Starting my 3rd build and I want to do it right!

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  1. Mr. Minecraft

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    Hello! It's been a long time since i have been on here. I am going to start my 3rd and final bike build. I just need a few questions answered.

    1. Which is stronger and more reliable; in frame chain drive or over rear wheel chain drive?

    2. Which brand and model bike is the best for these builds? (my last few have cracked rather easily)

    3. Is the pirate cycles sprocket adapter stronger than the traditional way of sprocket mounting?

    Thank you for sharing your information with me!

    -Chris
     
  2. Ibedayank

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    gonna need some more info here Bud

    2 stroke or 4stroke
    KIT or a DIY build
    max MPH you want to see
    what brakes do you want on the bicycle coaster drum disk or Vbrakes
    cruizer mountian cargo longtail cargo roadbike trike delta or tadpole or a granny trike

    what CC motor do you want to run to stay legal where you want to ride

    how handy are you at making custom parts can you weld use a mill or lathe??
     
  3. Mr. Minecraft

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    XD Sorry for the lack of information.

    I want to use a Super Titan as the engine.

    I want the DAX over rear wheel chain drive kit

    IDC about MPH as long as i dont look like a snail

    I want caliper brakes... I dont care what style

    I Prefer a beach cruizer as they look so classic... But ill take anything as long as its reliable and under $170
     
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    Anybody?

    I need suggestions as this will be my last and final bike. If I treat the engine correctly, will it be reliable? (Super titan)
     
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    the HuaSheng 4-Cycle 49cc Motor are good motors and if not over reved will last a long time... the super titan is a rebadged HS Only drawback to a rack mounted motor is the weight is mounted higher then a inframe. The schwinn should last a awhile but the weakest points are the wheels and bearing at some point you may have to rebuild or upgrade
     
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    Could i possibly get a link to a real HuaSheng 4 stroke? Are there any other engines (with links) that you would suggest for my setup? It doesnt matter if they are 4 or 2 stroke...

    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    for customer service Dax is the top dog...
     
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    That doesn't answer any of this...
     
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    Is it better to buy the 4G Kit from pirate cycles or buy all the parts separately from DAX with the Titan? Does the inframe 4 stroke kit on DAX come with an engine? If so, how much is the kit?
     
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    email or call Duane/Dax and find out
     
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    Does pirate cycles have good customer service? I like the 4G trany in the Pirate Cycles one...
     
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    you asked what oil a hs takes

    Check engine oil level in crankcase; New engines have no oil! Be sure to read the owner's manual.
    Use 20 or 30wt. oil to full line. Use of an oil drain hose is recommended: Change oil every 200 to 300 miles; Remember: This is not a car engine that can go 5000 miles between oil changes:

    http://www.grubeeinc.com/USA/4G/4G V frame Instructions.htm

    time for some reading and learning
     
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    The oil doesn't need to be changed every 200-300 miles. Every 25-50 hours is fine after the first oil change (10 hours).

    I recommend 15w40 oil, as it's typically for heavy duty applications and has good properties for these little industrial/commercial engines.
     
  17. Mr. Minecraft

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    Hey guys. I finished my build (almost). I live about 20 miles from Phantom Bikes. I went there yesterday and bought everything i need. I CAN NOT EVEN DEPICT HOW WONDERFUL THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS!!!!! They got me all ready with all the parts i needed. All that is left is the gastank. I had to leave the one that came in the kit because they have to re weld it. I made a makeshift tank to test the bike out. BTW I bought a Felt Slant with a HS engine, custom 4G tranny, rear sprocket adapter with 50t sprocket, billet crank, etc.

    My question:

    John at Phantom Bikes told me to use 10w30 oil. I put some in the engine, and filled it to the bottom thread (like he told me to do). I am just wondering if this is the right oil because its already black colored...
     
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    Oil isn't rocket science. 10w30 will work just fine, although I'd still recommend using a quality 15w40 like Shell Rotella.

    Standard automotive oil isn't really ideal for these engines, but it will work.
     

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