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Daschicken 05-20-2012 11:42 PM

Talk about an early start
Ever thought there would be a 14 year old interested in econoboxes, and hypermiling them? (or one that could spell correctly on the internet...?) Well now there is one! Im really looking forward to driving, and doing mods like the ones on this forum to cars. I started riding dirtbikes when i was 6 years old, the first bike was a 1993 honda 50. Then came the other bikes: yamaha TT-R 90, Honda XR 80, CRF 100, Yamaha TT-R 125, Honda CR 85RB (peaky *****), and my current awesome honda CRF 150RB. You may want to cringe at the gas mileage figures this thing has. At about 30-35 mph on a flat trail, my 150rb manages 50-60 mpg. That is with a 149cc engine! (Race engines, figures...) My interest in engines started when i was about 10 years old, when my dad bought a new echo string trimmer to replace our old craftsman that wouldn't run. So instead of throwing the engine away, i detatched it from the trimmer and started taking it apart. Fast forward a couple years and i have already helped rebuild a CRF 250R top end, done numerous valve adjustments, do all my own maintenance, and am doing engine tune-ups for yard equiment and small offroad vehicles. I am looking for my first car to be a 2011-2012 ford fiesta 1 liter/3 cylinder, with a MANUAL TRANSMISSION. (and the turbo of course). Can you believe that? A 14 year old who thinks realisticly, and doesn't want a ferrari, or lifted jeep wranger/bro truck (with truck nuts hanging down). I must be special. (gives self pat on back.) Well, i'll be around the forum. (most likely the motorcycle part) On a side note, i made a motorized bicycle which got 140 miles to the gallon. I should be able to get at least 165 mpg, since i finally got 7th gear to work (only 6 speeds before) about 60 miles into that gallon. Unfortunately that was the only gallon i got valid data on. The engine might not last long enough to get an mpg figure on. ;( I made the mistake of breaking in the engine with marine engine oil, (liquid cooled engine oil) and the bicycle engine is an air cooled 48cc two stroke. Consequently, the cylinder wall has scratches deep enough to feel with a fingernail. Only 560 miles on that engine... ;( At least i can get more for cheap. :) On an unrelated note: Brohoof? /)?

IsaacMTSU 05-21-2012 12:51 AM

Awesome! Seems like you got it all figured out, hypermiling when you start your first job will make a big difference in the amount of cash you have left after paying to drive to work.

MetroMPG 05-21-2012 12:00 PM

Welcome to the forum! I started getting into things mechanical around the same age (riding on the coat tails of my older brother).

NachtRitter 05-21-2012 04:42 PM

Awesome!! Great job on what you've done so far and what you've got going on. Welcome!

mcrews 05-21-2012 07:30 PM

you could be our poster child for how to spell, how to be articulate, how to be positive, did I say how to spell, how to punctuate, how to communicate clearly....did I say spell?????

tehgyb 05-22-2012 12:41 PM

Whoa a smart 14 year old!:eek: they exist!?!?!?!

Welcome to the forums bud, the Fiesta is an amazing platform, I used to sell fords at the dealership, and my dad's even got one (Kind of jealous ;) ) Hes getting ~44mpg on his daily commute without even trying hypermile! (All highway of course, also his is the 4cyl 1.6 US variant, the 3cyl should see much more IMO)

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