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Old 01-21-2013, 12:53 PM
kerwin50 kerwin50 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: cameron mo
Posts: 9
Default Re: 45mph at ~7600rpms

Well I've been really looking and researching everything. It almost seems better in the long run to use the shift kit to begin with rather than the headaches of the rag mount and sprocket adaptors as well as the chain tensioner.
I know being a newbie I should start out more simple but I have a lot of experts here to guide me along.

Speaking of model airplane engines. I fly gassers. We still like to keep our rpm down in the 6 and 7 thou mark.
We have the same issues with the cheaper china engines as the MB'ers have.
Another thing is a motorized bicycle engine is designed for a side thrust load. Where as an airplane engine is made for a pulling type load. I think on my DLE 30 you'd snap the mounting lugs and case decause of it's cantilever crank.
Now a zenoah G62's crank can handle a side load I don't know about the mounting. I do know the G62 is abaout as strong as your going to get
Of course you can pick these motors up in good used condition for around 250
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