Technical Support Page

The best part of the bikes we sell are that they are not only reliable, they are simple, which means easy to work on.  There isn't much that can go wrong, and if something ever does, an average handy person, without prior motorcycle experience, has an excellent chance of troubleshooting these bikes, and repairing them.  Most problems can be solved without parts, by loosening a bolt or two, making an adjustment, then retightening the bolts.  Many times the problem will be solved by just tightening a bolt.  Should parts ever be needed, we carry parts for our bikes, or you can go to your local Honda dealer.

This page will always be a work in progress.  As questions are brought up by my customers, I will try to answer them, then later, as time permits, I will post them here.  Someday this will become comprehensive, for now it is but a start.  There are also great articles on other Web sites, as I get permission to link to them, I will do that, rather than spending my time duplicating what someone else has already done.

Assembly basics:  There are other importers of these bikes besides us, since we deal directly with the factory and customize our orders, our assembly is different then what is sold by other; so while there are sites that show in great detail how to assemble their bikes, it doesn't pertain to ours (80% of they require their customer to do, we already had the factory do).  Our bikes are nearly assembled, generally speaking, needing only the following:

That's about it!  Some models have batteries or other things that need to be attached.  For more details specific to each model and pictures showing the major steps, Click on the bike you are working on, or the one closest to it.

LF200GY  NOTE: Critical issue WARNING

Cub

PitBull

Trail Ryder

ATV

How to adjust the idle: (coming soon)

Engine Wiring diagram (click to enlarge) Diagram shows basics bike needs to run.  Other wires your bike has, might be used for lights etc., but the bike will run if the basics are correct.

Problem Solving (common to most bikes, use the links above for problems specific to your bike)

Symptom:  Bike won't start.

Solution:  Follow the steps bellow, in order, until the bike starts.  The first 4 steps solves the problem most of the time.

Symptom:  The bike will only run with the choke, won't idle or won't run at high RPMs. 

Solution:  Clean the jets in the carburetor:

Symptom:  The bike rattles and clanks.

Solution:  Check the following:

 

Symptom:  The engine revs up when the handle bars turn.

Solution:  Check the throttle cable, to be sure it isn't caught on something, if this is not the problem, then loosening the throttle slack by turning the adjustment nut  by the throttle should do the trick (the idle speed should be set on the carburetor, the adjustment on the throttle cable should be to take up the slack so that the throttle responds better, some slack is needed or the speed will change every time the cable moves).

Symptom:  The bike runs good, but seems gutless.

Solution:  Our bikes have a lot of torque and power, even the 50cc ones.  The first thing to check is the tire pressure, be sure they are filled to 36 PSI (they are shipped with about 10 lbs, even 20 lbs will cause so much drag as to rob you of power).  Next check the choke, be sure the lever is all the way down (they choke is useful for starting cold engines, but should not be used for normal driving, it will rob you off power, flood the engine resulting in stalling and spark plug fowling).  If you are still having problems, check the air mixture setting, (see adjusting the idle).  

DO YOUR MAINTENANCE:  These bikes are simple, not too much to maintain (especially compared to many of the new fancy ones)  Your manual tells you what needs to be done, when and how to do it.  The most important is to change your oil, especially the 1st oil change at or before 500 miles.  The biggest maintenance item is the chain check it at least weekly (it should take you only 10 seconds to check), adjust as needed and keep it lubricated (the wax style of chain lube is less messy), especially after you wash your bike or have ridden through water or in the rain.  Don't forget the valves, there should be a slight noise, no noise means they are too tight (too tight and they won't last long), to loose and they will make a loud annoying noise.  The manual explains how to adjust them (they are easier than most valves to adjust, but you would do well to ask help from someone who is experienced, at least for the first time).  Check for loose bolts.  Check and clean the air filter, especially if you have been riding in dusty areas.  That's about it.

If you are still having problems, Contact usYou are a valuable customer, I will go to great lengths to help you solve your problem as quickly as possible (if you did not purchase your bike from us, as much as I would like to, I don't have time to help you, you need to contact your dealer, or pay your local Honda dealer to help you, sorry).

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