Basically, I just want to share my "experience" with my latest chinese bike, which is actually a scooter, 175cc GY6 scooter. I got it with 500 miles on the clock, just 2 months "old". Already without a warranty, because the PO missed the first service, due at 250 miles, whatever. I really couldn't care less about the warranty, because I'd trust more a monkey with a wrench than the mechanics at the service centers for these bikes. I've had prior experience with chinese bikes, so I knew what to expect... And it didn't dissapoint. First thing that went wrong, the clutch bell. It's quite common for GY6 scooters to have the clutch pads glaze, that causes a bit of judder when starting from stop (centrifugal clutch). Well, on mine it got really bad, so I thought about sanding the clutch pads and inside of the bell, that's pretty easy and shouldn't take more than 1 hour to do. So I get to it, remove the CVT cover and I take a look at the clutch bell... Here, picture of a clutch bell: Something was really wrong. It's not true, it's actually out of round! You can even see it on the machining marks on it. I was speechless! They took a clutch bell that was not true, visible in plain sight, and then they balanced it! It doesn't vibrate, because it's balanced, and if I sand down the inside of the clutch bell and the clutch pads, it does engage smoothly for... 50 miles? That's good enough just to get it out of the factory! Amazing. I can get a new one for $25, just hope it's actually round. Yesterday another thing broke (it's getting too much miles on it, 1000 miles!). I was going down hill, braking and then I feel something weird on the front end, and it was definitely on the front brake, I could feel something intermitently hitting the whole front end and the brake lever pulsating. Long story short: The front brake rotor/disk broke! OMFG! Seriously, had never seen something like that happen. I still have to take a picture of that, will do later today. The OEM rotor is a "waved" one that doesn't look like it had too much R&D into it, they just cut it to look cool. Will replace it with a regular, round one, for $15. Seriously, these chinese crappy bikes are not for the faint of heart. You must be a DIY'er or they will nickel and dime you to dead... Well, and you won't be doing much riding as it will spend most of it's time on the mechanic's shop. Why did I end up with a cheap crappy Chinese scoot? My commute is now 3 miles each way, and I live in a very congested area. Not enough for any of the big bikes to "warm up", charge the batteries and the clutch on the big bikes would take a beating because of too much stop-go and slipping. The Chinese scoot is an experiment, if it works, I'll get rid of it and get a better scooter, and I already think the experiment was a success. Yeah, I already tried this commute on the XT and CBR, I ended up stalling the CBR like 3 times and never shifted past 1st gear, on the XT it was 2nd gear tops, but she does have respectable low end torque.