Re: Intro plus questions
i like 2 strokes, and haven't had any major probs with them, and i think they're reliable, as long as you've got a good engine to start with, and you know how to tune it up. i've got about 1500 miles on one, and maybe 1200 on the other. it's mostly preference, though. people with 4 strokes will tell you how great they are, and vice versa.
plenty of parts available from the forum sponsors to your right and left, as well as stock replacements.
i run a coaster brake in the rear, and a drum brake in the front, and it's all the stopping power i need, and then some. calipers work fine.