Friction Drive Engines: The Easiest Motors You’ll Ride

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Friction drive bicycle engine kits are the easiest engine kits to run and install. Unlike standard “dry clutch” bike engines that mount in the center of your bike and into the wheel, “friction drive” engines simply mount over your rear tire and start as soon as you pull the pull-start rope. People choose friction drive … Read more

Troubleshooting Your Motor: Why Won’t My Motor Start? pt. 2

Troubleshooting Your Motor: I’m Not Getting a Spark! If pedaling your bike works then your clutch should be in good condition. But why can’t you still get your motor started? It more than likely has to do with your electrical components: your CDI and your Magneto. In order for your motor to start it needs … Read more

What Should You Be Checking on Your Engine Kit?

Engine Check-Up If you’re a rider you know that engines won’t last if you don’t take care of them. Because these aren’t car or motorcycle engines, however, there’s no manual out there on what to check before, during, and after your rides to make your motor last. There’s nothing worse than no information, but we’re … Read more

CNS Carburetor Tuning Guide

Who doesn’t love flying down the road on a motorized bike- the wind in your hair, the rush of adrenaline as your pull on the throttle… Nothing gets your there better than using a CNS High Performance Carburetor! However, those carburetors are set up differently than any other bike engine kit carburetor on the market. … Read more

Electric Bikes: What to Know Before You Ride

Types of Electric Bikes/Motors: There are two types of electric bikes on the market today: bikes with electric hub motors and bikes with crank assisted motors. Electric hub motors consist of a motor within a bicycle wheel that is controlled by either a thumb activated throttle or a twist throttle (like a moped). This style … Read more

What’s the Difference Between 2-Strokes and 4-Strokes?

Bike engine kits come in a variety of displacements (or “cc’s” as they’re commonly known) and with a wide range of mounting options. However, on the market are only two styles of engines: 2-strokes and 4-strokes. We’ve all heard the advantages and disadvantages to each, but have you ever wondered how it all works? Let’s … Read more