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Old 09-27-2016, 01:30 PM
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Well, I've sold the last of those good kits I bought. Looking around, I see sellers that I used to deal with are out of the kit sales now too (but some are dumping parts cheap).

Beginning to wonder if I'll find any kits among the no-name ebayers that are worth bothering with. I really don't need any more of the 60 miles run in before it will go up a hill motors, and straight-cut muffler flanges that pull studs out of cylinder, or tensioners that don't lock so that 2 hands and a tool thru spokes are needed to adjust them, or carbs with wrong jets that need replacing from day one.

Worst part is that with no kits, I have no motors to sell as cheap replacements on which I can make up the diff in price when I sell all the rest of kit as repair parts : (

Anyone else stuck in finding good kits?
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:44 AM
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heard from contact that knows the factory where I got the last really good kits - they no longer make them

checked some sellers I used before on ebay - they no longer sell kits (even rose326 who sold a lot of them over the years)

I may be back to just doing repairs with no kits for sale.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:49 PM
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US Customs is working on that for ya

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Old 09-28-2016, 02:20 PM
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What is that all about ^?
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:41 PM
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These motors have always had EPA approval as utility motors only, and the sticker for them says; "Not for road use." Some do not even have an EPA sticker and can be stopped at the port by US Customs cops.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:59 PM
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What is that all about ^?
That is customs bragging about all of the stuff they confiscated in Q3 2015.

It is also an announcement about what they are actively looking for in import shipments.

About that time, engines began to come in as parts, with the cylinder & piston in a separate box. "Boy screws buyer Fast" "Rose something" etc. suddenly had only parts etc.

Customs is squeezing all of the shady importers.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:07 AM
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starting to get answers in from sellers, but all so far are chinese business guys that buy boxes that they are told contain some kind of kit - they never even open boxes to see exactly what is inside : (
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:53 PM
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That's how it is on ebay. Your just going to have to take a look and gamble on somebody new.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:00 PM
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no progress so far

did some thinking about these tho and am thinking that most ebay guys are just drop-shippers for some folks that got a bunch o' these thru customs and have all the parts in storage somewhere in US

ebay guy sells a kit & storage guy throws parts in a box and ships it

hoping to find a way to contact a storage guy and maybe end up with great kits
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:19 PM
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How many kits did you buy at a time from your last supplier ?
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