Glad all is well, few years ago we had a tornado come just south of us, a lot of trees, but not much otherwise.............Best CurtThe storm destroyed most of the cable tv network in a large area of the county, I’m having to do everything on my phone using cell service in areas that still have service.
Kindred spirit Greg and the small engine fixation for performance extended to my love of small block Chevys and Fords. The 340 Mopar was one I really liked but never built one up. There's always the rush of knocking off a big block with a built motor of small displacement. Race blueprint clearances and great heads which really flowed were my primary setup of course all the standards then worked together to produce big power.Rick I have a 66cc but most of the bikes I've built have been 48cc, I have always enjoyed the challenge of getting more out of a engine than it was designed for. I do all the standard tricks I've learned here and some I learned on motorcycles in the 70's. I did a lot on 100cc and 125cc suzuki and yamaha's, there was a local motocross track that would sometimes have 25 in each class, they also had the under 80cc plus the 250cc and open class. I learned a lot about pipe design then, I've applied some of that to the pipes I've built for my bikes.
20K Wow I thought I was doing well wit 5K+Hi Greg it's been a great engine for you. The CG engines are much maligned but when properly set up, maintained and ridden responsibly they are marvels! I'm approaching 20,000 miles on one of mine and that's over seven years it's on it's second set of rings & clutch pads...that's it so far. So I'm a fan and love hearing others with super results.
Here's to the next 10 years.
Hey Russell who's to say you are not doing fantastic ? 5 K going on to 35K. I don't know what is possible for the CG, durability wise, some don't last through break in and yes I believe that's a real thing, though many just flog the heck out of any motor I don't. I actually break them till I feel them free up. This is usually a couple of hundred miles. I constantly run through a range of motor speeds on every ride during break in and don't ride a a constant rpm setting. Accelerate and back off always varying my speeds and never approaching any high rpm level. I use regular 2cycle mix, not too heavy on the ratio, and add a little Marvel Mystery oil to each tank of fuel. When break in is complete I switch to semi synthetic smokeless Lucas oil. I continue to use a little Marvel oil to each tank; about a tablespoon full to each gallon. This keeps the head and piston clean and I don't have to de "coke" the top end very often at maybe 3K or 4K. The Mystery oil seems to really extend plug life too. I've never had to change plugs on this or any of my bikes though I do every couple of years on the hybrid CG. NKG is my plug of choice though heat range seems a little different on each of my 2 strokes though two of them are pretty similar in build up.20K Wow I thought I was doing well wit 5K+