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Thumpstar 125 Pro / The U.P.C XSI Pro

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I get my Thumpstar 125 Pro tomorrow :eek::D:eek::D

Can't wait... :eek:

Just wanted to share a test of the bike... The bike is called U.P.C in the US, but here in Europe it's called Thumpstar :D

The Test:

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/mini-moto-mag-2005-3.JPG

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/mini-moto-mag-2005-3-2.JPG

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/mini-moto-mag-2005-3-3.JPG

Pictures:

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/foam%20pit%20action_0727.JPG

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/mini%20bike%20flips_0638.JPG

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/003.JPG

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/mini%20bike%20flips_0635.JPG

http://www.super-moto.dk/images/Thumpstar/foam%20pit%20action_0725.JPG

Spec.:

21% more power than 3 valve 110

No substitute 4 cubic capacity

3M Factory graphics

Alloy footpegs

Billet petrol cap

Braided brake lines

Alloy engine valve caps

4-Speed manual gearbox (semi auto kit available)

36mm 7005 grade alloy USD forks (6 inches of travel)

Wave rotor front and rear discs

Factory style grips with reinforced ends

Solid 7005 grade alloy flush mount front axle

Billet alloy quick action ¼ twist throttle

CNC GermanTUVcertified full billetT6 heat treated alloy frame

Flat top piston

Alloy handlebars, alloy rear swingarm

Two position handlebar mount triple clamps

Alloy wheels and hubs with heavy duty spokes

4Ply Tyres Kings "BOYZEE" with heavy duty tubes

/Cheers

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hi guys i have a thumpstar 120 with a broken back shocker, and thought now is the time to upgrade to a better shocker that will lift the back end of the bke any ideas.

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hey i live in manchester, id get an i shock w res

why? ive ridden with both for a long time and the i shock with res is the exact same as ishock with nos res..but 180$ more expensive..u can buy 2 standard ishocks for the price...if ur gunna spend around 380$ plus tax on a res ishock, at least go with real name brand shock that works

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What's up guys...

Im a newbee to 50's/thumpers/pit bikes/etc.

I am currently shopping for one...and I was wondering about the quality and reliability of a "Thumpstar".

What is your guy's opinion about this bike?

Ive never heard of them before, and I am alittle reluctant to get one since I don't know the background of it's mechanical reliablity.

Thanks,

mike.

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What's up guys...

Im a newbee to 50's/thumpers/pit bikes/etc.

I am currently shopping for one...and I was wondering about the quality and reliability of a "Thumpstar".

What is your guy's opinion about this bike?

Ive never heard of them before, and I am alittle reluctant to get one since I don't know the background of it's mechanical reliablity.

Thanks,

mike.

the newer thumpstars/upc's are like one of the best "knock offs" that are out..that and a pitster pro...if u arent lazy and acually take time to look for a good deal on thumpstars u can get them at REALLY good prices

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yep as it has been said, these bikes are top quality and will not break like other chinese & ebay bikes. You can check my garage and see what i have done to my thumpstar, nothing has broken, i've only changed parts/upgraded to make it better than it was :D

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the newer thumpstars/upc's are like one of the best "knock offs" that are out..that and a pitster pro...if u arent lazy and acually take time to look for a good deal on thumpstars u can get them at REALLY good prices

Really...

Well, how's this for a good deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4568070492&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I can "make an offer" to the seller...plus shipping is FREE!

What would be a good price?

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nah dude, dont get the 120cc version, get the pro (125cc version) much better and a few changes to make it better from the 120version.

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125 huh? I didnt even know there was a 125.

Like I said, Im all new to this stuff...and Ill be shopping around and doing as much research as possible.

One last question though...

Ive seen some debate go on in the "honda" forum about how Honda's are the best mini's out there...and that all other "knock-offs", like Sikk's and Thumpstar's, are garbage. What's the validity to this?

I mean...of course I want a high quality piece of equipment...

But at the same time, Im NOT looking to race this thing.

I actually just want something fun to ride around my neighborhood (street), and maybe sometime on some light trails. Nothing extreme...no crazy jumps or anything.

At most, Ill be doing a few wheelies here and there on the street.

Im not looking for something to "build up" or mod up heavily either.

Am I good with a Thumpstar?

Im sure Honda makes excellent bikes, but Im not looking to go competitive racing with this thing.

Thanks in advance.

-Mike.

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go here and check out their bikes http://www.thumpstar.cc/

the thumpstars dont need modding, they are all ready to go with high quality parts, u wont need to do anything to these bikes, just change oil when u get it tighten bolts and go ride.

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One last question though...

Ive seen some debate go on in the "honda" forum about how Honda's are the best mini's out there...and that all other "knock-offs", like Sikk's and Thumpstar's, are garbage. What's the validity to this?

There are three camps floating around. The first, the Honda only camp. Anything else to them is a blight on the mini scene, designed to fool americans into parting with small amounts of cash, and then fail 5 minutes out of the crate. In their mind, if you're going to build up a bike, it's Honda or nothing.

The second camp, Chinese or bust. Honda costs too much, the ebay bikes rule for 1/5th the cost, you're a whack job for buying Honda.

The third camp, buy whatever fits your budget and enjoy it. Honda is a good brand, but out of the box requires work to be usable by most people, and comes with a few common weak points. The good chinese bikes cost slightly more than a CRF50, but come out of the box built for larger riders with a bigger motor. They also have some common weak points, but generally are usable as is. The bulk of the aftermarket parts are targeted for Hondas, so getting something you can trick out fully I'd say Honda just to keep from having to customize bits for fitment at times. That said, there is a lot more parts compatibility than many people realize now.

Because the first two camps are biased to the point of seeing red when the other side shows up, you kinda have to ignore their opinions. The guys willing to evaluate both sides fairly will give you good reliable advice. If you want something that you can just play on, maybe even compete a bit, without much effort, get a Thumpstar/Pitster Pro/etc. If you want to build up a bike to beat all bikes, but just want to kit bash it rather than possibly do custom parts, get a Honda but be prepared to have to toss money at it out of the box. Wanna start with a good base and build it up big time, and have the time and knowledge to adapt parts when needed (ChromeCRF) then start with a clone and amaze us. : )

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Kurlon,

Your post should be a sticky *New to pit bikes-Must Read*. Thats about the best way to explain it.

:D

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Wow...great info and advice guys.

I really apprietiate all the input.

Im a real noobie to this scene, and it looks like a lot of fun.

But for now...since I already have so much time and money invested into my sportbike, Im probably gonna go with a Thumpstar or Sikk.

I dont want to do much modifying, and Im not looking to build a super fiddy racer for competing other people.

I basically just want a toy to fool around on...

Thanks again.

-Mike.

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I bought my 107 cc Thumpstar this spring, and put a Trick dualsport kit on it so I could get a plate and just use it to screw around on. Mines been fine for what I use it for, sounds like your in the same boat as me. Id just get the Thumpstar, either model for what you say your going to use it for, and just have fun, I like having the electric start on mine even though its somthing most people would rather do without if your going to moto the thing. Nothing has gone wrong with mine, just change all fluids when you get it and make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight. :D

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