Anyone own a Chinese bike?
Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:24 PM
It cost me $35 to insure for the whole year, gets over 80mpg regularly, cruises smoothly at 50 mph, never let me stranded other then two flat tires that were plugged roadside.
Oil change takes 15 minutes, valve adjustment can be performed while the engine is running with a single tool.
So far I've put over 8200 miles on it, the tires are a bit worn, CVT belt still in decent shape.. pretty good for $1499 shipped to my driveway.
Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:17 AM
I brought a Longjia 125 scooter brand new for £800 back in 07 as a first bike.
It lasted me just over a year & 5500miles with no servicing (because no one wanted to service it).
Anyway it ran good until after a year when I started having engine power problems and had 2 throttle cable snaps.
I hear Chinese bikes have gotten lots better since the early ones.
I dont regret getting it because I made all my noob mistakes on it.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:52 AM
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:12 PM
As much as I've enjoyed my little scoot, my next one will def. be a Honda, no freakin' doubt. Your scooter is actually a replica of the Honda Reflex, which can be bought for about $1,700-$3,500 depending on condition and mileage. VERY great scooter.
If I had the money I'd buy these in a heartbeat: http://www.ksl.com/i...=&search=reflex -- http://www.ksl.com/i...=&search=reflex
Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:22 PM
The body may look like a Reflex, but the engine is a Honda Helix 244cc clone. i've got over 10k mi. on my Chinese scooot now, still running strong, but the plastic parts start to deteriate, brittle plastics tend to shatter when accidental bump in the garage occurs.
Edited by cat0020, 17 February 2012 - 02:23 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:49 PM
I would assume the Reflexs' engine was based on the Helixs' so it's darn close enough and yeah that's something I noticed on my scooter is that the plastics are very, very cheap... I basically do not touch them and leave it in my shed so it doesn't get bumped.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:23 AM
Not even close, Helix engine have piston trveling near vertical to ground level, Helix engine have piston travel near horizontal.
Even though the picture below shows the Yamaha 257cc engine, but the engine configuration is much similar to Honda Reflex vs Helix.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:21 PM
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