raw motors?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts & Tools' started by jasonpadilla, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. jasonpadilla

    jasonpadilla New Member

    Has anyone heard if those raw motors? I aS wondering if they are like the pk motor or more like the grunge motor?

  2. hurricane

    hurricane Member

    there is also a plugin for your ipod to connect. makes riding these bearable :)
  3. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Member

    RawMotorsUSA is actually no longer producing from what I've been able to gather, although they are still being sold from stocked warehouses. I haven't seen a single one with a catalytic exhaust or EPA carburator, so I gather they aren't made in China. (Before you slander this, I wouldn't put it past the Red Army to put USA in a business/mfg name to get more sales to the US.) But as they're no longer in operations, it's not like we can just call em up and find out!

    ::::: EDIT:::::

    As far as the iPod adapter is concerned, I've never heard of that before, but it wouldn't be hard to do. Just go use resistors and get the voltage to under 5V, slice in a USB power line and toss some switches in a box. After some black tape, an empty pack of cigarettes and some spray paint you'd have a working control box and your iPod/MP3 player always charged.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  4. BiMoPed

    BiMoPed Banned

    Huh?? they are made in China probably by flying horse factory
    Why don't you call Roger and ask him?

    Contact Us
    RAW Motors

    3838 Raymert Streeet # 10

    Las Vegas, NV 89121



  5. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Member

    Wow, dunno how long they've been back up - the old website was RawMotorsUSA.com. The site removed all products, and then RAW retailers started jacking up the prices on 50cc RAWs, and when those sold out, they were out of stock "indefinitely", and did blowout prices on the 80cc RAWs. Granted that was some time ago, but it's good to see them back in the game. They open in about 2 hours, so I'll do the footwork and give them a call, find out for sure.

    EDIT : Wow. I totally forgot today was Saturday. I'll have to give them a call Monday.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  6. OOC-MB1

    OOC-MB1 New Member

    Just ordered my 2-stroke from Rawmotors.com last Sunday and it arrived on Wednesday. Pretty quick shipping. Opened the box and everything is there...complete. took it out of the box this evening when i came back from a trip and everything is fine even though i gotta check my clutch on the engine as it seems loose and just swaying around.

    Oh...and I'm in California and he was able to send it to me which most of the vendors won't.
  7. thine82

    thine82 Member

    just ordered mine hope they last....
  8. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Member

    Raw Motors

    I talked to the guy out at RawMotors.com and got the lowdown (like a month ago >_<) and found out that Raw motors are china built like all the others, but they no longer only do wholesale - they're now selling at a retail level.

    They're great motors, and a pretty good price too.
  9. rob johnson

    rob johnson Member

    You get what you pay for. The place you want to be is on a skyhawk.
  10. thine82

    thine82 Member

    i put mine on and it is ok but really crappy kit for some of the stuff.. the first day i put on the throttle lever the plastic thing that holds it still , broke. it is made out of plastic so i just used a self tapping screw to hold it in place. the kit comes with the you gotta drill in your frame to mount the motor .. that thing sucks so i just bolted it on wityh the bolts it came with but only have like three threads into the motor.. looking to buy longer threaded bolts.. and the clutch plate was stuck on the inside. they should really lube that stuff just a little bit so it dont stick. i like it and it is fast so far but who knows and i will be calling them about the junk parts on it. i wanted the universal bracket mount for the bike. i will fabricate one some how but when i bought my silver skyhawk from bikeberry,com ...... needles to say that thing had all the parts but cheap bolts on it. oh yeah and no muffler mount bracket in the kit from raw motors.. so i gotta buy some metal and make one of those after i make my custom poo poo pipe with a wetlockz exhaust box ..
  11. Hiigel

    Hiigel New Member

    Raw Motors

    Had dealings with this company???

    I thought I'd save a few bucks on this motor since my Grubee quit.

    I ordered a motor from them last Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2011 and here I sit without; they do not answer their phone nor do they respond to e-mail imnquiries about where my motor is. They ship Fedex, and they have no clue. I tried USPS and UPS just in case, and no luck.

    If anyone is in Las Vegas or have had dealings with Raw Motors, a response would be appreciated. I have just been tested for a growth on my lung, and it looks like cancer. I need this motor for some freedom from my little **** here, and it takes my mind off at least some of my problems.

    An e-mail with any info would be a very kind act. Thanks in advance.


    The address is below.

    3838 Raymert Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
  12. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    I just googlemapped that addy.
    At least it's a real location. "Desert Inn Executive Suites."

    Good luck with your order. It's sad that you have to deal with this headache, especially considering that their engines seem to be the better quality ones available these days.
  13. Hiigel

    Hiigel New Member

    Thanks. I Googled it to, but it looks like a parking garage.

    I am so screwed not. Riding my bike is therapudic for me. I don't have much else.

    Thanks for your efforts, and if you should hear anything else, please let me know.

    Thanks again,



  14. Cycloptishred

    Cycloptishred New Member

    I have a raw kit. The instructions are ****, the wire connections are ****, The magneto shorted out, dont even get me started on the chain tensioner and it takes alot of modifications to make one reliable enough to take to work. But I did it and I'm pretty happy. One thing I dont like is that the instructions mention very little about the drilling for the throttle. I skipped that step and now I have to pull the throttle cable by hand.