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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Glenn M, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Glenn M

    Glenn M New Member

    Hello Everyone

    I've been reading this and other forums for a few weeks now. Trying to decide which kind of kit, to go with. I don't like the looks or the cost of the 4 stroke kits. So I think one of the Limited 80cc (67.5cc or whatever) will fill the bill. I could be wrong, but they seem to be higher quality kit.
    I was going to buy the cheapest kit I could find on ebay until I started reading here and elsewhere. Like they say you get what you pay for
    Any thoughts?
    I've ran and raced 2 strokes in the past. From what I have read, if you do a little port cleanup and carb work and get them tuned right, these little engines perform pretty well and last if you don't abuse them.
    Am I heading in the right direction?

    Thanks Glenn

  2. terrence

    terrence Member

    Hi Glenn Welcome! Ive bought from ebay and it blew up within 500 miles but many here
    have 2600 miles on them. Do lots of reading. Sometimes I think its the luck of the draw.
    A person would like to think they get what you pay for.
    Ive since switched to rear rack mount GEBE. Very costly but reliable. Enjoy the group.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    let's face it -- that's just not that many miles - lest in my book

    little less money than the - known to be good GEBE

    you might consider the Station friction drive set up
    cost to your door -- a little over 400 dollars
    been riding mine on some long rides -- not one break down

    Born to ride - Mountainman
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Hi Glenn and welcome.

    I have two 49 cc happy times. I've been happy with both. But I've also suspected that there's a "luck of the draw" factor. There can't be any doubt that the HTs are not the Rolls-Royce of bicycle engines.

    But they are lovable. Maybe in the same way as an old VW Beetle or Plymouth Valiant.