Matt in Ohio

September 29th, 2007

I have to say I can’t remember when I have had this much fun. I just turned 500 miles today and my tanaka 40cc gets stronger everyday. I had no problems installing the kit and it only took around 20 minutes. I have the kit on my Schwinn clear creek cruiser and it fit great with no problems at all. I went with the tanaka 40 cc for two reasons. 1, I’m a big guy and weigh around 220. The second reason is I have a lot of huge hills here in the part of Ohio where I live. There are so many hills that you can’t go a mile with out running into a big one.

The tanaka 40cc delivers on the power I needed and expected. On the hills even with the standard 13 gear it keeps me around 15 mph going up hill with no pedaling. The trail gear will hold me at 20 mph. Keep in mind also that were talking about hills that are 40% incline and up and those are some hills ! The only thing I recommend is that you get a back up tensioner spring. For some reason mine didn’t make it to 200 miles. That’s the only problem I have had.

The 40cc runs me at a speed of 33 mph on the flat and between 37 and 40 mph down hill. That’s with the standard 13 gear. I’m going to get the highway gear soon but it might get a little scary going down those hills at 40+ mph.

I want to thank everyone at Golden eagle for such a great product. You guys are TOP NOTCH ! I also send out some love to Tanaka for making a great little engine. Take care everyone and if your thinking about buying a Golden Eagle bicycle engine kit, just buy it already! You won’t regret it.

Sincerely,
Matt in Ohio

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