Re: New guy from Illinois
You've found the right place for help and advice with your first build. Don't let the naysayers scare you about the quality of the Chinese 2 stroke engines. Installed and cared for properly they will provide you with many miles of riding fun. There is a wealth of information here to draw from so don't be afraid to ask and you can also spend hours researching and reading what others have done to get the most from the hobby of motorized bicycles.
Good luck, have fun and ride safe.
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