Re: Traveling cross-country via moped

Edward Richardson /
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I've done long distances on motorized bicycles using the inexpensive engines unlike most of the advice givers here. I won't tell you that they are junk because they aren't, any drooling moron can blow up a motor. They are designed to operate at 20 mph with occasional blasts up to 25 mph using the 40 tooth sprocket. Used within this range they seem to last for years, I have two that are four years old in regular use. I had three others that I used to evaluate the design in high speed and endurance runs on a Schwinn Stingray II. Regular checks of the exhaust, motor mount, and carburetor nuts at every stop are mandatory as the vibrations at 30 mph and up are highly destructive. At 40 mph the vibrations made the bicycle unsafe to operate as the eyeballs vibrate in the socket to such a degree as to blur the vision and you can only look at the front tire. Engine #1 Hard seized- Due to factory red carb seal disolving in synthetic 2-stroke. Engine #2 Catastrophic failure- Motor mount bolts at the rear and front fell out or loosened causing the case to crack during 40 mile high speed run. Engine #3 Upper connecting rod bushing failure- Wear caused excessive clatter and engine performance decline.

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  Traveling cross-country via mopedTopic by: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 03:17PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Gym-Me IRE Gym-Me IRE 07/29/09 03:22PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Sunset Paul Sunset Paul 07/29/09 03:28PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Moped Game Sally Struthers Moped Game Sally Struthers 07/29/09 05:05PM
  Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Rick Rick 07/29/09 03:29PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Sunset Paul Sunset Paul 07/29/09 03:36PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Rob @t ATTN! Burrito Rob @t ATTN! Burrito 07/29/09 03:45PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Rick Rick 07/29/09 03:49PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: michaelg michaelg 07/29/09 03:57PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Sunset Paul Sunset Paul 07/29/09 03:59PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Rick Rick 07/29/09 08:36PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 04:12PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Sunset Paul Sunset Paul 07/29/09 04:16PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: vw4lifemi vw4lifemi 07/29/09 04:17PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Josh G Josh G 07/29/09 04:26PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: mit mortso mit mortso 07/30/09 04:43AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: supton supton 07/29/09 04:42PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 06:50PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: johno roberts johno roberts 07/29/09 07:08PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Saabsonettguy . Saabsonettguy . 07/29/09 07:08PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jimmy Stucky Jimmy Stucky 07/29/09 07:21PM
  Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: CaptainNemo CaptainNemo 07/29/09 09:08PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 10:21PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Saabsonettguy . Saabsonettguy . 07/29/09 10:32PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 10:46PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Ernie Ernie 07/29/09 10:49PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Moped Jay Moped Jay 07/29/09 11:00PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jeri Jeri 07/29/09 11:34PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Moped Jay Moped Jay 07/30/09 09:24AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: andrewhed andrewhed 07/30/09 12:24AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: DrunkSkunk DrunkSkunk 07/30/09 01:05AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Downhill Harvey (OFMC) 07/30/09 07:59AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Robert Robert 07/30/09 09:45AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Edward Richardson Edward Richardson 07/30/09 11:31AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Emperor Swagustus Emperor Swagustus 07/30/09 11:44AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Edward Richardson Edward Richardson 07/30/09 11:48AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Justice . Justice . 07/30/09 11:57AM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Jeri Jeri 07/30/09 04:07PM
  Re: Traveling cross-country via mopedRe: Moped Jay Moped Jay 07/30/09 04:18PM

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