Grubee? Are they REALLY that good?

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  1. mojoman288

    mojoman288 New Member

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    .duh.Hey guys, im new here,

    So Im starting a project, and I hear these grubee motors are really good, but how good are they? Im choosing between a grubee and a flying horse motor, Do you guys know which is better, in terms of quality and reliability { did i spell that right?} And any tips on making the motor last really long? { i already have some blue loctite, anything else?}
     
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    I've a friend with a 'Flying Horse' & my Grubee 'Skyhawk' looks identical, not even a lil variance like with my generic engine... *shrug*

    Best bet? Don't worry so much about "brand" and go fer a reputable dealer as sometimes even with the "best" ya might get a lemon ;)
     
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    Oh right - and welcome to the forum BTW, glad ya found the place :D
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I like mine. Its not a Honda, for sure, but I think it will be fine. I suggest using the blue loctite on the studs going into the block, and on the nuts. Replace the intake and muffler gaskets plus add a carb gasket from Sick Bike Parts (you have to file the exhaust gasket out to fit). The cork gaskets won't last.

    Run 32:1 in it forever after break in, can't hurt anything. Mine likes it.

    Make sure you keep grease in the right side case, where the gears mesh, but don't soil your clutch.

    Use a spring type chain tensioner/roller to cut vibrations and make sure the chain never locks up in the drive cog case.

    Do all that and you will be way ahead of most.

    Best of luck from Dallas TX.
     

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