Cute little piston...

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Max-M, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    I recently replaced my Huasheng engine with a Honda GXH50. Last night, I tore down the Huasheng for parts that I might later need for the Honda (carb, pull start). As a souvenir, I pulled out the piston, degreased it and polished it.

    It's going to be fun to pull this out of my pocket when somebody's looking at my bike. It's hard to believe that this little 3.5 ounce piston assembly is the heart of the two-wheeled contraption that allowed me to zoom along scenic River Road at over 35 MPH today, passing slow-moving cars and sipping gas at a rate that's not even significant enough to measure. This feels like some kind of a combination of perpetual motion, alchemy, magic...and a little bit of reality. Fun. (Thanks for enduring my "Ode To A Small Internal Combustion Engine.)


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  2. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    AWWWWW that's adorable!
     
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have a 48 cc 2 stroke piston that is a lot smaller than the 66 cc.

    Never had any of my 50 cc 4 strokes apart.

    What we need is a billet rod and bearings for the crankshaft journal.
     
  4. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Didn't break did it? Looks ok
     
  5. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    No, Racie: after replacing my Huasheng with a Honda GXH50, I took apart the Huasheng for spare parts (carb and pull starter, mainly). I kept the piston as a souvenir!
     
  6. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    I am looking for a HS flywheel.
    Are you going to use yours?
     
  7. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    Kind of off topic, but how's this for cute?
    micropiston.jpg
     
  8. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Cox engine? Or small rc?
     
  9. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

  10. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    It actually is out of a PeeWee .020. I have a soft spot for the little stuff, even have some still working engines from the 70's.
     
  11. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    Sorry for my delayed response, MBR; I've been away.

    I actually gave away most of the Huasheng engine back when I pulled off the carb, etc. I wish I could have sent the flywheel out to you.

    -Max
     
  12. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    got two flywheels here that arent doing much...

    shipping to the US could be a killer but...
     
  13. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    MBR try dax he might have one laying around on a warranty return, or Quentin Guenther. New one at bicycle-engines is $27.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  14. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Want to turn the fins off and experiment so only looking for deals. ;)

    I don't think getting one from DAX would be a good idea seeing that I am
    selling the same 69 cc 2 stroke "balanced" crank 40 mm stroke "(not)Made in USA" LOL
    motor that he is.
     
  15. joshua97

    joshua97 Member

    i have a few cox .10 key rings :)
     
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