Re: Thrifty vs. Cheap!
I all think we are on the same page; price is not the dominate factor. I too live on a fixed income and appreciate the value of good & safe products at a attainable price.
Nothing wrong with inexpensive, as long as it is safe and will keep you from paying double later to right a bad decision, which isn't good economic sense. Beleive me, I have made such decisions and learning from mistakes.
I love 4 stroke set ups for the long haul, but I also love the look, options available & cost of the 2stroke. Making as many parts/components ourselves is one of the joys of the build & pride of doing it yourself. Money isn't the driving factor for this thread, just a food for thought when you are thinking about cutting corners that could get you seriously injured or worse.