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Old 02-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Smallwheels Smallwheels is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 36
Smile Titan XC 35 Who Owns One?

Hello folks. It's been a while since I posted anything here. I've been using my motorized bicycles since 2007. I don't own a car. My Tanaka PF 3300 is on its last legs. It runs as fast as ever but it's leaking oil. The air cleaner was broken off while pull starting it. My glove caught the cover as I tugged the pull start line. It is held on by wire.

I started with the Golden Eagle kit. It worked fine until spokes started breaking all the time. That got expensive. Then their super thick mount just cracked which made the kit useless.

I switched to the Staton-Inc friction drive. It wore out in six months. The bearings and the actual roller just weren't up to the task for a daily rider. The aluminum stays were eaten up by the horizontal bolt that they attached to at the top of the mount. That bolt eventually broke. I also didn't like it not working well in snow or rain. No matter how much pressure was on the tire it wouldn't work on wet days.

Friction drive also destroys the inside of the tires. I didn't ever see anybody reporting that. The bend in the tire caused by the roller would cause the inner threads to come apart. That got expensive too.

Now I'm using my same old motor with the That's Dax rear rack mount chain drive kit. So far it does OK. No problems with snow or rain. It just slips down the stays because of the torque, thus causing the chain to go slack. Grady has a fix for it. I came up with my own fix too.

As you can see I rely on my motorized bicycle the way most of you rely on cars. I do this in Montana all year long too.

Who owns a Titan XC 35? I would like to know of your experience with it such as; miles per gallon with a twenty-six inch wheel, top speed, reliability, oil usage, power for your terrain, and anything else you have experienced with it.

Comments about other four-stroke motors with the same or similar displacement are welcome too. That would give me an idea of what to expect for a motor that size.

I weigh about 150 pounds with all of my winter clothing on plus I carry around about ten pounds of cargo at all times. So your body weight might affect the speed and mpg you get. Let me know of your experiences. I want to buy the best motor I can in the small size.

Thank you for your input.

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