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  1. cloud2901 is from Australia...I heard that bikes are fairly steep in price there, so assume parts are expensive, too.
  2. have you looked through the Pitster threads about this bike? There is a group called which concentrates on Chinese bikes, as well as
  3. As mentioned, try, but Pitster has a good argument for their bike, 125cc Just make sure that NC will allow registration, though.
  4. Jetmoto is a fairly good manufacturer as far as Chinese bikes go (keep that in mind), especially as compared to other Chinese bikes (the reason for your hesitation in the first place). You can get hold of the headquarters by phone as they are located in S. San Francisco, Cal., and they aren't a mail-order, fly-by-night company. Their site has a fairly extensive parts and aftermarket lineup (unheard of for Chinese bikes ), so if you have a dealer nearby, you should have a decently-backed bike--if they can't help you, call the company and they should take care of you directly. In fact, call the headquarters first and ask them questions before you check out a dealer. I think their site is
  5. Good points, but the dirty secret they don't want you to know is that the manufacturer in China, Qingqi, is actually the OEM for Suzuki's DR200, with some slight differences for proprietary trademarks. Hell, the Qlink motard looks alot better than the DR200, so if you can take the 'Qlink' graphics off, and replace with 'Suzuki' ones, your friends won't know that you are riding a Chinese bike, just as much as someone who is riding a DR200 friends don't know they aren't riding a Chinese-made bike
  6. Suzuki DR200 wheels are supposed to be able to swap with the Qlink, so if the DR400 wheels and DR200 wheels are interchangeable, that should be able to answer that.
  7. I think the ODES 450 is the same bike as manufactured by asiawing. their bike looks very promising for a Chinese bike, and you can find videos of their bikes in action on youtube
  8. I would try Hooper is an up and up dealer, although his prices are higher. has some engines. I have heard good things about them, and not so good, but the not so good was when they carried full size Lifan dirt bikes, and people received them with some cosmetic damage, and it took a while to receive their MSO certificate to register their bikes for the street. They have good prices on engines, so I think would be safe to order an engine from them. They are legitimately in business, and have been for a few years.
  9. Since the price of gas is negligible for a motorcycle, I think you should use premium. Check with Pitster Pro--they deal with high performance "small" motors for their pitbikes, and offer parts for other brands of Chinese bikes. I am not sure if the 125 is there for a purpose (i.e.-racing a pitbike) but a 200cc Lifan engine should be able to add plenty of go for the bike. try these guys I think their 200cc Lifan engines are about $400 with shipping.
  10. I think the only 2 strokes are in street scooters. You have to factor in the recent EPA laws which made the emissions stricter, and bikes have to pass them...I think that any large Chinese 2 stroke won't pass emissions, and come to think of it, I don't even think there are 2 stroke dirt bikes in China with large engines.
  11. I am planning to get the motard version or the enduro for the street/sand around here. I have only read good things about them. There is a magazine from Australia who put one through the test, using seasoned dirt bike veterans, and the only thing they put it down for was the lack of power (their perspective of lack of power). A guy from South Africa was allowed a brief test ride on one at a dealership there and liked it, and found it more advanced than a similar CRF230 due to it being air-cooled. I have a feeling that this bike will get very popular soon, like the Qlink XF200 motard, and will soon have a loyal following. From what I understand, its origins are Chinese, but it is not from a Chinese company, but rather OEM'd by one, using the specs and designs of a S. African engineer, Puzey. For reference, as much as many don't want to believe it, all Japanese brands are doing the same thing, using Chinese factories to OEM several lines of their smaller bikes and ATV's. Puzey just happens to be a less-known company, but the end result seems to be just as high quality as others'.
  12. Go to and see what bikes their aftermarket engines fit into. They do have a list of bikes there. Unfortunately for you, most of the Chinese bikes are Honda based, so I don't think there is an engine that will drop into a KLX, but check the list anyway. Pitster Pro offers many parts for Japanese bikes, and their engines are pretty stout as far as Chinese manufacturers go. They should have an engine to replace your motor. If the Hoopers don't fit, or the Pitsters are too much $, then rebuilding the KLX is your other option.
  13. It looks good for a phone camera, even if you missed the rider landing, but perhaps you have to go back to China and pull another bike from the assembly line, and film it all again, on the company dime, if you know what I mean (free vacation, riding bikes at the factory, etc. etc!!!!) And it seems like you couldn't do the same with a SSR bike, so your advice was right on to 'stinkrider'
  14. If you can afford the Honda, go with it. It really depends on the type of riding you plan to do. The Zongshen would be relegated to trail riding and such, while the Honda should be able to handle jumps. If you want something to ride casually, off road, such as fire trails, and wanted to save a ton of $$, the Zongshen should be considered, but if you wanted to rip it up and do jumps, the Honda is your choice.
  15. It probably was the last CRF450 engine, LOL! That's how the Chinese do it, they copy, but as you can see, they're starting to get it right.