Checking in from New York!

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  1. nitroscope8

    nitroscope8 New Member

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    I'm Chris front Long Island. I built my first motorized bike 3 years ago for my brother. We shoehorned a 48cc engine int he frame of my brothers 19" mountain bike....without modification. About a year later I decided I wanted one of my owne and installed a 66cc 2 stroke (aka 80cc) onto a junk bike. Power wise they seem simlar, though the 66cc handles hills a touch better and goes a bit faster.

    Both have seen about 250-300 miles of road time. The smaller one has a catalytic converter on it and it seems to do a pretty good job. I run a 30:1 oil mix in both without issue. Parts stay well lubricated and power stays up. Gone through 3 CDI units between both engines and they have the original spark plugs. I cut the exhaust baffle in mine half way. Little louder, power seems to have improved. Lastly, i'm using a 50tooth rear sproket on both bikes. The 48cc one gets better mileage than mine...oh well.

    How long do these engines last anyway?
     

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    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum chris glad you could join us :D Those are some nice ride's(^) I know some guy's that have gotten over 7,000 miles on there motor.
     
  3. paul

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    welcome to the forum chris and those are some fine looking motorized bicycles. i used to live in westbury and comuted to work on my pedal bicycle. more stop lights then i could count thier lol. glad to have you with us
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. I've already put rubber in the fins of the cylinder head/top end the vibration has been reduced by a lot...neat little trick I learned today. so much info on this site!
     
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    Ilikeabikea Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of motorized bicycle enthusiasts here. Those are nice looking bikes. Thanks for sharing the pics. Glad you joined us................
     
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    I'm over here on Long Island, too, and although it's probably getting too cold to do it now, I am looking for other Long Islanders who might be interested in a get-together this coming Spring...
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of information and great people here willing to share what they know.
    SB
     

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