So glad to hear how well the CF Moto brand does. I've been riding a Glory 150 EFI for 4000 miles now and love it. Only a persistent, but not constant (which makes it difficult to diagnose) squeak has been it's only "problem". Gonna change out the disc and see if that fixes it. Everything else has been SO great and I hope to put on MANY more miles. Just wish the snow would finally quit falling in MN so we can ride!
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2013 11:03:46 GMT -5 by woodstock
Post by shalomrider on Jul 25, 2013 15:37:27 GMT -5
howdy, i'll ressurect this thread with comment about cf moto. i followed someones' link to look at the symba and found a sym dealer about 40 miles from me in portland. so i rode up just out of curiosity and he didn't have a symba in stock but had three sf moto with water cooling and fuel injection. they were actually nice looking scoots. he also carries hyosung which makes some cruiser looking motorcycles that look monstrous. anyway
My ATM is about to retire. No valve adjustment and still going strong almost 5k kms! So far, the kick starter is corroded, needs lubrication, the rear tire is leaking, and the blinkers stopped working. But that's about it!
Post by skuttadawg on Jul 25, 2013 22:34:10 GMT -5
I am now about to hit 17,000 with only tires , 3 darn headlights ( grrr its a hassle to get the front clip off an on ) 1 running light and tail light replaced . I still have the stock pads on the front as I replaced the rear at 12k even though they had some meat left on em to be safe . I replace parts BEFORE they are worn all the way out . I can tell the Dr Pulley sliders have worn some as take off is faster and I top out at 70 instead of 75 now . I have a rev limiter in the ECU instead of having a CDI box like carb types do . I over filled the seat bucket with tools and stuff one night and cracked the underneath of the seat bottom . Well over time the crack has grown and it sags so I ordered a new seat and hated that it was 75 dollars . The engine runs perfect and is still a beast . I put in a NGK iridium plug before I left the dealership when I bought it and I wonder how much longer it will last . I must say I am very impressed with the engine and CVT as its all original except I replaced the rollers with DR P sliders around 5,5k miles and belt at 12k . The single 35w headlight is pretty darn good as its brighter than most and has a long beam on hi . The brakes are amazingly perfect as only the slightest touch and I stop quick and smooth . I do think the rear shocks are wimpy even on the firmest dampening setting . It has too much of the weight biased on the rear instead of on the front which can make it skeery when going over 60 at times even with me pushing down on feet with them on the further front on the floorboard . I raced an Eclipse from a red light yesterday and I outran him . I can jump to 50 in 5 seconds or less and cruise 50 to 60 all day long with ease . He was spinning the tires and missed 2nd gear LOL . I made it to my turn around 1,000 feet and he caught up with me as I had to slow down . I could hear the passenger yell to him " dang dude a moped whooped ya " LOL .
CFMoto is a much better scooter than the majority of the China scoots . I really was sold on the 2 year unlimited mile FULL warranty as most around here are a limited 30 or day , some 6 months and just a couple 1 year but not a full warranty just the engine . I would buy a CFMoto Glory in a heart beat since it has the same engine as mine , but it has halogen headlights , a super cool LED dash , gas cap in the front instead of under the seat , wider 14s as mine has 16s but not as wide and the headlight is in the body instead of on the handlebars . I figured I could point the beam with the Echarm and liked how the radiator was in the front grill as the Glory it is under neath main body section . My scooter dealer has a Glory that has custom built shocks , HID and LEDs , an injector for a 250cc , and the same 250cc " cherry bomb " muffler that I had . I put the stock back on as it is super quiet as the other was kinda loud . The CFMotos do not even have a kick start and have a 12 pole stator where most are 8 and some 11 pole . I really like having F&R disc brakes as cabled drums are wimpy , squeaky and more work to replace the shoes compared to rotor pads .
Prodigit so you have never adjusted the valves at all ? My dealer said almost all are out of specs out of the crate and if they are good then surely will need adjusting at least once later on . Mine needed adjusting at 2,200 miles as it would stall just before stopping but fire right back up . My ATM the rear tire came off of the bead and it was firm and no sagging as I always give a gentle kick to see its firm and use a gauge here and there . My rear wheel was far from being a perfectly round circle and the valve stem leaked . It is a common thing on some stock stems to leak and just a few bucks to get a new one . I like the degree ones since its easier to get an air hose attached . Did some or all of the blinkers go out ? If some check the bulbs as its easy to burn out . If all get a short piece of wire to be a jumper behind the switch as it may be bad . If it passes that then perhaps the relay is bad . Very normal for wires to get loose and require a snug to keep a good connection . My ATM the front tire had such a knot in it I did not get a 1/4 from the lot before returning and making them replace the tire as it was unsafe to ride .
My scooter dealer took his Glory to a local motorcycle shop with a dyno and it was just over 12HP at the rear wheel with a 13 to 1 fuel aspect ratio with the 250injector on a 150 engine
So far I'm surprised to find at 5k KM I haven't done a valve adjustment yet. I do know that sometimes carbon deposit on the valves causes the valves to be pressed more open and causes more wear on the adjustment screws (as the tolerance will be lowered due to carbon deposit on the valve edges); so I made it a custom to put a bit of seafoam in the tank every oil change (every 1000km).
My ATM has been a true workhorse. I might want to save up for a better bike soon though, probably a ninja 300. Not into too heavy sports bikes, but I think I want to go the way of the ninja. They're all geared too short (for sports instead of cruising), and I like the looks of a ninja, but I prefer to cruise around rather than race. The Ninja has quite a large rear sprocket, that can be changed with a much smaller one. Might be an excellent replacement for my stock Chinese bikes.
[replyingto=scootnwinn]scootnwinn[/replyingto]He might have one of those front tire scrub drive electric motors running the OD at night,,so Ill never believe him,,thats why I bought my own..hehehe
Your not lost until you run out of gas.
2012 Taotao ATM 150(163)
60MM Taiwan BBK
Big Port Head with 12,000 RPM Springs
28.5mm NCY Aluminum Intake
13g Polygon Sliders
Progress Racing CDI
Mikuni High Flow Fuel Pump
Keihin 24mm Jetted 120
UNI POD modded air box
P&P Exhaust 1" Stainless Header free flowing
16/37 NCY Gears
Gates Power link
NCY 3RD Gen Blue Racing Clutch and Bell