Re: Had my little putter for a year now...
Greetings from the mainland!
I'm glad to hear you have had a year of fun riding around a beautiful island!
If I had caught your post earlier I would have advised you purchase a completely new kit and swap the motor out in your bicycle.
The extra parts not used are always handy to have, and a complete kit cost is not a whole lot more than a list of individual parts needed... and amended parts lists at additional cost and the associated shipping costs.
Gosh! Freight costs must be high to the island!
There are many vendors who advertise here on the forum. Always nice to patronize them as they help the forum thrive, for benefit of all.
However, unless the vendor is doing a teardown, inspection, and improvement mods on the chinagirl, IMO, they are all the same. An equal chance for significant problems, right out of the box!
But they are fun!
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!