Re: At a Crossroads...
Why would a 2-stroke not be reliable? you start it and it runs and runs.
You want to solve your problems, get a new bike.
Don't worry you wont over reving your engine,mine does 28-30 and still runs fine.
You don't have to go all the way to a 34t,you could get a 36t but you said you had hills,you might want to keep what you got. Your solution might be a more freeflowing exhaust.