Bike34 says Hi from Minn

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  1. bike34

    bike34 New Member

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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?
     
  2. paul

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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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  3. RedB66

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    Welcome to the Forum.
     
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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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.

    (^) WELCOME!!!
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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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.

    Oh yeah, WELCOME!
     
  6. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome to the forum......................
     
  7. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum bike34, glad to have you with us :ride2:
     
  8. nogoodnic

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    Welcome to the group...Kelly:ride2:
     
  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    bike34- Did you get it straightened out?
     
  10. bike34

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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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