I own several comet tavs and 2 amazon china-verters.
I notice zero difference between them. But that’s just me.
i will say the china belts don’t last as long as the comet belts. I’m running a comet belt on my china-verter. Wasn’t due to slipping or anything else. But they do seem to handle the...
My ct200u with a tav even with an unmodified predator would wheelie out from under me if I gave it too much throttle….yeah it’s smoother engagement but too much throttle it smoothly engaged and the front wheel came up!
Mini bikes are a labor of love. We all build them because we love the idea or reliving memories of a minibike as a kid.
I have close to 1500 In my ct200u. Is that crazy? Probably…..ok yeah it’s crazy. But I love that bike. Reminds me a lot of my childhood bike.
Are pit bikes faster and more...
I also love anything old….I’m not sure the allure. But I did finally grow tired of searching high and low for engine parts. So now I just use clones.
I need to find an older motorcycle to play with. I love my 2020 bike to daily ride but I’d love a nice 80s or 90s bike to play with. Not really...
Sorta unrelated story but with pull ropes.
when I was around 8 dad had an old huffy tractor. The electric start broke or he was too cheap to buy a battery so he took the cover off. Put a pull starter cup on it. Cut a notch and we just wrapped a piece of clothes line around it to start.
I get what you are saying but honestly are you gonna notice that much difference? I’ve used tecumseh motors off 25 different pieces of lawn equipment for minibikes and honestly every one felt the same regardless of configuration.
This bike is tillotson stage 1 with a china torque converter. 10-60 gear. It’s a beast. Accelerates pretty quick, climbs like a mule, and runs out right near 40-43mph.
I have several period correct vintage bikes and this is the bike I get on to ride nearly every time.
also I’ll add you don’t...
Is it really that big of a deal? It’s a nice hs40 with mini bike throttle. Nice muffler. Looks clean.
I wouldn’t pay that much for any motor.
people post rupp on anything minibike related to hit the search
The BT200X is a fantastic frame. My daughter rides hers all over the yard and such without issue. It pulls up the hills fine.
Stock form they are slow, painfully slow. 18-19mph and a dream.
Throw a Torque convertor on, 10-60 gearing, a stage 1 kit, and you should be near the upper 30s...