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    I just picked up a wrecked 2001 honda vfr 800 and was wondering if anyone has used this motor in his buggy build.
    If so, I would like to see some pix of how you mounted this motor in your car. A friend of mine has this bike with a chip
    in it and claims it makes close to 200 HP. That ought to be enough to push a mini buggy around.
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    200 hp seems steep for just a chip change...

    http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_ ... f_2001.php

    but it shouldnt be no different in mounting than most of the othera, and should work well in a buggy...
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    http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/suzuki ... 0_2003.php

    suzuki seems to be the sought after brand in minis, but a honda will work just fine, compare the hp in stock form on this 03 600, all though the honda is pushing a bit more torque, i would guess that a fuel map on the 800, or chip we call it, may boost it to around 150, i wouldnt think any more than that, but i have been wrong in the past....
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    Yeah bugpac, 200HP sounds a little high, but 150 will do. The main concern is hangin this thing in a car chassis. This engine hangs in the bike from the sides of the barrels. I'm sure it can be done though.
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    my suzuki hangs from the side of the head as well, but from the back also, you get it sat in there im sure you will figure it out no problemo....
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    Check out bajatex's car. He and I are using the v-twin RC51 honda engine. I'm looking into mounting mine now. Bug is right, you just gotta take your time and look at a few different options and bang, it'll hit you.
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    I am using a VF500F in my buggy I will get some current pics up tomorrow morning since I have mounted more of the parts it will show exactly how I fit it in there. The engine is similar in size not much smaller than yours it is a V-4 Honda engine and it makes 70HP stock intake and exhaust modifications and I think it is more like 80HP. That is plenty of power for my driving area. Trails and track.

    By the way Bugpac great job on the Cups and Hubs they work perfect!!!!! Great welds.
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    The RC51 - what cc is that? *1000, right? - twin cylinder, v - 160 hp?

    VFR800 - 800cc, V-4. * Probably 130 stock?

    Different breeds of the same animal.

    The twin makes more torque, right?

    Either one of those engines would be a blast in a light weight car.

    I've said it before - if I ever do a shifting car, it will be a V powered setup - TL1000, RC51 or even a Ducati (ooohhh... now that would be trick...).
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    K, save your money on the Duc. They cost a small fortune and are very fragile outside a bike frame. Parts are horrendously spendy too.
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    Ducs sound cool and require maintenance since they have that "desmodrodic" (SP?) valve train.

    If I were to be different I'd Wing it.
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