Can anyone recommend five flags motorbikes?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by TexasPaddler, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. TexasPaddler

    TexasPaddler Guest


  2. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    Wow, sweet bikes. I love the rack mount cruiser. I wonder if they are good quality?
     
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Bill, that tall fella from Pleasant Grove who brought me that really tall bike, (in this thread):

    http://www.motoredbikes.com/report.php?p=77660

    He called some company in Miami and this 5-flags before deciding to have me do it, to the best of my recollection, the sales rep at both places gave him false and/or bogus infomation on availability, not knowing he was researching the matter pretty thoroughly.

    He liked the bike however !! The quality "looks" good, but we all now know how misleading info causes more problems than solutions.

    Hopefully a 5-flags customer will join, and give us the scoop.

    But the "mis"information turned him off, because he knows how the industry is going to grow.
     
  4. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    I bought a MX-5 from them a few years ago. They shipped it pretty fast, service overall was OK.
     
  5. tweetyhack

    tweetyhack New Member

    TexasPaddler, did you ever order from them?? I'm checking out their stuff right now, doesn't look at all professional. Thanks.
     
  6. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    I bought a frame mount 50cc engine from them once. You know the engine that goes above the pedals. It was a really good engine. Never had any problems with it, and they replaced my chain when I accidently cut it too short. NO CHARGE. I do not know anything about the bike you are going to buy but my 50cc was awsome. I ended up selling the bike to one of those repeat offender guys with no license. Do not know what happended to it after that.
     
  7. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I bought the folding gas bike from 'em, & I've had quite a few problems, but I'm still not sending it back. The twist grip throttle came broken, prolly due to shipping. The replacement twist grip broke when I jumped over a curb. The kill switch they gave me didn't work. I bought $5 handle grips & already had a spare brake lever to turn into a thumb throttle lever. The tires suck. The seat squeaks when you pedal. The small mounting bolts fell out, so I had to get some better quality ones & loctite them. The gaskets leak. The gas tank leaks from the threads, but luckily my friend had a spare gas tank that was the same exact fit. I think the front sprocket shoulda been bigger, like 44t instead of 36t. The cruiser has multiple gears, but I don't like derailers.

    Most of these problems are related to other Chinese engines & products. I feel like I prolly woulda had to fix/mod these specific parts anyway if I got a Happy Time kit. But it's gettin' there. For starting out at $500, having the dual freewheels & the handle/mounting plate for the engine are pretty crucial to me. I couldn't imagine a motored bike build without these two things now. The handle makes it soo easy to pick the rear of the bike up & carry it upstairs. Oh yea, the full suspension & rack mount are pretty nice, too. I'd give it a C+ or B- overall.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008
  8. sooner

    sooner New Member

    This report might help

    Report: Five Flags Motorbikes
    3/17/2007


    Now, The Rest Of The Story: ... "THESE BIKES WERE NOT INTENDED FOR STREET USE"
    Seller's reply


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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008
  9. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    No doubt the customer service is poor. The owner called me a SOB just for me trying to say something; I was trying to make sure he understood what I was saying to him.

    Even with the problems, I still love the bike. It could be better, but I knew what I was getting into for $500. Plus, I'm pretty much getting to build it myself, but I know everything bolts up & fits exactly as is. Personally, I believe I got my money's worth.
     
  10. tweetyhack

    tweetyhack New Member

    Thanks, sooner...I actually read that, hard to judge the he-said he-said stuff. I figure at least he posted and defended himself. When I said doesn't look professional, I meant their web site. Pay someone the clean it up and have it look presentable :) That kind of stuff really scares me away. Even the hackers who put up fake web fronts know better, actually they make it REALLY nice, can't trust that either :).

    Thanks sparky. Guess the guy really doesn't care for repeat business. I'll look elsewhere.
     
  11. 5 Flags reply

    5 yrs. ago I bought a replica Whizzer (they called it "Cruzzer", and were later forced by Whizzer to change name) from them. It was delivered by truck. It had been turned upside down, oil drained thru carb ruining air filter. Gas cap was crushed, gas tank was crushed, chain guard bent, speedometer broken, right side crankcase cover badly gouged by front wheel axle, rear wheel bent.rear fender braces bent. I called them and was referred to co. that supplied them to 5 Flags. They immediately sent new parts, but I had to pack and pay postage to ship damaged parts back to them. A lot of work to put together, but it still runs like a dream. JW
     
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