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There are a number of good conversion kits on the Australian market these days but buyers should exercise care before making a final decision on which kit they buy.
Please use these considered notes as a buying guide and you will be assured of getting the absolute best quality engine kit that gives thousands of klms of reliable service.
1. Buy your kit from a recognized
maker. ZBox Motors is the market leader and the biggest
seller in Australia by far - ZBox engine kits are the absolute
premium unit on the market today. ZBox has led the world
in engine development and quality innovation since 2005.
ZBox push the development of our product and use only the
highest quality bearings and our factory exceed ISO 9001
quality standards for manufacture.
2. The largest capacity engine
made by any other manufacturer is 66cc so you should ignore
false claims to the contrary. You may see engines advertised
as 70cc or even 80cc capacity - they are all 66cc The ZBox
large engine has a redesigned crank and, through ingenious
design, is actually a true 70cc motor (this is 4cc larger
than any other 80cc bicycle motor advertised in Australia).
All engines available in Australia are made in one of six
different Chinese factories so you should also ignore false
claims such as "American Premium Brand". Our manufacturer
has a huge US market presence but we would never make such
3. Avoid buying your kit from
online auction sites - you may find a 'bargain' but most
of the engines sold from these sites are very poorly made
using the cheapest components. EBay is cluttered with junk
engine kits. NEVER buy an
engine kit with an 'F' prefix such as F50, F70 or F80 -
they are useful as boat anchors only and inour experience,
vendors do not honour guarantees that they may advertise.
4. Irresponsible sellers may
advertise maximum bike speeds which are twice the recommended
nominal safe speed. Using speed as a selling point will
only give ammunition to legislators who want laws to restrict
the use of motorized bikes. We trust ZBox buyers are responsible
moped users - not speeding hoons who make things difficult
for other bikers.
5. It is wise to check with your
local authorities to determine their attitude towards motorized
bicycles. ZBox does not want you to buy an engine only to
find that you are in trouble for riding it on public roads.
The acceptance of motorized bikes varies from state to state
and from town to town. It is totally irresponsible for sellers
in Australia not to make this absolutely clear to buyers.
The caution note contained on every page of this web site
applies to all buyers of engine kits, regardless of where
they buy their kit. Take care.