A Warning to those looking in getting a Chinese engine kit

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Cr9ck, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. thatsdax

    thatsdax Member

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    Contact the person that sold it to you for warranty replacement. Whom did you buy it from?
     
  2. Cr9ck

    Cr9ck New Member

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    I bought it from you but it is now out of warranty. if you want to extend it I would be happy though.

    seeing that my warranty is gone and I don't want to spend any more money or (a ton more) time on the project I think it is time to sell the thing. I am not bashing the kit. Yes I have no motor skills but I have learned a little bit which is cool. I hope to do this some time in the future when its not my main form of transport then it won't get me so fed up. thanks for your help.
     
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  3. Creative Engineering

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    Yes,

    I think you're right...Try again later!

    The Dax kits are known to be good.

    Jim
     
  4. Retmachinist

    Retmachinist New Member

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    Good Job! These people are right, half the fun is working on these things. I could spend the majority of the time riding one of mine, but I actually have more fun working and making modifications to them. It is a Great Hobby!
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    cr9ck- you could always buy another piston and try it ONE MORE TIME.
     
  6. CalgarysFool

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    Understandably a major pain for him is needing to have a reliable form of transport at the same time as having to learn new skills and make time available for tinkering.

    If I were in that frustrating position, and had a few extra bucks, I might get something like a Honda C-90 for reliable transport, taking the pressure off for the learning/tinkering/trial-and-error phase of MB skill acquisition.

    The 21 million C-90s were made! They're simple, bullet proof, get 120 mpg, and reportedly can use vegetable oil in place of motor oil, if necessary.

    Brenton

    Check this:

    Honda c90 : C90 Pictures
     
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  7. jasonh

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    That c90 is pretty sweet. The problem is finding one I think. I looked for about a month and couldn't find any older honda scooters for decent price.
     
  8. CalgarysFool

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    Yeah, that's the irritating thing. Gotta go to the 3rd world to get one, pretty much, now a days.

    Brenton
     
  9. thatsdax

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    Out of Warranty? It does not matter to me how long you have had the motor. If there is a problem due to a manufacturing defect, I will still replace the part , motor, or what ever, even if it is out of warranty.. I take care of my customers. Post some pictures and closeups of your install and problems. Thanks..
     
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  10. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    You are the man!
     
  11. Cr9ck

    Cr9ck New Member

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    Well here is the photo. Thanks for your help thatsdax. I probably should have called you again. Please notice that I did not attack your service or kit itself. Also I would love a replacement if that is possible. I don't know why this happened. Running lean maybe? I don't know...

    Again thanks for all of your help.
     

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  12. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That looks like it has been banging on the crank weights!
     
  13. Dan

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    Dang, bet that was making a **** of "ding ding"
     
  14. jasonh

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    uh yeah I bet that's what was making that mysterious noise.

    I don't think I've ever seen something like that happen to the bottom of the piston...
     
  15. Cr9ck

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    Wow! Lucky me. What would cause it to do that?
     
  16. DasKapitan

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    That could be caused by a piston skirt that is too long. A connecting rod that's too short or crank shaft counter weight that is too large in outer diameter. I'd recommend replacing the whole engine to be certain. .bf.
     
  17. thatsdax

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    That is strange for sure. Send that engine block to me for a warranty replacement. Once I get your old Engine block, I will send you a new one under warranty. Thanks..
     
  18. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    NOW that's good service!! thatsdax service!
     
  19. Dave31

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    Thats why us more experienced MB'rs recommend ThatsDax!!! Not to many vendors back up what they say...You are the Man Duane (^)
     
  20. Dan

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    Dax iz de Dude!
     

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