As you can see, everyone has a different opinion on this. If you’re flipping bikes it’s a different story, especially if you wanna wait 2 months for a 30 dollar part.
Definitely nothing to do with “paying for the name” don’t know anyone who doesn’t ride a 40 year old moped who knows the dellorto name.
I feel strongly about these clone carbs because i’ve gone through at least 4 of them, all of them either didn’t seal right, came with uneven mating surfaces, and one of them even had a piece of the casting jammed into the atomizer. I tend to only buy bikes I plan on keeping these days, in my experience the knockoffs have been a 0/10 rating.
Also if you’re kitting your bike and if you’re smart you will buy a temp gauge if you plan on taking it on long cruises. anyone who argues this is either too cheap and/or doesn’t know what they’re doing.
These shot glass sized pistons going 10,000 plus rpms only being cooled by the temperature outside the engine get hot as you could imagine.
“Oh but i’ve never had to use a temp gauge”
Idk what to say to these people^ either your timing is too retarded, jetting too rich, or you don’t ride up big hills. In traffic too it’s peace of mind knowing you aren’t gonna skid into the front end of the lifted truck behind you because you seized after going WOT uphill for miles.
At the end of the day 40$ worth of insurance for a temp gauge outweighs a 400+ dollar engine. In Mass, mopeds don’t need insurance anyways, so this is an even better investment. (edited)