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Read that too. Never run one on the oil provided LOL
Yep, Enfield has been really trying to shake their poor quality reputation and that article shows they are moving in the right direction. There are some Youtubes of folks doing the lifan swaps, not much needed to make them work and the increased power is nice. If we keep my sons for a while it may get that upgrade to give him more highway capability before needing a new bike.Saw that as well. I would never run the oil provided with something like that lol. It was interesting to see that royal rn field was at the top of the list. I think I’d just as soon use something like a crf250 engine rather than a lifan. I’ve got no problem with lifan, but a 250 dirt bike engine in a cb or a cl sounds pretty cool to me. I don’t think I’d ever do the 750 piston thing. If I had the machines to do the work at my disposal, maybe, just for the fun of the project. I enjoy making things and doing things that could just as easily be bought. Guess I’m just weird that way. This is all irrelevant of course as I have nowhere near the amount of money it would take to do any of these things lol
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Yep, Enfield has been really trying to shake their poor quality reputation and that article shows they are moving in the right direction. There are some Youtubes of folks doing the lifan swaps, not much needed to make them work and the increased power is nice. If we keep my sons for a while it may get that upgrade to give him more highway capability before needing a new bike.
and Lifan licensed the rights to the Engine from Honda and build it from the original 70's design just punching out the displacement but keeping the original foot print.
Unless you open up the exhaust, and maybe throw a hotter cam in I don't think a carb will make a big difference. The later 100cc motors do well with a bigger carb, but they also rev to valve float with no limiter.
Yeah, an xl185/200 motor would pretty much bolt in and be a bigger power gain than you could get out of the stock 100. Probably cheaper than hopping up the 100 too.
Ignition circuits are fun to experiment with. I tried one to use Ford TFI modules to fire the coils, but still used the points to trigger them. The modules adust dwell automagically. Worked great until I damaged the modules with too-high supply voltage due to a failed regulator. I designed it so that switching back to standard Kettering ignition could be done in 30 seconds. That was on a four-cylinder GoldWing. If trying it with discrete components, I think photo encoders are the way to go.
I would say your not 100% tuned on the idle circuit. You need to set that when the bike is at full temp. Like after a good ride. just idling it for 10 mins doesn't always get it to "Full" operating temperature. I'd go for a ride and get it nice and warm then come home and do the procedure with the pilot screw and idle screw and see if it then idles fine.