Where should I look for a motor?

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  1. Catfish

    Catfish New Member

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    I'm looking for a 4-stroke gas engine that's under 50cc, and does not need to be pull-started. Most sites don't seem to say weather engines are 2 or 4 stroke. Very frustrating. If there is such a thing, it would be nice to get one that's from a larger company like Honda.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I have never heard of such a thing.
     
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    Hah, I meant to edit that. Pull start is fine - I was being ignorant. Right now Honda is looking really nice to me, but I'm not sure where I can buy one or where I can get a mounting kit.
     
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    Thanks Cabinfever, but I'm looking for 49cc specifically. 50cc is too high, because I don't have a motorcycle endorsement. The others might be a little too low powered for my tastes, too.
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

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    I would bet the 50cc is about 48.9 or so.
     
  7. Catfish

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    Well, I already went ahead and special-ordered a GXH50 by itself. Is there anyone around who has used one of these and knows where I can get a kit for mounting it? Is it reasonable to put such a wide engine inside my bike frame? Will that make it impossible to pedal?
     
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    Found a link to a mounting kit and it saids more parts will be needed and they have a list.

    Motorized Bicycles Detail Page

    That engine sells for $379 and it may cost over $400 for a mounting kit and extra adapter parts,if i was you i would have just bought a whole kit. Hope you got a good deal on the engine.
     
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    I found a link to a whole GXH50 engine kit for: $699
    Motorized Bicycles Detail Page
    They might have just the kit minus the engine if you call them.

    BTW my first link for a 50cc was for the GXH50 kit which is actually 49.3cc
     
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    Thanks Cabinfever. That looks like what I'll be buying. I talked to the owner on the phone, and what they charge seems a bit ridiculous to me. If I were to buy everything but the engine, my total cost would be ~$620 and if I bought the motor too, it'd be $700. So I guess I might as well buy an extra motor for $80, right? These things normally retail for $400.

    Edit: Whoops, that other one is a friction drive. Does anyone know if I can find a complete chain drive kit for a GXH50? The one mentioned above isn't meant for a GXH50 and I don't want to pay for extra parts that I won't use.

    Also, are friction drives worth it at all? It seems like they might slip a lot, and damage the bike tires. Has anyone used a friction drive and found it to be worth while?
     
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