Parts & Repair
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 some tinkering here and there i got it working fine.
JR for President
Big brain fart day had me ordering two headlight assemblies instead of just the one I wanted. What other vendor would see that as a red flag and call to question it? No one I ever encountered on the Internet until Thrifty Scooters. JR& Co. recognize what others do not. Integrity is what wins business and keeps more customers. Your average shabby vendor gets rich quick but blows it in the long run. Thrifty has all my scooter business (guaranteed since I cannot help but tinker with things I should not)and they should be around for along time. Thanks peace, love, dove and 60mpg scootering.
Great looking bike
I received my motobravo 150cc scooter a couple of weeks ago as promised. It was delivered on time with no problems. The bike arrived in good condition from CA. I haven't had a chance to take it for a ride. I'm waiting for parts I ordered to up grade and tag. JR Wolters keep up the great work and I'll be recommending your business to my family and friends.
50cc Scooter Piaggio
JR 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
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 you provided. I will surely spread the word. Thanks!
Lakiaya- Matteson, Illinois
Roketa 110cc Engine Knowledge
I'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 comment about the air filter needing to be attached in order to start the engine. I attached the air filter, and it started! JR saved me a lot of self-doubt and wasted time with his expert knowledge of these engines. Thanks, JR!
CALL TOM! 208-219-0839 for Maintenance and Repair
21 N. 850 W.
Paul, ID 83347
I ordered a UTV 800 and was taken back by what I received. It was just what I had ordered, even better. Everything came as promised, in great shape and more. I would recommend ordering from JR and Thrifty Scooters to everyone looking. JR thanks for the toy!!
Very Good Company to Deal with' We purchased a Roketa MC-51 250cc Street bike and I plan on buying another motorcycle from them for my son! Thank You.. James Linderman
Chinese Scooter Parts
You are very informative, you can troubleshoot a problem without a hesitation. You are helpfull in every which way. I can't thank you enough.
DB-07 200cc Enduro
Got the bike on Friday. It arrived in perfect shape, the metal frame inthe box took a hit, but in a good place where it could not have hit thecontents. The only damage I noticed was that the front axle bolt wasslightly bent, which I noticed only when turning it, but it didn't seemto affect installation fit or performance so I didn't worry about it. Anyway, bottom line, the bike is awesome! I followed all instructions andcarefully put it all together over two days including tightening/checkingall bolts, using loctite including on the front axle and lower suspensionlinks, changing the oil, oiling the air filter and adjusting/testing allcables and electrics. Fired it up yesterday and put 13 slow and carefulbreak in miles on it riding it around the self storage facility. It ridesbeautifully and has great power, sound feel etc. I'm not sure how long itwill last but right now it feels and rides to me just a like a Honda. Infact, I have to say I'm generally quite impressed with the quality of themost of components. The only exceptions are the gas cap and the headlightwhich appear a little crude, but no complaints. One additional thing, Inoticed some websites had a line in the specs for remote start/remotealarm and all listings I saw said "no", but guess what, this one hasboth, including two key fobs with lock/unlock, start, and alarm and theyall work great! You should probably include that in your listings, if you can rely on it. On a side note: the box had a correct color picture ofthe bike, but listed the "ITEM NO." as "RDZ-200-BLACK AND WHITE (DB-07H).On the web the RDZ appears to be a dirt only bike, so once again it seemslike the Chinese are still working on model designations but in this caseit all turned out well. Overall I'm very satisfied, thought you shouldknow. Thx, JTW
I 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 bike or scooter over the internet.The assembly was rather simple and any questions I had J.R. was available either by phone or e-mail.Thanks again Bill Casper williamstown N.J.
Hello, 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 picked up and it was JR calling me back THAT QUICK to answer my question. all i can say, is this is customer service at it's finest and I will continue to use JR and Thrifty from now on. Thanks JR have a good day.
Great service and product
I 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 was handled professionally.
4) The scooter is new, but there was a problem with it. It was a factory issue. The speedometer cable did not work. I called in and within 3 days, a new cable arrived at my home. The people of the company told me, on the phone, how to remove the old cable, install the new one. I am not a mechanics at all, but they were so helpful that I could do it. They were not happy until I was happy.
That is what I call professional services. Thank you, Thrifty Scooters. We need more companies like you.
I 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 looked good. Further emails with JR got me thinking and I discovered the speedometer was only sluggish. After working with it, it improved to the point of providing accurate readings.
JR saved me a lot of time and expense. He was unusually responsive and helpful. In my experience this kind of help and service is very unusual. I will certainly buy all of my needed parts from Thrifty Scooter.
I 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...
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 6-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.
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We have been selling atv's for 15years 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 90 and 110cc 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 on 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.