By Dominik Hussl
The 49cc motor bicycle engine kit from most manufactures are an easy, inexpensive way to turn your bicycle into a fun mode of transportation. EPA-approved, it allows you to increase the range you can cover on a bike. A motorized bicycle provides an economical way to get around, to offset fuel costs of getting to work, and solves the age-old problem of families or seniors that like to go on bike rides togethernow the slowest member will easily be able to keep up! It is also an ideal way to tour scenic areas while leaving less of a carbon footprint.
You can pedal your bike as far as you can go, then shift to using the 49cc motor bicycle engine to go even farther or for the ride home. Depending on the size of the rider and your style of riding you should be able to travel up to 150 miles on one tank (1 gallon) of gas. Though the gas engine is water-proof, the electrical components in the motor are not. You can waterproof them for light rain, but it is recommended that you not ride in downpours (as if youd want to!).
There are a multitude of engines as far as shape and size go, and it is often necessary to make modifications to the bicycle in order to mount the motor on your bicycle. We recommend that contact the seller of any kit to determine what bicycles work best with our motor.
A 49 cc motor bicycle engine kit should contain the following parts: 49cc 2 stroke bicycle engine, one 1-gallon gas tank, electronic ignition, rear wheel sprocket assembly, clutch assembly, exhaust system and a drive chain. Once youve made any necessary modifications made to your bicycle, it is relatively easy to install the motor if you have at least a little mechanical ability. Most people find it only takes approximately three hours.
Once you have installed the 49cc motor bicycle engine on your bike, you will have a motorized bicycle that can travel up to 15 miles per hour with a range of approximately 150 miles on a tankful (one gallon) of gas. One of the best features of this sweet engine is that it does not require a battery. This motor uses the initial peddling provided by the rider to start the engine, allowing for a lighter, more efficient bike with no messy battery to deal with. You simply peddle as usual, and when ready to motor, just release the clutch to start the bicycle engine. Voil, you can motor your bike without effort for up to 150 miles on a full tank, which is one gallon, of gas.
Generally a 49cc motor bicycle engine kit includes a limited 6 month warranty as well as easy to follow illustrated installation instructions compiled by the manufacturer. You can download the instructions in a PDF file so you can have them handy as you are working on your bike. Before you know it, youll be tooling around on your motorized bike while saving beau coups of money and the environment, too!
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