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    Hi Everyone, this is my second Mini Buggy build ( re-build ),it's a custom unit originally fabricated in North Queensland (one of two built), I purchased the unit in sad & sorry poor condition with a complete re build in mind.Original spec.
    Engine CBR1000F ( blown up & removed ).
    Fiat 500 modified front discs, hubs & steering. ( 4 x 98 PCD)
    Hydraulic Clutch & twin brake set-up.
    GSX750 front calipers.
    FJ1200 rear caliper & disc.
    Custom drive unit ( industrial looking but super strong).
    CBR 46 tooth drive sprocket.
    Nissan custom rear CV's arms running Mazda stubs ( 4 x 110 PCD).
    Just added ...XT 250 coil over shocks ( re-built ) on the front
    Custom Coil over on the rear with EL Ford rear dampener.
    Bear Claw Front & Rear on Custom 12inch rims.


    Now to my question...


    I've just purchased a written off 2007 GT650R Hyosung fitted with Screaming Demon exhaust & rejeted carbs to provide the V-Twin power.



    As there's not alot of space in the rear, can I tilt the V-Twin engine for a few degrees as to fit snuggly up against the back of the seat.


    Any feedback or comments are welcomed.


    cheers Chris
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    I would extend the engine compartment and make it fit properly or get a different engine.

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    Thanks for the info, I'll find out where the oil pick up is and go from there. The Hyosung engine has a very forward angled cylinder position, I was originally looking to buy a Suzuki SV650 which has a similar engine configuration.

    cheers Chris
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    The server had a brain fart. There is no post to reference oil pickup in the string above.

    Suggested and lost in the ether I guess.
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    When you say a couple of degrees, how many, as 2 or 3 will not matter.
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    G'Day Tappet, I need to angle the front cylinder closer to the base of seat, as there is a bit more space there.

    I have just confirmed with the Hyosung GT650R forum that the oil pick up is at the front. I'll check inside the access plate next time I change the oil.

    see pic of engine compartment.

    cheers Chris
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    I ran across the same question..I also have a V-Twin. I was lucky enough to have found a photo of the inside of the engine case (halves split apart). I could see where exactly the pick up was AND where normal "Full" oil level is. Those (in my opinion) are really the 2 most important things to know. I only tilted mine back a few degrees so that both cyclinder heads were parallel with the earth.

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