I rode my Tanaka bike at the park with my daughter today. She loves riding in her kid trailer. We pedaled around the park and motored around the neighborhood. I got 2 flat tires though and got annoyed, so we spent the rest of the time letting her ride her tricycle and play in the playground.
Some people asked nicely about the bike, and I think I have a new motorized bicycle fan. Only one guy was negative, saying "That's cheating!" with all the solemnity of a preacher condemning someone to ****.
. I told him I worked to buy it, worked to build it, work to drive it and drive it to work. He just pouted and went inside.
The boost bottle system I made worked nicely. The engine warmed up fast and pulled hard. The high idle was cured by turning the idle stop screw out 1/2 turn.
The flat tire problem should be cured by a new heavy duty tire and super-tubes this week.