Originally Posted by matthurd
it's not that they don't have enough motors to go around, they can just raise the prices, mask it with the time of the year, and make more money. the demand is there this time of year so they can get away with it.
I would agree with you if it wasn't for the fact that a good portion of online stores I went to - bikeberry, for example - are actually out of stock.
Originally Posted by 2door
Have you considered buying just an engine instead of a complete kit. That would be a less expensive option if the bucks is your concern. Check with some of the sponsors here for a good deal on an engine.
Yeah, but I decided against it as I didn't know whether all my previous mounting hardware, chain, cables and such were compatible and it's always useful to have a spare magneto or throttle or whatever because those parts might break and seem to be more expensive (shipping, too) when bought individually