Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?

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> Jimmy Cincinnati Wrote:

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> The KE100 makes 11 hp and the MB5 7hp, same weight. Not really the

> craziest difference,

>

> There is a big difference between the 2... my stock MB5 would hardly do

> 50mph and 5th gear was nearly worthless... I rode around mainly in 4th

> gear. The bikes were heavy and underpowered. The disk brake was a nice

> gesture but unnecessary for the machine, plus it was not a very powerful

> disk setup. Ive always thought the MB5 had too much rotating mass with

> those heavy Com-star wheels. Honda really tried to mimmick their bigger

> machines but they flat out did not give it enough power. A KE100 will

> completely smoke the MB5 in every way... take off or top speed. As a

> former MB5 owner i encourage you consider something that will not bore

> you so fast.

I owned an MB5 for many years, and to be honest it was flawless. Performed just as I wanted a 49cc AC motorcycle to.

Sure, I could have instead grabbed a 100cc> bike and had a better bike. But the styling on the MB5 is unlike most bikes of the era and it is a pretty bombproof chassis and motor.

I now own a different, much rarer shifty 50 and while the styling is more my speed, the output and assured reliability are missed.

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  To Buy or Not to Buy...?Topic by: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/12/20 06:24AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/12/20 06:25AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Aaron Blair Aaron Blair 02/12/20 06:36AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/12/20 07:03AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 02/12/20 08:43AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Dirty30 Dillon Dirty30 Dillon 02/12/20 09:17AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: el pollo el pollo 02/12/20 09:24AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 02/12/20 10:08AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 02/12/20 01:48PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 02/12/20 04:35PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Dirty30 Dillon Dirty30 Dillon 02/12/20 04:52PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 02/12/20 10:11PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Mark Booth Mark Booth 02/12/20 03:37PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 02/12/20 03:43PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 02/12/20 04:47PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Von Zy Von Zy 02/12/20 04:57PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 02/12/20 06:03PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/12/20 06:32PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 02/13/20 07:48AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Dirty30 Dillon Dirty30 Dillon 02/13/20 10:08AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/13/20 08:57AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 02/13/20 10:27AM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 02/13/20 02:12PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Dirty30 Dillon Dirty30 Dillon 02/13/20 09:10PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/13/20 09:00PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Gregory Stephen Benjamin Gregory Stephen Benjamin 02/13/20 09:01PM
  Re: To Buy or Not to Buy...?Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 02/15/20 03:24AM

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