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Chinese bikes thread

Post by Tink » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:29 pm

So.... Who's got a Chinese bike?
Let's see your pictures and here your stories etc..

Here's mine 2014 Honley RX3 250cc, bought it December last year not ridden it yet..
Hoping to get out on next weekend weather permitting πŸ€”πŸ‘
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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Mad Hatter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Looks like the got rid of the original Chinese bike thread I started a couple of years back :cry:

Oh well it was mainly just me nikoli and brehnden chatting shit :lol:

I've had 3 now I think, 2 got stole and one got given to my Mrs as a pile of part :lol: I even got a whole one, a wee Sunnis trackstar. I love them for cheap semi reliable transport and never had a problem as long as I was in top of the maintenance.

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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Bojer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:29 am

I've had quite a few , used my 125 Arrow to ride to Spain and back with no problems at all . There's a few WK 400s out there getting serious use too. https://adventurebikerider.com/forum/vi ... 23&t=40477
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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Bojer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:38 am

Have a 125 Sinnis that gets trail use too :
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Post by Tink » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:38 pm

Bojer wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:38 am
Have a 125 Sinnis that gets trail use too :WP_20170917_12_07_55_Pro.jpg
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Looks like the Sinnis would be nice and light for trail riding... Any issues with it?πŸ‘

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Post by Bojer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Yep , nice and light with less power than you could imagine :lol: but goes along a trail surprisingly well and while not having loads of torque is surprisingly hard to stall. Speed on the road is limited to about 60 mph which is the only real disadvantage with 100+mpg and Β£18 road tax ;-)

The rear shock I have fitted at the moment is a bit light on rebound damping - some are better than others , all a bit random but otherwise no issues or problems .

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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Tink » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:08 pm

Bojer wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Yep , nice and light with less power than you could imagine :lol: but goes along a trail surprisingly well and while not having loads of torque is surprisingly hard to stall. Speed on the road is limited to about 60 mph which is the only real disadvantage with 100+mpg and Β£18 road tax ;-)

The rear shock I have fitted at the moment is a bit light on rebound damping - some are better than others , all a bit random but otherwise no issues or problems .

Can't argue with 100mpgπŸ˜πŸ‘

Sometimes the little cc bikes are a lot better off road as power is gentle πŸ˜‰... Did you buy the Sinnis new?

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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Bojer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:59 pm

No s/h, "carefully run in " by previous teenage owner :lol: - as a consequence (or despite) it runs a treat . Yep , for some while I was using the standard cats paw tyres and it got much better grip and stability than I expected - the low weight and BHP help a lot !

The RX3/CX3 seems to have caught on in the US but seems to have gone a bit quiet over here and like the WK400 trail never seemed to reach "critical mass" despite decent test reports etc .

I'm enjoying the 125 and have a SFM ZX125 (!) undergoing a bit of work as it's replacement , not entirely sure why but it seemed a good idea . :roll:

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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Mikekitts81 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm

there a new 2 stroke that as just come out from china and it is suppose to be a real competitor against the japanese bikes some are saying its the first real chinese enduro to hit the market looks quite good build quailty to . dont think it will keep up with ktms etc but its said to be as good as the japanese bikes suzuki honda and yamaha ... it looks o.k to me tse 250 r and its half the price of the other contenders ..i think chinese bikes have come far over the years now they have started with quailty controls etc they are getting forward in the markets with better quailty parts made for all over the world and not just a little dirt track and a rugged machine to get from farm to farm in china that usually falls bits after the off road riding its had in the year .. nice looking bike if you ask me
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Re: Chinese bikes thread

Post by Tink » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:11 pm

It won't be long now till they become a proper contender for the big boysπŸ‘

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