Selling motorized bicycles

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by davidsis, Nov 26, 2006.

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  1. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Seems like a person could build motorized bicycles, and sell them for a proffit. How come no one does it.

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    lots of peeps do, actually, some engine suppliers also offer whole bikes ready to go.
  3. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Building bikes

    Hmmmm, the guy at five flags said that the problem is with the shipping. People have to put them together anyway. After they get it, and it turns into a big hassle. If you were in a big city it should work in theory. Could build them in your garage, and then sell them to people in the city. I built one in my garage and rode it around Atlantic Station. One of those places that they are trying the urban renewal projects down town. Ya, know the city in the city. They even have a special bicycle lane. I took it down durning an arts and crafts show. Had a lot of cards that I handed out. Lots of interest, but no one called me. I even have it advertised on Craigs list.
  4. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Hmmm... 700 bucks might be more than someone is willing to pay, although you do need to make a profit. I posted a response video to yours on youtube.

    Someday when I retire I might build and sell these, but thats in a very long time.
  5. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Motorized bicycle Sales

    I do have the price kind of high, but it is a big hassle to build one though.
  6. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Response video

    I can not find the response video. How do I find it, and what is a response video?
  7. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Yeah, its a big hassle, and you gotta pay for the bike too. Maybe 599 would sound more appealing to some people?

    A response video is just like a comment, except with a video. I think its something that you have to accept. It is just the video I did of my motorized bicycle.
  8. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    With mine, if they own the bike, I do it for about $600. I have a few old bikes and $100 Avalons if they want to start at $750.

    If I buy the Sun Alum 7 bike, with modifications (wheel/tubes/accesories) they go for about $925, plus they do a little of the labor (takes about an hour).

    Special equipment was a bike stand $125
    Small electric air compressor Northern Hydralics $75
    Table Vise $ 3 at a yard sale
    2 wheeled grinder $ 60

    Various small tools and bits $200
    Tires/tubes/12 guage wheel inventory $100
  9. bird

    bird Guest

    im actually going to when i get a job and sell enough money. im planning on building 2 or 3 bikes and selling them in mexico at the next rocky point rally. the last one i went to people were chasing me down the street asking me so many questions i actually put my bike in my hotel room and wouldnt ride it for a while but people would come up and ask me where my bike was so that got annoying to.

    i got way so many offers for it but i couldnt sell it its got to much love in it to give to someone else who would just probibly abuse it and ride it for 3 months and destroy it. i also wore holes in my back tire from doing burnouts for all the drunk bikers. pretty rediculas. some drunk dude gave me 20 bucks to get a new tire but i needed beer more.
  10. try1897

    try1897 Guest

    engine kits

    My friennd needs to buy 3 or 4 engine kits and he's doing the build and sell thing in Baltimore county area. He is looking for a deal on the kits if anyone knows of a dealer who will give a discount for more than one. I tried most of the regular places for him but got no good deals. My self I'm a machine mechanic and do some electrical work but am retired and disabled. I can fix anything from a broken heart to the crack of dawn fast as a dog will sh*t on the street and quiet as a mouse pissing on cotton. If I can't fix it it ain't broke. I love what that one member says...... beat it to fit / paint it to match. Anyway I'll relocate and go into buisness if anyone has the grubsteak to get it started. Have tools / will travel......Tom in WV
  11. Now that i have taken the time to really perfect my bike I woudl love to do it again and maybe then sell a third one. but I have no garage and no more $$$
  12. luke

    luke Guest

    heres a overpriced engine in the uk of ebay

    no one is going to buy this at 500 pounds getting on for $1000 at current exchange rate.ebay Item number: have to have them registered and approved befor putting them on the road over here wich is a lot of money paid to our greedy government.just type in item no if you are interested in looking at the ad.its probably one of the chinese kits i imported in 2005.
  13. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Yeah, I think $1k is to much for that bike even though it does have some extras.
  14. nhman

    nhman Guest

    selling finished bikes

    I thought about this, it's the reason I built mine. I wanted to see how practical it is. I think it's possible to make a profit building and selling bikes,,,,,,,,,but I own a home and think a LOT about liability. If I build a bike and some idiot doing thirty miles an hour thinks he can stop on a dime using only a rear coaster brake and has an accident, I WILL be held liable for his asinine assumptions. I could end up subsidizing the remaining life of some double digit IQ fool. I don't need that, and I have NO idea how much product liability insurance on a bike would be, but I bet it's more than enough to put the squonk on any commercial venture like this.
  15. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    well then

    MBc EDIT: solicitation removed. reason: billboarding :x
  16. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest


    MBc EDIT: solicitation & telephone number removed. reason: billboarding :x
  17. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    turbo / have 2 posts and both of them are advertisements...that's
    what we call billboarding 'round these parts.
  18. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    sorry did not mean to new to this very sorry aboute that just puting some info in on the hole selling thing againe sorry
  19. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    um sorry for that just trying to put some info in but the thing is on the bikes th4 cheaper you sell them tyhe better it is im trying to say like $400 for a complte bike or $250 for a engine kit thats all sorry if it was concedered billbpostin or what ever new to this sight

    Turbo....billboarding is "selling" in the general areas. There is a special "Buy/Sell/Trade"area for members only, but you will have use Craigslist or e-Bay to "sell" engines, does not sell items but gives assistance to make up for confusing instructions.

  20. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    well, you were more than "informing" had prices and a phone number posted. you didn't introduce yourself. you didn't even quite get your "ad" in the correct area or contribute to this discussion. mostly, it appears as if you were after some free advertising. that spells billboarding. sellers who successfully interact on MBc start by socializing and sharing relevant info...any sales that result will be come naturally. people here like to buy from other people they know.

    i guess maybe you should start by reading the MBc rules and policies before posting, eh?

    that's good advice for all prospective members, too :)