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May 12

Posts: 111

LearnerRider says:

I love Chinese bikes

After looking for my next bike (a125 cc) I stumbeled across various nackered old yams and Hondas, but in the end after all they where 20 years old and asking cose to £800. So after a year of owning a Chinese 50cc that I love to bits, I have decided to go for another Chinese bike the lexmoto arrrow, after all it comes with a 2 year warrenty from a dealer I know and trust and let's face it for under a grand for a brand spanking new machine, why buy used? I know a lot you you guys on hear will hate the things, but I have to say Chinese bike have won a place in my heart!

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Mar 09

Posts: 8929

jaffa90 says:


Sounds ok,more so with a dealer you know.

Warranties vary from dealer to dealer,

some are parts only warranty for 12 months (you pay labour),

some you have to pay for.


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Barney Fartpants


Sep 07

Posts: 2174


My disdain was more for the shameless rip-offs that come out of chinese factories like, "Hongdu", "Hongda", "Haoda", etc.


However if it was me I'd still go for a used, known Japanese brand. At re-sale time there'd be less of a painful hit than selling off the used lexmoto.


That said, health to enjoy your new bike, (when you get it) :smile

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Dec 12

Posts: 352

pulse adrenalin .....

me daughter might be getting one ....aint sure if its a chinkie jobby ...or korean .... loads sold .. looks ok anawl ( motad tylee ) ... theres another one anawl summat like sinnis apache or the like ... ldentical .....


fuck im a bit drunk ....but at least i can type ....( just a bit drunk = like 8 cans ..........;lokin forward too baggies match u ..........although were in for a right tatterin ....:upset:

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denzil z9


Apr 07

Posts: 338

denzil z9 says:

bloke next

doors nephew had one of them shaun. It sat behind our bins for a fortnight, knackered, and he reckoned he'd had nowt but bother. Must say I thought it looked well tidy. And you can get a bad bike made by anyone.  Each to their own

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Dec 08

Posts: 1545

Blader2005 says:

gotta say........

i know a couple of colleagues who bought chinese 125 to commute on... and both despaired at the way they fell apart and failed mechanically!!! 

me personally wouldnt touch them.. would rather take the option of an older jap 125..

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Oct 06

Posts: 1533

BaldE35 says:

Chinky kit

Son had a kinroad 125 cc it should have been called a F*kin-road. I can fix most basic problems but this one just kept on falling apart not so much mechanically but electrically. Every join every junction, every fixture would just fall apart. The joints in the loom were so bad we rewired a large section just to have the next section die. Very frustrating. One drop of water and the thing would short-out and stop dead and this was on so called off road bike!

The only thing I'd suggest is find an owner of the bike you intend to buy an crawl all over the bike looking at the workmanship.

Don't believe the dealers they are all aware of the issue with these bikes I think the cops and Trading Standards should be involved- how can you sell and vehicle that could easily pack up on a busy road - just plain dangerous.       

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Aug 02

Posts: 2737

spondonste says:

Chinese bikes

Good luck with your new bike and hopefully it won't fall apart. In todays throw away society I can understand people buying something adequate that's new and has a waranty. There is however a large number of people that have been biten by chinese bikes falling apart/ breaking down frequently over time and I wouldn't consider parting with cash for one. Second hand retail value is also somewhat low.


You wouldn't be in the pay of chinese bike manufacturers are you??


As an aside I bought a good condition 2nd hand CBR600F for £800  a few years ago and have put 38,000miles on it with routine maintenance. Can't see a 12 year old chinese bike being as reliable.

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Nov 02

Posts: 1338

norris says:


Luck of the draw with Chinese bikes. I've known people who've had the 34 with egg frieed rice, which were ok, but others that had the 69 and had loads of sh*t from them.

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Aug 05

Posts: 7568

babyblade41 says:

from experience

with my kids, dont waste your money. They are cheap to buy with attractive warranties. They are serious shite.

Don't touch with a barge pole

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Barney Fartpants


Sep 07

Posts: 2174


Getting sh*t off of a 69?


Not good :upset: :lol:

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