Daughter Bought A Bike
A few weeks back, my 12 yr old daughter found a Craigslist posting for a pocket bike in Toledo. I was able to talk the guy down to $40. I have nearly no experience with small engines and even less with pocket bikes. The seller bid on a storage unit that had a bunch of bikes, go karts and other outdoor equipment.
This bike is in pretty bad shape. I don't know how old it is. From the looks of it, the original owner probably crashed it. We were able to get it started. It didn't stay started for very long. We took apart the engine just to see how it worked. She was curious. I bought a cheap 47cc engine on Amazon. It actually didn't fit the space at all.
First, it was actually too narrow. The sprocket on the engine didn't reach the outer sprocket on the bike. That's when we realized the #25 chain we ordered for this engine was smaller than what was on the previous engine. I would have to replace the sprocket to get it to fit. I returned that engine in hopes that I could find a forum where someone could help us figure out what the heck is going on.
I don't know how much welding the original owner did to this bike, but I can tell he did some.
Another thing I noticed is it seems as though the 47 and 49cc engines connect their exhaust from the bottom in the front. The engines I found don't seem to be as wide as the original. The bottom of some of these bikes seem to be slanted in order to accommodate that type of exhaust . This bike has a flat plate at the bottom. I have no idea what size engine fits this bike.
Last edited by Jus260; 08-25-2018 at 08:42 PM.