BZ in New Hampshire

September 23rd, 2008

Wow! I love this thing. It’s so much fun! This is my 40cc Tanaka PureFire 2-Stroke engine, mounted on a Gary Fisher Tarpon. I got the engine about a few weeks ago, and man am I impressed. If I didn’t have to sleep then I’d just keep on riding.

I use the bike engine every weekday to get to school. It sure beats taking the bus. It’s about 12 miles to school and back and takes only twenty minutes each way. So far I’ve gone about 80 miles in that time period. I only go through half the tank there and back.

It didn’t take long to put together, only about an hour with only one problem. The first time I tried riding it, it was going full speed without me even touching the throttle. This was because I had the throttle cable snaked around the bike frame which caused the cable inside to be pulled. So just makes sure that the cable stays loose. I just added a bag to the front of the bike which I keep tools, gloves, glasses, and spare oil in.

There is just one flaw I found with the engine. The gas tank is in a shape, so it cannot be filled all the way. This isn’t a problem now, but in the future it might be. The only thing I am going to add to this bike is an MSR bottle to carry extra fuel, and a speedometer.
So thank you Golden Eagle for producing such a great product!

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