The risk of injury is greatly reduced when you have a good understanding of these dirt bike features.
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I started Suicycle Racing to help teach everyone how to repair and troubleshoot problems on their Japanese, European and China made powersports.
Free advice and money is time. I can't eat thanks!
Suiycle Racing sells Italian SWM and GPX handcrafted machines in addition to China made powersports.
I know nobody out there will match my level of dedication when it comes to trying to help solve your repair problems.
I now also know that nobody will match my price.
I will match the price of any identical non-sale power sport that I sell from any other retail store.
The item must be identical.
It can't be a loss leader or catch ad.
Their normal price, as these are my normal prices.
That's just another way I strive to earn your trust!
We can compare ATVs, political parties, religion, you name it. The saying goes: "
You can please some of the people, all of the time, and all of the people, some of the time, but you can't please all of the people, all of the time".
Or something like that! But it's true.
Some people will do anything to find a fault in everything.
Some people want everything their way all of the time.
For those people, I'm probably wasting my time writing this.
On the other side of the coin, there's open minded people.
People who accept change and will try new things.
Now I'm not a philosopher by any means, but the latter group will appreciate this article as I try to fairly compare.
Let's begin with what we're familiar with. The Japanese have built some machines that have stood the test of time. From the old 3 wheelers to todays Mega cc 4 wheelers. As I compare ATVs, I can't deny the impact that the Japanese have made.
And I'm not trying to do that.
I believe "the big five" manufacturers make some impressive ATVs.
We affordable high quality motorcycles.
Example the SWM 500 $7495 the Honda 450x for $10,995.
Use the definitions below to help identify the parts and their role on your ATV, Scooter, Dirt bike, or motorcycle.
Carburetor - Also known as a fuel-air mixer. The section of the engine intake system where fuel and air are mixed and passed onto the engine for combustion.
CDI Box- Capacitive Discharge Ignition- Device designed to help the spark plug fire at a rate consistent with the RPMs of an engine.
Ignition Coil- An induction coil that converts 12 volt battery current into the high voltage current required by spark plugs.
Magneto- Essentially an alternator. This device is used in the ignition system to provide pulses of high voltage electrical power to spark plugs.
Spark Plug- An electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an engine and ignites the gas by means of an electrical spark.
Starter- An electrical motor for starting an engine.
Voltage Regulator- An electrical regulator designed to automatically maintain a constant voltage level.
Cylinder- The central working part of an engine. The space where the piston travels.
Piston- Located in a cylinder and made gas tight by piston rings. Its purpose is to compress the gas and air mixture.
One main problem with the Japanese brands is cost.
I once sold a china made dirt bike for $750. The guy wrecked it into a tree.
He brought it to me to repair the damage.
Along with a few other items, I noticed the rear shock was broken.
I didn't have the shock in stock and told him that I could get it in a couple of days.
He wanted it faster. So I went to a local Kawasaki dealer to pick up a shock that would fit.
The cost? $450. The Japanese made shock was nearly 2/3 the price of the entire china made bike.
Needless to say, he waited a couple of days.
So my point is that not only are the ATVs expensive, but parts and labor charges are pricey as well.
As we compare ATVS, I'm reminded of one more story. My cousin bought a brand new Japanese atv for his daughter about 4 years ago. He paid $2500 for this 90cc ATV.
After a year, she did'nt ride it anymore. After sitting idle for another year, he put it up for sale. And it sat. And it stayed. And he waited.
His price was $1800. He was taking a $700 loss. Why would'nt it sell? Well, and I'm just guessing, but who would pay $1800 for a used Kids ATV when they can get a new one for less than half the cost.
It's a funny thing about kids. They outgrow things. Mentally and physically, they get bored and want more. Actually, it's not funny. Some adults are the same way! But I'm not going to try to convince an adult that he doesn't need an 800cc full time 4WD ATV with fuel injection and power steering.
$10,000 toys like that are great if you can afford them. But some people don't need that.
And kids don't need that.
And if you don't need it, then shouldn't there be an alternative that can meet our budget and needs? If a kid is going to destroy it, outgrow it, or get tired of it anyway, shouldn't we buy one that we can pass down or resell to recoup most of our hard earned money?
To be fair while I compare ATVs and other powersports, I'll sidebar here for a second. Here is the Kawasaki KLX 125. Here are the specs for it that I pulled off of their website. Engine- single cylinder, air cooled Bore x stroke- 57.0 x 48.8mm Compression ratio- 9.5:1 CDI ignition Length - 72" Width- 30" Height- 41.7" Clearance- 10.2" weight- 176lbs.
Now here are the specs for the Chinese 125cc taken off of their website. Engine- single cylinder, air cooled Bore x stroke- 52.4 x 55.5mm Compression ratio- 9.0:1 CDI ignition Length - 63" Width - 18" Height - 41.7" Weight - 165lbs.
Now, I'm not trying to pick out any one comparison here. But as I compare ATVs and other powersports, I thought I'd throw a spec sheet in for extra insight.
The benefitefrom the China made brands go further than affordable machines and parts.
Many of the ATVs have safety and other convenience features that you can't get on other brands. I sell a China made motorcycle, for example, that comes standard with a sissy bar, crash bars, winsheild, saddle bags and foot boards. It is also chromed out. All of these "extras" would add up to a lot more money if your Japanese bike didn't come with them. And the warranty on that bike? The same as the Japanese. The price is about $700 less however!
Safety features like pull stops and remote shut offs are now standard on most all China ATVs. And how about size. The China brands offer a huge size selection to fit the smallest riders to adults.
Again, I am not here to bash anyone. I believe that they both have a place and target audience.
Your budget may not allow you to spend a small fortune on an off-road leisure vehicle. On the other hand, you may not mind spending more to buy something your familiar with. Either way is fine. It's obvious that China has stole quite a bit of the Japanese ATV market.
They won't take it all.
They both have a place here.
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