Wildfire Motorbikes

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by hybrid, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Planning on buying a Wildfire Motorbike off of a guy that I hooked up with on Craiglist. He was planning on starting a dealership and then, due to health issues (late 70's) had to forfeit his dealership. He has stock that he's getting rid of and I "THINK" I'm getting these bikes at a good price. I know very little about them and DO know that Wildfire products don't always get the greatest of reviews. Just wondering if anyone else has purchased one of these bikes and if so, if there's anything I should know about them in advance. Thanks in advance to all responses. Pics of the bike are included.
     

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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  3. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    srdavo - Thank you for the VERY helpful link. It was extremley useful I feel, in helping me make an informed decision about a potential purchase. There was some indications referencing the "idlers". Hasn't this been our (as MB enthusiests) over the years, collective achilles' heal? As MB's grow in popularity, I think the onslought of pre-fabs will eventually have to address this if we are to be taken seriosly on the market Vs. Scooters and Mopeds. The board has (once again) proven golden in providing fast, literate feedback. Thank you brothers.
     
  4. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    The generator type headlight on that bike is about useless on a motorized bike. Plan on buying a much better light. Good lights start at about $150.00 retail. Look on eBay. I bought a brand new $150.00 light for $50.00 including shipping. Those lights don’t emit enough light to give you reaction time at any speed above peddling, if even that. Just a fore warning.
     
  5. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Thanks for the info. I have a bullet headlight sitting in my garage that is still in it's box. runs on 2 D cells. I'll probably just end-up attaching it. Fortunatley, this bike will primarily be ridden during the day so it won't be too much of an isssue. I'm only buying the thing as back-up bike to my two other bikes anyway. Hopefully, they'll be up and running before too long. Thanks again.
     
  6. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I should have mentioned those lights will somewhat help you been seen by others, but they are not suitable for night driving as far as you being able to see. My bike has lights galore on it. Handlebars, rear flashers w/brake lights and lights on the wheels. I man talked to me about my bike at a local store one night. He said he had seen me before and that I was well visible and there would be no excuse for anyone hitting me and saying they didn't see me. Good luck, have fun and be safe !
     
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  7. gothicguy64

    gothicguy64 Member

    correct me if im wrong but that bike looks like a grubee gt1 and 48cc motor ?:devilish:
     
  8. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Could be. I know absoloute jack about pre-fabs. My (limited) experience
    has been JUST with the ultra custom stuff. The bike that you're referring to...
    Any problems I need to be made aware of?...
     
  9. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Thanks again Porkchop
     
  10. professor

    professor Active Member

    I think one of the guys here has a wildfire bike, and the reason was that it came with a number the DMV would accept, and allow it to be registered as a moped. Without a number, we can't register it in NY.
     
  11. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    No problemo ! You're welcome !
     
  12. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    Hybrid, I have had a Wildfire bike for two years, it is in my opinion the Chevrolet of mb's. The headlight I replaced with a similar looking light (battery) and the bracket that holds the headlight cracked from vibration. Other than that it has performed flawlessly, the hub mounted rear sprocket is trouble free, I have a Spookytooth bike with a 80cc that has a better look than the Wildfire but it's not trouble free. The Wildfire engine does not vibrate as much as the 80cc on the Spookytooth. The larger gas tank is a nice idea, the handlebars were too narrow and I changed them for more comfort and safety.
     
  13. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Don't know how much research you've done or what you're expecting to pay for the bike your questioning here, but you might want to check this site if you haven't already. I also searched eBay tonight and didn't see any. I used to see quite a few of them on eBay. Tonight however is the first time in 2 or 3 months that I've looked for them. They are a good looking motor bike to say the least.

    http://www.wildfiremotors.com/index...facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=75
     
  14. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Thanks again for all the responses. I'm feeling more and more confident in
    my purchase this coming Saturday. I'm paying 475.00 for the bike fully assembled from a retired mechanic who sounds like he genuinley has a passion for his craft. I ordered some saddlebags and might end up fitting it with another seat but beyond that, I don't tend to do much with it except for keep it tuned up and keep it in good shape for my boys for when they're old enough to ride in a couple of years. Have any of you guys needed to kevlar the tires? I'm only taking this thing back and forth to work (about 2 miles) on roads that are in pretty decent shape. Had a bike tire blow out on my other bike though, and that was SCARY. Just curious if the wheels / tires are an issue or a concern on these bikes.
    Thanks
     
  15. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Porkchop-
    Yeah, I checked out Wildfires' site and saw the same bike. The newest version they've put-out is an almost SHAMELESS Whizzer knock-off huh? LOL
     
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