelf in your house.

    Looks british or euro to me. CZ/Jawa maybe?
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    Yea.. I plan on grabbing it.. already offered him some cash. I just really want to know what it is though. I can find out once I get it of course.

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    is it just me or is the kick starter on the left hand side.

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    Put it in a bicycle frame!
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    or wait.. is that a suicide shift?

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    quote:Originally posted by LazloH

    or wait.. is that a suicide shift?
    Thats the kick. Lot of bikes have had the kick on the other side.
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    Right side shift two stroke with a silly clutch mechanism. Euro something from the 60s




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    Lots of japanese bikes had right side shift and left side kickers in the 60's and early 1970s on their export models. suzuki's had left side kickers on the T bikes (t500/T350), and a shifter spline that could make it either right side or left side shift. So just because of shifter/kicker position don't assume it is automatically european.

    Japanese cases by the mid 1960s were already boxy looking, that streamlined/art deco look is the kind of thing the brits and Euros held on to for a long time.

    I swear I have seen that cylinder head before, but for the life of me I can't remember where.

    With my luck it i going to be something like a greaves or a villers
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    bmw /5 and earlier also on left hand side.
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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