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Old 01-18-2012, 06:30 AM
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Default Re: How to figure what motor suits the rider?

Hear is my 2 cents on engine choices. I have built 8 2 stroke bikes so far.
And i can tell you all the engines look almost identical ,but the internals are all different. so far the best most dependable and powerfull out of the box have ben the X-80 from Lucky Early Bird on eBay And the z-80 from Boy go fast. they both are available with standard frame front casting and wide frame style front casting so no adapters are needed. x-80s z-80s small front mount. z-80 x-80 large mount. currently on the 2 bikes I ride my x-80 has 3000mi 36 tooth rear on it, and my z-80 is on my race bike with just over 500 mi on her 30 tooth. With a 44 tooth and these engines you will be able to cruse around 35 mph and climb most hills with ought touching the pedals.
On a sidenote to handle the extra waight I would get hub clamp style sprocket adapter from one of the site venders ,rather than letting tiny spokes bear the brunt .

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