Re: Stretched pick-up trike honda gc160
What about a 79cc Predator 4 stroke instead of the China girl engine? It is on sale most of the time at Harbour Freight for around $100.00 and in my opinion is a much better engine choice for the trike than the CG. No pedal start and the pull start is super easy with one or two pulls. Without the stickers on the engine who is to know that it is over 50CC? Or if you want to be a purist then the 50CC Hua Sheng 142F, also 4 stroke and easy to pull start. Your father wouldn't be going fast, so gearing it down will give enough power.
Pedal starting a heavy trike is no fun, especially for old legs. Just a thought...
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...