ok to ride?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by masterx1234, May 5, 2010.

  1. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    ok guys i want to know if its ok to take my new 52cc friction drive bike to work, but the only problem is that i live ten miles from where i work, is it ok to take it that far with the brand new engine?? below is where i got everything

    kit: bikemotorparts.com

    motor: monsterscooterparts.com (same as auger motor)

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Why not? Just don't go flat out.
  3. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    so its ok? the engine hasnt been broken in yet
  4. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    What engine are you using ?
  5. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I would start by taking some longer rides on the weekends to get used to it, get it broken in, review different routes available, & to check the overall reliability. Build yourself up to the 10 mile ride & consider back-up plans in case of problems. In other words,,, " just do it !"
  6. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Make sure that engine's good and broke in before you turn it into
    your commuter. Give it a good week of taking it out around your
    neighborhood maybe twice a day for about 10-15 min jaunts.
    When you do decide to take it to work that first time, why don't you
    plan on pulling over after every 4 miles to give the engine a little breather.
    You can do a check and make sure all important nuts and bolts are still
    nice and tight. Got a tool pouch? A socket set, drivers and above all else -
    A 10 mm wrench.

  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    If it's a Japanese (or Taiwanese), or US engine, I'd say go for it. The precision of those engines is usually very good. If it's Chinese, I'd put about 50 miles (in short trips), on it first. Another consideration is the bike. Do you have confidence in it?