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Email:  newcreationleathercraft@yahoo.com
Greg Wood, 814 McDowell Country Trl, Asheboro, NC 27203  Cell Phone: 843-251-7512

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ICE BEAR 300cc TRIKE REVIEW

BEWARE!...Could be DEADLY...DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!  2011 ICE BEAR 300cc Trike REVIEW.

MY PERSONAL REVIEW AND EXPERIENCE WITH THE ICE BEAR 300cc TRIKE

 

I bought this on my birthday on Aug 4th, 2012.  I bought it from someone who had it a short time.  Due to his declining health he was selling his bikes.   It only had 190 miles on it.  So I would consider this practically BRAND NEW.

Originally it was all grey, but due to it arriving in the crate with scratches on the body, the original owner had the back cover painted red.  That is why you won't see this type of color combo.

Below are the list of problems I have had and continue to have...

 

On the first day, I ran out of gas on the interstate...why?....because the gas gauge showed I had almost 3/4 of a tank left....it doesn't work!

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Soon after that, a gasket went bad in the middle of the motor, cost me over $450 to have that fixed.  He had to take the body off, take the motor apart to get to the gasket.  It did not just leak oil, it poured/streamed out.  I was using a quart of oil...A DAY!

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The back tires did not even last 1000 miles.  It's time for new back tires again... the new ones I bought lasted about 2500 miles.

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Low beam light went out less than 500 miles.

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Vibration on the bike is terrible...all the plastic shakes and is noisy.

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3 of the metal brackets that hold the covers on have cracked/broken due to the excessive vibration.

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Windshield screws/rubber inserts are terrible, never tight.  I keep it covered all the time, but still the windshield looks terrible, looks like tiny cracks all over it.

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Will not go into reverse anymore.

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Also the plastic over the entire bike is so cheap and brittle, I have cracks everywhere.  The right side compartment cover on the right side, cracked down the middle and just fell off.

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My ignition key component is loose...just hanging there by wires.

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Brake reservoir windows are cracked and leak fluid.

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I was leaving one day and felt a bump....I looked behind me and the radiator fan was laying in the middle of the road/wires stripped out....just fell off.  I checked into getting the fan replaced....they don't just sell the fan...you have to buy the radiator also!!!

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I got back one day and looked down and the muffler guard was gone...it fell off while riding.

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The muffler is always loose, it will not tighten.   I have to clamp it to the frame to keep it tight otherwise it backfires all the time.

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Could not get it started....I just had to replace the carburetor, another $200.

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Even after having the carb replaced, it was sputtering terribly, Stator wire went bad and had to replace that.

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They state you get 75 mpg....you might get 55-60 at best.    It will run about 65 mph tops, downhill.

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Water cooled, you have to take the cover apart just to put water in it....terrible design!   And putting it back together again and again wears out the cover and it will crack and break.  You have to forceably pop it apart and pop it back in.

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Very cheaply made with those slide on clip nuts for screws, which they fall off easily and disappear.

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Dependable?....WHEN it's WORKING...I only TRUST it to run to town and back, which is about 5 miles away.
It's constantly something going wrong.  Don't plan on any long or semi long trips!

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7-26-14   Ok...here is the latest disaster....the back left wheel bearing is GONE!  I'm driving down the highway and the backend shifts, like I hit a wet spot.  A little further down the road and I had to pull over it was so bad.  I turned around and LUCKILY, the scooter repair shop was less than a mile back down the road.  I barely made it to find out the wheel was wobbling really bad.  They took the wheel off and the little ball bearings just fell out.   

If I had been going fast and this had happened....
I could have flipped/crashed/been thrown into traffic/
dead!

    Less than 3500 miles and the wheel goes bad!  When will the other one go bad?  No telling how much this is going to cost me...  These bikes aren't just poorly made!....

they could be DEADLY!

I know many comment on how cheap China products are...
well, this is a prime example!

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Most of these problems have happened within the first year of having it.  I have had this less than 2 years, less than 3500 miles!
I have spent well over $1000 in repairs so far....
If I had spent over $4500 to buy this new and still had to spend all this on repairs...
@#$%!

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Great Design...It looks great....and I get compliments on it all the time...
but I will tell YOU what I tell them...

 

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BUY AMERICAN!....or if you can't, buy JAPANESE/HONDA....
stay away from the potentially
"deadly" ICE BEAR CHINA CRAP!

Just to say....all of the above is my personal review and experience.  I have nothing against the ICEBEAR company.  Just according to my experience they make a TERRIBLE product and now that this latest wheel disaster...a potentially DEADLY product.  Just BEWARE...you have been WARNED!

....just my 2 cents...NOT a happy biker...

Comments can be sent to Greg Wood:  newcreationleathercraft@yahoo.com

 

Looks like I am not the only one!

 
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BOUGHT A NEW 2012 MAGNUM FROM AMX MOTORSPORTS HAD IT 2HOURS IT BROKE DOWN NOW ITS BROKE DOWN AGAIN WOULD LIKE MONEY BACK DUE TO I THOUGHT I BOUGHT A TRIKE BEING IN GOOD SOUND BEING NEW IN STEAD I'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT BEEN BREAKING DOWN ABOUT EVERY 2 WEEKS SINCE IVE HAD IT WITH UNDER 97 MILES ON IT THEY HAVE HAD IT MORE THAN I HAVE SO WHO EVER READS THIS IN MY OPINION I WOULD NOT HAVE ANYBODY BUY A ICE BEAR TRIKE OR PRODUCT FOR IT'S NOT WORTH IT WAITING TO GET FIX AND GOING OUT WITH MY PURCHASE OF 5000,00

 

I bought a Chariot 300cc trike, called Magnum 300cc, 2010 model online in March from County Motor Sports, distributed by Ice Bear. Came in a crate, still 149 miles & not once went or came back home without problems.

85% of the time needed a jumper to start it. On an average of 10 miles the exhaust comes loose & I have to tighten it again in the street. By now I have the scooter trike full of tool, I have my battery jumper, battery charger when I go to work & I have to use the lights later, wrenches, duct tapes...

Other than the $5000 i paid, wasted another $650 so far on the fuel pump, stator, carb & valve adjustment, fan... You cannot ride this scooter 20 MPH & make a curb.

The rear tires lift off the ground or roll over easy since it's got no rear suspensions. It's like a go kart or a kid tricycle. All 3 wheels are joined in one frame without rear suspension that you cannot lean at all when you make a turn.

All 3 wheels stays on the ground like a train on a track, a little speed and you're gone off the street. The rear shocks are there for the seat only.

Engine overheats, to change tires or work under, you have to take off the rear apron & by now I got mine all cracked & scratched. To fill the radiator, you have to take off the whole darn front panels & windshield.

They claim it does 85MPH but not a mile more than 65MPH, handlebar wobbles. There is not one screw or bolts and nut that is not lost & replaced because of the vibrations & cheap kind of nuts.

So far the front shocks already bottomed out (cheap). What makes it worse are the vendors & the distributors that got approval from the government to import this crap.

They don't even know anything about a scooter let alone this trike coupe. Engine is not as advertised 300cc nor a GY6. It's one of them Yamaha clone that got no parts & it's water cooled too.

Don't have a manual, don't come with it even though it's promised. Tech support is a joke. They referred me to call China. Once they received my money, they told me it's an employee or public Co.

No boss, no owner & the money is invested in stocks, nowhere to complain. You have to take out the whole carb to adjust the air/fuel mixture since the adjustment screw is at the bottom unusually.

What makes these junks are the agents & Companies around with big names, website & their adds. Beware Chinese scooters & their vendors are there to get us. These scooters are not in any way close to Italian made or Japanese made & some of their prices is more than a decent scooter.

 

I have a made in Japan Yamaha Majesty 250 (4D9). I freaked when I saw this Magnum Chariot, it's a bad Chinese copy of the Yamaha. Look up the specs on the Yamaha and you'll see it's light years ahead of any copy from China. Yes, there are made in China Yamahas but only the small displacement scooters or bikes are made there. If it's going to be sold in Japan, the quality is usually very good. You get what you pay, but let's not support some fly by night company that's selling a product that might kill someone due to low quality and bad design. Buy the real thing and you'll live longer and happier! Buying and riding cheap junk gives our sport a BAD name.

 

I just bought one of these Icebear Trikes and at first like anything new I loved it. But with less the 200 miles on it the rear decking is cracking right where the mounting screws go through. I have lock-tite everything and parts fall off and drivers behind me run them over. What am I going to do when the rear deck falls off? Icebear is selling a defective product and knows there is problems and I don't know how they get away with that. They are unsafe with bad tires that have no warranty mine where not even balanced. The people at Icebear won't even talk to you and the guy who answers the phone Kristian will hang up on you. Don't waste your money you will get sued by a driver that hits your falling body parts or even get someone killed. Spend the extra money and buy a good bike. Elizabeth at the factory thinks she is above everybody and will not put you through to the parts dept. This is a piece of shit unsafe and defective product that you will be unhappy with sooner or later. With 200 miles on it I am scared to drive it. Anybody want to buy it?

 

I have owned an Ice Bear 300R Trike for almost three months. It has been operational for only one week of that time with numerous breakdowns and is in the shop now for a blown rear axle and gear box. I am told it will take five weeks to get the parts this time. I wanted to return the trike and get my money back because of all the breakdowns and it also qualifies for the Lemon Law, but was told "NO" refund. My advice is stay away from Ice Bear products; they do not care about their customers.

 

The trike was setup at a certified Wild Fire scooter dealership. The trike is used back and forth to work on paved roads and still breaks down.  Leaking gear housing, No reverse, bad rear right axel, broken faring bracket because of the vibration, I could keep going but I think you get the point.

 

Oh yeah.....need parts for it?  See what this parts store has to say...


Icebear Trike Parts!
These hard to find parts are not hard to find just hard to get: 
We no longer carry icebear parts due to the poor performance of management in the parts department at icebear manufacuture warehouse in california.   When their parts department gets better management we will supply them again. 
GOODLUCK!
   THANK YOU!     SHOPTATVPARTSONLINE STAFF

 

 

 

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Standard Belt Prices!

1 1/2" $40 (most common size),   1 3/4" $42,    1 1/4" $38,   1" $32   (U.N.O.)
 Any Painting/Coloring $5 extra.  Brown tones/red tone background staining are standard and included in the standard pricing, no extra charge.
Kids Belts $3 off regular adult prices. (Size 26" and under)


XL Belts $55  (45" up to 70"+/-)
I have to use extra thick and extra long belts which cost much more per foot.

Shipping/Handling: $8 Priority Mail add $1 for each add'l belt.

Example:  A typical belt w/o painting is: $40 + $8 s/h = $48 total

Expedited Service
Expedited Service (ES)  applies to BELTS ONLY, not Santa orders.
Normally, if I am pretty much caught up and there are only a few orders pending, I can have your order out in several days.  But, if I have a list of orders to get out, and if you are pressed for time, Expedited Service is available. This puts you at the top of the list. Order will go out within 1-2 days.  Expedited Service is an additional $10.  Add $8 for each add'l belt.

Example: Typical belt $40 + $8 s/h + ES $10 = $58 total

Email your order to me at:
newcreationleathercraft@yahoo.com 

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Just give me a call anytime at:

843-251-7512

Greg Wood
Leathersmith, Since 1973
My mailing address:
 

Greg Wood
814 McDowell Country Trl

Asheboro, NC 27203  
Cell: 843-251-7512


Make  Money Orders
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Greg Wood

Paypal address to pay to:
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Guarantee

If by chance, there is a problem with your order, please let me know.  If I have made a mistake on your order, I will gladly redo it and pay the shipping also. 

Please READ about SIZING your belt.  It is simple to understand if you read the instructions.  I provide you 3 different ways to size the belt, so please try to do as many as possible.  If you are not sure about how to size it, just call or email me.  If you have any questions about the forms, the more questions you ask, the less chance of a mistake and you not getting your order perfect.

After receiving your belt and it is too small or too big and I followed your listed size on the form, I cannot make you another one for free. 
If I sized it wrong, I will be glad to make another one and send it to you for free....that is my Guarantee!

Just a note to say, I am a Christian and this is a Christian business.  I will put most anything on a belt except things and words that go against my moral values.  For example,  I don't carry "pot" stamps and will not put curse words or upside down 5 pointed stars (pentagrams) on belts.  I hope you understand my convictions on this, we are here to glorify God in whatever we do.

1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."

...that includes what I put on my belts...

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Greg Wood
814 McDowell Country Trl

Asheboro, NC 27203  
Cell: 843-251-7512

 

 

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