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love the bikeI am more than impressed with the MC-808 I received from JR and the sales team at Thrifty Scooters. Delivery was amazing and arrived within the time claimed View All
Roketa mc-51-250I was a little nervous about ordering a motorcycle on line,but with the help of J.R. I was very comfortable after talking with him.The bike came all packed up like they say. There was not a single scratch,I was very pleased with the service and would recommend thrifty scooters to anyone looking to buy a… View All
Zongshen GS 250I Own two Zongshen Motorcycles.. a 200cc storm and Gs250 street bike... they are a blast... the GS 250 developed a problem and has sat for a while waiting for a part which turned out to be the (stator) which I hadn't been able to find. JR hooked me up with a new stator and… View All
Timely HelpI purchased an instrument cluster from Thrifty Scooters for my Motobravo Paparazzi 150 to replace the original. Installed it and found the speedometer/odometer didn't work. Emailed JR to return the new unit. However, JR suggested I make some tests first before I went to the expense of returning the unit. Ran the tests and everything… View All
KMD 250cc ATV-57I got the KMD 250cc ATV from JR, and I LOVE IT! We looked and looked for an ATV, and by far Thrifty Scooters had the best deals! JR made the whole experience pleasant. He got back to all my questions within hours of me sending them, if not sooner. Once the ATV was delivered… View All
MC-04This is a great Scooter! I didn't have to assemble the thing! I just put gas in it and started it up!!! Now I'm getting over 100 MPG and 60+ miles per hour. I love it!! View All
Jonaway YY250T partsFor the past month I have been trying to find parts for my Jonway YY250T scooter, after laying it dowm to avoid crashing into a cager that ran a red light. Thrifty Scooters really came through for me, I had been searching the internet trying to find all the parts I needed. Thrifty Scooters had… View All
Roketa 110cc Engine KnowledgeI've been a mechanic for 40 years, and I know most engines have characteristics that make each one unique, and some can even be difficult. The Rocketa 110cc Go-Kart I worked on wasn't starting, so I called JR for advice. He ran down all the usual troubleshooting, and then came up with just a small… View All
Motoravo Paparazzi MP-150I had been trying to obtain a speedometer cable for my Motobravo Paparazzi 150cc scooter through my repair shop for months. After trying many web sites I found Thrifty Scooters and got excellent service at a good price. My cable was delivered over an extended weekend, and I'm back to riding. Thanks for your prompt… View All
JR–ServiceHello, Today was my first time ordering from ThriftyScooters, I ordered a waterpump for my Jonway 250, after ordering it I emailed Thrifty a question re: my order, lol before I could log off from their website I receive a call from a 208 area code and don't usually answer from strange numbers, luckily I… View All
MC 95-250 is Beautiful!Thank you J.R for your great customer service! Very honest and informative about the product and shipping details. My bike came untouched and very well handled and fast. I got my MC 95-250 and my husband put her together and she is beautiful. Thanks J.R for making such a big purchase really worth the service… View All
50cc Scooter PiaggioJR and Thrifty Scooters have the best customer service. They have great products and a great knowledge of all brands of scooters. I look forward to buying from this company in the future and recommend them to all fellow scooter riders! GREAT SERVICE, FAST SERVICE! Thank You Thrifty Scooters! Mr Ward. Idaho View All
Ice Bear 250cc Road WarriorJR has been awesome to work with right from the beginning. My trike arrived within a week of ordering it and she was in great condition on arrival. Eventhough there were no instructions that came with the trike on how to assemble it, we had it put together in no time. Every time I've had… View All
Road Warrior 250ccHey JR, I was a little worried about ordering a motorcycle on line. However after speaking to you on the telephone I placed the order for the "Road Warrior Chopper" I gotta tell you I did not believe it when I removed the cover containing "Baby" that's what I call her now. The pictures on… View All
Motobravo GK_250 go cartI'm very impressed by ThriftyScooters' efficiency and knowledge. I Sent JR a picture of a Motobravo GK 250 Dune buggy spline with a brief description of what I was looking for. He came back with a price and availability the same day. That was impressive but what was even more impressive was that he went… View All
Frequently Asked Questions
The majority of the vehicles sold on this site are street legal in all continuous 48 states. However, please check with your local DMV for specific state requirements. California residents require C.A.R.B. approval to be legal in the state of California.
Once an order is placed to Thriftyscooters.com, your order immediately enters our order processing system. We will gladly refund your purchase amount less the 3.5% processing fee which we incured to process your credit card.
All sales are final. We do not accept returns, exchanges, or trade-ins.
Yes! We offer a 3-month limited warranty applicable to factory defective parts only. Warranty excludes damage caused during shipping, misuse, abuse, or failure to properly maintain the vehicle. Please refer to our "Warranty & Returns" section. On certain vehicles, we offer extended warranty during the sale up to 36 months.
Step 1: Place scooter on parking stand (stand is located towards the rear of scooter next to kick starter).
Step 2: Put key into ignition and turn it to the (on) position. Note: Make sure kill switch is in the (on) position.
Step 3: Put unleaded gas into scooter (premium gas recommended). Note: Make sure you have the fuel line connected to the carburetor. It is located on the left side of the bike underneath the seat. There is a compartment that exposes the carburetor and what you are looking for will be either a brass nub 3/4 of an inch long or a hollow nub. You may not see it, however, you should be able to feel it if you are standing on the left side of the bike.
Step 4: Kick start scooter 6-7 times to build compression. Note: Do not pull on throttle or it will flood the carburetor.
Step 5: Now use the electric start (hold in rear left brake lever and press button on right that looks like lightening bolt). Hold for 3-4 seconds. Note: Do not hold it in any longer than 5 seconds at a time or you will burn the starter.
Step 6: Repeat sequence 6-7 times.
Step 7: Once started, adjust idle speed if needed. Note: To adjust idle lift up seat and in engine compartment on the top towards the farthest side of the carburetor, is a Gold Phillip screw attached onto a spring. Turn clockwise until it is set to your preference.
Fortunately, one does not need to be mechanically-inclined to assemble the vehicles. Most vehicles are 85% - 95% assembled. The typical requirements are installations of the front wheel, side mirrors, battery, and trunk.
It all depends on your location. It can range from 3-5 business days if you're in the West Coast or Midwest to 5-10 business days if you're in the East Coast. Remember, we do not ship to P.O. boxes. It usually takes 2 days to process your credit card. We will ship the same day that the funds have cleared.
All online transactions are sent through our secure server and encrypted with 128-bit technology.
We have been selling atv's for 20 years and in that time we have only sold 2 50cc atv's. The reason is that the child quickly learns how to ride the atv and can't even climb out of a gutter on the sidewalk. The 90 cc and the 110 cc sell more to young riders. All of our 90cc up to 300cc atv’s have a safety throttle governor. This device is all well and good if the child doesn't listen. The important thing to understand is its all about training. The more time you spend training your child the more pleasure they will have with the ATV and the happier you will be with your purchase.
By training we mean the following:
1. Practice stopping and starting and make games out of it, like stopping on a line with the rear wheels touching and stopping on the line with the front wheels touching. spread out the lines until they have a football field of distance between lines.
2. Making a circular track. This will make your child slow down automatically around corners instead of you telling them to slow down.
Remember if you tell them they will not listen. If you make a game out of it they will learn control on their own terms.
Thriftyscooters.com is not responsible for shipping damages incurred during delivery. We inspect the crates before they are shipped out. We advise our customers to inspect their item for damages when it arrives. If the item is damaged during shipping, it is your responsibility to have the freight driver acknowledge the damage and notate the damage on the delivery receipt. You must then file a claim with the freight company. We will assist and cooperate with you during the claim process, but it is your responsibility to file the claim, submit the requirements for the claim, and follow the claim through to its resolution.