Helio Motorized Bicycles, Kyle Craw, Santa Cruz CA

Discussion in 'Dealer Reviews' started by Max-M, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    Does anybody know anything about Helio Motorized Bicycles and/or Kyle Craw? He apparently moved his operation recently: from Temecula, CA to Santa Cruz, CA.

    I like some gas tanks that he has, but a Google search turned up some very caution-inducing stuff about Helio/Kyle Craw, particularly on RipoffReport.com (screenshot attached).

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. Arlene1991

    Arlene1991 New Member

    Hey Max:

    Check out http://tinyurl.com/heliohell

    The latest development with this guy Kyle Craw is that he recently left his wife Rebecca, who is very ill with cystic fibrosis. What a sweet guy...

  3. Arlene1991

    Arlene1991 New Member

  4. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member


    Hey Max, I've dealt with Kyle a couple of times and he always came through for me. As far as I can tell, Arlene1991 has been a member of this forum since July, 2011 with a total of seven (7) posts. EVERY ONE of them were to bad mouth Kyle. I'm not saying she doesn't have a ligit beef, I'm sure she thinks so anyway. But to join a forum for the sole purpose of beating up a vender sounds a little like some kind of vendetta to me. also, I'm pretty sure the Aug, 2011 report you saw came from Arlene. I guess you are allowed to join a forum for any reason you want, but she HAS NOT asked even one question or offered one sulution to this forum that pertains to Motorized Bicycles. And then to denigrate him in his personal life I think is going too far. Heck, I separated from my wife of 13 years after she put on a little weight. Was that the reason? NO, But I'm sure Arlene would think so. WE don't know for sure why Kyle separated from his wife or even that he did. Kyles personal life has NOTHING to do with his business
    Kyle is probably as good as most venders. No one can please everybody, everytime. Some are better than others. But, If ya want to beat up on a vender, BoyGoFast is a good one to start with.:jester:
    Shiney Side Up,
    Big Red.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  5. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    Yeah, I agree with you Red. This forum isn't the place for non-MB personal squabbles.

    It may not matter anyway as far as Helio goes, though. Kyle Craw doesn't answer my emails, and his "new" phone number in Santa Cruz doesn't seem to be active. Looks like another one bites the dust...
  6. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member


    Thats too bad Max. Arlene was kinda right in a small way, Kyle was or is going through some changes. Our only concern though is the business part of his life, All the other BS is his concern.
    I've seen all the tanks Kyle carries on e-bay. I always thought his prices were a little high anyway, but he was local(for me,) and carried a few things I couldn't find elswhere. But like I said, Other people carry the oversize and plastic tanks. Good luck in your search.
    Shiney Side Up,
    Big Red.
    Heres a 1/2 gal. chrome one at BoyGo Fast.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  7. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

  8. Sgt. Howard

    Sgt. Howard Member

    I seperated from my second wife BECAUSE she gained weight... for nine months... then gave birth to somebody else's kid. Judge punished me for being so narrow minded....:jester:
  9. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member


    Sounds like the judge might have been a friend of Arlene.:jester:
  10. AudioLE

    AudioLE New Member

    Pertaining to Kyle and Helio bikes. I purchased my first kit from him in Temecula. It was a black Raw motor 66/80cc.

    I was wondering what version/model of a Raw it was. I bought it about May-June of 2011. I just want to know so if I need to get replacement parts I can find out perfect fitments.

    It had the little silver plate with the red RAW, with the lightning bolt in it on the left side by the clutch arm cover.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Or if you know of a way to find out what exactly I have by markings or bolt differences
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  11. buffalotrip

    buffalotrip New Member

    kyle craw at helio bikes stole $ 2200 from me

    Anybody know where i can find him ?
  12. buffalotrip

    buffalotrip New Member

    I paid to Kyle Craw $ 2200 for a motorixed bike and got nothing, it was all the money i had and still have nothing in the bank. I wss newly divorced and wanted to give my 16 son one decent thing since things went South. Well me and my son got nothing. Still i email and get nothing that is alot of money to me. I would be willkng to go to jail to get even its just to blatant a robery. Id rathrr be held up st gun point by a desperate soul.
  13. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I don't know this KC or done biz with Kyle, but I know how hard it is to be married and try to make a go of something alone very well.

    Everything is very fragile, and other than a natural disaster, a vindictive wife has the potential with social media to be just as devastating by running them out of business.

    I'm going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt and these new account 'slander him only' accounts are nothing more than that, a case of slander he can get even with in court.
  14. buffalotrip

    buffalotrip New Member

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