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Old 12-03-2010, 05:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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The other option is to plead ignorance when I finally get caught riding it.
Easier, and more likely to result in actually getting on the road. Choice!

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I checked the Pa and NY laws. It seems up to 25 mph and an automatic transmission is legal for a bike motor in Pa. I asked around here with the local police and they seem to ignore anything less than 20 mph. Just don't make a lot of smoke or noise and don't hit anybody.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:42 AM   #43 (permalink)
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2 stroke motors = devil.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #44 (permalink)
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This forum is called ECOmodder, and 2 stroke engines pollute many orders of magnitude more than 4 stroke engines.
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...just waiting for someone to point that out...
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:05 PM   #46 (permalink)
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If you can't go straight electric, go with something like a subaru-robin, low emissions and a lot less hassle.
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Also, for anyone who will point to the low price of the 2-stroke kit:
"the sting of low quality lasts long after the the sweetness of low price fades away". And a screwed up planet is a pretty big sting for me.

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Noise emissions are also emissions, and most of those 2-strokers make me want to tackle the operator off the machine, pick it up overhead, and smash it to smithereens, perhaps over the operator's head if he's a repeat offender.
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Plus, to make it faster you just add more volts, and mod the controller, ....

.....I looked at those cheap 2 stroke bike engine kits, and they all look very questionable. If you aren't extremely mechanical, it will never work, and run like crap.
You mention modding an electronics as though anybody could do it in his sleep, but imply that it takes some kind of special mechanical skill to maintain a 2 stroke engine . Just strikes me odd, since in my book 2 strokes are much less intimidating and mystifying than electronics. All in your background, I guess.

By the way, I`m not necessarilly a fan of 2 strokers, just thought I`d point out that electric vehicles aren`t exactly the definition of simplicity for many folks, myself included.
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"And to make it accelerate faster you get a controller with a higher current rating or modify the shunt on the existing one":

And you think two stroke engines need somebody with "exremely mechanical" inclinations to keep them running? Sheesh- they might be dirty and noisy, but complicated they aren`t!
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:31 AM   #50 (permalink)
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I had a 2 stroke street bike back in the 80's. Very fast, it was a Yamaha Daytona Special. Needed new pistons every 2500 miles according to the owners manual!

Thing smoked and was extremely loud.

I thought Al Gore was going to outlaw 2 strokes... I really see no need for 2 strokes anymore since the technology for 4 strokes has improved so much in the small engine department.

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