Wheelman 50cc Gas Skateboard in Black
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- he new Wheelman has a 50cc 2-stroke engine which takes a mix of gas and oil just like a weed whacker. It holds one liter of fuel and will give you a run time of over one hour or 30 miles and speeds up to 25 MPH.
- Max speed: 25 MPH Engine: 50cc 2-stroke (EPA Approved) Engine Power: 2 HP
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WM-01_Black Features: -Wheelman 50cc Gas Skateboard. -Color: Black. -Mounted engine and frame vehicle, supported at each end by a spokeless wheel. -50cc 2-stroke engine which takes a mix of gas and oil just like a weed whacker. -Using body movement to steer and at low speed. -Speed is controlled by a cable type controller held in your hand, the more you squeeze, the more fun you have. -To slow down, simply let off of the throttle for a slow smooth deceleration. -To stop quickly, simply pull the brake lever on the hand held control. -Footing: Regular or goofy. -Transmission: Centrifugal clutch with chain drive. -Frame: Stainless steel. -Assembly required. -Warranty: 30 day parts replacement. Specifications: -Max speed: 25 mph. -Engine: 50cc 2-stroke (EPA approved). -Engine power: 2 HP. -Carburetor: 0.63''. -Wheels: 10'' rim 14'' overall. -Fuel mixture: 32:1. -Gas tank: 1 liter (1/4 gallon). -Max grade: 15 degrees. -Max load: 200 lbs. -Net weight: 57 lbs. -Gross weight: 62 lbs.
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Getting started is a little tricky. I found that I had to gas it all the way to get moving. This thing doesn't have a lot of low end torque, so getting going with a 200lbs man on it was difficult. Once going I could get to a top speed of about 25MPH. I have not yet added the better carburetor or muffler. Maybe that will help.
Steering was a little counter-intuitive. Its not like a skateboard, more like a snowboard where your leading foot does a lot of the work while your trailing foot maintains balance. I learned to always keep my knees slightly bend and springy.
I found the brake to be useless. the front wheel has enough friction in the hub to immediately slow you down if you are not actively pushing the gas. when I did hit the brake the wheelman slowed so fast that I was unable to maintain my balance, soI fell and broke my elbow.
All in all, this thing is so cool. everyone stops and asks me about it. It's not for kids. I would say 14 or 15 and up. For adults getting on this, don't expect to be rocketing off through the streets of your town, though 25MPH seems VERY fast when you are on this thing. And above all, wear a helmet! I even suggest knee and elbow pads until you have gotten used to it.
You should take it apart every once and a while and tighten up the rollers that allow the wheels to "float" or take it to your local motorcycle/pocket bike shop and have them do a tune up.
It will take a day or two of wipe outs to learn but after that its awesome! (This coming from someone who does not surf, skate board, or snow board) the learning curve is much better if you do any of those things.
Where a helmet and have fun, its an awesome product.