Does anyone have personal experience with Wildfire Bicycles?

John-Forrest

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Hello, I'm on the verge of shelling out money for this Wildlife Bicycle that is all put together. Some of the advantages I see about it is brakes are good, it has strong frame, lights, rims, and engine shouldn't be a problem with state troopers in MA. I just got it for 400$, not bad for whole thing.

Anybody have any personal experience with this model or company?

Here's the ebay address: Or just google "Wildfire Bicycle 49cc"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260257072527&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT&refitem=280239029562&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&usedrule2=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m183&_trkparms=algo=CRX&its=S%2BI%2BSS&itu=ISS%2BUCI%2BSI&otn=4

Thanks,

John-Forrest Bamberger
 


azbill

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I lurk motored bikes on e-bay at least a couple times a week (been doing it for 1.5 years)
first time I have seen this bike
I think that company just started selling mb's
it DOES look like a good deal tho

ps...that looks like livefast's exhaust (kinda unique shape to the silencer)
 
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nope its famus in china by the one and only don grubee its the us version of the shotty built honeybee and the engine is a grade 1 type engiine the same that derringer cycles uses which will die in a 4 month period if ridein to hard

and yes it did come out of nowhere on ebay but i would not trust it reason new built grubee kits are now comeing from indonesia
 

highoctane

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nope its famus in china by the one and only don grubee its the us version of the shotty built honeybee and the engine is a grade 1 type engiine the same that derringer cycles uses which will die in a 4 month period if ridein to hard

and yes it did come out of nowhere on ebay but i would not trust it reason new built grubee kits are now comeing from indonesia
i bought mine in may. $400.from( dealer in columbus,ohio) i run turbo blue (115)
in it sinse day one. ride 40 miles everyday wide open
throttle,it just keeps getting faster. i make sure to
check it over every night before the next morning
comute. i like this bike. rather have an vintage wizzer, but, cannot afford one. if the wildfire motor
blows tomorrow...i'll put an 80cc on the frame. in my
opinian.. its a good deal @ $400.
 

thcrw739

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Anyone still like theirs?

I thought about doing a best offer deal on ebay for $400 & then it will cost me $150 to get to my door, im sure they wont take less than that

But not so sure about its build and all.
 

highoctane

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wildfire still burning

i still ride mine on regular basis.
i use 97 octane in it now. shortened
drive chain a few links, removed tension adjuster.
i had to quit running wide open throttle due to
speeding over posted limit . being watched.
 

thcrw739

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i still ride mine on regular basis.
i use 97 octane in it now. shortened
drive chain a few links, removed tension adjuster.
i had to quit running wide open throttle due to
speeding over posted limit . being watched.

Is that chain a problem with all of them?

How hard is it to ride it like a regular bike like pedaling for a wile if i wanted to ride it that way for a wile, then kick in the motor when im tired?

Is it comfortable to ride, is that back rack strong enough for a case or saddle bags for shopping and such?

this particular model appeals to me because its manufactured this way, so legal issues shouldn't be a problem.

adding a speedo a problem?


Thanks
 

highoctane

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i don't know about "all of them "..
just mine .but ,i'd say the tensioner
is a problem for all. not a big job
to shorten chain,sure saves adjusting
everyday.i put metal pedals on mine
the plastic ones was slippery when wet.
it pedals fine like a regular bicycle.lighter than
my schwinn phantom.but, you won't go far
before you fire it up ! its too much fun !!!!
i run saddlebags on mine.carry 64 lbs ...
32lbs per side, daily. i weight 275. although
the manual says 200 max. as for a speed-o,
i'm sure one could be installed . the 2009 model
has one. i don't believe in a speedometer . LOL.
 

thcrw739

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Really those must be 2008's on ebay doesnt say there is a speedo, wonder if they improved in any other areas?

200lbs eh? thought it would be more than that

Im 235lbs my self.

as i mentioned erlier how comfortable is it?

about how fast do you get on with that weight?


Steve
 
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