What's everyones thoughts on a 50cc chinese pit bike. I been looking for something for my kids to ride and found one close to me for $200.
most of the US does not have access to ethanol free, not a big deal with FI engines, but a very big deal with carburated engines that are not used on a regular basis, like lawn mowers, snowblowers etc that sit long enuf for the ethanol to evaporate out and clog the jets with the residueI'm not too worried about ethanol. I don't run e10 in anything. I have access to regular unleaded. Otherwise they have a chemical to combat ethanol effects.
my GF is thinking of a scooter so yesterday, I spoke with my dealer service dept, recommended staying away from chinese/korean/indian, common problems with carbs (usually due to ethanol) and replacement carb parts are hard to get cause they seem to change design from one week to next
I got one of these cheap pit bikes for free a few weeks ago. It needed a ton of work. The beauty of these little stinkers is that they are all CRF50/70 clones. Parts from one brand will bolt right up to parts from another. Just buy parts based off of measurements instead of brand. Carb rebuild kits cost 3/4 of what a brand new carb costs. New carbs cost ~20$. :evil6: Bodywork sets 30$. Hell, you can get a fully inverted front end complete with wheel/tire, brakes, bars and grips for 130-200$!Biggest prob is replacement parts.
Something like a Dream Terminator might not have parts readily available.