- Aug 11, 2003
What's the easiest cheapest way to go? To me all the 66 cc engines look the same every brand spears to be the same
Won't lie, after seeing e-scooters and e-bikes spontaneously combusting; I'd rather have anything with a gasoline engine instead.
that was one of the reasons why i gave my scooter away., If god forbid battery catches on fire, it will be a disaster in my apartment. i wont even be able to throw it outside the window cuz it would not fit. E bike otoh has a removable battery, i'll be charging it right by an open window, where i can just dump it out, if anything, Gas motor unfortunately is not an option inside an apartment.Won't lie, after seeing e-scooters and e-bikes spontaneously combusting; I'd rather have anything with a gasoline engine instead.
I tried one of these around the same time. I think it was called the Bike Bug. After about a month I returned it. The speed was decent. I could get to about 27 mph. The drive system was awful. It used a metal roller which chewed up tires. After less than 100 miles the tire was worn out. The acceleration stunk. It was way too noisy. And refueling was a pain as it involved bringing a gas can to the nearest gas station. I think I also needed to add oil to the gas. One day one of my neighbors knocked my bike over. The engine started making weird noises and running erratically after that. That's when I sent it back. It seemed to annoy drivers as well. I had a few of them get in front of me, and slam on their brakes. Never had that happen before I put the motor on.I installed such motor on a bike when i was a kid, about 35-40 years ago, but i'm looking at modern gas engines, and they are still the same as they were back then, nothing really changed. I put it on a pretty heavy duty cruiser. it had no front brakes, only rear coaster brakes. i managed not to get killed, but front brakes would definitely improve safety. different exhaust would not make it quieter, i tried, i even tried a muffler from a car. the tone changed a bit, but it was still as noisy, the whole engine vibrates and makes noise, not just exhaust gases. Did not have any chain tensioners, i removed links until the chain was tight enough, never had it fall off, or any other issues. That is pretty much it, very simple straightforward install.