Which Kit to buy?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by BusDriver, Jan 27, 2008.

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  1. BusDriver

    BusDriver Guest

    I'm trying to decide on which kit to buy and which bike to use it on. Are the 48cc/80cc kits sold by Kingsmotored, spooky tooth, and thatsdax actually different from each other. And should I get the 48cc engine to comply with the confusing and probably inaccurate maineDMV website's laws, or should I go with the 80cc for the power I might need hauling my bike trailer. I also have 2 bikes I could put it on this one http://picasaweb.google.com/funnyman2002/Bicycle/photo#5105799879191162914
    or an early 60s Sears fixed gear FreeSpirit with whitewalled balloon tires.
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  2. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

    There are several Manufactures of these motors in China,,, and they don't seem to agree on production Quality or Design. Parts from one may or may not be interchangeable! Mostly we have found that they are not.

    The engine size,,,,, is really up to you, you gotta ride it,, you gotta be the responsible person. Quite a few folks on here do ride the 80cc and have had little to no problems,,,so far.

    The Bike you choose really is a personal choice, I like the fat tire bikes myself. There is another new member looking to motorize his bike and it kinda looks like your. Might look him up and compare notes! Spend some time in the Picture Gallery and soo all the styles of engines that are being used here and also look at the bikes they use them with.

    Yeah, Yeah,,, I know you got a bunch of non answers, but it really is up to you.

  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    ya got you some reading to do, no doubt about it...we have TONS of "non-answers" which we call opinions...and we have TONS of input from consumers about the various engines and suppliers...it's kind of up to you to do the footwork, it's all here..."read everything you can" is the only responsible answer to your oh-so-common questions...then let us know what you've decided.

    nice bicycle, i think "Sheik Yerbouti" just finished a build on a similar ride.

    ps-there is no such thing as an 80cc happy-time. as far as i'm concerned, i (personally) wouldn't buy from anyone who isn't honest about this.

    pps-please read the forum captions to learn where to find and place content.
  4. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    There is no such thing as ...

    There is no such thing as an 80cc engine kit out of Asia. 80cc does not exist, not in an engine kit. Not yet anyway.. Thanks..
  5. BusDriver

    BusDriver Guest

    i bought a kit from goboyfast on ebay
  6. Hollywood

    Hollywood Guest

    Good luck with your build BusDriver.If you have any problems with your build im sure you can get the answers here.
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    heck yeah...start a "my build" or "whatever" topic in "frame-mount" and let us watch & help when needed :)

    while you're waiting for your goodies, read thru as much of the frame-mount & bicycle forums as you can stand...you'll be an expert before you even get started :cool:
  8. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    If he had, he'd had read my review that wasn't very favorable of the kit he chose. I think a first time builder shoudl stick with a reputable distributor.
  9. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    From the pic of the bike u posted it looks reasonably straightforeward to mount an engine....very handy having that thinner frame.
    FORGET about any 4 hour mounting time u read in a booklet or saw on a website...after 4 hours i still couldn't work out my wiring.Take things slow and steady and if u have any questions by all means ask.If u do a descent install now u won't have to redo things later and your whole project will be much more reliable........hasten slowly...the real test is going to come later when u need to fine tune the engine.
  10. KiDD

    KiDD Member

  11. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

  12. KiDD

    KiDD Member

    so it is a 69 cc motor?
  13. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Not necessarily...the ONLY way you'll know for sure is for them to give u the specs(bore and stroke) and u calculate it.They might just tell u straight-out if u email and ask.........it's probably 66cc.
  14. Torques

    Torques Guest

    So are you saying it's incorrect information?
  15. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    That's exactly what i'm saying.Infact i'll go even further...it's downright lying if u say u have a genuine 80cc in a HT configuration.
  16. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    I just Bought a BoyGoFast - did I make a mistake?

    Hi All,
    Mark from sunny Palm Beach, Florida.

    Unfortunately I found this forum AFTER my wallet jumped out of my pocket and I purchased from BoyGoFast on eBay. After reading a bit, I'm getting a bit worried...although I must say in his favor: HE SHIPPED THE SAME DAY I PAID!

    I did speak with Dax, he seemed really knowledgable and nice, but when I asked him what's the difference between him and the others, I didn't get any clear answer other than "I've been doing this for a long time...".

    Believe it or not, after reading the hundreds of ebay ads, I came to the conclusion that these guys are all selling the same thing...so it became a factor of price and time: my wife is going to be away all weekend coming up, and BoyGoFast is the only one who had it in stock, and could ship to me the same day I paid so I could build it this weekend without interruption (without a $40 S&H Rush charge, Dax. FYI - I asked you if I could pay you while we were on the phone, and you pointed me to your website, and I would have actually paid $189 for the 70cc, even though you were about $50 more than the others because I enjoyed talking to you...but that $39 rush charge on top of that is just a bit over the top, IMHO). Powerking has a great ad and great feedback, too, but again, delays to ship after I pay is not cool.

    So now, with Foot firmly inserted into my mouth, did I make a huge mistake? I have not seen any favorable reviews for BoyGoFast, although his feedback on eBay was great.

    Thanks to the guys running this forum! It's really great. I hope I can provide some positive info once I know what I'm doing here. I'm big into RC Airplanes and Helis, so hopefully I'll get through the install without the usual cuts and bruises! :)

    Take care everyone, and please don't flame me for being ignorant...I'm reading everything as fast as I can.

  17. stiche

    stiche New Member

    I would be interested to hear how your experience with Dax goes and what you think of their product. I haven't bought anything yet but plan too soon.
  18. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    My experience will be with the BoyGoFast product. I'll keep everyone posted.

    My only experience with Dax has been positive - I spoke with Duane - nice guy. I just needed to get things here by this weekend, and that's the only reason I didn't go with him...well, price too. I saved quite a bit, and I'm already tracking the package.

  19. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Good luck with your build Mark...think posative. :)
  20. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    Mark.. You may have missed this at the bottom of the post.

    Due to LOW sale price on eBay auctions ALL SALES ARE FINAL with no warranty AFTER INSTALLATION!

    That can be a bummer. Maybe..Maybe not.. There is a warranty for pre install? too funny. you pay your money,and take your chances. And to save how much? Let us know what kind of parts come with the kit. IT may be that you are saving nothing.

    All my Kits come with a love it or money back Guarantee. We have been in Business for 20 years. and whats his name has been in Business for ? and offers what?

    also..These kits are not the same. Not even close. Except in looks maybe. but hey.. You may get lucky. Some guys do and are happy with those motors. Ya never know. But when you buy from me, I sell service and I service what I sell. Period.. Enjoy the ride....:smile:
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