2008 Roketa Bali 150CC Scooter Review

by Lankee Yankee
(Nashville, TN)

My Roketa Bali Scooter

My Roketa Bali Scooter

I will say this to start. If you are not mechanically inclined, don't buy a Chinese scooter.

Next. You don't need to be a gear head that can degree cams in the dark but you do need to understand the basics of mechanics and understand how things work. Most people that own these are the type that enjoys tinkering and changing things.

When I bought my scooter I did a complete tear down -- yes complete tear down -- which means removing all body parts, wheels etc. I replaced all the cheap hardware (screws, body clips, rubber hoses, clamps etc... nickle and dime stuff, mostly labor. I now have a scooter that is sound proof.

Read up, do a search on Chinese scooter PDI!
If you don't mind tinkering and making improvements, then yes, buying a Chinese scooter will save you thousands of dollars.

If you don't know the difference between a flat head, Philips or a box end wrench, don't buy a Chinese scooter because it will sit and no shop wants to work on them.

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Sep 18, 2009
Connecticut Yankee
by: Ron Goldwyn

Hey Lankee Yankee,

I have a Tomos, that I thought were made in Europe, but it turns out that only their Mopeds do. Their scooters are produced by the SYM corp in China and so far I have not had one problem.

Maybe that is due to the prep work done by the dealer. When he delivered it to my door, the odometer read 12 miles. When I questioned him he said he gave it a complete road test before handing it over to me.

My knowledge of the engine is nil, (GY6) but with a dealer who stands by his sales, I don't have to be. I paid his discounted price which was slightly high than on the internet, but now I drive with peace of mind, but carry a small tool kit just in case.

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