Alternate power sources to HTs
I was surfing for alternative engines to use on a motorized bicycle. Mopeds!
Mopedarmy has a LOT of information, and an excellent photo gallery.
That is the source of this information.
IMO, it's generally better to use a power unit that parts are most likely to be available for... yet this is no guearantee !
The mopedarmy photo gallery listed over 130 brands contributed.
Out of the volunteered pics, I picked out these as the heavy hitters.
These are from riders who chose to post pics of their bikes, which is not a scientific method of determining availability of parts, but it might be an indication?
It's easy to guess where best availability might be...
Most have pedals, most are in the 50cc class, and many have a variator and/or centrifugal clutch.
Some have fabulous body and fender styles, others are simply bicycles.
Most are step-thru frames, yet some are motorcycles.
I have never heard of many of the brands mentioned, and presume any number of them were produced by a larger company and badged.
Sure hope this is helpful if someone might be making a decision.
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!