Sure, why not. OHC implies it's a four stroke. A lot of the 50cc class
are two stroke since you can get about twice the power even if you are
trailing a blue cloud of smoke. The 49.9cc may also work for the two
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But, dammit, there's no Black Friday deal and it isn't covered by Prime
People seem happy with it though several mention premium gas is recommended.
IIRC, it's compression ratio is pretty high, yes 10.5:1. I guess that
means it needs premium.
Interesting reviews. Someone said he lived on a really large
cul-de-sac and the 18-wheeler had room to come in. How big do
And this one: "The scooter is all put together and now it won't start.
It sounds like it wants to but just will not turn over." If it
doesn't turn over, it won't make any noise at all. A lot of people
misunderstand what turn over means.
And it reminded me, earlier tonight I looked into taking apart and
cleaning the carburetor, if you guys tell me I have to, from the milky
gasoline. But even the warm days have only 5 hours of warmth, and I
have no garage, and even my work bench is full of stuff. But I can
get a whole new carburetor, it seems, for $11. Well, wrong about
that. One page says how to measure the diameter. I think my intake
and output diam. are the same.
Darn, this one is $22. Even this one doesn't look exactly like mine.
This one is $11, but it's somehow for 2-stroke and doesn't look like
what's on there now.
I have to re-adjust my thinking.
You have a point, but I think his is worse. Hey, I put "will not run"
in the future tense. I was referring to tomorrow.
I know you guys a Ganja University, School of Syntax and Spelling take
this stuff seriously. I"ll try to do better.
Big enough... Long story but when I was driving an 18 wheeler I had to
deliver one sofa to a private party who lived in a rural area north of
Boise. Dragged it in, took the plastic off, watched the family flop on
it, all of which wasn't the normal procedure. Then I asked them how to
get out, since it was a narrow dirt road. They told me to go down about
a quarter mile and there was a cul de sac where I could turn the rig
around. They said the neighbor had a mailbox that might be in the way
but it was okay if I ran over it since they didn't like the prick anyway.
I left the mailbox standing, which is remarkable considering some of the
things I destroyed horsing around a 53' trailer.
Shot the guy and buried him in the back yard? It would have been a long
way to back out.
Further off topic, I went up to a little alpine lake one spring on the
bike. There was a campground and a road all way but I hit drifted snow
about half a mile from the end. I parked the bike and walked the rest of
the way. When I came out, I noticed fresh tire tracks in the snow where
I'd parked the bike that made it about 25 yards into the drift. Trying
to break through drifts is sort of a spring time sport around here so I
didn't think much of it. Then I looked down the road and saw a pickup
towing a camp trailer slowly backing down. This is a steep, one lane,
not very good forest road with about a 500' drop off on one side. I had
just about enough room to squeeze by on the bike. The guy said 'This is
the stupidest thing I've ever done.' and I had to agree. He had about a
half mile to go before there was a place wide enough to turn around and
the sun was going down. There wasn't anything I could do to help so I
Years ago I visited some friends in Trona, CA. They decided one day to
take me "off-roading" up a mountain nearby. At first it was just rough
road going uphill winding in all sorts of directions, but then the road
got rather narrow and a look off to one side looked like a million mile
drop off to someone like me who'd never gone off-roading up the side of
a mountain like that. I kept covering my eyes and mumbling "WE'RE gona
DIE!!!" The friends who took me on the ride thought I was pretty funny,
but at the time I didn't think it was funny at all. They hadn't given
me any warning about where we were going. When we finally got to a
plateau where there was a big enough place for the caravan we were in to
pull up next to each other it turned out to be this large sand dune that
was half way up this mountain. When we got out to take a look the view
was like nothing I'd EVER seen before. I could see this dry lake bed
below us and it looked like we were on top of the world.
Of course, my friends had made the trip so many times they knew every
turn, dip, and danger spot, but for me although it scared the life out
of me I can honestly say it was the most memorable site I've ever seen
or been to. After we came down from that mountain, we drove a ways to
another popular site where there were these sand dunes, I think it was
Death Valley. We got out and walked a ways on the dunes, and took
photos. It was amazing how far distances actually were compared to what
our brains thought was just a few miles... it was actually more like 20
Blue Mountain is a popular recreation area on the south side of town.
There's a road to the top where the U has a little observatory and the
FS has a fire tower. It really isn't that bad a road compared to a lot
others around here, but someone manages to kill themselves every couple
Yesterday I was hiking on one of my favorite loops and I decided to take
a little detour to look for a roadside attraction. Either I was on the
wrong slope or they finally extracted it but there has been a Subaru
Forester about 50' down from the road on a slope that required
scrambling to get up. The car was perfectly vertical, standing on its
nose propped up against the big ponderosa pine that stopped it from
going any further. There was still some junk in it including a baby
carrier. I don't recall reading about a fatality but it must have been
one hell of a ride when they missed the corner.
I've got to admit that on the bike there are places where I hug the
uphill side of the road, turn on my tunnel vision, and try not to think
what's on the other side of the narrow, rocky road. Bouncing over big
rocks on a dirt bike, you don't always go quite where you intended and I
prefer to be as far from the edge as possible.
About a month ago Inside Edition had some guy on bicycle miss a turn
in the mountains and go over a cliff, 30 or 50 feet down. He wasn't
hurt badly, somehow, but that's because Inside Edition avoids showing
clips with unhappy endings. There are probably others that don't end
Not sure why, but the story text is greyed out for me. I can't read it.
Here are 2 pics of the trip up the mountain:
This one is at the bottom looking up at the destination. You can see
the plateau dune up a ways. The road veers off and hits some narrow
stretches on the edge of the mountain before we can actually reach the
This is a shot looking down from the dune. We can see the dry lake bed
and the chemical plant there that processes the underground water for
the minerals there.
Wow. On the one time I had a trailer and headed down a dead end
street , I stopped when I was still partly in the intersection and it
still took me 10 minutes to back up 8 feet so I could go the other
way. Backing a half mile with a trailer, my gosh.
Could he have disonnected the trailer, turned it and the car around
and reconnected? Assuming he could lift the tongue. I know
trailers can be very heavy.
Not a prayer. The road was only about 8 feet wide, steep uphill slope on
the left, steeper downhill slope to the right. The logging roads are
nothing fancy, just enough of a cut to get a truck through. When they're
logging the truckers have CB's so one can wait at a pull off like a
train on a siding.
20-20 hindsight he should have dropped the trailer and seen if he could
make it through with the pickup. But, June down it the valley, birds
chirping, and all that good stuff, you don't really plan to be stopped
by snow drifts.
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