Re: Why shouldn't you buy a China-Girl?
Alot of people knock grubee engines but other than the small gear bolt shearing off twice now (shoulda loc-tite'ed it), all the issues I've had with it were my own doing. Speeddemon.ca sells motor kits at the lowest prices I've seen, combined with the forum2012 coupon, it's an amazing steal at $152 CAD but they dont ship to the states apparently (if they did you could have kits at $135). My roommate ordered one, they look great, looks like they even use 12.9 alloy hardware. However the Type A, B, C, or D motors I'm not so sure are qualities of the motor, unless a vendor (dax?) can verify, as far as I knew, they were just slight design variances or updates (e.g. C is older than D). I know type D motors run a shorter rod and lower ports to boost compression, I compared a D-type cylinder with my grubee and while it fits, it's incompatible because of the port heights and wrist pin location.