Yet another Aussie.....

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Aussie_Glenn, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Hi All,
    Just to introduce myself as another Aussie about to join the ranks or motored bike riders.

    Was considered a e-bike conversion but after more research have decided to go the 48cc 2-stroke route. Just in the process of deciding / sourcing the parts then the build will commence.

    Have learnt a fair bit just from reading but will undoubtedly have a few question of my own in the near future.



  2. Welcome Glenn

    do u know of ZBOX imports?

    they have what u need to build a 2-stroke

    happy assembly

    Then go FULLYSIC!!!
  3. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Cheers mate,
    Yes, found ZBOX and intend to get the motor from them. Looking for a donor bike now. Want to keep my Norco treadly intact.
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Glenn. Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:}
  5. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
  6. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome to MBc. You'll love it here.
  7. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    yeah ZBox is the way to go, I had no unresolvable issues and feedback to the supplier is vital during and after your builds.

    All the Best

  8. Demosthenese

    Demosthenese Guest

  9. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome Glenn
  10. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    G'day & welcome to MBc.
    Be careful with Zbox...from what i hear their latest kits are carp but ask questions of Warren first and then decide.Tell him(and please do it) your gonna write a customer review on MBc of his kit(IF u get it)
    Also take a look at MBB Imports...their kits cost more but their Grubee.
    Your decision man.
  11. motoredhobart

    motoredhobart New Member

    A friend of mine got a F80 from Zbox not long ago which is having problems with the carby, seems to be starved of fuel adjusting the needle helps though.
    Although I got the same engine about 2 months ago and its running great! Dont think there all bad..
    Is there much difference between the actual grubee 2 strokes and generic ones? Just quality control?
  12. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Thanks for the welcome guys...

    Re the motor...Oh dear. When I thought I had one choice it was easy! Now there are two......

    Not to worry, I'm sure to have a lot to learn. Thanks for the tips , I'll keep you posted.

  13. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Hang in there, it ain't Zbox fault if quality falls.
    It's falling everywhere according to these reports.
    The key is patience, but it will take a while to get this quality syndrome corrected. The problem over there is survival, and soon they will realize it is no longer a shortsighted manufacturer/marketing "game".
    Still, we can make our own home grown brands if patience wear thin.

    Japan went through it and now look, Honda is where it's at,but it took a long time.

    This is a very interesting read and there are more like it, so it's not the opinion of one person writing to explain what is going on
  14. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome to MBc and happy motoring...
  15. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    But how about the legality?

    OK, had a poke around and spoken to Warren at Zbox.

    Now it seems these motorised bikes cannot be considered legal in Australia (definately Vic). Yet Zbox sells 1000's year and obviously all you blokes are riding them too.

    Hasn't really dampened my enthusiasm at all but - How do you all get on legally? Any problems with the local constabulary?

  16. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    No problems, it seems they endorse it, but ride sensibly.
  17. Merlin

    Merlin New Member

    I've just got my Zbox Z80 installed,about 25KM on it so far. I was amazed when it started first go in the car park. I had to tweak it just a little to get it to idle, but it seems to be going fine so far. I'm taking it easy for running in, of course.