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Old 10-22-2011, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been waiting years to get another bike since my fzr 600 and every year it's something else that pops up and I must use money for it. I just quit my great paying job of long distance tractor trailer driving to be with my wife and son and drive locally. I was looking online for bikes and saw great deals EX: 2008 cbr 1000rr for $2800, guess someone really wanted to get rid of it. But I don't have that kind of money now. So what did I do? I just purchased a X18 R super pocket rocket. Once you stop laughing please read on. Does anyone know how I will be able to up the performance, maybe get 75mph out of the bike? And what is the reputation for these bikes? Thank you, and hope I made you laugh. See you on the streets. Got the bike and making mods already. Chinese POS but it's my POS, and it looks great and so far performing well.

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Old 10-22-2011, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I was you, I would be looking for a 250cc Japanese bike. Honda CB250, Kawasaki Ninja 250, or something like that. Get one that's already ten years old or so. Doesn't cost a lot and these bikes are very durable + economical. A CBR 1000 is fun, but also costs a lot more to run and maintain. Gas guzzler bikes!
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If I was you, I would be looking for a 250cc Japanese bike. Honda CB250, Kawasaki Ninja 250, or something like that. Get one that's already ten years old or so. Doesn't cost a lot and these bikes are very durable + economical. A CBR 1000 is fun, but also costs a lot more to run and maintain. Gas guzzler bikes!
I second.
F650CSs/GSs are quite good at FE too (could be 250s by their appetite) and fun (if you happen to like singles), but they're not really cheap.
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First, I'm not laughing. I just Google'd that bike. Not bad at $679 plus another $100 in shipping and you're in the wind.

Second, the ad claims up to 70+ mph. It is a 110cc bike, in many states you need more than that to get on the freeways. Some states want 125cc's and others want 225. So, it sounds like it will be plenty fast enough for non-freeway use.

Finally from what I have seen these bike use an engine based on really old Honda motors and some parts are interchangeable. I had a 1983 110cc Honda three wheeler that went for years with basic maintenance, so who knows, you might get lucky. Enjoys it for what it is.
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What is the use of the bike ?
Commuting with as less fuel as possible or blasting around ?

If the first, I'd say work on aerodynamics then gear up.

If the second then performance parts to add some extra rpm on top of what's already there.
I understand those horizontal single respond well to freer flowing inlets and obviously a longer duration cam.
Or maybe extra capacity ?
Once you get those extra MPH, you might realize it is still bloody slow (not to mention the likelihood of it breaking down) compared to whatever else you might have bought with the money, say one of those late 70's 400 cc japanese bikes ...
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I have been waiting years to get another bike since my fzr 600 and every year it's something else that pops up and I must use money for it. I just quit my great paying job of long distance tractor trailer driving to be with my wife and son and drive locally. I was looking online for bikes and saw great deals EX: 2008 cbr 1000rr for $2800, guess someone really wanted to get rid of it. But I don't have that kind of money now. So what did I do? I just purchased a X18 R super pocket rocket. Once you stop laughing please read on. Does anyone know how I will be able to up the performance, maybe get 75mph out of the bike? And what is the reputation for these bikes? Thank you, and hope I made you laugh. See you on the streets. Got the bike and making mods already. Chinese POS but it's my POS, and it looks great and so far performing well.
There are some acceptable quality chinese bikes so i have heard. I had one for a year and it was a total POS. Sold it for what i paid for it, bought a yamaha majesty which was the best balance of performance and economy with a very high build quality of any bike i have owned. They are out there used for reasonablemoney, 70 mpg, 100 mph top speed, single cyl/w balance shaft. Take a look on fleabay and you will prob find one.
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Changing the sprockets would be the first thing to try. If it cannot pull a higher gear the normal intake and exhaust mods might help. It says 15 HP!? that cannot be true as my
170cc fuel injected scooter only make 15 HP. Matching the tubes going into the engine and a mild port job might give you a touch more power. Use thin synthetic oil and a iridium spark plug will help too. Use what you got! Enjoy it!
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If I was you, I would be looking for a 250cc Japanese bike. Honda CB250, Kawasaki Ninja 250, or something like that. Get one that's already ten years old or so. Doesn't cost a lot and these bikes are very durable + economical. A CBR 1000 is fun, but also costs a lot more to run and maintain. Gas guzzler bikes!
250cc bikes usually have a decent performance in many conditions with a low running cost. But the Ninja 250 is not so good as far as low-end torque goes, even a Honda CBR250 despite being a single-cylinder in opposition to the parallel-twin Ninja is better for everyday street use.

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