Beach Bicycle Engine Kit
HANDS DOWN THE MOST AWESOME MACHINE I’VE EVER OWNED!
So I just got the Tanaka PF-3300 with the GEBE belt drive mounting kit almost a month ago and even though it’s still new I felt compelled to leave this review because it is hands down one of the coolest devices I have ever owned!
The design of the belt drive assembly is state-of-the-art, one of the first things I noticed about this kit is how high-quality it is.. yes the belt drive is plastic but it’s a sturdy thick sort of plastic, seems like it will hold up well over time but it is easy to gouge scratches into it while attaching it to the wheel so use caution while doing that..
Overall assembly of the kit is extremely easy with the exception of the drive ring installation, although I wouldn’t say that part is particularly hard it is by far the hardest/trickiest part of the installation process so make sure you take the time to do it right, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL! It takes you thru installation step-by-step in an easy to understand format, don’t try to figure it out on your own because there are certain parameters you have to follow to ensure the kit is installed properly, if you don’t follow them you may encounter problems so just go by what the manual says and don’t be afraid to ask the company, if you need help they’ll be very glad to assist you (:
One exception to this is the L-bracket that attaches the front mount strap to the frame of the bicycle, it didn’t line up with my frame at all so what I did is tightly zip-tied the front mount strap to the frame instead, It works like a charm, just make sure you use multiple zip ties to secure it at different angles because the vibration of the engine will break a single zip tie after about 40 or 50 miles or so
All in all this is a super high-quality excellent bicycle engine kit that I would recommend any day of the week, I don’t have any experience with CIF engines or anything of the sort but the belt-drive system is so smooth and efficient I don’t see myself ever bothering with anything else! I recently got 3 spare belts which I carry in my saddlebags with the rest of my gear but my current belt has at least 300 miles on it and is still very solid so they’re definitely very durable which is a big plus in my book
But if you’re thinking about getting this engine kit don’t think twice, just get one, you won’t regret it!
Cody from Colorado