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 05-21-2014, 05:14 PM
triride triride is offline
Motorized Bicycle Member
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: U.K.
Posts: 23
Default Newbie from U.K.

Hi Friends,

I have been meaning to register for a while now but kept viewing as a guest as I guess a lot do,
I have got a China Girl "80cc" engine kit on a Carrera hard tail mtb.
I use the bike on/off throughout the year to commute to work.
I have done a few little upgrades over this period of time - fit fuel tank to a seat post rear rack covered in a hi viz cover.
Removed the chain idler & cover.
Fit NGK spark plug.
Fit better hardware to engine head/mounts.
Fit "mini generator" from Wonderful Creations, been a great help espeacially in winter!!
Fit MR16 5W head lights x2 , and rear brake/tail light, front/rear indicators, all powered by a 12v SLA battery.
Everything else is pretty much standard.
Not sure what next upgrade would benefit the bike?
I am now getting ready for a second build with something a little more punchy like a Morini!
I am not sure if a donor frame will be ok if so what frame would be ok for say a 6hp morini engine?

Bye for now, Pete.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 08:39 PM
2door's Avatar
2door 2door is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 16,224
Default Re: Newbie from U.K.

Welcome to the forum, Pete. We're glad you've joined us.
We have quite a few UK members so you're in good company.
Good luck with your next build. Sounds like you have the experience to handle the project.

Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 12:36 AM
Tyler6357's Avatar
Tyler6357 Tyler6357 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 611
Default Re: Newbie from U.K.

I think one of the best performance upgrades you can get is the expansion exhaust pipe. You will notice a difference.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 01:08 AM
xseler's Avatar
xseler xseler is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,427
Default Re: Newbie from U.K.

Howdy & welcome to the party!!
You're never lost until you run outa gas.
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 04:26 PM.


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