View Full Version : mud bog T3/honda hybrid

12-22-2007, 12:33 AM
1985 T3
1984 big red engine with low range semi auto
xr200 top end
25 inch super swamper vampires in the back
27 inch super swamper up front
kx 500 forks {i know i need to bore the triple trees but i need the lift}
2007 suzuki 450r rear shock with homebrew linkage for lift

start telling me why it won't work or why its a bad idea

The Goat
12-22-2007, 01:28 AM
i always liked a manual clutch in the mud...so much more fun.

12-23-2007, 06:23 PM
why put a big red motor? why not put a kxf 450 motor in it so you would have a 450 kawi trike....

12-23-2007, 07:16 PM
i dont like kawi anything
i just got this t3 for $75 its got no spark
i tryed selling it but noone want to give me anything for it
so now im going to build a big lifted 3 wheeler for going in the mud

i also have a good 200m engine and im not putting any money into this T3

12-23-2007, 10:12 PM
84's big red engine are shaft drive, so I don't see how you are gonna turn the axle??

12-23-2007, 11:42 PM
And 84 Big Reds are non-rear suspended - solid mount driveshaft from engine to rear axle - how would you put rear suspension on this unless you did IRS on the rear axle??????

12-23-2007, 11:55 PM
its a 200 big red chain drive no reverse

12-24-2007, 04:08 AM
put it on ebay....

12-24-2007, 09:30 AM
its a 200 big red chain drive no reverse

So either 82 or 83 big red engine....
Did you ever rode a honda atc 200cc, maybe this engine is not powerful enough...

01-02-2008, 06:06 AM
Put up some photos in the for sale section or on ebay, and let the kwacker live.

I seriously can't believe that you can't get a buyer for it.

01-02-2008, 06:10 AM
If you do proceed with the engine swap, why go to the trouble of KX500 forks. That will cost you a fortune to get working.

I'd suggest, fitting the honda donk and leave as much of the kawasaki standard as possible. You would have the best brakes and best suspension that any ATC200 Big red ever had.

One cool looking Green Auto X.

01-11-2008, 12:35 AM
well i just traded the rear shock from the T3 for a 89 XL600R with no title so i may have just found my new engine

01-11-2008, 10:08 PM
well that should have alot of power. You might want to consider gearing it down. The tranny ratios in that 600 are made for higher speed.

I think it would be sweet when its done. :pics: