the following comment on HELLO PETER: I
enquired about a product and was surprised to get
a response in a couple of minutes Ecotrax, as one
is more often than not lucky to get any response
whatsoever from businesses nowadays. Then I ordered
from Ecotrax, and was kept up to speed with every
single detail of my order. Delivery was arranged
and made to the minute by Ecotrax. A small defect
was discovered in the equipment and reported via
e-mail to Hilton of Ecotrax. Again, within minutes,
he responded and promised to send a replacement
part within maximum 2 working days. Mere hours later,
however, he phoned (although I could not take the
call and realised only later it was him when I compared
the number to that of a sms I received) and then
sent an sms saying that the part had been obtained
and will be sent to me. Within 2 hours later I got
another e-mail from Ecotrax with the tracking number
of the parcel and also a projected time of delivery.
Thank You Ecotrax and Hilton for outstanding customer
care and service. One does not easily come across
this exceptional level of customer service. it makes
one feel special and certainly guarantees a succesful
future for Ecotrax.
Chris took to the ecotrax like a fish to water.
Thanks for helping to build.
Looking forward to new shipment.
My wife who has just turned 71
went for a ride today without any mishap at all,
and BE ADVISED she has never riden a motorbike before.
Thanks for all your help!
Strange how my old
bike suddenly got a life and personallity! Can’t
keep the smile off my face!
*Customized rear mounted engine, should you require
a customized bracket please contact
A photo of my running
project! Already 230km on the clock…
Just a photo to brag and a note
to say thank you, I haven't had this much fun in
Eurika Bentwoodinn, Underberg
BMX 66cc conversion
Our bike runs like a charm!! Its scary though...
we are getting over 60km/h out of it!
Thought I would send you a pic
of my bike. The frame and running gear is at a good
point, its got some good tires, different bars,
stripped down with a custom front engine mount and
custom chain guides. Im going to start modifiying
the motor now, balance, port and build a pipe for
Thought I’d send
you pics of my bike!
Shaun along with daughter
and the family hound!
A while ago a purchased one of the
kits from you, since then I had installed my unit
and all is 100% and fun to ride.
Simple to install, everything you need is in the
kit. Great fun to ride.
Note the expansion chamber exhaust system. Should you be interested in an upgraded exhaust, please contact Ecotrax.
"Took me 2 weeks to build this custom chopper bicycle.
A few setbacks with the chain lengths and tensioners but we managed. I will be making my own frames to cut costs, will be busy with a jig soon. Watch this space!!"
Pretoria University Ecotrax demo bike ridden by Marnus.
The bike rides very well, and the engine starts with no great pedalling effort. It has ample power too, and can go up even the steepest Cradock hills without help. The booklet says that it will have a lot more power after its 500 km run-in period. One just has to remember to pull the clutch in at every stop street, and to pedal away till a few km per hour, then release the clutch again. Eben has made some short movie clips of me careering up and down the road outside his house, much to the amusement of onlookers.
Board Track Racer - Replica.
Thought I would send some pics for your web site. This bike belongs to Christo. He built it up.
Barry, Cape Town
As promised the pic's of my finished Moto-bike
Wolf, Ballito KZN
Hi, I received my engine kit on Friday afternoon, and have completed the installation. It runs very well, thank you very much. Please see attached photo.
A few of the bikes built by Duncan in Durban and proven top speed.
Duncan is our agent in Durban you may contact Duncan by CLICKING HERE!
Louis, working at a gold mine in Tanzania.
Very neat Schwinn Beach Cruiser build by Martin,
Sun Valley, Cape Town
My bike "Blits Kriek" is running perfect. Albert, Brits
Nicholas, Newcastle (KZN)
Grubee Starfire Gen II build (Slant head with
flange mount carb). Should you be interested
in the Grubee motors please contact Ecotrax.
This is a raleigh I built. Having lots of fun thanks.
Silverback Shifta kit build - Reuben, Edenvale
We have the bike up and running – Tracy thinks it's great fun – Mark, Cape Town
4 Stroke build by Chris, Primrose Johannesburg
Should you require more information about the 4 stroke motor please contact Ecotrax
Overall I am very impressed with the kit, as well as the support I received from Bertie (Cape Agent for Ecotrax), and I will definitely build a second one as soon as I can find a suitable frame" Jacques, Somerset West – Capetown.
Board Track racer replica - Johan, Wonderboom South
Custom bike build and paint by Piet, Vanderbijlpark
Thank you very much for all the help and the super service.
Another build by John, Vryheid.
Just took my first successful test drive an hour ago! Goes like a charm! There is still a LOT of work to be done thought, like a custom exhaust etc.
Schwinn Stingray by Johan, Pretoria
Herewith a photo. It is running well and already attracting a lot of attention. Ben, Pretoria
As promised some pictures of my (motor-)bike. Bert, Kenton on Sea
Shaun's bike getting some attention outside the Harley Clearwater store, Johannesburg
I am surprised at how well this concept works. Looks like lots of fun. Chris, Melkbosstrand – Capetown
Attached a few photos after completion you can use them on your web if you like.
The bike is going well. My 14 year old grandson visited us at home in Sedgefield recently for the school holidays and put the bike through some rigorous testing every day.
Hi Hilton. I like the bike engine, already done some mods. Exhaust is a must, cylinder skimmed by 0.5mm. My son did the carb extension and bike goes very well. Thanks!
Christo, Port Elizabeth
Innovative design by Alan Hall, you may visit his website for more details.
I have modified the chain tensioner to a spring tensioner and this has improved the actions tremendously and should help with the chain stretch problem and the loose chain noise and backlash.
As you can see I have fitted a swivel bush in the top of the original slide, this required filing out the top of the slot to fit the bush.
The swivel arm is 5mm plate and the spring I purchased at a local car spares shop.
I manufactured the spring bracket on the rear fork from 3mm plate and drilled it through into the frame to insert a self tapping screw, this stops the bracket from slipping down the frame.
The chain guard needed a little tweeking but fits well.
Can you maybe put my bike on the website? You know its nice to show off!
Iain , Boksburg
66cc build – John, Secunda
Received in good order thanks, and got mine started last night for the first time and took a few runs and up and down the street, awesome!
Thanks again :)
Reece – Bantry Bay, Cape Town
Giant Simple Seven build - Fabien, Claremont Cape Town
The 50kph top speed on my bicycle computer is clearly inaccurate. Did another test with my dad driving next to me and I'm getting 60kph – Garreth, Johannesburg
Custom God-Father Chopper build by Nkosana – Springs
Our bikes are done, came out very nice. Pieter, Pretoria North
Custom build by Ahmed - Parys
Bobs Bike - Edenvale
I recieved the stuff on thursday thanks, and all things are running nicely, 3 out of the four people in my house will now be motoring to campus everyday! :)
Peter – Claremont, Capetown
Just some news of my Indian Replica Ecotrax bike. It's still running brilliantly by the way, and the engine is fully run in.
Firstly, a reporter of the Burger (by far largest Afrikaans newspaper in the Western and Eastern Cape) heard about my Indian replica bike and came to see it and had a short interview with me.
Then about 2 weeks ago a local reporter for the central Karoo Region newspaper Midland News saw me on the bike, and made an appointment to do an article and photos of it. This article appeared in last week's Midland News.
I think the main attraction at this stage on my "silly" bike is the baboon skull at the front, which opens its mouth and its eyes pop out whenever ones blows the hooter! It has horns from an Nguni cow and the neck vertebrae are made up from a Tsessebe (Red Hartebeest) backbone. It took me many evenings to get all the mechanics right so that the eyes and mouth co-ordinate their movement, but it was well worth the effort. I have also fitted some rat traps with fake dead rats, a spare headlamp (ie a candle!) and other silly oddments since I last contacted you.
By the way, I have had some enquiries from people regarding the Ecotrax engine kits after the recent newspaper articles, and I have given them your details. I think the high petrol price has a lot to do with the recent interest in the engine kit.