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Old 08-06-2008, 11:53 AM
Early Early is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Default Yet, another newbie with questions

Afternoon/ morning to all,
I live in Charleston SC and for a hobby, I rebuild older enduro motorcycles, mostly early 70's Yamaha's and Suzuki's. My neighbor bought a complete bike off of Craigslist for $500 new. It was on a Schwinn frame and had a 50cc on it.
I could tell the motor came from China from a distance because of the castings. Anyway, the little motor seemed to do OK. So, always looking for a new motorized adventure i decided I might try it. I started reading this forum and discovered there are a lot of knowledgeable and willing to help folks on the board, very cool and well appreciated for someone starting out.
I have read over and over on which kit to buy and I see a lot of reviews on the actual dealer, response time and tech help which is very important but i don't see too much technical data on why this kit is better than the other. Like most, i see a large influx of motors from China. My dealings with this is it is very hit and miss with most of my projects, problems have been encountered. So, do any of the China kits shine? Specifically in the lubrication department and carburetor department.
Is it really worth an extra 2-300 for a better made motor? I am not a commuter, just a hobbyist.
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