First Motor?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by twitch0601, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. twitch0601

    twitch0601 New Member

    I am looking to buy my first motor. i am very mechanically inclined and i know what im doing i just dont like buying much from the internet. you never get what it seems. Anyways i think ive narrowed my search down to this one here.

    http://www.gasbike.net/product_3186_detailed.html

    The things im wondering is.

    1. Is this going to be a good motor to start with?
    2. Is the site a good place to buy from (cutomer service, Parts, ect.)
    3. Is there a better motor kit out there to get than this?


    Mainly what im asking is if you were going to buy a motor kits like this one right now, what one would you buy? I just want to know if im getting good quality stuff? i understand i have to break it in and do things to make it last. i just dont want it going out for some reason and if it does. i want to get parts and not have any probs.


    Thanks for helping. I know there are site reviews and motor reviews, but to actually have a motor, site, and a price at once is easier to determine what to do. Just trying to figure out what you would do.

    Thank you.
     

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    As far as buying off the internet..I have no problem with it. I have for many years, in fact sometimes the internet is the only place to acquire certain items.
    Now for that engine or ANY other Chinese engine...it will be a **** shot. I like myself have had basically had no problems with engines I bought off of the internet specifically all of which came from Fleabay. (minor problems, bad magneto, with 1 of 6), that's a good record. Heck, I sell parts for these HT's, and that is internet buying. Do a search on the company both here and Google. With these Chinese engines you get what you pay for. Considering ALL my bikes were under $300.00 (new frame) to as low as under $200.00 (used bike), you can't go wrong. All these engines are Chinese made, the cheapest out there. So weather you spend $300.00 for a engine or $170.00 you get basically the same engine. Just about all support is nonexistent (with few exceptions). One thing that I've found out (after my first engine..the one I had a problem with), that these engines are NOT out of the box ready to install. I feel that some to major modifications are needed. Reading your experience I don't think you will have a problem.
    Here is a paper I wrote up, many members find it a good read.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GcesQihc7-mm3hJGf7UPiqOaRXZ8ekUT99QUZq2qXXE/edit

     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  3. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

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  4. bob haynes

    bob haynes Member

    first motor

    I bought my first motor from "gasbikes" also bought alot of parts from them all in all I was somewhat satisfied did not use all the parts that came with the kit got rid of rag joint and upgraded to alum sprocket upgraded to a heavy duty chain even though they claimed their chain was HD everyone seems to sell kits for about the same price so I don't know if it makes much difference maybe find a dealer in your state that you can work with
     
  5. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

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