Originally Posted by Elmo
I havent seen any posts about 4 strokes turning into a grenade within the first 200 miles. Havent seen any posts about trying to get the 4 strokes running after building the kit bike. The two strokes are initially cheaper but after replacing the engine three or for times?
The reason that you hear about all these problems with 2-strokes is because there are 1000s of 2-strokes to every one 4-stroke being sold!!! (& just as many inexperienced builders trying to work on them!)
I personally have only ever had two engines go bad... One of them had a main bearing installed backward from the factory, & the other died from 2.5 years of fast riding & abuse!!