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Old 04-26-2008, 05:07 PM
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I purchased a gebe kit with tanaka 32cc some time ago and am having trouble when going up a slight hill and a headwind slowing down to 14-15 mph. Does anyone have any experience with a tanaka power pipe?
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:16 PM
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hi bike34 and welcome to the forum. i don't have any experience with the tanka but i am sure someone here will be able to help you. glad to have you with us
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:44 PM
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:56 PM
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32cc? - I think that pretty good performance already!! But I'll bet some breathing mods, like any two stroke will help.

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Old 04-26-2008, 06:18 PM
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If you are losing power on the hills and you have a tuned pipe, it's tuned wrong. I believe the solution is to lengthen the header pipe. Try getting some high temp silicone tubing from a hobby shop- they make it in a lot of sizes, some of the model engines are WAY bigger than these bike engines.

I have a tiny little Tanaka engine, but no tuned pipe. I can stay at around 15-18 mph on a hill, unless it's a really steep hill.

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Old 04-26-2008, 07:31 PM
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:52 PM
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Welcome to the forum bike34, glad to have you with us
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:48 PM
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:42 PM
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bike34- Did you get it straightened out?
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:21 PM
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after reading many of the replies in the bike forum I found that most of the bike tires were 26 inches and i measured mine and they were 28 in. I ordered a #12 gear and found that that is lowered the top end to about 44kph (26.4mph) . Today even with a twenty mph head wind I had no trouble.
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