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my neighbor cant decide

my neighbor is thinking of either getting a razor pb or a honda minimoto pb
the razor goes 15mph but i dont know about the quality
the honda minimoto goes 10mph but ive heard the quality is good

which 1 should he get?
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my neighbor is thinking of either getting a razor pb or a honda minimoto pb
the razor goes 15mph but i dont know about the quality
the honda minimoto goes 10mph but ive heard the quality is good

which 1 should he get?
are you talking about the electric razor if you are I got to ride one a couple of weeks ago and what a piece of junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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so he should get the honda mini moto?
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so he should get the honda mini moto?
I dont know anything about the honda ..but why wont he go with a gas powered pb?
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With anything electric you're pretty much talking 10mph.... safe, but it will probably get real old, real fast.... and regardless of who makes it, toys break. Where do you plan to go to get it fixed? there are no dealers, only sellers, that means no place to get it fixed.

The gas-powered bikes are not toys, you can go fast enough to get hurt, but they're alot more fun.

Remember that in general the less you pay, the more problems you'll have and the less options for getting them fixed.
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i tried convincing him but he's too scared to go fast he's even too scared to ride my goped (liquamatic converted to sport with .750BM. Meyers airfilter, sikk1 pipe
and a couple of appearence parts(ada friction billet deck etc.) but he's not scared to ride my brothers e200 (electric scooter,12mph) so he's only looking for electrics
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Right, and it looks like Pep Boys, the leading purveyor of PB crapola has also jumped on the bandwagon...
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=RoboCop]With anything electric you're pretty much talking 10mph.... safe, but it will probably get real old, real fast.... and regardless of who makes it, toys break. Where do you plan to go to get it fixed? there are no dealers, only sellers, that means no place to get it fixed.
That's what you think.. and how could anyone blame you? Looking around at what they have to offer in the big box stores, you will not find anything more that 350W motors in 24V PocketBikes. These are plenty quick for most small children, look at the huge smiles on their faces when they're riding one. This is the market that they were intended for. Of course they are "disapointing" to gr'ups like us that have been jaded by having ridden powerful, two-stroke Minimotos.

There are some electric Pocket and MidBikes available that will out-perform any stock gassser. I can't post any links that will conflict with the sponsors of these forums.. but here is a pic.

Bear in mind that these races are happening on a roadway, in the middle of a city.. right in front of a KFC! There is no noise or other pollution, and these kids are hitting 35-40 MPH speeds quickly!

Electrons are cool; ) -S
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i love the picture..(My new destop pic)...and thats electrons wow ...hehe..too bad we weight too much for those.......
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my friend raced in Vallejo, northen Ca a couple weeks ago and a electric raced and it got an award......it went pretty fast, he claims that it goes 60 mph.........but it keeped up wih the rest of the CAGs and proddys.....now that makes you think...if we can do that, we can ride in any parking lot withoutthe noise.....,........are you the one steve with the craziness with electronics in northern CA.........now i want an electric to go 40 so i can ride all day in a parkinglot without the complaints of neighbors.....i love it.....what do i need to make an electric go really fast hehe....Wee

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some1 please PM me about these electric pocketbikes that does 40 mph...Stevil...where can i get 1.....Will i have to put my own motor in since i'm 150 lbs...and not 50 lbs?......Who has the link to these crazy parking lot machines hehe
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some1 please PM me about these electric pocketbikes that does 40 mph...Stevil...where can i get 1.....Will i have to put my own motor in since i'm 150 lbs...and not 50 lbs?......Who has the link to these crazy parking lot machines hehe
I convert X-series SPBs. I am the only link to fast electrics here it seems. Hmm.. funny. I weigh 150#s too.

I'de retro-fit one for you, and it would beat ANY gasser.
More importantly, you can ride, practice or race just about anywhere with one of these things.

One like the black #58; 60+MPH with an Etek would cost $2995.- to duplicate.

A less powerful SPB; 35+ MPH (like in the pictures) with a 1000 Watt motor would be more like $1995.- less if a donor chassis was provided.. Here's what it looks like!

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Can you put a powerful enough electronic motor on a real true pocketbike....like a Chinese CAg....or my blata 2.5......?
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Sure thing. I would just need to design it. It would definately need a dual-disc front-end too.. again, costy.

The X-series SPB is already worked-out.

Honestly, I don't know that I would even want to electrify a real pocketbike. The X6 strain should be a good platform for a race-winning/street-legal electric!
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How can those kids be doing 35- 40 on those electric than( the kids in the pic infront of KFC u say)....i know that much weight difference is not going to put them in 35 range
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Those "kids" out front are running 72 Volts through motors rated for 600 watts. Do you really know what you are talking about?

35-40 MPH. I kid you not. -S
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i know nothing about electric motors....thats why i'm asking you and trying to find a hope.....i would love to do 35 or even 40 on an electric PB......can you tell me the cheapest was in getting there?....what kind are these kids running...please emphasis...where did they get theres
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....I'de retro-fit one for you, and it would beat ANY gasser.
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More importantly, you can ride, practice or race just about anywhere with one of these things.....
1. Not doubting you, but anytime you feel you have an electric that can "beat ANY gasser" please bring it to any of our races... we'd love to have you prove it, then it won't have to be an empty claim any more. There's one coming up in Florida December 11-12.

2. It's not the engine that gets bikes kicked out of practice and riding venues, it's the bikes themselves and the liability they represent... electric or gas makes no difference.

3. You may be able to create a "Super Electric" but that's not what's being sold in the stores right now. The comments in this thread are solely addressing what's in the stores for the average consumer.

I understand and can appreciate your passion, all the pocketbike racers out here have it.... but misinformation doesn't help your cause.

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Good points RoboCop. I havn't actually gone up against a YSR 50 yet. I'm rolling out to the PB races in Vallejo again today.. maybe I'll get the chance to beat one.

Wow! this is getting a bit off-topic, eh? Sorry.

WEENEE, I wish I could point everyone to where they could go buy a competitive electric PB of their own, but they're just not out there, yet. I think this sport is ready for it.
All I can do is make them and race them myself.

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