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Offline Mat1998

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My five cents on Chinese scooter's
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:55:24 PM »
After using a Chinese scoot for two years, here's my five cents on whether they are good or bad, and the answer is it depends where you live. In America, many Chinese scooter's are purchased online and therefore lack any after sales support, but in this country we are fortunate to have after sales support if the bike is something like a big boy, although the after sales customer experience is very much dependant on the dealership near you. In my experience, Chinese scooter's have pretty solid engines, but tend to give problems with the centrifugal clutch and occasionally the transmission and carb. I have over 7000km in Chinese scooters alone, and can safely say the engines are usually pretty decent but do not expect a 13 grand machine to perform like a 30 grand one. Chine scoots will give you some problem sooner or later, although many are minor and are easily fixable but DO NOT buy one if you want a machine which matches the reliability of a car. All in all, they offer excellent value for money and are the perfect solution as long as you aren't afraid to get your hands dirty. I would strongly recommend replacing broken parts with high quality ones to improve reliability and keep your sweet baby hog on the road for years to come.
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Re: My five cents on Chinese scooter's
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 09:48:53 AM »
Well said, couldn't agree more.  :yes:

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Re: My five cents on Chinese scooter's
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 08:27:38 PM »
Agree with what you said 100% My Chinese scooter is doing over 14000km (modded) with minor wear and tear issues but nothing major infact even at 14000km the engine runs better than when it was new.  I know for a fact its not going to let me down in the near future
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Re: My five cents on Chinese scooter's
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 09:19:12 PM »
24k on my Motomia Java Sport,170cc. Only "mod" is a Powerflow zaust and better rubber on the rear - chucked the factory fitted for a Kenda - haven't been any happier.

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Re: My five cents on Chinese scooter's
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 09:22:02 PM »
I sold the big boy at 33k. So to be frank, I'm happy for the "value for money" that it's worth. I don't expect Italian quality, no!

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Re: My five cents on Chinese scooter's
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 03:33:39 PM »
I also have a 170 but the big boy rct