Daily Transportation Question

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Meer123, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Meer123

    Meer123 Member

    My 70cc kit is coming along nicely, just got the bike mounted on a trainer and am in the processof fine tuning the clutch engagement as well as setting the idle and mixture of the carburator when it hit me - this may make for a viable daily driver to spare the Accord of the miles (and save me a bit in the process) hence my questions below.

    My work is aproximately 12 miles away - would any of you consider using a 70cc motorized bicycle on everyday to to work given the distance ?

    Also, what are the weakpoints of this motor so I can anticipate wear/maintenance/repairs ahead of time ?

    Last but not least, I realize a $200 chinese motor isnt going to last forever but how long should I expect it to last ? In terms of time and or miles ?

    Thanks,
    Al
     

  2. spunout

    spunout Member

  3. japat100

    japat100 Guest

    My work is aproximately 12 miles away - would any of you consider using a 70cc motorized bicycle on everyday to to work given the distance ?
    Thanks,
    Al[/QUOTE]

    good question .."""—depends if you are in the delivery business """ ..
    if you are a delivery boy and deliver pizza ,, the worst that could happen is someone gets a cold pizza ,12 miles is a long walk

    if you are a gynecologist ,i don"t recommend using a 70cc motorized bicycle ..12 miles is a long run


    japat
     
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  4. Just today I rode 30 miles one way thru a bike path in Denver in the rain. 60 miles total when I came home and still had plenty of gas. 12 miles is NOTHING with the happy time.
    Long life goes with all engines. Don't redline it to 30 mph with a 44t gear.
    Do you have any idea how much your engine's spinning at 30 mph?
    Keep it at 15 to 20 mph cruising speed with a good oil mix (castor oil tops) and your engine will last forever.
     
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