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Old 06-03-2010, 09:33 PM
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Has anyone ever used these types of motors? I got one for a good price, havent really found alot of reviews and just wanted to know if its a good engine, or will I soon be buying a grubee?
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I think they're all pretty much the same.
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I was under the impression that stingers were grubees with a different sticker (re-badged)???
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cool thats good to hear, thanks for the response
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the stinger motor (sticker on side) from Bikemotorkit.com is the basic HT 66cc motor sold. It's actually from M&M Honda here in Kalamazoo, Mich. I live a couple of miles from them. They have a section of their Honda dealership sectioned off that sells parts for motor cross, and all sorts of sports activities. The staff sells tons of bike motors and parts via their website. I walked in and talked to them when I bought mine and they were great. Gave me extra stuff knowing I was building a tandem. I have had virtually no problem with the engine or kit quality.
Remember, the kit is primarily the same as many others here. I paid (kit, shipping tax) out the door $163. Advertised for $119 at the time. They added about $40 shipping even tho I was there in person, but didn't argue since it was so cheap anyway. I would have paid up to $300 until I found them at this price point.
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40 for shipping and you picked it up?!? That is NOT what i would call good customer service! That sounds more like dealer make-quick.
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Yeah... $40 shipping and I picked it up is what I call I picked it up and got jacked up all at the same time, I could maybe see $10-15 for pickup becuase some of their profit may be rolled into the shipping but full shipping when someone picks it up is just getting ripped in my opinion. everyone has to make money but that is punishing the customer for not ordering online or over the phone, how is this justified....? simple answeris .....it aint...! wow that just isnt right.....! the $119 may sound good but they will nail you one way or the other so it sounds, bad business to me.
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Especially picking it up from a STORE! I could see that from an internet only place (there's a golf club place around here that charges if you ship or pick-up but they're not a real store per-se) but from a shop that sells things over the counter to charge shipping on an item on the shelf is a huge rip off.

If they tried charging me $40 for something I went there to buy they'd better drive it over to my house and give me a ride while they're at it.
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Especially picking it up from a STORE! I could see that from an internet only place (there's a golf club place around here that charges if you ship or pick-up but they're not a real store per-se) but from a shop that sells things over the counter to charge shipping on an item on the shelf is a huge rip off.

If they tried charging me $40 for something I went there to buy they'd better drive it over to my house and give me a ride while they're at it.
Maybe they could buy you a cheese burger and large soda pop on the way just to make it fair......I would go for them delivering it to me with some bonus parts & a T-shirt or something but the deal mentioned above is just as you said "a huge rip off " there is no way an over the counter business can justify that charge.... I had even considered buying my next kit from those guys because they were local on the forum and listed at such a nice price for the kit, but if this is how they do business I'll spend my money with people that treat their customers right.
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Directly from their site.
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What are the shipping rates?

Shipping is $39.85 to the continental U.S. Please email for a shipping quote outside of the continental U.S.

All motors ship UPS.
To ship a 20 lb. box UPS Ground from Kalamazoo to East Lansing is $12.16 and to LA it's only $26. It'd be one thing if they actually did something other then slap a shipping label on the box the motor comes in.

Thing is I'd rather pay more for the engine and reasonable shipping even if it came to the same amount then buy an "on sale" motor and pay outrageous shipping charge. Sad thing is BGF is still cheaper then they are.
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