Ebay Lifan Engine 1.5 HP OHV 35cc Mini 4-Stroke #LF139F BINP $149

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by darwin, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member


  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    For folks who hate paypal BNE has these same price on their site and in red.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
  3. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    You can find a larger 4 stroke engine, gently used, many times for 1/3 of that price. I got my 98cc Lifan flathead for $50.
     
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Does your engine weigh 8 lbs?
     
  5. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    The majority of states here in America require 50 cc or less to be street legal but not all them do. If being street legal is important to you then you pay what you have to. A ticket for operating an improper vehicle on the public road ways might cost you more than a legal engine.

    Granted many states won't bother you as long as you obey the traffic laws but not states are like that. But if you should break a traffic law and a cop sees you, it'll be just one more thing they can add to a ticket. Many cops aren't as stupid as people want to believe they are. Then there's accidents especially if it was your fault. My brother and X-brother-in-law both have been charged with operating an improper vehicle on the public road ways. For this reason I build legal bikes for my personal use.
     
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  6. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    If legality is a concern, don't spend $150 just for an engine. Get a 2 stroke kit for $135-150, or get a 4 stroke kit for $400. Spending $150 on an engine alone, even for legal reasons, is not economical whatsoever.
     
  7. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Japanese 4 strokes engines alone can be $400. HauSheng 49 cc engine will cost $150. It seems 49 cc 4 strokes are jacked up in price because dealers know the legal requirements for mopeds. As a result we suffer for it.
     
  8. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    You jokers knock it off

    Darwin was simply showing a link to an engine for sale, he did not suggest anyone buy it, if someone wants to spend their money, it's their money.If someone wants to read about bike laws there is a section for that, you jokers PLEASE knock off the contention about s.h.i.t. that don't concern you.
     
  9. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    First of all I haven't said anything bad about Darwin. Butterbean asked a simple question and I gave a simple answer. I even pointed out the price is in line or lower than other 4 strokes. I also stated my opinion as to why I believe 49 cc or less 4 strokes are higher than a lot of larger 4 stroke engines. The intent wasn't to turn the tread into a legal discussion but rather answer a question and respond to a statement.

    Our forum is here for open discussion so that discoveries can be made. Just like we have guidelines for being in the proper section; we also have etiquette guidelines as well. By the way I've personally spent way beyond $400 on my bike. I'm totally in agreement with you on that part it is your money spend it on what you want to.
     
  10. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    That's the prob with internet text, we can't tell inflection, we need some new fonts.I didn't want to name who was what; but Bean "seemed" contentious, and LR "seemed" to bring law into it where it didn't "seem" warranted.I understand this is an open forum, but it "seems" silly to go on about something none of us is using/posses.Unless you've bought/posses/buying it was just a link, the proper response is none or "thanks".
     
  11. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    I personally feel I answered two legitimate questions here.

    Why would someone spend more for a smaller engine than a larger engine?
    Legal reasons.

    Why are smaller engines higher in price than some larger engines?
    Manufacture's know legal requirements for mopeds.

    The intent was focus on why the cost is what it is; rather than the reason behind it. And why people are willing to spend more for it.

    Put simply what a manufacturer is selling you is smallness, weight reduction and in our case legality. For this you are being charged more.
     
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  12. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    New R/S 35cc 4 stroke $439, Honda gx35cc $250. We don't have a lot of choices in the 30 to 50 cc 4 stroke category to buy. Lifan makes a bullit proof 70cc clone for the Honda ct70 trail bike, going off of that this motor should be good to go. $150 isn't a bad price for a new motor in my book, tank and clutch included.
     
  13. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    You're so right Darwin these manufacturer could easily sell 49 cc 4 strokes engines as cheap as some of their larger ones. This is simply where less coupled with legality will cost you more.
     
  14. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    Though I could be wrong, I thought it was because after a certain point the size/weight/metal won't fit in the implement they were designed for.The RS-EH035 literally has no metal left to bore it to a bigger size.If you look at the RC version of an RS-EH035 (fuji) it is $600 to $800, has no shroud/clutch.
     
  15. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Grinningremlin I've seen a 14 cc 4 stroke engine used in remote control cars and planes cost almost $300. Prime example of what I mean by less costing you more.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
  16. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    But that has nothing to do with "law-legality-litigiousness" of motorized bikes.It's harder to make a small gas engine than a big one, and there is more chance for a scrapper because of the size of the metal wall, the more efficient the engine the higher the cost; so it's all how you look at it, just because the stock metal of a 35cc 4stroke doesn't consist of the same amount of stock metal of a larger engine doesn't mean you're getting less, you're getting precise machining at a tiny size.Weight doesn't equal cost, work equals cost (at least to me).Take the GEBE, it weighs less than most any other MAB kit, stock kit is lighter/simpler/less parts than most MAB's, and I'd say you get MORE than most MAB's with it.I don't know if that's a good explanation.
     
  17. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    www.bicycle-engines.com complete 49cc 4 stroke kit for $369 plus shipping. Legal and more economical than paying $150 for an engine without all the other parts you're going to need. I got my engine for $50, but my bike cost a total of about $800, not being a kit. If I had needed to be legal or economical, I'd have bought the 49cc kit. A non-kit engine is going to require a lot of parts that individually are very expensive.
     
  18. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    Has anyone purchased one of these Lifan 35cc engines from Brand New Engines to write a review?
    I'm curious how it runs & sounds. I may need to motorize '2High' my Tall Bike & think a low powered quiet 4-smoker would be the hot setup & for $149 a good deal.
    Please advise
    -Lowracer-
     
  19. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    There is a review online about this engine that I read & it wa svery informative.
    Summary: Quality control was poor & the engine had issues.
    I'm out
    -Low-
     
  20. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

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