How far at any one time

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by oldnube, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    How far at any one time can we run these little engines?

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I only rode for less then 30 minutes between a cool down period. That was for the first 2 gallons, and varying speeds. Now I run till it's out of gas.
  3. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    I am running a Tanaka 32cc. I ran it 120 miles in a day with a short break for lunch. There is no question that the endurance of this engine exceeds my own endurance by a huge margin.
  4. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    I was thinking of the 66cc engine ctr mount. THANKS
  5. intheclear

    intheclear New Member

    My experience is the more experienced I get with fixing the thing, the farther I can ride.
  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    you can ride then until they lock
  7. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    or until ya bum hurts too much... :eek:
  8. blue 48

    blue 48 Member

    yep i run mine till the tanks empty or im too buggered to go on
    at times. im guessing its better to run them with a load instead of a long period of idling
  9. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    Sounds like a road trip on one is more than a dream, I better get my gear put together. TENT uzi ammo mines opps wrong list hehe
  10. lazylightning@mail.r

    lazylightning@mail.r Active Member

    Grab yourself a trailer like the one in my pics in my intro post. Just put some wheelbarrow wheels on it if you want to go on bad roads ;-) If you will have over 200 lbs of gear and gas in it, then it will be challenging to get it rolling on sand roads, as it was for me =-) But the two stroke 66c motor will pull it easily to top speed even with all stock parts. I got a 35 tooth sprocket though.
  11. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    wow 200 plus pounds of stuff in a trailer + the weight of the trailer, bike and rider?
    hope you got some good brakes to stop it.
  12. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I ride my MB all day, every day now...with the Relax 2 I talk about in this thread...

    ... and my bum never hurts. The "pads" might seem just a hair too spaced apart for some, but once you scoot it back with the adjustable rails, I have found nothing that compares.

    I haven't actaully ridden with this seat on my rigid frame bike, tho... so I don't know how that feels, but it's definitely the best I've found so far. Only problem is... are you willing to pay $250 or so for a bicycle seat from a German company and wait the 2 or 3 weeks to get it??

    It was worth it for me...
  13. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    WOW If my cheapie adult seat becomes a pain in the A I know the seat to get THANK YOU
  14. lazylightning@mail.r

    lazylightning@mail.r Active Member

    That's exactly what I was thinking, especially in urban areas and on asphalt. I was on old abandoned sand and stone roads and the speed had to be kept low even if the trailer wheels hadn't been bent by the weight and the uneven surfaces. With those sand roads, you just start slowing down fast as soon as you let off of the gas. On asphalt it would be a real problem to slow down in time, and keep those brakes in good shape. I covered 50 km of those bad roads before reaching asphalt and go another 50 km to the town where the train stops. I had about 50lbs on the baggage rack and almost that much on my back and I was just nursing along as slow as I could. I still bent the back rim so badly that three spokes are loose now. I had a cut in the side of the tire from a brake pad rubbing it because my rim was deformed majorly in one spot, so I was afraid to inflate it too much, but afraid to bottm the rim out on stones and steep potholes. Anyway I made it back somehow...
  15. oldnube

    oldnube Member

    I Have been thinking about getting a kid hauler and modefying it to my needs your post has opened some potential problems i need to address during my alterations. THANK YOU!
  16. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Pack light

    Backpack camping gear is extra light ...
  17. lazylightning@mail.r

    lazylightning@mail.r Active Member

    I also had problems with the trailer tipping over on it's side, that's why I mentioned widening the wheel base. I was on really uneven roads in places though, with boulder parts sticking up out of the ground in the road. So if you are going off road with kids, you should design a much wider wheel base with spring suspension and maybe even shock absorbers. They'll be glad about it ;)