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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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185 Three Wheeler Build

Okay, this is what I'm thinking about doing, if I can get the stuff I need cheap enough. There's Honda 185 three wheeler that's been sitting in my uncles barn for years, tires are in great shape, frame is fine, plastics never look like they've been beat on, and the axle and barring carrier all looks fine. But the engine is completely done, haha if you pull the cord it doesn't move the piston at all, there isn't even a spark wire. Anyways, I was thinking, CR250R engine in there, think it would fit?

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when you say it doesn't move the piston when you pull the rope, does the rope pull out like it should, or does it stop.

If everything is looking good, I'm willing to bet the motor is not done.
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yes a cr250 would fit but why? no suspension it would only be good for a flat dirt road. Those motors can be rebuilt for barley anything and parts are cheap and everywhere and im with starmac its a honda it can be missing all kinds of things from the motor but I bet it can still run. Do that old trike a favor instead of hacking in a 250 motor and then turning it into a big pile of scrap rebuild whats there and keep it there perfect for all kinds of stuff, if you still dont like it sell it and pocket the money for something else.

go here www.3wheelerworld.com and register for the forums I know you cannucks dont have many trikes to pass around up there.

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I agree that would be a deathrap with any kind of 2-stroke motor in there. The 185s has the advantage of sharing just about every engine part with the 185 and 200 trikes. You could even put a 200x motor in there if you wanted a manual clutch haha. It would pretty much bolt right in besides the rear brake pedal.


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I agree with you guys too. Pull the motor out and give it a good once over. Those motors last forever. It could be something simple going on. I had an '82 185s that I bought brand new and always had problems with the plastic ring inside the pull starter that actuated the decompression lever. I eventually pulled it out and disconnected the cable altogether. Never had any issues with the pull starter from that point on.

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ring's are froze..alittle time..that motor in the bike would run again..nothing to them.

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