Red Bat

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  1. aero07

    aero07 New Member

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    Anyone know how good the RedBat Engines are?
    BTW which are the best name brands anyway, it
    seems every company that sells kits have there
    own name brand..shft.
     
  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    who sells them ?
    it might help us help you :)
     
  3. aero07

    aero07 New Member

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    gasbicyclekits.com
    They're in Austin, Texas
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    because he sells the heavy-duty axle rear hub, I would say they are grubees ?
    his install manual has pics from different sites tho (I definitely saw a 'z-box' pic from australia???)

    adding a name to his kits just confuses people researching kits tho IMHO :(
     
  5. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Maybe "Red Bat" refers to an installation tool?
     
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    (^) good one ! laff
     
  7. skyhawk217

    skyhawk217 New Member

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    red bat is a brand of engine kits made. we've found that they work really well. the have recessed screws near the bottom of the jug, whereas the other brands dont. nothing but miles and smiles from red bat.
     
  8. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    I have a Red Bat here that I bought from a fellow on craigslist.
    Haven't done anything with it yet except to rob parts to get/keep my skyhawk going.
    It came in the original shipping box... from Luckyearlybird

    Your post is the only other time I've seen RED BAT mentioned, FWIW.
    Good luck
    rc
     
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    wayne z New Member

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    I bought a Red Bat engine from BGF a while back. I ordered the kit with the chrome tank and it turned out to be from the RB factory. Of the 7 kits that I've bought, the red bat had the best quality of fit and finish. The motor was smoother in vibes and quieter . no rattley sounds from the engine.
    Even the way they are packed shows much thought. Their box, with the red bat on it, is considerably smaller than other kits.

    it's packed with such care and so tight, with strips of styro ect that nothing can move and nothing can touch anything else, no matter how rough it's handled.

    Their tanks have a kinda clunky shape though.
     
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    mapbike New Member

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    I have a BGF Red Bat engine on my oldest and highest mile bike, 1200+ miles on it now bone stock and still runs like a champ, zero issues with this engine.

    Peace, map


     
  11. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    My 2 best Ht's have been RED BAT mfg. Quality diff can be seen and felt in the running. IMHO
     
  12. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    I was so pleased to see the nice compliments to the Red Bat product! :)
    So far, mine has sat in it's box, with an occasional outing to rob parts from it.

    Today I was going to put it's nt carby back on my skyhawk, when I remembered Alf's advice... use an O-ring between the manifold and carb. He said take em both to the auto parts house and get one that will fit well... So I did.

    The carbs never been installed on that motor, just the skyhawk 48.
    But I pulled the manifold off, so I could take both for a match-up.

    Here's a pic of the horrible job RB did matching the gasket to the cylinder port, and the indent shows how bad it matched up to the manifold.
    Also note how brittle the gasket is, from the breakage.
    Definitely would have fed gasket material into the jug and, performed poorly until that time...

    Apparently it's all a crapshoot.

    There was a nice note regarding the case half screws being counter sunk...
    If you look at my pic you'll see where the screw is not visible, for that bonus feature... and you'll also see the horrid finish work on the casting, the mis-alignment, and to the right hand side under the port you'll see a 30-35mm jagged edge on the casting! lol

    I remember when folks talked down about harley castings... lol

    Guess I'd better continue tearing it down for inspection before I attempt to run it... maybe it was a monday motor following the chineez new year!

    Best
    rc
     

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    wayne z New Member

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    LOL I have an '82 Shovelhead, and it's jugs have castmarks worse than that. Don't hurt a thing but yer eyes :~)
     

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