Newbie..

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sparks2056, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Sparks2056

    Sparks2056 Member

    My name is James and I'm from northen ky. I'm so new into this that I'm still waiting on my engine to come in the mail. I'd like to hear from some people though. What to expect, the ups and downs, Good cruises to go on around here, etc. Anything you have to say would nice. Later
     

  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome James! Were home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.
     
  3. Sparks2056

    Sparks2056 Member

    I'm a 220 pound guy. I have a schwinn searcher and ordered a 70cc kit and a 40 tooth sprocket, any idea how much MPG and top speed I should get?
     
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi I weigh 207 6'1 have currently have a 80cc(65cc) I just finished. 44 tooth. I only have 20 miles on it so I havent opened this one up yet. I am pulling at 25mph with guessing another 10 to go. But I keep it down to bicycle speeds so I dont draw to much attention. Ive built others that were capable of 50. Death ride.
     

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  5. Hey James, My friend Taylor and I are from Cincinnati. If you need any help please feel free to contact us.
     
  6. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome James.
     
  7. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc James. :cool:
    Lots of great reading and answers throughout this site.
     
  8. Sparks2056

    Sparks2056 Member

    Is a 40 or 44 tooth sprocket better for top speed? Not too concerned with acceleration.
     
  9. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    G'day James & welcome to MBc.
    It's a good idea to READ as much as possible first then ask relevent questions later in the appropriate section...sorry man i know it's a hassle but you'll be much better off.
     
  10. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    40, the smaller the rear sprocket the better the top speed, the larger the sprocket, the better the acceleration, and more torque at the low end getting to the wheels.
     
  11. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard James. My "80" has pulled 27mph fairly easily with a 44 tooth. Frankly, I'm scared when I start approaching 30 on what's basically a cruiser frame. The short wheelbase and high center of gravity makes anything above 25 exciting.
     
  12. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    welcome to MBc James. Have fun
     
  13. Sparks2056

    Sparks2056 Member

    Thanks fastboy9. I found numerous examples of a specific setup, but not one where it said what the top speed between two sprockets on the same set up was. I read through hundreds of posts.
     
  14. Sparks2056

    Sparks2056 Member

    OK, might be gettin a different set up. Saw a mongoose paver today and think its gonna get the 70 kit.
     
  15. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Welcome and lets us know how it works for you.

    Jim
     
  16. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome and happy motoring...
     
  17. Demosthenese

    Demosthenese Guest

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