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  1. dgregory

    dgregory New Member

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    Hi from Mesa az. I'm looking for advice on which engine/transmission set-up is best for my mtn. bike.I don't want any china junk, just something reliable and fast. The cost is not important.
    The bike is a Trek 4500.
    Thanks Darrell.cvlt1
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Do a search for Morini.
     
  3. rockvoice

    rockvoice New Member

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    welcome to the forum, oh and I wouldnt call what the vast majority of members here own "junk" and expect much help
     
  4. Nougat

    Nougat New Member

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    I'm okay with my engine being classified as junk. It means Iust be especially cunning to make it run so well.
     
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    welcome from FH :)
     
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    kbot6789 New Member

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    im sorry all i have is junk so i cant help you .. but when i pass your car .. just remember its only junk :p
     
  7. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    see what you started with one little word? if someone called my bike "junk," man, it's on.

    by the way, where exactly is your bike and all it's parts made?

    if you want a "non chinese junk engine," then you need to build a time machine first.

    with all that said, and back to your questions, the engine choices are very limited if you don't want to go the 2 or 4 stroke china route.

    as Joe said, try a morini.
     
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    BarelyAWake New Member

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    laff

    Ya get a point fer that lol (^)


    In many ways - the stock, untouched china kits are junk, yet given the expense and effort of getting one of those pocket bike engines to work on a bike - you could get a Morini or even blueprint a HT kit to be the best bike engine ever and still have time & cash to spare...

    Still - if ya manage to cram a 12hp water-cooled motor ona bicycle, we'll no doubt all stand back in awe (well back, and perhaps an "awww") ;)
     
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  10. michaelgrav

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    They make smaller race engines 6-8hp that are not water cooled. completely ported, smaller and about the same price as the Morini.
     
  11. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Yarp - and there's been some attempts to work them into a bicycle;

    http://motorbicycling.com/f42/new-build-pocket-bike-motor-7577.html
    http://motorbicycling.com/f36/pocket-bike-engine-cvt-build-start-15161.html
    http://motorbicycling.com/f36/pocket-bike-cvt-motor-project-15350.html

    Potential problems include size but more problematic - shape, drive, and interestingly enough, many pocket bike engines in a similar price range are of no better quality than the China kits you don't like... as they're also made in China lol

    I'm not sayin' it can't or even shouldn't be done - I'm jus' wonderin' about the distinct lack of pocket bike repowered bicycles when the engines are so common...

    For the dough - I'd still get a Morini, unless it's the MacGyverism yer after... then anything goes FTW ;)
     

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