Has anyone imported an engine to Canada?

Discussion in 'Dealer Reviews' started by Stratocaster, May 8, 2007.

  1. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

    Before I get too excited about all this, I guess I'd better find out if there are any border hassles in buying an engine.

    If I got one from eBay, or anyone else - is there any problem getting an engine shipped to Canada?

    Thanks.
     

  2. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    Masterblaster runs bartertown :shock:

    No I do not know of any problems import to canada? I do not see why there would be a problem places sell them in canada. However you might need to pay duty to get it in :grin:

    However I am not a expert on motors being imported/exported but I suspect it would not be a problem. If in doubt call customs :) at least that is what I would do.
     
  3. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

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    Guys, I don't know what you're talking about. Bartertown? Master blaster? Is this a Canadian vendor of engines?
     
  4. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    It was a reference to Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Movie with Tina Turner and Mel Gibson :)

    There is a vendor for the engine however in Canada that is called Thunder Bay? I think that is what it is.
     
  5. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

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    Okay then - can anybody hook me up with a Canadian vendor of these engines?
     
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    try this guy
    http://www.skyhawkcanada.com/ 8)
    dont know if he's still in business but his site is still there

    this ebay # 270118665565 is a canadian vendor (burnaby bc)
    copy n paste # into ebay box at top of page
     
  7. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

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    Those Skyhawk guys appear to be out of business - nuts. Invalid email, disconnected phone.

    I guess I'll try the BC guy. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    hi, strato'...i got rid of the duplicate topic. too much clutter.

    anyway, homosassa viking (the dude further down on that ebay page) is an MBc member, he seems happy with the product. why don't you hunt him down if you'd like more info?

    IMO-the kit looks to be a pretty good collection of components 8)
     
  10. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

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    I put the additional post so more people might see it...

    I really want to know the brand of his kit, because it makes the most sense for me to get, in cost and hassle.
     
  11. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    "branding" is mostly irelevant, as discussed a bit earlier...it's combination of kit and seller...from what i've seen here, i'm pretty sure you'd do all right with that BC guy & his kit.

    (no more views result from a duplicate posting. matter of fact, it detracts from this one, where the matter is already well in hand)
     
  12. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Guest

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    Branding irrelevant? In another thread I asked, all these guys said I want a Dax motor. I went to the site, and the Dax guy said his motor has bigger cooling fins, and real steel motor mounts and some other stuff.

    How do I tell if a kit is any good? I just want solid, reliable components.
     
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    final time (from me anyway)

    sellers are not makers or manfacturers. dax is a seller, kings is a seller, those other guys are sellers. the engines are "made" in various factories in china.

    the brand? i dunno..."chinese super bicycle happy time" maybe?

    the kit looks very good in comparison to the market, i'd go with it. of course, as an owner of an engine kit i bought from dax (made in & imported from china) i have no problem recommending them if you choose to deal with getting it to canada.
     
  14. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    "chinese super bicycle happy time" Thats just too much so much so its going in my Sig :)

    Demented I know but funny :evil:
     
  15. Stratocaster

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    Ok, they're sellers.

    Can you tell me what distinguishes this kit as better? I have no idea. What parts are better?
     
  16. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    As far as I know the sellers are different by means of their support IE: asploded engine warranty etc. Or can you get help from them?

    But from what I understand all the engines are identical just different sellers.
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just buy one from dax and have him wrap your "super bicycle happy time" up in a brown wrapper and when he sends it tell him to fill out the customs form as "model engine parts".

    I have two from dax and the casting is clearly different on both kits.

    super bicycle happy time....yer killin' me augi! :lol:
     
  18. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    That would be awesome to see the wrapper and the customs face on "super bicycle happy time"

    How is the casting different if you do not mind me asking?
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Slightly different size/shaping of the fins and they definitely were not cast from the same casting mold. (differing casting marks).

    I'm guessing the super bicycle happy time engines come from many several factories around China as do many things Chinese.
     
  20. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    The super bicycle happy time are multifaceted fun machines then. I would assume they have mostly the same torque/hp?

    Not that it really matters as I will be getting one of the 70cc from Dax
     
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