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Mini bike/ pocket bike? by grkboy707
Started on: 05-19-2011 07:42 PM
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Report this Post05-19-2011 07:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Direct Link to This Post
Being terrible with money, I'm now looking into a pocket-pocket-rocket (a very small crotch rocket, mainly for kids). I was wondering if anyone has one or knows anything about them. I'm looking for one that gets a SOLID 30+ mph, and a fair amount of mpgs. Would like to spend the least amount possible of course, and wouldnt like to exceed $250...unless its amazing...even then its iffy.
Heres some I found

http://baltimore.craigslist.../mcy/2321497090.html $200


http://www.usapocketbikes.com/cagllari-mini-bike/ $245


http://baltimore.craigslist.../mcy/2365007510.html possibly $250


http://www.motobuys.com/pocket-bike-mt2.html $255


http://www.minipocketrockets.com/mx3-pocketbike/ $260


http://www.usapocketbikes.com/mx3-pocketbike/ $265


http://www.minipocketrocket...m/blade-pocketbikes/ $300


http://www.minipocketrockets.com/raptor-mini-bike/ $300


http://www.usapocketbikes.com/mtx-pocketbike/ $305


http://www.minipocketrockets.com/rsr-mini-bike/ $330


http://www.usapocketbikes.com/rsr-mini-bike/ $335

<--- If I can get him down to $300 or so, this seems amazing
http://baltimore.craigslist.../mcy/2385588224.html asking $400

<-- I've got a friend who may be interested to go splitsies
http://baltimore.craigslist.../mcy/2343154187.html $700 "Not firm"

EDIT: all bikes now include shipping

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Report this Post05-19-2011 08:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Direct Link to This Post
I narrowed all the store-bought ones down to the orange one because, all either have 5 hp or 5.2 (this has 5.2), get "up to" 47 or 50 mph (this gets 50), it doesnt have slicks, its one of the larger ones, and frankly, it looks the best. Seem fair?

Edit: called up, and "50+ MPH" was heavily modded with a 90 lbs rider. He said I should still be able to get 30mph or so though. Shipping is also $60...

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Report this Post05-19-2011 08:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Direct Link to This Post
I dont know much about pocket bikes,I do remember seeing some guy on the street driveing one,but it was biger than the average pocket bike,it was about 30 inches tall (smaller than the real deal).
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Report this Post05-19-2011 08:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
I had this diablo mini chopper for the longest time. I put some SDG pit part on it and have had it doing 60+ many times. Its a honda 110 CC with a big bore kit.

http://www.motorcycle-bike-...i-chopper-parts.html
I also had a mini 110CC crotch rocket. I liked the chopper way better as it was more fun to ride. Both were 4 speeds and could go plenty fast but the rocket just was not as fun. The 2 stroke ones suck along with the automatic ones. I had a automatic rocket and it was just....lame. The 4 speed you could dump the clutch and get the front tire off the ground. Also note how high the pegs are. Some put the pegs way low for taller people and you end up dragging them. Stay away from Ricardo motors (brand) as they are crap. If you are looking for a true pit bike look into SDG. THey are cheap enough and are tanks.
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Report this Post05-19-2011 08:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Direct Link to This Post
The $400 one is a 4 speed that seems to have some serious power. I couldnt see myself in a chopper though... I just dont like the stylings
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Report this Post05-19-2011 08:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZDirect Link to This Post
Let me know if you find a cheap Motocompo

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Report this Post05-20-2011 06:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Direct Link to This Post
 
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Let me know if you find a cheap Motocompo



Call me crazy, but I dont quite see the design in that... Folds down to a mildly less bulky bike?
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Report this Post05-20-2011 07:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I had one of the 49cc pockets, about 3 feet long. It was fun, but I got it when they first came out and paid like $600. I got it to take to big car shows to get around and run short errands. It was made in China and every bolt and screw on it had to be retightened, carb actually fell off once. I got rid of it because car shows banned them and you cannot use it in town except in your yard or somewhere offroad. Here if your caught on street or sidewalk, they impound it.
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Report this Post05-21-2011 12:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for litespdSend a Private Message to litespdDirect Link to This Post
As Roger said....check with the DMV in your state to see if you can even license one. Around here, they aren't legal for on road driving...you can't license or insure them.
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Report this Post05-21-2011 03:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for nitroheadz28Send a Private Message to nitroheadz28Direct Link to This Post
If your going to get one, get an X-18/19, they are classified as a midbike and will reach mid 50mph speeds on a 110cc engine. They come in 4 speed manual or auto, and have most of the stuff to make them road legal if that is your intent. 95% of pocket bikes are made in China, and they hold up pretty well for what they are but as someone mentioned, the whole bike needs to be gone over and bolted together properly.
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Report this Post05-21-2011 12:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ThomasClick Here to visit Fiero Thomas's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero ThomasSend a Private Message to Fiero ThomasDirect Link to This Post
I have one and paly with it and the kids can ride it as well. Its alot of fun. we have the 49cc unit and it runs like a champ. I am saving to get a 150cc one next. we have a firefly unit and it hauls.

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Report this Post05-21-2011 05:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Direct Link to This Post
Pocket Bike Reviews at (scroll down).
http://www.pocketbikeplanet.com/forum.php
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