this 1 or that 1????

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by i_am_jesse, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. i_am_jesse

    i_am_jesse New Member

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    ok, can someone please help me decide what the better deal is? the Black Stallion 80cc, Jet 80cc, GRUBEE SkyHawk 80cc, or what???? What is the best V-Frame mount engine I can get for the best price? I dont know much about mechanics so I need all the advice I can get..... THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!.crt.
     
  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Other than ThatsDax's engine kits - I'd hafta say the Grubee for the better stuff it comes with... the tensioner has a bearing, the throttle grip/kill switch is a LOT better (a lil more stout and a much better switch design), the clutch cable is nicer (brass cable stop instead of just a pinch screw), the mounting hardware is better (includes both steel and cast clamp plates so you have a choice), the carb is marginally better, and even the stock 415 chain wasn't as bad as others.

    The 'Black Stallion' kit is from 'Kings', I got one of those and I hafta say while it wasn't horrible... I wouldn't get another. There was a significant amount of "packing damage" and the accessories included were the worst of all I've seen - for the same price as Dax's or a Grubee.

    Another lil tip - if you really want a black engine AND you're picky about looks, get one unpainted and paint it yourself before you put it on the bike. If you take your time with light coats (don't worry about getting it ALL painted in one shot) and use a good engine paint - it'll come out WAY better than the "factory" paint.

    They're in a hurry when they paint these things and it shows. Drips, runs, and missed spots are common and I suspect they do the same as I would in their case - they take the worst lookin' motors with the worst scratches, dents, and bad castings and paint them to try and make them look better. It's FAR easier to paint it yourself than to clean up someone else's crappy job (clean it first to get rid of packing grease).

    "What is the best V-Frame mount engine I can get for the best price?" ThatsDax, plain and simple lol ;)
     
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  3. i_am_jesse

    i_am_jesse New Member

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    thanks awake! you got some good advice! and it makes sence about the paint :D.crt.
     
  4. bandito

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    Jesse from what I read here get a kit with the upgraded parts, if not youll be spending money on bolts, gaskets and other stuff as soon as you get the el cheapo kit.
     
  5. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    No worries man - if I had checked out this forum before I bought my first kit I woulda saved myself some heartache lol

    Yer very wise to learn from other people's mistakes heh ;)
     
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    no matter what kit yo get, take out the mounting studs and replace them with actual bolts... chinease metal isnt the greatest.
     
  7. Reel Adventure

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    the 66 cc slant head from zoom is awesome
     

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