Can I ride my 50cc PGO PMX 50 for a 200Km trip without damaging it?

by Julian
(New Zealand)

Want to drive to the next town which is 200 km away. I know it will be slow but it will be fun. Will having the engine at constant RPM damage it in anyway? I'd do this all the time if I knew my bike could withstand it!

Thank you!

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Jun 05, 2014
200km - No Worries! NEW
by: Iain

One of the things that sold me on buying my PMX50 (Known as 'Gypsy' here in Australia) over 8 years ago now, was the story of the lady who took hers around Australia. So I think 200km should be quite within it's range. Admittedly I have never driven mine more than the 30km from my home to Brisbane CBD.
Heres the story of the round Australia trip:

May 28, 2014
I use mine as a daily driver NEW
by: Anonymous

I recently purchased a tao tao 50 and it has surpassed my expectations of owning a "moped". Its a 2014 I weight 180lbs and it does 48-50 all day. I live in Detroit Michigan and I drove to my mother's in Cadillac about 211 miles 3 times already. The thing hasn't skipped a beat.I drive it to and from work 22 miles each way every day. Runs like it did when I got it. Yeah they are small motors, but they are motors and made to drive. :) Mapping out a route to go see family in New York this summer.

Jun 01, 2012
Yes you can! NEW
by: mike

I weigh 216lbs my wife is 170lbs and the two of us rode 40 miles each way last Sunday on our Jonway 50cc Primo.

My advice - for what its worth - is to ignore the speedo and think of it as a bicycle that you don't have to pedal!

People who are used to driving or riding bigger bikes tend to be disappointed with a 50 and obsess about it doing 35 or 40 instead of being happy with 30 which let's face it is a mile in two minutes, that's not so bad is it? You'd have to be well fit to manage that for long on even a racing bicycle.

Instead adjust to the pace, notice all the little details that are a blur on faster vehicles, relax, look around, smell the roses. Not much more than century ago you'd have been the fastest thing on the road. It's all in the mind!

Mar 07, 2011
200Km trip
by: Marshall

I have ridden my 50cc Genuine Roughhouse 100 miles one way which is about 24 miles short of your goal without any problems. Just try to vary your speed so you are not running wide open the whole way.

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