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04-29-2004 09:38 PM  13 years agoPost 1
NitroSpazzz

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I was just browsing Ebay today while I was supposed to be researching for a paper and I stumbled across this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...&category=40021 So far about 6 friends would be willing to pitch in. It comes to about 300 a bike plus shipping And I was planning on just pickin up the cost for the extras then I could sell them intown for heli money I donno I was just wondering if anyone has any experiance with these crazy little things. I think they look like a fun way to get around the college campus next year but who knows...Any feedback would be great. Also I MIGHT be able to ditch the shipping charges because my dads company has a few truckers that pick stuff up for nothing on the way home. So if its within an hour or two of his route I could get it cheap. Thanks

Blake

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04-29-2004 10:07 PM  13 years agoPost 2
rob_jones

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I've seen one of those in person and they are cool. Plenty of power for an adult and 40MPH is FAST when you're only a few inches above the ground!

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04-29-2004 10:31 PM  13 years agoPost 3
NitroSpazzz

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Ya they look really fun and I would love to have one for sure. Wonder if the Beemer guys at Brainard International would mind me bringin it when I go for my driving school I just wonder it worth the 200-300 price tag? I mean it looks REALLY REALLY fun


oh and if thats enough for an "adult" how would it treat a 110 lb kid (even though I am 18)...hang on

Blake

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04-29-2004 10:33 PM  13 years agoPost 4
BOONY

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i have 1 great fun fast aswell for the size and good value for money

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04-29-2004 11:06 PM  13 years agoPost 5
NitroSpazzz

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AH first hand experiance YAY...Boony what model/type or whatever do you have? Also what are the legalities on these things? I figure they are not street legal and pry too fast for sidewalks and stuff. Ya Ithik it would be really fun and I am pretty sure I could sell them to people. Hey any chance you have some pictures? Ah sorry lots of questions ut thanks for the info

Blake

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04-29-2004 11:25 PM  13 years agoPost 6
yzchopper

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Check with your local authorities before you purchase to make sure you will be legal to ride them. Seen on the news last week here in Idaho, the little 2 stroke powered stand up scooters are not legal to ride in the streets or on the sidewalks. Trying to outlaw them here in the Northwest. And you must have at least a drivers license to operate. These little scooters will do up to 40mph also. Just thought I would mention that. They are cool though. I had a little Suzuki GSX-R 50 sport bike which is identical to these pocket racers, just a little bigger though. It was a blast to ride. Cruised at 50mph, 55mph down hill. I rode it all over but I lived out in the country 25 miles from town. I did not have a dirtbike so I used it to hillclimb and let me tell you, that little 4 stroke 50cc powered bike would climb just about anything and boy did it ride nice wheelies. It did pretty good on jumping too. Anyway make sure it would be legal to ride at the college and around town.

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04-29-2004 11:45 PM  13 years agoPost 7
NitroSpazzz

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Sounds good thanks for the info. Whats even better............I just told my mom the idea of getting extra ones and selling them. She said buy just enough for myself and friends (friends are not informed where I get them and pry will NOT be unless i have to) then see what the reaction is. If reaction is good I invest in a bulk of 20 or so and sell them I am going to cal up the local authorities and see what they think of the little things. Oh if I get one I'll post pics

Blake

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04-29-2004 11:52 PM  13 years agoPost 8
S_Owen

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I see a bunch of guys racing those things in a bank parking lot from time to time. Funny as hell. Big men on those tiny, tiny bikes. Falling over, running in to each other, it's hilarious. Lots of fun to watch.

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04-30-2004 01:05 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Jagboy69

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Out lawing gopeds??? WTF?? never happen.... Your right they are not street legal therefore they fit into the pedestrian category.. They are not a vehicle because by definition (florida law) it must have a seat and more HP.. I ride gopeds all over my town... been stopped once by a cop, when I told him I was 31 years old (I look 12) and I was studying pre-law.... He told me to have a nice day/.... I think the price for those little motorbikes is right on.. Not sure about how much you can actually get for them. My local hobby store sells them for 500 I think... hell, I paid 479 for a goped... Not 40mph, but it will do a respectable 34.
http://jagboy69.com/Go-Ped.htm

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04-30-2004 03:32 AM  13 years agoPost 10
NitroSpazzz

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Hey Boony you said you have one...Is it just like the one I am looking at or is it a different model? I am trying to find some information and reviews. So far all the rather cheap Ebay ones are pretty much no-name and that makes it difficult. I e-mailed the seller so I hope he gets back tome with some info.

Blake

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04-30-2004 03:35 AM  13 years agoPost 11
shaggy

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Pocketbikes are a blast! A friend and I bought one and we had a TON of fun on it and I am 30 yrs. old! Takes a little while to get used, especially if you are 6'1 like I am. But still a blast. The only hesitation I have would be the description in the listing... 40 mph, I SERIOUSLY doubt it. We had a Blata 2.5 that would go about 30 ( I weight about 175 lbs). To get up above 35, you had to invest some $$$ into engine mods or move up to the Elite bike which ran over $2,000. The ones pictured in the eBay listing do not look near the quality of a Blata. But don't get me wrong, they would still be a blast and I don't think they would be hard to sell at all. I actually saw a couple of guys here in town selling a few in a gas station parking lot. They weren't Blatas or Polinis so they have have been one of these off brands from over seas.

Here in Alabama, they are not street legal but we never had a problem in the neighborhood. As far as transportation, I wouldn't even think about it. They are about the most uncomfortable things in the world to ride. But that is not what they are made for. Set up a cone course in an empty parking lot and start racing them with your buds, that is where they become fun!!!! Just make sure you wear protective clothing (long pants, knee pads, gloves and helmet) because you will go down. Or find a sidewalk with some turns and that is also a lot of fun. Just watch out for others!

Check out the following link for a company that sells Blatas...

http://www.uspocketbikes.com

Also do a search for Polini. They are really popular but I have heard they have had engine problems (another to consider when buying one of these little guys is the type engine it has).

Have fun!

Brooks

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04-30-2004 04:12 AM  13 years agoPost 12
NitroSpazzz

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Ah cool thanks for the link. I am happy so many of you have some experiance with these things. I am only 5'3" so I would pry fit a lil better. My goal I think is under 300 for initial per bike. I figure I'll mess with a ton of stuff on the things and have fun no matter what. My mom won't let me get a "real" bike until I move out so I think this would be the next best thing until then. I mean if I cna practice wheelies, stoppies, and just motorcycles in general its worth the money. I think the one on Ebay is a Calgari or something. So far no reviews but I'll find something I am sure. Thanks

Blake

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04-30-2004 04:44 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Fullagas

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My orthopaedist says he'll take 30!!

They are fun, my nephew's bud won one in a raffle, it ran like stink. Like sitting on a 40mph milk stool.


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04-30-2004 03:15 PM  13 years agoPost 14
RotorX

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These bike are wicked , i am 6'4 and can get me knee down by leaning 2 inches - most amount of fun for the money.......

The hardest part was getting my feet on the pegs, well you dont you sort of have the outside of you foot on the pegs and the soles of your feet sort of face each other

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05-11-2004 10:55 PM  13 years agoPost 15
BOONY

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Hey nitrospazz
the one i have is one of the ones in the pictures and you can use the bikes anywhere except on highways

Remember crashing is stupid and you could end up crying in front of your friends!

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05-12-2004 12:25 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Sp00ky

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make sure...

you do a boat load of research into these things if your planning on buying, I couldnt help but notice the bull**** prices on these things.

ex Japan, landed in New Zealand, approximately $250NZD per item (if ordered in a crate of 4)

I dunno how some of these clowns invent such stupid prices and markups

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05-12-2004 06:10 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Isaiahsdad

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Just ordered 2 of them, going to try and sell a couple, enough to keep one for myself. Maybee sell 5 or 6 locally. I will keep you posted.

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05-12-2004 10:16 PM  13 years agoPost 18
devildog_0431

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im 6'3, yall think id be too big for that? id have to pull a trailer w/ it for my legs

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05-13-2004 12:51 AM  13 years agoPost 19
NitroSpazzz

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Ya well dads ok with em and mom will put up with em so its a go on these Only problem I missed one $245 new, in crate still and that was with shipping I'll be pickin one up soon

Blake

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05-13-2004 01:04 AM  13 years agoPost 20
Jagboy69

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I want one... except I just shelled out a grand on new front seats for my old Jag,,, Gotta give it a few months to let the wife recover after this one.. I'd trade a like new goped for one...

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