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Old 09-28-2012, 06:57 AM   #79
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Laid back is a great way to put it.

Notes on the Chinese all terrain mopeds. We chose them because that's what ended up making the most sense for our budget and time frame. The goal was to ride around Mongolia on motorcycles. We decided we would ride whatever type of bike it took to make that happen. Of course we were all wishing we had our big bores but there is always the consideration of something breaking and the availability of parts. This is not an issue with the chinese bikes since even some of the smallest shops out in the country have parts. Also, there is something about traveling around like the rest of the population does. I mean, EVERY freaking nomad had a chinese bike.

The Shineray "Mustang" 150 is basically a modded street bike. They've put in heavier springs, use large enduro style 18" tires front and rear (only one size tube to carry!), simple drum brakes, and add a beefy rack to strap your goat hides to. They are marketed to the nomads. And they do the job. I can't say anything about longevity, the jury is still out on that.

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