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    Any improvements in the last 2 years?

    Used to be when I received a kit I could keep up with the news in Beijing because the parts were all wrapped in Chinese newspapers. I actually sorta miss that.
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    how easy is it to put a kit on a bike?

    If you are not mechanically inclined, have no interest in become so, and are looking for something that requires minimal maintainence, then look elsewhere for a project. This is not for you.
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    lousy gas mileage

    I have no idea where all this is going, but I'm really enjoying reading it. The gist of what I'm getting so far seems to be what I said; the larger sprocket alone just isn't going to cut my mileage in half.
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    lousy gas mileage

    I've checked the volume of the fuel tank. It's 32 ounces, one quart. And that only got me 14 miles. I can't say that I'm completely surprised by this. Although I never bothered to check the mileage before, when I had the stock tank on the bike, I suspected that it wasn't very good, but I had no...
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    lousy gas mileage

    There's no indication that it's burning an excess amount of fuel. I've owned enough motorcycles with carb problems to be very familiar with the symptoms. If it was leaking, I'd see something on the floor of the workshop and I'd probably smell gas all around the bike, but neither is happening.
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    lousy gas mileage

    If it is leaking, it's such a small leak that it's undetectable. I haven't noticed any smell of gas around it when it's sitting either.
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    lousy gas mileage

    The plug looks fine, just a little gray soot, like you'd expect to see. But, if I did want to adjust the mixture, how would I go about doing that?
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    lousy gas mileage

    Well, this is quite a mystery then, isn't it? I'm stumped.
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    lousy gas mileage

    I understand that's a factor, but that much? I drive a 95hp motorcycle at 75mph and get 43mpg, and I don't have to mix oil with the gas. Going from a 44 tooth sprocket to a 52 tooth sprocket I would think would cause a barely perceptible drop in gas mileage. But 55 mpg? Maybe it's part of the...
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    lousy gas mileage

    I'm no lightweight, around 200 lbs. I never ride with the throttle wide open. 15-20 mph is the perfect cruising speed for me. I have an over sized rear sprocket (52 teeth, I think) because I live in some very hilly terrain and am willing to swap off some top end speed for extra torque. My bike...
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    lousy gas mileage

    right now on my 70cc I've got a one quart gas tank from a lawnmower. Figured that would be fine for the short hops I make. Went out for a haircut the other day, 16 miles round trip, and didn't make it! Ran out of gas two miles from home, and I had topped it off just before leaving. So that's...
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    synthetic oil?

    The engine I'm running right now has around 500 miles on it so it's completely broken in. I'm going to go with the 2.6 oz. to one gallon or 50:1, and see what happens. I suppose how you drive is a factor. I don't push the bike hard. I never run it with the throttle wide open. Hope I don't blow...
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    synthetic oil?

    The label reads: pro-mix Premium 2 cycle engine oil Designed for use with 50:1 40:1 32:1 & 16:1 Mix ratios Low smoke - fuel stabilizer - synthetic blend 2.6 fl. oz. (77ml) Add entire bottle to 1 gallon of gas. Yes, that would be only about half of what I've been using with regular 2 cycle...
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    synthetic oil?

    Can't find anything by searching. I'm wondering what's the consensus here on using synthetic oil? I bought some but haven't tried it yet. What I'm wondering is that the bottle seems to be indicating that it doesn't matter what the oi/gas ratio is, just add the whole 2.6 oz. bottle to one gallon...
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    Has anyone ridden coast to coast?

    Many years ago, I drove from Connecticut to Colorado and back in a VW beetle. I don't think you can really make an analogy between a coast-to-coast motor vehicle trip made in 1903 and what we're talking about doing now. Back then, cars were generally considered a novelty, nothing more than a...
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    Has anyone ridden coast to coast?

    I saw that movie. I don't know how accurate the movie was, but in the movie he was riding a 1939 Norton 500cc single.
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    Has anyone ridden coast to coast?

    Just kidding. Using a MB for a commute that long takes a good amount of stamina.
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    Has anyone ridden coast to coast?

    It seems that I have possibly ignited some interest in the idea of a coast to coast MB ride. I am a crusty, tough old bugger at 58 and I just might put this sort of thing on my bucket list. It would be great as a group ride. There is safety in numbers. Yes, there are sure to be a number of...
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    Has anyone ridden coast to coast?

    Yeah, that's about the way I pictured it. Talking about long distance travel on a MB, one obviously isn't putting comfort and convenience first.