• Which is better for the environment electric bike or gas moped with a 4 cycle 49cc engine?

    Best answer: A regular old pedal bike is best for the environment. 8^) Also there are other benefits, like to your cardiovascular system. But between those two the electric bike is better. Small gas engines, like the 49cc bike engine, make a lot more pollution for their size than a car engine does. Even motorcycles are a... show more
    Best answer: A regular old pedal bike is best for the environment. 8^) Also there are other benefits, like to your cardiovascular system.

    But between those two the electric bike is better. Small gas engines, like the 49cc bike engine, make a lot more pollution for their size than a car engine does. Even motorcycles are a lot dirtier for their size than cars, because the environmental regulations apply to cars, not bikes so much. OTOH an electric bike, charged at night, is essentially a zero pollution proposition. If you charge it after 4:00 PM or so, you're using excess electricity that would otherwise just have gone to waste.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Motorbike wont start?

    Hi all, I baught a motorbike recently, but I'm having some problems with it. It was warking fine, but now it won't start on full choke at all. When i put the choke off it starts but takes a while. When it finally starts running it's working just fine, no issues with speed etc (I assume that means... show more
    Hi all, I baught a motorbike recently, but I'm having some problems with it. It was warking fine, but now it won't start on full choke at all. When i put the choke off it starts but takes a while. When it finally starts running it's working just fine, no issues with speed etc (I assume that means timings are fine?) What are the things to check?
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I Buy a Car Or Scooter 16 Year Ild?

    Best answer: UK answer: Learning the roads on 2 wheels will make you a far better and safer car driver. But you will find that owning and running a car/motorcycle in the UK is ruinously expensive until you're about 25 years old. It's still expensive even then, but by that time your earnings will be higher and your... show more
    Best answer: UK answer: Learning the roads on 2 wheels will make you a far better and safer car driver.

    But you will find that owning and running a car/motorcycle in the UK is ruinously expensive until you're about 25 years old. It's still expensive even then, but by that time your earnings will be higher and your insurance rates will drop a little.

    It's the insurance which is the main deal-killer with respect to a car: a typical 17/18 year old in the UK will usually be paying at least £5000 per year for just Third Party cover. Add Fire and Theft cover to that and it has a sharp increase. If you want Fully Comprehensive cover the price at least doubles. I live in south London and my 18 year old daughter's cheapest quotation was over £8000; the car she wanted to buy was just £500 (a 2002 Honda Jazz 1.2).

    So stick to riding a bicycle for now as that's almost free and in most cities will get you pretty much everywhere about as fast as a car. If you buy a 50cc scooter at 16 and then a 125cc at 17 then although you gain valuable riding experience you'll have less money to spend on getting a good 125cc at 17. Good ones are not the cheap Chinese no-name rubbish (not saying that Chinese-built bikes are rubbish, just the cheap ones with brand names you've rarely heard of are awful). Good ones are also the ones which have been carefully looked after and correctly maintained by the last owner.

    The other major costs of car and bike ownership are in depreciation. Imagine you buy a brand new motorcycle for £6k: the moment you sign the deal the bike loses at least £1k in resale value. After one year it may be worth a little under £4k, and at two years old it might just scrape in at £3k in value. So in the first year alone, regardless of fuel costs (thankfully low for a 125cc), insurance and maintenance the bike will have cost you £2000, or about £167 per month. Insuring a 125cc will cost at least £1500-£2000 for a 17 year old, and that's just for Third Party coverage. Add on about another £500-£1000 for good basic protective riding gear.

    I'm not trying to put you off, but at those annual costs you can do so much more for yourself: travel the world, get a good education, have fantastic experiences: basically all the things you won't have the time or spare money to do until you're a LOT older. For the next few years, it will be vastly cheaper for you to get everywhere by cycling, using public transport or even getting minicabs and taxis everywhere. And public transport and minicabs/taxis mean you can have a drink when you go out without worrying about driving. That's what my daughter now does; she has learned to drive and gets plenty of practice driving cars and vans owned by her employer but only when she's working. She also learned to ride mopeds when she had a job delivering for Tops Pizza, but they provided the bike and all the protective gear.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Bike fell over now oil in carbs?

    I have a gpz500, it was laid over for possibly an hour the other day, I put it back up and tried to start it. It wouldn t fire up and back fired when ever I gave it a little throttle. The carbs have oil I m and the engine has oil and petrol in it. Is this just because it was laid down or could it be something else.... show more
    I have a gpz500, it was laid over for possibly an hour the other day, I put it back up and tried to start it. It wouldn t fire up and back fired when ever I gave it a little throttle. The carbs have oil I m and the engine has oil and petrol in it. Is this just because it was laid down or could it be something else. Also will it be okay if I drain oil and flush engine out with oil. Clean carbs and plugs and then try fire it up?
    4 answers · 13 hours ago
  • About my kawasaki klx250sf?

    I have a 2009 Kawasaki klx250sf that runs pretty good. I mainly ride off road. I only ride on the road to get to where I off road which is about two miles away from where I live. The road is 45 mph and has stop lights. I occasionally ride on empty country roads for fun as well, but never on the freeway and never... show more
    I have a 2009 Kawasaki klx250sf that runs pretty good. I mainly ride off road. I only ride on the road to get to where I off road which is about two miles away from where I live. The road is 45 mph and has stop lights. I occasionally ride on empty country roads for fun as well, but never on the freeway and never during harsh weather, only sunny days. Would it be un safe to get dirt bike tires? Thank you
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Please help with m Kawasaki klx250sf 2010!!!?

    I have a Kawasaki klx250sf 2010. I just got it not to long ago and it was running great. I was not able to start it and I had to jump it. After I jumped it, it started having problems. I was riding it yesterday and i stalled it and then I started it. I rode it home and it died while the engine was on and it... show more
    I have a Kawasaki klx250sf 2010. I just got it not to long ago and it was running great. I was not able to start it and I had to jump it. After I jumped it, it started having problems. I was riding it yesterday and i stalled it and then I started it. I rode it home and it died while the engine was on and it wouldn’t start up. I jumped it again and it seemed tic be perfect. I was riding it today and while it was on it just died out again. Please help I don’t know that much about bikes! Is it the battery or s more serious problem?? Thank you!!
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • What is the likelihood that this is an electrical problem?

    Best answer: Remove the plug/s and see what it looks like. Carbon covered electrodes and insulator, engine is running rich. Almost white and clean electrodes and insulator, running lean.

    EFI Harleys of that vintage had injector issues and required injector replacement and/or remapping of ECM.
    Best answer: Remove the plug/s and see what it looks like. Carbon covered electrodes and insulator, engine is running rich. Almost white and clean electrodes and insulator, running lean.

    EFI Harleys of that vintage had injector issues and required injector replacement and/or remapping of ECM.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • KTM or Kawasaki?

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  • How much to paint a motorcycle?

    Best answer: Buy an 06 or 07. Save a fortune, miss out on the depreciation.
    Best answer: Buy an 06 or 07. Save a fortune, miss out on the depreciation.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • 2 Stroke Problems?

    Hi! So I bought this 47 or 49cc pocket bike 2 stroke engine from a guy on Craigslist. The bike didn’t run when I bought it. It’s been sitting for a while. So I cleaned everything washed out gas tank and I installed new carb and new gas lines connecting to it. The carb is a goofit carb from Amazon costs around $12... show more
    Hi! So I bought this 47 or 49cc pocket bike 2 stroke engine from a guy on Craigslist. The bike didn’t run when I bought it. It’s been sitting for a while. So I cleaned everything washed out gas tank and I installed new carb and new gas lines connecting to it. The carb is a goofit carb from Amazon costs around $12 it has 2 different valves it has a valve sucking in air and a different valve pushing out. I connected the fuel lines and the issue I’m having is the bike won’t start. Sometimes it will and sometimes it won’t and when it does start it idles really high but when I try to adjust it, it instantly dies so I tryed a different method and sprayed starter fluid in the carb port and the bike can keep running as long as I spray the fluid in. So what could be the problem can’t be a carb clean it’s a brand new carb I was thinking maybe a spark problem, carb needs to be tuned (but I don’t know how to tune it exactly so plz help me out) not putting enough or too much premix in gas currently running 40:1, a gas leak etc.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I get a moped or electric bike?

    I have a car. I mean to use instead of a car for short trips. About 5 days a week I go play disc golf and its 2.7-2.8 miles each way. 5.5 miles round trip. A regular bike is not possible, traffic goes too fast. How fast do electric bikes go? Mopeds ? What about the cost differences? Helmets required for... show more
    I have a car. I mean to use instead of a car for short trips. About 5 days a week I go play disc golf and its 2.7-2.8 miles each way. 5.5 miles round trip. A regular bike is not possible, traffic goes too fast. How fast do electric bikes go? Mopeds ? What about the cost differences? Helmets required for both? i weigh 180. 55 years old. Never drove a motorcycle. Worried about being able to learn.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • 2003 ninja 500 unattached tubes?

    I notice a couple of unattached tubes between and underneath the fuel tank and carburetor, what are those? breathers or something?
    I notice a couple of unattached tubes between and underneath the fuel tank and carburetor, what are those? breathers or something?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does anyone know a brand name or logo name of a skeleton riding a motorcycle with his tongue and eyes out?

    I'm looking for a logo of a skeleton riding a motorcycle and his eyes and tongue are popping out. Does anyone know the name of that image or a link where I can find that logo, I typically see it on the back of a motorcycle jacket or denim jacket.
    I'm looking for a logo of a skeleton riding a motorcycle and his eyes and tongue are popping out. Does anyone know the name of that image or a link where I can find that logo, I typically see it on the back of a motorcycle jacket or denim jacket.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • My 03 ninja 500 is having hard time starting in the morning even with the choker all the way down.?

    I recently bought a 03 ninja 500 with low miles, battery is new, the choker cable is moving, the guy said the carburetors were recently cleaned. Normally it should turn over even on cold weather. I keep cranking the bike until the battery dies with no luck and eventually I resort to jumping it with a car until it... show more
    I recently bought a 03 ninja 500 with low miles, battery is new, the choker cable is moving, the guy said the carburetors were recently cleaned. Normally it should turn over even on cold weather. I keep cranking the bike until the battery dies with no luck and eventually I resort to jumping it with a car until it does run. The bike runs good once it does but when I leave it off for several hours it does it again, the choker doesn't seem to help much. Any suggestions?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago