Hello From Florida ... Question On Local Suppliers

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by EXCALIBUR, Mar 6, 2008.


    EXCALIBUR New Member


    I just found out about motorized bikes a few weeks ago. I am looking to buy a kit, or fully assembled bike. Does anyone know of a location that I can physically purchase one in the state of Florida?

    It seems that a state as big as Florida should have many outlets. But I have found nothing on searching the net.

    Any information would be appreciated. ..... EXCALIBUR

  2. mickey

    mickey Guest


    EXCALIBUR New Member

    Thanks For The Help

    Thanks Mickey. That's the first store that I have seen in FL. Though it is about 400 miles from me. Hopefully someone knows of one closer to Orlando or West Palm. Ex/ Bill
  4. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome Excaliber. You'll find a myriad of information here.
  5. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
    Good luck in you search.
  6. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    in west of orlando

    hey man what kinda setup u looking for friction drive,chaindrive or belt?i like the friction drive because they seem less noticable and less likely to get harassed by the cops..try motorizedfoldupbikes.com.

    EXCALIBUR New Member

    Thanks guys. Well I have been looking at Dax's engine kits. Also Kings Motor Bikes and Spooky Tooth bikes. I would like to just find a shop that sells a variety to take a look at.

    Kings has a bike w/2 stroke motor, advertized for 460.00. That is the best deal I have seen so far. Shipping is about a 100.00. They have a South Fl area code, but a Louisiana address on their site. I have emailed but not heard back from them.

    I have an inexpensive China Mart mountain bike right now. I will buy a better bike to mount an engine on.

    What I can't get a handle on is why the assembled bikes with 200.00 two stroke motors, are generally 500-700.00 at most dealers.

    Are the bikes they put them on 300-500.00? They all claim that installation is quick and easy to install the kits.

    If I can't find a Florida store to shop in I will order one off the net. But it would sure be nice to look at some fully functional bikes first.

    I like the way the center mount looks better. But the rear mount makes a lot of sense. I am not reading much positive feedback on friction direct tire drives. So belt or chain will probably be my choice.
    EX/ Bill
  8. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome to MBc ! Home of may answers, and awaiting your ideas.
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  10. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. "Quick and easy to install". Let me guess. You saw that in an advertisement.
  11. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Installation is hardly quick and easy if you want to do a quality install. It takes me at least 8 hours and occasionally longer to do an install. At 25/hour labor, it adds up.

    I know you want to buy locally but your best bet is to get the engine mail order. I strongly recommend a distributor who offers a 30 day money back warranty and whose kits are pretty reliable.
  12. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    In many areas, $25/hour labor, is not possible to find, either. The seller is doing the work for YOU, by assembling everything. All you have to do is ride ! Isn't it cheaper to buy a steak in a grocery store than in a restaurant ?
    Anyway, the link someone posted above to folding bikes, etc, will show some bikes of all types available, & I believe they are located in Clearwater.
  13. Alan

    Alan Member

    You mentioned King's hasn't replied to your email. They aren't replying to my email either. Despite this problem, their service and prices were good when I used them.
    Try leaving him a message. You know, on the one where he says, "He's on the other line right now." See if he calls then. Once I left him a message concerning missing parts, and with no call back, the parts arrived in two days. Maybe his email is just screwed up.
  14. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

  15. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    It is fast and easy if you want to spend a lot of time fixing stuff later. Experience speaking. My 2nd build was over a weekend and have not had a single problem.
    There's more to it than a bike and motor. Mirrors, helmet, rink holder, cargo racks, fancy brakes, fenders..... I started out with a $50 pawn shop bike and a $150 dax motor. I bet I'm over $400 well spent hard earned money.
    Building your own is part of the fun.
    Welcome to MBc.
  16. betio

    betio New Member

    While watching the local news, they had a piece on two Wellington men starting a motorized bike business. I believe they want about $500.00 for the conversion. they sparked my interest, but I am very cheap and had to go the ebay route. I hope that I ain't sorry that I chose this route, but I hardly have anything in it.
  17. jimraysr

    jimraysr Member

    Too bad Five Flags is 400 miles away. I have had good service and no run around with Frank down there.

    Buying from a storefront like Fank's brings in a lot of "doing business right" standards that may or may not be a part of an online only seller.

    We have two dealers in AZ, one upstanding and one you need asbestos skin to deal with. )

    Good luck in your search. Jim
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008