Does mountain biking damage the motor?

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  1. Hack00man

    Hack00man New Member

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    I'm a noob here and I just mounted a 66cc skyhawk motor and put it on my mountain bike. I was just wondering if riding on mountain bike trails would cause any damage to the engine.

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    Hack00man
     
  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Provided it's properly installed & maintained - no, no damage at all from trail riding, I do it myself quite a bit actually... you may find an occasional response lag as sometimes during the roughest bits the fuel gets agitated & the bowl hasn't filled properly, but that's rare & only one of my bikes does that (NT carb).

    You also may find the stock 44t sprocket too tall for the technical, tricky bits on the trails... but ofc I just pedal those ;)
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Clean your air filter often, especially if you run through water, mud, or heavy dust conditions.

    Don't bog it down (run it too slow).
     
  4. Hack00man

    Hack00man New Member

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    thanks a lot guys.
     
  5. tooljunkie

    tooljunkie Member

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    i am flanging up a wheel with a 50 tooth to play off road.should work nice.
    my lighter bike should handle it nicely.
     

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