35 miles each way for work , possible ?

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  1. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    Thats to cool....I have had 7 HT 66cc kits and the EHO35 pulls its own....Once it hits around 15 mph it really comes alive....
    John
     
  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    A 70-mile daily ride to work on my MB would literally wear me out.

    I could see myself riding a Honda scooter twice, my MB once and carpooling twice weekly.xct2
     
  3. JdubMotorMan

    JdubMotorMan New Member

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    That's a good idea to change it up like that if you can ... a Honda 150 would be great but my credit sucks right now so I would have to buy one cash ...
     
  4. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    When it comes to gas milage the HT engines only get 80 mpg max.....Go with the CBR Honda like another poster said....
    John
     
  5. greenpower

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    This depends on you and your bike. I personally think that is pushing it a little. Ten miles one way is about MY comfort zone. Keep us posted!
     
  6. Lance Portnoff

    Lance Portnoff New Member

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    sure it can be done, if u think your bike and butt are up to the challange
     
  7. JdubMotorMan

    JdubMotorMan New Member

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    Shorter rides like 10 miles might be all those little motors are intended for ... I did 40 at WOT and started having problems around 50 miles ...
     
  8. Cogswelln

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    Sorry for this but people who say the hts arent reliable are not correct. You can make them super reliable. My first mb i rode from my house down through a town called harpswell a town that is a bunch of islands tied together by bridges, back through the other side of my town, and back home the whole trips is about 25-30 miles, my mb acted just the same before the trip and after, All you have to do is take care of it, and make sure you have it dialed in. The motor is what u make off it, set it up properly and be succseful, or set it up just a little bit off here and there, and have issues, your mb experience is what you make of it.
    If this angers anyone in any way i appologize just had to throw my opinions on the subject
     
  9. JdubMotorMan

    JdubMotorMan New Member

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    Actually this doesn't anger me at all, I would like to get it set up to the point where it is a reliable source of transportation
     
  10. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    Dial it in?You cant dial in the internal workings of these engines....Tweeking the carb is not going to fix the problem these engines have....They engines are just toys and made to go around the naborhood and that is all....You cant make chicken salad out of chicken ****,End of story....
    John
     
  11. Pilotgeek

    Pilotgeek New Member

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    I disagree. You CAN make these engines a bit better. Replace the crap bearings with nice ones, clean up the casting, etc. It doesn't make them as good as a name-brand engine, but it certainly makes them a lot better. One thing that helps reliability is not riding at WOT all the friggin time. Almost any engine is not going to like going WOT for 40 miles. Warming up your engine before really beating on it helps too. It depends on how you ride, and the care you take to ensure proper operation.

    As far as a 70 mile round trip... I would say try to motorize a recumbent or something. Riding 20 miles gets uncomfortable sometimes on my bike. A recumbent with a large seat would make a long trip much more enjoyable.
     
  12. bigbutterbean

    bigbutterbean New Member

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    The farthest I have gone in one day is 100 miles round trip. I have also gone 60 miles round trip, but that was 30 miles at night and then 30 miles home the next morning. My advice would be trying to make the trip on a day off and see what happens. I suggest this for several reasons. The main reason obviously being for reliability. The second reason being to gain a rough estimate of how long the trip will take. The third reason being to see how comfortable the ride will be for you. Then you can make whatever adjustments are needed, make the bike as comfortable as it can be, and figure out what would be a good time to leave in the morning.
     

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