To make a company or not to make a company

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by mkuzen, May 22, 2016.

  1. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    Hey there people of the internet I have a question to ask. I am ready to build a motorized bike but my problem is that I have to earn some money so I can build one. Due to the fact I have no support from parents (i'm 16). I thought it would be great if I make a business out of it and just built and sell bikes so I can earn myself enough money to build my own for myself. As I estimated I would be asking for 995 dollars per bike because I am going to sell it with a 4 stroke engine, a boost bottle, and wheels dedicated for motorized bikes. What I can also offer is to build a bike upon your preference and request and give you an estimation of how much it would cost to build and how much time it would take to build.
     

  2. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Start small chepo motor on cheap bike cost me $70 for bikes $130 for the motor kit then I sell for $350 sell a couple and then the money you make gets you the next one
     
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  3. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Did that for about 10 bikes and a few times I bought a "no good motorbike"for 100$ and fixed it for about another 20-30$ and was able to sell them for 300$

    170$ profit on a 300$ bicycle... Huh I could make a good hobby out of it:D
     
  4. Nanonevol

    Nanonevol Member

    $995? That's a lot of coin. How about $994.99?
     
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  5. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    Anything is possible in this world. But you are a kid with few tools and no experience working with these things. You can slam some kits into some cheap bikes but you'd better be ready for your customers to bring them back!
     
  6. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    Thanks for all the great advice but the thing is I would like the parts to be quality and not get a bad rep and also do you know where I can sell them?
     
  7. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    lol I might have some competition here;)

    I have good luck with Craiglist but in my area you have to stand out.... Be the cheapest price, best looking, and the fastest with some flashy parts:D

    Who doesn't love that
     
  8. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    You tell the customer it does 20kmh eny faster and thay expect to much for $350 once they ride it out of my view it's there problem no refund it can and will do 20kmh for shore I like to ride them around the block a couple of times then tell them it's ready to roll on pick up the killer is having money in a bike with no customer lined up even get a down payment if you can i do some people pay in full straight up
     
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  9. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    You will get bad reviews even if you sell something that has no flaws and is perfect. There are just some a$$holes out there, always was always will be


    High quality parts are expensive and even they still have problems
     
  10. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Best bit is kids selling same bikes I got and kit for $800 so when they heard my price you can't beat it. And I sell from my home so try and review that
     
  11. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    If you tell them it's good quality when it brakes thay hate it so tell them it's a good toy key word toy
     
  12. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    20kmh is only 12mph lol I'm overweight and could pedal faster than that
    I would be disappointed to spend 350$ on a MB that should only go 12mph

    My go too number is 25mph, if I have a upgraded motor with NGK plug, Accel HP spark plug wire, "minor porting":), I would put it about 30ish.... Easy numbers to hit.... Usually:)
     
  13. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    so I made a craiglist ad. does this seem ok?
    Custom built brand new 4 stroke bike with boost bottle and will go 25+/- mph and has great mpg. This bike is fully street legal and ready to ride once you pick it up. If you want a custom bike built upon your preferences please contact me and I can see what could be arranged.
     
  14. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    note I did not build the bike so thats the only problem lol and yes this is going for 995 for now
     
  15. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Do 4 strokes even need boost bottles? They don't even work on 2 strokes lol

    I would not put custom built since it is a kit
     
  16. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Your probably not going to sell much due to the fact it is a 1000$ bicycle;)
     
  17. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    alright thanks and the boost bottle is just to make it sound nicer you know lol
     
  18. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    What price should I have it at cause it costs 610.27 with shipping
     
  19. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    I wonder how a business enterprise can sell a new product without offering some kind of warranty???
     
  20. mkuzen

    mkuzen Member

    True so I could I say 995 With warinty?
     
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