Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  


Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle Welcome Forum > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Meet & greet your fellow motorized bicyclists, make introductions and even find others in your area.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2012, 10:54 AM
MichaelsMcMurry MichaelsMcMurry is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: orlando, florida
Posts: 1
Default Sprocket adapter

Hey, how it going? i live in central Florida and don't have many hills to deal with. i have been looking for a reliable sprocket adapter and a better sprocket size so im not running wide open all the time. I have a 60 cc, with high performance carb and its crammed on a 16" beach cruiser. I ran 40 miles the other day and my HD rear wheel began to untrue itself. Does anyone have any recommend at particular brand and why? Thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 12:24 PM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 2,420
Default Re: Sprocket adapter

if your "hd" rear wheel untrued itself, then there are two possibilities. One is that the sprocket is not installed correctly. I have done this myself on my first bike, so dont feel bad if you did. The other possibility is that your wheel is not all its hyped up to be. As far as a better sprocket, the 44t sprocket that comes with the kit is good for acceleration and moderate top speed. as far as "not running wide open", one, ease up on the throttle. you can also release the throttle and pull it back again repeatedly. I used to do that and it helps a lot with gas mileage. two, higher gearing will actually put a little more stress on the engine (not much, but for longer engine life, lower gearing is better), and it will make you go FASTER. By higher gearing, I mean a sprocket with less teeth. by lower gearing, I mean a sprocket with more teeth. more teeth will give you a slower top speed and take more stress off the engine. but again, 44t will give you better acceleration, and depending on your weight should give you a top speed in the neighborhood of 30mph. I weigh 280, and with a 44t sprocket, my top speed is right around 30.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.