engine advice needed, (sydeny australia)

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by matty martin, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. matty martin

    matty martin New Member

    hey guys,

    i'm a new so i hope this is in the right area of the forum...

    i'm in sydney, australia & am looking for some advice on what is the best engine for my bike...

    any suggestions...

    2 stroke ?

    4 stroke ?

    any paticular brand i should stay away from or steer towards...

    what are the basic pro's & con's of both 4 & 2 stroke engines...

    i have seen two engines so far... one was a zbox & the other was a MBB, has anyone had any experience with these brands...

    matty martin

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hi; matty; go into members and for countrmen.
  3. Wilmo

    Wilmo New Member

    buy a zbox, its the best quality (little things like chromed accessories instead of raw material etc, has the good bearings too) and service is great from Warren, and the price is right - not overinflated. (Warren can actually spell properly on his web site too - unlike MBB!)

    the 2 stroke engine is lighter and less complicated than the 4 stroke, cheaper too. If you run it in properly should run for a long time if care is taken with the installation.

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2008
  4. Stink Bike

    Stink Bike Member

    Yeah I also bought mine from Warren at ZBox.
    He will get a motor to you within 2 working days.Most of the time in 1 working day and he is fast when it comes to mailing parts.
  5. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Both are good....George from MBB & Warren from ZBOX.
    If your getting a 2-stroke Warren would be the one to go for cos he's cheaper & about the same quality,but if you've decided on a 4-stroke forget Warren cos he doesn't deal in 4-strokes.
    I've got the Dax Titan system and i'm pretty happy with that.
  6. wanger

    wanger Guest

    he does now check his web site $450 + freight
    cheaper than the other site
  7. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Cant speak about MBB so I wont.

    Have bought a few times from Warren at Zbox. Service is great, prices are good, delivery quick. It's a chinese 2-stroke so quality is pretty much a lottery I'd say.

    Just about to try a 31cc 4 stroke rack mount from blackstar direct as well. See how that goes in a few weeks for comparison.

  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Hey Matty -- I am surprised that no one has mentioned Station.. They have both 2-strokes and 4-strokes -- friction or chain drive.. Worth taking a look.. Happy Riding from - Mountainman
  9. matty martin

    matty martin New Member

    thanks for the reply guys,

    ok i'm assuming that everyone is telling me to go down the 2 stroke road & not the 4 stroke...

    i spoke to warren the other day & he was very helpful & yes as WANGER said he does now have 4strokes...

    matty martin
  10. seabillco

    seabillco Member

    2 v 4 stroke

    Hi, MM
    I'll be the odd one here and tell you that I have both a 2 stroke 31cc and a 4 stroke 25cc friction drive and I MUCH PREFER THE 4 STROKE. Both are Ryobi engines.
    The 4 stroke is MUCH quieter and has more torque. It is cleaner, doesn't smell and you don't, of course, have to mix the fuel/oil. The 4 stroke is a dream to ride.
    It's so quiet that, at times I forget it's there! People don't even look when I go by because they don't hear it.
    It's also been more reliable in that I've done nothing to it while the 2 stroke requires a bit more tinkering.
    Overall, I can ride either one any time I want and I pick the 4 stroke every time.
    If money were no object, I'd pick the 4 stroke without a question.

    Steve G
    Grants Pass, Oregon
  11. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to your review......
  12. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Well, that will have to wait. Went to start the build today and found the drive ring wont clean the rear frame stays. There will now be a slight delay while new bike found.

    Really want to give it a try out though. Will ferret around and see if I have enough parts to build a frakenbike to at least try the engine.