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  1. CajunJamie

    CajunJamie New Member

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    Hi,
    I am brand new to this forum and have been doing some reading. I want to do my first build in a couple weeks, so I have spent the last two days looking at what bike and what kit. I saw a build with an engine from Zoom Bicycle, but they are out of stock. I went to ThatsDax.com, but I do not see a 66/80cc engine/tank in black.

    Here is what I am looking at. $149 + $20 to ship to Texas.

    Any thoughts on this? I am a hobbyist who wants a dependable black kit, and I understand if it comes from China it's not a Honda or Subaru.

    Thanks!
    Jamie
     
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    CajunJamie New Member

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    Hi all,
    Tom asked me to give a little background on myself and told me I can not yet post links to reduce spam, so that is ok.

    What got me interested in a build was a couple days ago I was trying to decide on an affordable cruiser, bike only. I like a Huffy Karaoke I saw, white and orange trim. However, the image that I saw had a motor mounted on the bike. At first I ignored it, then it got my attention. I was recently given a Razor scooter (I am 39 years old) that was wrecked and I was going to replace the throttle and control unit and use it for my 2-block commute to work. (I live in a very small east Texas university town - 6,000 people.)

    Instead I decided to delay the scooter project and do the motor-bicycle project. The project I saw with the Karaoke was from this forum, by Foeller32 and his thread is "Latest Build - Huffy Karaoke Cruiser"

    I followed his model, but his supplier is out of the kit until March or April, DAX only shows a silver engine, and so I really would like a recommendation on an 80cc slant black kit for under $200 shipped. I saw a Grubee kit, but would like feedback on them (or anyone else for that matter) before buying.

    Thanks!
    Jamie
     
  3. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    You can always paint the silver engine black... just use high heat engine paint. Or, I'd recommend Pirate Cycle as a good outfit. They know their stuff, stand behind their products and have great customer service. The engine i got from them is my fastest 2 stroke.
    SB
     
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    CajunJamie New Member

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    Thanks!
    I went to Pirate Cycles and looked at the "New 2010 Grubee GT5" kit. When I read the specs and got to the last one, I laughed:

    26. Bogus 6 month factory warranty included

    Still looks good, though.

    :)

    jamie
     
  5. 210Don

    210Don New Member

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    Welcome to the forum, What part of texas r u from Jamie?
     
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    CajunJamie New Member

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    Hey thanks. I am originally from South Louisiana but have lived the last 5 years in Commerce, Texas - off I-30 about an hour northeast of Dallas.
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I was referring to the PK-80 2 stroke. I have no experience with the Grubee engine.
    SB
     
  8. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I look forward to seeing your first build.
     

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