Did someone say “free”? Usually when you see the word “free” it means you’re about to get something that’s probly not worth anything. And you are right most of the time. The latest one we have seen is a online company offering a free set of no name riding gloves. These are the same gloves we can buy overseas for $1.50 and they say they are worth $29. Its no wonder anybody trust’s when they hear the word “free”. This is one of many offers you will see that are designed to take the focus off the product, the warranty and the customer support or lack thereof.
At Orion Pit Bike Sales we actually give you something you can use when you purchase a pitbike from us. With any pit bike purchase you receive two quarts of real Maxima oil (this is so you can do your initial break in), Thread lock, extra NGK spark plug and a free starter tool kit. And with a few of our models we are even giving away a free pit bike performance pipe. At Orion Pit Bike Sales we believe in providing value not gimicks.
We get a lot of calls with people needing parts for their “Orion” pit bike. The first question we ask is what model. The typical answer we get is, not sure it just says Orion on it.
We would like to make this a public service announcement and let everybody know that just because it says Orion on it, doesn’t mean it is our pit bike. We have found at least 10 different factories in China that have built pit bikes and put “Orion” stickers on them in the last 5 years. This doesn’t mean that our parts won’t fit though. Luckily the factories have done a good job at standardizing the parts they use so it gives the customer a better chance of a parts match. The problem is when there is the customer who buys the imposter bike and has lots of problems with it because the manufacturer used an inferior motor or other parts. This has given our company a bad rap in the past because they actually think they have our pit bike. Unless you bought it directly from us, it would be safe to say you probly don’t have one of our bikes.
So if you are not sure what bike you have, just email us and we can help you identify it. While we can not guarantee a 100% match on parts on a bike we didn’t make, we can possibly come close enough to help you get your pit bike up and running.
Proper break in of your pit bike is crucial. We have heard a million different ways to break in your new pit bike and our method comes from years of trial and error. We won’t go into our entire method here but you can refer to our tech support section of our website for details on the actual process: http://www.orionpitbikesales.com/garage.htm
From our experience the slower the better seems to be the best policy. We usually recommend the heat cycle portion 3-5 times minimum and then take it easy for the first tank of gas. We have noticed on the bigger bore pit bike motors, like the 140cc and the YX150cc, even 5-7 cycles and only 1/4 throttle for the first tank actually makes for a more powerful and snappier motor. Another side effect of a longer break in period that we have noticed is less valve adjustment. Traditionally a valve check & possible adjustment is needed every 10-20 hours. We have had some pit bikes that have had the longer break in period never need adjusting.
So the break in of your pit bike is not the most fun process and takes time but from our experience it could be well worth it.