Re: baron moped

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The current Baron moped is not good.

I had one and sold it before I put 50 miles on it.

The engine is a copy of the old Honda PC50 and is a SINGLE SPEED. It has NO acceleration to the point of being dangerous to get across an intersection.

The compression ratio (and consequently the HP) is very low in the engine because it uses a crankshaft mounted starter rather that a separate starter motor and gearing. A crankshaft mounted starter has very little torque available so the compression has to be low. It also would not climb a hill without bogging down. Electrics are cheaply made.

Jerry at J&J tried to sell me on a "slipper clutch" as a two speed unit. I rode one with the slipper clutch and it did not run any better.

I understand that they are coming out with a unit with a copy of the later Honda OHC engine with a true two speed gearbox.

This one might be worth looking at but the current ones are NOT recommended by me.

They are made in China and there is no dealer network and no parts support.

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