My Motovert Minimotard project

Discussion in 'MiniMotards' started by penumbra, Sep 12, 2008.

Mini Dirt Bikes

Help Support Mini Dirt Bikes:

  1. Sep 12, 2008 #1

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    I'm building a minimotard based on a Motovert pro '07

    now that things begin to get going I decided to post it here.

    I 'll skip all the problems I had to make everything fit and just start with the rolling frame and the engine being mounted.

    [​IMG]

    and now it looks like this :

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sep 13, 2008 #2

    coolmodee01

    coolmodee01

    coolmodee01

    VCM B Grade 2013 Champion

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    4,061
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    no fixed aboud
    engine looks to have a fair bit off trickery happening

    i like

    will be good to see the finished product
     
  3. Sep 13, 2008 #3

    MasterSpoon

    MasterSpoon

    MasterSpoon

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Toowoomba Qld
    nice

    yeah engine looks like has some stuff done, liking the exhaust
    Looks like a pretty decent front brake setup also, spill the beans what is it ?
     
  4. Sep 13, 2008 #4

    corey58

    corey58

    corey58

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tannum Sands
    124 se take?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2008 #5

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    it's the new takegawa 138cc complete engine with automatic decompression.
    the exhaust is handmade by a local exhaust wizzard here in belgium.

    The front brake is a radial master brake cilinder of a derbi supermotard (13mm diameter), the brake caliper is a dual piston one from a 125 -250 cc mx bike (tocico)

    The other parts are being deliverd bit by bit so I'll keep you guys posted when anything changes

    regards
    Penumbra
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  6. Sep 13, 2008 #6

    sus1

    sus1

    sus1

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The shed
    more pics man.. close ups of the motor and brake setup.... just me or does that have a massive rake on the forks?? :s
     
  7. Sep 13, 2008 #7

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    well here are some other pictures I have on my computer..

    [​IMG]

    and here a closer look at the engine :

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    as for the rake: It has slighter more rake then the BBR frame I compared it with but nothing extreme...
     
  8. Sep 13, 2008 #8

    sus1

    sus1

    sus1

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The shed
    so nice i should of bought a motovert!! but owell it looks nice..

    what made u pick the motovert frame over a BBR frame or similar?
     
  9. Sep 13, 2008 #9

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    I did want an aluminium frame, so that did limit the number of possibilities.
    And second I didn't want a perimeter frame so i could easily acces the carb between races / heats,...

    and indeed the rake of this bike is a bit more so it's a bit more stable then a bbr ( we ride 10" here in belgium so a bit of extra stability won't hurt :)

    also because I haven't see many motovert pro 's like this being build as a minimotard...and I like to be a bit different :D and i do love the form of the frame :)
     
  10. Sep 13, 2008 #10

    Sabertooth_buterfly

    Sabertooth_buterfly

    Sabertooth_buterfly

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    7
    thats an awsome looking build, I have looked at that frame to maybe when i'm rich and decide to build another tard. looking forward to seeing the finished bike

    Saber
     
  11. Sep 14, 2008 #11

    jakey

    jakey

    jakey

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    awesome!
    very costly?
     
  12. Sep 14, 2008 #12

    crazzy #1

    crazzy #1

    crazzy #1

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,025
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    sydney, australia
    cheaper then a bbr
     
  13. Sep 14, 2008 #13

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    If I make a quick calculation I'm around 6000 euro's

    I'll take some pictures of the front brake this afternoon and post them..
     
  14. Sep 14, 2008 #14

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    here some close ups of the brake system as someone requested :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Sep 14, 2008 #15

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    and here another update of the progress of my project

    today I added a gear shifter, short takegawa intake manifold and Kitaco throttle assy and carburator : a Keihin PWK 28 mm D-slide carburetor ( a real one and not one of those cheap replica's that seam to be sold everywhere these days)

    [​IMG]

    and here with K&N airfilter

    [​IMG]

    Looks like this now : ( sorry for the bad photo and the mess in my garage :) )

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 15, 2008 #16

    wogtaz ryder

    wogtaz ryder

    wogtaz ryder

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,869
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    brisvegas
    That is effing sweett! nice work, when will she be finished?
     
  17. Sep 15, 2008 #17

    penumbra

    penumbra

    penumbra

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belgium
    I'm still waiting for some parts..when they arrive and installed she 'll be ready..

    things to come:

    takegawa inner rotor racing ignition, oil cooler, oil thermostat, kickstarter, kill switch, plastics and sponsors sticker kit.

    Then I can start to brake her in :) (any suggestions to brake in Takegawa engines? )
     
  18. Sep 15, 2008 #18

    corey58

    corey58

    corey58

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tannum Sands
    same as any other motor also they love good fresh oil
     
  19. Sep 15, 2008 #19

    suzuki man

    suzuki man

    suzuki man

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    man thats a nice bike cant wayt to see it finished
     
  20. Sep 15, 2008 #20

    pickles09

    pickles09

    pickles09

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    victoria
    should come up nicely looks sik!!
     

Share This Page



arrow_white