Debating which motor to buy for long distance charity ride!

motoringbike

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I mean I could go with any ole motor off the online classifieds, anywhere from $15 to $50, whether its a trimmer or what have you. I am tempted to do it, BUT I think there will be more cost involved. I have nothing fancy, just placing it on a trailer, to push my bike for endless miles.

Do you think I should go for 4 stroke?

I know those trimmers are like 30cc 2 strokers, I dont know if they'd last 100 miles. I see the ads on the sidebar and I can get a 80cc/65cc for $129usd, then shipping would be what? another $30-40?

440 lbs. all in. Stuff like a tent, mini stove, mini propane cannister, sleeping bag, water, food, clothing, ebike batteries/motor/controller (this is for riding on pathways, in city parks, some counties have a law in place like British Columbia), myself I am not a light man neither, factor in 375lbs generously.

Trailer will be an inline single wheel BOB trailer, custom made as I have a welder now.
 

Larry Trotter

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Where you are doing this may have an influence on what you buy. Sounds like you will be wanting gas and electric, then an electric front hub motor and a China Girl gas motor. If you have displacement limits where you will be going then likely get a 50cc from ebay, $80.00 delivered in the us. One time item for the ride, use it and toss it away. I would think you would want a fairly low gear ratio, you can get 48 tooth rear sprockets easily on ebay and there is a 9 tooth front available, that should get you a good 20 mph bicycle that will pull you. How long do you have to build this thing and where are you going to run it?