California Kid

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Bocifus, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Bocifus

    Bocifus New Member


    I had attempted to purchase a motor from BGF on ebay, but was denied, after paying, due to living in California and the CARB regs. Now paypal has my money tied up and I guess I'll have to enjoy this hobby from the sidelines. My main purpose was to buy the kit and have fun assembling the sucker, tweaking the motor and enjoying the rides afterward. Guess California politicians think I'd be leaving a cloud of smoke everywhere I went. Anybody know of an approved bike (gas) motor for a California resident? Sounds like a blast getting a motor and building a rat bike. My bike is an old Schwinn Panther, 2 speed, found at a yard sale for $10. Only thing missing was the gooseneck bolt. I've since changed the handlebars along with the rims and tires. Went to more of a beach cruiser look and feel. The older gentleman I purchased the bike from, said it was his, when he was a kid. Said he and his sister had good times riding it from their house into town to get candy. Bike is in very nice shape, I kept all the parts in order to restore it if I ever want to sell or trade it. Would have been a cool motorized bike, would have.


    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Casey, welcome to Motoredbikes! I read here of people getting these engines in Ca. on this site somewhere. Hang in there. If someone doesn't give you an answer- do a post about how to get one in Cal.
  3. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Yea what the heck

    Do those dumb ***'s think all these Range Rovers are doing ???
  4. edrock

    edrock New Member

    Buy a 4stroke. I got mine from . Shipped to my door in a week, no problems.
  5. Bocifus

    Bocifus New Member


    How do you like the 4 stroke? Do you have a 2 stroke to compare against? If so, can you elaborate on the two? Thanks for the info, I will check them out.

  6. edrock

    edrock New Member

    I love it! It's super quiet, (if you get the belt drive, im sure it will be even quieter), runs great, and can be filled up at the gas station.

    I don't have a 2 stroke to compare it to.
  7. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Any 4 stroke

    You get is better than a H/T !!!!
    Iam not against 2 strokes ( love them )
    But there are C.A.R.B. complient one's out there that are great.
    Like Tanaka's, mitsu's etc..
    IMO the China H/T is just a money pit !!!
  8. rockvoice

    rockvoice Member

    there's plenty that will ship to Cali, and ive bought from BGF before (his stuffs **** anyway) I use Bikeberry now. where in Cali are you. some places here that say they wont ship but you can go in and buy over the counter in Los Angeles area
  9. Bocifus

    Bocifus New Member


    I work in Los Angeles, and live near Glendale/Burbank. Can you recommend a place or places to buy over the counter in or near L.A.?
    Thanks for the info.

  10. rockvoice

    rockvoice Member

    I will send you the info via PM
  11. Bocifus

    Bocifus New Member

    Got it...