Retro Chinese Scooter 49.5 cc Review

by Noel Heads

The GIANTS have arrived

The GIANTS have arrived

Don't spook the GIANT... He's Going to BITE! First of all, growing up as a kid in England we used to say don't buy that cheap Japanese crap, motor bikes, cars they made out of recycled tin cans. That's what Triumph, and B.S.A told us.

Well try and catch those tin cans now on the race track. The corporate world is scaring the crap out of people not to buy Chinese scooters because they know what's coming down the pipe.

They are so worried they themselves have gone to China to get a piece of the pie. (and even some of the parts & accessories you have already purchased for your scoot).

I have bought and sold over 10 of these machines. If you buy one online, make sure and go over the scooter to check all its components: nuts and bolts, alignment, lights etc.

Remember you are buying an online scooter out of the box. So usually a dealer ship does this is called a P.D.I.; if you don't know what this means get a QUALIFIED mechanic to give it the once over BEFORE YOU RIDE IT.

I have ridden these babies with little problems and remember it's only 49cc, not a HARLEY be gentle for the first while 500 - 1000 KMS and change the oil often. It's cheap -- they only use 1 Qt.

About the most common thing I replaced was front wheel bearings. I got some cheap Japanese (punt) replacements from KAMAN Bearings for $10 a wheel.

And just think if for some reason you do blow the motor or it don't run good enough, you can buy a whole new motor complete with running gear, drive train, belt, starter motor, every thing comes with it except the carb for under $450 or instead of buying one of the competitors' scooters you can buy three of Chinese scooters and keep them for the parts.

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