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  1. Bummer dude. I was riding mine in my front yard today when I brushed a pine tree that hooked my handlebar. It turned me into a rock garden (like a foot from my house), where I ran over two solar lights and jumped a foot up onto my front porch...where I laid it over and I rolled off. The bike was ok and the lights were ok too. My son laughed his a&$ off (he's 5). It was the first time he ever saw me ride...nothing like lasting impression.
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    I added a few more pics and created a new album. http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/PhotoAlbum7.html
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Ok gang. I fixed the pictures...put them in the wrong folder. The carb adjustments I was talking about are the idle and mixture adjustments. This is a guess...but for 6,000 ft you should be ok. I wouldn't think special jets would be nessessary(sp?) for a regular, non-high performance engine. I love Colorado. I lived in Westminster for a couple years and I'm always looking for a reason to go to Vail, Boulder, or E. Park(which I haven't done in 5 or 6 years now). Prettiest state ever IMHO.
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    The .pdf appears to be my bike...which would make it the engine on the left. The bodywork and almost everything else matches pretty well. Here's a few more details from mine: http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2151.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2151b.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2153.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2154.jpg I haven't riden it much but it sure does start and run well once it's adjusted. Thanks for the posts, Mike
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Mine's the one on the left. No chrome for me!!
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Regarding my Cert or Origin. I got it the other day and it was a mess. They mispelled every other word on it including the company name . I was hot! I called them and they offered to send me a blank one that I could fill out myself and take the the state. Seems slightly "bad" but I didn't argue. I'll fill that puppy out just right. I bought a 43t sprocket from the same dude that Pullin did. Nice guy. I hope it'll fit.
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Hi guys. I finally got mine upacked on Sunday night. No instructions but it went ok considering my no-brother-good-inlaw is mechanically inclined (I'm not..). Here's a few pics: http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2135.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2141.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2143.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2148.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/imikec/pics/IMG_2149.jpg I'm pretty impressed with the bike. It's of a much better quality than I thought it would be. The only damage or bad things is what the shipping compnay did by putting it on it's side and piling stuff on top of it. It runs good....just like a new honda engine. Everyone should have the experience of unpacking a new bike. It's fun! I'll post more later. Mike C. By the way...I left most of the plastic off till I got the engine tuned up right. I'm not leaving it Mad Max style.
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Those are great pictures. Thanks for sharing. It appears that there's 5 or 6 different models in the states now (probably more I guess). I thought I had it figured out by looking at the shapes of the headlights but I've never seen a round headlight till I saw those pics. It looks, to me, like the better models have a speedo, a tach, and rear disc brakes. I know that some of the new 2006 models are boasting a rear disc and upside down forks. Mine has only a speedo (in kph) and a rear drum. I'd be mad except that I only paid $725 plus a modest shipping charge. What is frustrating is that I bought it from a business (?) that doesn't sell parts. When I called to order new plastic (mine was damaged in shipping...no biggie...it's like $75) they gave me two numbers of other dealers who might sell the parts...I did't have the guts to call them yet. Anyway...with prices like that and maybe a bunch of stocked, stable dealers they'd really stand a chance of taking some money from the big guys (Honda, etc...).
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    I think the general rule of thumb is "if they can't spell it...they don't know much about it." Pullin...how'd you break a rib? I was at an accident once where two drunk guys were riding harley's side by side(CHIPS style) at around 70mph and one of the drunks fell into the other one and they slid like 300 feet. Obviously didn't live through that. Nasty stuff.
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    I am. I'm about to start looking for a bike for my little man as well.
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    Chinese 'dual sport' build report...

    I have one of these bikes. It's a great deal for the money. Thanks for the post! It's cool to see someone else enjoying these bikes as well. Mike
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    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Pullin, Thanks for your posts. I have a new (1 week) Gy200 in my garage right now and I love it. Yours is the third or fourth review, by an actual owner, that I've seen and they all like them. The only people bagging on these bikes are people that don't own them or can't open their minds enough to consider a less expensive alternative to something we all enjoy. It's too bad because I consider the GY one of the best bargains I've ever had. Anyway...I get what your saying and I think a few other people here do too. Thanks to you and the other helpful owners as well. Mike C
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