Longbo 150t Scooter Review

by David Dinsmore
(Rochester, NY, USA)

First off, let me start by saying this scooter has run great since day one. The trick is breaking it in properly... you must not exceed 35-40 mph for about 150 miles. The piston rings must seat properly or you'll get blow by.

Also, most people put too much oil in these scoots... they only hold 27 ounces, not a full quart! Most Chinese scooters have gy6 Honda clone engines. These are great motors if you break these in right. They will last as long as a Japanese scooter with basic maintenance done.

Mine has 5000 miles on it and it still runs strong. Other components such as lights, grips, etc. are not on par. But if you put replacement bulbs and brakes front and back on your scoot you're good to go.

P.S. Only use QUALITY fluids in these things. engine and gear oil. Use Mobil one synthetic or equivalent... you won't regret it! I also suggest putting a performance pipe, jet and uni filter on these; it allows the engine to release crankcase pressure.

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Nov 14, 2010
Good Experience with Longbo 150cc
by: Anonymous

I bought a Longbo 150cc a couple years ago and it's been great. Moved away a while and it sat for 10 months including Michigan winter and still started up, didn't even need a battery charge. Did need to rebuild the carb at 1000 miles, and the muffler needed welding. However, over all it has been great and for the price I highly recommend it. I hope to keep this scooter for many years to come.

FYI, I do all the required maintenance with the highest quality components such as Mobil 1 etc. I don't know if that helps but I don't chance it for the difference in price versus headache.

Apr 20, 2010
Parts for Longbo
by: Jim Zeiser

Antonio: Try www.partsforscooters.com. Here in this country they are the hot seller of parts for Chinese scooters. Also www.absolutelyscooters.net. Dave is pretty smart about these things. He should be able to help you out.

Apr 15, 2010
by: Antonio

i am a mechanic and i have to sell a Longbo 125
for myself it's the first scooter with quality plastics.

Good assemble and 10,000 runs well.

one question!

I need some parts for the engine and i have change my variator and the rollers from a Honda model but now I need the head gasket and i don't have any distributor in Europe... I have looked for a similar Honda engine but no luck.

Nice web site!

urgent help

best regards

Jan 04, 2010
My Experience with the Longbo
by: Yannick

I read with interest your comments about the Longbo adventure 150CC. Here in the DR the Longbo is a good price around 45,000 pesos, and I read that it was the best 150cc scooter seller in the USA.

However mine (350kms) only has had a lot ot teething problems( electric and oil)True do not put too much oil otherwise it gets flooded(oil filter). My problems arose with the facts that my scooter was NOT verified as it arrived from china to the dealer in the DR.

This is no law requirements as in Europe to check scooter entirely before it goes to the showroom, hence I picked up a brand new scooter with already teething problems.

So be aware to have it completely checked(nuts and bolts )particularly, electric system and petrol system, particularly petrol hose from tank to carburetor.

Otherwise great to drive, well appointed for the price, shame cannot get a luggage box here as in Europe or the USA. Ride on !!!!!

Dec 07, 2009
Great Info
by: Kathi

Hey David... A shout out from a previous Rochester resident! I grew up there (in Chili, actually) and my sister still lives in the area. I don't get back too often, but Rochester will always be fond in my heart.

OK... now on topic... thanks for this great review. Never heard of the Longbo, but I bet Jim Zeiser (our cheap Chinese scoot expert here) has. Your advice seems pretty close to Jim's.

If you're going to buy (cheap) Chinese, be prepared to learn how to get the most from it.

Thanks again!

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