Hello, Hola, guten tag, bon jour and all dat kinda stuff

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Jakew, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Jakew

    Jakew New Member

    Great to find you all.

    I have been playing with motored bikes for a few years now and never thought to look for a group.

    I have 2 models of bikebug, 2 viper kits, 1 from livefast, a stanton trike kit

    I did one of the chinese kits that you see all over ebay....NEVER AGAIN!

    And sadly a dimension edge kit anyone have one of these?

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    We're glad you found us.

    Dimension Edge, actually, is a name I recognize but haven't heard in a while. I'd forgotten it. And I can't remember any details.

    Sounds like your experience with it wasn't so good?
  3. Jakew

    Jakew New Member

    Hi and thanks. yeah the Edge is a mess, a Rube Goldberg like contraption, I did not have my glasses on when I found it on ebay NEW that I could see!

    It is a direct drive with a mess to lift it on and off the wheel.
    New out of the box it is missing parts, had an engine that did not match the paperwork. I called the nut who sells these.
    Lord that was no fun, defensive and combative.

    Still have no idea if I'll try to mount it, fab the missing parts and then I fear the asymetric loading of the spindle riding on only the engine bearing will kill it quick.

    In a day of centrifugal clutches i only ask WHY?

    The bikebug do the same and burn a patch of tire each time down, but a bug is a converted outboard so no harm.

    Anyone have any viper kit exp? bearing change, and bridgestone 2 cycle engines, they seem to be the only people who have them, not a peep of info on them not even the company has any info...!
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. My experience is limited to a China Girl two stroke and an electric kit. I'm scheming to build a velomobile but I need a way to
    hide it from my wife for a while. I remember the Dimension Edge kits because they used to advertise in Popular Mechanics mag. All rack mounts, as I recall.