How would describe the HT China Girl Motorized Bicycle?

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How would you describe th HT China girl?

  1. Replaceable

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  2. Repairable

    12 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Disposable

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
  4. Beyond expectations

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  5. Simply annoying

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Hopelessly unreliable

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Just a poll.
    How would you describe the HT China Girl? besides being cheap and fun... :)

    a) Repairable
    b) Replaceable
    c) Disposable
    d) beyond your expectations
    e) simply annoying
    f) Hopelessly unreliable
     
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  2. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    I would describe the HT China Girl as cheap, easy to run, easy to fix and a whole lotta fun.
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    It's the best 'bang for your buck' that you're gonna find anywhere!! ;)
     
  4. DonnnN

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    Cheap.. Fast.. Fun.. AND CHEAP AGAIN..

    dance1

    What would we do without china.. haha
     
  5. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    o_O

    Ya forgot the "all of the above" option lol
     
  6. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    that's because you can vote multiple options... :)

    Actually, I did forget one option which is "Unreliable"...

    I tried editing it but the Poll option is already missing in Edit mode... :)
     
  7. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    I clickeded thems :D

    I jus figured it would be nice to see how many thought that ;) ...would you like me to edit in "unreliable" and perhaps "all of the above"? It's yer call...
     
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  8. Whizzerd

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    Perspective; my Dad bought his Whizzer motor kit in 1947 for $99.00. My last HT kit cost $105.00 ppd. a week ago. What a BARGAIN! I love 'em.
     
  9. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    Yes, please kindly insert "Hopelessly unreliable" on the poll and put 1 vote for me there. Appreciate it. Thanks. :)

    I think the 'all of the above' would be redundant since a voter can select all.
     
  10. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    Done and did :D

    I for one don't really agree with "hopelessly unreliable" - I suspect it's the luck of the draw combined with the owner's tinkering experience, these engines after all are not just "bolt n'go" as advertised...

    Still - it's a valid opinion and it'd be nice to see how many think that. It'd be even nicer if people would post why, but if this gets all dramatic and another 2 vs 4 stroke bladebla I'll step in as the heartless, cruel, overbearing bastid that I am and clean it up a bit ;)
     
  11. Charged-Reacter

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    It is simple and lightweight because the piston does so
    many different things. Good power to weight ratio.
     
  12. fall_down_stand_up

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    You took the words out of my mouth....lol
    I went with Desposible becouse they are so cheap that I can get a replacment engine for 55.00 and not have to worry about tearing it down....
    John-John
     
  13. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    You're right BA, 'Hopelessly unreliable' is a little bit of an overkill... however 'More runtime hours = Decreases reliability' I think is more appropriate, but I think this is true for all engines. However, I think statistics would show that there are more HT engines that are short lived. Maybe we can change it to 'Unreliable Longevity'.
     
  14. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    if we got into the problems with these being "short lived," i bet "user error" would top that list.
     
  15. rockvoice

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    i would agree with bairdco , set em up right and treat them right they will treat you right (most of the time. ive built thirty in the last 6 months all but one still good
     
  16. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    'User error'? so it's not 'user friendly'... :)

    so what would be the lifespan if everything is left 'as is'... no replacements... longest period without any parts being replaced, including gaskets... :) ofcourse, under normal usage...
     
  17. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    it depends on how long it takes you to install it, then about 5 minutes after that.
     
  18. 2door

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    Amen.
    Tom
     
  19. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    "short lived"... which is more attributable to this? Faulty Manufacturer error or User Error?
     
  20. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Re: How would describe the HT China Girl?

    what i mean by user error, is improper installation, improper fuel mixture, half-a55ed repairs, improper torque, incorrect problem diagnosis, hillbilly performance mods... the list is endless.

    plus, improper bicycle maintenance and riding habits.

    i'm sure there's a lot of people out there who meet all of the above, and they're the one's who are gonna claim "hopelessly unreliable."

    there's people who can unearth a tractor, half-buried in the frozen ground for 50 years and restore it to like new condition.

    then there's people who can take a brand new motor out of a box, and wind up with a doorstop with no studs, and broken muffler and carb paperweights.

    and then there's all kinds of people in between.

    for some, the tiniest problem can be insurmountable, like a carb leak or a broken stud.

    for others, a cracked case and a seized piston is just a way to make it better the next time.
     

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