No wonder these motors are so cheap!

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  1. toker_ace

    toker_ace Member

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    old motorbike New Member

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    Nice shop! (and hammer)
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    It's not just the PK engines....it's all of them, and all the other crap you buy from China.
     
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    What? Do you actually think there's this clean assembly line out there everyone wearing white and they have health insurance and 401k?
    I look at it like this.
    They are cutting corners to the EXTREME.
    And out comes a running engine good for many miles if taken care of or if the metal was casted decent enough.
    It's a miracle engine.
    I gave mine a name.
    It's name is MOOP.
     
  5. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    It's true ALL of the engines come from factories like that!! Not just the PK's...

    I'm a little skeptical when someone posts a clip like that on YouTube saying that it's the "PK" factory. I would think it's another engine dealer trying to make the "PK's" look bad.

    I don't use PK engines on my bikes anymore, But every PK that I built, ran great and seemed solid. IMHO
    dnutdnutdnutdnut
     
  6. Woodstock

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    I have a PK 80 ready to go on my board tracker style bike. the 50 cc i use now on another bike is good. I think it is just luck if you get a good motor or a bad one! They are ALL built so inexpensive that it is like the lottery, win some lose some, but you can't win if you don't play! I am proud to live in AMERICA too Toker !
     
  7. POPS

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    I saw that video before and it didn't say the PK. caption. I can't remember what it said but the caption has been changed...POPS
     
  8. Xcel

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    Looks like a hundred other shops I've seen in the USA. Whats the problem?
    I see an air compressor coil on the right, one guy sitting down working at vise and one guy at the bench.

    It's not like they are made in Detroit by $60 hr union workers but they have a better shop than I do! I'm building in a spare bedroom half the time.

    laff
     
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    whats the problem how would you put the gear in toker? click your heals together 3 times? Whats your shop look like?
     
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  10. toker_ace

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    I.flg.'m not even going to respond to that!
     
  11. happyvalley

    happyvalley New Member

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    It is what it is, how else are you going to get an ICE shipped to your door for a bit over a hundred bucks?

    Been there, done that and moved on, in the end you get what you pay for.

    Ironically, even the Chinese are not using them.
    A friend just back from China says you don't see these little 2 smokes in use there, all gone electric.
     

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