Ouchy...that's the guy I sent a mesasage to awhile back saying "Your engine boxes say "made in China" on them, what up with that?" He gave me a story that differs from the explination on the eBay page. I'm not saying they aren't made in Russia, but....
I think I'll pass on those. Expensive, funky carb, "we bought some of these and want to dump, er, get rid of, er, sell off the remaining one since they are "hard to ship"?
15-25 mph top?
The only thing I see good on there is maybe, maybe the steel liner, but then again our China Nikasil cylinders are good too.
I have a couple of these Russians. They are putt-putts. starts easy...every time. 25mph on mine would be a stretch....more like 18mph.
Vax says they can be beefed up with some porting, better carb/exhaust, & high compression pistons are available. Milehigh uses a smaller rear sprocket & runs over 20mph.
The no choke carb....true. But the aircleaner turns slightly, to close & open.