Here's build I've been on little lately between classes so I figured I would start the build thread
Inspiration, a honda Monkey done by G'Craft out of Japan
here's my first documented mini bike build, a 200cc Honda Ape. the seat height is 29" , 12" rims, 215lbs.
SL100 tank and frame picked up off ebay for $40 shipped and a tank for $60
That's like half the battle
The SL100/125s are pretty
330mm shock, 700mm front forks, 16 inch rims
CB160 swingarm to get a little more length over stock
I'm not crazy for mags and I think the 16's are still a little too big
Found these 3.00x14 spoke rims on aliexpress
I went with 120/80-14s front and rear. At this point I really started to like this build and have confidence in its progression.
tortoise green tank
An ebay'd xr200 motor can drop into this for a 220lb bike; need something capable for stints on the highway
Here it is in the middle of tear down and inspection, for new top end, beefier clutch plates/springs, and modern oil pump
glad I did, because whoever had this motor before me didn't know how to tighten the cam chain so it chewed into the cylinder
and washed the whole thing in metal shavings.
And oil spinners work really well.
-1.5" seat over stock
since it was originally drum brake, I will sort something for the rear disc conversion
The seat pan is ready for upholstery and will go out this week.