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Old 03-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #196
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From the little bit of research I was doing, the BigAss has differences other than just the engine: wheels, brakes, axles...something. I don't remember for sure but, it was enough to make me say, "hmm."
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #197
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I think you'd be better starting with the 125 because there are some differences between them. Nothing huge but still.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:24 PM   #198
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If I want to build a Madass with the biggest aftermarket engine, does it matter if I start with a Madass 50cc or 125cc? An after market big engine will drop into either model Madass, correct?
They are both the same, If your going to change the engine anyway get the 50 they can be picked up for way less than the 125's, The 50's were real dogs! Heres my 50 with a 110 Lifan installed. >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuyAWlAWxjs
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #199
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Where Do I Look?

Looking to buy a used Madass 50. Cannot find any in Amazon or Craigs List. I am in NYC area. I am willing to pick it up from 2 or 3 hours away. Where do you guys normally look for a use Madass?

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:23 AM   #200
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For a bike that seems like it would be so light it's a shame these things aren't faster.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #201
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #202
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I have nothing against the MadAss, I guess I'm one of those that just doesn't get it. The dealer where I bought my '09 Stella (which I still have and love more every day) sold them back then, but has since dropped them. I sat on one while waiting for them to get my Stella ready, and the first thing I noticed was how uncomfortable it was. The seat felt like those on a road bicycle, the bars were too low for me and the pegs a bit too high and too far bike (the standard sport bike riding position, though not as extreme as some)

I put a little over 10,000 miles on a 2006 Kawasaki Eliminator 125 and loved it. It was about the same price as the MadAss 125, but more substantial and way more comfortable. I traded it when I found something else I just had to have. As for automatics, I have a Zuma 125 and a Vino 125 that are also much more comfortable than the MadAss, and they have about the same top speed. I got the Kawasaki 125 up to an indicated 70 mph. If I were about to buy a brand new small motorcycle right now, I think it would probably be a Suzuki DR200. Still small and flickable, reasonably comfortable, some off road capability, and the big plus, freeway legal when you need to ride a short distance on the freeway.

I don't know if the MadAss 125 has tubeless tires, but that would be a big point in it's favor. I have owned mopeds with cast wheels, but they still had tube type tires. Maybe no one makes tubeless tires in that size.

The MadAss is definitely a one of a kind bike, and I can certainly understand why someone would be attracted to it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #203
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getting a black one saterday, cant wait
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:38 AM   #204
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2007 50cc Madass....

upgraded to Zongshen 155z engine
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yadda yadda yadda etc etc etc = LOTSA grins







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Old 04-11-2013, 03:12 AM   #205
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I saw a Madass on the road Sunday.

1st time that I have ever seen one.

Pretty cool.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:10 PM   #206
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It's to bad the MadAss is not a 2 stroke. It would be a tuners dream. I think most 2 stroke scooter and moped builders would definitely go for it. The aftermarket could be huge.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:31 AM   #207
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Based on my research from when I was thinking about getting one, the aftermarket for them is doing pretty good. Lots of mods available.
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