Re: Anybody in Tallahassee, Florida?
Welcome to the forum. These bikes are fun and simple and can be used as daily transportation but in reality they are novelty items for the hobbiest and tinkerer. You're asking for power and speed. You need to keep in mind that above all else they are still bicycles. Motorized, yes, but they're not motorcycles. Basically all of the 2 stroke in-frame motors are essentially the same. Some of the newer kits are boasting improved performance due to improved porting, slant plug heads and such but they are all basically the same engine. As with everything, "You get what you pay for." Some kits offer upgraded accessories such as clutch levers, sprockets, fuel tank, etc. You will see them as cheap as $100.00 and as expensive as $3 to 400. One of the most important things to consider before ordering your first kit is to stick with a reliable vendor who stands behind his product. After sale customer support is often more important than advertised horsepower and performance. The advertisers you see here on this forum are all proven reliable or they wouldn't be seen here. The fly-by-night ebay guys might...or might not be there after the sale when you need them. Have fun and keep us informed of your progress.
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