GHX50 honda 4stroke

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  1. longtooth67

    longtooth67 New Member

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    I am thinking about building a bike using a GHX50 engine kit. Is this a good idea? I will be using the bike for commuting (44miles round trip) 5 days a week. also can someone help me find the kit somewere other that revilution.us

    Thanks guys(c)
     
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    spad4me New Member

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    The latest outrage ( that I know of ) from ReVoLuTiOn involves sending a 48 cc instead of a 67cc Happy time.


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    I wish that thatsDAX would hurry up and announce his frame mount 4 cycle kit.



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    I would love the option of rack mount, or frame mount, Titan, or my own engine.
     
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    longtooth67 New Member

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    I'm looking heard @ thatsDAX and am trying to find the best stuff for my needs. but cool is also a factor. Lord knows that a gray hair on a bike needs all the cool he can get....
     
  5. HoughMade

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    I have the same kit as sold through bicycle-engines and I use the Honda GXH50- that is a sweet little engine. The gearbox workd well, but is noisy at first, but quiets down with break in. Some people run it in gear oil, I run with grease.
     
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    in those vids he left out the vid of him climbing the steep hill? :) wonder why???
     
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    Frank at Five Flags has the kits. I got one for $200, postage allowed, but am not sure that deal is still available. He doesn't have them listed on line, but you can order by phone.

    So I have the kit and the engine, but am having a problem finding a bike with enough space in the frame that the engine will fit and will fit me. The newer frames seem to have the bottom tube sweep up rather down link the older ones did. That pushes the mount up much higher. Jim
     
  8. longtooth67

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    thanks guys.. I guess Iwill keep looking. dose anyone know about the PF-4000 40cc Tanaka PureFire 2-Stroke? Is it dependabale?
     
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    Try Staton Inc! I'm pretty sure they'll have what you need.
     
  10. Dan_Gerous

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    I would recommend the Golden Eagle Bike Engines synchronous belt system. They sell a kit without an engine so you can use your Honda GXH50. I have had mine for almost 2 years now and I prefer it over any friction or chain drive I have tried. I am planning on getting the same Honda engine to replace my Robins Subaru EH035 when it dies someday (1200 + miles and still running great, so it might be a while) Still, I am looking forward to 2.5 HP vs 1.6 HP currently (33% -45% greater power depending on the RPM)
    Good luck on you build.
     
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    which is better?

    subaru EHO35 or honda GHX35...
     
  12. rohmell

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    Maybe this info will help you decide:
    The Robin/Subaru EH035 uses a cast iron cylinder liner and is made in Japan.
    The Honda is unlined (aluminum) and the engine is made in Thailand.
     
  13. Saddletramp1200

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    Welcome, I would go with a cast cylinder here, even tho I swear by Honda.
     
  14. MotorBicycleRacing

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    The Robin/Subaru EH035 does NOT have a cast iron cylinder liner

    It has a chrome plated aluminum cylinder just like the cheap Chinese 2 strokes
    except it is much higher quality.
    A quality chrome plated cylinder is superior to a cast iron one....

    Subaru Robin
     
  15. MotorBicycleRacing

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    Can you get parts for a subaru EHO35 in the Philippines?
    I bet you can get honda parts.
    Can you buy both engines in the Philippines?

    Anyway there is not much difference between the two and
    you will not go wrong with either of them.
     

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