Are clone motors junk?

KB2ROCKET

Active Member
#21
srry I am in somewhat of a hurry and I havent read any of the posts I am only responding to the title
"are clone motors junk?"
Well lets say you can buy a copy motor for half the cost of the original
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and you completely wear out 2 clone motors on your minibike
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the question would be did the two clones together give you more riding time than 1 original?
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in most cases I would say yes and that makes them a value
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now if you are raceing that is a completely different story as performance is of major importance and the quality of the metals and the assembly clearances will make or break you
 

jeep4me

Active Member
#22
Turns out it was the clone and not the clutch. I took the clutch apart and it appeared by the wear on the clutch pads that the clone didn't have enough rpm's to engage it properly. I put a 3.5 hp briggs on and it runs like a champ. Maybe the original clutch burnt out and the new one was too big for the clone.
 
#24
it kind of sounds like something in the throttle hook up(governor) or carb was causing the problem?
3.5hp briggs sounds like a nice size engine to replace the 2.5hp motor:thumbsup:
 
#25
i got a Pro Equip engine from ebay... its a honda clone... its a 9.0 hp engine
see my thread called 9hp el burro death trap... this engine runs awsome... i paid $230 with shipping!!!!! runs just as good if not better than the honda i had on there previously...
 

KB2ROCKET

Active Member
#27
All the clones will run excellent in stock configuration. It's when you start to modify them is where you come up with new findings.
well said. . . . nothing wrong with a stock clone
if I had landscaping business I would be running clones on everthing and would never rebuild them only minor repairs
 
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