Tanaka 40cc

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by darwin, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    001.jpg Only 1 week old and rode maybe 10 miles. Its just not for me, too loud. $275+ Shipping. I guess i'm gonna have to bite the bullit and maybe buy the honda 50. FYI the oil I used was lucas 50:1. This is a good deal these puppies are expensive.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012

  2. ollicat

    ollicat Member

    I am very interested. Sending you a pm.
     
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    PM returned.
     
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  5. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    I thought mine was too loud when I got it, but it's toned down
    a lot once it was broken in. I've got the stock can on it, and it's
    now not as loud as the average lawn mower, maybe half again as
    loud as my 35cc honda.
     
  6. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    Sure hope you don't regret that Darwin, you're gonna lose power, gain weight and complication.I got half of the noise gone with a silicone pipe and silencer on the exhaust.After proper break-in I'm going to work the intake end, as yes they are throaty (I have to wear earplugs) but worth the noise in the power/torque.
     
  7. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    No regrets, very happy owning 2 Hondas now. Tanakas so loud a fire truck passed me by sirens blaring and I didn't even know it till it passed.
     
  8. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Second that ,grem,
    My 50cc 4 stroke was heavy, unresponsive, & generally a disappointment.
    it was rated at the same hp as the 40cc tanaka, but the performance didn't
    even come close. Just no comparison, the tanaka would run circles 'round
    the 4 stroke. I still love my 35cc honda but it's in a different league
     
  9. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Member

    Wow, that IS loud, if you can't hear an oncoming fire engine. My Tanaka 47R wasn't that loud, using ADA S1 pipe or the Tanaka-specific 3-piece pipe. I use a center-mount drive w/shift kit. Having 8-speeds lowers engine speed/engine noise.
     
  10. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    The stock exhaust can on the tanaka 40cc is a loud bugger.
    I replaced it with a std china girl drop down pipe & it cut the noise in half an added top end power (less restrictive, no catalyst, some expansion powerband happening). Then wrapped it in header wrap to avoid the burns.
    -Lowracer-
     
  11. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Uhh...,
    To be fair, I did kinda build a sound proofing stealth cowling
    for mine that looks like a pannier and also serves as a crash guard.:whistling:
     
  12. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Member

    Yes, china girl expansion pipes work well too. I put one on my CY460 engine. Altho the exhaust port and pipe flange was grossly mismatched, it worked very well to quieten the powerful engine. Infact, it was so quiet I could swear I heard the engine's reciprocating parts.
     
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