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Posted: 10/12/2007 12:51:09 PM EST
Anyone have any experience with them? They're dirt cheap and I've read reviews online from others who have been pleasantly surprised with the reliability of the motors. The biggest complaint has been from the hardware used to assemble them, seemingly made from poor quality alloys and steels. But! You can pick up a trail bike brand new with a warranty for under $1k. Yes yes I know, they're made in China, but the same thing was said of Honda's back in the 60's being Japanese junk. So lets hear your personal experience.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:52:10 PM EST
Do it man and give an AAR!!
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:54:47 PM EST
the one I'm looking at is HERE
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:55:48 PM EST
My brother is a big moto cross and sand nut. His kids are harder on equipment than anyone. They had a chinese made bike. It was like an 80cc. It was OK for awhile but things broke easier. I imagine it depends on how hard you use it and how easy and cheap parts are. You have to realize they break everything.

Anyway that is my two cents. It may be a gamble.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:56:29 PM EST
My buddy bought them for his kids and had similar results with the fasteners. He basically replaced and/or locktited every fastener and has been happy with them for a few years.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:59:05 PM EST
16hp
238lbs

what a pig
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:00:24 PM EST
You realize that "Made in China" is actually a WARNING, right?
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:02:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 1:03:19 PM EST by VTwin60]

Originally Posted By gaspain:
16hp
238lbs

what a pig


Actually thats about average if not better than most 200-250cc 4 strokes regardless of manufacturer. Even the 250 two smokes, hardly produce more than that.

And yes I already own two Yamaha's. I'm just looking for a cheap trailbike.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:02:49 PM EST
Go Honda/Kawasaki/Yamaha/KTM/Husquavarna or go home.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:04:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By VTwin60:
And yes I already own two Yamaha's. I'm just looking for a cheap trailbike.


if it was me, I wouldnt want to get stranded out in the middle of the woods or dunes when that thing breaks.

Do you watch the show Survivorman
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:06:39 PM EST
I would buy one of the small quads for a 5-6 y/o child but I wouldn't waste my money on the fullsize dirtbikes. A buddy of mine bought a Chinese 50cc quad for his 5 y/o daughter and the thing is POS - the frame is not square, you can see the diamond shape in the frame when the quad is sitting on the back end with the front wheels pointing straight up. He has also had to replace every suspension 'bushing' on the thing. When his daughter physically outgrows the quad the bike will go in the garbage.

Brian
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:07:17 PM EST
Man those look pretty cool. I used to ride with a buddy who had an extra '99 YZ125. I loved that thing. If I were going to be riding trails or dunes in BFE I probably wouldn't do it. But since I would be riding cattle pastures and old logging roads where I hunt, I would probably do it. Don't be hard on shit and it will last longer than you think.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:07:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By VTwin60:
And yes I already own two Yamaha's. I'm just looking for a cheap trailbike.


if it was me, I wouldnt want to get stranded out in the middle of the woods or dunes when that thing breaks.

Do you watch the show Survivorman


No but I have rolls of elephant dung kept in a ziploc baggie which I squeeze and drink just for extra fibre in my diet, does that count?
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:08:04 PM EST
Three words:

Piece of shit


I raced motocross for 15 years, I kinda-sorta know what I'm talking about
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:09:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mxpatriot51:
Three words:

Piece of shit


I raced motocross for 15 years, I kinda-sorta know what I'm talking about


I've been riding motocross as well for 15 years, as I stated, this is not for motocross use. Its for fire roads and hill trails.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:19:14 PM EST
good luck getting a spark plug/air filter/oil filter for it
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:21:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By Mxpatriot51:
Three words:

Piece of shit


I raced motocross for 15 years, I kinda-sorta know what I'm talking about


I've been riding motocross as well for 15 years, as I stated, this is not for motocross use. Its for fire roads and hill trails.


I stand by my POS statement.

What did the other poster quote, 18 HP for 238 pounds? The kids on bicycles will be smoking you.

It'd personally buy an old, beater dirt bike before that.

Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:24:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By moparman71:
good luck getting a spark plug/air filter/oil filter for it


You MIGHT find a spark plug and you can always kludge a filter but good luck on any other parts...break a lever? Like that NEVER happens?

Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:25:00 PM EST
Buy it!

They need the funding!
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:25:36 PM EST
Chicom dirtbikes? No way, I don't want to be exposed to lead-based paint!
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