Bike in a box. A winters project a Skyteam Ace

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Just Dan, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I think somebody in the States have been trying for a while to get them passed for registration without much luck. The only company, I know stateside is AVA motorcycles selling their upsized version for a fair bit money.
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  2. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    Just wrote them to get the details. A 250 would suit me just fine, if the price is right.
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  3. Chats

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    Where did you source he shox from?
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  4. Chats

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    Are they ok to run with tubes in?
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  5. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    Nice looking little bikes. The Honda CG125 engine these are cloned from is legendary for being trouble free and long lasting. With the balance shaft it should be a smooth running engine for a single cylinder although the design is somewhat noisy in the valve train area.

    6 years ago I bought a 200cc Lifan in the factory crate and it has turned out to be a great bike. The engine is an enlarged version of the 125, with the balance shaft, and is still running great with over 43000 miles. The Loncin version will probably give you long and reliable service also.
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  6. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Most of the gear comes from either Ebay or OOracing in the UK. http://www.ooracing.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=3981

    I am running tubes in Michelin pilot sporty tires. They do grip well compered to the stock tires.

    That is pretty amazing 43,000 miles. There are so many choices. We have cheap registration for bikes 125 and under. One option to keep it semi legal is to put a 150 barrel and piston on the 125 bottom end. The other is throw caution to wind and replace the 125 with a Loncin / Zhongshen OHC 250 engine.

    They always drag in a crowd.

    [​IMG]
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  7. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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    Cool thread! Thanks for all the pics.

    I really like the tank. What's the capacity?
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  8. Just Dan

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  9. Sky Racer

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    Hi all Im new to this group been looking at this bike and from what I have read here my mind is made up going to get one great info Just Dan :kboom
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  10. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    They are great little project. Def, not in the same league quality wise as Japanese bike:wink:
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  11. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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  12. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    for CG125 based engines you can fit a 200cc kit I've heard of it being done to CG125's using a Chinese cylinder and piston
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  13. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have posted on the AVA Facebook page asking. If AVA have fixed the brakes and suspension on their bikes with no reply.

    As for fitting a 200 barrel and piston. I think it is way to much trouble. The 200 has different stroke to the 125. I am waiting for a company in China to get their act together and post me 150 cc barrel an piston.

    I have been doing little things on the ACE. Tidied up the rear end by moving the indicators onto the main frame.

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    Used a shock bush as a cover on the kick starter.
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    Fixed the sidestand. It use to hang down at 45 degrees for some weird design reason.

    [​IMG]

    The box is filling up of stuff removed from the ACE
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  14. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    good lord I love you aussie nutjobs.

    really enjoyed the thread.

    maybe you'll have a bit of a lark with the bike and if it grenades and pukes it's bottom end out you won't be heartbroken.
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  15. Just Dan

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    I won't be heart broken at all it the engine grenades. The basics like the frame are really robust and can take a lot more HP than in its current form.

    When the engine goes, most of us, will replace it with 250 OHC single. A few mutter about trying to find a Honda CRF150 engine.
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  16. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    I know the reliability of these Chinese motors is all over the place, from them going to bits in 200 miles to people riding through South America on them.

    I'll keep checking back to see how you make out.
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  17. rat110

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    I've heard the same. Guys getting a few months out of them, and others clocking up 30,000 + miles without drama.
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  18. davorallyfan

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    What a great little thread - looks like fun. I want one with a 350 single in it to commute on.
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  19. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I am fitting a big bore kit in next week end. Bringing it up to 150cc and big valve head. Suppose to increase torque and HP by 30%.
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  20. rat110

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    Well that should get it moving along nicely!
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