To reed or not to reed....¿¿

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Testname111

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OK so here's the question, what is the longevity of a bicycle engine, with a reed valve vs no reed....
Terms like...


(Reed vs no reed)

Longevity
Ride time (I ride mine constantly no problems)
Engine-shake
Engine-noise
Reed valve life metal vs carbon fiber
Fuel consumption
Hill climbing power
Max speed


If everyone can help me please :)
 
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Larry Trotter

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Well reeds add some more parts but I guess you can gain a little performance from them. Unless I needed every ounce of performance I would just stick with the piston port.
 

Larry Trotter

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The piston skirt uncovers the intake port to allow the fuel air mixture into the crankcase and closes it to force the mixture into the combustion chamber.
 

kronha

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I have the Keihlin clone and reed valve setup, I like it , I would think that over long term it would reduce issues with the carb
 
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Larry Trotter

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I suggest you just go to ebay and buy one of the $95 kits and put it on your bike and see what you learn and if it suits you. Hard to go wrong for 95 delivered.