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    bigdaddywhoopuns
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    I have a 1970 t120r hardtail chopper I need to find a motor for. I've found a couple; 1 for $3500 (too high for me), and one for around 700 that was crap. Has anyone used another motor that easily fit this frame? Thanks in advance.

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    "I'm working on putting an (BSA)A65 in a T120 frame right now. Had to cut out the motor mounts, move some around and fab up some others. I like the look so far and yes, the hard tail is way easier (bolt on vs weld on.) I cut out the upper cross bar (not in the picture) and am going to put in a gusset plate to make the valve cover more accessible. Leaving it in place made it pretty snug, I had to take the whole motor out to access the valve cover..."
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    "This is my '70 BSA a65 Thunderbolt 650cc in a '70 Triumph frame..."
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    Thread: bsa in triumph frame?
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    an XS650 engine in a unit Triumph frame with hardtail:

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    Thanks for your help!

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    British engines are delicate 1930s designs best used on restorations/restomods so if looking for something to build from a blank slate, go Japanese.

    Cheap and good no longer apply in the British world since everything cheap (unless you are lucky) is worn out and none of them are reliable by modern standards. I say this with love as I collect the fuckers but if ya want an affordable chopper to ride an XS, KZ twin, or various chain drive Jap fours are far better machinery.

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