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Re: How much chinesium do you actually get for $1650
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2019, 02:45:35 PM »
Small update on the chinesium saga. Finally got my new jets from chinaland and the mains are correct but the pilots are the wrong ones. Also it showed a full carb kit but all I got was 5 jets. A little disappointing but I'm never one to be easily dissuaded so I ordered another couple sets of jets from different vendors. Should be here by March some time. I did swap the 105 main for a 112. I'm just making an educated guess since I cant ride it but we'll see how it is in the spring. Now looking at the exhaust and secondary air injection system. Supposedly the cats in these plug super easily and are very restrictive. Also the secondary air injection can easily fail and let in unmetered air so those will need to be watched closly. I'll leave the potential solutions up to your imagination due to legal reasons but for now I'll  just ride it for a while and see how it is. I cant wait to try it out but till spring the t-dub is the only bike I can handle in all this snow.

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Re: How much chinesium do you actually get for $1650
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2020, 06:57:48 PM »
Finally got the new pilots almost a month later. It always seems sketchy sending money to china on the vague hope of receiving questionable goods on an even more questionable time line but so far so good. Still waiting on mains but they are supposedly in the country. I also got the bike plated in ND last week. I was a little concerned about the process since nothing about this experience so far has been what I would consider normal but with nothing more than my ID, a blank check, and the bikes MSO in hand it was a total snap. Now i just need to get insurance and some warm weather and I'll be in business to provide and actual ride report. In the mean time as you can tell from my recent t-dub escapades I'm getting more and more anxious for spring!

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Re: How much chinesium do you actually get for $1650
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2020, 07:42:52 PM »
Well after some warm weather and "social distancing" I finally have 121 miles on the bike. So far i like it as a commuter bike but not so much as a trail bike. I put about 70 miles on it and got the jetting finally figured out a couple weeks ago. The biggest take away I had from that ride was that the gearing is way too low from the factory. The bike basically over reved/had an asthma attack at about 55 mph so I ordered a 40t rear sprocket to replace the 47t sprocket it came with and a new o-ring chain to replace the craptastic factory one. Also new grips since the factory ones are rock hard and new tubes front and back to replace the paper thin factory ones. Today's ride was way better with the new gearing. The bike now runs out of power before it runs out of revs in 5th gear. I even got it up to a blistering 71mph with a light tail wind on the flat. The low end torque has suffered a bit but it's still very usable on the bottom end. I have been very pleasantly surprised by how smooth the engine is, how soft and comfortable the seat is, and how stable this thing is on gravel. It still needs a few tweaks but it's getting to where i want it. I'll update after I inevitably change/fix more stuff and put more miles on.

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Re: How much chinesium do you actually get for $1650
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2020, 12:49:10 PM »
cool. Curious, are you keeping a running tab of total investment? Modifications are endless but I would like to see where you end up at, the point of "its done".
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Re: How much chinesium do you actually get for $1650
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2020, 02:24:27 PM »
I actually have been keeping track. I've spent $144.41 on parts so far bringing the total up to $1794.41 not counting registration and insurance. Its definitely not done yet but it is pleasantly usable at this point.

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