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Old 06-16-2010, 01:46 AM
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Default Re: Hello from Boise

Welcome to the forum!
The 80cc engines are actually 66cc. When the Chinese measure the volume, they include the area of the combustion chamber which really does not count. After the engine breaks in it will have more power for you to enjoy.
As for which kit is the best to buy? Wars have been waged over that question!
Let's start at the beginning, and figure it out from there.
What kind of riding do you plan on doing? Fast or leisurely?
Will you be hauling anything around, like a trailer or heavy items in saddlebags?
Will you be frequently going up any sort of hills?
How much will your whole bike weigh, your weight included. (You don't have to answer that here, just keep it in consideration when pondering an engine / transmission kit to use).
Will you be riding in inclement weather frequently?
Do you have a budget to keep to?
Do you have time to make long term improvements, and can you afford to have lesser performance in the mean time until the improvements are made?
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.

Does not come with a fortune cookie."

Last edited by GearNut; 06-16-2010 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Typo
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