When I use to fly rc electric I charged in my barbecue pit.Maybe I'll start charging my E bike batteries in the fire place. can't be too care full
That's why I want to build a 4 steoke with a briggs flattyWith a “lawnmower” engine with the cylinder mounted upright, it looks like an old style single cylinder motorcycle, which is exactly the aesthetic I’m going for with my build. For a China doll to have enough power to pull a big fella like myself around, it would have to be seriously built. Since I don’t have the skills to build them, by the time I learned how or bought one, I’d probably end up spending as much as I am on my current bike. When it comes to engines, power can be made, or it can be bought. Both are valid ways of achieving imo. But a China doll out of the box, you don’t know if it’s going to be reliable. Reliable to me is, I don’t have to replace engines every year, and I’m not constantly fixing cheap, easily broken parts. The China kits can be made reliable, but again, that costs money. I’d rather spend the money once, but that’s just me. If you like 4 strokes, cool. If you like China dolls, cool. If you like both, cool. But most of the guys talking about aesthetics have only ever seen a washing machine (huasheng) or a predator/similar engine mounted flat, which I agree is not pleasing to look at. But the cool thing about this hobby is that every bike is highly customizable, and you can make it look how you want by what you can dream up.
Well I'm seeing lots of people even in this forum saying 30 mi is nothing for a bike but I did have that thought the back of my head that maybe a motor just can't do that every day.If I am reading correctly you drive 13 miles to work one way, 26 total a day? you may be pushing it for a motorized bicycle as a daily driver, especially really cheap kits. I have several Zeda Firestorm's with hundreds of 2-7 mile trips, no engine related breakdowns. I loaned one out for the summer to my friend to use at his campground, he used it a lot, for runs to the store etc 2-3 mile trips no problems the entire summer. You may want to look into a good used, low miles Honda scooter for a daily if you cant find a decent car.