Originally Posted by Creative Engineering
Yes...Yes, In the shop you can make proper parts that drastically improve these kits.
So far I've had four kits...one from Bike-to-moped, (Chris in Kalamazoo), One from BGF, and two unknown...we bought them from an end-user that didn't need them.
I have no idea which Chinese factories any of these came from. Further more I really don't care.
The engine kit from Chris, (Bike-to-moped), worked great!
I disassembled the BGF engine for analysis...so I have yet to run it.
The Bike-to-moped kit was installed with motor mounts we machined in the shop...And of course the clutch actuator. A few custom parts make all the difference in the world!
I've never cared what comes in the door as far as a kit, because I can make any part of it that looks a bit flaky.
Jim I like to read your Quote's, Since we have both been in the same occupation. I was a machinist for over 35 years for two different companies and have required some nice machines and alot of tooling over the years. Now I have a really nice SMALL shop to make about anything I need for these motorized bicycle kits. It is a blast making things for myself for a change. I have been having alot of fun with this winter build. I was originally going to build it to sell after the contest, but I am afraid it is going to be a keeper. Have to sell one of my other ones.