Giving Back!

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by Quenton Guenther, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Giving Back!

    Hello fellow motorbikers,

    Thank everyone for a record-breaking year at EZM. We more than doubled production in 2011, and still had problems keeping up with the demand. We couldn't have done it without everyone's support. Record sales in a poor economy, must be the 175-MPG.

    I have been involved with motorbikes and motorcycles for the last 53 years [had a Whizzer at 13 years old], and competed as a professional motorcycle racer for 15 of those years, I still remember winning my first race for a trophy [Greenville, OH].

    We would like to pass on the great feeling of winning! America became great over good competition.

    We will sponsor a 4-stroke build-off on this site. We will help start the process, purchase the awards, and ask others to judge the winners. Hopefully we can enlist a few of the moderators on this site to judge the event, as it wouldn't be fair for us to do so. I know the moderators are very busy and hope they can find extra time to help in the process

    The purpose is to reward [give back] efforts for individualism, design, and the DIY spirit.

    We are excited to see some great builds, and want to support everyone’s ideas and spirit.

    Although we are sponsoring the 4-stroke build-off, it is important that all options are represented, not just EZM products. I will list the basic rules of the contest, and would look for any input to make it better. Please don't hesitate to help, as we need your input.

    Rules for the 2012 four-stroke build-off:
    1. Only 4-stroke motors [any size, age, or brand].
    2. Any 4-stroke motor or kit can enter, NOT limited to EZM kits or Q-Matic drives.
    3. Must document start of build with pictures.
    4. Must post which class you are entering.
    5. Will start now, and end on American holiday 4th of July 2012
    6. Any build started but not completed can enter.
    7. Any bikes already completed and only being "upgraded" can't enter.
    8. EZM will not judge contest, but ask others to do so.
    9. Entry must be completed before July 5, 2012
    10. Production motorbikes not eligible [Whizzer, Tomos, etc]
    11. Any one in any country can enter, not just America.

    Four Classis:
    Stretch cruiser
    Vintage [bike must be older than 1980 or American made]

    If enough interest we will consider Trike and Tandem.

    If any one has any suggestions for rules, please inform us ASAP.

    We will start a new thread called '2012 4-Stroke Build-Off sponsored by EZM"

    Happy New Year, and let's have some fun!
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

  2. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    No performance category? I got a liquid cooled 31cc 4+hp hybrid I wanted to put on a bike but never had a reason.
  3. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Old Bob,

    Is it a 4 stroke?

    Have fun,
  4. MikeJ

    MikeJ Member

    Hi Quenton -

    I'm in. This could be the motivation I need during these cold days. My bike has been taken apart and re-welded into yet another configuration, the third one to date. All my parts and pieces are in cardboard boxes, waiting to be assembled (again). I will get fresh batteries for the camera and headlights, and dig up the 12 Volt sealed battery and get started. . . .

  5. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor


    Go for it.

    I think this should be a lot fun.

    Of course I can't join in, but I sure will enjoy checking out all the builds.

    I will start a new post in a couple of days just for the Build-Off.

    Have fun,
  6. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    I'm going to disqualify myself from this,in the spirit of this competiton I don't think my manufacturing and engineering capability is within the scope of what hobbiests could produce.
  7. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Old Bob,

    Don't be in a hurry to disqualify yourself, as many could gain from your input.

    Have fun,
  8. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    Im glad you are doing this over here this year Quenton. Honestly I was dissapointed the one last year on the other forum was called off so to speak. I think I might enter this year.
  9. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Please join us in all the fun! I really like seeing all the great ideas and always learn a lot from you guys.

    Have fun,
  10. ddesens

    ddesens Member

    This sounds like fun. Never built one with a 4 stroke.
  11. MotorbikeMike

    MotorbikeMike Member

    4-Stroke engine

    Hi ddesens, once you try a 4-stroke, I will bet you will not return to the 2-stroke world (at least willingly).

    I became a dealer for the 2-strokes a bit over 12 years ago, went to Whizzer in '05, Tried one of the VERY first Grube "Green Machines" when they came out in '05, and now have "Texas Whizzers", 2 Vintage Whizzer engines (one mounted one waiting), and a big "Herd" of little HF 142's with Q-Matics on them!

    ( I still do sell, and support the 2-strokes for those who want them, and I am happy to do so, I just prefer not to ride them)

    Now, I've got the "WanderLust", there is a little 3hp Briggs upright out on the patio, a Harbor Freight 79, and 99 on the shelf, and, a little eho 35 hiding in a box, no way to turn without seeing little oil-filled crankcases!

    Is there no end?

  12. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    I'm in

    Sounds like fun....I'm in.
  13. andrewflores17

    andrewflores17 New Member

    im in

    still got a way to go on my build but i will definatly participate in this one should be done before july for sure .

    realy like seeing what people can create.
  14. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    Actually rethought the whole thing after coming across a Schwinn OCC, wonder if a Lifan 250 would fit...
  15. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Everyone,

    Just waiting to see who is willing to judge the 'Build-Off". Looks like we have plenty of interest, so start taking pictures of your builds.

    Have fun,
  16. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I am not entering, and would be glad to help judge if needed ;)
    (I am quite proud of my bike and see no reason to replace her :))
  17. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    Dont think a lifan 250 would fit how about a 5 HP Briggs
    there is a occ with one here in this thread
  18. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    Bad link to that thread.

    Frame will get stretched anyway, I don't like the look of the Briggs and it doesn't have much of an rpm range. 3600 is about it for an industrial engine.Maybe a warmed over GX-35.
  19. hmiwb

    hmiwb New Member

    I'm in, just starting my first build so it won't be a show stopper. If I can build it and have it run reliably, that will be my top priority for a first try.
  20. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    There is lots of help available here if you get in a jam. Probabally the first of many.