Long distance travel?

DavidCP

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I have been wanting to go on a long distance travel with my motorized bicycle for a while but i'm nervous as to how well HuaSheng 49cc engines handle the distance. I have taken very good care of the engine and only put maybe 60 miles in total on it so far.

The longest trip I have taken on this bike was roughly 20 miles (10 there and back) and the engine sounded happy the entire way there and back. I was pretty happy with covering ~30 MPH a significant part of the trip.

I am wanting to take a 47 mile one way trip to visit my sister in another city. Will these 4-stroke engines handle that kind of distance without stops? I plan on taking mostly backroads that cars very rarely drive on (thank goodness most car drivers are impatient and take the much faster interstate roads).

The bike has a one gallon gas tank on it so i'm not worried about running out of gas.
 

dogcatcher

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First go to Google and use their map to compute time and suggested travel route using a bicycle. The time will be longer than needed but the route will be better than the automobile route. I also wouldn't worry to much about trying to keep a 30 MPH speed, slow down and enjoy the ride.
 
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Dan

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Ya should be fine. I'd worry trying that on a 2 stroke. (I've done it but carry every tool needed to build one)

I'd bring tools just in case.
 

TheMogollonMonster

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Made tons of super long trips on my ChinaGirls, but like Dan said, bring every single tool you used to build it. The best advice I can give is to make sure you have plenty of drinking water, and enjoy the adventures!
 

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I would be more worried about the rest of the components than the engine itself. Bring spare tubes and a pump and tools for sure. A flat tire will stop you dead and you'll be walking. If the engine dies at least you can still pedal.
 
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Dan

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I'm sure anyone would think of this but I have spaced out during breakdowns and tried to pedal home without removing the engine chain.

I forget who but thought it clever. he carried a pair of plastic gloves in a plastic baggie. to remove and store. Really clever and took up no space.

LOL, David. Your gonna need a trailer if we help much more.
 

ReggieB

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17 miles one way to work. Honda 35 CC on a Staton Friction unit. two fuel bottles one for the return trip and one for reserve.Just my experience mind you and ya all back roads. About 45 minute travel time but I ain't in a hurry. Took an hour and a half one time. BH asked me what happened, with a **** eatin grin I said I got lost (^)
 

Rigz

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The longest trip iv taken so far has been a 24 mile round trip with my 70cc 2 stroke. Just brought an extra tube and tools in my backpack. With a 2 2 liter tank I used maybe half at most. I always carry a little bottle of 2 stroke oil in case I have to stop for gas
 
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Dan

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Extra oil is a great thought.

Bought one of those handy-dandy little bottles years back and it's still sitting in the garage.

Ya know. In case I ever run out of gas in the garage, snork.
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Scol

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I commute to work round trip 50 miles I do it about once a week for the past few years. I had a Issue with my car and used the bike every day for about 10 days it has a standard 66cc 2 stroke fitted no problems.