which motors best

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by ddgreen, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. ddgreen

    ddgreen New Member

    Help.. which motor should I get no name china made or sky hawk china made or grubee also china made. help... help...anyone have info.:confused:

  2. mastafoo

    mastafoo New Member

    if you want to have a "fun" experience installing and maintaining a noname happytime china engine, go ahead - they're only 120 bucks for a full kit, probably $60 for just the engine block. Use it for 1000 miles or so, and get another (they're basically disposable...) If you are willing to fork over more cash, get a quality 4 stroke Japanese engine so you can ride it for the rest of your life...
    Keep the little details in mind too... if you can find an engine with a built in alternator that's a big plus (no worries about batteries, lights, etc..)
  3. mattysids

    mattysids Member

    Well even with the skyhawk, it is still a piece of junk that will not last very long

    Being 15, I cannot afford the nicer engines, and after some bad experiences with evil vendors, I came across dax

    His engine has given me nothing but pleasure for its life so far and i highly recommend it, but it's still a happytime

    So just like mastafoo says, cheap kit from dax=great experience but iffy on the reliability aspect (requires lots of tinkering)

    really nice 4 stroke from any number of vendors=ultra reliable with set and forget parts that will carry you until you're an old man
  4. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    starfire gen 2 steel jug
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    bout sums it up

    bout sums it up -- up top the mountain
    two friends bought the HT's
    pretty much parked now -- neither got 500 trouble free miles
    one guys was falling apart on the way home -- first ride

    my Robin well over 2 thousand miles
    had one slight miss -- added sea foam to gas -- purring like a kitty
    that's what I am looking for in a motorized bicycle
    don't ride it that much lately
    but like the other day -- when I was ready for a ride -- so was she
    San Diego = excellent riding -- beaches - mountains - desert long roads
    God's country

  6. cycledude

    cycledude Member

    as far as the experience i get enough with my motorcycle, my 10 speed and the other junk i have.
    I was looking for something reliable to go to the store and not have to pull my truck or my bikes to do so.
    i would not mind paying a little more for a nice 2 smoke (strong), looks a little weird when you get all the stuff for 150 max top of the line with the farkles.
    i don't mind changing engines once in a while either just dont like being stranded (one is never tho with the peddals and such)
    i will buy a kit but I hope they use some of the money to improve the engines reliability, and not drink it, lol.
  7. mattysids

    mattysids Member

    if this is only for trips to the store, then a happytime will do fine

    its reliability only becomes an issue if you consistantly rely upon it

    ex: ONLY form of transport to job
  8. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    You can also get

    some good Japanese 2 stroke engines,
    Like mitsu and tanaka .
    I have a tanaka with 700 miles on it, still starts first or second pull, I took the plug out for the first time and it looked perfect, then i dropped it on the ground and busted it !!! So the tanaka got a new plug ...

    I plan on getting a HT just for the experiance!!!!
  9. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    tons of smiles offroad here with my grubee yay.. trouble free
  10. zaviii

    zaviii Member

    Jet Series Motors!

    I like the new generation Jet series motors released this year. When you get the fuel mixture right they noticeable make power than my old one.