Parts & Repair
ONLINE PURCHASE!Buying a vehicle online was actually pretty scary. i was terrified it just wouldn't come and there would be nothing i could do about it. Overall im am very pleased with my purchase. I bought the Motobravo Leike/Roma. When it first came, getting it started was a problem. but after talking to JR and doing… 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
Great service!JR is extremely knowledgeable about scooters, and he uses his knowledge in the very best way: to help the customer without price-gouging. He showed me how to fix my own scooter (who does that?) and had the best price on the part I needed (I checked around). My brother in law took his scooter somewhere… 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
Excellent ServiceI needed some parts for my JL250P. The seller I originally purchased the bike from no longer sells them. After some searching, I found Thrifty Scooters. They were able to order the parts I needed, shipped them promptly. I'm very happy. I will definitely do business with them in the future. View All
3-110cc & 1-125cc atv’sI have to admit, I was very wary of ordering something so large blindly on line, BUT I'm very pleased with what I received! We ordered 3 110cc's and a 125cc, they came in less then a week, the 110's were very easy to put together and took more time to get out of the… View All
KMD MUV 110ccI just wanted to say that not only was this a great company to order from but the product and the customer service I have received was well beyond what I expected. I did not have to do a thing the utility vechicle (I call it a miniture Rhino)showed up ready to go, so all… View All
Appearance SurpriseMy 150cc MC-04 Roketa scooter arrived in excellent condition and was packed so well that it took me two hours to remove all the bolts and nuts to move the scooter off the wooden skid. After removal, I saw it was more beautiful and complete than I had anticipated. The neighbors and my wife stated… 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
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
Roketa DB-07I received the 2 parts and installed it yesterday. It all works very well. Thank you for the hustle and time, greatly appreciated.....My parts from JR work great and I'm on the road again... View All
Great service and productI bought a 3wheel scooter from Thrifty Scooter, and I only have praised for that company. 1) they returned my calls timely each time I tried to contact them and they were not able to answer the phone in person. 2) The scooter was delivered on the day they said it would. 3) The paperwork… 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
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-95-250 cc Spider ReplicaMy Red MC-95-250cc Spider Replica I purchased from Thriftyscooters is a real attention grabber. JR has been prompt and helpful in responding to my questions about assembly. maintenance, and paper work. I love riding this bike! I would definitely recommend this company for future purchases. Check out my pictures on this site. 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.