Tell me why this kit is crap and what I should get instead.

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  1. EyeSpyGuy

    EyeSpyGuy New Member

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    Newb here. I've been lurking for a couple days and I have done a lot of reading. I'd like to solicit the opinions of the grey hairs of the clan.

    I found this kit from China.

    I'll tell you the things I like about it, then you can tell me why I'm wrong.

    • Huasheng 142FA four stroke motor
    • It is a complete kit
    • Shipping to Australia is really inexpensive
    • The exhaust manifold is (hopefully) pretty quiet

    There is not a lot available in Oz. Mostly I can get Chinese two stroke kits, which I still have to have shipped thousands of miles to get to my city.

    What do you think, gang?
     
  2. Dan

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    Howdy and welcome to the forum.

    With 4 stroke kits the transmission/gear reduction is a major concern. If not shown or mentioned, I would wait until some one who has the same kit lets ya know. There are some problematic ones on the market.
     
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    Dan,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Thank you for highlighting the importnance of a quality transmission/gear reduction.

    How big a hassle is it to upgrade the transmission/gear reduction later? I would dearly love to get a kit like this http://www.bicycle-engines.com/49cc-4G-T-Belt-Drive-Complete-Gas-Powered-Engine-Kit.html, but the price difference is quite a bit, given exchange rate and that shipping from the USA costs so much more.

    I guess it is all down to how much I value my time, eh? A ****ty kit will lead to hours of trouble in the future.

    I guess I'd like someone to reccomend Chinese 4stroke kit.

    If that isn't possible, I'll save my money for something better.
     
    #3 EyeSpyGuy, Feb 2, 2015
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