New Guy in Ca

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  1. isldtime

    isldtime New Member

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    Just registered and looking forward to my first build for the fun of it. (already have 2 motorcycles and 1 is a sidecar rig)
    First problem seems to be finding a reasonably priced engine kit that is legal in California. Still looking.
    In the short time I spent reading some of the threads I've found a whole lot of info. THANKS!
     
  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
    The general consensus for the cheapest kits is to try ebay at the moment. boygofast, luckyearlybird, rose326a to name the recognized sellers.
    Just remember that after sale customer service can be very important and the ebay sellers don't really offer that.
    If you buy from a vendor such as thatsdax you pay more for the kit, but that price comes with excellent customer service.
     
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    None of those sellers you mention ship to California and the OP is in CA.
     
  4. isldtime

    isldtime New Member

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    I'm big on customer service as I work for an auto dealer and know how important that is!
     
  5. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    Folks in Kaliforgnia have purchased kits from them before.
    Have they recently decided to play by the rules?
     
  6. isldtime

    isldtime New Member

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    I can't even get an email reply from Piston Bikes and he is a site advertiser 5 miles from me!
     
  7. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    Piston Bikes phone # is on their website and they answer the phone
    and they have a storefront open to the public.
     
  8. isldtime

    isldtime New Member

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    They don't answer the phone and no voice mail.
    Called another place simi local to me. Answer is....NO MORE 2 STROKES TILL THE EPA SAYS SO!

    That's ok..I've got other stuff to do.
     
  9. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Welcome to the forum! Something wrong with a 4-stroke? There are some CARB compliant 4-strokes and kits available. Where in LA are you?

    dnut
     
  10. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

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    Well, if there's no 2-strokes to be had, there's always the 4-stroke option! :D

    It costs more up front, but you save in the long run, honestly.
     
  11. Lance Portnoff

    Lance Portnoff New Member

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    welcome to the site, good luck
     
  12. CroMagnum

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    Motovelo.us will sell in CA. They'll ship, or you can drive down to Laguna to pick it up in person if you're cruising around OC. PCC Motor in Rancho Cucamonga also sells to CA and will ship or let you pick-up. They sell kits on eBay under the Member ID inu521.

    I also have a kit on order from sun-thing28 which is a direct ship from China at $196 delivered for an 80cc kit. The price is about average, but the wait is about 2 months. I ordered it before I found the local vendors who would sell to CA, and I'm still waiting. They seem to have good feedback and have sold a bunch of these kits, so we'll see what happens. It looks like I'll be getting it sometime around Halloween.
     
  13. isldtime

    isldtime New Member

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    Motovelo is priced sky high... PCC is out of stock.
    I'll just hang in there for a while...
     
  14. CroMagnum

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    Motovelo is high at $187 for a standard silver engine kit? Gasbike.net charges $179 for their 80cc Grubee kit, so that doesn't seem so far out of line.
     
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    strotter New Member

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    My $.02
    Skip the HT china option. Go with a Honda 35, Honda 50 or a Subara 35. Get a Staton, or Golden Eagle drive system.

    Come out to the race in Victorville on October 22. You will see all kinds of systems.
     
  16. Genisisonyx29

    Genisisonyx29 New Member

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    Motovelo might be a little more expensive but is definitely worth it! They have metal throttles instead of cheap plastic, ball bear tensioner, RT carbs, and 100% legal. Unlike gasbike. I personally dont like grubees. ESPECIALLY if they have a cns carb. Plus gasbikes loyalty to there customers are terrible. Motovelo is always will to work with u.
     

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