I did it, I crossed over

Karl Snarl

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Got my first ever 4 stroke kit today. Now I have built mini bikes, put 212's on bikes, etc. This is the first 4 stroke kit engine I have ever bought. I'm building a bike for my midget apprentice. She's about 4' 8" and 90-100lbs. The bike I am using is a 26" girls huffy mountain bike. I is currently chopped up. I have to wait till she has time to come over so I can customize it to her. In stock form it was way to tall for her.


She has cut the top of the seat tube down. I was so proud of her for holding that torch. She was terrified of it, but she did it. I love to see a little lady out shine the boys. She will need a lot more practice with a cutting torch if she wants to get proficient at it.

I sliced off the top tube and top half of the drop outs. I believe I have it close enough, but don't know until I can measure her or have her next to the frame. It will be getting a handmade customized seat, with laser engraved etching ( done by yours truly), custom rims, maybe a slight rake on the forks ( maybe springers, maybe, not trying to go broke building a bike for her, lol), thumb throttle, speedo, and whatever customizations she wants.

I went with 4 stroke, merely because she is afraid of my bikes ( all smokers). She is completely terrified of them. Now most of us would just be like, " sweet, your MB can pop a wheelie." She's also never been on a motorcycle, I am going to change that next year. She will be getting on back and going for a Sunday jaunt.


My only stipulation for me paying for all of this ( I've offered this to all my friends male kids, none accepted) she has to help build it while I teach her all the tools.

When my pig goes to bed, I'll get some pics of the engine and bike up.
 

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Though I've helped others build 2 strokes; I've never owned a 2 stroke bike.
Nothing quite like the buzz of a single cylinder 2 stroke engine. The smell, the sounds and the buzz are very addictive when you get them in their sweet spot. Just as complex ( in it's own way) to build as a 4 stroke, but way less parts. Try one sometime, it's a whole other monster.
 

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YEP, Luke, Now you went and done it...You've gone over to the 4 stroke "Dark Side" with Jerry...lol...DAMIEN

It's for the little lady. I'm going the same route as I do when I teach women and children to shoot. I start with the .25 acp, then the .410, then a little 20 gauge action, and on up to the 12 gauge, then to big bad Winchester.
 

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The engine. Pretty honking for the hp rating compared to a 2 stroke.
 

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@DieselTech I have a 142f-1-g. I think the rev limiter is actually the tci ignition just failing at high rpms. I'm researching the engine, and it seems that by using the tci vs a cdi, it lowers the maximum rpms achievable by the engine. I heard these have a plastic cam, so that might not be such a bad thing by limiting revs with the ignition system.
 
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