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im looking at getting an 06 900 twin engine for my hardtail build, this particular engine comes with carbs, oil cooler, air filters, but no electronics. im wondering, what do i need to get to get this mother runnin?
 

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You'll need a battery, rectifier/regulator, ignition module, coil(s), not sure what else...
 

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Oh YOU'RE the other person bidding on that. I am looking at the same motor, I was considering making it into a hot rod motor.

What pokeyjoe says should cover it I think.
 

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I probably won't bid now. I won't be able to do anything with it for 6 months yet anyway, so maybe I'll wait for another opportunity.
 

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im looking at getting an 06 900 twin engine for my hardtail build, this particular engine comes with carbs, oil cooler, air filters, but no electronics. im wondering, what do i need to get to get this mother runnin?
$1000.00 if you use new parts
 

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i picked up a 78 OIF hardtail frame that i want to build up on. on the 06 motor, i notices wires that went into the carbs, what are they for?
 

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That will be the carb heaters (anti icers - not essential), and the throttle position sensor. A lot of people have run without that, too.
 

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They're carb heaters, they connect to a thermostat widget that turns them on when the temp's below about 50F. If you're in a warm and/or dry climate, you might not need them at all.

There's another cable on the right side which is the throttle position sensor, I think. I don't know the ramifications of not using it.
 

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i picked up a 78 OIF hardtail frame that i want to build up on. on the 06 motor, i notices wires that went into the carbs, what are they for?
MAN you got alot of work to fit that motor in that frame .Wouldnt you come out better buying a junk bike
 

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MAN you got alot of work to fit that motor in that frame .Wouldnt you come out better buying a junk bike
LoL! what would be cooler than an vintage OIF raked hardtail with a 900 bonnie motor shoe-horned into it?! i bet the average joe wont even know the motor is new! its gonna be a rocket and fun to build!
 

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Well that motor went for $1250 - did you get it and are you going to make this chopper out of it?
 

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well, i tried to get it. price took off like a rocketship! i got up to $1000 then it timed out at $1250. thats a lotta money, not counting the freight charge! guess ill just hafta look for another one. ill just start the frame stretch without a motor for now. i might use my 76 as a donor bike
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Yeah it seems a bit much. OK if you're local and you can pick it up, but I wouldn't pay that much and frieght. There will be other opportunities.
 

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yea shipping cost you alot motors are heavy.The price is about what they bring on ebay.Finding one close to you is the key.I got my extra motor for $1200.it was about a hr and 1/2 drive for me to pick it up so I didnt pay to ship it.If you buy one off ebay find a late model the blocks are better and the late model head castings give more room for port work.
 
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