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post #1 of 12 Old 12-18-2007, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pocketbike Racing

I'm setting up a pocket bike race series with some guys at work.
We are considering the $169 chinese models plus $48 bucks for freight/insurance. (Just Google Chinese pocket bikes, it comes up first)
Has anyone tried one of these cheap pocket bikes? We are not looking for fastest bikes out there, more competitive spec racing and trying to keep the cost down.
(I hope I don't take out half my crew at work with a pocket bike race accident!)

Should be about 10 of us total, two race teams of 5 riders with a $250 purse for the winning team.

Does anyone have any suggestions or connections to pick these things up cheap?
Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-18-2007, 10:12 PM
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For what you are getting, $230 seems about right. Check this out:
http://ok-quad.manufacturer.globalso...GetProduct.htm

How about a pocket motard on / off pavement race!
And for the ultimate:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pocke...spagenameZWDVW
http://www.polini.com/photo/m/mini_07_07.jpg
40 cc water cooled kart engine which in the hands of a competent tuner can produce close to 20 horsepower at 22,000 RPM. Wahooo! If the auction has already ended, do a search for Polini
Whatever you get, check it over carefully -- I got one about 4 years ago and it had no rear axle spacer between the bearings and iron bar tight chain, among a host of other niggles. I searched over the whole thing and couldn't find the "Made in Hurry" sticker. It's probably inside a frame tube.
Have fun, and be careful out there!

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I had one and dear God was it a piece of crap.....I originally bought it for my kids to use down the road but ended up selling it before they had a chance to kill themselves on it.




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Sweet bikes, wish people in my area would do something like that. I'd be all over it.

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I had one and dear God was it a piece of crap......
Perfect!

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Perfect!
They'll actually run halfway ok just don't plan on stopping very quick, I swear the discs are made out of pot metal and warp just from sitting in the sun, you can't get repair/replacement parts so if it breaks (it will) you'll have to fabricate your own or just toss it in the trash and go buy another bike.




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post #7 of 12 Old 12-20-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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Where do you plan on racing at?Ive been racing these things for years{the italian bikes}If you need any help with this or want more info.P.M. me.Either way I want in on the racin...

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post #8 of 12 Old 12-23-2007, 11:03 AM
 
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some pics of us racing.
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This will probably cost me some rep points....



Sorry. Couldn't help it.

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post #10 of 12 Old 12-23-2007, 12:18 PM
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gpz,

Can't get the link to work.

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how 'bout this?
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post #12 of 12 Old 12-23-2007, 12:58 PM
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I could never get my body in that position?!

For a few certain folks on here, that would be a full size bike?

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