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Default Thats Dax F80 Premium Engine Kit - Is it worth it?

Here's a question for everyone, is the F80 Premium Super Duty Engine Kit that you can find on thatsdax.com really worth the extra cost?

I mean, I can find a Skyhawk kit for like 150-170 and the F80 Premium kit is a whopping $259. I would be willing to pay the extra money for the F80 if there was a noticeable difference in quality. Has anyone purchased this kit and is willing to share their incites?

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I didnt know he was selling motors that big, I checked and I guess so. Worth almost 300 with shipping...???
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I didnt know he was selling motors that big, I checked and I guess so. Worth almost 300 with shipping...???
I would guess about $300 with shipping. Do you think it is worth the $300?
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I Dont know, I have never done business with Dax, or have any expierience with his products !

I do know Thats alot for a china kit.
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Dax is one of the best when it comes to customer service. He stands by his products and goes out of his way to help his customers. If you have questions about his products, just email them and I guarantee you'll get a prompt reply. Don't be afraid to ask him the same question directly. I'm confident his answer will satisfy you.
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That kit looks no different that the BGF kit I got for $135 shipped except for the chrome tank. I sorry, I can't see what you would be paying a premium for. If there was a 6 month guarantee then, maybe. He specializes in 4 stroke rack kits looks to me. At $259 he could pay full normal retail and still make a good profit.

There is only one really different HT type motor and that's the Grubee Super Rat. It would be the only other motor kit I'd consider besides a generic eBay kit. The rest is hype and decals
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Dax is one of the best when it comes to customer service. He stands by his products and goes out of his way to help his customers. If you have questions about his products, just email them and I guarantee you'll get a prompt reply. Don't be afraid to ask him the same question directly. I'm confident his answer will satisfy you.
I did, actually, and his answer was a bit "beat-around-the-bush" ish.

Really, the only justification was that, it was "not only the best F80 series engine", "from a company that has been in business for over 20 years" and "90 day warranty". It was barely even a paragraph long.

Edit: I replied and asked him if he can tell me any more about the engine, where it is made, that kind of stuff. Anything to justify its price.

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Here's a question for everyone, is the F80 Premium Super Duty Engine Kit that you can find on thatsdax.com really worth the extra cost?

I mean, I can find a Skyhawk kit for like 150-170 and the F80 Premium kit is a whopping $259. I would be willing to pay the extra money for the F80 if there was a noticeable difference in quality. Has anyone purchased this kit and is willing to share their incites?

Thanks.
That dax Engine kit was selling for under $200 recently including shipping.
except it did not have the "Super Duty" in the title.
It is $19 shipping according to the text.

All the prices of the kits have or are going up as it is harder to
get them into the US now.

F80 is deceptive as it's a claimed 69 cc so you might call it a 70 cc
Most of the Chinese motors are 66 cc so I would be interested to
know the bore and stroke of the dax F80

I do notice that the sprocket is not dished which may make it harder to
install on fat cruiser tires. Not a lot of info about the kit.


If you can get a SkyHawk for $170 go for it.....they are about the same.
who is selling a SkyHawk for $170?
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That dax Engine kit was selling for under $200 recently including shipping.
except it did not have the "Super Duty" in the title.
It is $19 shipping according to the text.
All the prices of the kits have or are going up as it is harder to
get them into the US now.
F80 is deceptive as it's a claimed 69 cc so you might call it a 70 cc
Most of the Chinese motors are 66 cc so I would be interested to
know the bore and stroke of the dax F80
I do notice that the sprocket is not dished which may make it harder to
install on fat cruiser tires. Not a lot of info about the kit.
If you can get a SkyHawk for $170 go for it.....they are about the same.
who is selling a SkyHawk for $170?
Was it on Dax's website for less than $200? If it was, I'll keep my eye out for a deal.

Yeah, most 2 strokes are like that, they claim 80 but are really a 68, I think that is just to be expected!

Bikeberry is currently selling a SkyHawk for 180. I'm sure that isn't the best deal out there, but I have to limit my search to dealers that ship to California.
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Bikeberry is currently selling a SkyHawk for 180. I'm sure that isn't the best deal out there, but I have to limit my search to dealers that ship to California.
I don't think Bikeberry ships engine kits to CA, just parts.

Where in CA are you located?

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Yeah, most 2 strokes are like that, they claim 80 but are really a 68, I think that is just to be expected!
Not 68 cc or 69 cc they are mostly 66 cc

If you know the the bore and stroke it's easy to figure out.

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China bike engine factories have always advertised their biggest engine as 80cc. However, the bore and stroke of an 80cc being 47x38mm only equals 66cc. Therefore there is no such thing as an 80cc bike motor and it truly does not exist. This is the biggest motor available.
I don't expect or like it when sellers lie to me ....
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