Honda GX50 flying off the shelves

darwin

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Thanks for the wassup on your GX50 Whizzerd, can't wait to put mine together this spring. Seems like the perfect legal FD motor for bicycles.
 


Whizzerd

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Well, I'm around 225 lbs. and my bike is a Husky industrial cruiser. Yes it will take off from a dead stop without pedaling. Pretty torquey little engine. Much better acceleration than the gx31/35. I am going to install a wider rear tire. Using a 1.95" CST now. Slips some on wet pavement even with increased roller pressure. Only downside right now is the small fuel tank. But with the diaphragm carb not a big deal to install a larger tank on the right side of the u-bracket. Or carry a fuel can.
 

Mike St

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Great, I expect good torque from a stand still with my 1.25 roller. I have a Blackwell Schwinn with 2.75 inch wide tires.
 

darwin

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Mike, it's always a good idea/practice to pedal from a standing start with a FD. Slippage can decrease the life of the tire.
 

darwin

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40 on back order as of today and being drop shipped, bet a majority are for MAB's. Somehow I'm not surprised at all.
 
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