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.
Stephen - Cradock
Shifta Kit build (using Sick Bike Parts Shifta kit) by
Chris - Primrose
Another custom / theme build (Hip Hop Originals) by Nkosana - Springs
Bikes custom built by Kobus of Aibrush Connection.
Some of these bikes are for sale, should you be interested in purchasing any of these bikes or if you would like Kobus to custom build your own bike, please contact us.
Here are some pictures of my completed bicycle, thank you for the great service.
Richard – Cape Town
Thx for the support, all sparse were inside the kit, it took me about 3 hours to assemble. I have tried to build this time a replica Indian bike.
Faan - Limpopo
Bike almost done, I plan on doing first start and test run tomorrow.
Joe – Kempton Park, Gauteng
My 3 wheeler is running, but still requires some R & D.
Albert – Brits
Custom build by Maritz – MJS engineering Walvisbay, Namibia.
Very neat 4 stroke build by Cape Town Agent Devin of Cycle Works
Thank you very much for your assistance. I shall buy many more kits as I believe this to be a great and inexpensive way of traveling and a wonderful opportunity to have a really great hobby.
Johan - Hartebeesport
Performance carb and expansion chamber exhaust. Note the exhaust manifold adapter. This smooth's out the airflow by compensating for the rectangular exhaust port to the round exhaust pipe issue.
Toit - Kempton park
Reginald's bike custom built by JD – Randburg
Trike built for Giovanni, this bike is going to Palm beach, KZN South Coast – Bike has centrifical clutch with pull start
Avalanche Charge 10 – 22 inch frame – Built for Edward
Rafi's bike – Giant 29iner with Centrifical clutch, this is an ideal off road bike. Rafi – Blairgowrie, Johannesburg
I logged onto ecotrax site looking for the engine kit , and so we call Ecotrax and they explain it'll be here with in a day after we transfer the funds. With most deliveries that come from far distances it takes days to get here , but I was very surprised when we received it the next morning , I thank you for your great service. Keep up the good work.
Keith St Winifreds - KZN South Coast
Schwinn S1 Ladies bike by Rudi – Vanderbijlpark
Bike built by Duncan – Durban
*note the offset performance carb
Thanks for the engine, it works great. Ben - Coligny, North West Province
Felt chopper build. Devin – Kommetjie, Cape Town
Cruiser build for Lebo - Westonaria, Gauteng West
modified FIXIE build by Jorge – Edenvale, this one has brakes
Another radical chopper build. Nkosana – Springs
Exhaust works excellent. Francois – Wilbart, Germiston
I just wanted to show you my bike... Just wish it was run in all ready so I can open the taps and see what it can do. Frank Senekal – Free State
Bike built for Corne, note the rear disk brake installation – Bloemfontein
Avalanche Charge 10 done for Mike, Carltonville. This bike is going to Gordon's Bay Cape Town
Qhuebeka Buffalo – built for Sarel – Pretoria
Jason The Vale Big Ball'in Schwinn Beach Cruiser Chopper bar'd
I own an Ecotrax 66cc engine bicycle and truly am loving it every single day! People asking many questions and constantly turning heads :) – Barry, Mossel Bay
Here is a pic of my install – Mark, Edenvale
Hi, thought I'd send you a pic of my bike. It has got the shift kit on it. Works brilliantly. Ran the motor for the first time today. No hassles so far. Must admit that the motor and the shift kit is not a simple bolt on. I had to do plenty modifications to get everything to fit. But i managed and it was a fun project – Marius, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Paul's go kart built for his great grand son – Paul is 84 years young. Verwoerdpark – Gauteng
Justin's bike – Durban
Hi , I am sending you some more photos of my bike now with the expansion chamber mufflers fitted as well as a Walbro carb. I also fitted a chain tentioner to the shift kit so i don't have to adjust it all the time. The results of the pipe and the Walbro carb was that i gained lots of torque. I can run much higher gears now even going uphill. No high reving of the motor is necessary. And that keeps the motor super smooth in terms of vibrations – Marius, Kempton Park
Dave Sculley's bike after some tuning and the addition of performance carb. Performance has improved dramatically, was struggling to reach 30km/hour. Now getting 47 km/hour on a large 48 tooth rear sprocket - Dave, Kempton Park
2 Schwinn S1's built by Pierre – Serengeti, Kempton Park
2 amazing board track racer replica's built by Dave Mariner and his son Dylan.
They were built from chopped Qhubeka bike frames.
As agreed: the end result. Mods:
Made my own engine mounting & chain tensioner, spring loaded helps alot.
Exhaust is from an old 50cc which had to be heat bent & adjusted to fit the engine & frame.
Took 3 months to finish to the last detail but was worth it. Had it going for a week & it got stolen... Took a little bit of a reward ($) to get the police to get it back. Finally got it back with a few scrapes & dents but still running good & the motor is run in at last...
Dad (Gert) helped a lot, without him the mods & ideas might not have been possible.
Ingenious folding 3 wheeler delivery bike – Albert, Brits
Dylan at the "Legends Day of Champions" at Zwartkops - 1st Feb 2015
Dylan's bike is for sale for R20 000 or nearest offer – Please contact Ecotrax if interested
Fat Bike build with offset motor mount for Scott – Bordeaux, Randburg
Chopper build for Jason – Highway Gardens, Edenvale
Another view of Chopper built for Jason – Edenvale
Dylan's 200cc board track replica – built for the Haksteenpan Speed Week
Schwinn Corvette build for Michael – Centurion
Avalanche build for Pierre – Motorsonic – Edenvale
Yanda's bike with customised expansion chamber exhaust – Yanda – Northcliff – Johannesburg
Some pictures of my bike. Taken me about 6 months to get to this point, still have to fit exhaust ignition and make the tank.
Tyrone - Ballito KZN
Zahiers chopper mock up, more pictures and addition of motor to follow.
Zahier – Kensington, Cape Town
Chock and Dawie's epic 561km ride from Mosselbay to Middelburg in the Cape. The article will appear in the July edition of Bike SA magazine.
Thanks for the excellent service, I received the kit and all part were inside the box. Built the kit into a Peugeot tandem bike, all fits well, just need to extend the carburetor inlet manifold and the exhaust pipe. Faan – Limpopo
Motorsonic bike after powder coating the rims and tank – Pierre, Edenvale
Kobus's latest creation, this one is a birthday present – Kobus, Pretoria
Brent's custom chopper build - Brent, Boksburg
Zahier's completed bike – Flywheel Custom Chariots – Kensington, Cape Town
Chock's bike – Mossel Bay
Thank you I recieved the replacement exhause today... Much appreciated. We fitted the engine yesterday and took it for a test drive, works perfect!
I still want to do a few things more to the bike so will update you.
Must say excellent service on ordering and your aftersale service rocks!
Hardy Bike & Saddle – Cape Town
I have included the first bike I built. This bike was a problem in that it is a cheap China bike purchased from a local China shop with strange size frame and thin material. Be this as it may I modified the lower mounting, made the brakes 60% rear 40% front on one lever, made another chain guide as the standard one would not fit the frame (frame very small diameter pipe). The customer then fitted lights, carrier, saddle bags, chrome mud guards etc. Bike runs well, customer calls it a sport touring bike. Les – George
Just thought I would let you know, been commuting to work for the last 6 weeks with the original build (old Raleigh bicycle). I have enjoyed it so much that I have decided to upgrade to a better bicycle (Giant bicycle with better components). I am saving hours a day and enjoying every moment.
Etienne – Roodepoort – Johannesburg
That is yours truly sitting in the trailer enjoying a crisp (about to pour a glass of chilled wine from the cooler box, to celebrate my 71st Birthday with my buddies). The total length of the trip was 5 days, 360km. Melkbos strand to Langebaan and back.
Chris - Melkbosstrand
Custom fat bike builds. Vasu – Port Elizabeth
Selection of custom bikes built by Desmond – Bedfordview, Gauteng
“Putting the bike through it’s paces in forests around Plettenberg bay” - Hardy
Rat Bike build by Fred of Viljoensdrift Wines, Robertson
Felt custom builds by Tiaan – Cape Agulas. These bikes are for sale, only a few left. If interested please contact Ecotrax
Some of Desmonds latest board traker replica creations.
The Red bike is for sale at R18500 (click on the image to download a small video clip of it - 2.8Mb).
If interested, please contact Ecotrax.
Update from Joburg!
750km's later! Still going strong with custom make sprocket!!
PS - its cold on a bike!
"I received my motorised kit on Friday, I started up the engine yesterday and it really moved well, I'm loving it , I'm really thankful to ecotrax for the top service" - Ahmed, Durban