ok, so i finally got my mom convinced... - Pocket Bike Forum - Mini Bikes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-12-2006 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 66
ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

hey guys and gals,

My names Lizzy and im in 8th grade. Im not new to pocketbiking as i use my neighbors pb(<--- from pepboys, yes i know what your thinking). Now i know that pepboys bikes arnt the best, but im not exactly looking for speed. I want a bike thats under $400 prefably, and thats built well and reliable. I live on a block where everybody knows each other and they dont mind if your riding your noisy pocketbike around which is pretty cool. I mean if worse comes to worse and i cant buy one over the internet, ill just say what the h3!! and buy one from pep, but i really dont want to. I want some good websites that have bikes around that price range, so any help would be apreciated. Feel free to pm me with your bikes that are on sale. Again, i just got my mom convinced so i dont want to push to hard. Thanks guys
blackshadow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 33
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Hey! I am in 8th grade also, and I am rather new to PocketBiking as well (as in, I don't have one either ). But I have looked around, and the Bravo X7 looks to be a really nice bike. Two stroke and single cylinder with headlights, taillights, turn signals, and key ignition, plus a top speed of around 30-40 MPH. Do a Google on Bravo X7 to find out more. I'm not sure about their reliability, but they look like really nice bikes.
PocketBiker8 is offline  
post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 66
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

http://store.pocketbikewholesalers.com/intro.html

they have some pocketbikes, but im not shure if there anygood. if you go to their pb section and look at the lowest costing one it says it goes about 40mph, but the 3rd pb thats more expensive only goes a max of about 30...do you think the cheeperone would be a good buy?
blackshadow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 33
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Yeah, those bikes are crap. IDK if it'll let me say this, but I would look on quickscooters.com. If it doesn't show up, PM me.
PocketBiker8 is offline  
post #5 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006
PBP SENIOR MEMBER
 
NFSGamerUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 427
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to NFSGamerUSA
Arrow Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Well, if I were you, and I know this is something very different from a pocket bike, I'd get a Go-Ped. I don't want to make anyone mad or anything who are big into pocketbikes, but the Chinese ones just aren't worth it.

I have a Cag, and I haven't had very much trouble at all with it compared to most, although a lot compared to my Go-Ped. Chinese pocket bikes take a lot to maintain and a lot of work if you don't treat them right. Recently, I just got my pocket bike fixed after one of the exhaust pipe engine mounting holes stripped from me continuously having to tighten it from vibration, even with red loctite; it had been sitting for about 4-5 months (my fault; I was tired of messing with it).

If you're planning on putting any money into what you buy, a Go-Ped is your best bet as in the long run, I don't really think it's worth it to spend money on something less reliable and less maintenence friendly when you can get your money's worth with something more reliable such as a Go-Ped.

I like my pocketbike, but not as much as I used to as I've come to my senses that it's kind of a waste to spend money on it. If you are willling to spend the money to get a Blata 2.5 (more than $400), then get that, otherwise, I'd get a Go-Ped.

There is the S25 (http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product3.html) for $300 (and remember, this is American made, not Chinese, although the price makes it look so) and the Sport (http://www.davesmotors.com/store/sport.html; $365 showroom model: http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product473.html) for $400. The S25 goes a little faster than the Sport, and is twice as efficient (It gets 200mpg, or a little more than 52.8 miles per tank), but has less available modifications. The Sport, on the other hand, goes just a little bit slower than the S25, about 17-18 mph compared to the S25's 19-20, and get's 100mpg/26.4 miles per tank; however, the Sport has a TON of modifications available, including more powerful motors (the next motor up from the stock motor (1.2hp, the motor on the S25 now has 1.2, down from 1.5) has more than twice the power; the motor I have on mine had 3.5hp stock, and makes almost 5hp with my pipe), which the S25 does not have.

So, if you decide you want a Go-Ped, then get a S25 if you plan on keeping it pretty much stock, or a Sport if you plan on modifying it in the future (there are hundreds of modifications for it, literally). Now be forewarned, neither of these will go as fast as most Chinese pocketbikes, although they're far more reliable. My Go-Ped accelerates like a rocket compared to my Cag, and is faster, too, but I got a new motor over Christmas that's more powerful (as I previously said) as the motor I had on it was getting old (it's a 1999 motor; I bet no Chinese pocketbike can last that long) and it was about time for a rebuild, although it still ran great, but not as good as a new one would. I imagine it had at least 1,000 miles on it, probably a lot more.

If you decide to get a Chinese pocket bike, then plan on working on it fairly often. If you have someone that can help you work on it if you don't know much about working on things than you should be in pretty good shape, but I think it'll have almost as much down time as the time you ride it. Although if you can get your hands on a nice Blata 2.5 for cheap (which I don't think you'll be able to do, as I've never heard of one as cheap as $400), then that'd be your best bet.

Anyway, I hope I've helped out. And please, no one spam me, it's just the truth about pocketbikes. I've had my pocketbike about a year and a half and was really into it until I did some major upgrades to my Go-Ped while my Cag was sitting around for months needing to be fixed, so I'm not as into it and know better than to spend much more money on it (unless I put a Go-Ped engine in it, I think a Komatsu-Zenoah G62PU, 5.4hp stock which a sh!t-load of torque; but that's very unlikely, plus I could probably just get a nice European pocket bike motor for it, both of those options costing a lot of money) as it's not as reliable as my Go-Ped.

P.S. I'm 14 and in the 8th grade, too .

NFSGamerUSA is offline  
post #6 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 33
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Cool, but I was convinced that Bravo was an american company? If not, I'd go for a Sendai...

EDIT: Wrong thread. On topic, I don't think a scooter can ever compare to the feeling of a pocket bike!

Last edited by PocketBiker8; 03-16-2006 at 03:30 PM.
PocketBiker8 is offline  
post #7 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006
PBP SENIOR MEMBER
 
NFSGamerUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 427
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to NFSGamerUSA
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PocketBiker8
Cool, but I was convinced that Bravo was an american company? If not, I'd go for a Sendai...

EDIT: Wrong thread. On topic, I don't think a scooter can ever compare to the feeling of a pocket bike!
Trust me, I get much more exileration in my Go-Ped, as it accelerates VERY quickly compared to my Cag because it's clutchless, and it also goes faster.

NFSGamerUSA is offline  
post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 66
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

thanks NFSgamerUSA, i probablly go with a go-ped, they seem pretty cool. Iv been messing around with my friends pb, and im pretty dissapointed in the acceleration...to put it plainly, it sucks. to go from 0-20 takes a really long time. which is pretty bad. so ill look into the go-peds, oh, and if i could get one with a seat do you think it would be worth it?
blackshadow is offline  
post #9 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006
PBP SENIOR MEMBER
 
NFSGamerUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 427
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to NFSGamerUSA
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackshadow
thanks NFSgamerUSA, i probablly go with a go-ped, they seem pretty cool. Iv been messing around with my friends pb, and im pretty dissapointed in the acceleration...to put it plainly, it sucks. to go from 0-20 takes a really long time. which is pretty bad. so ill look into the go-peds, oh, and if i could get one with a seat do you think it would be worth it?
You don't need a seat, plus the seat is about $90. Be sure you buy Go-Ped brand, not an imitating Chinese scooter brand. The acceleration on Go-Peds is faster than most Chinese pocketbikes with a 49cc or smaller engine. If you want to get more top speed out of it just get a bigger spindle (depending on the Go-Ped you get). The website is www.goped.com, and if you want more information and/or need help, then check out www.ScooterJunkie.com and www.GoPedNation.com. I recommend buying your Go-Ped from www.davesmotors.com, as they have both the best deals and THE BEST customer service of ANY other Go-Ped dealer.

P.S. Copy and paste the links so that you don't have to wait 60 seconds for PBP to go to the site.


Last edited by NFSGamerUSA; 03-16-2006 at 07:20 PM.
NFSGamerUSA is offline  
Junior Member
 
birdman21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Age: 28
Posts: 5
Cool Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

im in high school but still if you want a good bike for under $400 go to http://www.xpbikes.com/a701.php and look at the lucky 7. there are like the skyline of cars. they can bealterd in so many ways and u can even mod them more than u can some other bikes. they are good bikes and very nice to start on.if you mod this bike correctly u can blow awy a scooter anyday anytime. i have a cag but i know that i went atleast 45 on mine(stock).

Last edited by birdman21; 03-17-2006 at 08:46 AM.
birdman21 is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 33
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Which one of those is a Lucky 7?

EDIT: They are all Lucky 7's?
PocketBiker8 is offline  
post #12 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 66
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

^^^ i think so.....Thanks NFSgamer, i really apreciate the info you gave me...im gonna look into gopeds right now...so, if i find one i like ill post. thanks again.....oh, and happy st.pattys day
blackshadow is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 178
Send a message via AIM to yamahar1racer
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

the lucky 7s can blow any 47cc bike and mybe a few 49s but i have a x7 and ive been riding around half throttle and was gloacked by a police radar at 25 half throttle! but myns almost fully modded ill get pics up i did it in only about 100 feet to b/c there is a speed bump before it and after it i live in WA so im getting alot of rain right now so mybe tommorw
yamahar1racer is offline  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

hey im new to this forum but i go on pocketbikeplanet.com.au
i had i lucky seven and it was way faster then most bikes .
it was fully standed and cept up wit some standed w/c
cya
phillip
motards_rok is offline  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

motards_rok is offline  
PBP SENIOR MEMBER
 
joey12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 243
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to joey12
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Alright if you want a nice and long lasting bike DO NOT GO TO XPbikes.com they are chinese bikes A.K.A CAG so if you have the money go out and get a Blata 2.5 on Ebay or check out the classifieds and see if you can find a used Polini, DM, GRC or some other Italian bike.

Cheers,
Joey

Yeah Baby!!
joey12 is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 807
Images: 2
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

www.ebay.com has some nice "new" pbs
ScooterJunkie is offline  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

i dont have a pocketbike but im getting one in about a month its a x7 bullet its the best ive found and its only 369 on minipocketrockets.com
stuner506 is offline  
PBP SENIOR MEMBER
 
NFSGamerUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 427
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to NFSGamerUSA
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

XP Bikes is the DDM of pocketbikes when it comes to selling pocket bikes, great deals and great customer service. It's impossible for a Cag to go 45 stock (unless you mean kilometer per hour), thats European territory. The fastest a stock Cag could go would be a little over 30 mph, and that's under perfect conditions. A Pro 60 fully modded could kill any Cag, regardless of what mods the Cag has (even if the Cag was fully modded). Hah, I'd love to see how bad a Cag would be beaten if it raced a stock Big Boy. Those can go at least 40mph stock (no kidding, I don't make speeds more optmistic than they really are), and they can easily hit 50 mph with light mods, almost 70 fully modded, maybe more.

NFSGamerUSA is offline  
PBP SENIOR MEMBER
 
joey12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 243
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to joey12
Re: ok, so i finally got my mom convinced...

Aaron is right about Ebay I just saw a Blata 2.5 and an Elite 14 Blata's newest bike... sort of...on Ebay. NFSGamerUSA a pb can't go over 50-63 m.p.h unless you have an open class with everything you could put on it...

Joey

Yeah Baby!!
joey12 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pocket Bike Forum - Mini Bikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Pocketbike Forums Replies Last Post
My Bike Is Finally Running! Mikecrow Air Cooled Pocketbikes 4 12-29-2005 08:43 PM
Finally I Know What Im Doing :) CrazyPassenger European Pocketbikes 4 12-13-2005 05:10 AM
Finally!!! StenneS Chat 0 05-08-2005 02:45 PM
Yea!!! My PB finally arrived! BIG PLANS! driving4life 2Stroke Midbikes 26 02-09-2005 06:41 AM
Finally got my Banshee Sho!!! vtecds1 Water Cooled Pocketbikes 44 01-03-2005 12:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome