Excuse me, m'am, but this ain't what I ordered...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by itsmrthunderhead, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. itsmrthunderhead

    itsmrthunderhead New Member

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    What I ordered from BikeBerry: "Flying Horse" 66cc Slant Head Engine Kit, universal U-mounts. Ordered replacement hardware at SBP, extra petcock (intend to make my own tank - the stock one is a little cheesy.)

    What I got: A Grubee Skyhawk 66cc kit, not sure if slanted or not.

    Is this normal to get a different engine, and if it isn't, should I be worried? I don't want to send it back - it took long enough to get here. What are the significant differences between the Skyhawk and the Flying Horse? Telltale signs whether it's a slant or not?
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i wouldn't worry, Grubee's are great motors. it's probably better than the flying horse.

    seems to happen all the time.
     
  3. Hammond Egger

    Hammond Egger New Member

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    I think it's called an upgrade.
     
  4. itsmrthunderhead

    itsmrthunderhead New Member

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    Well, then, my compliments to the chef. Also, it looks like the u-mounts that came with the engine are too big for my bike frame. Should I use shims/rubber gaskets of some sort or will it shake to pieces?
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you can make shims out of a piece of pipe cut in half (or an old pair of handlebars, a seatpost, etc...) i'm against rubber mounting, especially if you use it to take up space. the motor will vibrate and probably break your mounting studs.
     
  6. "the prussian" Shop Dogs

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    Deff. An upgrade ,had a buddy who went thru two flyers ,66cc gt-5 way better.
    You guys got non ethanol gas in ceadrburg by chance?
     
  7. itsmrthunderhead

    itsmrthunderhead New Member

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    If only. Does the SBP alternate hardware kit come with extra bolts for the mounts? I'd be willing to bet the ones that came with it are gen-u-wine pot metal.
     
  8. "the prussian" Shop Dogs

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    I NEVER use the studs that come with kits, there junk . Most of the upgrade kits out there are quality , i just hit an ace and just trim down m6x1.0 hex cap bolts to do the job. But thats just me.
    Never used sbp kit , sure someone else has.
     
  9. decoherence

    decoherence New Member

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    i have never ordered from any company besides amazon that hasn't totally screwed up my order.
    except pirate cycles. they made a mistake that was in my favour.
    my order included a spark plug wire. i didn't receive it but i did get the best cable w/intergraded lock i ever have owned. & they sent me my favourite candy. smarties!

    from another company
    in one order for my vespa i only received about half of my order. the order was for mostly big parts like 2 tires & a new variator. i was bothered that when they made the shipping labels they didn't notice that the order was about 10lbs off. that was actually how i proved that they never sent it to me. i asked them to pull the shipping order then add up all the parts weights.
     
  10. matthurd

    matthurd New Member

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    my grubee runs really nice, so i wouldn't worry about it. slant head means the spark plug is at an angle rather then straight up.

    the only thing to worry about based on my experience with grubees (and i suspect all chinese engines) is that the threading for studs need to be tapped further, mine were poorly done. and most of the studs/bolts/screws/nuts are better off if replaced (agin i'd bet that's every chinese kit)
     
  11. cuberasnapper

    cuberasnapper New Member

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    first order with bike berry and i got screwed its been one month and still waiting for my refund personaly i think they are the worst ever but thats just me i had to say something
     
  12. itsmrthunderhead

    itsmrthunderhead New Member

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    Well, let's see if it runs. :d
     
  13. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I've ordered from SBP, and I'm sure I'm not alone. Their engine mounting hardware is ROCK solid. They stock rather high quality parts. Prices are good for what you get. I trust SBP, Pirate, DAX, Venice, and a handful of others that I have bookmarked. Given time I could probably put forth a short list of companies that I trust with my money, and my well being - since my purchase will likely be mounted to a bike I'll be riding.

    I have something against buying parts that are TOO cheaply made. When you're cruising down a busy street at near 30 mph, you don't want to be wondering about the quality of an important part.
     
  14. halfevil333

    halfevil333 New Member

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    I've broken grade 5 and better studs due to improper mounting, & I've had engines where Ive replaced nothing and never had a problem!!!

    ...install it right the first time, no more problems!
    -little things, like filing the flanges flat where the welds block your mounting hardware from mounting flush, using BLUE locktite to ensure "boo-boo-proof" installation during break-in, then stripping, cleaning, & re-mounting is a good method imho...
     
  15. Cogswelln

    Cogswelln New Member

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    i have a 66cc flying horse reg head, and a grubee 66cc slant head, the cylander casings are transferable they are basically the same engine just different stickers on them.
     
  16. Cogswelln

    Cogswelln New Member

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    an honestly i only dealt with bikeberry once about two years ago, and i have never had any problems with them.
     

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