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Well I did it. I Bought the Cheapest and most expensive motorized bike kits on amazon. but thats not all We also bought something else another type of motorized bike kit, but this one was not from amazon and cost much more than the cheapest and most expensive. your going to want to see this.
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The fact that this guy built bikes for wallmart makes a lot of sense. Now I know what the kind of person that installs a fork backwards on a wallmart bike looks like.
Truth be told, there were only a few companies that built the bikes right. The one worked for would get calls to fix the bikes other companies screwed up. We got out of the business because of Walmarts business practices. At the beginning of the season and periodically throughout, Walmart would want 300 bikes built in a weekend. Companies like mine were brought in after those bikes were built. In our province, there were these two German guys that would slam bikes together, get paid, and bolt. They would bring me in and pay piece work for maintaining stock, fixing bikes the two numbnuts built. But here is the kicker. Walmart would take back any bikes for any reason! Flat tire? Walmart would give you a refund or another bike! The flat tire bike? Before we came along, it would go in the trash! Walmart did not and does not care if the bikes work...if they sell it great! If it came back...so I just write it off as a loss and still get credit for it. They had no desire to have the bikes built decently because they did not want to pay us to do so. So instead of building a shitty bike, We left the business. I built custom bikes and sold them for a while....now I just hobby bikes.
@POPPASHANGO " Before we came along, it would go in the trash!" Hmm, I wonder what I'd find if I went dumpster diving behind my local WallyWorld?
@Thomas Kent It's possible, just keep an eye out in spring. They are probably having a ton of bikes built right now. Usually, at least here, they will put about 150 or more out in front of the store or have some big display...people will be snapping them up. Soon after the returns will start. Most will be bikes not built properly and some with flat tires etc...that is the time to start checking dumpsters or those big construction bins around back. 👍
@POPPASHANGOthey lock thier dumpsters if not they are connected to the stores building.they do not will not let some one get something they couldn't make money on but spent money for any one for any reason.then ya have law enforcement.if ya got a Wal-Mart ya might have laws forbidding dumpster diving.pre wall mart eraa ,I do remember a time of no wall marts.....I think they came with the big change as I call it,and that change,some good came but also bullshit too.i know it'd all part of our evolution but in my opinion wallmart is one reason why our jobs went to China and contributed to thier slave market.and here we are now.wallmart is the go to place and thier shit made in China decreases in value.and you will have issues if not serious issues eventually.
@Thomas Kent 🔒padlocks🔒 is what you would find
I’m 13 and I have the same cheap motor kit from Amazon on my bike currently, I have learned so much off of these little engines it’s insane and it’s my gateway into motorcycles in general and I have 243 miles on it so far and more to come. There awesome motors for people getting into engines or just trying to have a little fun just make sure you research a lot about them or they will break faster than they can ship from china
You dont talk like a 13y old kid🤔
@Jasmijn ariel well not everyone is like you and Speak baby Language with 13.......
@alonecomplexe You sound 13
Good job 👍👍👍👍👍
As a bigger guy myself, I think I have to finally point out the obvious size/weight difference between Sean and Craig when it comes to these head to head battles. Sean needs to be wearing a backpack full of ballast to even the scores! Big guys unite!! Thanks for the laughs guys!
Or the bigger guy can just lose some weight, the weight difference is more even and he's better off, win win for both 😅😝
The fact that the cheapest motor stayed on the frame with only one motor was a shock! You normally have to check the tightness of the mounts because of the vibration from the engine. I've had a 2 stroke fly from between my legs this way. Be safe y'all!
That durability test was wack. These are actually pretty reliable engines. I've put quite A few miles on my last one and the piston still looked brand new before I sold it. You guys ran HALF the amount of oil you should be running for break in, that failure is clearly from heat... the piston got too hot and the high rpms broke the molten piston... Disconnect the radiator on a brand new KTM and you'll get the same result....
also there was no airflow to cool the cooling fins
I agree. They needed to run it with lots of 2 stroke oil. These are air-cooled engines so need the flow of air from moving forwards quickly. They needed to simulate the airflow with a fan. Fake channel. Fake news
@Mick Sawyer that's why I mentioned that it's like running a motorcycle without the radiator, of course it'll overheat and damage the piston. And it overheated even faster cause they used weed wacker premix. Give these things a bad name. People think they'll only last a few days, when really the last years.
Yeah the breakin is crucial . I had a 39 cc pocket bike that did 55mph drove it for years only messed up a couple rings
Running too much oil in premix actually leans out the mixture and makes MORE heat. If you want an engine to run cool then you need more fuel, and the carb needs to be properly jetted.
When I was 13, I built a 16" motorised bike with a 31cc 2 stroke whipper snipper motor. That was driven via a machined shift onto the rear tyre. Would do 63km/h (Australia) and then..... went NO2 injection with some creative engineering and could get up around the 80km/h mark. Looking back that was nuts.
I had one of these in college and rode them all around campus! It was AWESOME! I learned so much about 2 strokes and Carbs (I am a Software Engineer so no school on these) I even re balanced the crank shaft! These things are so fun!
@Bikes and Beards Next time use an appropriate oil and mixing ratio : AMSOIL SABER at 2 percent. The engine runs cooler, the lubrication superior.
I’m a sophomore in college and I currently use my gas bike to get around campus. I love it, super cheap, lots of smiles!
hell yeah i rode my bike everyday the best for me was building the perfect bike once the mechanics were down it was all different
@Cruz Kennel High miles per gallon, high smiles per gallon :)
I love that you guys did this. I got into motorcycles because of motorized bike kits before I had my license. Awesome vid as usual!!
It’s the gateway bike
These is a great affordable way to introduce kids to motorcycles and their basic mechanics.
I have built several of those bikes. I actually went through 3 engines on one bike. But, set up properly, I did get over 2000 miles out of one of the engines. Not at full throttle, I kept my top speed to 20 mph. There is one part on those bike kits that will kill you, and that is the clamp on chain tensioner with the little plastic pulley for the motor chain. I had one get sucked into the rear wheel once, it destroyed the wheel, locked it up, and I crashed hard, onto concrete. I was riding in a bike lane, and was fortunate enough to crash to the right, onto the sidewalk, instead of to the left into traffic, where I would have been crushed by cars. NEVER use those things. You can get tensioners that mount to the motor. And that rag joint rear sprocket is junk as well. No possible way to keep it centered. You can get a clamshell rear sprocket mount that clamps to the rear wheel hub. You absolutely HAVE to have a front brake with these things. The coaster brake on a Walmart bike is completely worthless.
Sheesh glad you’re safe
E-bikes have the most configurations you can get trikes bikes moped scooters motorcycles with many different power levels and options available, e-bikes have very good reliability and you can even get a foldable solar panel to charge your bike when you're not at home, it takes me on a full charge about $0.05 worth of electricity and that can get me 35 miles on just the throttle or 70 miles if I help by pedaling, when I got my first e-bike I didn't see many around town but now there's a lot of bikes and motorized bikes around
The same thing happened to me, if you can, order the tensioner that bolts to the engine. It is a lifesaver.
Thanks for the info dude...appreciate it
keep in mind that the engines require the cold air running over them (from the bike's movement) to cool themselves. They likely could have lasted significantly longer on the road
I love the variety of your videos and that you genuinely embrace all forms of 2 wheeled riding. When I first saw these kits I immediately wanted to recreate an antique Harley.
I’ve made two and it was like five years ago. I stumbled onto pics of a motorized bike and I’m right back in 😂 it’s just good fun. I used mine to get to work.
Congrats on ID-tv gold and thanks to the whole crew for always putting out super entertaining content 🙏
Had one of these in high school. I tuned and polished the ports, and sanded down the jug for higher compression. It was an absolute riot and weighed in at only around 50lbs, so it would do about 35mph on the straight. Wouldn't want to go much faster than that on bicycle tires and a single tiny disk brake, but I loved it!
I hit 60km/h going downhill on the way home on my normal mountain bike, solid as a rock lol
65mhp here bud. Thats when i has a stroker engine.
I got a cb750 for free from my mates dad because they didn’t want it (it had 900,000 ks on it) and I chucked it in my push bike it was fun but jeeez it was scary I think best I done on it was about 110 on a flat unpopulated road could have done more but didn’t wanna die (needed new back breaks after) there was basically more engine than bike and I never got in trouble for it
@MiataIsAlwaysTheAnswer are you trying to say that you were running a 750cc engine on a bicycle?
I hit 55mph on mine I built when I was 15
I bought a little thing like this. I got it to help me get a basic understanding of small motors. I’m pretty happy with the overall experience and look forward to working on something bigger in the near future :)
You’re exactly right. Everyone, repeat everyone started making motorised bicycles as a way to move into more complex designs later in their history.
The quality of those 2-stroke engines can vary depending on the source. While they may not be top-of-the-line, they can be quite dependable if installed and maintained correctly. Take my Schwinn OCC Stringray chopper, for example, which is powered by a Zeda 80 engine with customized porting. It reliably gets me where I need to go. However, keep in mind that you'll need to invest some effort to make these engines run smoothly. And when it comes to purchasing the kits, it's best to steer clear of Amazon since they tend to be overpriced.
I wanna see you guys upgrade those motorized bikes to the max. For example: expansion chamber, high compression head, reed valve with a 21mm oko carb and lastly if possible porting the intake and exhaust.
Idk wtf Shawn is talking about, BBR makes some insanely awesome bikes and kits. If you get their ACTUAL best bike they offer you can get the Stage 4 100cc 2 stroke kit with the F series bike (which is what Shawn has more or less) it’s literally insane lol. That thing will take you 40mph no problem and it’s a riot to ride. BBR also makes a kit for 212cc predator engines so you can get insane power and speed out of your bike.
nice untill the bikes frame snaps into pices. there not built to go past 25mph.
The fact that Sean’s came stock with maxxis tires is insane 😂
Cst is the biggest tire company in China and owns maxxis... it is not that surprising ...
@The SouleMan NYC Treepole i am from china and i agree 100% to this comment. Believe it or not but maxxis are very common in china
Maxxis tires range widely and are almost always overpriced unless you buy top of the line
It's not that crazy for these kits, I got one for $1200 off ebay with the same in frame tank except it has a 212 predator as the powerhouse and it has motoped wheels with 10g spokes (handles 60mph like it's nothing) and it came stock with some ridiculous Michelins
90$for the set
Craig: does everything right and wants do actually make it safe Shawn/sean :let’s slap this bike together and ride with middle school and Walmart knowledge
I LOVE the color of Sean's bike! I generally don't like greens, but that deep blue-green is beautiful! That bike at the end is gorgeous!
Wow, coincidences... I also worked building Walmart bicycles in the late 80's. EVERY bicycle out of the box had loose spokes, NO shifter/derailleur or brake tuning, so they had a 60+% return rate up to that time. After 1 yr, the return rate was just over 4%. The manager was still only worried about units/day assembled because his bonus was based on sales alone at that time (Christmas WalMart bike sales are insane and he wouldn't authorize overtime). At that time, they did not penalize for losses due quality issues which they wrote all the returns up as QA issues.
I've built 16 of these and used every combination possible and I've rode 1 for 4 years everyday and sold it for what I paid for it. I know it hade to have over 10000 miles on it. And seen the guy I sold it to 2 years later and he still was riding it.
You’d be surprised, I bought a little 80cc 2 stroke china choo choo engine for 150$ and ran it 40/1 and got probably about 1500 miles out of it before the piston ring snapped and seized the motor. I had it on a 700c road bike frame so it had pretty good top speed. About 38 miles an hour. I ran it about 10 hours a day maybe 100 miles a day. Did Uber eat deliveries on it. It was basically a pk80 clone 👍🏻
I would hope for it to last more than about 15 days, but I guess 10$ a day isn’t too bad
That actually could have just been an assembly issue, it is surprisingly common for these motors to come with the Pistons on backwards causing the rings to come out and freak up the cylinder
Sounds like my Seeutek PK80, it's 66cc and kicks ass with a muffler mod. Take the baffle tube out and immediately another +3 or 4 hp
You made deliveries on it?! using this like a motorcycle is what ruins it for the rest of us.
I love how Craig has become a main character on this channel. I do miss Caleb tho
We got to scared with Craig talking behind the camera so he got in front of it
What happened to Caleb
@Truth Teller we dont talk about that
@Takeshi Kitano we want to know happend tell us if u know
I built one of these kits three years ago. I got a steel cylinder jug and high compression head with a real crank case and piston kit from Bicycle Motor Works in Pennsylvania. It took me two months to build the bike and make it a "look-a-like" 1910 Indian. I've taken it to shows and won a few trophies and such... runs out at 48mph (scary for what is actually a bicycle) and is super fun to cruise around on. I have well over 500 miles on it and sill enjoy riding it all the time. - these bikes can be a he'll of a lot of fun!
As someone who races a bike I really enjoyed watching this gave me a few laughs thank ya my dudes🙏
Just some stuff: To make some good power, these engines need to run lean at the top end and rich at the bottom end, also you should've used 25:1 pre mix ratio, these little engines need a lot of lubrication. Edit: 25:1 after break-in, 18:1 during break in
I can't figure out how to get spark to the spark plug
Crazy thing is that's exactly what my job is right now as a Contractor building bikes at multiple Walmarts! Up to about 25 to 35 a day and it's the most lucrative thing I've ever done and I love it!
you know it also occured to me you shouldn't use pre mixed fuel because while it is more powerful you need a richer oil mixture if they are expected to sit and idle much. also I've found marine 2stroke oil actually works quite a bit better than than lawn and garden oil. I mean blue dye vs red dye.
Durability test could've been better. Engines broke bc they weren't being cooled.
They didn’t break because they weren’t cooled they broke because they hit redline with no load on the engine🤦♂️
See you get it they need load
@Tyler Seabook what do you mean? And would that apply to a manual car?
@Style and Steel 100% what do you mean what do I mean the engine was held wide open in neutral
@Tyler Seabook How rude! Well excuse me for asking
The most critical part of those engines is the break in period. I do three heat cycles without driving, retourqe head bolts, ride slow, ride medium, then giver nuts. They are actually pretty reliable.
I appreciate your appreciation of motorized bicycles and their history relating to motorcycles!
Sometimes the past is what it takes to create the future. I truly respect these bikes for the ingenuity they are creating. I am not a big fan of EV. These bikes have been proven for over a hundred years and still going strong.
The crank on that bike was recalled by Shimano way back in the day. They were prone to snapping in half.
There’s a chance it’s been replaced, but doubtful.
It's pretty informative and these two guys have a kind of interesting chemistry good combo
One reason I love mopeds, is because they are still true to the original motorcycles. Simple engine with one gear, and pedal cranks... WHAT YOU WANT IS A WHIZZER.
What puch and motobecane are chop liver ?
Get a real bike
@hutcherson home remodel define real bike Adam,if you would please
@S thompson i’m just playing, I’ve ridden plenty of mopeds. It’s what got me started off. But a good motorcycle is a whole lot more fun. I just like to push people’s button sometimes lol
@hutcherson home remodel I started on mopeds when I was ten ,I'm 55 and still have a motobecane in the garage with a 73 and a 95 Harley.i like bikes too and also getting a rise outta someone lol.
I used to build bikes for Walmart and Target etc. I worked for Huffy service first out of Dayton Ohio. Easiest job ever. Thanks for the great content!
I love you mentioned how those are still motorcycle a lot of people forget that or refuse that for some reason. also I think them moving instead of sitting while running full throttle would be a better durability.
i love motorized bikes! huge bummer yall used stock parts though. word of advice would be to use a self tuning carb, 32 tooth sprocket and a straight pipe exhaust with an expansion chamber. youll get an extra 12 or so mph out of it. best of luck boys.
That seems like the best advice for quick HP. Did you do a big bore kit too?
Where can I get such a carb?
I bought two of motorized kits like that, both of them seized up. I prefer my Bfang electric mid drive kit with a big triangle battery pack. I've been using that for over a year without any problems, with a little pedaling I can easily get 50+ miles out of it.
I had one of these as a teen. It was the “80 cc” (66 stamped on the side) and it lasted me years. I rode that thing everywhere and wide open throttle the entire time. Mine lasted for what seemed like an eternity. I ended up trading it for a pit bike and the guys I traded to rode it for years after that. If you mix the gas and oil properly and do regular maintenance, they last forever. The fact they sat on a trailer revving with no air flow on the cylinders, which have fins specifically designed for airflow, is what caused them to fail. Still cool video though. It was like a gateway to me riding motorcycles as an adult. I would recommend to anybody to build one of these. They are so cool.
Craig hands down has one of the best jobs. He looks like he has way too much fun doing what he does lol
I own a cr250r race bike, a ninja, and various other toys. My 80cc (66cc) motorized bike kit is my favorite thing to ride. I’ve put over 2k miles on it so far. Original engine too! I’ve tried blowing it up by mixing the oil 1-1 and it smoked out the street like a diesel. These things are amazing. Best 120 dollars I’ve ever spent.
What type of ninja
Adding oil to 1-1 and making it smoke badly isn’t gonna cause an engine to blow up if anything it’s gonna ensure it doesn’t blow up🤦♂️
@Tyler Seabook too much oil in 2 stroke fuel can trash a motor. It seems contradictory, but the extra oil increases the “thickness” of the fuel mix and in many 2 stroke carbs will result in a leaner fuel/air mix. Running lean results in more heat, and on an air cooled motor that’s really not good. My neighbor has a small engine/ chainsaw shop, and sees this happen a lot. Typically it’s an inexperienced operator that knows just enough to be dangerous. They aren’t sure of the mix ratio and just add oil until it smokes hard and figure they’re good to go because “more oil should be better, right?”. Nope
@bill s well there’s a limit but until you hit that limit too much oil wont hurt
Congratulations Bikes and Beards...Yaayy. Very entertaining and captivating content. helps to just chill for real, lotsa laughs and loads of soliloquizing!! Thanks and all the best to the next few million subscriptions.
Would love to spend my time building and trying mad stuff like this, love the content 👊❤
Did Sean really think he was gonna win this lol? But his bike looked great tbh
You guys are hilarious! Always fun to watch n laugh at! Good content, god bless , keep up the great work!
Congrats on the award guys, very well deserved. I’ve been a subscriber almost since the beginning and the show just goes from strength to strength. Keep up the good work and be good to each other. From a UK biker……
is it just me or does craig always get the cheapest stuff😂
I enjoy these “challenge” vids of you guys waaaaaaayyy to much! Thanks a lot for all the laughs!!
The 49cc 4 Stroke bicycle engine is bullet proof compared to the 2 smokers. I rode one daily for 3 years. I've never had so much fun. I went thru wheels, chains you Name it but the motor still runs perfectly. Last count it had 30k miles on it.
Immediately liked as soon as I heard the little history lesson on motorcycles. When I was little kid my dad helped me build a motorized bike and I remember bombing around the neighborhood with it all the time. One day I got stopped by a old man who was waving over for my attention to ask about the bike. He said he hadn't seen something like that since he was a kid and was quite surprised when I told him that it was fairly new and my dad helped me build it. Very friendly man. I guess whatever he saw as a kid was very similar to those pictures you showed at the beginning of early motorcycles.
also, the durability of the engines depends on the brand. ive seen many fail, I happened to come across one thats lasted 5 years and still runs fairly well, for 90 bucks. it just leaks fuel as the carb needs a new float, also, these kits are weird and you should be using closer to 20:1 mix, ideally you mix it yourself. personally I run castor in mine, you also have to break them in, twostrokes need to have a proper breakin period (so do fourstrokes, but breakin is more important on a twostroke)
Hey Sean, I love what you guys are doing, you really inspire me. I love bikes like crazy though i cant afford one. You guys are amazing and each time i watch your videos i feel like am riding one. My biggest dream is to own one of those bikes even if its the last thing to do on earth. Much love from Kenya
Come to the US, after a month of working even a minimum wage job you could get one
I love these things. Me and my dad built one when I was in middle school and I rode it up until sophomore year in high school. It was awesome and introduced me into motorcycles
I bought a true 49cc Grubbee 2 stroke kit and the only big problems were the stock intake tube, which leaked and the stock chain, which stretched and had no tensioner. Once I replaced the stock intake with a cast tube, replaced the stock chain with a 410 and installed a spring loaded tensioner, the bike ran great. There's no race for the crank bearings, so Grubbee recommended running the engine at no more than 15 mph for 5-600 miles so the crank bearings would fit themselves into the crankshaft! I still run it rich at 24:1 with primo 2 stroke oil and NO problems after 15 years and over 1000 miles!-John in Texas
Other youtubers would have made this a 4 part series 😂😂. Building, testing, new bike from FB and repair of old 😂 thanks for making it ONE video
Congrats on your gold play button!!! Glad to see you’ve made it
I love how he sabotages Craig with kindness
I really appreciate the content. Ive been building these for years. Awesome to see you guys venture into it ❤ its a cheap hobby and a bit dangerous so be careful. Peace.
That roadmaster was made in 1998. They reproduced them. I have one just like it with a 2 stroke engine on it. The bikes still pretty rare and worth a few bucks even tho it's not an original.
I think the best idea in any video you make you put Craig in it don't get me wrong I like what you do he just brings something different to the board lots of ID-tvrs are very seeable if that makes sense you never know what you guys are going to do which is great thanks for the great video guys
So, before I got my first motorcycle I actually had a bicycle that I threw an engine kit on. That's how it started for me. Have consistently had 2 wheels ever since.
Pretty much everyone who buys these kits goes through the same learning process. You need to use teflon tape for the fuel line to prevent the leaking you are seeing. You need to use loctite and possibly a third party bracket to hold the exhaust. They do have a break in period, and as others have stated - it's air cooled, so just running them full throttle at a stand still isn't a very good endurance test. At the end of the day, these kits are pretty fun, cheap, and even reliable if you treat them reasonably.
Cool thanks for the info. They did seem to feel better after longer use. Maybe a Econ’s video is in order
Loved watching this. I strapped a little 98 dollar to stroke on a bike... 500 plus miles on it and I've only ever added gas and oil mix no maintenance. I also weigh almost 300 lbs. Gotta break those bad boys in right!
Sean, I love all your videos but I really like this style video. It’s cool watching your antics trying to beat Craig. Please keep these coming. God bless you all.
Congrats Sean and Craig on 1 million subs!!!
I have a bike with one of these 2 stroke kits. It's actually pretty fun to ride around back roads and trails. Something different.
You know Craig came and put it together for him hahaha
I had a Chinese one paid £78.99 and I tweaked the carb etc and managed 51 mph was the 2 stroke version ran forever too 💯 ran in the right way they are for real quick things got many miles out of mine 🤙
I've built 6 of these little bikes and when you tune them properly they will run for yrs and will run very fast..I've done one with the 212 also and they are fast for real
Let’s gooooooo thank y’all so much. I’ve waited so long for y’all to do this and it’s pretty cool that you even went back to the early motorcycles to compare it to these
Same bro, I even have one myself. But I have a 4 stroke
Yeah I got one too, I’ve been waiting for a while.
Same I was hoping they'd make a video about the 98 cc motor bikes
Ya this was cool👍
Would of been nice to see you guys get them tuned in right because they can get 45mph with some simple mods I say that cause mine already hits 40mph with just a expansion chamber and a 36 tooth sprocket and only costed me $160
You guys are really funny. My favorite video is the cheapest e-bike w/trailer w/tiny generator. It was hilarious and really ingenious. I think he found that hie was only limited by fuel for the generator. Otherwise it could charge fast enough on the fly.
It's so true . The first motorcycles were like this . True motorcycle guys know this stuff and you know anything with two wheels and a engine is the best thing ever haha
Before my friends and I had driver licenses when we were about 14 we all had these and would just mob around town.. one we even strapped a trailer to lol. So let me say these things are fun as heck.
Actually very durable . Had my kit for 3 years
Congratulations on 1 mill guys. Its been a fun ride thus far. 🍻 Heres to the future boys.🇨🇦
man, Craig has a lot of stuff on his list.
That last bike was 100% in the spirit of what motorcycles are. Beautiful.
that bike was amazing wish I found this channel a long time ago - you men are the best never stop!
you should try the speedway 5 electric scooter, it goes 40-43 mph when you remove the 15mph regulator cable, and the acceleration is kinda insane !
Sean: yours vibrated itself apart... craig: your pedals fell off. Sean: yeah that's true. LOL.
Fuel to oil ratio should be 16:1 for the first two tanks and 20:1 after the break-in. I've built and sold 21 of these bikes in the last two summers
False unless you're using used motor oil. With proper 2 stroke oil then 40:1 is plenty. 32:1 isn't even needed unless you have tight tolerances custom stuff. Too much oil like 16:1 will lean out the mix and overheat the motor
@KClO3 No, 16:1 is correct for a couple of tanks and 25/1 after that. Running this type of air cooled motor wide open and being stationary is a no no.
@Mike South no it isn't. It's simply not true. 40:1 is plenty. Many run 50:1 from the start without harm. Too much oil will trap the heat and lean the mixture of gas to air which will also cause more heating. Who was talking about running it stationary?
@KClO3 if you read the manual and info avabile it says 16:1 break-in and 25:1 after I run mine at 32:1 with no problems for the last 3 years. Also, they had no cooling while on the trailer.
Do you recommend the 50cc or the 80cc for a add-on motor on a bicycle?
I've built four of these bikes three 2 stroke and one 4 stroke they are fun to ride! No suspension so it gives you a respect for the road surface.
I had one of these for a couple years that did 40mph up a mild hill all day. Was kinda scary. Tuned the carb and threw a better exhaust on and i could go even faster. Went through so many back wheels. Engine still works. Bike frame itself rusted out lmao
I'm glad you mentioned how uncomfortable your bike was.... I really liked the way it looked.
Hey Sean and another thing next time you go to buzz these little buzz bombs out to see which one wins the RPM test ..use the coldest heat range spark plug to start out and after a few minutes ..read the plug ..if it's black bump up the heat range one hotter ..and so on and so forth untill you find a spark plug that's kinda dirty on the threaded base metal and has a gray center electrode ...and put a common room fan blowing on the motor ...with pure 100% synthetic two stroke oil in your mix ... I favor and prefer yamalube "R" two-stroke oil mixed 50 : 1 that's a pint of yamalube in 5 gallons of gas...when you have your two stroke engine tuned in to the plug and this mixture your spark plug will look like in came out of a modern day four stroke and never fear holding the throttle on wide open all day and never stick a piston no matter what type of two stroke engine you are running ...and I dare your audience to tell me different as I was taught how to tune two strokes personally by the greatest motorcycle tuner of all times .. none other than "Pop" Yoshimura himself
Thanks for doing this! I have been considering one of these as an alternative to a small motorcycle. I am disabled and I don't know if I could handle a motorcycle or not. Thanks again!
As a avid motorized bicycle builder and enthusiast; Let me say these are a great start but there are way better components you can get if you know where to look. Great video btw!
Where should people look?
Yeah. I had one of those cheap Chinese kits and am considering a better one.
Show me your ways, I build these all the time
Where to look? College kid thinking about getting into bikes
Congratulations on the gold plate guys!....you have an awesome channel, dont stop!
They are a lot of fun, and aren't extremely difficult to put together as long as you have basic mechanical skills. My first build was one of the more complex kits - an electric start 2 stroke with a full blown 12V electrical system. I wired up a headlight/taillight, turn signals, a speedometer/tach, and a horn. Although the bike weighed about 100lbs, it would do 40mph. Not bad for a DIY moped
love these videos because every question i have after i think they are done with something they always come back and answer them.
Holy smokes! I worked for a company building bikes for Walmart too. Rapid Assembly Services was the name I believe.
" Valves are for suckers " haha I love this guy 😂
I love how nonchalantly funny Shawn is. Like if you listen properly the dude is funny as hell
Congratulations. And another awesome vid great to see the comparisons of the two bike,personally I liked the blue one( full kit ). And I also wanted you to tell us the cost of the roadmaster,I suppose I can look them up.cheers and Congratulations, best wishes to you all and all your viewers and subscribers,from, Auckland, New Zealand 👑🚲⭐🏅👍✅💯❤🙂🙂🙂😉😉😉
No one has mentioned the shift kits. They are amazing.
I actually bought an F 80 engine kit and worked last summer as delivery guy on it Up until november then it started snowing and ice here in russia Crazy thing riding is fun But this roadmaster motorcycle looks very spicy