Originally Posted by rustycase
Oh do I disagree with that.
These engines were originally designed as a step up in basic bicycle transportation in war torn and economically stressed countries so people could accomplish the most basic of tasks.
GET somewhere they NEEDED to be.
yeah i understand all that, but were these engines originally built in china way back then?
they are a russian design, and possibly, were assembled with far better parts and more precision than they are now.
just my opinion...I wouldn't put my trust in a $100.00 engine to get me back & forth to work every day.
My job is far too important to be worried about my bike breaking down on the way to work.
I just ride mine for fun and that's it.