56t or 48t

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by cajunmike, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. cajunmike

    cajunmike New Member

    Hey, I just put a 66cc slanthead motor on my huffy mb and I would like to ride on trails. What would be better, a 56t or 48t sprocket. I want it to pull my 250lbs but have some speed too. Thanks

  2. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Need more info. What altitude do you live at, are trails steep, how fast do you want to go? A 48 or 50 tooth should serve you ok but you really can't have hill climbing and fast speed with only one gear.

    Consider a shifter kit, its worth ever penny.
  3. cajunmike

    cajunmike New Member

    Thanks for the info I'm going to split the differance am going with a 50t I got on e-bay
  4. crackers

    crackers Member

    Same basic question except I will be riding on a paved road in the mountains. My house is at 5,000' and our road in front of my house climbs to 6,500' in less than a mile. I can't make it over a couple of blocks before the motor an myself poop out. I have a dax 47cc kit with a stock 44tooth sprocket. What do you think a 48 50 or 56? I want to be able to ride it up here where I live and speed isn't to important, 15 mph on the flats and be able to climb without to much peddling would be cool. Help me please, I have no idea which to buy.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  5. andyszyd

    andyszyd Member

    I am in the same boat (260 lb) and like to ride step trails.
    No single speed kit or sprocket will do.

    There are only three solutions: shift kit, NuVinci, or Bimoto.

    If anybody has other realistic ideas I want to hear from you.

    I am starting with shift kit from Scooter Guy. See if it will work for me.
  6. crackers

    crackers Member

    cajunmike let me know how that 50 tooth works out for you. I know a shift kit would be nice but a little to expensive for me. I'm going to buy a parts bike with a good rear wheel and install my new sprocket on it. That way I will have a manual two speed shift kit one wheel for the mountains and one for the city.:sailor: