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Old 01-19-2014, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: How many engines

It's all about how you ride them (unless it breaks right away). I've had great results from 99% of my motors and I'm convinced it is due to my riding style. I don't scream around at full throttle all day long. I ride it like a BICYCLE. Of course, good maintenance helps prolong engine life too. The last one I ran on the Pig went 3k or so before I pulled it due to top end noise and it was the shortest life of any motor I've owned. (small end rod wear killed it)
I admit I seem to have better luck than average, but it's not too hard to realize gouging and wailing on a tiny engine made with barely adequate materials will not promote reliability.
Don't ask it for more than it is capable of and it will last much, much longer.
If more is better, then too much is just enough.
If you can't afford it, build it yourself.
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