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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: met eish on September 19, 2019, 07:38:10 pm

Title: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: met eish on September 19, 2019, 07:38:10 pm
Hallo Honne
My 950 burnt a valve and I opened the who carcass, couple of major issues.
Any of you fine gents had any dealings with these okes.
http://clivesbikes.co.za/index.php
My 950 needs looove, worn bearings due to oil starvation at some point , contemplating a heart transplant.
R20 k for a 950 engine.... ? to good to be true, help me out here ?
To rebuilt a 950 properly with original parts is expensive and very time consuming.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Altie7deLaan on September 19, 2019, 08:21:12 pm
their ads are all over, be interesting to hear from customers.

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/margate/check-out-clives-bikes-importers-website/1005765683830910360085709?utm_source=ananzi.co.za
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: met eish on September 20, 2019, 09:31:17 pm
Did a bit of pi work and it is looking good, this guy can get hold of almost any bike part.
If this turns out to be legit and efficient he will have plenty of WD customers in future.
Will keep updating.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: ska_sa on September 22, 2019, 04:53:30 pm
Unless he has moved I don’t think he is in margate. To my knowledge he mainly deals in Chinese bike parts for the imports.

I stand to be corrected but he was operating out of Phoenix.

Just be cautious. Maybe place a small order first.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: boere on September 22, 2019, 05:00:35 pm
He wants full payment upfront and then he will import the parts or engine.I was looking for a motor but was not prepared to part with R22K before i have the motor.

To many dodgy deals going around. if he is that good he should have parts/motors available on the floor. But that is just my thinking.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Oubones on September 22, 2019, 06:37:35 pm
I asked my son and does not know such a business in Margate!
He is GM for a security company there and between me and him we know most of the businesses there!
I have seen ads for Clives bikes under Phoenix, Park Rynie and Umkomaas?
Get a street address and I will ask my son to give them a visit to check it out before you pay money over.
Pm me
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: CliveG on September 22, 2019, 06:46:36 pm
Yes, that right, he used to be in Phoenix, but has moved down the coast. He place used to be a total backyard business, jammed packed with piles of Chinese bikes and 4 wheelers. He started selling spares and fixing Chinese bikes and junk, no other bike shop would touch. Then started importing Chinese spares, now he has grown it, to a multi billion business with oversea factories, that make and sell, anything and everything, exciting hey ? You want to believe that ?

A friend of mine went and bought 2nd 4 wheeler seats from him for the foam, when he was in Phoenix.

Would not deal with him, unless I could go there and see and feel, what I am buying.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: met eish on September 22, 2019, 07:11:30 pm
Thanks guys, difficult to part with R20 k at risk !!!
Flipside is if this oke can get a brand new 950 engine for 20 k from Austria this Wilddog site will go mad !!!
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: boere on September 22, 2019, 07:17:55 pm
Thanks guys, difficult to part with R20 k at risk !!!
Flipside is if this oke can get a brand new 950 engine for 20 k from Austria this Wilddog site will go mad !!!
Wat is die kanse dat hy 'n nuwe masjien kan kry vir 20K met ons rand wat so fucked is. :patch: :patch: :patch:
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: met eish on September 24, 2019, 10:31:05 pm
Agree Boere,
Spoke to him ...glad met die bek
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: windswept on September 24, 2019, 10:54:36 pm
Yes, that right, he used to be in Phoenix, but has moved down the coast. He place used to be a total backyard business, jammed packed with piles of Chinese bikes and 4 wheelers. He started selling spares and fixing Chinese bikes and junk, no other bike shop would touch. Then started importing Chinese spares, now he has grown it, to a multi billion business with oversea factories, that make and sell, anything and everything, exciting hey ? You want to believe that ?

A friend of mine went and bought 2nd 4 wheeler seats from him for the foam, when he was in Phoenix.

Would not deal with him, unless I could go there and see and feel, what I am buying.

Looks like you're in Pinetown so it isn't you. :peepwall:
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: CliveG on September 25, 2019, 08:49:28 am

different breed
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Edgar on September 25, 2019, 12:37:31 pm
Like what was stated above, as far as I know, Clives Bikes deals with China bikes. 22K is a lot of money to take chances with
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Kamanya on September 25, 2019, 01:14:37 pm
R22k for a complete rebuild is about right if nothing big is broke or needs replacing.

Just re-nicasil’ing the bores would be about R6k. A full gasket set is nearly the same.

They’re not complicated motors, but I’d ask for a list of previous clients who’ve had their 950 motors rebuild by him. Then I’d call them.

This guy may be good and is tired of fixing junk. Everyone moves up as they go. Just be careful he’s not using you as schooling.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: JustBendIt on September 25, 2019, 03:20:04 pm
R22k for a complete rebuild is about right if nothing big is broke or needs replacing.

Just re-nicasil’ing the bores would be about R6k. A full gasket set is nearly the same.

They’re not complicated motors, but I’d ask for a list of previous clients who’ve had their 950 motors rebuild by him. Then I’d call them.

This guy may be good and is tired of fixing junk. Everyone moves up as they go. Just be careful he’s not using you as schooling.

He is not quoting R22K to rebuild the engine - he is quoting R22K to supply a complete new engine

Where is he going to source a new engine that has been out of production since 2007 ?
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: GeenSand on January 31, 2020, 10:15:37 am
Any Feedback regarding this. Did anyone buy anything from him?
He quoted me R12k for a complete new motor for the DR750 i'm busy rebuilding.


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Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Wooly Bugger on January 31, 2020, 10:48:04 am
@frankmac ?
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: manxkipper on January 31, 2020, 11:14:29 am
I would say it is extremely risky to part with any cash . The whole thing smells off.
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 31, 2020, 01:36:27 pm
I would be very keen to find out more about Clive's bikes, as I see all sorts of wonderful new part ads from them, YZ250 Yamaha barel kits for less than half the price of Yamaha's barrel alone.

Then again, even if you get your money back, it could be with them for a few months, not earning YOU interest. :thumleft:
Title: Clives Bikes
Post by: C-bass on September 19, 2020, 07:41:08 am
Hi guys

Just thought I’d ask if you maybe know if this company is legit and real ?? Sorry if I’m stepping on toes here but one can’t be too careful these days. So I am looking for an engine or engine parts for a superbike and came across these guys..Clives Bikes imports. They basically sells most bike brands engines and engine parts which they import direct from overseas..situated In Margate in the East coast.
Will appreciate if someone can shed some light for me ? They sent me an email with a price and not a real quote attached and there’s no name or email signature on the emails so I can be talking to a random guy from nowhere!

Anyways thank allot. :o
C-bass
Title: Re: Clives Bikes
Post by: madmax on September 20, 2020, 08:28:33 am
if it looks too good to be real it is...
how much they asking up front
can they supply 10 or 12 contactable verifiable references
based on paperwork u say supplied etc sounds suspect
Title: Re: Clives Bikes
Post by: trevo on September 21, 2020, 06:04:54 am
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=241093.msg4388780#msg4388780
Title: Re: Clives Bikes
Post by: C-bass on September 21, 2020, 10:37:16 am
Thank you gents.. yes someone I know in that area went and checked out the adress they supplied and it seems dodgy.. only a small house with no indications of any bike shop or bike related business. Also made a few phone calls of bike shops in the area, Suzuki Margate etc. and according to them there is no bike business like that there.

So yes..that kinda sums it up!! >:(
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: bud500 on September 21, 2020, 01:45:14 pm
Topics merged
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Gwilliams on September 21, 2020, 08:01:10 pm
A few months ago I contacted him, lot of bullshit stories about how he owned an entire production company he bought in the USA . No stock all -on the ship in transit , lot of interest so to ensure delivery large deposit was required. He could supply complete CR 500 and KX 500 motors. I told him I would buy every CR 500 and KX 500 he could deliver.

His response - to do the deal he needed a 50% deposit. Same guy but he was operating out of Ballito - lot of dodgy characters in Ballito - real bullshitter
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: Gwilliams on September 21, 2020, 08:28:53 pm
Now trading out of Drummond
Title: Re: Clives bikes KZN Margate anyone know them ???
Post by: AfricaOffroad on September 22, 2020, 07:08:21 am
A few months ago I contacted him, lot of bullshit stories about how he owned an entire production company he bought in the USA . No stock all -on the ship in transit , lot of interest so to ensure delivery large deposit was required. He could supply complete CR 500 and KX 500 motors. I told him I would buy every CR 500 and KX 500 he could deliver.

His response - to do the deal he needed a 50% deposit. Same guy but he was operating out of Ballito - lot of dodgy characters in Ballito - real bullshitter

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