New here, thinking about buying

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by ct44134, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. ct44134

    ct44134 New Member

    Hi guys, found this forum through a google search. I was browsing facebook on a gun trader page and came across this. Seemed like a good deal ($200), so what I was wondering is if anyone could give me some information on this bike here. Would really be buying it to cruise to and from work to here and there (3 miles each way) and have a little fun on. Does it look like a good put together bike for the price? Any info on it or the motor? Stay away from this?

    Thanks for the help!! Sorry if this is in the wrong category. Below are pictures, and the text from the ad.

    "Huffy beach cruiser bikeChinese 50cc 2 stroke motor
    +\- 90 mpg
    Top speed 30mph

    Fun little get around bike, gets a lot of looks and easy to maintain"

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  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    Be sure to ride it first.
    The first one I thought about buying had so many problems it was worse than walking.
    So then I had a new engine mounted onto my bike and the rest is history.
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  3. Zen builder

    Zen builder Member

    First of all, Fat Tire is good beer. If your thinking about "getting into" motorized bikes, I say go for it. $200.00 for what I see in the photos is a good start, If your willing to do the work. And by that I mean " The journey is a lot of the fun". If your looking for a fun hobby,a fun ride ,and overall enjoyment , go for it. But, if your not willing to work on the bike, Don't bother.
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  4. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Active Member

    Looks like it's worth the money. I agree with Zen, you need mechanical ability and infinite patience to keep one of these running. I see a couple of things you need to address right now. First is brakes, I don't see any on the front. DO NOT rely on a single rear brake!! Second, replace that plug wire, and while you're there, replace the plug with an NGK b6hs. These things are a blast to ride, but please don't trust your life on a thin chain. If it breaks, or even slips off, guess what? Good luck, you came to the right place, there are many knowledgeable people on this forum who are willing to help.
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  5. noxuz

    noxuz New Member


    Jaguar, i have been searching you, i have read all your tuning tips for the motor, i need to ask you some questions about the jaguar cdi.
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member




    :iagree: sometimes you need the patience (and inner peace) of a Buddhist temple monk when working on these engines.
  7. Zen builder

    Zen builder Member

    The oxen are slow, but the mountain is patient .
  8. Greg73

    Greg73 New Member

    the "easy to maintain" bit might be a stretch, heh....