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Old 07-13-2009, 10:57 PM
gian gian is offline
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Location: vancouver
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Default Re: Which is better? The electric motor or gas motor?

hi helen , welcome to the forum. both of them are good, but each of them has advantages and disadvantages. i owned an 80cc aka 68.5cc silver slant head. for me gas is more powerful and 1 tank of fuel last long. gas powered is really good for a handy man. e-bikes cannot beat gas powered when it comes to long distance travel although some modified e-bikes can match the speed of gas powered it still cannot go long distance in a fully charge. battery life span is pretty short and expensive. all batteries have a self discharge once you didnt use it for a couple of months and it also have a cycle period like the nimh 1000 cycles if you use it always after 6months you will notice that your battery doesnt last long in fully charge. Battery weighs more than the engine if SLA battery. gas is better than a battery. if you want to go higher speed using e-bike look for a brushless motor e-bike is easier to assemble than gas powered that you'll need some power tools. thanks
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