your bike motors and where from

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Aaron, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    I am looking to buy a 2 stroke motorized bike engine but am not sure which is most reliable, so in the post if you want please let me know what type engine you got, where from, and guessed price is appreciated.
     

  2. Jdude

    Jdude New Member

    eh035 4cyl from staton inc, total cost to me $430 including shipping. You can see it here.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    i see, friction drive I've heard they're really easy to use and seen some videos but, have heard some downers as if for riding in rain losing power and changing tires every thousand miles but I'm sure they get 250 mpg.
     
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Well - I did buy a good tire (Kevlar) for my friction drive - seems to be lasting - good with around 500 miles - still looking pretty new. I haven't heard of anyone getting 250 mpg. I am thinking that 125 mpg would be VERY GOOD. Happy Riding from - Mountainman
     
  5. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    250mpg was youtube stuff or some site, every engine set up has its ups and its downs, F-drive seems to be getting more popular, I've been watching this guys videos on youtube, hes got a bunch of videos of how to and test rides of friction drive most vids 5 star.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=zpjh2EfzqhA
     
  6. sojudave

    sojudave Guest

    I have a 70cc 2 stroke kit from LiveFast, I replaced the carb with one from ThatsDax. It's on a 26" beachcruiser with apehangers and lowrider forks.
     
  7. 50cc 2 Stroke happy time from eBay, no specifics really just 'ebay' ... it came from china straight from a factory and its great!! was £95, which is $188.95 USD, Including shipping which i thought was pretty good! Using everything stock, gets me to 25Mph (gps speed) :)
     
  8. midlifecrisis

    midlifecrisis New Member

    eBay

    I bought my HT from powerking on ebay. $175 shipped, which I thought was a pretty good price. Quality was about what I expected. Engine fired right up and runs well. Anyone know of a better deal? I may want to build another. I've been thinking of spoiler...
     
  9. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I have a kingsmotorbike HT 80cc, fun lots of power but lots of vibes and noisy. Dirty too. I wouldn't trust it on a long ride but lots of people seem to go long distances on them.

    I have a staton rackmount with Mitsubishi TLE43, Great little engine, very smooth and extremely reliable and quiet. I would suggest this but its more than double in cost. so its up to you
     
  10. astring

    astring Member

    Aren't Tanaka engines the best 2 strokes?
     
  11. dwsutton

    dwsutton Member

    If that is the case why are there no kits with an upgraded motor? Or have I just missed them ?:???:
     
  12. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    "best" 2 stroke is a matter of opinion. I would get a tanaka if they still made the 47R but it's out of production. I heard it was "headache" loud though which is a bit of a turnoff to me with a motorized bike. The tle43 has tons of power for me and its reasonably quiet even if i'm hot rodding the thing near its peak RPM. Seems to have a good torque curve too as I've found by fiddling with the nuvinci gearing and listening to the engine. It only really loses power if you put the gearing way too long. As other people have mentioned though it does seem to hit a "limiter" to its revs which is just exhaust and carb restriction, its capable of way WAY more. The compact design and small sound of the engine is worth the loss of high rev, high HP output. But if thats what you're looking for it can meet the need. Personally i've never heard of Tanaka before I visited these forums and researched them. Mitsubishi heavy industries is well known for its quality products.
     
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