Re: Riding the hills in Colorado
I ride the cheap HT 2 strokes with a SBP shifter kit, smaller drive gear, larger rear 1st gear (34 tooth) and I can climb Colorado hills with ease. I have never had an engine fail on me in Colorado. I've only had one HT fail and that was in Florida with a single speed.
PS I've had more issues with reliability with the shifter kit (2nd gen) than with the engine. Chain stretch and alignment is critical or the drive chain jumps. I've had this happen to me on my final ride of the season and it was very frustrating having a chain jump every 200 feet. I'm hoping the 3rd gen shift kit fixes this issue.