The Goped Sport is nearly identical to the first scooter that rolled out of Patmont Motor Werks. It's extremely simplistic design and economy engine keep things simple. Nothing fancy is an under-statement.
- Motor: Zenoah G2D-58 or Zenoah G23LH or Chung Yang GPL290
- Oil Mixture Ratio: 25:1
- Top Speed: 20 mph
- Range: 10 miles with stock 1 liter gas tank - 15 miles with upgraded 1.5 liter gas tank
- Clutch: none
- Transmission: Spindle drive
- Brakes: Front wheel caliper brakes and rear engine compresion
- Wheels: Plastic
- Tires: 6" hard tires
- Handlebars: Welded T-bar
- Forks: dual steel
- Folding: Goped slide folding
- Deck: wood
- Frame: 4130 Chromyl
- Frame Protection: none
- Dry Weight: 20 lbs.
The Sport's use is generally limited to on-road conditions. It performs incredibly poorly in rocks and is unable to operate in sandy or wet conditions with a stock spindle. But if you upgrade to a black magic spindle, you can ride in wet conditions & you can ride on compact dirt. In smooth road conditions, the small size and light weight of this scooter cannot be beat.
The primary braking system of the sport is the front caliper brake, the engines compression can also be utilized as a brake of sorts more suited to keeping the scooter at a safe speeds going down hills. The front brake is operated via a hand lever on the left side of the handlebars. The rear compression can also be used by pressing the kill switch to slow the scooter slightly. Although the stopping power of the wheel caliper brake is limited, it is ample for the speed that this scooter can attain.
A simple one or two finger trigger on right side of the handlebars.
Must frequently adjust rear axle to keep proper pressure from tire onto spindle.
You'll never have to replace:Edit
If you have the version of this scooter which came with the Zenoah G23LH engine, you most likely will never need to replace it.
You will eventually need to replace: Edit
The hard rubber tires of this scooter will eventually wear out. They are cheap and easy to replace. The spindle will over time also wear and may need to be replaced. Also, the ignition coil may eventually go bad over time. The weld where the goose neck connects to the handle bar pole WILL break eventually. You should upgrade to a heavy duty frame after a few years, BEFORE it breaks. The gas tank studs will eventually break, buy spare gas tank studs.
You should immediately replaceEdit
The stock spindle can wear out quicker than desired. The knurled steel spindle does not perform well in wet weather. Some recommend to upgrade to a black magic spindle.
See Also Edit
- Goped Item Listing: http://www.goped.com/products/sport/default.asp