New from Texas

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by TexasPaddler, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. TexasPaddler

    TexasPaddler Guest

    Hey from Texas,
    I'm new to the forum and don't have an engine yet. I am saving my cash up for a Honda GXH50 4 stroke engine from Staton in Oklahoma. I am planning on putting it on my 1986 Bianchi Mtb. I'm 6'2" 240 lbs. Any advice on wether this engine would work for me?
    My plan is to commute 20 miles (each way) to work as often as i can. I live in Austin and it is somewhat hilly here.

    Thanks for any advice,


  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Welcome to our group.
    we don't have many 4 strokers here. you can give us a good review on the subject.
    Are you looking at Staton's chain drive gearbox kit? I'm eager to hear about one in action.
    I believe a 50cc 4 stroke will pull you along just fine. there are a bunch of big guys here. just check our shirt sizes.... :lol:
    no, I'm not trying to sell you a t-shirt. :lol:

    I bought a used Staton friction drive kit on Ebay a couple months back. I have it installed but it's been too cold to really put it thru the test.

    enjoy our forum,
  3. TexasPaddler

    TexasPaddler Guest

    Yeah, I'm looking at the gearbox chain drive kit. Looks like the inside gear drive they offer allows the motor to be centered over the wheel for better balance. My plan is to get it going before summer. I'll update as I get going. I'm sure I'll need advice. :D

  4. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Welcome to the forum!
  5. Wheels

    Wheels Guest

    Welcome Alan, looking forward to hearing more about the 4-stroke honda install, appears to be a good commuter choice.

  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i agree...i can't wait to hear more about some 4-stroke MotoredBiking 8)

    welcome to Mbc 8)
  7. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Klahowya! I'd like to learn more about 4 strokes as well. But I also like old Bianchi's, what kind is it?
  8. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Here is one I saw on e bay

    This is similar to what you are talking about on e-bay type this number in the top right hand e-bay search box cut and paste.

  9. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  10. TexasPaddler

    TexasPaddler Guest

    Anyone have any thoughts on the rear mount engine? Weight? balance? Anything?


  11. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

  12. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    I like this set up

    I really like this kit that I posted on here. I think all of that weight in the back is bad for handling. Also, this looks way better. Ofcourse, I have no experience rideing or owning eather one. I just think the Grube looks cool. Some of the others on the site probably have more experience with them.
  13. TexasPaddler

    TexasPaddler Guest

    This is the bike I'm planning on using for engine. 1986 Bianchi Forte, Chrom-Ally Frame, Old stlye brakes, 21 and half inch frame.[​IMG]
  14. TexasPaddler

    TexasPaddler Guest

    That GEBE 35cc rearmount, you posted looks pretty sweet. Looks easier to install than the staton. Anyone have any experiece with the bely drive kits?

  15. Walt1976

    Walt1976 New Member

    Hello from Corpus Christi

    I am new to site. Just wanted to say hello to fellow Texan