new guy here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by L.E.Sentra, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. L.E.Sentra

    L.E.Sentra New Member

    im a car guy, as you can tell by my sn. but i needed a new hobby that wont get to be such a money pit. well i have a mountain bike and wanted to do more to it. my automotive experience is alrite, im not taking apart car engines but i can install basic boltons.

    well since im a newb here, i may as well get the flaming over with. also with the flaming, i may as well deserve it and ask a question or two, that may have been answered 13423423423423423 times.

    is this a good kit? this is my first kit that i will put on and i was hoping that ebay wont disappoint.
    2. is there a place that i can find a kit for cheaper?

    sorry for being such a newb but we all have to start somewhere

  2. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
    Use the "search" for powerking it will give you lots of info.
  3. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    we love newbs, & welcome!
  4. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Some times you can catch them a lot cheaper on ebay. My first one was around 110.00 w/shipping and the second was 138.00. I waited for quite awhile before pouncing. I just won my 3rd but won't say anything until i inspect and verify that it counts as one.
  5. L.E.Sentra

    L.E.Sentra New Member

    wow ive got a lot of searching to do.

    another question: would u recommend me waiting to buy something off of the classifieds or is it better to buy ebay?
  6. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    If it's customer service before and after the sale you are looking for, check out or click on the sponsor Dax Icon to your left on this site. It seems that almost everyone that has done business with him is very satisfied. You should also know that the main parts of the chinese happy times are not interchangable with all namebrands.
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest


    it's clear you care enough to be careful and that's all we's folks who start out like this that become seasoned MBc-Members in no time, so enjoy the board, and...

    welcome to MBc :cool:
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  9. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

    Welcome to Mbc !!!!!!!
  10. L.E.Sentra

    L.E.Sentra New Member

    thanks for the warm welcome. to be honest, im not looking for service but a kit to get my foot in the door so to speak. hate to ask a very newb question, but where would i find the cheapest kit? sorry again
  11. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. I think there may be a contradiction here. You don't want a money pit, but you want the cheapest engine. Beware. The cheapest engine may turn out to be the cheapest engine.
  12. Live_to_Ride

    Live_to_Ride New Member

    I used the kit your looking at from Ebay. I got the very same one your looking at. Honestly speaking....I spent to much for what you get. I will get a better one next time. I did extensive research into this motor. I think it's 49cc rather than 80cc. The company that sells them to the dealers calls them x-brand and use this cheaper motor to get the distributors to go for the line thats better. The sand from the engine casting is still present. Rust is already on some parts. I thought it all pretty much looked like seconds and they keep the good stuff for the line up from this one. All in all it was fun to install. It's ok for the first one. The instructions are worth it though. You can laugh for hours at the literal translations that will for sure bring a smile to you face.
  13. L.E.Sentra

    L.E.Sentra New Member

    hmmm, let me explain a money pit. my budget for the kit is 200. im not trying to have the best or most glamorous bike. is it possible i can do this? again, sorry for being such a newb.
  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    if total cost is priority-one, then your best bet is to cruise ebay, find a box-seller (someone who usually has no idea what he's selling) and try to snag one in auction.

    however, you may wind up buying the money-pit you're trying to can easily find an engine & kit for under $200, but pay close attention to the contents of the kit...

    (i've heard of folks snagging dax kits on ebay for your budget)

    read read read the "frame-mount" forum, check out the MBc and Member Product Reviews in the "Parts" attention to feedback, there's a lot of it your homework and you can come out of this smellin' pretty good :cool:
  15. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard, Sentra
  16. L.E.Sentra

    L.E.Sentra New Member

    ty for all the help :)
  17. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    You should be able to get a good kit for about the same price of a starter for the Sentra LE, and it's a heck of a lot easier to install.:grin:

    Service does count a lot with these motors. I'm a die hard Dax fan. I have a 50 and an "80"/70 cc, both Dax's.
    Don't forget to include shipping.
    Welcome to Mbc
  18. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    G'day and welcome to MBc.
    Don't get the cheapest kit possible...chances are you'll have nothing but trouble and being new to this you'll get frustrated.There's plenty of help from MBc but i don't wanna see u go the way of other ex-members who just give-up in disgust.
    Buy a descent kit from one of our sponsors then atleast THEIR somewhat accountable...our sponsors are good and have a reputation to uphold.