Looking to buy a bike engine kit. Questions.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Argonn, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Argonn

    Argonn New Member

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    Im looking into bicycle kits as an alternative to buying a car ill be riding 12 miles one way to work. Would riding 24 miles a day cause any problems?

    Ive been looking at a few kits online I really cant tell the difference my budget is 300$ the cheaper the better but im sure the quality isnt that great on the cheaper engines.

    Im looking for a decent, reliable, low maintenance kit the one ive been looking at is
    http://www.bikeberry.com/gas-engine-kits/gas-engine-kits/flying-horse-silver-66-80cc-bicycle-engine-kit-epa.html
     
  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    You want reliable?
    You want to be a sweaty mess pedaling a broken down 2 stroke piece of
    junk the last 6 miles to work? :)

    No? Spend a little more and get this 4 stroke kit from Bicycle-Engines.com
    http://www.bicycle-engines.com/49cc-4G-T-Belt-Drive-Complete-Gas-Powered-Engine-Kit.html
     
  3. JonnyR

    JonnyR New Member

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    i agree that for a daily rider you need a 4 stroke 2 strokes are fun but not reliable enough for use to go to work all the time
     
  4. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    The money you will save on gas and not having to buy expensive
    2 stroke oil will pay for the $80 difference in your budget.

    That is not even including all the broken 2 stroke parts, your time and
    aggravation!
     
  5. CTripps

    CTripps Active Member

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    Twnety four miles per day is no problem for most of these motors. My commute is a bit shorter than that but some folks here routinely do double (or more) that distance daily. I'm running 40:1 (synthetic 2-stroke oil) and could run back and forth for a week on a tank. I run a little rich on the fuel/air mix, and I'm heavy-handed on the throttle, so I usually top up the tank on a Thursday morning. (Once I'm across the bridge there are some nice wide open, level roads to wind it out on on the way to and from work).

    What you get out of an engine depends on what you're willing to put into it. A cheaper motor can be really dependable if you're willing to put the extra time in yourself doing a few things to it before installing it (if you have the tools etc).
     
  6. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    I've been riding the 2-stroke for many years now. And commuted everyday for years. Never had a problem with reliability?
     
  7. littletinman

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    I ride to work everyday it isn't riding. My commute is 10 a day and it's true that you get out what you put in. Next summer I'm planning on building a 4 stroke build but for now, the 2-strokes are super simple to work on and quite cost effective.
     

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