King's motor ripoff

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by george_n_texas, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. george_n_texas

    george_n_texas New Member

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    Just dispute the charge with visa if the order ain't right until you come to an agreement...I thought I did that but they aren't honoring the store credit they promised now. I would not take store credit from any vendor now because of it...King's and gasbike aren't the only vendors who seem to ignore you once they have your money.

    I'm pretty sure you have 30 days to dispute a charge with visa. Tic tic tic tic.....
     
  2. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    I bought my 48cc starfire gt-2 grubee with pullstart and man and cent clutch from Gasbike.net. There the only ones that came with a pullstart when i ordered.
    The kit arived in 5 days from california to northern NY by fedex right to my door and i only paided for cheaper ups. Everyhthing in the kit was good shape for the price i payed (around $186).
    One threaded rod on my gas tank was bent slighty,but never leaks or anything.
    My kit even came with extra parts like sparkplugs, masterchain links, gaskets, nuts, sparkplug boots,plus more. Even came with a manual in english. My engine has around 800 miles on it and runs great. I get around 180mpg and speeds around 30mph.
    I broke a tab on my carb messing around with it and ordered another carb from Gasbike.net and it arrived in 7 days right to my door by fedex. Yes i will order from them again.
     
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  3. chopperjoe

    chopperjoe New Member

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    thnx cabin fever, i totally gave up, still dont have the part, ordered it from bikeberry. good bikin to you i get down KY lake the last 3 yrs with my son, about april or May good fishing, skipjackin by the dam is a young boys dream chopper
     
  4. Vistaman73

    Vistaman73 Chat Box Junkie

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    OK, guys, I just got my engine from Gasbike and I do not know what to think. I ordered the Black Stallion 80cc Slant Fire Head. But I got the Skyhawk GT5 66/80cc Black Slant Fire Head. So, I called them up and the lady said that the one I got was an upgrade (more exspensive) from the Black Stallion and that they always do that... WAIT, WHAT? If they always do that than it is impossible to actually get the Black Stallion from them. But, I guess I should not complain because I got an upgraded carb, an E3 looking spark plug and a bunch of extra parts that do not come with the notorious "Black Stallion". So, what do you think? Did that lady just feed me a load of crap, or did I really get a good deal? BTW, I got the engine on Black Friday when all 2 Strokes were $99.
     
  5. george_n_texas

    george_n_texas New Member

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    The point is they shoulda asked ALL their kits were $99 that day if you wanted that kit you coulda ordered it...I think it is a more expensive kit but still. To this day they have not replied to my emails for the $20 store credit...they sure answered my emails when I was in the 30 day Visa dispute time frame. I got my second 48cc kit from Zoombicycles for $109 shipped should be here tommorow I ordered it Thanksgiving day.
     
  6. Vistaman73

    Vistaman73 Chat Box Junkie

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    Exactly, And that is why I am a little unhappy with them... but, hey, I got it right? That's good.:-||
     
  7. turtle tedd

    turtle tedd Member

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    Ordered a Grubee Starfire kit from Kings last April..no problems
     
  8. rkorson4209

    rkorson4209 New Member

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    cool i never knew of this website
     
  9. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    ya figure someone from kings woulda said somethin' by now, right? i mean, they do advertise on this site...
     
  10. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    These days I'm pretty much only ordering stuff from sponsors that choose to actively participate and discuss feedback on the forum.

    Buy what you will from whom you wish, I choose to support those that wish to help - those that do it for the love of the hobby and not just a love of profit. Savin' a few pennies isn't nearly as important to me as helping someone who helps others.


    Keeping a site up and running isn't free, we do appreciate all of those that choose to sponsor the site through advertisements... but as is the case with any website - we don't necessarily endorse the products they're selling or their business practices. That's one reason why active participation and feedback are so important.

    Ya'll have prolly figured out by now which ones I like lol
     
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  11. george_n_texas

    george_n_texas New Member

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    I sent em a message showing the number of people that had read this string...I sent em a message early on with a copy of what I posted...no response but I seen more folks in the chat box that night than I ever seen b4 and most of em was mods LOL. If they fixed this by giving me credit on my card I'd leave it alone but apparently they don't GAS.
     
  12. Andyinchville1

    Andyinchville1 Manufacturer/Dealer

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    HI All,

    I had a few people to ask me about this situation BUT I just want to let everybody know that I am NOT the same company as mentioned in this thread.....

    We are King's Sales and Service Group located in Charlottesville, VA and we are NOT affiliated with the above mentioned company in any way.

    Hope this clears any potential confusion....

    Thanks!

    Andrew
     
  13. stratus

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    I ordered mine from gasbike when they were $99 and I got the correct motor, and I received it in about 3 business days.(^)
     
  14. lilhog

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    I had ongoing problems with king. Im tired of talking about it. They actualy threatened physical violence on me if i went to their warehouse. It was a warrantee issue. I was well within my rights. Im buying a grubee next. who sells the best motors?
     
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    Buy a scooter, ready made, and enjoy the ride!

    Jim
     
  16. Zenoptic

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    Paypal returned all my money! I am done with kings
    dance1
     
  17. markeatmark

    markeatmark New Member

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    I ordered three kits and some parts from king and gasbike and i have had no problems. good prices and fast service
     
  18. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Have you ever tried to return anything or otherwise tested the customer service?
     
  19. lilhog

    lilhog New Member

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    My motor broke in a month and they did try to fix it but it vibrated a lot and broke again after about 4 or 5 hours of use over a 2 month period. it wasnt fun and didnt run good. Then things got nasty.
     
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  20. Bmetz

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    Nationwide access is up the street from where I used to live in van nuys California. Cross streets are sepulveda and victory.

    They are run from a office located in a storage unit place. They have a couple of gas bikes rusting away in the bike rack outside and are next to the bus station.
     

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