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  1. #1 help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
    C-Moto Not-so-Noob thedoc62's Avatar
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    I need a new or used complete engine for my Skyteam V-Raptor 250
    Can anyone help me find it in Europe so I can skip the terrifying shipping and custom expenses for items coming from China ?
    Any help or advice is welcome
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  2. #2 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    What price do the official EU importer quote you:

    http://www.skyteammotor.com/About_Us/
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  3. #3 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    Almost 600 euros
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  4. #4 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    prices range from 250 $ from chinese sites to 599 on a german site
    but if you add shipping expenses and custom taxes you end up to almost 600 anyway
    I paid 820 euros for the whole bike so this expense is out of discussion
    hope to find a decently used engine over europe, maybe even a new one with another name on it (as long as it is the 166FMM type), Loncin or Lifan or Zongshen or else does not seem to make a big difference, they look very similar indeed
    if I had time and money to waste I could even think of "transplanting" a water cooled unit on the Raptor (a guy in Australia did it with nice results)
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  5. #5 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    Damn! 600 euros?! It's better to buy a second hand bike and use it a donor.

    Or get a new bike and use the Skyteam as donor :D
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  6. #6 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    yeah you're damn right, pal
    i got an answer from someone in Sicily who sells a used dirt bike for parts
    Zongshen engine but the type is ZS167FMM
    not sure if it fits and moreover it seems a very old one, he knows nothing about kms done
    this is the problem when you look for something that you cannot see and touch and check in real life, you have to trust the seller at the very end of a deal
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  7. #7 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    You can search in this website Skyteam Spanish importer and they offer technical support

    https://motorrecambio.com/en/238-v-raptor-250cc-st250-2
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  8. #8 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    I thank you all for your answers and advices, guys, but I contacted already most european importers/dealers/sellers and they do not sell complete engines............they ask me what parts I need
    the few ones who do sell the entire engine ask over 500 euros
    the engine could be ordered from China at 250 $ but sending it over europe plus italian custom taxes (22% IVA + some more on the declared value) gets the final price even higher than 500-600 euros
    in order to just buy parts, i'd need to dismount everything and check damages and although it seems the most reasonable choice, this is exactly what I wanna avoid to keep expenses as low as possible
    that's why I am looking for the less expensive complete new engine I can find over the european community or eventually a decently used one
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  9. #9 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    am officially closing this topic as I sent my raptor to wreckage and bought a marvellous SWM SM500R..........was time for that after such a messy period
    see you guys around
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  10. #10 Re: help needed to fix a Skyteam V-Raptor 
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    Ok, have fun with your bike and may the force keep you away of Chinese crap :)
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