total newbie itching to build a bike

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  1. 50ccwannabe

    50ccwannabe New Member

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    Hi y'all,

    I will easily be able to find a cruiser that will work out fine for my first bike. I am mostly concerned about buying some lemon engine/kit online. Any advice on a good outfit to buy from, brand of motor, etc.

    I am in Ann Arbor, MI (in case there are any local suppliers known of)

    50 cc should be fine for starters.

    2 stroke is fine with me

    quiet would be good, if no other trade offs

    thanks so much for your help!!!! :ride2:


    Jeff
     
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  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    thatsdax.com is not the cheapest nor the most expensive....but is great with their service if you need it.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Ilikeabikea

    Ilikeabikea Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. Like Joe said, thatsdax will take care of you after the sale. I love my cruiser style motorized bicycle. Those mountain bike styles kill my back. Of course I'm old and fat, that probably doesn't help. :D Glad you joined us................................
     
  4. UncleKudzu

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    while we're on the subject, does anyone have any idea how long a body might expect to wait for an engine kit from Everybody's Favorite Vendor?
     
  5. Gronkster

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    I have bought two kits, each from a different dealer. Tonight I was comparing the two, as far as fit and finish, dax was better. The only thing dax kit sucks on is their throttle. I'm hoping that my second kit runs as good as the dax. The things that dax was better with were the muffler (major in finish and welding quality), tensioner (ball bearing), and sprocket (concave) Do be aware that all things are not created equal.
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I bought three kits from dax...one took less than a week, the other two were closer to tqwo weeks.

    Now having said that, I will add this- He ships on certain days, or in a shipping cycle for the kits. If you buy the day before he ships you are in better shape than if you order the day after he ships.
     
  7. jasonh

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    My only issue with ordering from Dax is he advertises that he has a 20 business day lead time...so you pay for it and it doesn't ship for 4 weeks :(
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Not true...depending on when you order. I got one in a few days, the others were a couple weeks.
     
  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    How about a clarification on that one Mr. D?
     
  10. UncleKudzu

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    tomorrow begins week five of my wait. 10 day lead time now says 20 days.
     
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  11. jasonh

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    In the last few days I've seen it go from 15 to 20 on the site, and the expedite option was removed.
     
  12. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Thanks for the update guys....I'm sorry to hear you have to wait so long.
     
  13. UncleKudzu

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    well, my experience with them was a little different than what yours has been, but my situation has been taken care of totally to my satisfaction. i would deal confidently with them in the future.
     
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