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Old 02-18-2012, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: Enough Power?

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The stock engines both the 49 cc four stroke and the 66cc 2 stroke will get you up those hills especially with the stock 44 tooth sprocket. The question fast do you want to get up those hills :P For torque and speed the there is no substitute for an engine that has a power stroke every time it hits TDC. I would go with a 2 stroke. If its not powerfull enough stock then port it and put an expantion chamber on it.

Warning! if you want reliability your going to have to get a rear mounted 2 stroke kit built in America or Japan. Not china

You may want to tell the members of this site that their made in china 4strokes are garbage then!! Being that quite a few have more then 3000 miles on them with no problems
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:59 PM
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I was referring to 2 strokes "Warning! if you want reliability you’re going to have to get a rear mounted 2 stroke kit built in America or Japan. Not china" I don't have experience with the Chinese 4 strokes, BUT I wouldn’t give this kid the notion that buying a bicycle engine made in china is a fire and forget deal.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:19 PM
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Ya know, Enejnn, once I got my China Gurl dialed in, tuned, (whatever) I was using her to commute 9 miles to work, up some steep hills then back down. I would just shut down the engine on the downhill ride. Though I weigh around 200 pounds myself, I never had much trouble doing the everyday commute thing (until the guy in the truck hit me, don't get me started on him). Still have the same engine on a different bike. Don't know how many thousand miles offhand. Starts every time, hardly any maintenance. But it is a two stroke so you do have to know a little bit about what you're doing with it.

I think, with a performance air filter and some fine tuning, you could make a China two-stroke work for you - if it's what you want, & what you're comfortable with.

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:06 AM
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Use an 8-speed bike and any engine/any drive system to get up that hill.

Pedalling will make the difference.
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