so... how many miles on YOUR MB?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by RedBaronX, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    I'm still waiting for all my pieces and parts to build my first MB. I plan on using mine as something of a back up vehicle-- both as a pedal bike and a motor bike with the motor to take over before I get tired, or for doing up hill...

    what kind of miles have y'all put on your bikes?

  2. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    what engine are you talking about??? People use many different configurations.

    I got about 2000 maybe more maybe less from my first zoombicycles 80cc.

    Still using all of my eho35's (4) and one has at least 2k on it with no signs of any wear.

    Its going to be different form person to person... even two people with the same engine from the same factory wont get the same mileage.... it all depends on QC at the factory, how you assemble your bike, how you break it in, and how much or little you abuse it.
  3. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    the engine I will be getting is a 68cc 2 stroke, but I don't know the brand-- it's getting picked out by a local friend who has building motored bikes for three years or so. Green Line cruiser bike, brand new and on its way as we speak.
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Theree have been threads on this subject, so if you looked, you could probly find the info. The cheap 2-strokes seem to last somewhere between 0 and 2,000 miles.
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    "what he said" :D

    Look at the Similar Threads at the bottom of this page.

    and who could forget this one....?
  6. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    2000 miles (completely trouble-free) in 4 months on a GEBE 32 cc Tanaka.

    I am also a pedal cycler and I pedal about 2000 miles/year.
  7. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    d*** thats respectable... no heart attack for you huh?? I wish I could get myself to do half of that.
  8. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    back when I had nothing but a bike (and in way better shape) I was probably pedaling that kind of mileage a year... probably less because we have harsh winter, so I would have been riding the Wisconsin equivalent of that...
  9. Have about 2500 on my Grubee 49cc in 2 months. Although it is dead now due to accident + it was on its last limb anyways.

    Think I'm gona move onto a 4 stroke FD
  10. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Actually, exercise cannot always prevent heat attacks if genetics are working against you. 15 years ago I had an almost total blockage of a major heart artery. It was fixed by angioplasty before it caused a heart attack, but the doctors said I would not have lived another 2 weeks if it were not corrected.

    I had always exercised, ate a healthy diet, was not overweight (150 lbs), never smoked. So now I take medicine to prevent another problem.
  11. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    my father was the same way-- ate healthy, exercised, didn't smoke, rarely drank.. and died of a heart attack at 45. Exercise is better than NO exercise, but it's not the end all and be all if you have other things against you.
  12. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I have 5900+ miles on my HuaSheng powered EZM since last April :):):)
    this is my slow time of year...the girls are out of school and it is toasty outside ;)
    (the miles have slowed down being that the temps around here are 110+ !!!)
  13. safe

    safe Active Member

    I just passed 8000 miles on my old bike, but it took several motors and a bunch of battery replacements to get there.
  14. donutguy

    donutguy New Member

    Before I developed arthritis in both knees...I rode about 4 to 5000 miles on my fleet of bicycles.

    Since last year- about 200 miles non-motorized and about 1500 motorized miles on my Staton friction drive Mitsubishi TLE 43.